May 2010 Moving Days As you can see in the photo, the façade of the new pharmacy building is nearly complete, and it’s an impressive, expansive space. Your College of Pharmacy is beginning the process of packing for the big haul—the transition to the health science campus. The final steps are being made now, including designating phone numbers and scheduling moving dates. In a short time, there will be tours of the new facility and the dedication, which is scheduled for Friday, September 3, 2010. Students and faculty are excited about getting settled on the Health Science Campus and getting to know the new digs. We look forward to showing you around very soon! Researcher’s Work on Green Tea Heating Up Two decades ago, most Americans were green when it came to green tea, in spite of its centuries-old reputation in China as a medicinal quaff. Today you can find even coffee devotees sipping Dragon Pearl and Chinese Gunpowder, lured by claims of antioxidant properties in the straw-colored brew. More professional is the interest Dr. Salahuddin Ahmed, UT assistant professor of pharmacology, takes in the subject. For years, he’s been researching the potential of a green-tea compound called epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG) in treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Find out more about Dr. Ahmed’s research Dr. Curtis Black honored with 2010 APhA Merit Award Dr. Curtis Black, '74, is the 2010 recipient of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Merit Award. The achievement was recognized at the APhA Convention in Washington, DC during the Second General Session on Sunday, March 14, 2010. This national award recognizes individual pharmacy practitioners for significant contributions to pharmacy practice. Dr. Black recently completed a yearlong sabbatical with the Ohio Pharmacists Association, during which he focused on advancing medication therapy management (MTM) programs throughout the state of Ohio. In addition to receiving the 2010 APhA Merit Award, Dr. Curtis Black is also featured on the cover of the April edition of Pharmacy Times magazine. UT students and faculty are included in the article about medication therapy management (MTM) in the state of Ohio.