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New pharmacy curriculum will prepare graduates for team-based patient care

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is reforming its doctor of pharmacy four-year educational program to prepare graduates to work in an evolving environment where interprofessional team-based approaches to patient care are increasingly the norm. UF will build on and enhance the best features of its current Pharm.D. program…

First year of personalized medicine at UF Health shows success in patient care

At the conclusion of the first year of UF Health’s Personalized Medicine Program, the results are in: The program has successfully implemented a process for genetic testing that helps cardiologists identify which patients may benefit from a switch to an alternate anticlotting medication. The researchers published a review of the…

Student pharmacists visit with congressman to discuss health care, policy

Student pharmacists invited a U.S. Congressman to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy on Feb. 7, for an exchange on pharmacy education and national policymaking. As leaders in the American Pharmacists Association’s Academy of Student Pharmacists, Amy Kiskaddon, past president, and Amy Shook,…

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…

UF delivers promise of personalized medicine to heart patients

Personalized medicine — a concept in which an understanding of a patient’s genetic makeup is used to enhance treatment — has arrived at UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center. Under a new standard of care, UF doctors will help ward off heart attacks or strokes after heart procedures…

The Art of Giving

Alicia Lew spent her 20th birthday giving someone else a gift. On Feb. 14, Lew, a pre-med biology sophomore, presented Julie Johnson, Pharm. D, a check for $11,150 to be used toward Johnson’s research on cardiovascular pharmacogenomics.