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Quarterly Recap of Pharmacy Faculty Research Grants – FY 2021 Q2

Recapping the quarter beginning October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, the UConn School of Pharmacy congratulates the following Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice faculty and their teams for their FY 2021 Q2 research grant awards* totaling $942,819.00:

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Pharmacy School Earns AACP Lawrence Weaver Transformative Community Service Award

The University of Connecticut has been awarded the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) prestigious Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award for its commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research. “In times such as the current pandemic, the impact of excellence in all dimensions becomes even more obvious and […]

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2021 University Scholars Align Research with the School of Pharmacy

UConn’s 2021 University Scholars include two students with majors in Molecular and Cell Biology and one working towards a Pharm.D.  As University Scholars, Suzannah De Almeida, Maria Latta, and Seema Patel are all taking advantage of the depth and breadth of research being done by Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice faculty within the School of […]

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Pharmacy Students Create COVID-19 Vaccine Information Series in 5 languages

As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out many people still have questions associated with the two dual-dose immunizations. Thirteen UConn School of Pharmacy students created a variety of 2-3 minute videos answering some of people’s most concerning questions and recorded the information in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Polish. “Our curriculum emphasizes evidence-based medicine and there […]

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.

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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 […]