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Friday February 3rd

Unc Eshelman School Of Pharmacy

Dr. Mark Heise poses for a portrait in his lab inside the Burnett-Womack building on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Heise is a a professor of microbiology, immunology and genetics in the UNC School of Medicine and a collaborator of READDI.

UNC-based drug development program aims to be 'readdi' for future pandemics

“We can not forget this experience,” John Bamforth, interim director of READDI, said. “It will be very tempting to put it behind us and think we do not have anything to worry about. The reality is, we are not 100 percent sure why these viruses are occurring more and more frequently. The global community needs to continue thinking about how we can encourage developing pandemic preparedness.” 

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Tuesday, October 2 is Medicine Take Back Day, an event designed to encourage the proper storage and disposal of drugs, an important part of preventing prescription drug abuse. Students can bring unused, expired, or unwanted medications to UNC School of Dentistry's Tarrson Hall lobby on Tuesday.

UNC combats drug abuse with Medication Take Back Day

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was inspired by the Drug Enforcement Administration's Take Back Day, an initiative promoting the safe disposal of drugs. On Oct. 2 pharmacists will educate Orange County residents on the safest practices to get rid of their expired or unused medication. 

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Graphic courtesy of James Markham

UNC professors create graphic book to help simplify the prison system

"The idea of a graphic novel, to me, seemed perfect for this new generation of people that are coming into our system in adult correction,” said Shane Tharrington, North Carolina Department of Public Safety employee who helped with the book.  The state prison system can be complex, but a professor in UNC's School of Government created an educational graphic novel featuring illustrations and diagrams to simplify the incarceration process for accused young people entering the system.

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