Inhaled Niclosamide a Potential Effective Antiviral to Treat COVID-19

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September 29, 2020
Researchers in the lab of Dr. Hugh D.C. Smyth have released promising results of a new method to treat SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The antiviral niclosamide, when incorporated with human lysozyme as a carrier molecule, shows potential as an effective COVID-19 treatment when delivered directly to the airways.

Live Subject Testing Shows Promising Delivery Method for COVID-19 Antiviral Treatment

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September 23, 2020
Live subject testing results from the Williams Lab show that dry powder inhalation could be a potent and effective delivery method of the antiviral remdesivir to treat patients affected by COVID-19.

Mukhopadhyay Wins Research Excellence Award

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September 10, 2020
Associate Professor Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. wins the 2020 Co-op Research Excellence Award for Best Paper. The awards are presented each year by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the University Co-operative Society.

2020 Preceptors of the Year

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August 14, 2020
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.

Richburg Receives NIH Grant Award for Toxicant Injury Research

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August 10, 2020
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.

Samuel Poloyac Appointed Dean of UT Austin’s College of Pharmacy

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August 5, 2020
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.

Dry Powder Inhalation Could Be a Potent Tool in COVID-19 Antiviral Treatment

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July 28, 2020
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.

New AACP Policy Related to Structural Racism, Healthcare Equity, and Pharmacy Education

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July 17, 2020
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.

UT Pharmacy Hosts Virtual Discussion on Systemic Racism in the Age of COVID

Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. leads a virtual discussion on June 16, 2020.
July 17, 2020
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.

UT 3D Printing Labs Enter Patent License Agreement to Develop Digital 3D Drug Manufacturing and Advanced Drug Delivery Systems

Patient-centric 3D printing paradigm of medicines at the point-of-care.
July 17, 2020
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.