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    Pharmacy School Administrators Celebrate 25 Years of Friendship

    Alicia Bouldin and John Bentley GraduationOctober 4, 2018

    OXFORD, Miss. ­– University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrators Alicia Bouldin and John Bentley are proof that opposites can complement each other.

    However, for all the pair’s differences, 25 years of working alongside each other created a bond of trust and appreciation that spurred them to celebrate their 25-year “friendiversary.”

    Read more: “Pharmacy School Administrators Celebrate 25 Years of Friendship”


    Pharmacy Administration Announces Award and Scholarship Winners

    Kaustuv Bhattacharya won the Medical Marketing Economics Endowed Fellowship in Pharmacy AdministrationAugust 31, 2018

    Congratulations to the Pharmacy Administration graduate students who earned scholarships and awards for their outstanding work!

    Check out the winners at the Facebook gallery: “Pharmacy Administration Award Winners”

     


    UM Pharmacy Diabetes Research Moves Forward with Project Proposals

    August 28, 2018

    OXFORD, Miss. ­– After completing in-depth discussions with diabetes patients and stakeholders throughout the state, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty and students are turning research questions from the “PaRTICIpate in Diabetes Self-Management Research Collaborative” into project proposals.

    This research development project, which began in September of 2016, resulted in 20 patient-centered research questions aimed at helping to manage Type 2 diabetes. Now the focus is on turning three of these questions into three separate research project proposals in hopes of leveraging the research into something greater.

    Read more: “UM Pharmacy Diabetes Research Moves Forward with Project Proposals”


    UM Pharmacy Team Places Third in PQA Healthcare Challenge

    Students at PQA Healthcare ChallengeJune 25, 2018

    OXFORD, Miss. ­– A team from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy placed third out of 22 teams in the Pharmacy Quality Alliance Healthcare Quality Innovation Challenge last month in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The four-student group consisted of third-year student pharmacists Mariah Cole of Meridian, Mississippi, and Anna Crider of Brentwood, Tennessee, as well as Pharmacy Administration graduate students Sushmitha Inguva of Hyderabad, India, and Siddhi Korgaonkar of Mumbai, India.

    Read more: “UM Pharmacy Team Places Third in PQA Healthcare Challenge”


    Erin Holmes Named PY2 Teacher of the Year

    Dr. Erin HolmesErin Holmes won the 2017-18 PY2 Teacher of the Year Award. Erin is an associate professor of pharmacy administration and research associate professor in RIPS. Her teaching interests include pharmacy law, pharmacy management, and health care administration.

     

     


    Chuk Dibie Wins PY1 Teaching Assistant Award, Interning in Illinois

    Chuk Dibie won the 2017-18 PY1 Teaching Assistant of the Year Award. It’s the second year in a row that Chuk was honored. He also will be interning at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Deerfield, Illinois, this summer.

     

     


    Pharmacy Administration Grad Student Receives Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

    Ashley CrumbyMay 21, 2018

    OXFORD, Miss. ­– Ashley Crumby, a University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy graduate student, was named a recipient of the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences given by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.

    Crumby will use her fellowship to continue research for her dissertation entitled “Valuation of mentorship in pharmacy education and the impact of perceived involvement,” as she measures the value student pharmacists place on mentorship.

    Read more: “Pharmacy Administration Grad Student Receives Pre-Doctoral Fellowship”


    Alumnus Surprises Student Pharmacist by Covering Tuition

    Lee Jennings, Blake Thompson, Hartman LectureMarch 29, 2018

    OXFORD, Miss. – Blake Thompson, the 2018 Hartman lecturer for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, surprised a crowd of student pharmacists, faculty, friends and family at the March 9 lecture by offering to cover a semester’s worth of tuition for one student.

    Thompson, a UM alumnus who is vice president for government affairs at Ohio State University, delivered a lecture focused on the importance of taking career risks. To demonstrate, he asked any student to come onstage and speak to the nearly-full Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts about his or her own career goals.

    Read more: “Alumnus Surprises Student Pharmacist by Covering Tuition”


    Blake Thompson, John Bentley

    Congratulations to Blake Thompson, the 2018 Pharmacy Administration Alumnus of the Year recipient! Thompson, vice president for government affairs at Ohio State University, delivered the School of Pharmacy’s 2018 Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture titled “Risk and a Prospective Payment System.”

     

     


    Pharmacy Administration Professor Named APhA Fellow

    Dr. Erin Holmes

    March 12, 2018

    Erin Holmes, associate professor of pharmacy administration at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association at the organization’s annual meeting Mar. 16-19 in Nashville, Tennessee.

    “When I think of those who are current APhA Fellows and those who are being inducted in my cohort, I am absolutely humbled,” Holmes said. “This is an incredible honor, and I am grateful to those who nominated and supported me.”

    Read more: “Pharmacy Administration Professor Named APhA Fellow”


    Ohio State Executive to Deliver Pharmacy’s Hartman Lecture

    Blake Thompson

    March 7, 2018

    Blake Thompson, vice president for government affairs at Ohio State University and a University of Mississippi alumnus, will deliver the School of Pharmacy’s 2018 Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture.

    Thompson, who is also secretary to Ohio State’s board of trustees, will speak on “Risk and a Prospective Payment System,” drawing from his background in health care policy and university leadership and governance.

    Read more: “Ohio State Executive to Deliver Pharmacy’s Hartman Lecture


    Sandy and John Bentley Hit Love Out of the Park

    Sandy and John Bentley

    February 28, 2018

    When Sandy and John Bentley began dating, they knocked love right out of the park. Almost 30 years later, the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty members continue to show their relationship is a grand slam.

    Sandy and John met as undergraduate student workers in Drake University’s dining services. The pair didn’t really know each other until John, now UM School of Pharmacy’s chair and professor of pharmacy administration, spilled a five-gallon bag of chocolate milk as he tried to refill the container. It was a good thing he didn’t cry over spilled milk.

    Read more: “Sandy and John Bentley Hit Love Out of the Park”


    Community Health the Focus of 2018 Waller Lecture

    Daniel Mullins_Waller Lecture

    February 6, 2018

    C. Daniel Mullins, professor and chair of the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, will deliver the 2018 Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture at the University of Mississippi.

    The lecture, “Patient-Centered Discovery,” at 11 a.m. Friday (Feb. 9) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, will focus on ways in which scientific and medical knowledge are translated into workable health solutions for patients. The School of Pharmacy and its Department of Pharmacy Administration are hosting the event, which is free and open to the public.

    Read more: “Community Health the Focus of 2018 Waller Lecture”


     

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