College of Pharmacy Renal Defense ResearchWith $1.6 million in new research funding from the National Institutes of Health, UHCOP Professor Tahir Hussain is investigating a novel drug target to protect kidney health in the obese population. Commanding CompetitorsUHCOP PharmD students won three competition titles, as well as two Honorable Mentions, in the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Skills and Disease State Management competitions. National Finalists in AMCP Chapter ChallengeThe UHCOP Chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy placed second in the Chapter Challenge and one of a select few to present at the Chapter Leadership Academy at the AMCP national meeting in April. NIH Gets Behind Adherence ProjectUHCOP's Susan Abughosh has received a $459,000 National Institutes of Health research grant in effort to boost patient medication adherence through PharmD student interventions. Houston Program PropsTwo Houston Program residents/master's students, and a founding member of the program, reaped top honors at the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists annual meeting in April.