Dr. Kevin Dalby, professor of chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, has received a nearly $5 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to kick start drug discovery programs. The grant will support his Targeted Therapeutic Drug Discovery & Development Program, which is designed to develop small molecules that are precursors to cancer drug therapies. Read about Dalby’s CPRIT grant.
Vanessa Lopez, administrative manager in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, was named to receive a University Outstanding Staff Award as several other staff members were honored for service anniversaries. The university-wide ceremony was held on May 13. The Tower was lit burnt orange to honor the staff awardees. Read more about staff awards.
Dr. Diane Ginsburg, assistant dean for student affairs and clinical professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, has been honored by Texas Exes and UT pharmacy alumni by being voted to the Texas Ten. Ginsburg and her fellow faculty honorees are featured in the May/June 2016 issue of Texas Exes’ Alcalde magazine. Read about Ginsburg and the rest of the Texas Ten.
Our first ever Mother’s Day salute of 2015 was so popular that we decided to bring it back for 2016. After all, the College of Pharmacy has a wealth of wonderful mother/daughter/son stories out there. Happy Mother’s Day to all of our pharmacy moms. Read more about Laurajo and Kyllie, Hazel and Leslie and Lydia, Veronica, Elana, and Jonny.
Dr. Nile Barnes, clinical assistant professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, has been named Educator of the Year at a spring event hosted by Pharmacy Council. Read more about the Educator of the Year and other teaching awards.
Titiana Makhinova, a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Jamie Barner, scored high marks at the recent American Pharmacists Association Annual meeting when she was the best podium competition. Read more about Makhinova’s honor and research.
The art and science of discovery takes center stage on April 26 as the College of Pharmacy hosts the 12th annual Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Research Excellence Day at the Student Activities Center on campus. Learn more about Research Day 2016.
It was a record-breaking season for Longhorn P4 student pharmacists seeking residencies through the 2016 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) match program. Read more about this year’s residency match process.
Duo Selected for SIMS Program
Second year pharmacy students Andrea Laguado and Samuel Palka have been selected to gain a unique understanding of the disease of addiction by attending the Summer Institute for Medical Students (SIMS) sponsored by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Read more about the SIMS scholars.
The college has joined the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education (NIPTE), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to research and education in pharmaceutical product development and manufacturing. Read more about the NIPTE collaborative.
P-3 student Sarah Rumbellow is recipient of the United States Public Health service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award. Rumbellow serves as co-chair of the college’s Project Collaborate which provides free health screenings to the public. Read about the public health award.
Longhorn pharmacy once again was ranked among the elite programs of pharmacy education in new rankings recently released by U.S. News and World Report. Read about our No. 3 ranking.
Dr. Somshuvra Mukhopashyay, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, is one of five exceptional early career scientists selected to receive grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The awards are part of the Outstanding New Environmental Scientists (ONES) program. Read about the ONES Award.
A study that focuses on the role of pharmacists in helping asthma patients stay healthy is the inaugural program supported by the Kloesel Endowment. Read about the asthma study.
Lam Nabs Third Teaching Award
Dr. Francis Lam has been named recipient of a 2016 Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, his third recognition for teaching excellence within 12 months. Read more about Lam’s award.
Dr. Ted Mills and his team are helping to heat up the fight against cancer through research that targets cancer’s dependence upon fats as well as sugars to develop tumors. Read more about the work coming out of Mills’ lab.
A research study by Dr. Maria Croyle, professor of pharmaceutics, has been cited as the best research paper of 2015 by the University Co-op. The study outlines work in her lab to demonstrate long-term protection against the most lethal strain of Ebola. Read more about Croyle’s research award.
Bethany Boyd, Paul Davis and Rebecca Attridge are recipients of 2015 recognitions by the College of Pharmacy Alumni Association. The presentations were made at the annual Alumni Reception & Awards Ceremony in November. The event officially kicked off pharmacy homecoming weekend 2015. Read more about these award recipients.
It was a very good national meeting for the UT Chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association. The group took home Chapter of the Year honors as well as several other awards. Read more about NCPA’s honors.