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James Rosen named CEO of READDI

September 28, 2022

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation initiative leader brings a convergence of public health passion, business acumen and entrepreneurial leadership to the role.   James “Jimmy” Rosen has been named inaugural CEO of the Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Development Initiative, the Carolina-based global non-profit organization that brings together leaders from industry, government, philanthropic organizations and academic research institutions to rapidly and efficiently develop novel drugs.   READDI began with a groundbreaking collaboration between the University, the UNC Eshelman Institute for Innovation and the Structural Genomics Consortium. The READDI team works to give humanity an early advantage against future diseases, such as COVID-19.  It’s a … Continued

Celebrating World Pharmacists Day 2022

September 25, 2022

Happy World Pharmacists Day!  Today we celebrate the 12th annual World Pharmacists Day – a day celebrating pharmacists around the world. This year’s theme celebrates how the profession is united for health, regardless of and overcoming conflict, different politics and cultures, and economic disparity.    With this year’s theme in mind, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy would like to recognize a few of the many ways our pharmacy educators, researchers, and learners are uniting for health. Additionally, we thank all our partners as they work to address global health and educate the next generation of pharmacists at home and around … Continued

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation powers bold ideas into real-world impact for patients

September 21, 2022

With passion from its leader, the Eshelman Institute for Innovation empowers UNC translation through a culture of diversity, drive and delivery.   “Innovation is seeing what everyone has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” The quote from Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the Novel Prize winning biochemist, appropriately sums up the energy, drive, and “moonshot” attitude that John Bamforth, PhD, brings to his role as Director of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation.  John grew up in the northwest part of England in a blue-collar mining town. He comes by his work ethic and affinity for sales from a hard-working family with a father who was a … Continued

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy presents new health and wellness website for teens

September 14, 2022

A new website ( designed by and for teens has just launched, allowing teenagers and their peers to receive immediate health and wellness tips. “Information for the Evolving Teenager,” or IUVEO, was created to share information and resources about a variety of relevant medical conditions and situations that teenagers may experience at this stage in their lives. With easy to navigate pages dedicated to asthma, ADHD, vaping/smoking, diabetes, depression, and more, some  pages also contain phone numbers for immediate assistance. The website also has one-page question prompt list for each topic. Teenagers can print a question prompt list, check the … Continued

Q&A with SNPhA National Vice President Tatiana Hines

September 7, 2022

PY4 Student Tatiana Hines was recently elected the National Vice President of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA). We conducted a Q&A with Tatiana to learn more about her pharmacy journey and the next steps for her future.   Q: Could you tell us a little about yourself? A: I am a first generation PY4 student from a small town in Southern New Jersey called Sicklerville. I am the youngest of 3 and come from a family with a heavy sports background! Although I don’t play sports competitively, I enjoy playing tennis when I can.   Q: What got you interested in becoming … Continued

School creates early assurance program partnership with University of North Carolina Asheville

May 13, 2022

Enrolled and incoming University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA) students who express interest in pursuing a doctoral degree in pharmacy may now be eligible for assured admission to the Pharm.D. program at the University of North Carolina’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy. An Early Assurance Program (EAP) partnership between the two institutions was signed in March. This will be the fourth early assurance partnership agreement the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has established in North Carolina as it works to prepare the next generation of pharmacy leaders. This program offers early assurance of admission into the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s … Continued

School remains in top 10 QS World University Rankings

May 4, 2022

In April, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy clinched the No. 7 ranking in the 2022 QS World University Rankings for the Best World Universities in Pharmacy and Pharmacology. “We are very excited by this news. It reflects the great work being performed by our faculty, staff, students, alumni and partners who are working daily to advance the fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences,” said Angela Kashuba, dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. “This is also a testament to our unique international partnership, PharmAlliance, in collaboration with two other top-10 ranked pharmacy schools at Monash University and University … Continued

Students collaborate in Western NC to help communities through COVID-19 crisis

July 8, 2020

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students teamed up with UNC medical and public health students to make a difference in the lives of Western North Carolina residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, the students completed an interprofessional rotation in Western North Carolina called the “Rural Interprofessional Response to COVID-19.” Four Pharm.D. students, five medical students and nine public health students were placed into teams and worked on real-world problems as it pertained to meeting the needs of communities that were vulnerable to negative outcomes during the health crisis. The teams focused on five areas: older adults (addressing social isolation), migrant … Continued

Alumnus receives Remington Honor Medal, highest honor in pharmacy

January 27, 2020

John Grabenstein, RPh, Ph.D., aims to fill each day with small accomplishments that one day accumulate for the greater good of humanity. The retired colonel and former global director of medical affairs for Merck Vaccines, spent each day of his pharmacy career focused on educating the community on the importance of vaccines, specifically the role pharmacists play in delivering vaccinations. Those days compiled into 27 years of service in the United States Army where he oversaw the U.S. Defense Department immunization program for 9 million troops, retirees and family members as the head of the Military Vaccine Agency. While a … Continued

Savage honored with The Ohio State’s Clinical Achievement Award

January 6, 2020

Even after decades in the field of pharmacy, Scott Savage said he still gets a nervous feeling in the pit of his stomach because he’s doing work he’s passionate about and he wants to get it right. Savage, Pharm.D., MS, felt those same butterflies as he accepted The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Jerry Siegel Clinical Achievement Award on Dec. 8, in Las Vegas. Savage earned his Master of Science, Health-System Pharmacy Administration from the university and completed his residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The Jerry Siegel Clinical Achievement Award is intended to recognize one … Continued