Author: Vicki Matustik

Longhorn Pharmacy Focus Spring 2017


Longhorns win national compounding competition

Longhorn student pharmacists captured first place in the National Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition conducted in Florida during Spring Break. The three-person team, including Jade Fitzsimmons, P3; Hannah Bustillos, P2; and Christine Borunda, P1, competed against teams from 18 schools of pharmacy

Erickson honored by AAAS

Dr. Carlton Erickson, the Pfizer Centennial Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, has been named to life membership by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In making the announcement, AAAS cited Ericsson’s 50 years of membership, beginning in 1967.

Texas Health Catalyst honors Croyle

Dr. Maria Croyle, professor of molecular pharmaceutics and drug delivery, is one of three researchers selected to receive funding from the Texas Health Catalyst, a program of The University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School in collaboration with UT’s

Study suggests enzyme safely starves cancer cells

A University of Texas at Austin research team that includes Dr. John DiGiovanni, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has engineered an enzyme that safely treats prostate and breast cancer in animals, and also lengthens the lifespan of models that develop

Pharmaceutics article garners journal honor

A recently published paper “Solubility Advantage (and Disadvantage) of Pharmaceutical Amorphous Solid Dispersions” co-authored by Siyuan Huang Ph.D. and R. O. Williams III and collaborators from Genentech was recognized for its “Most Original and Most Significant Scientific Findings” by editors

McGinity named fellow in inventors academy

Dr. James W. McGinity has been named as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He joins John B. Goodenough and Sidigata V. (S. V.) Sreenivasan, both from the Cockerel School of Engineering, in becoming the latest three faculty members

Pope named professor of the semester

Dr. Nathan Pope, clinical assistant professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, has been named to receive the Professor of the Semester Award by The University of Texas at Austin’s Senate of College Councils. Pope, who also leads the college’s

Students win business plan competition

A team of pharmacy students from The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy has taken first place at a national competition designed to showcase business plans for independent pharmacies. The 13th Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business

Barner named to lead HOPP division

Dr. Jamie Barner, professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, has been named to lead the Division of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice (HOPP) at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.  The appointment is effective in September.