The UTEP School of Pharmacy (SOP) has made significant progress towards vital building updates to support instruction and research for our students, faculty, and staff.
On Sept. 9, 2016, we opened a new IV admixtures teaching lab. The space is used to teach students sterile compounding in a simulated hospital setting. Here at the UTEP SOP, we provide our students with realistic, extensive, and diverse opportunities to not just learn the science, or basic knowledge behind pharmacy practice, but the skills needed for practical application.
On Aug. 26, 2017, the SOP hosted an open house, which showcased many exciting building developments. The open house tours highlighted a new Student Success, a Collaboration Center, a Compounding Teaching Laboratory, and five pharmaceutical sciences research laboratories. Since the open house, the SOP has completed the development of five practical lab spaces. The SOP looks forward to updates in additional learning spaces in the upcoming months.
In addition to the updates to SOP spaces, we have welcomed over a dozen new faculty and staff to the SOP with backgrounds in a variety of diverse fields including pharmacy practice and administration, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, and pharmacology, as well as clinical pharmacy faculty with expertise in pediatrics, family medicine, critical care, ambulatory care, and psychiatry.