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UNT System Names Jacobson Founding Dean of College of Pharmacy
Date:1/25/2012

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNT Health Science Center President Scott Ransom, DO, announced today the appointment of Myron (Mike) Jacobson, Ph.D., as the founding dean of the UNT System College of Pharmacy. "After a national search we were very pleased to recruit a renowned expert on translational pharmaceutics, chemistry and research, an experienced academic leader in pharmacy education, and a successful entrepreneur and businessman," Ransom said.

"With the support of many key area legislators, the 82nd Legislature approved a UNT System College of Pharmacy to be supported by all of our campuses," said UNT System Chancellor Lee Jackson. "This new program will be headquartered in Fort Worth. It is also a great benefit that Mike is familiar with the UNT Health Science Center from his prior experience in Fort Worth."

Jacobson, most recently a professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and a member of the Arizona Cancer Center, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville; a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Kansas State University; and completed postdoctoral research at the University of Utah and at the Mayo Clinic before joining the University of North Texas (formerly North Texas State University) in 1974.

Jacobson joined the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth (UNTHSC) in 1984 and served as acting chairman of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology from 1989 to 1992. In 1992, he was appointed chairman of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky.  He joined the faculty of the University of Arizona in
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