Graduate student Jon Bogart purifies a compound on Friday afternoon, Sept. 25, in the lab at the UNC Chapel Hill Eshelman Pharmacy School.

$100 million gift prompts innovation in Pharmacy School

In December 2014, UNC alumnus Fred Eshelman made a $100 million commitment to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. In May, the pharmacy school launched the Eshelman Institute for Innovation, which uses the Eshelman money to encourage students, faculty and staff to take risks in research.

For pharmacy students, a changing job market

It’s no secret that mounting debt and declining job prospects are affecting students’ decisions to go to law school, but some pharmacy schools are starting to show similar warning signs as an increased number of graduates meet fewer employment opportunities.

UNC receives largest donation ever

Six weeks after the release of the Wainstein report, the University has reached another historic moment — this time, a positive one. On Wednesday, philanthropist and UNC alumnus Fred Eshelman made a $100 million dollar commitment to the Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Fred Eshelman

Q&A with UNC alumnus, donor Fred Eshelman

Philanthropist and UNC alumnus Fred Eshelman recently gave $3 million to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, which was named in his honor in 2008, by which time he had already donated about $33 million.