UNT System College of Pharmacy

pharmacy students teach kids about medication safety
Lessons to keep kids safeBy Jan Jarvis   After listening to a presentation on over-the-counter medicine safety, 10-year-old Kamila Allen was confident she could make the right choices the next time she needed relief from a cold. “You should never take over-the-counter drugs by yourself because you could end up in the hospital,” she said. “You should go to Read More »

Apr 28, 2016

Myron Jacobson
Pharmacy Dean receives national research honorBy Jan Jarvis As a graduate student in the late 1960s, Myron Jacobson thought vitamin B3 was old news and hardly worth his time. Never could he have envisioned that the inexpensive over-the-counter supplement would launch a career that includes 40 years of funded research, more than 170 published papers, 30-plus patents and three biotech Read More »

Feb 29, 2016

A passion for serviceWelcome to a new class The UNT System College of Pharmacy, located on the campus of UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, welcomed a new class of 110 students last week. In total, we’re educating 270 pharmacists of the future. The System College of Pharmacy produces professionals who embrace a team-based approach in caring Read More »

Aug 18, 2015

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Stopping a disabling eye diseaseWhat if you couldn’t see well enough to drive, read or cook, or even recognize the face of your child or best friend? That happens to many people who have age-related macular degeneration (AMD). About 15 million Americans have the disease, according to the American Society of Retina Specialists. AMD is the No. 1 reason Read More »

Jul 17, 2015

Student pharmacists sharpen patient-communication skillsYour pharmacist isn’t much of a pill-counter anymore. Chances are good that a technician does that while your pharmacist educates patients about their health and helps them learn how best to integrate medication into their total treatment plan. “When you see pharmacists on TV they’re doling out pills, but that’s not what pharmacists do anymore,” Read More »

Feb 12, 2015

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A bandage to treat skin cancerSun lovers are bombarded daily by warnings about the cancer dangers posed by their passion. But researchers now are offering hope to patients with skin cancer that they could be treated one day with a radioactive bandage containing exactly the right dosage to shrink tumor lesions. Researchers say such a bandage s could be used Read More »

Dec 15, 2014

For pharmacists, it’s back to the futureTomorrow’s pharmacists will do far more than “count, pour, lick and stick.” They’ll choose medications for specific patients, decide the dose, read lab results, examine patients, give vaccinations and more. “It’s ‘back to the future,'” said Myron Jacobson, PhD, Dean of the UNT System College of Pharmacy. Back to the days when the pharmacist was Read More »

Oct 28, 2014

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UNT Health Science Center to close for Independence DayThe UNT Health Science Center and all UNT Health clinics will be closed on Friday for the Independence Day holiday. Fitness Center also will be closed on Friday. The Lewis Library will have abbreviated hours on Thursday and Friday. Have a happy, safe and healthy Independence Day.

Jun 25, 2014

Leading the way in interprofessional educationInterprofessional Practice Event Collaborative Solutions to Improve Patient Outcomes June 13, 2014 8 a.m. to noon at UNT Health Science Center Local, state and national leaders in interprofessional health care education and delivery will share their knowledge. CME credit available. Register now The health care model of tomorrow is a team. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician Read More »

Jun 11, 2014

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RAD event celebrates UNTHSC researchMore than 200 students, faculty and staff shared their scientific findings during the 22nd Annual Research Appreciation Day. Topics ranged from cardiac function in childhood cancer survivors to the health challenges of women who are homeless. The event attracted 500 attendees and highlighted the outstanding quality of research being conducted at UNT Health Science Center, Read More »

Mar 25, 2014