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Join Dell Medical School and Karen Vasquez in virtual discussion about the fight against cancer

Join UT’s Dell Medical School and a panel of UT Austin experts that includes Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology Head Karen Vasquez, Ph.D. to discuss our latest developments in cancer detection, treatment, and care. Register now for the webinar on July 29 at 2 p.m. CT.

National Pharmacy organizations unite to take a stand against racial injustice

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) releases a message from national pharmacy associations to take a stand against racial injustice.

Help Us Help an Incoming Student

Dean Crismon announces the “Help Us Help” campaign. Please consider “adopting” one or more new P1 student pharmacists with a $200 gift that will pay for their pharmacy practice lab supplies. It is one way that you can make an uncertain time more certain for new student pharmacists.


A Juneteenth message from College of Pharmacy Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D.

Reflections on another tragic event

Dean M. Lynn Crismon speaks about the the tragic death of George Floyd, the national unrest facing the nation, and the College of Pharmacy’s continued support of unity, inclusion, and support for the community.

Statement from the Pharmacy Council 2020-2021 Executive Team

Pharmacy Council addresses the unrest in the country and affirms its support of the Black community and ensuring that all pharmacy faculty, students, and staff feel safe and welcome on our campus.

Statement by The Coalition of Diversity and Inclusion Officers, University of Texas at Austin

UT diversity officers, including College of Pharmacy Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D., offer their support and solidarity to the Black community and everyone at The University of Texas at Austin.

Congratulations Class of 2020

Though student pharmacists couldn’t gather at Bass Concert Hall to celebrate their big day, they still got to remove the “student” from their title as the Class of 2020 graduated from the Doctor of Pharmacy program during the college’s virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Virtual Pharmacy Commencement 2020

Join us on Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. CT as we honor the graduating Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2020 during our virtual commencement ceremony.

DiversiTEA Corner, spring 2020

Read the spring 2020 edition of DiversiTEA Corner, the newsletter from Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. about topics and events regarding inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the UT College of Pharmacy. This semester’s topics include the Diversity Roundtable Series, Black History Month Movie Night, interdepartmental cooperation, and tips for self care while social distancing.

An exciting announcement from Dean M. Lynn Crismon

Dean M. Lynn Crismon announces a generous anonymous planned gift pledged to the UT College of Pharmacy in a video addressed to the community.

Statement on Gender Equity and Underrepresented Minorities

Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. addresses the trend of “othering” during COVID-19, and reaffirms the College of Pharmacy’s commitment to inclusion and equity.

Faculty receive virtual honors for Teaching Excellence Awards

Pharmacy Council announced the winners of 2020’s Teaching Excellence Awards for the College of Pharmacy’s hardworking faculty. Student pharmacists of all levels nominated their favorite teachers, and Pharmacy Council declared the winner.

UT Pharmacy students excel at AMCP

UT College of Pharmacy students Waverly Yang and Shiyu (Serene) Zhang took top prizes at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Foundation’s eLearning Days. The web-based poster hall took place April 20-24, 2020 and showcased 125 posters that were to be presented at the AMCP 2020 Annual Meeting.

UT student pharmacist a USPHS top award recipient

The United States Public Health Service selected UT student pharmacist Mandy Renfro as as top 10 award recipient of its distinguished Excellence in Pharmacy Public Health Award.

Virtual Research Day 2020

Despite social distancing, researchers were still able to participate in the 16th Annual Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day. Lectures, poster presentations, and abstracts were presented remotely to virtual attendees. See which abstracts took top awards during the online event.

Maniruzzaman Lab collaboration works to develop patient-focused medicines more efficiently

To meet the need to develop methods to make drugs more soluble and usable, the Maniruzzaman Lab teamed up with Advanced Material Development (AMD) to address challenges with the reduction in quantity of new drugs coming to market.

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3D-printing project aims to meet UT community’s PPE needs

Mo Maniruzzaman‘s Pharmaceutical Engineering and 3D Printing (PharmE3D) Lab is 3D-printing face shields to meet PPE demands at UT health institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.


An Update from Dean Crismon

An update from Dean M. Lynn Crismon regarding the College of Pharmacy’s transition to remote learning and efforts to learn, research, graduate, and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.


