Relentless Pursuit of a Healthier World

“Everything we do begins and ends with a patient in mind.” — Provost Robert A. Blouin, former dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

This core belief guides our pharmacy school day in and day out. From engineering stem cells to hunt and eradicate brain cancer to creating immersive learning technologies like the nXhumanTM, we innovate and drive transformational change in pharmacy research, education and practice.

In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC Eshelman  the No. 1 school of pharmacy in recognition of our leadership  in education and patient care. This distinction means that we go beyond providing a first-rate education. We are shaping the future of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. We are investing in high-risk, high-reward ideas in order to innovate from drug discovery to patient care at a faster rate than ever, and translate those discoveries into improved health for all.

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation is made possible by a $100 million gift from Fred Eshelman to accelerate the creation and development of ideas leading to discoveries and transformative changes in education, research and health care. To learn more about the EII’s impact, visit

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