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    Keep Teaching: 7 Tips for Converting to Online Instruction

    Patricia O'SullivanMarch 26, 2020

    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.

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    Meet Jen Blakley, January’s Staff Member of the Month

    Jen BlakleyJanuary 27, 2020

    OXFORD, Miss. – Jen Blakley, administrative assistant in the School of Pharmacy, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for January. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss.

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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.

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    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.

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    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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