New delivery method could make niclosamide an effective antiviral to treat COVID-19

A team of researchers in the college, led by Robert O. (Bill) Williams III and Hugh D. Smyth, is investigating varying methods of drug delivery to repurpose existing drugs in order to treat and prevent serious COVID-19 virus symptoms in patients.


Support UT students in crisis

Please give to The University of Texas at Austin’s emergency fund to help students in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The President’s Office at UT will match all donations up to $2 million.


A message from Dean Crismon

A message from Dean M. Lynn Crismon regarding the College of Pharmacy’s actions moving forward with regard to COVID-19.


UT College of Pharmacy recognized for transformative community service

The UT College of Pharmacy will receive the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) 2019-2020 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award for its significant commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research that go beyond the traditional service role of academic pharmacy.


Croyle Lab develops innovative vaccine delivery method

Researchers in the lab of Dr. Maria Croyle have developed a peelable lightweight film that stabilizes biologics, is inexpensive, and withstands extreme temperature changes. The technology has already demonstrated proof of concept for model Ebola and H1N1 vaccines, and may prove an effective method of delivery for future treatments, such as for coronavirus that causes COVID-19.


How will you change the world?

The College of Pharmacy has launched a campaign to encourage 12 planned gifts over the next 12 months. Planned giving is an essential part of assuring that our future is a positive one. Make your mark on the pharmacy world with your support.


Student pharmacists to present at CPNP 2020

Fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy candidate Lindsey Loera earned a travel award for participation in the upcoming annual meeting of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) in Dallas, Texas, April 26-29, 2020. Loera will present her poster “Description of a Novel Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Addiction Medicine.”

Pharm.D. candidate Mandy Renfro will also present at CPNP for the research “Lofexidine for Acute Opioid Withdrawal: A Clinical Case Series.”


Brown inducted into Provost’s Distinguished Service Academy

Health Outcomes Professor Carolyn Brown, Ph.D. was one of five accomplished faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin to be inducted into the first cohort of the Provost’s Distinguished Service Academy (DSA).


Longhorn Pharmacy Focus, Fall 2019

Read the fall 2019 issue of Longhorn Pharmacy Focus, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy’s magazine.


Hill wins APhA’s Generation Rx Award

Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Lucas G. Hill was awarded the American Pharmacists Association’s (APhA) prestigious Generation Rx Award of Excellence. The award recognizes a pharmacist that has demonstrated a commitment to the mission of substance abuse education.

Frei wins Faculty Mentoring Award

Head of the Division of Pharmacotherapy Dr. Christopher R. Frei earned the College of Pharmacy’s inaugural Faculty Mentoring Award for his tireless work mentoring fellow faculty to ensure their academic success.

Manganese regulation research named an NIEHS Paper of the Year

The Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology’s Dr. Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay led research focused on how brain manganese is regulated by activity of the gene SLC30A10 in the digestive system. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) named it one of 2019’s Papers of the Year.

National Academy of Inventors names Williams 2019 Fellow

Professor and Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Head Robert O. (Bill) Williams has been named one of the National Academy of Inventors Fellows for 2019, joining a prestigious list of 168 academic inventors from around the world. He is the only faculty member from UT Austin to be inducted into this year’s Fellows Program.

DiversiTEA Corner

Read the inaugural issue of DiversiTEA Corner, the newsletter from Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. about topics and events regarding inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the UT College of Pharmacy.

Happy Holidays from the College of Pharmacy

Happy holidays from everyone at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy! Watch a special video message from the college.

Faculty discuss compulsive alcohol consumption in Science commentary

A new article in Science by Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology researchers Kimberly Nixon, Ph.D. and Regina Mangieri, Ph.D. gives perspective on the possible origins for compulsive consumption of alcohol.

Gore awarded prestigious Civitatis Award

Andrea C. Gore, Ph.D., professor in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, was awarded the 2019 Civitatis Award. Established in 1997 to honor outstanding citizenship at The University of Texas at Austin, the award is conferred upon a member of the faculty for dedicated and meritorious service to the university above and beyond the regular expectations for teaching, research, and writing.

JAPhA article details student efforts to document naloxone availability

Faculty and students at the college recently published an article in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) outlining the efforts of student pharmacists at the college to detail naloxone availability at community pharmacies across Texas.

Dean Crismon contributes to NAM report on clinician burnout

Dean M. Lynn Crismon participated in a committee report from the National Academy of Medicine regarding clinician burnout and methods to improve professional well-being. Read news coverage and access the full report.

College offers in-house counseling to students

The college now has a CARE counselor located on site. Gretchen Rees, LCSW-S, offices on the second floor of the pharmacy building to offer counseling services to students in need of support regarding self-care, test anxiety, mindfulness, assisting students in distress, mindfulness, stress reduction, and more.

Reception and Awards Ceremony honors distinguished alumni

College of Pharmacy alumni, faculty, students, staff, and well-wishers met for the 2019 Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony. The Alumni Reception and Award Ceremony was presented in conjunction with the 67th Annual Pharmacy Practice Seminar (PPS).

A message from the college’s new Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. introduces herself as the new Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.

New faculty for 2019-2020

The College of Pharmacy is proud to introduce its newest crop of faculty starting in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Class of 2023 gathers for annual White Coat Ceremony

Incoming first year student pharmacists gathered in the LBJ Auditorium for the annual College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony. P1s were cloaked by faculty and pharmacist family members.

Staff Appreciation at the Movies

Staff Appreciation at the movies

The College of Pharmacy treated its hardworking staff to a day at the movies for its annual Staff Appreciation Celebration. See who took home the 2019 College of Pharmacy Staff Excellence and Merit Awards.

Crismon to step down as College of Pharmacy dean

M. Lynn Crismon has announced his plans to step down as dean of The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and return to the faculty. His transition will come after two accomplished terms and 13 years of distinguished leadership in the college. Dean Crismon will continue in his role until August 31, 2020. During that time the college and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost will assemble an advisory search committee to find a suitable successor.

UT student pharmacists finalists in NCPA competition

A team of student pharmacists, Chelsea Griffin, Brooke Allison, Omar Fuentes, and Alex Cantu, is one of three finalists in the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2019 Good Neighbor Pharmacy Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

Article highlights pharmacist’s role in opioid harm reduction

A recent article in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) from College of Pharmacy professors Lucas Hill, Kirk Evoy, and Kelly Reveles emphasizes the pharmacist’s irreplaceable role in opioid harm reduction.

Existing drug may help fight against the lethality of E. coli infection

New research from the lab of Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology’s Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. may have discovered a way to repurpose an existing drug to fight the lethality of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections.


Castleberry becomes head of Pharmacy Practice Division

Faculty member Ashley Castleberry, Pharm.D., M.Ed. will become head of the college’s Pharmacy Practice Division. Her new role goes into effect on July 1, 2019.


Congratulations Class of 2019

The student pharmacists of the College of Pharmacy finally got to remove the “student” from their title as the Class of 2019 graduated from the Doctor of Pharmacy program during the college’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 24, 2019 in the university’s Bass Concert Hall.


Kenneth Ramos wins Outstanding Alumni Award

College of Pharmacy alumnus Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos earned this year’s Graduate School Outstanding Alumni Award.


Research Day 2019

The 15th Annual Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day showcased undergraduates, Pharm.D. students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents presenting research abstracts and poster presentations.


Scholars recognized at Honors Day Convocation

On a rainy Saturday at the stadium, the College of Pharmacy hosted its annual Honors Day Convocation to recognize the outstanding academic efforts of its students who have achieved the university criteria for recognition as College Scholars, as well as previous degree holders who meet the Scholar’s criteria but are not included in the university ceremony.


Faculty honored at Teaching Excellence Awards

The University of Texas at Austin’s Pharmacy Council honored the College of Pharmacy’s deserving faculty at its 2019 Teaching Excellence Awards. See who took home the top honors.


Castleberry wins prestigious AACP award

Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Ashley Castleberry, Pharm.D. is a recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Emerging Teaching Scholar Award. The award is designed to recognize excellence of academic pharmacy faculty engaged in and/or supporting scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning.


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Gore receives five-year NIH grant to research PCBs

Pharmacology and Toxicology Professor Andrea C. Gore, Ph.D. recently received an impressive five-year RO1 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes for Health (NIH), for research to determine how PCBs cause dysfunctions in reproductive physiology and behavior.


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Manganese regulation research highlighted as a NIEHS Paper of the Month

Assistant Professor Dr. Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay‘s manganese regulation research was recently featured by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) as one of its Papers of the Month. The findings may be useful for the treatment for parkinsonism caused by manganese poisoning.


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UT Pharmacy grads excel in licensure testing

UT’s 2018 Pharm.D. graduates excel at two important licensure tests, the NAPLEX and MPJE, on the road to becoming pharmacists.


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Pharmacy Day at the Texas Capitol

Each legislative year, Pharmacy Day at the Texas Capitol brings hundreds of pharmacy professionals to the Capitol grounds to make their voices heard. Members of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association’s (SNPhA) UT chapter gathered at the Texas Capitol to make full use of the day and advocate for the college and profession.


Mukhopadhyay research

Professor’s research recognized by NIH

Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology Assistant Professor Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay M.B.B.S., Ph.D. was an investigator in recent research which found an inherited gene defect results in manganese poisoning inside cells, which leads to parkinsonism.

Dr. Mukhopadhyay was part of a team of scientists from the CNRS and University of Bordeaux, DESY and the ESRF has revealed one of the key mechanisms behind certain familial parkinsonian disorders.

Using synchrotron X-rays they have shown in detail how poisoning with metal manganese occurs inside a cell, leading to parkinsonian symptoms. It found that a specific genetic defect results in manganese accumulating in the cell’s so-called Golgi apparatus.

The research was recently selected by has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to publicize as one of its funded studies of the month.


Karen Vasquez

Vasquez participates in DNA regions research

Professor Karen M. Vasquez, Ph.D. collaborated on a research paper exploring DNA fragility in the parallel evolution of pelvic reduction in stickleback fish. The report, which recently published in Science, shows that DNA regions, particularly the loss of pelvic hind fins in this species of fish, are genetic hot spots for rapid evolutionary changes. The study, whose lead researcher is Kathleen T. Xie from the Standard University School of Medicine and was conducted primarily in the lab of David M. Kingsley, can result in exciting new understandings of human evolution.


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Faculty Promotions

See which College of Pharmacy faculty members were promoted effective September 1, 2019.


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Longhorn Pharmacy Focus, Fall 2018

Read the fall 2018 issue of Longhorn Pharmacy Focus, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy’s magazine.


Feng Zhang

Zhang awarded research grant from PhRMA

Division of Pharmaceutics Assistant Professor Feng Zhang, Ph.D. was recently awarded a $100,000 research grant from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation. Dr. Zhang’s proposal is on continuous manufacturing and granulation.


Pallavi Kompella

Kompella earns several awards at ACT annual meeting

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences Pallavi Kompella, who received a number of awards at the 39th Annual Meeting of the American College of Toxicology, including the 2018 North American Travel Grant ($1,000), the Arthur Furst Best Student Poster of the Year ($2,000), and the Charles River Fast Facts Competition – 3rd Place ($200)


Homecoming Tailgate

Alumni gather for revamped Homecoming Tailgate

Alumni, students, staff, faculty, and well-wishers gathered during a temperate but blustery Saturday afternoon during the annual Homecoming Tailgate. Generously sponsored by H-E-B.


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DiGiovanni earns Research Excellence Award

College of Pharmacy professor Dr. John DiGiovanni won the Career Research Excellence Award at the 2018 University Co-operative Society’s Research Excellence Awards and Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards.


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Alumni honored at Reception and Awards Ceremony

College of Pharmacy alumni, faculty, students, staff, and well-wishers met to honor accomplished alumni at 2018’s Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony. Formerly part of the college’s homecoming festivities, the Alumni Reception and Award Ceremony was presented this year in conjunction with the 66th Annual Pharmacy Practice Seminar (PPS).


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TxCORE Hires New Executive Director

The College of Pharmacy’s Texas Center for Health Outcomes Research and Education (TxCORE) will assume new leadership to support its and the university’s mission to transform healthcare when Michael Johnsrud, Ph.D. becomes its new executive director.


Karen Vasquez

Vasquez collaborates on paper published in Nature

College of Pharmacy Professor Karen M. Vasquez, Ph.D. recently collaborated on a research paper exploring the mechanisms involved in DNA structure-induced genetic instability in human disease. “Mechanisms of genetic instability caused by (CGG)n repeats in an experimental mammalian system” recently published in Nature, and includes co-authors Artem V. Kononenko, Thomas Ebersole, and Sergei M. Mirkin from Tufts University.


