The term "baker's dozen" emerged in the 13th Century when English law set
weight standards for bread to protect customers from bakers who might offer skimpy loaves. In response, bakers began adding a 13th loaf to a dozen ordered - a little something
extra. 2013 was a great year for the college. We continued to face challenges, but our list of successes and celebrations is far from skimpy. In fact, our
celebrations are so
numerous that that we couldn't stop at 12 highlights - so we're offering you 13 - our own Baker's Dozen.
Dean M. Lynn Crismon, Pharm.D.
Jim McGinity retirement
Dr. Jim McGinity joined the college faculty in 1976 and immediately gained a reputation for his ability to engage and stay connected with graduate students. In November, many of his former students gathered to say thank you at his retirement reception. Read more about Dr.McGinity.
Pat Davis teaching recognition
The rest of the world continues to discover what students and alumni of the college already know: Dr. Pat Davis is one of the world's truly gifted educators. He was named among 20 leading faculty innovators at the university as he was appointed as an inaugural Provost's Teaching Fellow. Read more about Dr. Davis.
Coop Program draws national award
The Cooperative Pharmacy Program with UT Pan American was named the nation's top program working to accelerate Latino student success in higher education by the Washington, D.C.-based Excelencia in Education. Read more about the award.
Take Your Medicine
The college ventured into the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs) with the September launch of "Take Your Medicine". The free 13-week course, developed by Dr. Janet Walkow, offers a look at the drug development process and is geared toward lay audiences. Read more about TYM.
Alumni Association honors
Alumni of the UT College of Pharmacy are amazing. The college recognized four outstanding alumni with its highest honors. Billy Wylie, Rudy Davila, Jr., Mark Newberry, and Aida Garza represent the very best in professionalism and service. Read more about these honors.
More great teaching
Dr. Jim Karboski was among 26 members of the UT Austin faculty to receive 2013 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards, the highest teaching honor awarded by the UT System Board of Regents. Read more about Dr. Karboski's award.
Dr. Karen Vasquez leads a research team that announced a combination of therapies that significantly reduce the rate and size at which human tumors grow in mice. Read more about Dr. Vasquez' research.
Ten years and counting
The El Paso Cooperative Program celebrated the tenth anniversary of its first graduate at Commencement 2013. In addition, it noted its 100th graduate. Read more about the program.
Stopping cancer in its tracks
Dr. Kevin Dalby and his research team are making strides in the fight against cancer. In fact, Dalby is making advances to customize agents to modify various cancer-causing targets. Read more about Dr. Dalby's research.
Outstanding staff member
Pharmacy staff member Stephanie Crouch was cited to receive the 2013 Outstanding Graduate Coordinator Award by the Graduate School. Read more about the Stephanie Crouch.
More graduate honors
Abiola Oladapo was named recipient of the 2013 William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant. He was one of three campus wide to receive the recognition. Read more about this recognition.
Project Collaborate at center court
Project Collaborate, the student run initiative that provides free health screenings to underserved populations throughout Texas, was spotlighted at center court during halftime of a Longhorn basketball game. Read more about this event.
A bright future
The college celebrated the close of 2013 with news that one of our alumni families has named the college as the future recipient of a very significant planned gift. Watch for more details coming soon about this most generous gift.