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Meet alum Patrick Brown, Pharm.D., Senior Program Manager at the North Carolina Division of Public Health

April 14, 2021

In this alum spotlight, we chat with Patrick Brown, Pharm.D. (Class of ’13), Senior Program Manager at the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Q: Please describe your novel practice setting. What makes your career path unique?  A: I joined the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on January 19 as a Senior Program Manager in the Division of Public Health. Right now, I am exclusively focused on COVID-19 response, specifically working to support our COVID-19 response efforts in long-term care facilities and vaccine rollout into those facilities, and I am also the operational lead for North Carolina’s … Continued

2021 Awards and 50+ Pinning Ceremony celebrates excellence, accomplishment

April 12, 2021

The 2021 Annual Awards and 50+ Pinning Ceremony was held virtually on April 10 to celebrate excellence and accomplishment across the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy community. The event recording can be viewed here, and award recipients are as follows: Student Academic Awards Office of Professional Education Academic Excellence Award This award, sponsored by the Office of Professional Education, is given to a graduating student who has excelled in pharmacy studies. Donna Steinbacher Presenter: Wendy Cox Post-Grad Plans: PGY1 Acute Care Residency at the University of Virginia Health in Charlottesville, VA Lynn F. Kieffer Award for Excellence This award recognizes a graduating … Continued

Jackie Zeeman honored with AACP New Investigator Award, second of its kind in her career

April 9, 2021

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Jackie Zeeman, Pharm.D. is a recipient of this year’s 2021 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) New Investigator Award. Zeeman is one of 14 recipients of this year’s AACP award, and is recognized for her research, “Better Together: Evaluating the Me and We Competencies in Interprofessional Teams.” “It’s an honor to be a recipient of the AACP New Investigator Award,” Zeeman said. “Many leaders in the pharmacy academy have been awarded the AACP New Investigator Award in past years and I am honored that my research is recognized as influential and impactful to the … Continued

Deerfield Management, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Announce First Educational Collaboration

April 7, 2021

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Deerfield will join forces to develop a training partnership to support the translation of scientific discovery to commercialization. The partnership will kick off with a workshop on April 16, 2021 The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Deerfield Management Company (Deerfield) are thrilled to announce a first-of-its-kind educational-based collaboration that features a new certificate program and kick-off seminar. The certificate, micro-credential program, “Molecules to Market,” will be taught in tandem by academic and industry experts. The certificate program is specifically designed to support the translation of basic research and discovery along the path to … Continued

Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society inducts 30 students

March 31, 2021

The Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society Xi Chapter in Chapel Hill held its annual induction ceremony on March 6, welcoming 30 new students into the prestigious organization. Established in 1922, the Rho Chi Society seeks to advance pharmacy through sustained intellectual leadership. As the academic honor society in pharmacy, the Rho Chi Society works to encourage and recognize intellectual achievement; stimulate critical inquiry to advance pharmacy; contribute to the development of intellectual leaders; promote the highest ethical standards; and foster collaboration. Membership in The Rho Chi Society is a privilege accorded to the few who distinguish themselves by their academic … Continued

Stephen Frye receives Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award, tops $2 million, supports small molecule research to identify new approaches to modulating drug targets

March 26, 2021

Each day, Stephen Frye, Ph.D., works to identify pharmacologic approaches to intervene in novel drug targets within the human body with the goal of creating new therapeutic interventions that will directly aid patients. Today, he’s pushing his work further with the support of a prestigious Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award, a mechanism that aims to enhance investigator scientific productivity and the chances for important breakthroughs. The five-year grant totals $2,129,195 and will support his research project, “Probing Allostery In Methyl-Lysine Reader Domains.” “This award will enable a broad, thematic approach to establishing allosteric interventions in an emerging class of drug targets, … Continued

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy achieves highest residency match rate in US among schools with 50+ matching

March 22, 2021

Pharm.D. students from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy achieved the highest American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) PGY1 residency match rate among schools of pharmacy in the U.S. with 50 or more students matching with a residency program in round one. Of the 77 UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students who submitted a rank list, 75.5% matched with a PY1 residency program. Students matched with a residency in 22 states. The national match rate average for all schools of pharmacy in the U.S. was 63.5%. “We are thrilled for our students as they continue to be top candidates for … Continued

Meet alum DeLon Canterbury, President and Chief Executive Officer at GeriatRx, Inc.

March 19, 2021

DeLon Canterbury, Pharm.D., BCGP, (Class of ’14), is President and Chief Executive Officer of GeriatRx, Inc. in Durham, N.C., and is a Certified Community Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Consultant. Canterbury has dedicated his career to serving low income and rural socioeconomic populations across the Triangle, aiming to give his patients healthier lives by supporting them in their health journeys. Q: Please describe your practice setting. What makes your career path unique? A: I work as a consultant pharmacist at GeriatRx, which uses a patient-centered approach to holistic care. We implement telehealth, Comprehensive Medication Management  and Pharmacogenomics to provide cost-effective solutions for patients. … Continued

Harold and Carol Kohn establish Distinguished Alumni Lectureship to honor alums, faculty, staff, inspire future generations of pharmacy students

March 15, 2021

Harold and Carol Kohn have a dedicated interest in contributing to a better society, health care, patients’ lives and students’ education in health care. Their work continues with a generous gift to establish the Harold and Carol Kohn Distinguished Alumni Lectureship at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  The purpose of the annual lecture is to honor the contributions of alumni of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and to recognize faculty and staff who have empowered alumni achievements. The lecture will also serve to inspire current and future pharmacy students. “We look forward to seeing the students we have now … Continued

Neel Swamy elected president of The Graduate and Professional Student Federation, first pharmacy student to hold position

March 12, 2021

The Graduate and Professional Student Federation held its annual elections on March 2, electing third-year pharmacy student Neel Swamy as 2021-22 president – the first pharmacy student to hold the position. The Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF) is the governing body of graduate and professional students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The GPSF empowers its constituents to exercise their agency over University and personal affairs. Their mission is to provide graduate and professional students with the support and resources they need to succeed academically; advocate with and for students to ensure current educational, occupational, and … Continued