UNT System College of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Research
HSC College of Pharmacy’s research ranking rose to No. 36 in the U.S.By Diane Smith-Pinckney Increased grant funding at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, College of Pharmacy helped push its institutional total research ranking up from No. 54 in the nation to No. 36, according to a listing published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).   The College’s total funded research grants reached more than $6.8 million in fiscal year 2020, according to AACP’s rankings. Despite the pandemic, the College of Pharmacy faculty more than Read More »

Oct 5, 2021

Dr. Annesha White
Whole health: How pharmacists are working to bridge health disparitiesBy Krista Roberts   Even as pharmacists help patients fight COVID-19, they are looking for ways to solve health disparities – a societal ill that plagues communities nationwide. Every day pharmacists are helping patients with COVID-19 and the delta variant, through therapies and medicines that can help them survive. Pharmacists can be found at COVID-19 Read More »

Sep 3, 2021

Students in white coats
More than 400 HSC students to participate in Aug. 20 White Coat CeremonyBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) will present white coats to more than 400 students during a rite of passage ceremony for future health care providers at Will Rogers Memorial Center Auditorium on Aug. 20 at 9 a.m.   Students from the Physician Assistant Studies program, Department of Physical Therapy, System College of Pharmacy, and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) will receive coats during Read More »

Aug 19, 2021

Melissa Lewis
2021 Faculty Achievement Award honorees announced By Krista Roberts HSC faculty experienced a year like no other, but they continued to excel during extraordinary circumstances with great determination, resilience and dedication.  Each year, Faculty Achievement Award finalists are recognized for exemplary performance in at least three of the following categories: teaching, research/scholarship, service, clinical service and leadership. Nominated by their peers, the five Read More »

May 24, 2021

Recent HSC Class of 2021 grad, Dr. Samantha Watson
Pharmacy graduate overcomes difficult journey to fulfill her dreamsBy Krista Roberts  When Samantha Watson was in middle school, she dreamed of becoming a doctor. Through many ups, downs and detours along the way, she realized her dream Friday when she finally held that title, Doctor of Pharmacy, from the HSC College of Pharmacy.   “It’s very surreal,” Watson said. “The magnitude of it hasn’t hit me yet.”  Her journey is one of sheer determination Read More »

May 19, 2021

HSC students volunteer to conduct student eye screenings. (left to right) second-year student pharmacists, Meredith Kenerley, Kelli Mosley and TCOM first-year student, Salma Omar
NTERI and HSC students continue critical eye screenings during pandemicBy Krista Roberts  The North Texas Eye Research Institute (NTERI) is making an impact in the community through free vision screenings and educational outreach. Through a collaboration with the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD), NTERI performs state-mandated eye screenings for students under age six and with special needs, helping identify vision disorders at a critical stage of their learning. “We know Read More »

May 13, 2021

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Women’s History Month 2021As Women’s History Month draws to a close, HSC College of Pharmacy would like to recognize the immense contributions and significant gains women are making in the pharmacy profession. According to a 2019 National Pharmacist Workforce Study, the pharmacy profession is female dominated, with women making up two-thirds of the workforce in 2019, compared to Read More »

Mar 30, 2021

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A new collaboration to better understand Keratoconus DystrophyDrs. Dimitrios Karamichos and Melissa Petersen at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, are teaming with DownSyndrome Achieves (DSA) Biobank in Ohio to find clues about Keratoconus Dystrophy. Their research will help better identify individuals with Down syndrome who are at risk of the disease and whether this disease can be prevented with medicine.  “Keratoconus is a complex, multifactorial, corneal disease that remains a mystery, in the context of Read More »

Mar 10, 2021

Dr. Hongli Wu
HSC researcher sees potential for retinal protection with new research grantA large number of veterans and military members experience eye trauma and potential vision loss due to service-related injuries. With the support of a research grant from the Department of Defense (DoD), researcher Dr. Hongli Wu is on the cusp of developing a delivery agent to protect those ailments.   The Vision Research Program (VRP) Investigator-Initiated Research Award is a highly competitive grant with a defined vision Read More »

Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Annesha White
Pharmacy faculty inspires growing leadership through innovationBy Arnessa Blanks Innovation is key when building new systems in the pharmacy industry and can be crucial to maintaining quality of life and potentially prolonging it. Students in the HSC College of Pharmacy PHAR 7335 class participated in the 2020 Innovation Challenge project to practice innovation and leadership skills in the pharmacy profession. The project was directed by Annesha White, PharmD, MS, PhD, Associate Professor of Read More »

Jan 6, 2021