Pharmacy Students Train to Fight Tennessee Opioid Epidemic

While the opioid epidemic affects people across the country, some of the people that have been impacted the most has been Tennesseans. Perhaps that is why, with the help of state legislators, pharmacists can now enter into collaborative practice agreements allowing them to write for and dispense naloxone, a drug used to reverse opioid overdoses,…

UT College of Pharmacy Introduces Candidates to Dual Degree Program

On February 3, 2017, the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences hosted a group of undergraduate students and faculty from local and out of state universities (Arkansas State, Christian Brothers, Maryville College, and University of Memphis) to the first PharmD/PhD open house. During the event, current PharmD/PhD students , including Dr. Sarah Whaley, Dr. Andy Nishimoto, Rachel…

UT College of Pharmacy Welcomes Kirk Hevener

Dr. Kirk Hevener joins the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences as an Assistant Professor.  He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy’s dual PharmD/PhD program (PharmD 2005, PhD 2008).  After earning his PhD, Dr. Hevener spent one year at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a Visiting Scientist and Postdoctoral Researcher followed…