UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

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UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Beard Hall, one of the buildings housing the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
WebsiteUNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a satellite campus at UNC Asheville;[1] the satellite opened in 2011 and graduated its first class in 2015.[2]

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Eshelman School the #1 pharmacy school in the United States in 2016.[3]

The school is named after alumnus Dr. Fred Eshelman, in part, because of his nearly one-hundred and forty million dollars donated to the school.[4]

It offers a Doctor of Pharmacy degree[5], a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS) with a specialization in health system pharmacy administration[6] and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis in four research areas. [7]

Robert A. Blouin was dean of the school from 2003 to 2017; when he was promoted to provost in 2017, Dhiren Thakker was appointed interim dean.[8]


  1. ^ Saylor, Jennifer. "UNC Asheville satellite campus is part of no. 1 pharmacy school in the U.S." ABC News 13 WLOS. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. ^ "UNC Eshelman graduates first pharmacy class". The Blue Banner. 28 October 2015.
  3. ^ Best Graduate Schooks: Pharmacy Rankings, U.S. News & World Report (last accessed May 20, 2017).
  4. ^ Savchuk, Katia. "Pharma Multi-Millionaire Gives $100 Million To University of North Carolina". Forbes. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  5. ^ Roth, MT; Mumper, RJ; Singleton, SF; Lee, CR; Rodgers, PT; Cox, WC; McLaughlin, JE; Joyner, P; Blouin, RA (2014). "A renaissance in pharmacy education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill" (PDF). North Carolina medical journal. 75 (1): 48–52. PMID 24487762.
  6. ^ "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Pharmaceutical Sciences (with a specialization in Health System Pharmacy)". PharmGrad. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  7. ^ "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy Academics webpage". Pharmacy.UNC.edu. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  8. ^ Stancill, Jane (August 22, 2017). "UNC names new provost to oversee academics". News Observer.

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Coordinates: 35°54′25″N 79°03′12″W / 35.9070°N 79.0534°W / 35.9070; -79.0534