Alekha K. Dash, RPh, PhD

Alekha K. Dash, RPh, PhD

Alekha K. Dash, RPh, PhD

Professor
Endowed Chair, Holder of Gilbert F. Taffe, Jr. Endowed Chair
Chair, Chair, Department of Pharmacy Sciences, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
Associate Dean, Associate Dean for Research, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Sciences

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • School of Medicine

Teaching Activity

  • MPS 691 - Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar, 2014-Present
  • MPS 692 - Directed Independent Study - MPS Program - 1995-Present
  • MPS 693 - Directed Independent Research - MPS Program - 1995-Present
  • MPS 799 - Master's Thesis, 1995-Present
  • PHA 327 - Pharmaceutics II, 2001-2011

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • , 2013, 273-303
  • , 2013, 161-180
  • , 2013, 153-159
  • , 2013, 51-84
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Articles

  • , 54
  • , 27(9), 971-983
  • , 20
  • , 9(12), 849-855
  • , 19, 2543-2553
  • , 18(7), 2814-2823
  • , 18, 2291-2302
  • , 17(3), 640-651
  • , (9 pages)
  • , 16, 98-107
  • , 6, 27-39
  • , 7, 1863-1876
  • , 6, 437-448
  • , 6, 1397-1412
  • , 11, 392-401
  • , 26, 1963-1973
  • , 9, 198
  • , 26, 333-372
  • , 5, 358-366
  • , 33, 681-689
  • , 9, 486-493
  • , 43, 1796-1803
  • , 7, 53
  • , 93, 1804-1814
  • , 276, 83-92
  • , 32, 125-132
  • , 20, 21-57
  • , 29, 939-945
  • , 241, 293-299
  • , 91, 983-990
  • , 91, 708-718
  • , 90, 1593-1598
  • , 47, 611-615
  • , 213, 103-116
  • , 27, 379-381
  • , 27, 67-113
  • , 25, 209-242

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Design and Evaluation of Novel Drug Delivery Systems, Preformulation Studies, Solid-State Characterization of Drugs and Dosage Forms, Pharmaceutical Analysis Utilizing the Following Techniques: HPLC, GC, GC-MS, Thermoanalytical methods, IR, Powder X-ray Diffraction and Scanning Electron Microscopy, and Evaluation and Design of Dosage Forms for Nutraceuticals

Grant Funding Received

  • Dash, A.K., Development, validation and analysis of creatine and leucin in plasma samples, Phenolics LLC, Omaha, NE
  • Dash A.K. Omaha Family Foundation Award matching fund for the purchase of a GPC system
  • Dash, A.K., Disodium Phosphocreatine: Evaluation of its Physicochemical Properties and Permeabilitys, Phenolics LLC, Omaha, NE
  • Dash, A.K., Evaluation of Leucine Permeability Studies, Phenolics LLC, Omaha, NE
  • Dash A.K. Omaha Family Foundation Award for the purchase of ERWEKA–All Purpose R&D Equipment–Model AR 403
  • Dash A.K. Robert B. Daugherty Foundation Capital Project Award for the purchase of a LC-MS-MS (API 5500 Q-trap)
  • Dash, A.K., Thermal Analysis and Evaluation of Crystal Growth at a Low Temperature on Some Pet Care Products, Sergent’s Pet Care Products Co.
  • Dash, A.K. (Co-PI) and Venkatesh Govindarajan (PI), Acquired Resistance to Targeted Therapy in Mucinous Colorectal Cancers. LB595 Grant
  • Dash, A.K., Evaluation of Creatine Permeability Studies, Phenolics LLC, Omaha, NE
  • Dash, A.K., Evaluation of Various Chewable Tablet Formulations, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • Dash, A.K., Evaluation of Vacuant vs Enemeez, Alliance Labs LLC
  • Dash, A.K., Use of Pharmaceutics in the Development of Pet Care Products, Sergent’s Pet Care Products Co.
  • Dash, A.K. (CO-PI) and Govindarajan V., PMP: Biologic Foundations for New Treatment Option, National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD)
  • Dash, A.K., President’s Faculty Research Fund, Novel Skin-bound Melanoidins-Sunscreen a Delivery Approach to Melanoma Prevention
  • Dash, A.K., LB 692 New Initiatives Research Grant Program, State of Nebraska Cancer & Smoking Grant, Nanome™: A Novel Nanodelivery System for Tumor Targeting
  • Dash, A.K., Thermolife International, Creatine Nitrate solubility and stability

Awards and Honors

  • Diffusion Cell, 2020
  • US Patent 10,613,011, 2020
  • Academic Excellence Award-2019, Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP), India, 2020
  • Liposomal Drug Formulations with Light Illumination-Induced Drug Release, 2020
  • US Patent Application No. 15/237,826 - Non-Provisional Application Filed on 8/16/2016. Composition and Method for Preparing Multifunctional Targeting Complexes, Inventors Igor Meerovich, Alekha Dash and D. David Smith., 2016
  • Provisional Patent Application (#62397750) filled on 3/14/2016. Diffusion Cells, Inventors Daniel Munt and Alekha Dash., 2016
  • USAID Consultant to Armenia, 2013
  • Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kuwait University, 2012
  • Trademark registration (Reg. No. 3,687,057) on “NANOME™”. Registered on Sept 22, 2009., 2009
  • Healthway Pharmacy Technology, MD, 2008
  • Mucoadhesive Nanoparticles For Cancer Treatment (A. Dash and W. Trickler) Filled on October 26, 2006. Issued US Patent 20100323977., 2007
  • Hydroxyapatite Based Drug Delivery Implant for Cancer Treatment; US Patent # 6767550, July 2004., 2004
  • Foam-Film System with Antibacterial Properties and Methods for Reducing Bacterial Contamination in Animal Carcasses, Filed on November 15, 2003. International Application #: PCT/US04/038094., 2003