School of Pharmacy

UConn Pharmacy Students with their CPA Awards

UConn Pharmacy Faculty/Students Honored at Connecticut Pharmacists Association Awards

On September 24, 2020 the Connecticut Pharmacists Association (CPA) held its 144th annual Awards Banquet. Due to the pandemic, the event was held online with the incoming CPA president and UConn School of Pharmacy faculty member, Marissa Salvo as Master of Ceremonies. It was an outstanding night for the UConn School of Pharmacy with both […]

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 […]

Bioidentical hormones. Doctor holding tablet with sign.

Neither Natural Nor Safe: Compounded Bioidentical Hormones Need Better Evidence

A category of hormone treatments often promoted as safe and "natural" need far more study and research to evaluate those claims, according to a UConn expert.

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 […]

Pharmacy students Mai Vestergaard, Ethan Chang, and Ming May Zhang

Student Team Takes 4th in National ACCP Clinical Research Challenge

A team of three UConn School of Pharmacy students took fourth place in this year’s American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Clinical Research Challenge.  Team members Ming Zhang, Ethan Wang, and Mai Vestergaard, all recent B.S. graduates in pursuit of their Pharm.D. degrees, presented their research entitled: Effects of  Clinical Pharmacy Program on Influenza Vaccination […]

Close up look at a section of the UConn School of Pharmacy Building

Quarterly Recap of Pharmacy Faculty Research Grants – FY2020 Q2 and Q3

Recapping the quarters beginning October 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, the UConn School of Pharmacy congratulates the following Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice faculty and their teams for their research grant awards* totaling $6,002,715 : Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Robin H. Bogner, Ph.D. MedImmune Identifying the Causes for Long Reconstitution Times: Phase […]

A small pile of a variety of vitamin and mineral supplements

Myth Busters: the Facts on Dietary Supplements and COVID-19

Vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, elderberry, and silver nutritional supplements have all made recent headlines in the fight against the coronavirus. But do they really work? UConn School of Pharmacy faculty pharmacists, Drs. Kathleen Adams, William Baler, and Diana Sobieraj crunched the evidence based data in a recent article in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. The […]