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.

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.

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.

Nominate a College of Pharmacy Alum by August 31

College of Pharmacy Alumni Awards 2021
August 10, 2021
The College of Pharmacy Alumni Association seeks nominations for the three awards that honor alumni and friends of the college. The deadline to submit nominations is August 31, 2021 and awards will be presented at the College of Pharmacy Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

College Exceeds Sponsor a White Coat Fundraising Goal

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July 14, 2021
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of UT College of Pharmacy alumni, the college exceeded its goal for 2021's Sponsor a White Coat campaign. The college raised $8,880 toward its $5,000 target.

UT Pharmacy Wins Experiential Education Award

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July 8, 2021
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) announced the winners of its Award for Excellence in Experiential Education and The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy experiential program team was included. The award is in recognition of dedication and innovations to the experiential curriculum in 2020-2021.