Faculty Support

The Power of Education

Prior to graduating high school, Antonio Bush didn’t even know what a doctorate was.

Prior to graduating high school, Antonio Bush didn’t even know what a doctorate was.

Prior to graduating high school, Antonio Bush didn’t even know what a doctorate was.

Bush, a native of Columbus, Ga., was the first member of his family to attend college, and he relied heavily on his teachers and guidance counselors to aid him in his application to Albany State University, a small historically black university in Georgia.

Now, as an assistant professor of educational innovation and research at Carolina, his job is to help students with a similar background and improve the way the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy teaches those students to become successful in health-care professions.

“I take my position seriously as a black male faculty member,” Bush said. “In some cases, I’ve been told that I’m the first black male or black faculty member a student has interacted with. That’s powerful.”

Read the complete Carolina Story…Opens in new window

 

.

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Funding Priorities

Readers Also Viewed...

Faculty Support

When Weaker Is Better

Rethinking the way the world sees germs...

Carolina 225

When Weaker is Better

Professor Sam Lai says this research will lead to greater protection from pathogens such as viruses and bacteria...

Sciences

Going Above and Beyond

As a doctoral student at Carolina, she was a champion for women in STEM.

Global Impact

Long-Lasting Impact

Currently, a once-daily pill exists to prevent HIV infection...

Health

A Step Closer to Reversing Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s affects more than a million people in the United States...

Health

Nurturing Young Scientists

"Right now, it's all hands on deck to improve health care."