UNT System College of Pharmacy

Nola Curry
Fort Worth’s first class of pharmacists

By Jan Jarvis For Nola Curry, the dream of becoming a pharmacist had to wait. She instead trained to become a licensed vocational nurse while still in high school and worked in long-term care facilities after graduation. A few years later, she put her career plans on hold to marry and start a family. 2017 Read More »

May 16, 2017

Ricco winners FC
Three students honored for Ricco Ethics Awards

By Alex Branch Three first-year students were honored for outstanding ethics essays at the Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Awards presentation. Elijah Hor from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Joyce Chuen from the School of Health Professions and Heily Pham from the College of Pharmacy each received $1,000 awards funded through an endowed gift Read More »

May 3, 2017

Dr. Taylor
New pharmacy dean focused on ‘next generation’ in health care

By Jan Jarvis   Growing up in a small rural town in Alabama, Charles Taylor and his family did not have a physician to turn to when the sniffles struck or a fever took hold. What they did have was a pharmacist, who did far more than dispense medication. He inspired a young boy, who Read More »

Apr 11, 2017

Daniels FC
Gift from Daniel Drug family will support new building

By Alex Branch   Burl Baker Daniel opened Daniel Drug in 1932 in a long, narrow building at the southwest corner of Montgomery and 7th streets. The world of pharmacy was quite different back then. The Fort Worth pharmacist, who graduated from Danforth School of Pharmacy in 1925, ground foxglove plant by mortar and pestle Read More »

Mar 22, 2017

Drugs FC
Costly cures

By Jan Jarvis   Multiple myeloma sneaked up on Theresa M. Humphrey. She was more tired than usual but still able to work two jobs. By the time she learned she had cancer, it already had caused bone damage in her skull, upper arms and hips. “Cancer was eating me alive, and I didn’t know Read More »

Mar 13, 2017

Hongli Wu
Could grapes be the ‘magic bullet’ for cataracts?

By Jan Jarvis   Grapes are more than sweet treats in the eyes of one UNT Health Science Center researcher, who is studying how the fruit can prevent cataracts. Whether they’re green, red or black, grapes appear to have significant health benefits, said Hongli Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and in the North Read More »

Nov 21, 2016

Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building
Breaking ground on UNTHSC’s future

By Jeff Carlton When it opens in 2018, the building going up along Camp Bowie Boulevard will be more than just the first new research facility at UNT Health Science Center in 14 years. Housed inside an exterior of precast concrete, limestone walls and glass panels will be a building whose very design reflects the Read More »

Oct 24, 2016

Mivielis Rivera at the White Coat Ceremony
Pharmacy student dons white coat, grabs onto future

By Jan Jarvis   Mivielis Rivera always knew she wanted a career in health care, she just wasn’t sure which area. When she received her white lab coat on Saturday as a member of the incoming class of the UNT System College of Pharmacy, Rivera had no doubts. “I stumbled into pharmacy when I was Read More »

Aug 15, 2016

Perrone scholarship to honor Fort Worth pharmacist

By Alex Branch   Before Paul Perrone landed a glider plane on Normandy beach during World War II, he vowed that, if he survived, he would spend the rest of his life helping others. The young man from South Texas kept his promise. He survived D-day and become a successful pharmacist who impacted the lives Read More »

Aug 11, 2016

Dr. Tina Machu, Dr. Katura Bullock, Dr. Andrew J. Weis, Dr. Myron Jacobson.
New awards honor outstanding junior faculty, student in College of Pharmacy

  New awards have been established in the UNT System College of Pharmacy to honor an outstanding junior faculty member and an outstanding student. The awards are privately funded by Andrew J. Weis, PharmD, a senior executive with Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and an adjunct professor in the College of Pharmacy. Katura Bullock, PharmD, BCPS, received the Read More »

Jun 13, 2016