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CIPhER expands continuous education to all health science educators

July 1, 2022

The Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education and Research (CIPhER) programs, developed by its world-renowned faculty, provide all health science educators access to innovative teaching & learning strategies through certification programs, workshops, webinars and more. Check out the CIPhER programs below!   Teaching & Learning Certificate Program       Self-Paced | Customizable | Best-In-Class DON’T DELAY! TLC PROGRAM SAVINGS END JULY 30 – REGISTER TODAY Whether you are a faculty member, preceptor or resident, the Teaching & Learning Certificate Program can help you achieve the learning and teaching goals that are important to you. Co-developed by CIPhER’s Director Jacqui McLaughlin Ph.D., and … Continued


PhD candidates Holli-Joi Martin, Jessica Beers receive AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences

June 29, 2022

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Ph.D. candidates Holli-Joi Martin and Jessica Beers are recipients of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education’s (AFPE) 2022 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to support high performing students who will ultimately improve patient and public health, according to the AFPE website. Meet Holli-Joi Martin “Receiving the highly competitive and prestigious AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship is an absolute honor. Being a first-generation graduate student and woman in data science, I am so grateful to all my mentors whose guidance and support of my research interests have enabled me to grow into the person I … Continued


Incoming PhD student Alyssa Holden receives National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship

June 24, 2022

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy incoming Ph.D. student Alyssa Holden is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP). The fellowship recognizes outstanding graduate students in STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based graduate degrees, according to the organization’s website. About receiving the fellowship, Holden said it feels “Completely unreal! I did not expect to get it when I applied, and just thought it would be good writing practice. After I submitted, however, I started to have recurring dreams where I would win the fellowship, and I realized I wanted it very badly. I am so glad that … Continued


Eshelman Institute for Innovation announces 2022 Rankin Innovator Acceleration Award recipients

June 22, 2022

The Eshelman Institute Rankin Innovator Acceleration Award, supported by Lawson and Gisele Rankin, is given annually to provide students and Post Docs with funding to pursue entrepreneurial training opportunities. Brianna Vickerman, Ph.D. (left) and David Lee (right) The 2022 recipients of this award are Brianna Vickerman, Ph.D., and David Lee. Dr. Brianna Vickerman received her doctoral degree in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry at UNC. Currently, she works as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry. David Lee is a Pharmacology Ph.D. candidate at the UNC School of Medicine. … Continued


CIPhER Setting New Standards for Health Science Continuing Education

June 17, 2022

  The Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education and Research (CIPhER) provides important continuous learning and career development for health science educators. Programs developed by its world-renowned faculty innovate and improve teaching & learning strategies for all health science educators through certification programs, workshops, webinars and more. Teaching & Learning Certificate Program        Self-Paced | Customizable | Best-In-Class TAKE ADVANTAGE OF $50-$100 SAVINGS ON TLC PROGRAM – LIMITED TIME ONLY! Developed to meet the needs and demands of all health science educators, including faculty, preceptors and residents, the Teaching & Learning Certificate Program (TLC) can help you achieve your learning and … Continued


Does digital health demand a new kind of startup studio?

June 15, 2022

Does digital health demand a new kind of startup studio? Carolina leaders from the Eshelman Institute for Innovation, UNC Health, UNC Research and Innovate Carolina pilot a partnership with High Alpha Innovation – aiming to create digital health startups better positioned for success. By Shellie Edge, Innovate Carolina Photography by Sarah Daniels, Innovate Carolina With 563 active startups launched by its faculty, staff and students currently creating social good and economic impact, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill exemplifies the national trend: universities are becoming increasingly adept at spinning out startup companies. In turn, a growing number of … Continued


Class of 2022 pursues residencies, fellowships across nation

June 10, 2022

Did you know? Our graduating Class of 2022 matched at 79 residency sites across 23 states, and 14 fellowship sites in eight states. Together, we are preparing leaders and innovators to solve the world’s most pressing health care challenges.                                                


Professor Craig Lee named chair of Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

June 8, 2022

Professor Craig R. Lee, Pharm.D., Ph.D., has been named the new Chair of the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics (DPET) at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, effective August 1, 2022. Lee is currently a professor and the vice chair for research and graduate education in DPET. He is an alumnus of the School’s Pharm.D. and Ph.D. programs, is a licensed pharmacist in North Carolina, and is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Heart Association. Since initiation of his faculty appointment in 2006, Lee has established a highly collaborative and translational research program … Continued


PharmD candidate aims to advance patient healthcare in space, receives scholarship from Aerospace Medical Association

June 3, 2022

Tom Diaz is fascinated by space. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. student is specifically curious about the thought of medicine in space. His mind is often pondering how medication dosing may be different for astronauts, and how medications may be altered in little gravity. “It fascinates me that human physiology is significantly altered in a microgravity environment. Most aspects of pharmacology are altered in this unique environment, including medication absorption, distribution, and possibly even elimination,” Diaz said. “There are also other stressors in a space environment that may have debilitating effects on astronauts, such as radiation on the … Continued


Research in Education and Practice Symposium combines 250 attendees to evaluate research, collaborate

June 1, 2022

More than 250 individuals, including pharmacy residents, fellows, graduate students, preceptors, residency program directors and faculty members, attended the 2022 Research in Education and Practice Symposium (REPS). The ninth annual event held May 16-17, at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Kerr Hall, gave trainees the chance to receive high-level feedback on their work and to also network with other practitioners across the southeast. “After two years in a virtual environment due to COVID-19, we were delighted to convene in-person where we could network and collaborate to continue advancing the field of pharmacy,” said Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., who leads … Continued