School of Pharmacy

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Pharmacists Working to Combat Opioid Overdose

The UConn School of Pharmacy is helping train pharmacists to prescribe naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote.

Still life photo of pills and pill bottles. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Long-term Prescription Needed to Solve Drug Shortages

Pharmacy professor C. Michael White says the solution to drug shortages lies in building up the supply chain, not rationing.

Bobtail squid. (Copyright Mattias Ormestad,, reproduced with permission)

The Science of Symbiosis and the Search for New Drugs

UConn researchers are studying bacteria living inside the Hawaiian bobtail squid in the search for new drugs to fight pathogens in humans.

Group photo of Peking University Students at the UConn School of Pharmacy

Going Global – UConn Pharmacy Expands its Horizons

It was just a year ago when UConn Dean of Pharmacy Jim Halpert boarded a plane to China, a move that kicked off a year of intensified global thinking at the school. While students were headed home for winter break, Halpert spent two weeks in China and Taiwan developing collaborations with pharmacy schools. After winning […]

Lauren Schlesselman, associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Pharmacy and coordinator of the Pharmacy LEADERS Track, speaks to pharmacy students about the Pharmacy Leadership Program. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Crowdfunding is New Way to Support UConn Programs

Employees can now create an online giving page to promote a UConn cause they are passionate about.

C. Michael White Reappointed as Department Head

James R. Halpert, Ph.D., dean of the School of Pharmacy announced the appointment Dr. C. Michael White, professor of pharmacy practice, to a second 5-year term as head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, effective July 1, 2016. White is also co-director of the Health Outcomes, Policy, and Evidence Synthesis (HOPES) research group at the […]

Interprofessional Event Concludes National Primary Care Week

The largest group of health professions students and faculty in the history of UConn came together on Friday, October 30 for the inaugural Dean’s Afternoon. This interprofessional workshop, developed by the Committee on Interprofessional Excellence in Healthcare, included students from Dental Medicine, Dietetics, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work. Programs […]

Peter Tyczkowski ’78 Appointed Director of Experiential Education

Dean James R. Halpert announced the appointment of Peter J. Tyczkowski ’78 as director for experiential education for the UConn School of Pharmacy. Tyczkowski will provide day-to-day management of the Office of Experiential Education. Experiential education comprises 30 percent of the professional pharmacy curriculum and includes Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. […]

UConn to Host Pharmacist Training to Prescribe Naloxone

The UConn School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the Connecticut Pharmacists Association and the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Drug Control, is providing the State of Connecticut required training that allows pharmacists who have been trained and certified to prescribe naloxone, an opioid antagonist that blocks opiate receptors in the nervous system and […]

Pill bottles at a manufacturing plant. (iStock Photo)

UConn, UConn Health Join Yale on Drug Research Initiative

The $10 million initiative will speed the commercialization of drug discovery research.