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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

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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

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HSC System College of Pharmacy examines 4 COVID-19 mythsCompiled by Crystal Howell, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy, UNT System College of Pharmacy MYTH 1: If I don’t have a fever, I don’t have COVID-19. A fever is roughly 100.4° F sustained over an hour, or greater than 100.9° F. Patients who are found to have SARS-CoV-2, which causes coronavirus disease 2019 Read More »

May 6, 2020

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Pharmacists are fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemicBy Diane Smith Managing medicines, counseling patients, giving flu shots and checking glucose is the everyday work of pharmacists. But as the nation fights coronavirus, the work of these healthcare professionals has been expanded by the federal government to include COVID-19 testing. It’s a move that makes sense to pharmacy experts. “This is another moment Read More »

Apr 30, 2020

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College of Pharmacy at HSC making solution for COVID-19 testing kitsBy Diane Smith COVID-19 has moved across the globe depleting communities of resources needed to fight its spread – from masks to drugs to the solution used in testing kits to transport specimens to laboratories. But now, a team of experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, has stepped Read More »

Apr 28, 2020

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Despite the pandemic, research in many HSC labs goes onBy Jan Jarvis In the evening, Kelly Peterson parks his car in a vacant lot and walks across an empty campus into a dark building with no one around. Sometimes the HSC research specialist arrives at 6 p.m., midnight or even later. “I have just always worked off hours, but since COVID-19 it’s a little Read More »

Apr 24, 2020