Three OSU Students Receive AFPE Fellowships

Daniel Helfand
John WoodardJohn Woodard

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is proud to announce that graduate students John Woodard, Ben Naman and Victor Long III have received American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) pre-doctoral fellowships.

The AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program recognizes outstanding pre-doctoral students who have completed at least three semesters of graduate study to continue their studies and earn doctorates in the pharmaceutical sciences. Woodard, Naman and Long will all receive $6,500 stipends to aid with their current research projects.

Ben NamanBen Naman

Woodard earned his B.S. in exercise physiology from Florida State University. He is a member of the Fuchs Lab; his current research focuses on a total synthesis and derivatization of the natural product silvesterol to aid in cancer cell treatment.

Naman earned his B.S. in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the Kinghorn Lab; his research concentrates on projects related to treating leishmaniasis and isolating natural products for potential cancer chemotherapy.

Victor LongVictor Long

Long earned his B.S. in biochemistry from Virginia Polytech Institute and his PharmD from the University of Maryland Baltimore. He has been a member of OSU’s Translational Program since autumn 2011. His current research aims at discovering pharmacologic treatments for arrhythmias in heart failure patients through increasing efficacy and minimizing toxicities.

Annually, AFPE awards only 44 fellowships stipends like the ones Woodard, Naman and Long received.