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David J. Riback Fellowship for PharmD Students

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Riback Summer PharmD Research Fellowship Program

human cells The David J. Riback Research Pre-doctoral Fellowships in the UIC College of Pharmacy are funded by an endowment created by Aaron E. Kaplan (Baccalaureate of Science in Pharmacy, 1947) in honor of his uncle, David (Graduate in Pharmacy, 1927). Funds from this endowment support intensive, short-term research training for PharmD students under the supervision of a College of Pharmacy faculty mentor.

Riback Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend to pursue research training in the summer for 10 weeks on a full-time basis. An additional $1,000 is awarded to the mentor for research supplies. At the end of the training period, Fellows submit a brief (4 pages maximum) research report and are required to present their results during the annual College of Pharmacy Research Day the following winter. To see previous Riback Award Recipients, visit this page.

Application deadline is generally in late March/early April, and application instructions are posted in January.

Congratulations to 2014 Riback Fellowship Recipients

Taha Taha
Identification of potential targets for novel HBV therapies
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Mentor: Pavel Petukhov

Matthew Deraedt
Assessment of small molecule production of actinomycete communities across Lake Huron
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Mentor: Brian Murphy

Surafel Mulugeta
Identifying and validating markers to predict severity of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Larry Danziger

Josephine Kochou
Health care provider related factors that influence adoption of anticoagulation self-monitoring in a minority population
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Edith Nutescu

Daniel Gratie
Impact of a Pharmacist Guided Pharmacogenetics Service on Prediction of Warfarin Stable Dose
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Edith Nutescu