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Professor Ronny Bell named the new Chair of the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy

November 8, 2022

Professor Ronny A. Bell, Ph.D., MS has been named the new Chair of the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (DPOP) at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, effective January 1, 2023 Dr. Bell is currently a Professor with tenure in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He also serves as Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement and Director of the Office of Cancer Health Equity at the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Bell completed his Bachelor of … Continued

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy collaboration with UNC Project Malawi supported by a NIH grant. 

November 2, 2022

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is one of five schools included in a research grant from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the project “Adapting a point of use test card, the chemoPAD, for protecting chemotherapy drug quality in sub-Saharan Africa.” This project is led by Professor Marya Lieberman Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame who developed the chemoPAD technology.  This project’s goal is to validate a new technology for detecting inferior quality chemotherapy products at the point of use in four countries; Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, and Cameroon. These countries do not … Continued

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy professors conduct research into online chemotherapy medication access

October 21, 2022

Professors Sachiko Ozawa, Ph.D., M.H.S and Benyam Muluneh,  PharmD., BCOP, CPP at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy have published research into the online availability of chemotherapy medication. Their research details the risks patients may face when purchasing their medication online and strategies they can use to keep themselves safe. Their work marks a special collaboration between DPET (Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics) and PACE (Practice Advancement and Clinical Education). “We don’t usually get to work across divisions as often as we would like,” said Ozawa. “This research served as a great opportunity for Benyam to offer clinical expertise and for me … Continued

Daniel Gonzalez, Pharm.D., Ph.D., receives ASCPT Early Investigator Award

October 12, 2022

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Daniel Gonzalez, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2023 Leon I. Goldberg Early Investigator Award. Established in 1986, the annual award honors young scientists for accomplishments in the field of clinical pharmacology early in their career. Nominees are academic, industrial, or regulatory scientists who have made a substantial contribution to clinical pharmacology within 10 years of the completion of an advanced degree and/or a post-doctoral fellowship or residency program. The award will be presented at the ASCPT Annual Meeting where Gonzalez will present a lecture summarizing the work that forms the basis of the … Continued

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Posters Honored by AACP

October 5, 2022

Two posters presented by UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy professors, Suzie Harris and Jackie Zeeman were recognized as Top 5 selections for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Best Poster Award for the Social and Administration Section. Their posters, “Be Well: Qualitative Evaluation of Factors Influencing Students Pharmacists’ Wellbeing” and “Identifying Workplace Factors that Influence Pharmacy Faculty Well-Being” were recognized as being in the top 10% of all posters submitted in this section.  “The purpose of these posters was to utilize qualitative methods to identify factors that contribute to faculty and pharmacy student well-being and burnout as well as identify … Continued

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