June 01, 2009
Further enriching St. John’s University’s quality academics, St.
John’s College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions brought
together pharmacy scholars and industry leaders at its Third Annual
Dr. Charles I. Jarowski Industrial Pharmacy Symposium held at
Taffner Field House on May 19, 2009. The symposium is named in
honor of Charles I. Jarowski, Ph.D., who joined the St. John’s
University faculty in 1969, rose to the rank of full professor and
distinguished university scholar and has since retired. A
renowned pharmaceutical scientist and researcher with a world-wide
reputation in his field, Dr. Jarowski has authored more than 50
scientific publications and pharmaceutical patents.
symposium’s 80 participants included students, researchers and
engineers working in the field of industrial pharmacy. The theme of
the symposium, “Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Processing,” was
explored by six presenters who are all leaders in their field.
Their presentations are listed below.
“Drug Development and Manufacturing in
the 21st Century”
Salah U. Ahmed, Ph.D., President and CEO of Abon
“Critical Parameters in High Shear and
Fluid Bed Granulations”
David Ellis, B.S., Technical Services Engineer, Glatt Air
“Trends and Recent Advances in Compression
and Tabletting Sciences”
Colleen E. Ruegger, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Development Unit Head,
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
“Hot Melt Extrusion: Theory and Pharmaceutical
Ashlesh (Ash) Seth, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Schering-Plough
“Recent Applications of Melt Granulation
Technology: Development of High-Dose Tablets and Continuous
Abu T. M. Serajuddin, Ph.D., Professor, Department of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. John’s University
“Quality by Design: Recent Progress in FDA
Mansoor Khan, Ph.D., R.Ph., Director, Division of Product Quality
Research, Food and Drug Administration
Shilpa Tikekar, a College of Pharmacy and Allied Health
Professions student currently in her first year of the Ph.D.
program, said of the symposium, “Although we’ve touched upon some
of these topics in our classes, this symposium gave me the
opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge about the areas.”
Louis Trombetta, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health
Professions, closed the symposium and thanked the presenters for
sharing their knowledge. Dr. Trombetta also thanked the symposium’s
moderators including Dileep Bhagwat, Ph.D., Senior Vice President,
Epi Cept Corp.; Wanatee Phuapradit, Ph.D., Senior Director, Teva
U.S.A.; Navnit Shah, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Leader,
Hoffman-La Roche; and Mahendra G. Shah, Chairman and CEO, Next Wave
Robert A. Mangione, Dean, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health
Professions, then gave each presenter a plaque honoring their
participation in the Third Annual Dr. Charles I. Jarowski
Industrial Pharmacy Symposium.
For more information, or to participate in the next symposium,
please contact Mr. William Malone, Director of Continuing
Professional Education, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health
Professions at 718-990-5796 or email@example.com.