Persky Promoted to Clinical Professor

February 23, 2018

Adam M. Persky, Ph.D., has been promoted to clinical professor. He served previously as a clinical associate professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics. Persky has been at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy since 2004. From 2011 … Continued

Patients Satisfied with Pharmacists Conducting Wellness Visits

February 19, 2018

Patients undergoing a Medicare annual wellness visit say they would be satisfied and comfortable with having a clinical pharmacist practitioner working alone conduct the visit rather than having a physician do it, according to a new study from the University … Continued

Continuing Education for Pharmacists Falls Short on Naloxone

February 16, 2018

Pharmacists who are allowed to dispense naloxone, an opioid reversal agent, without a prescription are often uncomfortable talking to patients about the drug, and the profession’s continuing education programs aren’t helping, according to a new study from the University of … Continued

Herb Patterson, Pharm.D.

Patterson Named New Mentoring Director

January 31, 2018

J. Herbert Patterson, Pharm.D., executive vice chair of the division of pharmacotherapy and experimental pharmaceutics, was named director of the Bill and Karen Campbell Faculty Mentoring Program on Jan. 1. He succeeds Dhiren Thakker, Ph.D., who held the post for … Continued

Time to Get Serious about Nanomaterials Databases, UNC Scientists Say

January 30, 2018

Nanomaterials researchers urgently need well-structured and publicly accessible databases to advance their field, according to scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Research Triangle Institute. RTI transferred the Nanomaterial Registry database to UNC-Chapel Hill, and … Continued

Koval Reappointed as BPS Chair

January 30, 2018

Peter Koval, Pharm.D., has been reappointed to serve a three-year term on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Board of Directors and elected as the 2019 chair of the organization. The chair commitment includes a year as chair-elect, a year as … Continued

Huang, Roth among 2017’s Most Highly Cited Researchers

January 29, 2018

Leaf Huang, Ph.D., and Bryan Roth, M.D., Ph.D., both faculty members at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, were included in Clarivate Analytics’ roster of the most highly cited researchers of 2017. Clarivate Analytics assembled the roster of more than … Continued

Steeb Receives APhA New Practitioner Award

January 26, 2018

David Steeb, Pharm.D., M.P.H., is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished New Practitioner Award from the American Pharmacists Association. The award recognizes a new practitioner, within the first five years of practice, who has demonstrated distinctive achievements in mentorship, service … Continued

Stefanie Ferreri

Ferreri Receives APhA Pharmacy Practice Award

January 25, 2018

Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D., is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award in Pharmacy Practice from the American Pharmacists Association. The award recognizes an individual who has developed or implemented an innovative, original pharmacy program or service that is significant to … Continued

Betsy Sleath in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sleath Receives APhA-APRS Research Achievement Award

January 24, 2018

Betsy Sleath, Ph.D., is the recipient of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science 2018 Research Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding, meritorious achievement in any of the pharmaceutical sciences. Sleath is the George H. Cocolas Distinguished … Continued

Watkins Honored with 2018 ASPET Toxicology Career Award

January 11, 2018

Paul Watkins, M.D., is the recipient of the 2018 American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Division for Toxicology Career Award. Watkins is the Howard Q. Ferguson Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics and director of the … Continued

Bryan Roth

UNC Scientists Take a Big Step toward a Better Opioid

January 10, 2018

For the first time, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators solved the crystal structure of the activated kappa opioid receptor bound to a morphine derivative. They then created a new drug-like compound that activates only that … Continued

Jacqueline Bezençon, Ph.D., receives the 2017 Irma Tschudi-Steiner Award at the University of Basel in Switzerland. Photo by Christian Flierl.

Postdoc Bezençon Receives University of Basel Thesis Award

December 15, 2017

Jacqueline Bezençon, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research associate at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, received the 2017 Irma Tschudi-Steiner Award for the best female pharmaceutical sciences Ph.D. thesis at the University of Basel in Basel, Switzerland. Bezençon is a postdoc … Continued

Kamakshi Rao Receives ABMT Lifetime Achievement Award

December 13, 2017

Kamakshi Rao, Pharm.D., clinical manager at UNC Hospitals and Clinics, is the recipient of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Pharmacy Special Interest Group Lifetime Achievement Award, which she will accept at the annual Blood and Marrow Transplant … Continued

Kabanov to Lead Russian-American Science Society

December 13, 2017

Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov, Ph.D., Dr.Sci., is the president-elect of the Russian-American Science Association. Kabanov was elected to his new post at the organization’s annual meeting at Northwestern University in Chicago on Nov. 4 and 5, where he also received the … Continued

Kabanov Elected to National Academy of Inventors

December 12, 2017

Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov, Ph.D., Dr.Sci., Mescal Swaim Feruguson Distinguished Professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the organization announced Tuesday. Kabanov is the director of the School’s Center … Continued

Albert Bowers

Bowers Receives $1.9 M NIGMS Outstanding Investigator Award

December 7, 2017

Albert Bowers, Ph.D., has received a R35 Outstanding Investigator Award worth more than $1.9 million over five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study the chemoenzymatic synthesis, mode of action and evolution of natural product-based macrocycles. … Continued

Fang Promoted to Associate Professor, Granted Tenure

December 4, 2017

Gang Fang, Pharm.D., Ph.D., has been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Fang’s research centers on evaluating treatment utilization and outcomes in … Continued

Carpenter, Corbett Win Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Workshop

December 1, 2017

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy faculty members Amanda Corbett, Pharm.D., and Delesha Carpenter, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., were among the winners of this year’s Chancellor’s Faculty Entrepreneurship Workshop. The two-and-a-half day workshop, called “The Entrepreneurial Mindset – Maximizing Faculty Impact,” split participating … Continued