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RXcellence. May 2019

Alumni Event
Meet Incoming Dean Professor Kishor Wasan
Join us at our U of T Pharmacy Alumni Night to meet incoming Dean Dr. Kishor Wasan.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

*The event is complimentary for alumni and donors*

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Alumni Networking and Education Series
Join us for light refreshments, networking, and presentations by Dr. Lisa Dolovich (Ontario College of Pharmacists Professor in Pharmacy Practice, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy) and Smita Patil (Director, Professional Services, Retail Banner Services, McKesson Canada), as they present an academic and business perspective on the Future of Pharmacy.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

*The event is complimentary for alumni and donors and $10 for guests.*

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Staffing Announcement
Meet Tara O’Leary – our new Alumni Relations Manager
We are excited to welcome Tara to the Advancement and Alumni Relations Team.

She looks forward to expanding our Alumni Relations programing through value-added events and engaging alumni opportunities. She will also be overseeing our class giving and planned giving portfolios at the Faculty.

Please feel free to reach out to Tara at 416-946-3147 or with any alumni related inquiries or to just say “hi.”

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Donor Impact
Donor Q&A
Tom Kontio, 9T3
“I was so fortunate to have had the chance to go to U of T that I wanted to ensure its pharmacy programs are there for future students,” says 9T3 alumnus and donor Tom Kontio. “Being a pharmacist has given me so much, I just wanted to say thank you in a tangible way.”

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Class of 2T2 White Coat Ceremony

Professor Ray Reilly and graduate student Valerie Facca at work at the Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology, where U of T scientists are finding new ways to battle cancers considered incurable.
If you could help prolong the life of someone you love, how far would you go?
Every year, more than 10,000 Canadians die of three cancers that are currently considered incurable: pancreatic, ovarian and metastatic breast cancer.

Our team of researchers at the Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology (CPO) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is tackling these three devastating diseases, using novel approaches to identify and attack cancer cells.

The work we are doing is expensive, painstaking and labour-intensive. And breakthroughs can’t happen without your help.

Your gift today will help us make discoveries that get new drugs in the hands of oncologists that extend the lives of patients.

Please give and join our effort today. Together, we can change the future of cancer treatment.

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Research Impact
U of T launches PRiME, a precision medicine initiative
University Professor Shana Kelley has launched the Precision Medicine Initiative at U of T (PRiME), a new cross-institutional, multi-faculty effort that will leverage the university's excellence in pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, physical sciences and engineering.

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Scientists ‘reverse engineer’ brain cancer cells to find new targets for treatment
Associate Dean of Research Stéphane Angers, along with researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Calgary have ‘reverse engineered’ glioblastoma stem cells to uncover potential targets to treat the devastating form of brain cancer.

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Our Alumni
9T9 Alumna Kathy Vu talks passion for patient safety
Advocating for the importance of pharmacist professional development, Kathy Vu, Director, PharmD for Pharmacists, shares her passion for ensuring safe and effective patient care.

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Our Students
Reimagining medication adherence with MedMe

Reimagining medication adherence with MedMe
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy students Antony Choi and Jakov Krezic, with their co-founders Purya Sarmadi and Sam Lee, developed MedMe, a proposed medication adherence platform that pairs a portable smart pill box and easy-to-use mobile app.

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Alumni Reunion Event
Class of 2T2 White Coat Ceremony

U of T Health Sciences Fair
Saturday June 1, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Donnelly Atrium Centre

Are there young people in your life who are curious about a future career as a nurse, doctor, pharmacist, kinesiologist, policy analyst or researcher?

Bring them along to the U of T Health Sciences Fair at Alumni Reunion on June 1 to meet with alumni and students.

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Upcoming Events
Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology Symposium

The Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology (CPO) hosted its third annual symposium.

This year’s theme was Immunotherapy: Recruiting the Immune System to Fight Cancer and brought together a renowned international panel of immunotherapy experts who spoke on its biological basis, clinical trails, efficacy, economics and more.

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Alumni Networking and Education Series: Biosimilars and Beyond

We hosted our first inaugural Alumni Networking and Education Series Event – Thanks to Dr. Eitan Amir’s for presenting on Biosimilars Oncology and Beyond.

Check out his presentation slides and photos of the event.

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Education Opportunities
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy teams up with School of Continuing Studies
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy has partnered with the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies to deliver the Continuing Professional Development program (CPD), as well as administration and registration support for the International Pharmacy Graduate Program (IPG).

To learn more about upcoming courses, visit the link below!

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Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology Seminar Series
The Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology (CPO) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy offers seminar/speaker series open to alumni and donors.

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Centre for Practice Excellence Speaker Series
The Centre for Practice Excellence (CPE) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy offers seminar/speaker series open to alumni and donors.

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We want to hear from you!
Stories, updates, publications, upcoming class reunion notices are welcome at
Mailing Address
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building
144 College Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3M2

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