1970s


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin1970

Part of the new course in clinical pharmacy, permitted fifth year students to spend time with staff physicians in treatment areas of the Student Health Center, Seton Hospital, and Brackenridge Hospital.


1971

Faculty members and students began to take part in a number of activities to educate the university and community concerning the problems of drug abuse. William J. Sheffield was named acting dean.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Dean James T. Doluisio
1973-1998

1972

After an extensive search and more than 18 months of deliberation, James T. Doluisio was offered the position of dean. His appointment became effective in Summer 1973.


1973

The educational programs for the B.S. degree were revised to emphasize clinical practice settings. A new program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree was proposed and then implemented the following year.


1974

The Drug Dynamics Institute, an effort to coordinate research programs of interdisciplinary teams, flourished; and research funding of the college increased from $320,586 in 1973-74 to $1.18 million for 1974-75.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin1975

The Drug Information Service expanded its services, and clinical pharmacokinetics activities were initiated. The DIS was renamed “Pharmacotherapy Office of Evidence-Based and Interprofessional Education” in 2014.


1976

The Doctor of Pharmacy degree program received full accreditation.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Earl Campbell was a Longhorn star running back and winner of the 1977 Heisman Trophy.

1977

The UT College of Pharmacy became the only pharmacy college in Texas to offer both the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.


1978

Interactive television instruction was inaugurated between the UT Austin and the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio campuses.


1979

The college joined the rest of the university in launching a fund-raising campaign to support faculty research through establishment of numerous endowed professorships.


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