Popular OTC Medicines for Colds and Allergies Don’t Work, FDA Panel Says

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September 12, 2023
An independent advisory committee to the FDA has determined that phenylephrine, a popular ingredient in many over-the-counter allergy and cold medicines, is ineffective in tablet form. CNN and numerous other national news outlets quote from the College of Pharmacy's Associate Dean for Healthcare Partnerships Dr. Diane Ginsburg, who serves on the committee, regarding this decision.

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.

Graduate Student First Author on PNAS Paper

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June 13, 2023
Kimberly J. Long, a Ph.D. candidate in the Dalby Lab in the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, was a first author of a recent research paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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.

Everything You Need To Know About Foreign Pharmacies

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March 22, 2023
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice K. Ashley Garling-Nañez, Pharm.D. talked to the Washington Post's Andrea Sachs about what to expect from pharmacies when traveling abroad.

UT Researchers Receive $1 Million Grant to Advance Skin Cancer Research

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March 13, 2023
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas granted UT’s Lee Lab $1 million to strengthen skin cancer research last month following breakthroughs in understanding how melanoma develops.

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.

Moczygemba and Janzen Earn Promotions

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February 27, 2023
Two of the college's distinguished faculty in the Division of Health Outcomes and Division of Pharmacy Practice were recommended for promotion by President Hartzell due to their outstanding accomplishments in research, outreach and education. Dr. Tish Moczygemba will assume the rank of professor and Dr. Kristin Janzen will become a clinical associate professor.

Texas Pharmacy Welcomes New Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

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January 18, 2023
Texas Pharmacy is delighted to announce its new Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Tonia Guida, Ph.D.

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.