December 4, 2006

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Albuquerque, UNM - University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy (UNM COP) faculty member Yubin Miao, PhD was awarded a research grant by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

The award, made through the AACP New Investigators Program (NIP) for pharmacy faculty, supports the career of a new pharmacy faculty member by providing start-up funding research. Eligible investigators are assistant professors in the first five years of an academic appointment in a pharmacy school accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Dr. Miao received a grant to support his research in melanoma detection. He was one of 13 college of pharmacy faculty in the country selected for the award.

The award is supported by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE). NIP has been funding faculty research since 1986.

The AACP is a national organization whose mission is to serve its member colleges, schools and their faculty by acting as their advocate on a national level. The association is committed to education and scholarship for improving drug therapy. For more information, visitwww.aacp.org