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USP awards 6 fellowships for the 2007-2008 term

US Pharmacopeia

Rockville, MD, September 27, 2007 -- The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) is pleased to announce the six awardees of its 2007-2008 fellowship program. USP fellows are graduate students enrolled in chemistry, pharmacy and other health care and scientific programs. Students at colleges and universities around the world are eligible to apply for the program.

The 2007-2008 recipients are:

  • Steven Allmon, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
    Area of Research -- One- and two-dimensional superheated water chromatographies

  • Kristyn Greco, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
    Area of Research -- Establishment of best practices in dissolution testing for drug salts that undergo solvent mediated conversion

  • Leticia R. Moczygemba, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    Area of Research -- The impact of pharmacist provision of medication therapy management on medication-related problems in the elderly

  • Leonard Nyadong, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.
    Area of Research -- Desorption ionization mass spectrometry without sample preparation for direct and rapid quality control of antimalarials and antivirals at risk of being counterfeited

  • Xiaoping Li, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
    Area of Research -- Separation of botanical dietary supplement and pharmaceutical drugs with fast, comprehensive two-dimensional liquid chromatography

  • Connie M. Remsberg, Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.
    Area of Research -- Analysis and content uniformity of selected polyphenols in nutraceutical products

"USP is proud to support the next generation of researchers and health care providers with our annual fellowship awards," said Roger L. Williams, M.D., executive vice president and CEO of USP. "The 2007-2008 recipients have demonstrated enormous promise in their areas of research, and are well deserving of this distinction."

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About the USP Fellowship Program

USP's fellowship program supports research in the areas of drug standards and their use. Each student receives a $25,000 award for participating in the program. A portion of this is used to help support the fellow and the costs of the research he or she conducts. The fellows will present posters of their work at USP's 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting in Kansas City, Mo.

Since the program's inception in 1981, USP has invested more than $3.1 million in 200 fellowship awards. For more information, please email mediarelations@usp.org.

USP--Advancing Public Health Since 1820

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