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Updates from Dean David D. Allen during COVID-19
OXFORD, Miss. – As everyone adjusts to a new normal while trying to stay safe in the midst of COVID-19, University of Mississippi faculty are going above and beyond to provide uninterrupted coursework, but in an online format to keep students engaged and, above all, safe.
Two of the university’s most experienced online professors say their best advice is for educators to take a breath, think about their students and then take it one piece of technology at a time.
OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has successfully prepared numerous alumni for high-level careers with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The department’s stimulating learning environment and emphasis on real-world experiences have allowed graduates to take advantage of opportunities with the FDA. The relationship with the national agency has strengthened the program by way of research sponsorships for the school’s labs and attendance at the school’s Hands-on Course in Tablet Technology.
OXFORD, Miss. – As Ann Fairly Barnett pulled an oyster dredge up through the shoreline waters of the Mississippi Sound, she was dreading what she was about to find.
The Jackson native, along with UM environmental toxicology graduate student James Gledhill and chemistry graduate student Austin Scircle, had chartered a small fishing boat to visit several native oyster reefs in the sound to check the water quality and the health of the reefs.
OXFORD, Miss. – Retired Rear Adm. Pamela Schweitzer, former assistant surgeon general and chief pharmacy officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, will deliver the annual Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture on Feb. 28 at the University of Mississippi.
The School of Pharmacy is hosting this free event at noon at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts. Schweitzer, who had a 29-year career in federal service, will give a presentation titled “It is Time: Transforming the Pharmacy Profession.”
OXFORD, Miss. –The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will host the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute in January 2021, focusing on critical areas of diversity and their impact on patient care, including race, gender, disability, economic status and others.
Teams comprised of multiple individuals from a school of pharmacy will hear from thought leaders and session speakers on topics such as bias awareness management, poverty simulation and more. Dedicated team time will allow attendees to address issues of importance to their home institution, while learning about the challenges and successes their colleagues are experiencing at other colleges/schools.
JACKSON, Miss. – Scores of students at the University of Mississippi Medical Center have learned a life-saving measure meant to curb the deadly impact of a nationwide scourge.
Learners from several UMMC schools received hands-on instruction Friday in the administering of naloxone, brand name NARCAN®, a nasal spray that can force the dangers of an opioid overdose into retreat.
OXFORD, Miss. – Sports bring together communities. More than that, it empowers individuals.
For three talented female University of Mississippi pharmacy students and a basketball all-conference alumna, National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Feb. 5) highlights those qualities that competition fuels in their desire to help others through the profession.
OXFORD, Miss. – Representatives from schools across the nation gathered Jan. 30-31 at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy for the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education board of directors meeting.
NIPTE is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the design, development and manufacturing processes of pharmaceutical products by connecting members of the pharmaceutical industry with top-ranked pharmaceutical educational programs.
OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty members David Colby and Noa Valcarcel were selected to represent the school in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy House of Delegates.
The AACP House of Delegates is the association’s democratic policy-setting body. Representatives debate and approve statements of educational policy, approve changes to the bylaws and the strategic plan, act to accept new institutional members and establish dues for all categories of membership.
OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy student Victoria Miller received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Student Travel Award, which assisted her in attending two of the organization’s annual meetings.
Miller, originally from Hartselle, Alabama, was an honoree at the 2018 meeting in Seattle and the 2019 conference in New York. The fourth-year student pharmacist joined other students, residents and practitioners from across the country to learn more about clinical pharmacy and the profession.
OXFORD, Miss. – The Society of Toxicology’s official journal, Toxicological Sciences, has named Kristine Willett, chair of the Department of BioMolecular Sciences, as one of two new deputy editors to its staff.
Willett, also a professor of pharmacology and environmental toxicology at the University of Mississippi, “will be coordinating solicitation and peer review of Forum articles and developing and administering new training for the editorial board and reviewers,” according to Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey M. Peters