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2020 Celebration of Inventorship event features 11 School of Pharmacy members

September 18, 2020

The UNC Office of Technology Commercialization hosted the annual Celebration of Inventorship on Sept.10, which featured 11 UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy members who received 13 patents in 2019. The virtual event celebrated all faculty, staff and student inventors from UNC-Chapel Hill who received issued patents in 2019. “I am so proud of our faculty members for their dedication to pursuing innovative solutions in health care and I appreciate all they are doing to help people live longer, healthier lives,” said Angela Kashuba, dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. “This group comprises about a quarter of all those who … Continued


Anselmo receives $1.9 million to support work on microbe therapeutics

September 16, 2020

Aaron Anselmo, Ph.D., with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics recently received a $1.9 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) (R35) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support his work on microbe therapeutics. Anselmo said microbe therapeutics are an emerging class of U.S. Food and Drug Administration-regulated drugs that are used to treat a variety of diseases, ranging from pathogen infections to inflammation-based diseases. The NIH grant will support Anselmo’s work through 2025, which focuses on uncovering the key delivery requirements for microbe therapeutics such as delivery location, persistence time, and dosing. … Continued


Pinnacle Hill builds momentum with Angelman Syndrome, multiple myeloma projects

September 11, 2020

The first two UNC-Chapel Hill faculty research projects funded by Pinnacle Hill are underway. How is the company supporting the development of new medicines – and what’s next for this Carolina-Deerfield partnership? Story by Brock Pierce, Innovate Carolina Finding new therapies and medicines for some of the world’s most perplexing and deadly diseases won’t happen with a same-old, same-old mindset. And that’s why, in late 2018, UNC-Chapel Hill and Deerfield Management set out to build something new. By bringing together Carolina’s world-class life sciences research expertise with Deerfield’s funding resources and deep industry experience in drug development, the two organizations … Continued


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks fourth in world in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

September 9, 2020

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks fourth in the world in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, up one spot from last year, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy on Aug. 15. Overall in 2020, the University ranked 30th in the world and is tied for 20th in the United States among global universities. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is an internationally recognized leader in pharmacy practice, education and research. The School is recognized as the No.1 school of pharmacy in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report and ranks No. 9 worldwide … Continued


Brouwer receives AACP 2020 Volwiler Research Achievement Award

September 4, 2020

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) selected UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Kim Brouwer, Pharm.D., Ph.D., as the recipient of the 2020 Volwiler Research Achievement Award. The award was established as the research prize in academic pharmacy to honor the late Ernest H. Volwiler, former president and research director of Abbott Laboratories. The intent of the annual award is to recognize an individual within the ranks of pharmacy education recognized by his or her peers as one of the leading research workers in a given area of the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, pharmacy practice and the social and … Continued


NCPA announces finalists for 2020 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

September 2, 2020

The National Community Pharmacists Association announced that three teams of pharmacy students have been named finalists in the 2020 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, including a team from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy team consists of Anna Brown, Sydney McEachern, and Daniel Ruiz. The group, along with pharmacy student teams from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy and the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, will present their business plans in a live competition on Oct. 17, 2020 at the NCPA Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn. … Continued


UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy implements new Pharm.D. curricular model

August 24, 2020

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was excited to welcome a class of approximately 130 talented PY1 students in early August. Beginning this year, the School is launching a new 1+3 curricular model where all PY1 students will begin their course of study in Chapel Hill.  After their first year in Chapel Hill, students interested in living and learning in Asheville, particularly if they have a strong interest in rural health or ambulatory care, will be offered the opportunity to transition to the School’s Asheville campus for the remainder of their education. “This 1+3 curricular model presents new opportunities for … Continued


More than 350 gather for virtual Innovations and Transformations in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2020 conference

August 21, 2020

For three weeks in July, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy virtually hosted its Innovations and Transformations in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2020 conference. The annual conference was geared toward current and future scientists to learn about the discovery, delivery, and clinical use of drugs and vaccines – a topic of upmost importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 350 people participated from more than 9 countries, including United States, China, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, among others. The online conference exposed participants to world-class professors from the No.1-ranked school of pharmacy in the United States. Together, participants explored cutting-edge research and innovative … Continued


School launches online Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences

August 19, 2020

This fall, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy officially launched its new online Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a concentration in health system pharmacy administration. Under the direction of Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., this degree equips licensed pharmacists for pharmacy leadership roles in health care and health systems. The degree can also assist pharmacists who wish to transition to a career in health system pharmacy. “The need for well-trained pharmacy leaders in hospitals and health systems is as critical as ever. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has been helping to address this need over the past decade by … Continued


School, Pharmacy Quality Alliance, Janssen announce postdoctoral fellow

August 14, 2020

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Janssen Scientific Affairs, and Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) are coming together to support a Fellowship in Real World Evidence, Population Health, and Quality Research. This year’s fellow will be UNC-Chapel Hill dual-degree graduate Sabree Burbage, Pharm.D., MPH. The two-year fellowship aims to prepare an individual for a career in healthcare quality-related outcomes research. “I am passionate about improving outcomes, quality and access to healthcare, especially for minority and underserved populations, by bridging the gaps between evidence-based research, policy, implementation, and stakeholder engagement,” Burbage said. “This fellowship is truly like none other and will allow … Continued