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May 07, 15

Students in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy now have an alternative way to attend classes if they cannot physically be there — a telepresence robot.

“It’s been a great benefit because without it, I don’t know that would I be able to actually finish this semester,” said Matthew Brown, a third-year student earning his doctorate of pharmacy at the school.

After Brown learned he would need cancer treatments every three weeks, he reached out to Brad Wingo, director of student affairs at the pharmacy school, and found out he could reserve the robots to virtually attend classes.

May 07, 15

Students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy can get by with a little help from a friend when they have to miss class.

Matthew Brown, a student earning his Doctorate of Pharmacy at the school, spoke to UNC’s The Daily Tar Heel about having to miss class due to cancer treatments every 3 weeks. After speaking with the pharmacy school’s director of student affairs, Brown learned that he could have a robot take his spot in class and then see and hear what happens inside the classroom via the robot’s videoconferencing technology.

Apr 22, 15

Triangle Business Journal and accounting giant BDO unveiled its third-annual class of Life Sciences Awards winners on Wednesday.

The Life Sciences awards recognize both individuals and research organizations that are breaking ground in this field. Life sciences is a broad field that represents a number of focus areas, including biology, biotechnology, genomics, neuroscience, pharmacology and many others.

Mar 16, 15

The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill has entered into a pharmacy alliance with Monash University in Australia and University College London (UCL).

Their partnership, PharmAlliance, which will last for at least 5 years, aims to “transform research, education, and practice in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences,” according to a press release from UNC’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Mar 04, 15

Georgia officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to a court filing. ... The cloudiness could be contamination by bacteria or some impurity, said Michael Jay, a professor at the University of North Carolina's Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Jan 05, 15

Meryx Inc., a UNC-Chapel Hill spinout developing a treatment for leukemia, has raised $1.5 million.

The company is led by Stephen Frye, a UNC chemist who helped create the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery at UNC-Chapel Hill. Frye graduated from UNC in 1987 and spent 20 years at GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) before returning to academia in 2007, according to an extensive biography on Frye by the Carolina Gazette, the university-run newsletter.

Dec 03, 14

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will receive $100 million for its pharmacy school, the largest individual gift in the school's history and among the top 10 donations to a college nationally in 2014.

Dec 03, 14

The donation, from pharmaceutical entrepreneur and UNC alumnus Fred Eshelman, is the largest in the university's history.

Dec 03, 14

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday received its largest individual donation ever, a $100 million commitment to its Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Nov 21, 14

Katie Buhlinger, a second-year student pharmacist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy, is having a moment in the spotlight—at least in the world of pha

Nov 11, 14

Patients receiving free or low-cost medications may not stick to their prescription perfectly, but they’re not much different than patients with insurance, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Nov 04, 14

About 86 percent of all prescriptions filled in the U.S. are for generic medications. Those who have insurance typically pay a small co-pay, but WRAL Investigates found customers can get dozens of commonly prescribed generic drugs for less than what insurance charges.

Nov 03, 14

Health care organizations in North Carolina are expanding an initiative to see how doctors and pharmacists cooperate to streamline patient care. Community

Oct 30, 14

In order for pharmacists to be irreplaceable, they must be adaptable.

Oct 30, 14

Pharmacists and educators can help to shape the future of the profession by encouraging students to develop a growth mindset.

Oct 30, 14

Developing a quality-focused culture in a health system requires changing a range of behaviors in addition to adopting tools designed to improve quality.

Oct 29, 14

UNC School of Medicine researcher Dr. Bryan L. Roth has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, according to an announcement by UNC Health Care. He is also a professor in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and also developed and validated a computer model that can predict drug side effects before a drug is given to people.

Oct 28, 14

Already his name adorns the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and the latest $3 million gift will support the work of the school's Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery. The center is dedicated to evaluating and developing potential drug targets discovered by UNC faculty.

Oct 22, 14

The pharmacy school at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has received a $3 million gift from a man with Wilmington connections.

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