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mRNA and DNA Therapies: Current and Future Applications



Zhengrong Cui, PhD
Professor of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
Alfred and Dorothy Mannino Fellow in Pharmacy

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the mechanism of action of mRNA therapies and how they differ from DNA therapies.
  • Examine the current and future applications of these therapies in healthcare.
  • Discuss potential ethical considerations with mRNA or DNA therapies.

Activity Description

This program consists of 1 video and downloadable resources in PDF format.  To begin, take the ungraded pre-test for the module below.  Review the video and handout(s), then complete the post-test ( > 70% within 5 attempts) and evaluation. CPE credit will automatically upload to CPE Monitor (allow 7 days). 
 

Continuing Education Credit
 
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This online activity is approved for 0.100 CEUs (1.00 contact hour) of continuing education credit. In order to receive 1.00 contact hour of CE credit, the participant must complete the online pre-test (ungraded), watch the included video in its entirety, pass the online post-test ( > 70% within 5 attempts), and complete the online evaluation.  Upon successful completion of the course evaluation, continuing pharmacy education credits will automatically be uploaded to CPE Monitor (allow 7 days). 
Please make sure NABP profile ID and date of birth (month/year) are entered correctly under learner's profile in this system.
 

 

Fee

$10.00

CE Hours

1.00

CE Units

0.100

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists

 

 

 

mRNA and DNA Therapies: Current and Future Applications

About the Faculty

Zhengrong Cui, PhD
Professor of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
Alfred and Dorothy Mannino Fellow in Pharmacy

Zhengrong Cui is a Professor at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), College of Pharmacy, Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery. His research interests lie in pharmaceutical drug and vaccine delivery. He also has extensive experience in freeze drying of biologics and their needle-free delivery. Dr. Cui published extensively in the fields of pharmaceutics, vaccinology, and nanotechnology, including numerous peer-reviewed research papers, review papers, and book chapters. He is a co-inventor on many patents and patent applications. He serves as an editor to International Journal of Pharmaceutics, and as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals as well as national and international funding agencies. Dr. Cui teaches Biopharmaceutics to professional Doctor of Pharmacy students and Advanced Biopharmaceutics to graduate students and is a UT Austin Provost’s Teaching Fellow. Dr. Cui holds a Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Disclosure:  Zhengrong Cui does not have any relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies (as defined by the Standards for Integrity and Independence).


 

Activity Number

0067-0000-21-150-H01-P/T

Release Date: Sep 12, 2021
Credit Expiration Date: Sep 12, 2023

CE Hours

1.00