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Faculty & Staff Spotlight: Meredith Howard, UNT HSC

Faculty & Staff Spotlight: Meredith Howard, UNT Health Science Center

An internal medicine pharmacist by training, Meredith has worked at the HSC since 2015. As a faculty member in the College of Pharmacy, she teaches throughout the curriculum and oversees the acute care portions of the experiential curriculum. But, that only scratches the surface of who she is and how she spends her time, like, oh, training for an Ironman or turning her garage into a Jiffy Lube. Grease monkey not really your thing? Well, Meredith transitions on the fly to Martha Stewart-esque home-and-garden DIY expert specializing in canning and baking bread (hint: come holiday season, you might want to talk to this New England native about some delicious gift ideas). Read on to learn more about Meredith.


What is your favorite aspect of your job?
Watching our student pharmacists progress throughout the first three years to get ready for their clinical rotations, then seeing them grow into independent future pharmacists in their fourth year of rotations.

What is your proudest work moment?
Graduation of our first class of pharmacists, Class of 2017, and every class thereafter! It is such an accomplishment and an exciting time for the students, and to know you have a part of it is so special.

What is your proudest non-work moment?
Running my first half-marathon a few years ago, and subsequently putting in all of the training for (an eventually canceled-due-to-COVID-19) half-ironman race. Even though the race was canceled, I was in great shape to race with all of the hours I put in. I will retrain and race deferred to 2022.

What is a fact about you that may surprise your colleagues?
I am a DIY fanatic- -- from changing my own oil to canning and baking sourdough from scratch, I enjoy learning and doing new things.

Place to visit?: Home (Massachusetts/New England)
Hobby?: Biking, hiking, gardening
TV show: Grey's Anatomy