UNT System College of Pharmacy

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

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Retirees leave lasting imprint on HSC College of Pharmacy   This month, three College of Pharmacy professors are retiring, but their contributions to the college have made a permanent imprint on the college’s success and culture. “I was really proud to be a part of it from the very beginning,” said Lawrence Cohen, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Cohen, who was the third person Read More »

Dec 21, 2020

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The artists of HSCBy Jan Jarvis Think the soul of an artist and the mind of a scientist cannot co-exist in the same body? Think again. Leonardo da Vinci straddled both worlds. For Salvador Dali, quantum mechanics was as captivating as the canvas. Psychologists say art and science share the same basic human need to understand the world around us. Whether Read More »

Dec 21, 2020

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Pharmacy student finds universal language through magicBy Arnessa Blanks, Communications Intern  Fourth-year pharmacy student, Rohit Sampat, never thought his love of magic would help him in his pursuit to become a pharmacist.  Sampat says preparing for magic shows and interacting with different people has helped him tremendously as he prepares to enter the pharmacy industry. Who knew these two worlds could collide?  “Magic in some Read More »

Oct 22, 2020

Iman Zidan
Goldman Scholar dreams of owning a pharmacy and helping the underservedBy Krista Roberts Iman Zidan has big aspirations. Her ultimate goal is to own her own pharmacy to serve the less fortunate. “I continue to push myself everyday so that I am one step closer to successfully serving and giving back to my community as a future pharmacist,” she said.  Growing up in Dallas, Zidan, who just began her first Read More »

Oct 20, 2020

College of Pharmacy Faculty and Staff
Celebrate pharmacists’ contributions to health care this monthIt’s a great time to thank a pharmacist.  October is designated American Pharmacists Month by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), and October 19-23 is National Pharmacy Week, hosted by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The events shine a light on the important contributions pharmacists make to health care and the positive impact of their work in our communities.  “It’s truly a time to thank and Read More »

Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Xiaowei Dong
HSC researcher receives $1.8 million grant for work on technology to enhance oral absorption of water-insoluble drugsXiaowei Dong, Associate Professor and P1 Curriculum Director at HSC College of Pharmacy, was recently awarded the Maximizing Investigators’ Resource Award (MIRA-R35) to continue her research into technologies that improve the effectiveness of oral drugs. Dr. Dong received the five-year, $1.8 million award from National Institutes of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.  An estimated 40% of approved drugs and nearly 90% of the developmental pipeline Read More »

Sep 8, 2020

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HSC offers first-ever Certificate in PharmacometricsBy Diane Smith The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is offering students a new specialty certification that will give them a competitive edge in graduate school and the workforce. The Certificate in Pharmacometrics program, offered by the College of Pharmacy, is touted as a first of its kind. The application Read More »

Jun 25, 2020

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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price to HSC students, faculty: ‘Give yourself a pat on the back’By Diane Smith Students and faculty volunteers from The University of North Texas Health Center at Fort Worth were recognized by Mayor Betsy Price for establishing the first community-based COVID-19 testing site in the city. “To all of you, you need to reach back and give yourself a pat on the back,” Price said during Read More »

Jun 12, 2020