Pharmacy Administration News
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.”
Ohio State Executive to Deliver Pharmacy’s Hartman Lecture, Named Pharmacy Administration Alumnus of the Year
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.
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.
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.
September 18, 2017
On Wednesday, Sep. 13, the Department of Pharmacy Administration honored Steve Blackwell with its 2017 Alumnus of the Year award.
Blackwell earned his Ph.D. in pharmacy administration from the School of Pharmacy in 1998. For nearly the past 20 years, he has worked with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a social science research analyst with the Research and Rapid-Cycle Evaluation Group in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
Pharmacy Administration Graduate Student Scholarships
Congratulations to the Pharmacy Administration graduate students who were awarded 2017-2018 scholarships for their outstanding work!
Manasi Suryavanshi (left) won the Terence E. Downer Scholarship, and Nilesh Gangan was named the Medical Marketing Economics Endowed Fellow, the second in the department’s history.
August 2, 2017
OXFORD, Miss. – Capping off nearly a year of discussions with people who have diabetes and diabetes stakeholders across the state, researchers from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy invited them all to a meeting in Oxford to generate diabetes research questions as part of a research initiative.
Researchers involved in the project, called “PaRTICIpate in Diabetes Self-Management Research Collaborative: A Conference Series,” invited people with diabetes to a series of meetings throughout…
July 24, 2017
OXFORD, Miss. – Marie Barnard began work as an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Administration on July 1, 2017.
Barnard most recently served as interim director of the UM Center for Educational Research and Evaluation. She has also worked as assistant dean in the UM School of Applied Sciences and executive director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies.
Originally from Drexel Hill, Penn., she earned her Ph.D. in pharmaceutical science from the School of Pharmacy…
Pharmacy Administration Professor Wins New Investigator Award
At last week’s School of Pharmacy Faculty/Research Scientist Retreat, it was announced that Meagen Rosenthal received the School of Pharmacy’s New Investigator Research Award for 2016-2017. This is a well-deserved recognition and a very high honor.
June 1, 2017
OXFORD, Miss. – Lela Chalmers is an administrative assistant in the Department of Pharmacy Administration. She has been at the School of Pharmacy since July of 2016…
Pharmacy Administration Adds Former Student to Faculty
Dr. Sujith Ramachandran, a former graduate student at the UM School of Pharmacy, began a new position as an assistant professor in the Pharmacy Administration department. His research interests include pharmaceutical marketing and health outcomes.
Nilesh Gangan Finalist for ISPOR Presentation Award
Nilesh Gangan has been selected as a finalist for the ISPOR 22nd Annual International Meeting Research Presentation Award. His poster presentation was titled: PSY1: Assessment of Hospitalization Due to Overdose Among Mississippi’s Division of MedicAid (DOM) Beneficiaries with Opioid Prescriptions.
Sushmitha Inguva Finalist for ISPOR Presentation Award, Interning in New York
Sushmitha Inguva has been selected as a finalist for the ISPOR 22nd Annual International Meeting Research Presentation Award. Her presentation is titled: PMH53: Impact of Using Affiliate IDs on PQA’s Opioid Multiple Provider Measure Among MedicAid Beneficiaries. She will also be interning with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Tarrytown, NY this summer.
Chuk Dibie Wins PY1 Teaching Assistant Award, Interning in California
May 11, 2017
OXFORD and JACKSON, Miss. – UM School of Pharmacy professors Kim Adcock, Robert Doerksen, Erin Holmes and John Rimoldi have been recognized as Distinguished Teaching Scholars for a three-year term beginning this year. This honor recognizes faculty members who have proven to be exceptional teachers and colleagues and who…
OXFORD, Miss. – Alan McKay, founding dean emeritus of the Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, has been named the 2017 University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.
McKay accepted the award April 8 at the annual School of Pharmacy Alumni Weekend banquet.
McKay completed his master’s and Ph.D. in health care administration, now called pharmacy…
Pharmacy administration professor John Bentley became the chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy at the beginning of the spring semester.
Bentley received his Ph.D. in pharmacy administration from the UM School of Pharmacy in 1998 and began working as an assistant professor in the department upon graduating…
OXFORD, Miss. – Meagen Rosenthal, assistant professor of pharmacy administration at the University of Mississippi, is co-author of a report that won the 2016 Best Paper award from the journal Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.
The paper, titled “Confronting inequities: A scoping review of the literature on pharmacist practice and health-related disparities,” reviews and...
January 10, 2017
OXFORD, Miss. – Researchers from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy are inviting health care professionals from the Oxford, Saltillo and Charleston areas to help brainstorm research questions for a study on diabetes self-management.
The project, titled “PaRTICIpate in Diabetes Self-Management Research Collaborative: A Conference Series,” will build on research that shows improvement in the health of diabetes patients when they are able to…
OXFORD, Miss. – Donna Strum, chair and professor of the University of Mississippi’s Department of Pharmacy Administration and research professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy, will become associate provost in 2017.
A native of Germantown, Tennessee, Strum earned three degrees from UM, including a doctorate…
October 17, 2016
OXFORD, Miss. – The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute granted a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award of $214,084 to a team of University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy researchers to support a project that aids patients’ self-management of diabetes…
OXFORD, Miss. – The School of Pharmacy is delighted to announce that John P. Bentley, professor of pharmacy administration, is the recipient of the 2016 University of Mississippi Faculty Achievement Award.
At the fall faculty meeting on Friday, Aug. 26, Morris Stocks, UM provost and executive vice chancellor, called Bentley one of the university’s finest.
“His pharmacy research helps the world understand the roles that pharmacists play in…
OXFORD, Miss. – The department of pharmacy administration received the 2016 Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education Award at the doctoral hooding ceremony in May. The award, which includes $2,000 for the recipient to continue the inclusiveness efforts, was established by the University of Mississippi Graduate School in 2004 to recognize individuals or programs that demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting a diverse and…
OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy honored four of its faculty members for their excellence in and commitment to research, teaching and service at its annual faculty retreat in June.
Dr. Donna West-Strum, professor and chair of Pharmacy Administration, won the Faculty Instructional Innovation Award for her..