Ronald T. and Pamela K. Borchardt Travel Fellowships

The Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network (GPEN) was founded in 1996 and incorporated on November 10, 1998 by Professor Ronald T. Borchardt and the faculty of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas. GPEN, Inc. was created for the sole purpose of fostering and facilitating cultural exchanges and international scientific exchanges in the pharmaceutical sciences.

GPEN sponsors a biennial meeting for graduate students and postdocs from universities from more than 50 member and associate member academic institutions around the world.

The Ronald T. and Pamela K. Borchardt Travel Fellowships are awarded annually to students of member institutions to do collaborative research at the host university in support of facilitating global research collaborations within GPEN member universities.



Lloyd Wei Tat Tang, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Advisor: Dr. Eric Chun Yong Chan
  • Topic:  CYP3A4-mediated Metabolism of Tucatinib 
  • Host: Dr. Klarissa Jackson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA


Minzhi Yu, University of Michigan, USA

  • Advisor: Dr. Anna Schwendeman
  • Topic: Biorelevant In Vitro Release Conditions for Leuprolide PLGA Microspheres 
  • Host: Christel Bergström, University of Uppsala, Sweden


Jasleen K. Sodhi, University of California San Francisco, USA

  • Advisor: Dr. Leslie Benet
  • Topic: Investigating the Clinical Significance of Proposed Organic Anion Transporter 2 (OAT2) Substrates
  • Host: Dr. Janne Backman, University of Helsinki, Finland