ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy graduate student Shayna McGill recently recevied the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM) Student Research Award for 2009.

The award is given once every two years to an investigator who is currently a full-time student enrolled in a M.D., Ph.D. or master's program and has demonstrated outstanding independent research in the field of aerosols.

Competition for this award is part of the biennial ISAM Congress. In addition to a cash award, the winner will be sponsored to the ISAM 2009 Congress and will commit to publish part of his/her work in the Journal of Aerosol Medicine.

McGill submitted an abstract based on her work using magnetic nanoparticles to enhance drug delivery through biological barriers, such as mucus and bacterial biofilms. 

Contact: Lauren Cruse, 272-3322