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Taylor family, Piedmont Health, Apexus unite to honor alumni’s life

February 1, 2022

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy alumni Carl Taylor (’68) spent each day as a pharmacist serving patients in need and ensuring equal access to outstanding healthcare for all. Carl passed away suddenly in September 2021, but his legacy of advancing pharmacy practice and always exhibiting kindness prevails. For those who didn’t have the honor of knowing Carl personally, he was a man of uncommon kindness, a dedicated pharmacist, lifelong learner, committed advocate for equal access to education and healthcare, and fervent fan of his beloved UNC. For the past 20 years, Carl served as the Director of Pharmacy Services at … Continued

UNC alumni Gary and Fran Whaley honor family, give back to support future pharmacists

January 14, 2022

Fifteen years ago, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy alumni Lloyd Milton Whaley established a scholarship to support future pharmacists. The Army World War II veteran and Eastern North Carolina native was able to pursue his higher education goals at UNC because of the support he received from the G.I. Bill. Following his pharmacy education, Milton went on to open his own community pharmacy where his wife Neta B. Whaley served as the pharmacy bookkeeper. He also served as president of the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association in 1975. In addition to serving the people of North Carolina, Milton wanted to support … Continued

Meet alumni Imad Treish, Pharm.D., Chief Strategy Officer at King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan

December 17, 2021

In this alum spotlight, we chat with alumni Imad Treish, Pharm.D., Chief Strategy Officer at King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan. Treish completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 1999, and a residency in Hematology/Oncology at UNC Hospitals in 2000. Today, he works to better pharmacy practice and has helped establish the first international pharmacy residency program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Get to know Treish: Q: What does a typical workday look like for you?  A: I recently (in August) accepted the Chief Strategy Officer position at … Continued

2nd Annual Harold and Carol Kohn Distinguished Alumni Lecture features Lisa Carlton, MS, Ph.D.

December 1, 2021

The 2nd Annual Harold and Carol Kohn Distinguished Alumni Lecture was held Nov. 5, 2021, at the Carolina Inn as part of Pharmacy Alumni Weekend and featured Lisa D. Carlton, MS, Ph.D., graduate of the class of ‘95. Carlton is the second recipient of the Harold and Carol Kohn Distinguished Alumni Lectureship. She is currently Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs at REGENXBIO Inc., a biotechnology company focused on gene therapy product development. Carlton has more than 25 years of experience in regulatory affairs and medical/technical writing in the government/nonprofit sectors, with much of her career spent in the pharmaceutical/biotech … Continued

Alumni Ping and Allen Rogers hope to inspire philanthropy, support next generation of pharmacy students through the David A. Rogers, Sr. and Dr. T.Y. Su Memorial Scholarship Fund

November 12, 2021

Alumni Ping and Allen Rogers are incredibly grateful for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy – not only for the education they received, but for the lifetime of friendships and networks fostered by the close-knit pharmacy community within the School. “I have a deep sense of gratitude for the School and Allen and I have been able to move forward in our careers in ways we could not have dreamed of. Part of that is because of the great foundation that was laid at the School,” Ping said. For more than four years, Ping (’90, BSPharm) and Allen (’90 BSPharm, … Continued

Tab and Denise Waldrop Endowed Scholarship supports students of active-duty military parents

September 20, 2021

Tab and Denise Waldrop both grew up with fathers in the United States military. Tab’s dad was a combat engineer who served in the Army during World War II and Denise’s dad was a career Marine stationed at Cherry Point and New River Marine Corps Air Stations on the coast of North Carolina. Through their own lived experiences, the couple understands the sacrifices military families make, both financially and emotionally, for their children. That’s why they’ve established the Tab and Denise Waldrop Endowed Scholarship at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to support pharmacy students whose parents are active duty … Continued

Popular Netflix show inspires alum in creation of her COVID-19 public service announcement for World Health Organization

August 20, 2021

In this alum spotlight, we chat with Ina Liu, Pharm.D., MS (’18, ’20), Clinical Manager at UNC Hospitals at WakeBrook, a behavioral health facility. Recently, Liu participated in a World Health Organization contest to develop a public service announcement to increase awareness of COVID-19 safety precautions. Liu, who won the PSA contest, developed a public service announcement that aimed to “checkmate” COVID-19 transmission. Learn more about where she found her inspiration: Q: What prompted you to participate in the World Health Organization (WHO) contest? A: I have always had a very strong interest in the intersection of art and healthcare … Continued

Meet alumus Franklin Roye, Pharm.D., President of IndyCare

May 28, 2021

In this alum spotlight, we chat with Franklin Roye, Pharm.D. (Class of ’03), President of IndyCare, a retail health and wellness center based in the Triangle that provides technology-enhanced, collaborative care on-demand, at your local independent community pharmacy. IndyCare works to transform independent pharmacies into integrated healthcare hubs that empower local communities to thrive through exceptional health. Q: Please describe your practice setting. What makes your career path unique? A: Right now, I work at IndyCare and I am one of the co-founders of the company. It’s a community pharmacy health hub practice setting. We have an independent community pharmacy and an embedded … Continued

Meet alumni Jai Patel, Chair of Cancer Pharmacology & Pharmacogenomics at Levine Cancer Institute

May 14, 2021

In this alum spotlight, we chat with Jai Patel, Pharm.D., BCOP, CPP, (Class of ’11), Chair of Cancer Pharmacology & Pharmacogenomics at Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina. Q: Describe your novel practice setting. What makes your career path unique?  My current position at Levine Cancer Institute is Chair of our Department of Cancer Pharmacology & Pharmacogenomics, as well as associate professor in our division of Hematology Oncology. Originally, I was hired at Levine in 2013 as Chief of Pharmacology Research and was promoted to chair of the department in early 2020. My practice setting is a bit novel … Continued

Alumnus Robb Malone of UNC Health, partners launch COVER NC program to create equitable COVID-19 vaccination efforts

April 28, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccine administration continues throughout North Carolina, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy alumnus Robb Malone, Pharm.D., is working to ensure vaccines are equally accessible to all. In an effort to do so, Malone, Chief Operating Officer at UNC Health Alliance, along with Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH System Executive Director for Health Equity, UNC Health, launched the COVID Vaccination for Equity Re-imagined for NC (COVER NC) program in January to promote equitable vaccination opportunities. “COVID-19 is taking a toll on health care organizations and patients alike,” Malone said. “COVID morbidity and mortality is the highest among vulnerable and historically … Continued