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Ameya Chaudhari named 2023 Kathryne A. Brewington Graduate Research Award winner

January 8, 2024

Ph.D. candidate Ameya Chaudhari is the 2023 recipient of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Kathryne A. Brewington Graduate Research Award.   The School presents the award annually to the most outstanding doctoral student in pharmaceutical sciences in honor of the late Katherine Brewington’s commitment to public service and higher education. Brewington passed away while pursuing her doctoral degree at the School.  “Receiving the Kathryne A. Brewington Graduate Student Research Award is a significant milestone for me,” he said. “It not only validates my dedication and hard work throughout my academic journey, but also strengthens my commitment to contribute to the … Read more

Neal Fowler to deliver Spring Commencement address

January 4, 2024

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is proud to announce alumnus Neal Fowler, B.S. Pharm ‘84, M.B.A. ‘88, as the 2024 Commencement speaker.  “I cannot adequately express my excitement and appreciation in being asked to deliver the spring commencement address,” said Fowler. “The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy laid the groundwork for my career in life science. It will be an honor to be a part of a special weekend for these remarkable graduates.”  As a double Tar Heel and Raleigh native, his love for Carolina runs deep, and he has been one of the School’s most active volunteers. Fowler … Read more

Erin Heinzen granted tenure in DPET

January 3, 2024

Erin Heinzen, Pharm.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics (DPET) at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, has been granted tenure. She also holds a joint appointment in the UNC Department of Genetics.  “Tenure is a great honor to receive. I am very thankful for the support of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine. I look forward to our continued successes,” Heinzen said.  Heinzen joined the School in 2020 from Columbia University where she previously served as deputy director of the Institute of Genetic Medicine and was the Herbert Irving Assistant … Read more

The Career of Leaf Huang: Intellectual Curiosity and Impact

December 20, 2023

Written by Zach Read Earlier this semester, Leaf Huang, Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics (DPMP), and a Professor in the joint UNC-NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering, taught his last class at Carolina. Leaf is retiring after a long career—one dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of cancer, improving the lives of cancer patients, and sharing his passion for the intellectual challenges of molecular pharmaceutics and drug delivery with his students. “My experience at UNC has been fantastic,” Leaf says. Leaf began his academic career at the University of Tennessee in the 1970s and … Read more

Meet the 2023 staff award winners

December 18, 2023

Each year, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy recognizes the achievements of staff who excel in their area of expertise and who help create an engaging culture by upholding the School’s values and mission. With the addition of two new categories, there are a total of nine award winners this year.  Behind the Scenes – Vishal Tiwari  This person quietly gets the job done and remains dedicated to those we serve. “I am really grateful for having such a wonderful team and managers! It makes me happy and motivated to see them recognize my ‘behind the scenes’ efforts,” said Vishal … Read more

Expanding School’s reach at prestigious national conference

December 13, 2023

Creating an engaging culture is a priority for leaders at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, such that it’s built into the School’s BEYOND strategic plan. Underscoring their commitment to this priority, School leaders attended the 2023 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) in Phoenix, Arizona last month.  ABRCMS is one of the largest meetings in the country to showcase minority talent, with approximately 5,550 individuals attending this year. It aims to promote diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, and brings together students, faculty and researchers from across the country. Staff from the UNC … Read more

Student selected for first Community Pharmacy Student Scholar Leader Program

December 11, 2023

Caroline Eason, Pharm.D. candidate, Class of 2025, is a third generation UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy student who plans to follow her grandfather and father’s footsteps in community pharmacy.  “Watching my grandfather in my early childhood and my dad today serving our community – it’s inspired me to go into pharmacy and community pharmacy specifically,” Eason said.  Growing up in Lawndale, North Carolina, she witnessed the impact of a community pharmacy through her family and is excited to be part of the inaugural Community Pharmacy Student Scholar Leader Program, created by the Academia-Community Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative.   This program selected … Read more

New health tech platform to help fight the opioid crisis

December 6, 2023

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation (EII), within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, is set to launch a new health tech platform aimed at serving patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The platform, dubbed Goldie, is a case management tool for community paramedics and peer support specialists serving patients with OUD. EII has chosen coastal Carteret County to be one of the first locations to pilot Goldie.   “We are excited to pilot our Goldie digital health solution in Carteret County. We believe the county represents the patient needs well of those suffering with opioid use disorder in Eastern North Carolina,” … Read more

Art, equity and health care

December 4, 2023

With the goal of shifting perspectives and raising self-awareness, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy faculty and staff attended the first of three Ackland Art & Equity events to gain a greater understanding of the power of equity in education and health care.  “The Ackland Art & Equity event was designed with the understanding that all our work is made possible through connection. It highlights individual experiences and how each of our unique perspectives creates something that can’t exist without collaboration,” said Amanda Storyward, director of organizational diversity and inclusion (ODI) at the School.   This event was hosted by the School’s … Read more

Associate Dean Carla White promoted to associate professor

November 29, 2023

Carla Y. White has been promoted to associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education (PACE) at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is also a pharmacist and the Associate Dean of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion at the School.   White is a highly regarded thought leader, educator, influencer and pragmatic disruptor in the cultural intelligence space. In her role, she leads in strategic planning, organizational design, developing and articulating a communication strategy, identifying gaps, addressing challenges, developing best practices, determining relevant metrics and facilitating strategic partnerships.  “This promotion represents a responsibility to reimagine and bring something … Read more