Pharmacists: The Most Accessible Healthcare Provider, Unless You Have a Substance Use Disorder

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August 23, 2022
P4 students, Megan Yeung, Kami Johnston and Morgan Murchison co-author a peer-reviewed blog in Pulses encouraging educators to adapt to reflect the specific needs of people who use drugs and patients with substance use disorders. This blog also highlights UT Pharmacy as a U.S. leader in substance use disorder and harm reduction education for Pharm.D. students.

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.

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 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.

3D-Printing Project Aims to Meet UT Community’s PPE Needs

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April 8, 2020
Mo Maniruzzaman‘s Pharmaceutical Engineering and 3D Printing (PharmE3D) Lab is 3D-printing face shields to meet PPE demands at UT health institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.