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Faculty receives AACP Emerging Teaching Scholar Award

June 5, 2023

Assistant Professor Jackie Zeeman, Pharm.D., has received the 2023 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Emerging Teaching Scholar Award. This award recognizes excellence in academic pharmacy faculty engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning.   Her research focuses on the assessment of student learning in informal learning environments, including interprofessional education and co-curricular activities, and strategies to use assessment data to inform curricular initiatives.  “My expertise resides in the scholarship of education, with a focus on assessing experiences that impact student learning and utilizing findings to guide data-driven decision making in curriculum and program development,” Zeeman said.  She shares … Continued


Adam Persky receives AACP Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award

May 1, 2023

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) announced UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Associate Dean Adam Persky as the recipient of the AACP Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award.  The Chalmers Award recognizes an individual’s excellence in pharmacy education—including effectiveness in instruction, curriculum development and innovation, national educational involvement, research relative to pharmacy education, professional/public service and outreach and impact on pharmacy education beyond one’s home institution.   “It’s humbling in lots of ways when you think of those who have won in the past and those that could have won,” said Adam Persky, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Professional … Continued


Jeff Aubé receives prestigious AACP Volwiler Research Achievement Award

May 1, 2023

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) announced UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Professor Jeff Aubé as the recipient of the AACP Volwiler Research Achievement Award.   The Volwiler Research Achievement Award is intended to recognize a person within the ranks of pharmacy who is a leading researcher in an area of the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, pharmacy practice and the social and administrative sciences and for outstanding contributions to the respective disciplines.  “It’s a very nice recognition for a lot of work done by a lot of people—science is a community effort,” said Aubé, Eshelman Distinguished Professor in the … Continued


Stephanie Kiser appointed Executive Director of the Rural Pharmacy Health Initiative

April 19, 2023

The UNC Eshleman School of Pharmacy’s Rural Pharmacy Health Initiative was developed to advance pharmacy practice while building the workforce North Carolina needs to provide high-quality health care for rural and underserved communities. A core piece to accomplishing that mission is through the appointment of Stephanie Kiser ‘92, BScPhm, as executive director, effective July 1.  “Our School of Pharmacy was built to serve the people of North Carolina. We have an opportunity to provide accessible, high quality and affordable health care to all North Carolinians, and I believe Stephanie is the one to lead this initiative to success,” said Angela … Continued


Attracting Expertise

April 3, 2023

Written by Angela Harwood Before joining the faculty at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Owen Fenton studied under one of the world’s leading mRNA delivery researchers: Robert Langer, cofounder of Moderna. Getting Fenton from Massachusetts to Chapel HIll was a big win for the University. Fenton sees coming to Carolina as a win for his research interests, as well. “I view the future of medicine as being very interdisciplinary, which was one of the biggest attractions in coming to UNC, where we benefit from being able to partner with amazing faculty and collaborate through groups like the Lineberger Comprehensive … Continued


More work must be done to reduce acetaminophen hepatotoxicity

March 20, 2023

Acetaminophen is the most commonly used pain reliever in the world, and in the U.S., more than 52 million people use it on a weekly basis. It has a great safety record when consumed in recommended amounts, but it can cause serious and even fatal liver toxicity when recommended doses are exceeded.     Pills that contain both acetaminophen and opiates are a particular concern since pain patients and opioid abusers may be more likely to exceed recommended doses of acetaminophen seeking the opioid effects. To address this risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) mandated in 2011 that … Continued


Delegation from Moldova visits UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

March 6, 2023

Earlier this year, a Moldova delegation met with various faculty and staff from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to learn more about pharmacy education and research in the United States and to discuss future areas for collaboration.  The delegation included seven faculty members from the Nicolae Testemițanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Chișinău, Moldova. They are one of the School’s key partners in the Global Pharmacy Scholars (GPS) program. The School continues to send students to the university in Moldova and hosts students from Moldova through this partnership, which began in 2016.  “Moldova has been a longstanding partner … Continued


Duke Endowment Grant to Support Pharmacist-Provided Contraception

February 27, 2023

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Regional Associate Dean Mollie Scott has been awarded a $705,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to support the implementation of pharmacist-provided hormonal contraception across the state of North Carolina. Unintended pregnancies are a significant public health concern that increase health care costs, medical complications, mental health concerns and negatively impact women and families. This project seeks to decrease unintended pregnancies by increasing access to effective contraceptives. “I am very excited to begin this work and am thrilled that we received funding from The Duke Endowment,” said Scott, an associate professor in the Division of Practice … Continued


Researchers find pharmacists are willing to provide potentially lifesaving fentanyl test strips

February 20, 2023

As fentanyl-related overdose deaths are on the rise in North Carolina and across the country, a new survey by UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy-affiliated and community-based researchers found North Carolina pharmacists are willing to sell fentanyl test strips (FTS) to help reduce the risk of overdoses. FTS have been shown to reduce overdose deaths and are a recommended harm reduction tool.  The survey, conducted by Grace Marley, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. candidate, Bayla Ostrach, Ph.D., M.A., C.I.P., a community-based applied researcher and UNC Research Affiliate in the UNC School of Medicine, and Delesha Carpenter, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., associate professor … Continued


Mr. and Mrs. Doctor Rodgers

February 15, 2023

A love story that began in pharmacy school and continues here today It was late August, 1993 and classes were just beginning for the year at the UNC School of Pharmacy. Jo Ellen Baldwin was in the last year of her BS in Pharmacy program and trying to get a jump start on her PharmD degree by taking a couple PharmD courses, including stats. Also in the stats class was Phil Rodgers, who had just returned to the School for his PharmD after having attained his BS degree here a year prior. This is how the couple, affectionately known today … Continued