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July 2017

Pianist Bruce Levingston performed for the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy Faculty Retreat

UM Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence Bruce Levingston performed at the School of Pharmacy’s Faculty/Scientist Retreat. See More.

Charles D. Hufford, associate dean emeritus for research and graduate programs and professor emeritus of pharmacognosy at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, died Monday (May 15) at the age of 72. His career at Ole Miss spanned 1972 to 2015.

Faculty and alumni remember him as an encouraging and effective leader who quietly supported the careers of many… Read More.


Ikhlas Khan, director of the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi School of PharmacyIkhlas Khan, director of the National Center for Natural Products Research at the UM School of Pharmacy, will receive the Outstanding Contribution Award in Traditional Chinese Medicine Analysis and Standards from the Society for Traditional Chinese Medicine Pharmaceutical Analysis.

The award recognizes Khan’s work at the NCNPR on quality assessment methods of traditional medicinal plants.

NCNPR and the Society share common goals of improving the safety of dietary supplements and traditional medicines by strengthening international and industry… Read More.

Dr. Kristie Willett won the 2017 Instructional Innovation Award at the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy Faculty Retreat

The UM School of Pharmacy recognized four professors and researchers for their excellence in and commitment to service, research and teaching at the annual faculty and research scientist retreat on June 15.

Kristie Willett, chair of the biomolecular sciences department, received the Faculty“Our faculty and scientists are consistently recognized externally for their efforts,” said David D. Allen, dean of the pharmacy school. “I was honored to present them with awards from the School of Pharmacy for their outstanding accomplishments… Read More.

University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrative assistant Lela ChalmersLela Chalmers is an administrative assistant in the Department of Pharmacy Administration. She has been at the School of Pharmacy since July of 2016.What do you do at the School of Pharmacy?

Lela Chalmers: I report directly to the chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration, Dr. John Bentley, assisting with recruiting students to our program and with daily operations of the department. I oversee compliance with departmental policies and procedures, prepare travel, purchase and student assistantship forms and coordinate logistics for events and interviews. Most importantly, I maintain records, files and annual reports… Read More.

Lindsey Cooper, admissions counselor for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

On May 30th, 2017, the UM School of Pharmacy welcomed Lindsey Cooper as its new admissions counselor for Early Entry students. Originally from Fulton, Miss., Cooper graduated from Ole Miss in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and got her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Mississippi State in 2011. After six years as a guidance counselor at an elementary school, she spent a year in the Ole Miss Office of Admissions as an admissions counselor before joining the School of Pharmacy. She will be guiding high school students through the process of applying for Early Entry into the pharmacy schoolRead More.

Upcoming Events

July 18 – PharmCAS Goes Live

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


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47 years ago, on June 14, 1970, the School of Pharmacy dedicated its new building, Faser Hall. Named after #olemisspharmacy‘s first dean, Henry Faser, the new addition provided much-needed space for a growing research school.



Here’s a peek at the warm-up activity at #olemisspharmacy‘s Faculty and Research Scientist Retreat: group coloring!






Lindsey Cooper, admissions counselor for the University of Mississippi School of PharmacyWelcome to our new admissions counselor, Lindsey Cooper! Follow her at @olemisspharmacylindsey as she helps high school students become Early Entry students!








Thank you to Dr. Pablo Caviedes of @uchile for speaking with #olemisspharmacy! Videos of both his lectures are available on our YouTube page.









Dean David D Allen and #olemisspharmacy alumni and friends enjoyed just one of the perks of being a Mississippi pharmacist – work days that turn into beach days at the Mississippi Pharmacists Association convention.






Dennis Carty showed students from Tri-County Workforce Alliance how the School of Pharmacy tested water for lead levels.