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Dr. Frei awarded 2018 Educator of the Year

Dr. Christopher R. Frei was declared the College of Pharmacy’s 2018 Educator of the Year Award winner. The announcement was one of several teaching awards to college faculty announced recently at the student-sponsored awards ceremony.


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Research Day 2018

The 14th Annual Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day kicked off the morning of April 17, 2018 during UT Austin’s Research Week. Undergraduates, Pharm.D. students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents presented their research in abstracts and poster presentations to see who would take the top prizes.


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UT Launches Center to Advance Health Interprofessional Practice and Education

UT recently launches the Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education (Center for Health IPE), joining other state and national IPE centers to prepare health professionals with the expertise to become collaborative health care leaders advancing person-centered care and collaborative practice.


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Statement from Dean Crismon on the death of Richard Morrisett.

Read Dean M. Lynn Crismon’s statement to the College of Pharmacy community regarding the death of Richard Morrisett.


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Therapy dogs in the courtyard

Divine Canines brought four of its therapy dogs to the College of Pharmacy to accept some love from student pharmacists.


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UT No. 3 pharmacy school in the nation

U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2018 rankings for colleges, universities, and higher education programs across the nation. The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy remains the third best pharmacy school in the United States, solidifying its place as one of the top pharmacy schools in the country.


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P2s at the Blanton

Second-year student pharmacists toured the Blanton Museum of Art in their Nonprescription Pharmacotherapeutics and Self-Care II Lab as part of its Art and Self-Care lesson. The activity focused on mindfulness and how self-care benefits pharmacists and their patients.


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Explore UT

Kids, parents, and members of the community lined up in the hallway and out the door to the College of Pharmacy’s third floor walkway during Explore UT.


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Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to Christopher Frei, Hugh Smyth, Margie Padilla, and Yasar Tasnif for their recent promotions.


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College of Pharmacy partners with SinfoníaRx

Student pharmacists at UT Austin to receive cutting-edge experiential education in Medication Therapy Management from SinfoníaRx Inc.


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Doctoral student mentors undergrad

Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences student Rachel Raia guides undergraduate student Jade Scott toward a career in pharmacy through UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre-Graduate Internship Program.


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Happy Holidays from the College of Pharmacy

Watch a special video message from the College of Pharmacy highlighting the memorable moments of 2017. Happy holidays to you and yours.


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Longhorn Pharmacy Focus – Fall 2017

Keep up to date with College of Pharmacy news through our news magazine, Longhorn Pharmacy Focus.

Enjoy our most recent edition of Focus, Fall 2017.


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Gonzales named AAAS fellow

Professor Rueben Gonzales of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to the field of alcohol research.


Alumni honored during Homecoming weekend

Pharmacy alumni arrived to the UT Austin campus in October to talk of years past, watch some Texas Longhorn football, and be awarded for their vast accomplishments in the world. Read more.



Williams named Inventor of the Year

Bill Williams was named the 2017 Inventor of the Year by the university’s Office of Technology Commercialization.


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Longhorn Pharmacy Focus

Keep up to date with College of Pharmacy news through our newsmagazine, Longhorn Pharmacy Focus.

Enjoy the spring 2017 edition of Focus.


Mike Lester photoLester Entrepreneurial Scholars Program seeks applicants

The college’s latest innovative study program, the Lester Entrepreneurial Scholars Program, seeks applicants to its 2017-2018 class.  Learn more about the Lester Scholars Program.

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Tom and Beverly Gerding – friends we will miss

Tom and Beverly Gerding, longtime friends of Longhorn pharmacy, walked hand in hand through a life well spent and died 10 days apart this summer.

Read more about Tom and Beverly Gerding.


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Ginsburg is finalist for lifetime leadership award

Dr. Diane Ginsburg is one of three finalists for a lifetime leadership award sponsored by Pharmacy Times magazine and Parata Systems, a company that develops automated technologies for pharmacies.

Read more about Ginsburg’s nomination.

