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Read the fall 2019 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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16th Annual Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Research Day is April 15, 2020.
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NEWS, INFORMATION, & EVENTS
P4 students in each of the college’s five experiential regions chose a local Preceptor of the Year for 2020 based on their rotations during the 2019-20 academic year. Past recipients of the Wm. Arlyn Kloesel Preceptor of the Year award declared Kristin Janzen, Pharm.D. this year’s winner.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies John H. Richburg, Ph.D. received notice from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarding him a research grant for a five-year term. The NIH’s grant award for Dr. Richburg’s research totals $2,694,316.
The University of Texas at Austin has named Dr. Samuel Poloyac the next dean of the College of Pharmacy. He will begin serving October 15. Poloyac is a professor of pharmaceutical sciences and the associate dean for graduate and postdoctoral programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He will succeed M. Lynn Crismon, who served as dean for 13 years of distinguished leadership in the college.
Dean M. Lynn Crismon addresses a recent social media post featuring a letter from 1951 denying admission of an African-American applicant to The University of Texas College of Pharmacy based upon the color of the person’s skin.
Researchers in the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, led by Robert O. (Bill) Williams III, plan to use their novel thin-film-freezing technology to deliver remdesivir through dry powder inhalation, potentially making COVID-19 antiviral treatment more potent, easier to administer, and more broadly available.
Assistant Professor Mo Maniruzzaman’s Pharmaceutical Engineering and 3D Printing (PharmE3D) labs have entered an agreement with UK-based CoM3D to develop digital 3D drug manufacturing and advanced drug delivery systems.
In addition to numerous statements, resources, and ways to support Black, Indigenous and People of Color, UT College of Pharmacy Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. hosted a long overdue virtual forum discussion on June 16 that synthesized these many feelings and concerns.
On July 16, 2020, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) House of Delegates passed two policies related to structural racism, healthcare equity, and pharmacy education.
Join UT’s Dell Medical School and a panel of UT Austin experts that includes Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology Head Karen Vasquez, Ph.D. to discuss our latest developments in cancer detection, treatment, and care. Register now for the webinar on July 29 at 2 p.m. CT.
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) releases a message from national pharmacy associations to take a stand against racial injustice.
Dean Crismon announces the “Help Us Help” campaign. Please consider “adopting” one or more new P1 student pharmacists with a $200 gift that will pay for their pharmacy practice lab supplies. It is one way that you can make an uncertain time more certain for new student pharmacists.
A Juneteenth message from College of Pharmacy Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D.
Dean M. Lynn Crismon speaks about the the tragic death of George Floyd, the unrest facing the nation, and the College of Pharmacy’s continued support of unity, inclusion, and support for the community.
Pharmacy Council addresses the unrest in the country and affirms its support of the Black community and ensuring that all pharmacy faculty, students, and staff feel safe and welcome on our campus.
UT diversity officers, including College of Pharmacy Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D., offer their support and solidarity to the Black community and everyone at The University of Texas at Austin.
Though student pharmacists couldn’t gather at Bass Concert Hall to celebrate their big day, they still got to remove the “student” from their title as the Class of 2020 graduated from the Doctor of Pharmacy program during the college’s virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 23, 2020.
Join us on Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. CT as we honor the graduating Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2020 during our virtual commencement ceremony.
Read the spring 2020 edition of DiversiTEA Corner, the newsletter from Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. about topics and events regarding inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the UT College of Pharmacy. This semester’s topics include the Diversity Roundtable Series, Black History Month Movie Night, interdepartmental cooperation, and tips for self care while social distancing.
Dean M. Lynn Crismon announces a generous anonymous planned gift pledged to the UT College of Pharmacy in a video addressed to the community.
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. addresses the trend of “othering” during COVID-19, and reaffirms the College of Pharmacy’s commitment to inclusion and equity.
Pharmacy Council announced the winners of 2020’s Teaching Excellence Awards for the College of Pharmacy’s hardworking faculty. Student pharmacists of all levels nominated their favorite teachers, and Pharmacy Council declared the winner.
UT College of Pharmacy students Waverly Yang and Shiyu (Serene) Zhang took top prizes at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Foundation’s eLearning Days. The web-based poster hall took place April 20-24, 2020 and showcased 125 posters that were to be presented at the AMCP 2020 Annual Meeting.
The United States Public Health Service selected UT student pharmacist Mandy Renfro as as top 10 award recipient of its distinguished Excellence in Pharmacy Public Health Award.
Despite social distancing, researchers were still able to participate in the 16th Annual Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day. Lectures, poster presentations, and abstracts were presented remotely to virtual attendees. See which abstracts took top awards during the online event.
