A Holiday Message from Dean Sam Poloyac

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December 4, 2020
Watch and read a special video holiday message from UT College of Pharmacy Dean Samuel M. Poloyac.

Williams Wants to Turn COVID-19 Vaccine into Powder to Help with Storage and Distribution

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November 25, 2020
Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Professor Robert O. (Bill) Williams III, Ph.D. talks to CBS Austin about the potential for his thin film freezing technology to increase the shelf life of COVID-19 vaccines when they become available.

Ginsburg Appointed to Leadership Texas

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November 19, 2020
Dr. Diane Ginsburg has been accepted into the Leadership Texas 2021 class by Leadership Women, Inc. She will represent The University of Texas at Austin during Leadership Texas sessions through November 2021.

Help ATX Science Olympiad Launch Urban Schools Initiative

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November 17, 2020
UT Science Olympiad, an undergraduate-led nonprofit organization dedicated to science outreach in Central Texas and around the country, has partnered with the College of Pharmacy to launch the Scaffolding Success Program, a STEM mentorship program for middle and high school students. Donate to the HornRaiser crowdfunding campaign by December 9, 2020 to help launch its Urban Schools Initiative.

Cherish Taylor Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition

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November 13, 2020
Neuroscience graduate student Cherish Taylor took home the top prize in the Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis competition. Taylor is a graduate student in the lab of Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. in the College of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

DiversiTEA Corner, Fall 2020

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November 6, 2020
Read the fall 2020 edition of DiversiTEA Corner, the newsletter about inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the UT College of Pharmacy. This semester’s topics include the college's HEED award, virtual seminars, reporting a bias incident, the Pharmacy Initiative Leaders (PILs), transgender pharmacy patients, and many more.

Peppas to Receive Prestigious Oesper Award in Honor of Contributions to Chemistry

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November 4, 2020
Nicholas A. Peppas, Sc.D. has been honored with the 2020 Oesper Award from the University of Cincinnati’s Chemistry Department and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society for his outstanding accomplishments in and contributions to science. The award recognizes his work in biomaterials, drug delivery, bionanotechnology, and nanomaterials.

Picture a Scientist Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

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October 30, 2020
The College of Pharmacy collaborates with the College of Natural Sciences, Cockrell School of Engineering, and the Jackson School of Geosciences to offer special screenings of the recently released documentary Picture a Scientist, accompanied by a panel discussion on November 11 that will include, among others, Dr. Nancy Hopkins, MIT professor emerita and one of the women whose story is told in the movie.

In Remembrance of Dr. Ted Mills

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October 23, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edward (Ted) Mills, Ph.D., associate professor in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Bergen Brunswig Corporation Centennial Fellow.

H-E-B Opens New Pharmacy on UT Austin Campus

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October 21, 2020
“H-E-B has been an innovator in community pharmacy practice in Texas. The UT College of Pharmacy has a long history of collaboration with H-E-B, including training the next generation of pharmacists through internships, experiential rotations, and post-graduate residencies,” said Dean Samuel M. Poloyac. “The opening of the new pharmacy on the UT Austin campus is a wonderful opportunity to enhance our partnership. We are excited to work together on this new endeavor.”