John DiGiovanni photoStarving cancer cell

A new study identifies several natural compounds found in food, including numeric, apple peels and red grapes, as key ingredients that could thwart the growth of prostate cancer.

Read more about starving cancer cells.


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Team earns honors in clinical research challenge

A team of three UT student pharmacists placed among the elite programs in a national Clinical Research Challenge. The competition, sponsored by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, included a field of 80 competing teams.

Read more about the Clinical Research Challenge.


 Students attend addiction program

Four student pharmacists will attend a summer program to study addiction and its treatment sponsored by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.  Read more about the summer addiction program.

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A shared love of pharmacy – one family’s story

It didn’t take Donna Jermain, B.S. ’86 and Pharm.D. ’89, long in her pharmacy studies to determine that pharmacy was the career path for her.  Yet she likely had no inkling that 30 years later, hers would be a family profession shared with both of her sons, Brian and Scott.

Read the Jermain family story.


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DiGiovanni joins LIVESTRONG team

Dr. John DiGiovanni, the Coulter R. Sublett Endowed Chair in Pharmacy, has been appointed as associate director of basic research at the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes of the Dell Medical School effective May 1.

Read more about DiGiovanni’s appointment.

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Wilcox named educator of the year

Dr. Richard Wilcox has been named 2017 Educator of the Year for the College of Pharmacy. He was one of several faculty cited to receive awards at the recent student-sponsored awards ceremony.

Read more about college teaching awards.

Research Day 2017

Research Day celebrates discovery

The art and science of discovery took center focus as the college observed Research Excellence Day 2017.

Read more about Research Day.


Compounding poster and studentsLonghorns win national compounding competition

Longhorn student pharmacists Jade Fitzsimmons, Hannah Bustillos and Christine Burundi captured first place in the National Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition conducted in Florida during Spring Break.

Read more about the compounding competition.

Dr. Maria CroyleTexas Health Catalyst honors Croyle

Dr. Maria Croyle is one of three researchers selected to receive funding from the Texas Health Catalyst to help move projects from technology in the research lab to products on the market.

Read more about Croyle’s work.

James McGinity photoMcGinity named to National Academy of Inventors

Dr. James McGinity has been named as a fellow in the National Academy of Inventors.  He is one of three named to the honor from UT Austin this year in recognition of his distinguished work which includes 27 patents including his work to reformulate Oxycontin to an abuse-deterent composition.

Read more about McGinity’s honor.

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Study suggests enzyme safely starves cancer cells

An enzyme developed and tested in a UT lab by a team including Dr. John DiGiovanni offers promise in the fight against certain cancers by starving the cancer cells while creating no apparent side effects in the patient.

Read about DiGiovanni’s research.

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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.

Read about Dr. Pope’s recognition.



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Student team wins business plan competition

A team of Longhorn pharmacy students has taken first place at a national competition designed to showcase business plans for independent pharmacies.  Read more about the business plan competition.

Dr. Jamie BarnerBarner to Lead HOPP Division

Dr. Jamie Barner, professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, has been named as the new head of the Division of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice (HOPP).  Her appointment is effective in September.  She follows Dr. Ken Lawson in the role who returns to full time teaching and research after five years of administrative service.

Read about Dr. Barner’s appointment.

Kevin Dalby photoDalby Wins State Grant for Cancer Drug Research

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 photoLopez Receives University’s Outstanding Staff Award

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.

Ginsburg photo 2016Ginsburg Named to Texas Ten

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.

Nile Barnes photoBarnes Named Educator of the Year

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.

Dr. Barner and studentGrad Student Wins APhA Podium Presentation

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.

Research Day logoResearch Day 2016

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.

NIPTE logoNew Collaborative Anticipated to Draw Increased FDA Funding

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.

Sarah RumbellowRumbellow Cited for National Public Health Honor

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.

College wordmarkLonghorn Pharmacy Ranked # 3

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.

Som Mukhopadhyay photoMukhopadhyay Named to NIH ONES Award

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.

Dr. Barner and studentKloesel Grant Addresses Asthma Medication Adherence

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.


Francis Lam photoLam 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.

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Heating Up the Fight Against Cancer

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.

Dr. Maria CroyleCroyle Cited for Research Paper

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.

Members of NCPA chapterHorns Take NCPA Honors

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.

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