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World-class achievement: UF pharmacy students earn international center awards

Each year, the University of Florida International Center hosts the International Student Achievement Awards to recognize outstanding international students. These were the UF College Of Pharmacy award winners and their nomination letters for 2023. Outstanding Certificate of Merit Winners Saikat Poddar: A testament to Saikat’s commitment and pursuit…

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.

Gator spirit shines bright at 35th Annual Alumni BBQ

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s 35th Annual Alumni BBQ turned the pharmacy courtyard into a canvas of orange and blue, as nearly 200 alumni and friends reconnected before the Florida Gators home football game versus the Arkansas Razorbacks on Nov. 4. Generations of Gator pharmacy graduates enjoyed a…