Summer Programs of Innovation and Diversity

LEADER/PEPP Program participants and leaders sitting together at an outdoor table for lunch.
September 6, 2022
This summer, the office of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI), hosted two intensive summer research programs: Project Engage Pharmacy Program (PEPP) Camp and the Leadership Through Engagement For the Advancement of Diverse Educational Research (LEADER) Program.

Williams Talks to KXAN About How Thin Film Freezing Can Help Treat COVID Patients

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July 30, 2021
Division Head and Professor of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Dr. Bill Williams was on KXAN News to talk about promising new data from TFF Pharmaceuticals and Augmenta Bioworks. The companies plan to develop Dr. Williams' thin film freezing technology to better deliver antibody treatment directly to the lungs of COVID patients.

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.

"I'm Sorry" Isn't Enough, Action Must Also Fortify the Spirit of Apology

March 17, 2021
A message from Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion responding to the tragic recent events in Atlanta and its impact on the Asian-American and Pacific-Islander (AAPI) community.

Williams Wants to Turn COVID-19 Vaccine into Powder to Help with Storage and Distribution

A powder in a vial.
November 25, 2020
Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Professor Robert O. (Bill) Williams III, Ph.D. talks to CBS Austin about the potential for his thin film freezing technology to increase the shelf life of COVID-19 vaccines when they become available.

UT College of Pharmacy Receives Insight Into Diversity HEED Award

Insight Into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award 2020.
October 2, 2020
The UT College of Pharmacy received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Live Subject Testing Shows Promising Delivery Method for COVID-19 Antiviral Treatment

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September 23, 2020
Live subject testing results from the Williams Lab show that dry powder inhalation could be a potent and effective delivery method of the antiviral remdesivir to treat patients affected by COVID-19.

Know the Power of Your Vote with Russell Boyd II

A man wearing a hat and glasses.
September 9, 2020
Join Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. and Russell Boyd II on Wednesday, September 16 at 5 p.m. CT for an online discussion about the power of your vote. Boyd is an activist, organizer, and currently serves as the National Field Organizer with the NAACP Youth & College Division.

Statement Regarding a 1951 Admission Denial

July 31, 2020
Dean M. Lynn Crismon addresses a recent social media post featuring a letter from 1951 denying admission of an African-American applicant to The University of Texas College of Pharmacy based upon the color of the person’s skin.

UT Pharmacy Hosts Virtual Discussion on Systemic Racism in the Age of COVID

Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. leads a virtual discussion on June 16, 2020.
July 17, 2020
In addition to numerous statements, resources, and ways to support Black, Indigenous and People of Color, UT College of Pharmacy Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. hosted a long overdue virtual forum discussion on June 16 that synthesized these many feelings and concerns.