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.

DiversiTEA Corner, Spring 2022

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May 16, 2022
Read the spring 2022 edition of DiversiTEA Corner, the newsletter about inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility at the UT College of Pharmacy. This semester’s topics include the college's Dr. Carolyn Brown DEAI Champion Award recipients, a message from Pharmacy Council's DEAI chair, a university three-part series on midwives hosted by UT Pharmacy, our newest member of the DEAI team, and many more.

Faculty Celebrated at 2022 Teaching Excellence Awards

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April 13, 2022
A university is only as great as its faculty and the College of Pharmacy went all-in on faculty excellence. On Wednesday, April 6, The University of Texas at Austin’s Pharmacy Council honored and celebrated top educators from across the college at its 2022 Teaching Excellence Awards.

Recipients of the Dr. Carolyn Brown DEAI Champion Award

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March 2, 2022
These DEAI Champions have demonstrated exceptional efforts and continue to make significant contributions to creating a more diverse, equitable, accessible and inclusive culture within the college and beyond through their excellent service, teaching, research and/or academic endeavors.

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 Launches Building Our Own Talent (BOOT) Graduate Recruitment Program

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September 2, 2021
The college's new Building Our Own Talent (BOOT) program is designed to provide mentoring and support for trainees and embrace the notion that innovation and discovery thrive in an inclusive culture that values diverse ideas. This year’s recipients enter the pharmaceutical sciences graduate program: Charlene Mandimutsira joins the chemical biology and medicinal chemistry (CBMC) track and Kelsey Strey joins the pharmacotherapy (PT) track.

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.

Faculty Honored During 2021 Virtual Teaching Excellence Awards

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April 9, 2021
Pharmacy Council announced the winners of 2021’s Teaching Excellence Awards for the College of Pharmacy’s hardworking faculty during a virtual ceremony.

ConversAsian: An Asian American Townhall

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March 23, 2021
Register in advance for a virtual townhall dedicated to process, healing and care on Thursday, March 25 from 10-11 a.m. CT. The purpose of this event is to join in community to collectively grieve and remember all those lost and hurt by anti-Asian violence, xenophobia and racism. Asian American voices will be centered and friends and allies are welcome.