Fewer Than Half of U.S. Pharmacies Carry One of the Most Effective Drugs for Opioid Abuse

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June 13, 2022
Tara Law from Time writes about how few pharmacies carry buprenorphine, a life-saving drug to help treat opioid use disorder (OUD). Lucas Hill, Pharm.D., BCACP, director of the college's Pharmacy Addictions Research & Medicine (PhARM) program, offers his insight on the issue, and how the DEA's crackdown of the drug puts OUD patients at risk.

DiversiTEA Corner, Spring 2022

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May 16, 2022
Read the spring 2022 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 Dr. Carolyn Brown DEAI Champion Award recipients, a message from Pharmacy Council's DEAI chair, a university three-part series on midwives hosted by UT Pharmacy, our newest member of the DEAI team, and many more.

Recipients of the Dr. Carolyn Brown DEAI Champion Award

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March 2, 2022
These DEAI Champions have demonstrated exceptional efforts and continue to make significant contributions to creating a more diverse, equitable, accessible and inclusive culture within the college and beyond through their excellent service, teaching, research and/or academic endeavors.

Pharmacy Students Report Both Motivators, Barriers to Attending Class Pre-, Post-Pandemic

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December 7, 2021
Student pharmacist Cara Rutledge (Pharm.D. Class of 2022) wrote an article for the Pharmacy Times about her honors program thesis which aimed to address the various complexities of student motivation, engagement and attendance in relation to mastery of course material.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UT Austin Students Earn Diversity Leadership Awards

TADOHE: Texas Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
June 14, 2021
The University of Texas at Austin community members won several Emerging Leaders Spotlight Awards during the recent chapter meeting of the Texas Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (TADOHE). The inaugural awards seek to highlight and acknowledge individuals in higher education who actively support TADOHE’s mission and diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI) as a whole.

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.