Department of Pharmacy Practice

The University of Mississippi

Pharmacy Practice News

July 2018

Two Pharmacy Faculty to Lead Mississippi Pharmacists Association

Lauren BloodworthJuly 31, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. ­– The Mississippi Pharmacists Association welcomed two University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty members into leadership positions for the organization.

Lauren Bloodworth, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, will serve as the organization’s president for the 2018-2019 term, while Phil Ayers, also a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, is now MPhA’s interim executive director.

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June 2018

Faculty, Researchers Honored at Pharmacy School Annual Retreat

David Colby (left) and Dean David AllenJune 18, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. ­– The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy presented four faculty and researchers awards for their excellence in and commitment to research, teaching and service at its annual faculty retreat on June 14.

“We are fortunate at our school to have talented faculty and scientists committed to our mission, so it’s a privilege to award them for their outstanding efforts,” said David D. Allen, dean of the School of Pharmacy.

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May 2018

UM Pharmacy Professor Selected for Nelson Order

Scott Malinowski (left) is congratulated by Rob Rockhold, deputy chief academic officer for UMMC, during the 2018 Nelson Order ceremony.May 16, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. ­– Scott Malinowski, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, was inducted into the Norman C. Nelson Order of Teaching Excellence at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson on May 7.

Named for Norman C. Nelson, who served as UMMC’s vice chancellor for health affairs for 21 years, the award honors faculty members from each of UMMC’s six schools. Awardees are selected based on their dedication to students through innovative teaching, engagement, mentorship and setting expectations for professional behavior.

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April 2018

Pharmacy Practice Chair Elected as Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow

Seena HainesApril 13, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. – Seena Haines, chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been elected a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of National Academies of Practice in Pharmacy, a subgroup of NAP.

Fellowship in NAP is reserved for those who have spent 10 or more years of their career in the practice and delivery of health care services and who are judged by their peers to have made enduring contributions to their professions.

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March 2018

Ole Miss Pharmacy Faculty Elected as MCCP Officers

Seena HainesMarch 14, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is well represented within the Mississippi College of Clinical Pharmacy organization, as four UM faculty members were elected as officers of the state chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Seena Haines, Katie Barber, Jamie Wagner and Melissa Reilly, all with faculty appointments in the school’s Department of Pharmacy Practice, will serve as MCCP officers during 2018. Haines, chair of the pharmacy practice department, is the organization’s president. Barber, assistant professor, is president-elect, while Wagner and Reilly, both clinical assistant professors, serve as treasurer and secretary, respectively.

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February 2018

Kristen and Adam Pate Cook Up A Successful Relationship

Kristen and Adam PateFebruary 26, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – There may not be a specific recipe for love, but Kristen and Adam Pate might have come pretty close to one, and it comes in the form of banana caramel pie. The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty members have been cooking up a successful partnership for the past 11 years.

Both natives of Natchez, the clinical associate professors of pharmacy practice didn’t know each other until meeting in between classes in Faser Hall as student pharmacists at the School of Pharmacy.

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Love Takes Flight for Seena and Stuart Haines

Seena and Stuart HainesFebruary 20, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – Seena and Stuart Haines didn’t have any trouble building up their frequent flyer miles during their courtship. Long before each joined the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty in Jackson, the two were traveling between Maryland and Florida to see each other.

Although Seena and Stuart don’t have to go too far to see each other anymore, their love continues to take flight 13 years later.

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Pharmacy Practice Shapes Flemings’ Love Story

Fleming Family PictureFebruary 14, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – It was easy for Laurie and Josh Fleming to connect – they spoke the same language. They both specialized in ambulatory care and diabetes management as University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty members on the Jackson campus, and the two easily formed a bond over work talk.

Then their love story began to take shape.

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Pharmacy School Hosts Browse Fair for Aspiring Pharmacists

February 2, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy will host pharmacy showcases across the state this spring to educate aspiring pharmacists about the over 600 career paths available in the field of pharmacy.

The pharmacy showcase events, sponsored in part by Walgreens Diversity Initiative, are designed to be meet and greets with the School of Pharmacy’s dean, faculty, staff and current students, as well as pharmacy practitioners from different areas of practice.

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January 2018

Pharmacy Faculty Create Podcast to Inspire Pharmacists

Laurie Fleming, Joshua Fleming and Stuart Haines helped to create the PharmacyForward podcast.

January 26, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – In the first few weeks of 2018, a small group of faculty from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy launched PharmacyForward, a new podcast that features interviews with pharmacy experts and leaders about pharmacy practice, patient care and health care delivery in every setting.

The podcast, which has a tagline of “Transforming Knowledge into Action,” is dedicated to engaging and motivating pharmacists. The school’s Division of Pharmacy Professional Development produces the episodes, which are geared toward veterans and newcomers in the field.

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November 2017

Pharmacy Professor Wins Grant to Improve Pharmacy Practice

Ole Miss Pharmacy professor Anastasia Jenkins accepted an ASHP grant for Mississippi.November 6, 2017 

JACKSON, Miss. – Clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice Anastasia Jenkins received a grant from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation to help advance and improve pharmacy practice and ambulatory care in the state of Mississippi.

