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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 at the virtual NCPA Annual Convention in mid-October. The purpose of the competition is to motivate … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

T32 Carolina Cancer Nanotechnology Training Program renewed for another five years

August 12, 2020

Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov, Ph.D., Dr.Sci., recently received a five-year renewal of his T32 Carolina Cancer Nanotechnology Training Program (CCNTP), totaling more than $2.3 million in funding. The Carolina Cancer Nanotechnology Training Program is a 24-to 36-month National Cancer Institute–sponsored T32 postdoctoral training program offered at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The overarching goal of the CCNTP is to equip a cohort of outstanding young scientists with the multidisciplinary concepts and skills needed to improve cancer diagnosis and therapy based on concepts, tools and discoveries made in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Following the program, Kabanov said trainees become significant contributors to … Read more

Eshelman Institute for Innovation announces new Steering Board members

August 7, 2020

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation (EII) is pleased to announce the addition of four new Steering Board members. These individuals represent a broad array of experience in biopharmaceutical/therapeutic innovation, which will build on the talent of the existing Board Members. New members include: H Stewart Parker is Principal of Parker BioConsulting. She has extensive experience in the BioPharma industry including the founding of Targeted Genetics Corporation (Nasdaq: TGEN). While in Washington state she also served as CEO of the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (WBBA). Much of her early career was spent at Immunex Corporation. Stewart now lives in Chapel … Read more

Precision dose measurement for the smallest patients

August 5, 2020

UNC-Chapel Hill startup and KickStart Venture Services award winner Assure Technologies developed a novel medical device for precise, error-free dose measurement of medications for pediatric patients Story by Shellie Edge, photography, Sarah Daniels, Innovate Carolina The Assure Technologies device can measure the smallest doses accurately. As a patient undergoing chemotherapy, the last thing that should be on your mind is if you will receive the right dose of medication during treatment. And for parents of pediatric chemotherapy patients, where lifesaving doses are even smaller, trust in health care providers to deliver accurate measurement of medication doses is especially important. One … Read more