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News Releases 2020

November

APhA-ASP Chapter Brings Home Regional Generation Rx Award for Medication Safety Outreach

New UH Drug Discovery Institute Led by UHCOP Professor Aims to Transform Drug Discovery, Development Process

$200K SAMHSA Grant to Aid Enhanced Substance Use Disorder Training for Pharmacists, Physicians

Hu Receives $996K NCI Grant to Study Ancient Chinese Herbal Formula to Reduce, Prevent Chemotherapy Side Effect

October

Thornton, PREMIER Center Receive $3.34M Additional Funding for Texas Targeted Opioid Response Efforts

PhD Students Earn AMCP Nexus Meeting Medals for Medication Adherence Project Abstracts

College Welcomes CV Pharmacology Researcher Mingfu Wu to Faculty

PhD Student Wins Grad Student Category of ASPET Divisional Oral Presentation Competition

September

Hatfield to be Inducted as Distinguished Fellow of National Academies of Practice in Pharmacy

4 Ph.D. Students Earn Scholar-in-Training Awards to Present at AACR Conference on Cancer Health Disparities

Award-winning Teacher, Clinical Pharmacist Birtcher Retires from College

SSHP Chapter Earns ASHP Outstanding Professional Development Program Award

Aparasu Receives NIH Award for Study of Dementia Medication Cascade in Alzheimer's Patients

August

Ph.D. Students Earn Scholarships to Present Projects at International Pharmacoepidemiology Meeting

Research Xiang Li Receives $2.2M NIH Grant to Study Mechanisms of Obesity-induced Cardiovascular Diseases

Houston Program Honors UHCOP Alumnus, Founding Member Roux with Anderson Award

UHCOP Welcomes Yefei Wen to Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty

July

UHCOP Welcomes Sang Kyu Cho to Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy Faculty

June

Student Raises Funds for Food Kitchen, Collects PPE for Houston's Homeless During Pandemic

An Open Letter to UHCOP Family from Dean Lamar Pritchard

May

UHCOP Honors Top Preceptors for Experiential Education Excellence in 2019-20

College Mourns Passing of Beloved Alumnus, Former Faculty Member James McCarty

APhA-ASP Chapter Earns National Honors for Overall Chapter, OTC Medication Safety and Women's Health Projects

April

College Welcomes Clinical Pharmacist Karina Garza to Pharm.D. RGV Satellite Program

11-year Mean of NAPLEX Pass Rates Puts UHCOP 5th Highest in Nation

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Student's Beading Class Promotes Health, Growth Among Formerly Homeless

UHCOP Event Cancellations, Postponements for May and June

UHCOP Team Takes 3rd in National IPhO Competition to Showcase Pharmacists' Role in Drug Development Process 

March

Student Earns Spot in National Scholars Program for Planned Project for Rio Grande Valley Teens

UHCOP Climbs to 31st Place in US News & World Report "Best Pharmacy Colleges" Rankings

UHCOP Team Earns Honorable Mention as AMCP National P&T Competition Semifinalists 

STEM Advocate, UH Alumnus and Former NASA Astronaut Harris Keynote Speaker at SPAC 2020

Alumna Truong Returns to College as Faculty Member, Experiential Programs Director

February

UHCOP Graduates Achieve Highest NAPLEX First-time Pass Rate in Texas for 3rd Consecutive Year

SSHP Chapter Finishes in Finalist Spot of ASHP Practice Advancement Initiative Video Competition

UHCOP's Eriksen Among UH Faculty Elected as Senior Members of National Academy of Inventors

January

Student-organized Heart Hustle 5K at UH Feb. 1 to Benefit American Heart Association

'Shine A Light on Mental Health' Event Jan. 22 at UH's Lynn Eusan Park