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    Stellar Student: Eric Pham

    Eric PhamDecember 6, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – Third-year student pharmacist Eric Pham is taking full advantage of everything pharmacy school offers. A summer internship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, active with PediaRebs and now Pham is serving as a regional liaison with Phi Lambda Sigma, a pharmacy leadership society.

    Learn more about Pham and his new role in this Stellar Student Q&A!

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    Pharmacy Alumnus Gives Back to Community

    Craig Sartin with his wifeDecember 3, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – Craig Sartin considers himself fortunate for the many rewards life has given him, and now he is giving back through scholarships to help University of Mississippi pharmacy students.

    After graduating from the UM School of Pharmacy in 1979, Sartin found he had entered a profession that offered unprecedented opportunities to serve others. At the same time, the communities across the Mississippi Gulf Coast – his home for more than 40 years – have supported his pharmacy endeavors.

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    Two Students Awarded Independent Pharmacy Grant

    Lindsey Simmerman

    December 1, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. — Hayden Wooldridge and Lindsey Simmerman, students with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, have been selected as recipients of the EPIC Pharmacies student grant program.

    A network of 1,500 independently owned pharmacies, EPIC Pharmacies annually awards the grants to students who plan to practice independent pharmacy after graduation.

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    Two Student Pharmacists Named AACP Walmart Scholars

    Harshin Sanjanwala

    November 19, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – Harshin Sanjanwala and Matthew Foster, both students with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, were named honorees of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Walmart Scholars Program.

    The honor and accompanying $1,000 scholarship are given to recipients who are committed to a career in academic pharmacy.

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    School of Pharmacy Partners with Takeda Pharmaceuticals on Fellowship

    Group of graduate students sitting and talking

    November 12, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. have established a new fellowship that will help pharmacy administration students enrolled at the university to gain valuable industry experience in a real-world setting.

    Takeda is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, with a long history in research and development of patient treatments. The company employs approximately 47,000 people, including more than 19,000 in the United States.

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    School Joins Effort to Change Medicine and Vaccine Delivery

    Exterior of Thad Cochran Research CenterOctober 22, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy announced that it is joining the RAPID Alliance Medications 360 Study with a goal of transforming how medications and vaccines are delivered in the United States.

    The RAPID Alliance is a multi-stakeholder research consortium founded in the University of Louisville Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), a National Science Foundation-funded research center.

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    Faculty Feature: Gregg Roman

    Gregg Roman

    October 20, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss.  Gregg Roman joined the School of Pharmacy in January 2021 as a professor of pharmacology in the Department of BioMolecular Sciences. He also serves as director of the GlyCORE Imaging Core where he oversees the use of four imaging systems.

    Roman may be a newer member of the pharmacy phamily, but he has been at Ole Miss for a bit longer. He first came to the university in 2016 and served as chair of the Department of Biology.

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    Health Center Pharmacists Keep UM Community Healthy

    Pharmacists Sandy and Chad stand behind the pharmacy counter wearing masks.October 18, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – When COVID-19 became a public health crisis, college campuses across the country shut down. At the University of Mississippi, students didn’t return after an extended spring break, while faculty and staff began working from home.

    During that time, as well as the return to campus this summer, UM was fortunate for the exceptional team of health care providers at the University Health Center, including Pharmacy Health Services’ Sandy Bentley and Chad Westmoreland.

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    Rosenthal to Lead Magee Institute

    Meagen RosenthalOctober 8, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – Meagen Rosenthal, associate professor of pharmacy administration, research associate professor in RIPS, accomplished researcher and leader in community well-being and engagement, has been named the inaugural interim executive director of the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing at the University of Mississippi.

    “We are fortunate to have a leader of Dr. Rosenthal’s caliber on campus to lead us through development of a plan build an institute focused on improving, if not saving, lives,” said Natasha Jeter, UM assistant vice chancellor for wellness and student success. “Engaging with stakeholders, including alumni, students, faculty, staff and professionals in well-being fields is the backbone of this work, and Dr. Rosenthal is uniquely qualified.”

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    Biotech Industry Leader Named Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus

    G. Michael WallOctober 5, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – G. Michael Wall, a 1988 University of Mississippi alumnus, has been named the School of Pharmacy Department of BioMolecular Sciences’ 2021 Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient.

    Wall is senior vice president and chief scientific officer at Nacuity Pharmaceuticals Inc., and vice president of pharmaceutical development for Sound Pharmaceuticals Inc. He will deliver the Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Lecture, titled “Drug Repurposing, New Uses for Old Drugs,” at 2 p.m. Friday (Oct. 8) in the Thad Cochran Research Center, Room 1044.

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    Faculty Feature: Joseph Dikun

    Joe DikunSeptember 28, 2021

    Joseph Dikun is no stranger to the University of Mississippi and the School of Pharmacy. He has been a graduate student at the university for several years, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in pharmacy administration.

