The pressure is on: Disaster Day teaches students how to work together in an emergency

More than 400 students from colleges throughout the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Blinn College participated in the 2015 edition of Disaster Day, an annual exercise designed to give future health care professionals experience working together in an emergency.

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Pharmacist filling a pill bottle.

Q&A: An important step forward for Rx drug abuse

Every 25 seconds, someone loses their life to a prescription drug overdose; and in 2012, drug overdoses were the leading cause of injury death among 25-to-64 year olds. Pharmacist Bree Watzak discusses what the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy is doing to prepare students to combat prescription drug abuse that leads to overdoses, and what national initiatives are on the horizon.

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Pharmacy student reaching for bottle of pills.

Community pharmacists molding next generation of health care leaders

More than 1,000 pharmacists across the state serve as preceptors for the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy. These preceptors play a valuable role in giving students real-world experience. One pharmacist in Kingsville has served as a preceptor since the college opened its doors in 2006.

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Sasha Cruz receives summer internship

Texas A&M pharmacy student receives Mayo Clinic summer internship

Sasha Cruz is one of four students nationwide who have been selected to work in the Mayo Clinic's network of outpatient pharmacies this summer.

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Pharmacists talking in a group

Texas A&M pharmacy students receive national award for patient counseling program

Texas A&M pharmacy students were recognized for their medication discharge counseling program at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Memorial in Corpus Christi, Texas. Students teach patients the appropriate administration of Lovenox, which is used to prevent blood clots, proper use of nebulizers to help with breathing problems, and optimizing medication reconciliation.

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Srinath Palakurthi, Ph.D., researchers a way to test generic eye medications in his lab.

Texas A&M researcher receives FDA grant to develop test to bring generic eye medications to market

Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy researcher receives a grant from the FDA to develop a test method for finding therapeutic equivalency of topical eye medications. The test method will show whether the medication is equally effective in both the brand and generic formulations. It will also reduce the amount of time and money required for a generic medication to reach the pharmacy shelf.

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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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