About the College

History 2000s
The College enhanced its interdisciplinary approach to graduate training and research with the creation of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Toxicology. The latest collaborative effort among faculty researchers, the CMCT focuses on pre- and post-doctoral training with an emphasis on the environmental health sciences. It draws training faculty from four UT Austin components, including the Colleges of Pharmacy, Natural Sciences, and Engineering, the Department of Psychology, as well as from the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Science Park Research Division in Smithville. And, Carol Reagan became the first TxPHARM graduate.
snapshot The College implemented a program combined residency/M.S. program . This program was designed as a combined educational and training program in clinical science and advanced practice for those with a Pharm.D. degree. The College and Walgreens opened the area's first Patient Care Center. The College unveiled the newly-renovated Student Professional Development Center.

College faculty approved and implemented a combined Pharm.D./Ph.D. program. B This program combines the features of a professional Pharm.D. degree with the advanced training and research of a pharmaceutical sciences Ph.D. degree. And, the College adopted a new wordmark to use in all promotional materials.

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The first class of El Paso Pharmacy Scholars completed requirements for the Pharm.D. College students participated for the first time in Pharmobility, a cultural and academic exchange program involving colleges on the U.S. and Europe.
The College named the new Learning Resources Center after Jaime N. Delgado.
U.S. News and World Report ranked the UT College of Pharmacy second among all pharmacy schools in the United States. And, in 2005, the college sponsored the first ever second chance graduation, offering an opportunity for individuals who did not participate in graduation ceremonies when they earned their degree to return to the college for a special graduation event. Nine individuals participated in the program.
snapshot 2006
Dean Steven W. Leslie is named executive vice president and provost and Dr. M. Lynn Crismon is appointed dean ad interim.

M. Lynn Crismon is named dean of the college. Dean Crismon promoted Dr. Patrick Davis to senior associate dean and named Dr. Carlton Erickson as associate dean for research and graduate studies. Research by Dr. Andrea Gore concerning the impact of pesticides and other chemicals on mating behaviors of rats is cited by Discover magazine as one of the top 100 science stories of 2007. Student Brandon Patterson is installed as president of the Academy of Student Pharmacists of the American Pharmacists Association.

photoDr. Carlton Erickson, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, was named the first associate dean for research and graduate studies by Dean M. Lynn Crismon.

Dr. Patrick Davis was named senior associated dean for the college.

The Medicinal Chemistry Division began the Fall 2008 semester in new facilities located in the new Biomedical Engineering Building.


Dr. William McIntyre joined the college as Associate Dean for Clinical Programs. Justin Tolman became the first graduate of the Pharm.D./Ph.D. Sequence when he completed the program in May 2009.

Graduate student Milli Reddy and Pharm.D. students, Misbah Moten and Karla Cruz, were selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University in March 2009.


The Dell Pediatric Research Institute opened in April providing a college home to new faculty researchers including Dr. John diGiovanni, who specializes in the field of childhood cancers, and Dr. Rong Cui,who studies non invasive delivery of vaccines.

The college implemented changes to the Pharm.D. curriculum including a restructuring of classes and the addition of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences.


The college partnered with the Austin Technology Incubator and the City of Austin to create the UTech Dorm Room, a venture that provides laboratory space for entrepreneurs to develop life-science technologies.

Patrick Davis and Arlyn Kloesel were among faculty members named to Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards for 2010.


photoJulieta Scalo and Kelly Daniels become the first two students to enroll in the college's new Ph.D. Program in Translational Sciences, a cooperative program involving UT Austin and three other University of Texas System institutions. The program trains scientists to move health and medical discoveries from the research laboratory to the patient at a faster pace. Dr. Chris Frei is one of the key faculty members leading the program.


The College delved into the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs) with the launch of Take Your Medicine. The 13-week course was offered through edX, a non-profit consortium representing the world's top programs of higher education and was developed by Dr. Janet Walkow, executive director and chief technology officer of the college's Drug Dynamics Institute. More than 23,000 students worldwide enrolled in the course.

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Last Reviewed: February 10, 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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