    This year, he also became one of the school’s newest faculty members. Dikun now serves as an instructional assistant professor of pharmacy administration, as his role helps educate a new generation of student pharmacists.

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    Student Pharmacists Provide Flu Shots to UM Community

    Two female students stand with administrator Donna Strum holding sign "Get Your Flu Shot here!"

    September 27, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – As flu season quickly approaches, faculty and students at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy are making it easy to stay safe without leaving campus by providing the flu vaccine through Operation Immunization.

    In conjunction with a national campaign driven by the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists, the UM chapter of the organization has coordinated multiple opportunities for faculty, staff, students and community members to get flu shots.

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    Meet Annie Piperno

    Annie Piperno smiles for camera in front of Faser Hall building signSeptember 16, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – Annie Piperno joins the School of Pharmacy as its newest academic advisor.

    She’s ready to explore Oxford after moving her during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has lived in seven states. Learn more about her in this Q&A.

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    Pharmacology Graduate Student Striving for Excellence

    Salahuddin Mohammed

    September 15, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – Salahuddin Mohammed, a graduate student in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has always sought to make his mark on the research and science world. As a young student with an interest in neuroscience, that desire led him to pursue a career in pharmacy and has taken him across the globe.

    While receiving his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from Osmania University in India, Mohammed developed a passion for research. He followed that passion to the United Kingdom, where he received his Master of Science in Pharmacology from Aston University.

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    Meet Margaret Hatcher

    Margaret HatcherSeptember 1, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – Margaret Hatcher joins the School of Pharmacy as its new admissions counselor.

    She may be new to the school, but she has been around pharmacy her whole life. Learn more about her in this Q&A.

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    Pharmacy Graduate Students Win AAPS Student Chapter Award

    Group of graduate students in masks holding a signAugust 31, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientistshas been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Student Chapter Award by the national organization.

    The award is given to chapters that demonstrate exceptional commitment to service and outreach. Up to three chapters nationwide are selected for the award each year.

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    University Kicks Off Semester with Vaccination Clinics

    Faculty member Lauren Bloodworth gives a female student the COVID-19 vaccine.August 27, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – With COVID-19 continuing to spread across the state, the University of Mississippi is working to ensure that members of the university community have plenty of opportunities to be vaccinated at convenient times and locations.

    Over the course of four days near the beginning of the semester, volunteers from the School of Pharmacy administered more than 200 Pfizer vaccinations on campus to employees, students and students’ families visiting campus.

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    Faculty Receive First Science Education Partnership Award

    Marie BarnardAugust 9, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – A team of University of Mississippi faculty members has received a prestigious $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Science Education Partnership Award program.

    This is the first SEPA grant awarded to the university. It brings together faculty from across the university to participate in Project SCORE, which stands for Student Centered Outcomes Research Experience.

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    Pharmacy Professor Modernizes Classroom with Discord App

    Discord chat on desktopJuly 27, 2021

    JACKSON, Miss. – A messaging application popular with video gamers is helping a University of Mississippi pharmacy professor spark interaction among students in his classroom.

    Discord, which allows users to create communities around common interests, has seen its popularity grow wildly since its launch in 2015, and it boasts more than 150 million monthly users.

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    Pharmacy Alumnus Honors Former School Administrators with Scholarship

    Raye and David Newton wearing cold-weather gear with mountains behind them in Antartica.July 23, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. — Of those who crossed paths with University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrators Charles Hartman and Mickey Smith, many will say what a great impact each had on their lives and careers. David Newton is one of those who is quick to note the influence each had on him personally.

    As a result, Newton is making a difference for future pharmacists and educators with the Raye R. and David S. Newton Scholarship Endowment. This unique gift will help students in both the UM School of Pharmacy and School of Education.

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    UM, Community Partners Organize Bilingual Health Fair in Pontotoc

    Pharmacy students sit at a table and talk with patients at a health fair.July 16, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. — University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students are working with health care and public service providers to start meeting the health care needs of Pontotoc’s underserved Spanish-speaking community.

    The UM McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, as well as representatives from the School of Pharmacy, are partnering with providers to host a bilingual health fair at the Pontotoc Gateway Pavilion from 9 a.m. to noon July 24.

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    UM Researchers Working to Protect Mississippi’s Environment

    Two people inspecting an oysterJuly 15, 2021

    Preserving the health of the Mississippi Coast is important for the health of the state as a whole. Fortunately for the state, the researchers at the Environmental Toxicology Research Program are here to help.

    At ETRP, graduate students work alongside University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty, research scientists and staff to resolve problems related to environmental and human health. Their research provides valuable resources for state and local decision-makers. With events such as extreme storms putting pressure on the Gulf of Mexico in recent years, those resources are more important than ever.

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