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David Pasco and Nirmal Pugh

NCNPR researchers David Pasco (left) and Nirmal Pugh helped to discover a key ingredient for a commercial skin-care line. Read more.

Robert DoerksenPharmacy Professor Becomes Graduate School Associate Dean

Robert Doerksen, associate professor of medicinal chemistry, is the new associate dean of the University of Mississippi Graduate School. He began his new responsibilities, managing the Office of the Graduate School and assisting with expanding graduate education initiatives, on Dec. 11.


Alex Gochenauer accepts awardUM Pharmacy Student Alex Gochenauer Receives NCPA Scholarship

The National Community Pharmacy Association recognized University of Mississippi third-year student pharmacist Alexandria Gochenauer with a Presidential Scholarship during its annual convention’s awards ceremony last month.


Ole Miss Pharmacy professor Anastasia Jenkins accepted an ASHP grant for Mississippi.Professor, State Organization Win Grant to Improve Pharmacy Practice

Anastasia Jenkins, a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi, accepted a grant from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation on behalf of the Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The grant is part of efforts to advance and improve pharmacy practice and ambulatory care in Mississippi.


HHS Sec Price Visit Dispensary of HopePharmacy Alumni Match Medications with Need at Dispensary of Hope

University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy alumni Hillary Blackburn and Edward Woo know that everyone needs a little help now and then. That’s why they work with Dispensary of Hope to provide necessary medications to patients who may not be able to afford them otherwise.


Vijayasankar RamanUniversities Take on Health Care Challenges on Many Fronts

It is no secret that many Mississippians face health challenges, but the University of Mississippi and the state’s other public universities are attacking these challenges in a variety of ways.



S. Narasimha MurthyUM Pharmacy Professor Named AAPS Fellow

School of Pharmacy pharmaceutics professor S. Narasimha Murthy was elected as a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, one of the highest honors given by the association to its members.


Khan and military officials met at 302 Hospital to sign the agreement.Natural Products Center to Collaborate with Beijing Hospital

The National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi and Beijing 302 Hospital of China have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the quality of traditional Chinese medicine.


Allie Funderburk and Mary O'KeefePharmacy Group Earns ASHP Professional Development Award

The School of Pharmacy student chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists earned ASHP’s Outstanding Professional Development Project Award for its work at the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic.


Social Moments

Snow at UMMC

Though there’s no snow in Oxford, we can say it snowed at the School of Pharmacy! Our Jackson campus at University of Mississippi Medical Center was looking very wintry.




Sly Lee

#olemisspharmacy alumnus and Oxford native Sly Lee was named to @Forbes’
‘30 Under 30’ list for Manufacturing & Industry.




MIPA Dinner

Thank you to Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association executive director Robert Dozier and the organization’s members for dining with our students!




Caleb's Hometown Pharmacy

Dean Allen visits pharmacies across Mississippi as part of the #1100pharmaciesproject and just visited his 300th pharmacy, Caleb’s Hometown Pharmacy, in Collins.




Nilesh Gangan and Kaustuv Bhattacharya

Congratulations to research graduate assistants Nilesh Gangan and Kaustuv Bhattacharya on their award-winning abstracts at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Nexus 2017!




Khan_Ross 25 years recognition

Congratulations to #NCNPR director Ikhlas Khan and research professor Samir Ross on 25 years each of service to @OleMissRebels!




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