The College of Pharmacy is home to world-renowned researchers who are leading in their fields of study.
Cythia Carnes, PharmD, PhD
Dr. Carnes’ research is focused on furthering our understanding of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) with the goal of optimizing treatment. A particular focus of her program is understanding the underpinnings of arrhythmias occurring during heart failure. A second aspect of Dr. Carnes’ arrhythmia research program is developing and validating processes to improve clinical pharmacy services for patients on long-term antiarrhythmic medication therapy.
Dr. Carnes is also interested in junior faculty development with an emphasis on providing foundations for research independence in clinical and translational research. This work is supported in her role as director of the KL2 scholars program at the Ohio State Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
A. Douglas Kinghorn, PhD, DSc
The research in Dr. A. Douglas Kinghorn’s lab deals with the extraction, purification, and characterization of the chemical structures of biologically active substances of tropical plants. Examples of the use to society of these lead compounds are as potential cancer chemotherapeutic and chemopreventive agents, therapies for the tropical infectious disease leishmaniasis, and as sweetening and taste-modifying components of foods and beverages.
Katherine Kelley, PhD
Dr. Kelley publishes in the area of the scholarship of teaching, learning and assessment. This area of inquiry revolves around answering questions about whether students are learning and what teaching methods are effective. Dr. Kelley also publishes about assessment strategies and techniques.