UNT System College of Pharmacy

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Pharmacy students travel to Austin for lesson in advocacyBy Jan Jarvis    Nearly a quarter of UNT System College of Pharmacy students took a day off from their classes to get a lesson in advocacy.  The students joined nearly 600 pharmacy professionals from throughout the state for Pharmacist Day at the Capitol in Austin. The Texas Pharmacy Association organized the event.   Pharmacist Day offers Read More »

Mar 21, 2019

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In the classroom: Pharmacy students debate dispensing medical marijuanaBy Jan Jarvis   First-year pharmacy students recently got a glimpse of how tough their careers might be one day when they debated their role in dispensing medical marijuana. It is better to have a pharmacist who is educated in drug interactions, adverse effects and safe effective dosing rather someone at a dispensary who may Read More »

Feb 28, 2019

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Escape rooms offer pharmacy students innovative learning experienceBy Alex Branch   Escape rooms, the popular adventure game where people solve puzzles to escape a locked area, are good for testing mental strength under pressure. Turns out, they’re also good for learning how to be a pharmacist. UNT Health Science Center 2nd-year pharmacy students completed an innovative learning experience in the form of Read More »

Feb 4, 2019

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For pharmacy class, a lesson in living with HIVBy Jan Jarvis   Shelia Neal can’t recall much of what happened on the day she learned she was HIV positive because of the sheer shock of it all. But one thing stands out. “Until then, I had never had a doctor bend down and look at me eye-to-eye,” she said. “But she did, and Read More »

Dec 12, 2018

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Professor honored by American College of Clinical PharmacologyBy Jan Jarvis   For more than 30 years, Michael Jann, PharmD, has collaborated with physicians, scientists, pharmacists and other health care professionals with the goal of improving patient care. His outstanding achievements and contributions were recently recognized by the American College of Clinical Pharmacology’s Excellence in Achievement Program. HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s Read More »

Nov 29, 2018

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Team studying rare disorder discovers novel way to target melanomaBy Jan Jarvis   While studying a rare genetic disorder called NGLY1 deficiency, UNT Health Science Center researchers discovered a new targeted treatment for combating melanoma, a skin cancer that kills about 9,000 people in the United States each year. Their research was recently published in the British Journal of Cancer. The discovery came when Read More »

Nov 5, 2018

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UNT System honors scientist who conducts drug studiesBy Jan Jarvis   One drug treats hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia. Another treats complicated intra-abdominal infections. And a third treats skin infections. These are among the many drugs that Jerry Simecka, PhD, has evaluated as part of the discovery process since establishing the Pre-Clinical Services group at UNT Health Science Center a decade ago. The successful Read More »

Sep 12, 2018

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Taking home a top pharmacy prize for empathyBy Jan Jarvis   When UNT System College of Pharmacy student of Ellias Hismeh sat down to counsel an older patient taking an opioid and an anti-depressant he faced a daunting task. The woman refused to talk to him. “She was just stone-faced the whole time,” he said. “I tried to ask open-ended questions but Read More »

Sep 7, 2018

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The next generation of health care providersBy Alex Branch   A new generation of physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants and pharmacists formally began their journey into the health care profession Friday at the UNT Health Science Center White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is a rite of passage that encourages new students to fulfill a psychological contract for professionalism and empathy as future Read More »

Aug 27, 2018

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Move-in day approaching for new campus buildingBy Eric Parker   Move-in day is coming for the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building (IREB). The target date is Oct. 22. The five-story, 173,000-square-foot building will house and support the UNT System College of Pharmacy, the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, and the North Texas Eye Research Institute. The project is ahead of Read More »

Aug 9, 2018