School of Pharmacy

Unrecognizable woman holds a box of effervescent antacid while shopping in pharmacy.

How Some Drugs Can Turn Into a Cancer-Causing Chemical in the Body

Sitting on the shelf could increase the amount of a carcinogen present in some common types of medication.

University Scholars

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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Quarterly Recap of Pharmacy Faculty Research Grants – FY 2021 Q1

Recapping the quarters beginning July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020, the UConn School of Pharmacy congratulates the following Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice faculty and their teams for their FY21Q1 research grant awards* totaling $5,294,716: Raman Bahal, Ph.D. DHHS/NIH/National Cancer Institute/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Targeting microRNAs to the tumor microenvironment with […]

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UConn Startup Developing Anti-Viral Drugs for Herpes, COVID-19

UConn startup QMD develops broad-spectrum antiviral drugs with indications ranging from herpes viruses to SARS-CoV2, the pathogen responsible for COVID-19.

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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 […]

The 4-1-1 on the Moderna Vaccine

UConn Today sat down with Dr. Jeff Aeschlimann, Infectious Diseases Pharmacist Specialist at UConn Health, to learn more about the second COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized for emergency use by the FDA and its maker Moderna. Find out just how this vaccine works, and how it stacks up to the first vaccine authorized for emergency […]

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.

4 UConn Case Competition Participants

Pharmacy students place in top 5 in Business School Competition

Two teams of second year professional (P2) students taking a Pharmacy Management class recently took top five winning spots in the School of Business Health Care Management Society’s case competition. The four students prepared posters outlining a potential hurricane emergency response plan for the state of Florida. Hannah McCarthy and Dylan Decandia’s team came in […]

Professor Greg Sartor outside the UConn School of Pharmacy

Meet the Researcher: Greg Sartor, School of Pharmacy

Greg Sartor, an assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the School of Pharmacy, has dedicated his career to understanding how molecular-scale events in the brain drive substance use disorder.