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Scoring system could help reduce adverse drug events in hospital patients

University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers are working closely with colleagues at UF Health to identify hospital patients at greatest risk for preventable adverse drug events. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation has awarded a two-year, $499,000 grant to College of Pharmacy researcher…

University of Florida chosen to lead national distance education consortium

The American Distance Education Consortium has appointed Ian Tebbett, Ph.D., director of the University of Florida online forensic science master’s program, as its new president and CEO. Tebbett, whose leadership appointment began July 1, has served on ADEC’s board of directors since 2009. “I am honored…

Welcome Our New Pharmacy Dean

Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D., has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, becoming the seventh dean and the first woman to hold the appointment in the college’s 90-year history.  Dean Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D.

Researchers uncover genetic dosage key for African-American patients

Researchers have discovered a way to make a blood thinner safer for about 40 percent of African-Americans taking the drug by linking a common gene variation to the dose. These findings, published June 4 EDT in The Lancet, are the latest results from ongoing collaborative work by 42…

Graduating UF Student Pharmacists Look Forward to Residencies

The College of Pharmacy recently celebrated the achievements of 85 senior pharmacy students in the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program for their acceptances into post-graduate residencies across the Gainesville Residents United States. These seniors represent 30 percent of the graduating class, an increase in the…

UF Pharmacy Students Earn Top Honors from AMCP Foundation

University of Florida student pharmacists took top honors on April 5 at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s 25th annual meeting in San Diego. The AMCP Foundation presented awards for its National Student Pharmacist Pharmacy &Therapeutics (P&T) Competition and 2013 Best Poster Contest. Thirty-four teams nationally from AMCP Student Pharmacist…

UF Offers Specialized Pharm.D. Summer Elective Courses Online

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is offering relevant pharmacy electives to student pharmacists at any institution who want to get ahead this summer. Accepted by many top pharmacy schools nationally, UF has six Pharm.D. electives for students to choose from. Taught entirely online, these UF College of Pharmacy…

Charter Fellow, National Academy of Inventors

A distinguished professor emeritus of medicinal chemistry at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy has been named a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Raymond J. Bergeron, Ph.D., who was a Duckworth eminent scholar of drug development, was recognized in February along with four…

2013 Outstanding Pharmacy Service Award

Daniel E. Buffington This award is presented each year to a non-alumnus who has made significant contributions to the UF College of Pharmacy and to the pharmacy profession. A faculty at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Daniel Buffington, Pharm.D., MBA, studied biology and biochemistry…