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.

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.

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.