College of Pharmacy Turning the TIDESUHCOP's Douglas Thornton is heading up a new $3.34 million state-funded initiative to prevent prescription medication use, especially opioids, through the use of safe disposal drug dissolution packs distributed to community organizations. Look Out World, Coogs Coming Through! College graduates nearly 150 Pharm.D., Ph.D. and M.S. program students during the UH Class of 2019 Commencement ceremonies. Record Research Year Boosts Ranking A new record $10.87 million in research funding during Fiscal Year 2018 boosted UHCOP's ranking to 23rd among U.S. pharmacy colleges/schools in the latest report from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Fresh Melody for Tuned-out Heart?Supported by a new National Institutes of Health grant, UHCOP faculty researcher Bradley McConnell is studying whether a scaffolding protein could offer a novel therapeutic target for restoring cardiac function in heart failure from contraction-signaling overload.