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Researcher Stories

Get to know the PhRMA Foundation’s award recipients.

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Treating Opioid Use Disorder With a Novel Class of Drugs

Swarup Mitra, PhD, received a 2023 Faculty Starter Grant in Drug Discovery for his research on treatments for opioid use disorder.

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Engineering Nanoparticles for Spinal Cord Injury Regeneration

PhRMA Foundation awardee Leora Goldbloom-Helzner is engineering small nanoparticles to deliver regenerative treatment to spinal cord injury sites.

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Designing Novel Organic Compounds as Anti-Seizure Drugs

Rhashanda Haywood, a PhD student at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, aims to develop novel drugs to minimize seizure frequency for epilepsy patients.

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Incorporating Equity Into Health Care Value Assessment

Surachat Ngorsuraches, PhD, an associate professor in Auburn University’s Harrison College of Pharmacy, received a 2023 PhRMA Foundation Mid-Career Faculty Grant in Value Assessment and Health Outcomes Research for his research to exploring a value assessment method that captures patient preferences while incorporating equity considerations.

Awardee Spotlight

Rogerio A. Bataglioli, PhD

  • Virginia Tech

“The PhRMA Foundation Fellowship will provide me the flexibility to advance my research on bacteriophage engineering for treating chronic gastrointestinal diseases. It will be an honor to participate in this talented and vibrant scientific community.”