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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
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.
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.