Jianwei Zhu, Ph.D., chair professor of the Shainghain Jiao Tong University, joins Dhiren Thakker, Ph.D., associate dean for entrepreneur development and engagement, in formalizing a collaboration between SJTU and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharamcy.

School Signs Agreement with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

September 14, 2016

After two years of conversations, representatives from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China, in May to sign a memorandum of understanding formalizing collaboration between the two universities. Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., the … Continued

Jennifer Elston Lafata, Ph.D.

Jennifer Elston Lafata Joins DPOP as Full Professor

September 14, 2016

Jennifer Elston Lafata, Ph.D., has joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a full professor with tenure in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. She will serve as associate director of the UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement … Continued


Blouin Selected as Recipient of ACCP Paul F. Parker Medal

August 19, 2016

Robert “Bob” Blouin, Pharm.D., dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the Vaughn and Nancy Bryson Distinguished Professor, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Paul F. Parker Medal for Distinguished … Continued

Rob McGinty, Ph.D., M.D.

Rob McGinty Joins CBMC as Assistant Professor

August 3, 2016

Rob McGinty, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as an assistant professor in the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry. He also has a joint appointment in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. McGinty’s principal … Continued

Angela Kashuba

Kashuba Named 2017 ACCP Frontiers Lecturer

July 29, 2016

Angela Kashuba, Pharm.D., has been selected as the 2017 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Therapeutic Frontiers Lecturer. Kashuba, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s John A. and Deborah S. McNeill Jr. Distinguished Professor, is the chair of the Division of … Continued

Sam Lai, Ph.D.

Sam Lai Promoted to Associate Professor

July 27, 2016

Sam Lai, Ph.D., has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics. Lai’s research focuses on mucosal immunology and mucosal barriers to infectious disease, antibody response to synthetic materials, targeted nanoparticle delivery using bispecific fusion … Continued

Jerry Heneghan

Jerry Heneghan Gives Keynote at Serious Play Conference

July 27, 2016

Jerry Heneghan, M.B.A., delivered the keynote address at this year’s Serious Play Conference, hosted by the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School from July 25-28. Global thought leaders in the field of serious games and simulations descended on the University of North … Continued

Spending on specialy drugs

Spending on Expensive Specialty Drugs Triples since 2003

July 6, 2016

Specialty drugs are a relatively small part of total prescriptions filled at the pharmacy, but they are a dramatically increasing part of total prescription spending. A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals that just … Continued