UNT System College of Pharmacy

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

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HSC student volunteers heed the call to serve at COVID-19 testing siteBy Diane Smith Kristina Fraser sees COVID-19 as an enemy that spreads sickness while creating a new reality – one filled with fear and isolation. She’s fighting back. Fraser, a medical student at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, is part of a team of student and faculty volunteers helping Read More »

Apr 15, 2020

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Interested in a pharmacy degree? HSC’s student-centered program is looking for applicants to its scholarship programsBy Diane Smith Sarah Edwards holds a special title at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth – first-ever recipient of the Carol and Ronnie Goldman Scholarship. Edwards is a third-year pharmacy student at the UNT System College of Pharmacy. She is on the path to becoming a licensed pharmacist specializing Read More »

Apr 13, 2020

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Pharmacy faculty member appointed to prestigious specialty postBy Diane Smith Dr. Caitlin Gibson is a pharmacist, but when she manages medications, her workspace isn’t behind a drugstore counter – it’s the cardiovascular unit of a North Texas hospital. “There’s no mandate that pharmacists have to be involved in a multi-disciplinary team, but it’s really where we are trying to push the profession,” Read More »

Mar 12, 2020