About the College

History 1970s
A program, part of the new course in clinical pharmacy, permitted fifth year students to spend time with staff physicians in treatment areas of the Student Health Center, Seton Hospital, and Brackenridge Hospital.

Faculty members and students began to take part in a number of activities to educate the University and community concerning the problems of drug abuse. William J. Sheffield was named acting dean.

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1970's Graduate for Peace
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Dean James T. Doluisio
After an extensive search and more than a year and a half of deliberation, James T. Doluisio was offered the position of dean of the College. His appointment became effective in the Summer of 1973.

The educational programs for the B.S. degree were revised to emphasize clinical practice settings. A new program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree was proposed and then implemented the following year.

The Drug Dynamics Institute, an effort to coordinate research programs of interdisciplinary teams, flourished; and research funding of the College increased from $320,586 in 1973-74 to $1.18 million for 1974-75.

The Drug Information Service expanded its services, and clinical pharmacokinetics activities were initiated. The DIS was renamed "Pharmacotherapy Office of Evidence-Based and Interprofessional Education" in 2014.

The Doctor of Pharmacy degree program received full accreditation.

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Earl Campbell was a Longhorn star runningback and
winner of the 1977 Heisman Trophy.
The UT College of Pharmacy became the only pharmacy college in Texas to offer both the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Interactive television instruction was inaugurated between the UT Austin and the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio campuses.

The College joined the rest of the University in launching a fund-raising campaign to support faculty research through establishment of numerous endowed professorships.

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Last Reviewed:October 16, 2014

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmacy


National Ranking

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is recognized nationally as one of the elite pharmacy programs for education and research.  The most recent ranking by U.S. News and World Report places the UT College of Pharmacy program among the top four of the more than 100 pharmacy programs in the country.

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