Topics: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has been a leader in pharmacy practice, education and sciences on the national level for the past twenty-five years. The school's collaborative centers provide faculty and students with access to sophisticated equipment and opportunities for research. There are approximately 750 professional students and more than 1000 graduate students, post-doctorates, residents and fellows. Graduates work in dynamic fields including academia, pharmaceutical sales, drug development, research, long-term and managed-care pharmacy.

The school is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education and a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. It is ranked number two among the nation’s doctor of pharmacy programs in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools.

UNC graduate student to give a TED talk about cancer treatment



Q&A with professor Sachiko Ozawa about $9 billion economic cost of vaccine-preventable diseases

A study conducted through the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, led by Associate Professor Sachiko Ozawa in partnership with Merck, a biopharmaceutical company, showed vaccine-preventable diseases cost the US economy about nine billion dollars in 2015.

Young Innovators Program opens up pharmacy school to high school students

Starting Monday, high school students from the Triangle area will fill the labs at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy as part of its new Young Innovators Program.

Tom Ross to join pharmaceutical board


Former UNC-system President Tom Ross has found a new home.

UNC pharmacy professor writes what she knows


After 15 years of fiction-writing dreams, Betsy Sleath finally published her first book, “Pelican Island Pharmacy.” 

$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.

UNC researchers close to Parkinson’s treatment

Scientists at UNC have developed methods to restore neurons and reduce the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

UNC-system Board of Governors met Friday to swear in new members, announce curriculum changes

The UNC-system Board of Governors reconvened for its first meeting of the academic year Friday to welcome new board members, approve upcoming projects and announce some curriculum changes.

UNC and GlaxoSmithKline pledge to cure AIDS

Since 1981 when UNC Hospitals admitted its first patient with AIDS UNC has worked towards the bold goal of curing a patient with HIV.

Pharmacy professor Lee dedicated to research

At a research-based university like UNC, professors who conduct and publish their research are not uncommon.

Finance committee denies two funding appeals

The UNControllables and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Peer Mentoring Program voiced their funding complaints at the Student Congress finance committee meeting Tuesday night.

Pharmacy school student utilizes new robotic technology


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.

Dental school provides free dental work for dozens of children

Armed with dental instruments, feather boas and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles masks, more than 100 children ran around the UNC School of Dentistry this Friday. 

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.

Task force OKs tuition increases for professional schools

The Tuition and Fee Advisory Task Force voted Thursday to approve several tuition increases for UNC professional schools.

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.

Cornhole game raises more than $500 for American Cancer Society


Armed with precision and bean bag throwing capabilities, “Breast Friends 4 Ever” duo Michael Wells and Chase Sasser dominated the Tossing for Tatas cornhole tournament Friday.

UNC pharmacy student wins $10,000 on 'The Price is Right'


When UNC pharmacy student Katie Traylor’s name was called on “The Price is Right” to be a contestant, she couldn’t even hear it over all the screaming.

Social Venture networking organization comes to Chapel Hill

Frustrated with Chapel Hill’s lack of entrepreneurial opportunities, a UNC alumnus is working to give students a shot at success in the business world.

Graduate students in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to see a $4,500 stipend increase in 2012-13

Some graduate students are going to be paid even more next year to attend UNC.

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy receives $2.5 million donation from alumnus

After graduating from UNC’s pharmacy school in 1973, alumnus Fred Eshelman pledged to give back to his alma mater.

Enrollment cuts avoided by health affairs schools

Despite Monday’s announcement that the School of Nursing will cut enrollment by 25 percent for the upcoming year, University officials said Wednesday that similar enrollment cuts will not be made by other health affairs schools.