Jacobson named founding dean of UNT System College of Pharmacy

UNT Health Science Center President Scott Ransom, DO, announced the appointment of Myron (Mike) Jacobson, PhD, as the founding dean of the UNT System College of Pharmacy. "After a national search we were very pleased to recruit a renowned expert on translational pharmaceutics, chemistry and research, an experienced academic leader in pharmacy education, and a successful entrepreneur and businessman," Ransom said.

"With the support of many key area legislators, the 82nd Legislature approved a UNT System College of Pharmacy to be supported by all of our campuses," said UNT System Chancellor Lee Jackson. "This new program will be headquartered in Fort Worth. It is also a great benefit that Mike is familiar with the UNT Health Science Center from his prior experience in Fort Worth."

Jacobson was most recently a professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and a member of the Arizona Cancer Center.

The UNT System College of Pharmacy is scheduled to matriculate its first class of Doctor of Pharmacy students in 2013. UNT in Denton and UNT Dallas are developing plans to collaborate with the College of Pharmacy and to expand pre-pharmacy undergraduate programs, graduate programs in pharmaceutical sciences, and provide housing for clinical programs in conjunction with hospitals throughout the region.

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