UT Pharmacy Students Reflect on the Pandemic, Look to the Future

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December 1, 2021
UT student pharmacists Kailee Marikar, Sadaf Helforoosh, Hannah McCullough, Agaustin Wong and Cara Rutledge talked to the Pharmacy Times’ Skylar Kenney about their experiences balancing their studies in the midst of the pandemic and how COVID-19 showed a pharmacist's vital role in public health.

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 UT Pharmacy Alumni Awards

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October 26, 2021
The UT College of Pharmacy Alumni Association has selected Benjamin McNabb, Pharm.D., Julie Johnson, Pharm.D. and Jeanne D. Waggener, R.Ph. as the 2021 Alumni Award recipients. 2020 and 2021 Alumni Award winners will be honored on November 13, 2021 at the Pharmacy Homecoming Tailgate, generously sponsored by H-E-B.

Opioid Use Disorder Paper Earns ACCP Award

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October 8, 2021
A paper from UT College of Pharmacy researchers was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Paper of the Year from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Ambulatory Care Practice Research Network. The paper investigates the availability of buprenorphine and naloxone in Texas to treat opioid use disorder.

PharmE3D Labs Receive R01 Grant for Complex Vaccine Technologies

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September 24, 2021
The College of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Engineering and 3D Printing (PharmE3D) Labs recently earned a three-year $1.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant to research novel manufacturing technology for complex vaccine formulations for influenza and other emerging infectious diseases.

Support the College of Pharmacy and Health IPE During 40 for 40

40 Hours for the Forty Acres
September 17, 2021
40 Hours for the Forty Acres begins on Wednesday, September 22, at 6 a.m. CT and runs through Thursday September 23 at 10 p.m. CT. Support the College of Pharmacy and Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education during UT’s annual crowdfunding event.

Dalby Earns CPRIT Grant for Drug Delivery Program

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September 16, 2021
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) recently awarded grants to six faculty members at UT Austin, including the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry's Kevin Dalby, Ph.D. for his Targeted Therapeutic Drug Discovery and Development Program.

PharmE3D Labs Earn Multiple Pharmaceutical Science Distinctions

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September 10, 2021
The college's Pharmaceutical Engineering and 3D Printing (PharmE3D) labs, led by Assistant Professor in Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Mohammed (Mo) Maniruzzaman, Ph.D., has recently earned several national and international awards and scholarships for outstanding research contributions to the field of pharmaceutical science and technology.

Immunologic Resilience: A New Metric to Accurately Gauge COVID-19’s Path

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September 8, 2021
UT Pharmacy and UT Health Science Center San Antonio Assistant Professor Grace C. Lee, Pharm.D., Ph.D. is the first author of a recently published study that unveiled a novel concept, “immunologic resilience,” to accurately predict which COVID-19 patients will advance to severe disease and which will not.

Research Provides Further Insight into Causes of Manganese-Induced Parkinsonism

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September 7, 2021
Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., associate professor in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Hamm Centennial Fellow in Pharmacy, and a team of researchers have released new findings defining the first homeostatic regulatory pathway for manganese in mammalian systems. Identifying these pathways opens up new possible options to prevent or treat manganese-induced parkinsonism and other disorders linked to elevated manganese exposure.

UT Pharmacy Launches Building Our Own Talent (BOOT) Graduate Recruitment Program

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September 2, 2021
The college's new Building Our Own Talent (BOOT) program is designed to provide mentoring and support for trainees and embrace the notion that innovation and discovery thrive in an inclusive culture that values diverse ideas. This year’s recipients enter the pharmaceutical sciences graduate program: Charlene Mandimutsira joins the chemical biology and medicinal chemistry (CBMC) track and Kelsey Strey joins the pharmacotherapy (PT) track.