The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and the ongoing fight against COVID-19


May 5, 2020

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As the COVID-19 pandemic swept Ohio, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy faculty, staff and students sprung into action to accommodate distance learning, research treatments for the novel coronavirus and continue providing excellent patient-centered care in the community.

Here are just a few of the stories of how Pharmacy Buckeyes have taken action during the pandemic. This list will be updated as more related stories are published.

COP Researcher Receives UniversityDr. Dan Shu Funding For COVID-19 Early Detection Project

The Ohio State University’s Office of Research announced details of the final round of funding to boost research in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including research from the College of Pharmacy.

Dan Shu, PhD, research associate professor in the Division of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology, is leading a project to develop a rapid, convenient and low-cost alternative for the early diagnosis of COVID-19 through the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 antigen.

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SherriffCollege of Pharmacy Adapts to COVID-19 While Continuing Care at Practice Sites

The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has put a spotlight on the pharmacists and other health care workers fighting to stave off the spread of infection and treat patients. Community pharmacies, hospitals and clinics have adapted their practices to conform to social distancing restrictions and take proper precautions in order to keep treating patients safely. For The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy faculty, staff members and residents involved in pharmacy practice, the coronavirus has presented unprecedented challenges – and invaluable educational opportunities. 

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Yizhou DongCollege of Pharmacy Researcher Working to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

Yizhou Dong, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology, has been determinedly working on a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 in response to the pandemic that has shuttered countries around the world.

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Outpatient pharmacyPharmacists Provide Care During COVID-19 Outbreak

Pharmacists and student pharmacists are on the frontlines responding to the coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) pandemic. As cases grow exponentially in the United States and around the world, citizens continue to converge on their community pharmacies for supplies and medications. As other businesses have been mandated to close their doors, pharmacies remain open—with caring pharmacists, students and staff ready to help.

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Katie and JulieExperiential Education Team Shows Extraordinary Commitment to Support Students During Time of Uncertainty

As the COVID-19 pandemic has upturned daily life for people throughout the country and across the globe, students, faculty and staff at academic institutions have had to make major adjustments to how they learn, teach and work. Adjusting to this new virtual academic environment has been challenging for students and faculty alike. Complicating it even more has been the uncertainty over graduation and residency requirements for our students. Fortunately for professional students in the College of Pharmacy (COP), members of the Experiential Education team have worked tirelessly to provide additional assistance and peace of mind to students in the home stretch of their academic tenure.

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