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Nate Rickles teaches a Continuing Education Class in 2019.

Nathaniel Rickles named Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs

Nathaniel (Nate) Rickles, Pharm.D., Ph.D. has agreed to serve as associate dean for admissions and student affairs for the School of Pharmacy effective today for a five-year term. Phil Hritcko, Dean, officially announced the appointment saying “I am excited to have Nate on the School of Pharmacy’s executive team. He is passionate about his work, committed to […]

UConn School of Pharmacy Joins State of Connecticut in COVID Immunization and Contact Tracing

The UConn School of Pharmacy is assisting the state's COVID-19 vaccine strategy in a variety of ways.

UConn School of Pharmacy white coats with logos close up

Traditions Fund to Provide Pins and White Coats for Pharmacy School Milestones

Thanks to the University of Connecticut Pharmacy Alumni Association, this year’s third-year School of Pharmacy  students (P3s) will be gifted the UConn School of Pharmacy branded white coats that they wear during their experiential rotations. The coats are being funded by the Alumni Association’s new School of Pharmacy Professional Traditions Fund which is now accepting […]

The Palmer Fellowship team at UConn Pharmacy

Support for the Palmer Fellowship Impacts Pharmacy Practice Nationally

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Dr. Henry (Hank) Palmer’s retirement from UConn.  It is also Palmer’s 55th and 60th reunion year (’60 ‘65).  Dr. Palmer was a beloved and much respected 42 year School of Pharmacy professor who passed away in 2009 but names the region’s annual Henry A. Palmer Continuing Education Finale (since […]

UConn School. of Pharmacy Building

New Fund Bolsters Diversity Initiatives at the School of Pharmacy

New Diversity Fund Thanks to the generosity and vision of UConn School of Pharmacy alum and board member James (Jim) LaFlamme, R.Ph. ‘79, MS, FACHE, the UConn Foundation has instituted a new Diversity Committee Programming Fund to benefit School of Pharmacy students. The fund will support University-approved expenses of the student led School of Pharmacy […]

James Halpert, professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UConn

Q and A with Former Dean James Halpert as he Retires

James (Jim) Halpert, Ph.D. will retire from the University of Connecticut and the School of Pharmacy on October 8, 2020. Halpert is a former dean (2014-2019) of the School of Pharmacy, a professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and researcher focused on the structure and function of cytochromes P450 of the 2B and 3A subfamilies. Over the […]

Phil Hritcko speaks to pharmacy students during their professionalism ceremony in 2019.

Philip M. Hritcko Named Dean of the UConn School of Pharmacy

Philip M. Hritcko has been named the ninth dean of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy.

Phil Hritcko speaks to pharmacy students during their professionalism ceremony in 2019.

Philip M. Hritcko Named Dean of the School of Pharmacy

Provost Carl Lejuez announced today that Philip M. Hritcko has been named dean of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Hritcko, named to a two-year term, will be the ninth dean in the School’s history. He has been interim dean of the School since June 2019. He is also a clinical professor of pharmacy […]

School of Pharmacy Building

Op-Ed: Why Pharmacist Provider Status is Critical to be Approved

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage here in the U.S. it is imperative to institute the use of pharmacists specifically in the ordering and administering COVID-19 tests. The #1 reason why we should support the bill that is now standing before congress is: The rate at which COVID-19 testing could occur and results reported […]

Left to right: Dennis Chapron , Devra Dang and Jill Fitzgerald, Director of Experiential Education at the 2019 UConn School of Pharmacy Preceptor banquet.

Devra Dang awarded 2020 CETL Teaching Fellow Award

UConn’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has awarded Devra Dang, Pharm.D. one of two 2020 Teaching Fellow Awards. This is an annual award presented to University faculty for their outstanding teaching and commitment to students. Jason Hancock, Ph.D. in Physics also received a 2020 CETL teaching award. “The individuals considered for this […]