Department of Pharmacy Administration

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    MME Fellow Yiran Rong Presented Award

    Yiran Rong with Doug Paul and John BentleyNovember 21, 2019

    Pharmacy Administration graduate student Yiran Rong was officially presented her award as the 2019-2020 Medical Marketing Economics Fellow.

    At the presentation was Doug Paul, 2012 Ph.D. graduate and partner at MME, to join department chair John Bentley in handing the award.


    Ole Miss Pharmacy Surpasses $1 Million in Private Support

    Three students stand outside of building, talkingNovember 4, 2019

    OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy accomplished an ambitious goal during the 2018-19 fiscal year as it surpassed $1 million in private support.

    Supporters contributed $1.1 million in gifts and commitments, marking the fifth time since 1982 the school moved past the seven-figure benchmark.

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    Pharmacy Administration Announces Department Award Winners

    Chukwuebuka Dibie receives his award from John BentleyCongratulations to the Department of Pharmacy Administration award winners for 2019-2020!

    Outstanding Student Research Paper: Ashley S. Crumby
    William E. Farlow Fellow: Kaustuv Bhattacharya
    – Terence E. Downer Scholarship: Siddhi Korgaonkar
    – Graduate Student Research Grant: Chukwuebuka Dibie
    MME Fellow: Yiran Rong
    Alumnus of the Year: Benjamin F. Banahan III

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    UM Pharmacy Student Selected as PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholar

    Closeup picture of Matthew Wittman smiling at cameraSeptember 27, 2019

    OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy student Matthew Wittman was one of nine students nationwide selected to the Pharmacy Quality Alliance-CVS Health Foundation Scholars Program.

    The program is designed to support student interest in performance management and quality improvement while fostering student-mentor relationships. Wittman will work on a unique research concept with the assistance of a mentor and present the results at the PQA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, next May.

    Read more: “UM Pharmacy Student Selected as PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholar”


    Marie Barnard smilingMarie Barnard, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Administration, is serving as an external evaluator for the project entitled “Increasing the Quality of STEM Education and Research,” which is awarded to the Natural Science Division at Tougaloo College through National Science Foundation (NSF) /HBCU-UP grant #1912191.

    The project aims to recruit and retain STEM majors. It will also provide more student research opportunities and enhance faculty research and teaching.

    “This grant aims to promote student success in STEM coursework and, eventually, in their careers by supporting them in their critical early years,” Barnard said. “Evaluation of the program will identify best practices that could spread across the country to improve minority student recruitment and success in STEM fields.”


    When Faculty Give Back: Former Department Chair’s Gift to Benefit School of Pharmacy

    Mickey and Mary SmithJune 6, 2019

    OXFORD, Miss. – A former University of Mississippi faculty member – known globally as a leading pharmaceutical marketing expert – has made a major investment in the department he once led at the School of Pharmacy, increasing educational experiences for students.

    With a $350,000 IRA transfer, Dr. Mickey Smith established a pharmacy administration endowment named for him and his late wife, Mary. The generous resources will provide funding for graduate student support, faculty development and seed funding for research projects. It will also help cover conference travel expenses and provide support for guest speakers and lecturers among other needs.

    Read more: “When Faculty Give Back”


    PQA and School of Pharmacy Establish Medication Quality Research Partnership

    Thad Cochran Research Center at the University of Mississippi School of PharmacyMay 14, 2019

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. ­– The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy have established a three-year research partnership to develop and evaluate measures of prescription medication quality.

    The University of Mississippi team will support PQA’s measure research and development work by evaluating quality measures using CMS Medicare and Medicaid administrative claims data.

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    School of Pharmacy Ranked Sixth in Research Funding

    Associate research and development biologist Nisha Mishra works in one of the UM School of Pharmacy’s Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence labs.May 7, 2019

    OXFORD, Miss. ­– The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy rose to sixth in the nation in external research funding for 2018, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

    Research funding reached $21.2 million in 2018, placing the School of Pharmacy second in the SEC and among the top 5 percent of pharmacy schools nationwide.

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    Three Pharmacy Faculty Honored by National Healthcare Association

    Kim Adcock, Seena Haines and John Bentley at NAP MeetingMarch 19, 2019

    OXFORD, Miss. ­– Three School of Pharmacy faculty were recognized by the pharmacy academy of the National Academies of Practice at its annual meeting March 7-9 in Pentagon City, Virginia.

    NAP is an organization that seeks to advance healthcare by fostering collaboration and advocating for policies that act in the best interest of individuals and communities through interprofessional collaboration, education and clinical practice.

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