School of Pharmacy News & Media Center
The University of Mississippi

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August 2017

High school students in CSI Summer Camp visited the pharmacy school’s Medicinal Plant Garden.

In an effort to provide more opportunities for aspiring pharmacists, the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and Jackson State University have collaborated to create the Preferred Admission Program, which offers qualified JSU students admission to the UM pharmacy school.

“We saw a need to allow students around the state to complete their pre-pharmacy requirements closer to home, and in some cases, at a lowerRead More.

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

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 AdministrationRead More.

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

A University of Mississippi pharmacy professor 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.

Jamie Wagner, a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was awarded for a continuing education activity she… Read More.

Cliff Osbon, 2017-2018 president of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association

Cliff Osbon is the president of Transcript Pharmacy, Inc., an independent specialty pharmacy provider in Flowood, Mississippi. He is also the newly-installed president of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association.

Osbon graduated from University of Louisiana-Monroe College of Pharmacy in 1984, and completed Purdue University’s post-graduate nuclear pharmacy program in 1993. Transcript Pharmacy… Read More. 

Kordarius Parker works at the University of Mississippi School of PharmacyKordarius Parker began as the new Records Coordinator for the School of Pharmacy’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in June 2017.

School of Pharmacy: Can you tell us about your background?

Kordarius Parker: I am a Mississippi native from a small ­­town called Goodman. I am the only child of a very hardworking mother who has taught me the value of getting an education. Because of this, I finished high… Read More.

Upcoming Events

August 10 – White Coat Ceremony

August 21 – First Day of Classes

September 15 – Early Decision Application Deadline

September 22 – Early Decision Applicant Day

October 26-27 – Board of Visitors Meeting


Ole Miss Pharmacy is accepting applications for admission at the site PharmCAS from now until March 1st, 2018. Questions and concerns can be addressed to Chelsea Bennett at

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The Ole Miss ASHP Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists is selling Ole Miss Pharmacy golf shirts. Order here:


We’re pleased to congratulate #olemisspharmacy grad Dr. Montez Carter on becoming Chair-Elect of the Georgia Hospital Association Board of Trustees! Dr. Montez is the president of St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Ga.



Dr. Courtney Davis’ prospective study shows diabetes care improves with pharmacist involvement. #healthystartshere




Associate dean for academic affairs David Gregory and several #olemisspharmacy students traveled with a team to Honduras to offer medical supplies and counseling to those in need.




Congrats to Leigh Ann Ross of #olemisspharmacy for winning the AACP Pharmacy Practice Section Outstanding Service Award!




ICYMI: Early Entry bound students shared photos on social media of their hometowns.





Dr. Lauren Lyles, #olemisspharmacy alum and manager of pharmacy affairs and new practitioner programs of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, speaks on value-based contracting.