To meet the need to develop methods to make drugs more soluble and usable, the Maniruzzaman Lab teamed up with Advanced Material Development (AMD) to address challenges with the reduction in quantity of new drugs coming to market.
Mo Maniruzzaman‘s Pharmaceutical Engineering and 3D Printing (PharmE3D) Lab is 3D-printing face shields to meet PPE demands at UT health institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An update from Dean M. Lynn Crismon regarding the College of Pharmacy’s transition to remote learning and efforts to learn, research, graduate, and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A team of researchers in the college, led by Robert O. (Bill) Williams III and Hugh D. Smyth, is investigating varying methods of drug delivery to repurpose existing drugs in order to treat and prevent serious COVID-19 virus symptoms in patients.
Please give to The University of Texas at Austin’s emergency fund to help students in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The President’s Office at UT will match all donations up to $2 million.
A message from Dean M. Lynn Crismon regarding the College of Pharmacy’s actions moving forward with regard to COVID-19.
The UT College of Pharmacy will receive the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) 2019-2020 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award for its significant commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research that go beyond the traditional service role of academic pharmacy.
Researchers in the lab of Dr. Maria Croyle have developed a peelable lightweight film that stabilizes biologics, is inexpensive, and withstands extreme temperature changes. The technology has already demonstrated proof of concept for model Ebola and H1N1 vaccines, and may prove an effective method of delivery for future treatments, such as for coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The College of Pharmacy has launched a campaign to encourage 12 planned gifts over the next 12 months. Planned giving is an essential part of assuring that our future is a positive one. Make your mark on the pharmacy world with your support.
Fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy candidate Lindsey Loera earned a travel award for participation in the upcoming annual meeting of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) in Dallas, Texas, April 26-29, 2020. Loera will present her poster “Description of a Novel Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Addiction Medicine.”
Pharm.D. candidate Mandy Renfro will also present at CPNP for the research “Lofexidine for Acute Opioid Withdrawal: A Clinical Case Series.”
Health Outcomes Professor Carolyn Brown, Ph.D. was one of five accomplished faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin to be inducted into the first cohort of the Provost’s Distinguished Service Academy (DSA).
Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Lucas G. Hill was awarded the American Pharmacists Association’s (APhA) prestigious Generation Rx Award of Excellence. The award recognizes a pharmacist that has demonstrated a commitment to the mission of substance abuse education.
Head of the Division of Pharmacotherapy Dr. Christopher R. Frei earned the College of Pharmacy’s inaugural Faculty Mentoring Award for his tireless work mentoring fellow faculty to ensure their academic success.
The Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology’s Dr. Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay led research focused on how brain manganese is regulated by activity of the gene SLC30A10 in the digestive system. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) named it one of 2019’s Papers of the Year.
College of Pharmacy Professor and Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Head Robert O. (Bill) Williams has been named one of the National Academy of Inventors Fellows for 2019, joining a prestigious list of 168 academic inventors from around the world. He is the only faculty member from UT Austin to be inducted into this year’s Fellows Program.
Read the inaugural issue of DiversiTEA Corner, the newsletter from Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. about topics and events regarding inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the UT College of Pharmacy.
Happy holidays from everyone at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy! Watch a special video message from the college.
A new article in Science by Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology researchers Kimberly Nixon, Ph.D. and Regina Mangieri, Ph.D. gives perspective on the possible origins for compulsive consumption of alcohol.
Andrea C. Gore, Ph.D., professor in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, was awarded the 2019 Civitatis Award. Established in 1997 to honor outstanding citizenship at The University of Texas at Austin, the award is conferred upon a member of the faculty for dedicated and meritorious service to the university above and beyond the regular expectations for teaching, research, and writing.
Faculty and students at the college recently published an article in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) outlining the efforts of student pharmacists at the college to detail naloxone availability at community pharmacies across Texas.
Dean M. Lynn Crismon participated in a committee report from the National Academy of Medicine regarding clinician burnout and methods to improve professional well-being. Read news coverage and access the full report.
The college now has a CARE counselor located on site. Gretchen Rees, LCSW-S, offices on the second floor of the pharmacy building to offer counseling services to students in need of support regarding self-care, test anxiety, mindfulness, assisting students in distress, mindfulness, stress reduction, and more.
College of Pharmacy alumni, faculty, students, staff, and well-wishers met for the 2019 Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony. The Alumni Reception and Award Ceremony was presented in conjunction with the 67th Annual Pharmacy Practice Seminar (PPS).
Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. introduces herself as the new Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.
The College of Pharmacy is proud to introduce its newest crop of faculty starting in the 2019-2020 academic year.
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.