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Former Interim Dean Thakker, wife Kailas, support Global Pharmacy Scholarships

November 12, 2019

Four years ago, former Interim Dean Dhiren Thakker, Ph.D., and his wife, Kailas Thakker, Ph.D., made a gift to initiate the Global Pharmacy Scholarships (GPS) Program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in an effort to improve health around the world and inform pharmacy practice at home. “Giving our students a global experience is a passion of mine,” Dhiren Thakker said. “It is my hope that their experience in the GPS program will be transformative, opening their hearts to the health-care challenges of people who are less fortunate and their minds to learning from the rich diversity of people … Continued


Dean Kashuba earns ASCPT’s Rawls-Palmer Progress in Medicine Award

October 30, 2019

Each year, the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (ASCPT) recognizes individuals who exhibit outstanding science and achievement in clinical pharmacology and translational science. ASCPT’s awards span clinical pharmacology, translational medicine and therapeutics, and recognize every stage of a career path. This year, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Dean Angela Kashuba received the Rawls-Palmer Progress in Medicine Award. The award was established in 1978 by Dr. W. B. Rawls to further his commitment to continuing medical education and its impact on patient care. The goal of the Rawls-Palmer Progress in Medicine Award is to incorporate the efforts of modern … Continued


UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy celebrates new Dean Angela Kashuba

October 1, 2019

Hundreds from across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus gathered on Oct. 1 to celebrate UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Angela Kashuba on her first day as dean of the School. During the event held at the Carolina Club, Kashuba shared her vision and goals for the School, including supporting the people who make up the School, investing in further service to the state of North Carolina, and building upon impactful innovation. “As the new dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to build upon the School’s success and culture of excellence,” said Kashuba, … Continued


Interim Dean Thakker delivers final lecture to School

September 27, 2019

While Dhiren Thakker’s time as interim dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy may be coming to an end on Sept. 30, his work is far from over. Nearly 170 gathered at The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Cultural and History on Sept. 27, to hear the dean give a final lecture to the School and learn about the next step in his career. The lecture, titled Legacy Lecture Series: “A Tale of an Accidental Academic,” captured his transition from India to the United States, his research interests, his research findings and focus on the future. The lecture … Continued


UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy announces new director for its Eshelman Institute for Innovation

September 23, 2019

John Bamforth, former Eli Lilly and Company executive, will assume director role on Oct. 1  The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that John Bamforth, Ph.D., has joined the School as director of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation (EII). The Eshelman Institute for Innovation was established in 2014 with a $100 million gift from Dr. Fred Eshelman. The Institute aims to accelerate the creation and development of ideas leading to discoveries of new medicines and technologies, and transformative changes in pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences education and health care. Bamforth will begin in the director role on October 1, and … Continued


Brian Lawson named UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy inaugural Global Executive in Residence

July 2, 2019

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has selected Brian Lawson, Pharm.D., Senior Director of Professional Affairs and International Engagement with the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), as the first Global Executive in Residence with its Office of Global Engagement through June 30, 2020. As the Executive in Residence, Lawson will continue his work with BPS while sharing his talents with UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, students and residents. He will also be engaging in learning objectives and development opportunities to advance pharmacy practice and education, as well as board certification in the U.S and the broader global community. … Continued


School honors life of former Dean Tom Miya

June 18, 2019

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy reflects on the extraordinary life of former Dean Tom Miya, who passed away on May 30, at the age of 96. Dean Miya, born in Hanford, California, led the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from 1977 to 1992. During his tenure, the growth of pharmacy education at the School began to unfold, the North Carolina AHEC program began, and the Pharmacy Foundation of North Carolina undertook aggressive action in developing its assets. Dean Miya had a powerful story of perseverance that included surviving Japanese internment camps during WWII, pushing to be accepted into pharmacy … Continued


UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Selects New Dean

May 30, 2019

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has selected Angela Kashuba, B.Sc.Phm., Pharm.D., DABCP, FCP, to be the next dean of the School. Kashuba, who currently chairs the School’s Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics (DPET), will assume her new position as dean on October 1, pending final approval by the University’s Board of Trustees. “It has been my great honor to be a part of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to build upon the School’s success and culture of innovation,” Kashuba said. “I look forward to working with our brilliant students, … Continued


Building Something Great

May 30, 2019

When Neal Fowler ’84 (B.S. Pharm.), ’88 (M.B.A.) rang the closing bell on the Nasdaq trading floor in August 2018 — marking Liquidia’s initial public offering from the prior month, he thought about the people around him. The CEO of Liquidia Technologies thought about the patients whose lives would benefit from the products his company was developing. He also thought about the scientists who had dedicated nearly 20 years to the nanotechnology they helped develop as post-doctoral researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “It was a moment of great academic work coming out of Carolina,” Fowler … Continued


Eshelman Institute for Innovation awards $3.5 million across 24 research projects

May 29, 2019

On June 1, the Eshelman Institute for Innovation (EII) awarded $3.5 million across 24 projects to support research and education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The EII, created in 2014 with a $100 million gift from alumnus and pharmaceutical executive, Fred Eshelman, serves as an engine for innovation within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Continuing on the previous theme, in this cycle the Institute is funding innovative solutions to address society’s pressing problems in healthcare, such as developing therapeutics for cancer, utilizing 3D approaches to treat osteoporosis, developing artificial intelligence to predict adverse drug events, and implementing … Continued