Read the fall 2018 issue of Longhorn Pharmacy Focus, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy’s magazine.
The Pharmacy Doctorate (Pharm.D.) is the entry-level professional degree program. The curriculum prepares future practitioners to provide patient-oriented pharmaceutical care in contemporary settings.
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Graduate study develops the intellectual breadth and specialized training necessary for careers in teaching, research or advanced professional practice.
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Pharm.D. Career Services offers resources to Pharm.D. students such as mock interviews with employers such as H-E-B and Kroger. Students are able to meet and ask questions with employers during Career Day and the Mini-Residency Showcase to see what positions or residency programs are available to them. This also gives employers an opportunity to meet with students and establish a good relationship with the College of Pharmacy.
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The college, in conjunction with clinical facilities throughout Texas, provides advanced professional training through practice residencies and clinical science fellowships. The college also provides life-long learning to licensed pharmacists through Continuing Pharmacy Education.
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Research in the college includes ground breaking work in fields such as drug addiction, cancer, infectious disease, toxicology, health outcomes research, drug delivery, drug design and more.
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15th Annual Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Research Day is April 17, 2019.
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NEWS, INFORMATION, & EVENTS
The College of Pharmacy treated its hardworking staff to a day at the movies for its annual Staff Appreciation Celebration. See who took home the 2019 College of Pharmacy Staff Excellence and Merit Awards.
M. Lynn Crismon has announced his plans to step down as dean of The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and return to the faculty. His transition will come after two accomplished terms and 13 years of distinguished leadership in the college. Dean Crismon will continue in his role until August 31, 2020. During that time the college and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost will assemble an advisory search committee to find a suitable successor.
A team of student pharmacists, Chelsea Griffin, Brooke Allison, Omar Fuentes, and Alex Cantu, is one of three finalists in the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2019 Good Neighbor Pharmacy Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.
A recent article in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) from College of Pharmacy professors Lucas Hill, Kirk Evoy, and Kelly Reveles emphasizes the pharmacist’s irreplaceable role in opioid harm reduction.
New research from the lab of Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology’s Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. may have discovered a way to repurpose an existing drug to fight the lethality of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections.
Faculty member Ashley Castleberry, Pharm.D., M.Ed. will become head of the college’s Pharmacy Practice Division. Her new role goes into effect on July 1, 2019.
The student pharmacists of the College of Pharmacy finally got to remove the “student” from their title as the Class of 2019 graduated from the Doctor of Pharmacy program during the college’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 24, 2019 in the university’s Bass Concert Hall.
College of Pharmacy alumnus Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos earned this year’s Graduate School Outstanding Alumni Award.
The 15th Annual Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day showcased undergraduates, Pharm.D. students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents presenting research abstracts and poster presentations.
On a rainy Saturday at the stadium, the College of Pharmacy hosted its annual Honors Day Convocation to recognize the outstanding academic efforts of its students who have achieved the university criteria for recognition as College Scholars, as well as previous degree holders who meet the Scholar’s criteria but are not included in the university ceremony.
The University of Texas at Austin’s Pharmacy Council honored the College of Pharmacy’s deserving faculty at its 2019 Teaching Excellence Awards. See who took home the top honors.
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Ashley Castleberry, Pharm.D. is a recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Emerging Teaching Scholar Award. The award is designed to recognize excellence of academic pharmacy faculty engaged in and/or supporting scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Pharmacology and Toxicology Professor Andrea C. Gore, Ph.D. recently received an impressive five-year RO1 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes for Health (NIH), for research to determine how PCBs cause dysfunctions in reproductive physiology and behavior.
Assistant Professor Dr. Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay‘s manganese regulation research was recently featured by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) as one of its Papers of the Month. The findings may be useful for the treatment for parkinsonism caused by manganese poisoning.
UT’s 2018 Pharm.D. graduates excel at two important licensure tests, the NAPLEX and MPJE, on the road to becoming pharmacists.
Each legislative year, Pharmacy Day at the Texas Capitol brings hundreds of pharmacy professionals to the Capitol grounds to make their voices heard. Members of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association’s (SNPhA) UT chapter gathered at the Texas Capitol to make full use of the day and advocate for the college and profession.
Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology Assistant Professor Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay M.B.B.S., Ph.D. was an investigator in recent research which found an inherited gene defect results in manganese poisoning inside cells, which leads to parkinsonism. The research was recently selected by has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to publicize as one of its funded studies of the month.
Professor Karen M. Vasquez, Ph.D. collaborated on a research paper exploring DNA fragility in the parallel evolution of pelvic reduction in stickleback fish. The report, which recently published in Science, shows that DNA regions, particularly the loss of pelvic hind fins in this species of fish, are genetic hot spots for rapid evolutionary changes. The study, whose lead researcher is Kathleen T. Xie from the Standard University School of Medicine and was conducted primarily in the lab of David M. Kingsley, can result in exciting new understandings of human evolution.