One of our #pharmily members needs our help and support. in 2013, Anthony Berberich was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (LivingWithPSC.org), which is an autoimmune disease of the liver. His family recently shared that his condition has deteriorated to the end stage of liver disease and that he is in need of a liver transplant as soon as possible. Unfortunately, none of his immediate family meets the criteria to be a donor. They are searching for someone who is willing to share part of their liver (which does regrow) to save Anthony's life. The donor should be A+, A-, O+ or O-. They are asking people to share this information on their Facebook pages in the hopes of finding someone willing to help save Anthony’s life. For those interested in learning more about being a donor you can speak confidentially with a transplant team member at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at 412.647.5800 or visit http://upmc.com/services/transplant/liver/living-donor
Professor Usha Sambamoorthi will be the interim chairperson for the Pharmaceutical Systems & Policy Department at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy beginning in early June. School of Pharmacy Dean William Petros made the announcement this week.
The Office of Research and Graduate Education will be hosting an engaging session with the new Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Shelly Birdsong-Maddex. Shelly will join HSC faculty on behalf of the WVU Foundation to discuss partnerships and identifying funding opportunities beyond the traditional agencies.