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Residency program expands to New Bern

September 18, 2023

As part of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program expansion, Realo Drugs in New Bern, North Carolina is excited to partner with Carolina as a residency site.   This expansion is focused on reaching Eastern North Carolina in rural and underserved areas. Realo Drugs, a family-owned community pharmacy, has been serving this part of the state since 1982 with 18 locations across the region—four of them in New Bern, including their flagship store where the resident will train.  Realo Drugs is proud to offer complete care, partnering with local providers to offer continuity … Read more

Residency program expands to Wilmington

September 11, 2023

As part of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program expansion, the Cape Fear Clinic (CFC) in Wilmington, North Carolina will soon be home for a new resident.  This expansion is focused on reaching Eastern North Carolina in rural and underserved areas. Although Wilmington doesn’t come to mind when thinking of rural areas, CFC focuses on an underserved population of low-income, uninsured individuals and families, which accounts for 80% of their patients. CFC is a non-profit, charitable clinic with onsite medical, pharmacy and mental health services and is a certified Patient Centered Medical … Read more

Fall 2023 welcomes a new training certificate program

May 22, 2023

Starting this fall, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will offer a Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Training Program (HSPAL) geared toward those currently working in the pharmacy field.  This new training program is for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to gain important knowledge and skills in health-system pharmacy administration to enhance their current role. Taking part in this training will also prepare participants for a future career move or to take a step towards a Master of Science (M.S.) degree.  “Our programs are intended to serve a wide range of students, including preparing new graduates, enhancing working professionals in their … Read more

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy announces new undergraduate minor

May 8, 2023

Carolina undergraduates now have the opportunity to study pharmaceutical sciences. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will soon be offering a new minor in pharmaceutical sciences and it will be available to all undergraduate students. Applications open this fall, and the first classes will be held in spring 2024. “The School’s faculty is thrilled with the addition of the minor to our programs at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. It is an excellent example of the School’s and the University’s shared commitment to academic excellence and preparing our students for their future roles as leaders, creative problem-solvers, lifelong learners … Read more

Students Select 2019 Best Instructors; Phil Rodgers Wins Top Award

May 2, 2019

Pharm.D. students at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy selected the Instructor of the Year award winners for 2018-19, honoring the winners at the annual awards ceremony on April 13. The Instructor of the Year award recognizes one course instructor from each year of the Pharm.D. curriculum who demonstrates the highest qualities of instructional ability and an interest in both the students and the educational programs of the school. Overall Instructor of the Year Award: Philip Rodgers, Pharm.D. PY3 Instructor of the Year Award: Kathryn Morbitzer, Pharm.D., M.S. PY2 Instructor of the Year Award: Suzanne Harris, Pharm.D. PY1 Instructor of … Read more

UNC PY2s Create Guide to Pharmaceutical Industry for Pharm.D. Students

April 1, 2019

When Jeff Pike explains why he chose pharmacy school, he points to the two sides of pharmacy he finds most engaging. First, there’s the science. Pike is fascinated by the high level of science pharmacy demands — particularly the elegance with which drugs target certain receptors in the body. Then, there’s the communication skills Pharm.D. students must learn to use. A successful pharmacist must be able to convey advanced medical information to doctors on the one hand, and simplify the information for patients on the other. “There’s this combination of scientific expertise, coupled with really high level of communication,” said … Read more

Beaudoin, Vogt Earn NIH Predoctoral Research Grants

March 27, 2019

Two Ph.D. candidates at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy recently received National Research Service Awards from the National Institutes of Health. Jim Beaudoin, from the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics, and Caleb Vogt, from the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, received the NRSA grants. Beaudoin is advised by Kim Brouwer, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and Vogt is advised by Jeff Aubé, Ph.D. The NIH grant, known also as an F31, is awarded to promising predoctoral students so that they can obtain individualized, mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. Beaudoin’s research project will investigate organic solute transporter α/β, … Read more

Josh Guffey Named Director of Office of Continuing Education

March 22, 2019

Josh Guffey, Pharm.D., has been named director of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education. Guffey is currently the director of pharmacy education at the Charlotte Area Health Education Center/Carolinas Medical Center, where he has extensive experience in pharmacy education and continuing education. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education. Guffey will continue his work at the Charlotte AHEC and will spend part of his time as the director of the Office of Continuing Education at the School. In this new role, Josh will lead the vision, creation, implementation and assessment of … Read more

Gurysh Receives NIH F32 Grant for Brain Cancer Research

March 18, 2019

Elizabeth Gurysh, Ph.D., received a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to support her brain cancer research. Gurysh is a postdoctoral researcher working in the lab of Kristy Ainslie, Ph.D., at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Ainslie is an associate professor in the Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics. Gurysh is researching a combination therapy of stem cells and drug-eluting scaffolds to prevent recurrence of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma is usually treated with surgery followed by radiation or chemotherapy. However, due to glioblastoma’s tentacle-like growth, it is extremely … Read more

UNC Chapel Hill Ranked 10th in the World for Pharmacy and Pharmacology

March 1, 2019

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was ranked 10th in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology in the recently released 2019 QS World University Rankings. UNC was ranked 21st in the same category in 2018. Among American universities, Carolina’s pharmacy and pharmacology programs rank fourth overall. The QS World University Rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 48 subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.     Four factors are used to create the rating: A survey of over 83,000 academics worldwide A survey of 42,000 graduate employers A measure of Scopus citations per faculty member … Read more