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Susan Rodriguez

UF College of Pharmacy celebrates successful Giving Day

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy enjoyed one of its most successful Gator Nation Giving Day events to date, by raising more than $95,000 from 111 gifts on Feb. 15, 2024. During this annual 24-hour fundraising event, the UF community, including alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends…

Nicholas Brito: An emerging leader for LGBTQ+ advocacy

Nicholas Brito, a second-year student at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, is actively promoting LGBTQ+ equity in Gainesville. His interest in minority health advocacy started in his first semester in 2022 during the Pharmacy and Population Health course.

Emily Chandler: Using her voice in the fight against cystic fibrosis 

Emily Chandler, a first-year student at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s Orlando campus, has been defying the odds since birth. Despite her illness, she found a lot of support through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a national foundation dedicated to the awareness of cystic fibrosis.

Yi-Hua Chiang named finalist in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Chiang, mentored by Abhisheak Sharma, Ph.D., M.Pharm., is a third-year graduate student studying opioid use disorder. Her research focuses on the use of kratom, a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia. Chiang's studies have shown that kratom has the potential to treat opioid use disorder. Specifically, she has explored mitragynine, the major bioactive alkaloid in kratom, recognized for its ability to improve opioid use disorder without the risks of abuse and side effects typically associated with opioid use disorder treatments.

UF team wins Leap at Lilly Business Competition

A team of University of Florida College of Pharmacy student pharmacists took home first place honors in the 2023 LEAP at Lilly™ Business Competition. The national competition was held during the Student National Pharmaceutical Association, or SNPhA, and National Pharmaceutical Association, or NPhA, annual conference in July. Anthony Hightower,…