1979 to 1960

Historical Highlights: 1979 to 1960

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Part of the new course in clinical pharmacy, permitted fifth year students to spend time with staff physicians in treatment areas of the Student Health Center, Seton Hospital, and Brackenridge Hospital. Faculty members and students began to take part in a number of activities to educate the university and community concerning the problems of drug abuse. A new program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree was proposed and then implemented the following year. 

The Drug Dynamics Institute, an effort to coordinate research programs of interdisciplinary teams, flourished; and research funding of the college increased from $320,586 in 1973-74 to $1.18 million. 

The UT College of Pharmacy became the only pharmacy college in Texas to offer both the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The Texas Journal of Pharmacy published its first issue in Winter 1960 as a combined voice of the student body, faculty and alumni of the college. 

1979

The college joined the rest of the university in launching a fund-raising campaign to support faculty research through establishment of numerous endowed professorships.

1978

Interactive television instruction was inaugurated between the UT Austin and the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio campuses.

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1977

The UT College of Pharmacy became the only pharmacy college in Texas to offer both the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

1976

The Doctor of Pharmacy degree program received full accreditation.

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1975

The Drug Information Service expanded its services, and clinical pharmacokinetics activities were initiated. The DIS was renamed “Pharmacotherapy Office of Evidence-Based and Interprofessional Education” in 2014.

1974

The Drug Dynamics Institute, an effort to coordinate research programs of interdisciplinary teams, flourished; and research funding of the college increased from $320,586 in 1973-74 to $1.18 million for 1974-75.

1973

The educational programs for the B.S. degree were revised to emphasize clinical practice settings. A new program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree was proposed and then implemented the following year.

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1972

After an extensive search and more than 18 months of deliberation, James T. Doluisio was offered the position of dean. His appointment became effective in Summer 1973.

1971

Faculty members and students began to take part in a number of activities to educate the university and community concerning the problems of drug abuse. William J. Sheffield was named acting dean.

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1970

Part of the new course in clinical pharmacy, permitted fifth year students to spend time with staff physicians in treatment areas of the Student Health Center, Seton Hospital, and Brackenridge Hospital.

1969

Drastic revisions in the pharmacy curriculum occurred, including a new focus on the pharmacist as a provider of information rather than solely as a dispenser of drugs.

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1968

Student representatives were added to serve on the Committee on Curriculum and the Committee on Student Activities.

1967

Increased focus on research resulted in establishment of the Drug-Plastic Research Laboratory. Joseph Sprowls was named as dean.

1966

The Texas regional seminar series in pharmacy was established to bring postgraduate educational seminars to pharmacists in their own localities. C.C. Albers was named interim dean upon the retirement of Dean Worrell.

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1965

The first students from the five-year program graduated as the university maintained the five-year Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy as the single undergraduate pharmacy degree.

1964

Pharmacy faculty members completed an extensive review process which brought about revision of nearly every course in the curriculum.

1963

The Pharmacy Student Council was created to give pharmacy students an official voice in affairs pertaining to the college.

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1962

The first Industrial Pharmacy Conference, later renamed the International Industrial Pharmacy Conference, was held. Lee Frank Worrell was named dean of the College of Pharmacy.

1961

Under the direction of its chairman, C.R. Sublett, the Pharmaceutical Foundation enjoyed its most successful year since its inception, raising more than $18,000 from various sources.

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1960

The Texas Journal of Pharmacy published its first issue in Winter 1960 as a combined voice of the student body, faculty and alumni of the college. In part due to the considerable cost of production, it was discontinued in 1964.