Choudhury researches in her lab

Texas A&M College of Pharmacy joins forces with Lichtenstein Foundation to stop diabetes in its tracks

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy is collaborating with the Morris L. Lichtenstein Jr. Medical Research Foundation and Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi to combat diabetes. Mahua Choudhury, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, will spearhead the project, which seeks to predict the early onset of diabetes and could make a noticeable difference in preventive treatment protocols for the disease.

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Dean of the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy

ACPE names pharmacy dean chair-elect for international commission

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy dean was elected to serve as chair-elect for International Commission for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. In this role, he serves with site evaluation teams to improve and certify programs at colleges of pharmacy around the world and will represent the International Commission as chair beginning in February 2016.

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A pharmacy student performs a health screening at Project SHINE

Texas A&M pharmacy students reach out to South Texas at Project SHINE

Texas A&M pharmacy students, in collaboration with other health professionals, combat preventable diseases by providing free health screenings at Project SHINE (Service & Help through Interprofessional Networking Experience), targeting low-income, border communities in South Texas. The students received a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative to provide free flu shots for the community.

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Dr. Lin Zhu researches in his lab at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy

Tiny drug ‘vehicles’ could attack cancer cells without damaging healthy cells

Researcher at Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy aims to create nanocarriers that directly target cancerous cells while bypassing healthy ones. The design of his nanocarrier can specifically target the cancer-specific enzyme, efficiently enter the cancerous cells and then release the drug inside. The researcher was recognized in a global award for his novel research.

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Mohammad Nutan, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, researches bioavailability, or the rate and extent at which a substance is absorbed in the body.

Pharmacy researcher looks for ways to increase medication absorption

Researcher with the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy looks for ways to extend the release of medication in the body in order to ease patient care and rehabilitation. The researcher has found ways by using natural materials to prolong the duration of action of medication in the body, making it more convenient for patients.

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Allergic to penicillin? You probably aren’t

Penicillin is often the first line of defense for a number of common illnesses, including ear and sinus infections, strep throat, chest infections and urinary tract infections. But when a patient is allergic to the ‘superdrug,’ physicians are left with few antibiotic options that are oftentimes less effective, more expensive and can cause greater side effects, putting you at more risk for drug resistance.

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This six-week experience will serve as the culmination of an experience that will give students a glimpse of the other side of drug addiction, the illicit use of both prescription and street drugs. This is a unique pharmacy program offered to very few professional students and will allow for a niche in their education and pharmacy practice opportunities.

Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy offers specialized rotation in drug addiction

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy will offer an elective to students in substance abuse Advance Pharmacy Practice Experiential (APPE) rotations at the South Texas Substance Abuse Recovery Services (STSARS) in Corpus Christi as an option for professional student pharmacists who are interested in treating addictions.

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Bryan Donald, third-year professional student pharmacist at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, volunteers at a service learning event.

Pharmacy students impact lives, one patient at a time

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy received a $5,000 grant to enhance service learning projects from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation for professional student pharmacists on Sept. 10 at the Del Mar Economic Development Center in Corpus Christi.

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Piecing together the puzzle: Addressing the primary care shortage

Texas A&M Health Science Center is heeding the call to fill the overwhelming primary care gap, not only by producing more primary care physicians and working with partners where possible to develop new residency programs or expand existing ones, but also by extending health care teams through educational programs in nursing and pharmacy and empowering patients through targeted research and outreach programs.

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