Translating discoveries into better education for our students, economic benefits for our state and beyond and better health for our citizens.

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy faculty understand that the practice and science of pharmacy is constantly changing — because they are the ones changing it. The number of primary faculty grew 69 percent from 2005 to 2014 and includes approximately 75 on-campus and 30 off-campus clinical practitioners and researchers who work on the leading edge of pharmaceutical practice and research.

Our faculty have dedicated themselves to breakthrough research, cutting-edge health-care methods and innovative instruction. External research funding rose 245 percent from 2004 to 2013 to approximately $23 million, second among the nation’s pharmacy schools. Discoveries by our faculty have resulted in 165 patents — 131 of which were issued in the last ten years — and a total of 19 spin-off companies.

Using a variety of methods to engage students in the classroom, in the lab and in experiential settings, our faculty help prepare students for a future in research, industry, practice or education. Their expertise translates directly to the quality of the education received by our professional and graduate students for whom they serve as teachers, mentors and preceptors.


Yanguang “Carter” Cao, Ph.D., Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

Yanguang Cao Joins DPET Faculty as Assistant Professor

August 24, 2015

Yanguang “Carter” Cao, Ph.D., has joined the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as of August 1. Cao comes to UNC from the State University of New York at Buffalo. “Dr. Cao’s dedication … Continued

Dan Crona, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Daniel Crona to Join DPET as Assistant Professor

August 18, 2015

Daniel Crona, Pharm.D., Ph.D., will join the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a tenure-track assistant professor on October 1. Crona will also have an appointment at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital … Continued

Peter Koval

Peter Koval Wins Cone Health Award for Role as Educator

July 2, 2015

Peter Koval, PharmD has received this year’s Teaching Award from the 2015 graduating class of the Cone Health Family Medicine Physician Residency Program at Cone Health in Greensboro, N.C. Koval is an associate professor of clinical education at the UNC … Continued


Shrewsbury Reappointed to USP Compounding Committee

June 25, 2015

Robert Shrewsbury, PhD, has been elected to serve a second five-year term on the Compounding Expert Committee of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention. The USP publishes the U.S. Pharmacopeia and National Formulary, which sets standards for prescription and over-the-counter drugs … Continued

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