Edward B. Roche, Ph.D.


Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy
University of Nebraska Medical Center
986025 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6025
402-559-4645 (Office)
402-559-9543 (Fax)

Teaching Activities:
Dr. Roche provides lectures and coordinates Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences, and provides lectures in Medicinal Chemistry I and II. At the graduate level, he lectures in Advanced Medicinal Chemistry.

Research Activities/Interests:
The Research interests of Dr. Roche include the design, synthesis, and evaluation of compounds for the study of opiate receptors and other CNS drug-receptors. Dr. Roche spent 23 years as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs which has lead to an interest in educational research and student learning.

Representative Publications:

  1. Roche, V.F.; Roche, E.B.; and Nagel, D.L.; The Synthesis and Structural Verification of Novel Olefinic Derivatives of Bicyclo[2.2.2]octane. Intermediates in the Synthesis of Bridge Morphinan-like Compounds. J. Org. Chem. 47: pp. 1368-1371. 1982
  2. Roche, V.F.; Roche, E.B.; Nagel, D.L.; and McPhail, A.T.; Studies in the Synthesis of C-Ring Bridged Morphinans 2. The Synthesis and Structural Verification of a Novel 3,11c-Ethano-10-Hydroxy-6-Methyl-1,2,3,3a,11b,11c- Hexahydroaporphine. J. Org. Chem. 49: pp.3881-3887. 1984
  3. Roche, V.F.; Roche, E.B.; Lemcke, P.K.; Wire, W.S.; and Burks, T.F.; Assessment of the in Vivo and in Vitro Opioid Activity of Bridged Hexahydroaporphine and Isoquinoline Molecules. J. Med. Chem. 33: pp. 245-248. 1990
  4. Saha, S.L.; Zhan, G.; Tang, L.; Opere, C.; Roche, E.B.; Camras, C.B.; Ohia, S.E.; and Roche, V.F.; Bicyclic Derivatives of Hexahydroaporphine: Novel Agents that Lower Intraocular Pressure. J. Ocular Pharmacol. & Ther. 13(6): pp. 497-505. 1997
  5. Roche, V.F.; Davis, P.J.; Pankaskie, M.C.; Currie, B.L.; Roche, E.B.; Sindelar, R.D.; Wynn, J.E.; Zito, S.W.; The Status of Chemistry Content in the Professional Pharmacy Curriculum: Results of a National Survey. Amer J. Pharm. Ed. 64(3): pp. 239-250. 2000
  6. Scott, D.M.; Robinson, D.H.; Augustine, S.C.; Roche, E.B.; Ueda, C.T.; Development of a Professional Pharmacy Outcomes Assessment Plan Based on Student Abilities and Competencies. Amer. J. Pharm. Ed., 66 (4): pp. 357-364. 2002

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Dr. Roche