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A brief introduction to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC-Chapel Hill, and the state of North Carolina

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Gpen 2010

  1. 1. GPEN 2010 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network Eight Meeting Hosted by the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  2. 2. GPEN 2010 at Carolina
  3. 3. UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy <ul><li>Founded in 1897 </li></ul><ul><li>One of the nation’s leaders in both pharmacy education and the pharmaceutical research </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 600 doctor of pharmacy students and 100 graduate students </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Late summer or early autumn of 2010 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>GPEN 2010
  5. 5. North Carolina On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first powered, controlled, heavier-than-air human flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Tenth largest state by population with 9 million people and 29th in land area </li></ul><ul><li>On the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the thirteen original colonies; first settled by Europeans in 1585 </li></ul>North Carolina Chapel Hill Durham Raleigh
  7. 7. <ul><li>$375 billion economy </li></ul><ul><li>Raleigh is the state capital and home to a growing pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry </li></ul><ul><li>The city of Charlotte is the second-largest banking center in the nation behind New York </li></ul><ul><li>Major producer of soy beans, corn, cotton, and Fraser firs (used as Christmas trees). </li></ul>North Carolina
  8. 8. <ul><li>Famous for pork barbecue (two main varieties) </li></ul><ul><li>Birthplace of Pepsi and Krispy Kreme doughnuts </li></ul>North Carolina
  9. 9. UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  10. 10. <ul><li>Organization based upon the drug discovery cycle and pharmaceutical practice </li></ul><ul><li>Five divisions focus on medicinal chemistry, molecular pharmaceutics, pharmacotherapy, outcomes and policy, and pharmacy practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Close relationships with industry and other academic units on campus </li></ul>The School
  11. 11. North Carolina’s Research Triangle UNC, Duke University, and North Carolina State University form North Carolina’s famed Research Triangle, home of Research Triangle Park Chapel Hill Durham Raleigh
  12. 12. <ul><li>Largest research park in the United States at 28 square kilometers </li></ul><ul><li>Created in 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to California’s Silicon Valley but with an emphasis on biotechnology and pharmaceutics </li></ul>Research Triangle Park
  13. 13. <ul><li>Home to more than 170 companies, organizations, and government agencies such as Bayer, DuPont, Glaxo-SmithKline, Merck, Monsanto, Syngenta, and Wyeth </li></ul><ul><li>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Companies founded by UNC alumni such as PPD and Quintiles </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Research Triangle Park
  14. 14. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  15. 15. <ul><li>The first public university in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Opened in 1795 </li></ul><ul><li>More than 28,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>Campus covers 3 square kilometers or 729 acres </li></ul><ul><li>Our nickname is the Tar Heels (a long story we’d be happy to tell you in Chapel Hill) </li></ul>UNC
  16. 16. <ul><li>Environment of discovery and interdisciplinary collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, and Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Strong basic-science departments in chemistry, biology, and physics </li></ul><ul><li>Large teaching hospital and University-based health-care system </li></ul>UNC
  17. 17. <ul><li>Perennial national power in sports such as including basketball, soccer, and field hockey </li></ul><ul><li>Famous sports alumni include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Jordan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mia Hamm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vince Carter </li></ul></ul>UNC
  18. 18. Chapel Hill The perfect American college town
  19. 19. <ul><li>Population of approximately 50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Fare-free buses </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrant music, art, and cultural scene </li></ul><ul><li>Dozens of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and boutique shops catering to many tastes </li></ul>Chapel Hill
  20. 20. <ul><li>Franklin Street </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The northern border of campus and the heart of the town’s social scene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Named after Benjamin Franklin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Known as “North Carolina’s Main Street” </li></ul></ul>Chapel Hill
  21. 21. SEE YOU IN 2010!