UNT System College of Pharmacy

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Pharmacy student spends eye-opening rotation in rural MontanaBy Jan Jarvis Pharmacy student Rychlend Martin-Horne never imagined she would come face-to-face with a huge black bear and her cubs. The frightening experience during a 12-mile hike to Cracker Lake in Montana was not exactly what she expected from her six-week pharmacy rotation, but it was memorable. “I’m a city girl,” she said. “I Read More »

Jul 19, 2019

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Cycling to work is healthier — but is it also faster?By Alex Branch   Would a bicycle get you to work faster? Maybe you’ve pondered that question in your car during a slow, congested morning commute. Two UNT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy professors will answer the question — albeit quite unscientifically — Friday on Fort Worth Bike to Work Day. At 7:30 a.m. Read More »

May 15, 2019

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New pharmacy dean joins UNTHSCBy Jan Jarvis S. Suresh Madhavan had just earned an MBA and was working at a good job in India when he made a decision that changed the course of his career. “I felt unfulfilled so I decided to come to the United States,” he said. “It was really out of a sense of adventure Read More »

Apr 24, 2019

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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