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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Doctor of Pharmacy degree program received full accreditation.
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.
Interactive television instruction was inaugurated between the UT Austin and the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio campuses.
The college joined the rest of the university in launching a fund-raising campaign to support faculty research through establishment of numerous endowed professorships.