ASHP’s Ambulatory Care State Affiliate Workshop grant, which Jenkins accepted on behalf of the Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists, will support a workshop for pharmacy leaders in Mississippi to share ideas about how the state can improve the pharmacy care it provides. As part of the workshop, a representative from ASHP will present information to attendees about what is needed to develop an action plan and identify top areas of potential impact.

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October 2017

UM Pharmacy Faculty Members Named ACCP Fellows

Kayla Stover, Katie McClendon, Seena Haines

October 25, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. –Seena Haines and Kayla Stover, two University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty members, were inducted as 2017 Fellows of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy at the organization’s annual meeting on Oct. 8 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The ACCP is devoted to the advancement of clinical pharmacy, which focuses on the science and practice of medication use. Fellowship in the ACCP honors those with a history of exemplary service and achievement in the pharmacy profession for at least 10 years.

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September 2017

State Organization Awards Three UM Pharmacy Professors

September 4, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors from the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice were honored at the annual Mississippi Society for Health-System Pharmacists meeting.

Laurie Fleming, clinical associate professor at the pharmacy school, was the Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award winner, chosen for her outstanding service, collaboration and significant contributions to the profession.

Read more: “State Organization Awards Three UM Pharmacy Professors”


August 2017

Staff Spotlight: Crystal Chancellor

Crystal Chancellor, program coordinator at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

August 30, 2017

Crystal Chancellor is a program coordinator for the Department of Pharmacy Practice on the Jackson campus of the School of Pharmacy, where third-year pharmacy students take classes. She has been with the University of Mississippi since 2011.

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July 2017

School of Pharmacy Professor Retires After 32 Years of Service

Rachel Robinson, retiring assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice, and her grandchildren at her retirement ceremony in June 2017.

July 20, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. – Rachel Robinson, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, retired on June 30, 2017, after 32 years of teaching and mentoring at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.

Robinson received both of her degrees from the UM pharmacy school, earning a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1978 and her Pharm.D. in 1997.

She began working at the School of Pharmacy in 1985 as a research assistant in the Department of Pharmacy…

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Pharmacy Professor Honored with Educational Innovation Award

Jamie Wagner, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

July 18, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. – Jamie Wagner, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, received the 2017 Innovations in Continuing Pharmacy Education Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy at its annual meeting Sunday, July 16 in Nashville, Tenn.

The award honors an individual who develops and demonstrates an original technique to promote

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May 2017

Pharmacy Professor Inducted into Nelson Order

University of Mississippi Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs LouAnn Woodward inducts School of Pharmacy professor Josh Fleming into the Nelson Order for teaching excellence.

May 17, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. – Joshua Fleming, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, was inducted last week into the Norman C. Nelson Order of Teaching Excellence at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Named for the former vice chancellor for health affairs Norman C. Nelson, the award honors faculty at UMMC who demonstrate commitment to…

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Pharmacy Professors Named Distinguished Teaching Scholars

Dr. Kim Adcock of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

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…

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March 2017

Pharmacy Professor Volunteers for Heart Health

March 13, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. –Meagan Brown, UM School of Pharmacy clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, not only works to reduce the chances of cardiovascular disease in at-risk patients, she has also been a member for the past three years of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women organization that spreads awareness of the importance of heart health.

Through volunteering with Go Red for Women, Brown became part of the Jackson chapter of Circle of Red, a group associated with…

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February 2017

Pharmacy Practice Professor Wins Mentoring Award

February 20, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. – Laurie Fleming, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been recognized by the American Pharmacists Association. She will receive APhA’s 2017 Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award.

The role of a preceptor is to mentor postgraduate student pharmacists in workplace situations. As part of the School of Pharmacy’s residency programs, Fleming, who is also a pharmacy practitioner, works alongside students…

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October 2016

Pharmacy Professor Earns Health Care Hero Award, Professional Certification

October 12, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. – Daniel M. Riche was honored with Mississippi Business Journal’s 2016 Health Care Heroes award, which recognizes contributions to health and well-being, on Sept. 29. The associate professor in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice was chosen as one of 33 winners from around the state..

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September 2016

Pharmacy Practice Professor Wins Professional Service Award

September 27, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. – Stuart Haines, director of the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development and professor of pharmacy practice in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy will receive with the Robert M. Elenbaas Service Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) for his service to the organization.

The award, named for the founding executive director of ACCP, is given to someone who has devoted exceptional time and energy to the organization, which works to advance clinical pharmacy. Haines was president of ACCP…

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August 2016

SOP Awarded for Innovation, Service, Excellence at MSHP Annual Meeting

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August 23, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. – A research program and two faculty members of the University of Mississippi’s School of Pharmacy were honored at this year’s meeting of the Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists in late July.

The Innovative Health-Systems Pharmacy Practice Award went to the School of Pharmacy’s Community-Based Research Program, which provides counsel to underserved areas of the state, especially in the Delta..

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September 2015

Medical Center Selects Pharmacy Professor for Nelson Order

September 11, 2015

A University of Mississippi clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice has been inducted into the Norman C. Nelson Order of Teaching Excellence at the UM Medical Center in Jackson.

Given to faculty members from the six schools at the Medical Center, Meagan Brown was among 19 inductees chosen for the honor. The selection is based on dedication to students through innovative teaching, engagement, mentorship and setting expectations for professional behavior.

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