Watkins Honored with 2018 ASPET Toxicology Career Award

January 11, 2018

Paul Watkins, M.D., is the recipient of the 2018 American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Division for Toxicology Career Award. Watkins is the Howard Q. Ferguson Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics and director of the … Continued

UNC Scientists Take a Big Step toward a Better Opioid

January 10, 2018

For the first time, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators solved the crystal structure of the activated kappa opioid receptor bound to a morphine derivative. They then created a new drug-like compound that activates only that … Continued

Postdoc Bezençon Receives University of Basel Thesis Award

December 15, 2017

Jacqueline Bezençon, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research associate at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, received the 2017 Irma Tschudi-Steiner Award for the best female pharmaceutical sciences Ph.D. thesis at the University of Basel in Basel, Switzerland. Bezençon is a postdoc … Continued

Kabanov Elected to National Academy of Inventors

December 12, 2017

Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov, Ph.D., Dr.Sci., Mescal Swaim Feruguson Distinguished Professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the organization announced Tuesday. Kabanov is the director of the School’s Center … Continued

Bowers Receives $1.9 M NIGMS Outstanding Investigator Award

December 7, 2017

Albert Bowers, Ph.D., has received a R35 Outstanding Investigator Award worth more than $1.9 million over five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study the chemoenzymatic synthesis, mode of action and evolution of natural product-based macrocycles. … Continued

Fang Promoted to Associate Professor, Granted Tenure

December 4, 2017

Gang Fang, Pharm.D., Ph.D., has been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Fang’s research centers on evaluating treatment utilization and outcomes in … Continued

PharmAlliance Conferences Bring Pharmacy World to Chapel Hill

November 21, 2017

The members of PharmAlliance gathered in Chapel Hill Nov. 15 to 19 as the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy hosted researchers and educators from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and University College London in the United Kingdom for a five-day, … Continued

Cao Receives R35 Outstanding Investigator Grant

November 16, 2017

Yanguang “Carter” Cao, Ph.D., has received an R35 Outstanding Investigator Grant worth $1.85 million over five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to create a platform to optimize antibody-based therapy. “Therapeutic antibodies have achieved great success in … Continued