Olivia Dong Receives Brewington Award

February 28, 2018

Olivia Dong, a doctoral student in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, is the recipient of the School’s Kathryne A. Brewington Graduate Student Research Award for 2017. The School presents the award … 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

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

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

PharmAlliance Conferences Bring Pharmacy World to Chapel Hill

November 21, 2017

The members of PharmAlliance gathered in Chapel Hill Nov. 15 to 19 as the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy hosted researchers and educators from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and University College London in the United Kingdom for a five-day, … Continued

Cao Receives R35 Outstanding Investigator Grant

November 16, 2017

Yanguang “Carter” Cao, Ph.D., has received an R35 Outstanding Investigator Grant worth $1.85 million over five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to create a platform to optimize antibody-based therapy. “Therapeutic antibodies have achieved great success in … Continued