University of Mississippi
School of Pharmacy

Lecture Series


The School of Pharmacy hosts various lectures throughout the academic year. School lectures include The Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture and the Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture. Departmental lectures include the Rachel and Winfield Cotton Lecture, hosted by the Department of Pharmacy Administration, and the Ronald F. Borne Distinguished Lecture in Medicinal Chemistry, hosted by the Department of Medicinal Chemistry.

Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture

In 1973, the School of Pharmacy established the Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture to recognize the contributions of Charles W. Hartman, former dean of the School of Pharmacy, to the University of Mississippi and to the pharmaceutical sciences. Annually, an internationally recognized leader in pharmacy is selected to deliver the lecture. Previous lecturers include:
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1973 Dr. Stanley F. Yolles
Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York
1992 Mr. Raymond A. Gosselin
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times
1974 Dr. Robert Q. Marston
President of the University of Florida
1993 The Honorable William F. Winter
Former Mississippi Governor
1975 Dr. Donald B. Louria
Chairman of the Department of Preventative Medicine and Community Health, New Jersey Medical School
1994 Dr. Jannet M. Carmichael
Past-President of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator of the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Reno, Nevada
1976 Dr. Lewis Nobles
President of Mississippi College
1995 The Honorable Trent Lott
United States Senator, Mississippi
1977 Dr. Bruce Dull
Associate Director of the Centers for Disease Control
1996 Mr. Jerome A. Halperin
Executive Vice President of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc.
1979 Dr. Arthur Ulene
Noted health advocate and physician
1996 Dr. Bernadette Marriott
Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health
1980 The Honorable Paul G. Rogers
Former United States Representative, Florida
1998 Dr. Pedro Pujol
Specialist in endocrinology, nutrition, and sports medicine
1981 Dr. James Schoenberger
President of the American Heart Association
2001 Dr. Bernard A. Schwetz
Acting Principal Deputy Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration
1982 Mr. E. Claiborne Robins, Jr.
President and CEO of A.H. Robins Pharmaceutical Company
2002 The Honorable Thad Cochran
United States Senator, Mississippi
1983 Dr. Leslie Caine Campbell
Author of 200 Years of Pharmacy in Mississippi
2004 Dr. Mark B. McClellan
Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration
1984 Dr. Leo H. Sternbach
Scientist who synthesized Valium and Librium
2005 Dr. Ed Thompson
Chief of Public Health Practice for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1985 Mr. Thomas M. Collins
President of Smith, Kline, and French Laboratories
2006 Dr. J. Edward Hill
President of the American Medical Association
1986 Dr. Lawrence C. Weaver
Interim Dean Emeritus of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
2008 Dr. Daniel W. Jones
President of the American Heart Association
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center
1987 Mr. Edwin Meese III
United States Attorney General
2009 Mr. Joseph T. Rannazzisi
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration
1988 Dr. Daniel Callahan
Renowned medical ethicist
2010 Dr. Luicinda L. Maine
Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
1989 Dr. Kenneth N. Barker
Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Care Systems, Auburn University
2011 Dr. Thomas E. Menighan
Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association
1990 Dr. Carl E. Trinca
Executive Director of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
2012 Ms. Diane B. Ginsburg
Immediate Past President of the American Society of Health- System Pharmacists
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Texas College of Pharmacy
1991 Dr. Joseph A. Oddis
Executive Vice President of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
2013 Dr. Lois Margaret Nora
President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Medical Specialties

Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture

The School of Pharmacy established the Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture in 2004 to recognize Dr. Waller’s contributions to his discipline and the School of Pharmacy. Each year the lecture is hosted by a department within the school. Lecturers are selected for their contributions to the host department’s discipline. Previous lecturers linclude:

 
2004 Dr. Oakley S. Ray
Executive Secretary of the American College of
Neuropsychopharmacology

Host: Department of Pharmacology

2009 Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns
Department Head and Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of
Arizona

Host: Department of Pharmacy Practice
2005 Dr. Billy R. Martin
Chair and Professor of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Virginia Commonwealth University
Host: National Center for Natural Products Research
2010 Dr. Marv Shepherd
Professor and Director, Pharmacy Administration
Division, University of Texas

Host: Department of Pharmacy Administration
2006 Dr. Jon Clardy
Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular
Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School

Host: Department of Pharmacognosy
2012 Dr. Susan B. Shurin
Acting Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood
Institute

Host: Department of Pharmacology
2007 Dr. Carlton E. Turner
President and CEO of Carrington Laboratories
Host: Department of Medicinal Chemsitry
2012 Dr. Marilyn A. Huestis
Chief, Chemistry and Drug Metabolism Section for the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Host: National Center for Natural Products Research
2008  Dr. Ashim K. Mitra
Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Missouri Curators’ Professor of Pharmacy, and Chairman of the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
Host: Department of Pharmaceutics
 
2013 Dr. William H. Gerwick
Distinguished Professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California at San Diego
Host: Department of Pharmacognosy

 

Ronald F. Borne Distinguished Lecture in Medicinal Chemistry

In 2005, the Department of Medicinal Chemistry established the Ronald F. Borne Distinguished Lecture in Medicinal Chemistry to recognize Dr. Borne’s contributions to the department. The lectures are delivered by scholars in the fields of medicinal chemistry and synthetic drug discovery. Previous lecturers include:

 
2004 Dr. Philip S. Portoghese
Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota
Editor-In-Chief of the
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

2010 Dr. Peter Crooks
George A. Digenis Professor in Drug Design and Discovery
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
2006 Dr. Allen B. Reitz
Senior Research Fellow, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Editor of
Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
2011 Dr. Bruce E. Maryanoff
The Scripps Research Institute
2007 Dr. Neal Castagnoli, Jr.
Peters Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2012 Dr. Michael Owens
Director of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2008 Dr. Kenner C. Rice
Chief of the Chemical Biology Research Branch,
National Institute on Drug Abuse
2013 Dr. Kenneth Jacobson
Chief of the Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry and Molecular Recognition Section
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
2009 Dr. Duane D. Miller
Van Vleet Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
College of Pharmacy University of Tennessee Health Science Center
   

Winfield and Rachel Cotton Lecture

In 1998, the Department of Pharmacy Administration established the Rachel and Winfield Cotton Lecture to recognize Mr. Cotton’s contributions to pharmaceutical wholesaling. The lectures are delivered by scholars in the fields of development and distribution of pharmaceutical products. Previous lecturers include:

2001 Dr. Ronald J. Streck
President and CEO of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association

2011 Dr. Kenneth Kaitin
Director and Research Professor
Tufts University
2004 Dr. Robert A. Freeman
Executive Director of Public Policy at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals