The Root of the Problem: Warning Consumers About EDCs from the Laboratory Bench

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January 10, 2024
Emily Hilz, a postdoctoral researcher in the Gore Lab, was on the cover of the latest issue of Endocrine News. Her research focuses on developing a new mobile app to empower Black women as consumers to reduce EDC exposure risk by linking chemicals in their personal care products with their suspected adverse health outcomes.

Moczygemba Awarded PhRMA Foundation Grant for Sleep Tracking Research

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December 7, 2023
Professor of Health Outcomes Dr. Leticia Moczygemba was awarded a planning grant to test and validate wearable sleep tracking sensors to improve health outcomes for people experiencing homelessness (PEH).

UT Austin College of Pharmacy Continues its 15-Year Partnership with the UT Health San Antonio to Help Win $46 Million in New NIH Grants

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September 7, 2023
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (also called UT Health San Antonio) and seven regional partners and collaborators, including The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, will leverage $46 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over the next five to seven years to translate scientific discoveries into therapeutic benefits for human health and well-being.

Texas Pharmacy Students Clinch Multiple Awards from AFPE

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August 28, 2023
Several graduate students and a Pharm.D. student from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy secured awards and fellowships from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE).

Grad Student Earns AFPE Scholarship

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August 3, 2023
Ph.D. student in the Division of Health Outcomes James Baffoe, Pharm.D. is a recipient of the ClinicalMind Scholarship for Black Pharmacy Students from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.

Gore Earns NIH Award for Research on Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

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July 12, 2023
Andrea C. Gore, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and toxicology and Vacek Chair in Pharmacology, recently earned an R35 RIVER grant award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for her lab’s research on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and their effect on the brain. The NIEHS, which is one of the centers in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded a total of $6,823,672 for eight years.

Texas Pharmacy Wins Big at Interprofessional Health Showcase 2023

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April 20, 2023
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy earns accolades for Best in Community Engagement, Best in Health Innovation, Best Project in Progress, Best in Visual and top 3 for People’s Choice Award at the Interprofessional Health Showcase 2023.

Fiercely Focused | iCAN

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March 15, 2023
Dr. Leticia R. Moczygemba in the Division of Health Outcomes talked to ECHO, an agency that plans and implements community-wide strategies to end homelessness in Austin and Travis County, about the Interactive Care Coordination and Navigation (iCAN) program that studies how getting phones to more people living outside impacts their lives and health outcomes.

Research Finds Evidence of Apremilast Curbing Alcohol Intake

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March 3, 2023
A new publication finds evidence that the repurposed drug apremilast suppressed alcohol consumption in people who drink excessively. The research is coauthored by Research Assistant Professor Regina Mangieri, Ph.D. in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Heather Aziz, MS, RLATg who works in the Mangieri Lab.

Vasquez Writes in Nature Reviews Genetics on Alternative DNA Structures

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November 1, 2022
Division Head and Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology Karen Vasquez, Ph.D. published in the latest issues of Nature Reviews Genetics regarding repetitive elements in the human genome. Once considered "junk DNA," they are now known to adopt more than a dozen alternative DNA structures. These dynamic conformations can act as functional genomic elements involved in DNA replication and transcription, chromatin organization and genome stability.