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Posted on: June 1st, 2017 by

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June 2017

The UM School of Pharmacy has been named a smart financial value by SoFi. Read More.

Seven years ago, Jasmine Turner was a senior in high school trying to decide what her future held. A self-described, small-town girl from Tippo, Mississippi, Turner was unsure whether she wanted to stay close to home or go a bit further and attend Ole Miss. With dreams of attending pharmacy school, she chose the latter. But only one issue remained… paying for tuition. 

After reading about different scholarship opportunities, Turner applied for the “Ole Miss First” scholarship and was asked to write an essay in an effort to receive the funds. Turner chose to write about her life in her small town as… Read More.

Research scientist Amber Reichley works to find natural products that can be used as insect repellents at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.A decades-long partnership between the Natural Products Utilization Research Unit at USDA and the National Center for Natural Products Research at the UM School of Pharmacy is looking to nature to develop environmentally safe chemicals to manage pests.

The collaboration includes roughly a dozen research projects dedicated to creating natural agrochemicals, such as insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. Charles Cantrell, a research chemist with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, works with the NCNPR to identify these natural sources to… Read More.

University of Mississippi Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs LouAnn Woodward inducts School of Pharmacy professor Josh Fleming into the Nelson Order for teaching excellence. 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 innovative teaching, the ability to engage students in the classroom and an example of professionalism. A panel from each of … Read More.

Two Ole Miss chapters of pharmacy honors societies will co-host a banquet this Friday to initiate new members into both societies and recognize the outstanding academics and leadership of existing society members.

The UM chapter of the Rho Chi Society, which honors pharmacy academic achievement, will induct 22 second-year pharmacy students, 15 graduate students and two faculty members. Pharmacy students must be academically in the top 20% of their class to be… Read More.

Dr. Kim Adcock of the University of Mississippi School of PharmacyUM 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 promote effective teaching and learning… Read More.



We are so proud of our 2017 #olemisspharmacy graduates! This incredible class includes future pharmacy leaders and difference-makers. #OleMissGrad17




This summer we’ll say goodbye to retiring professor Dr. Rachel Robinson after her 32 years at #olemisspharmacy! PY2 Emily Lewis made her a quilt to celebrate Dr. Robinson’s impact on countless students. #amazing faculty



Thanks to all who attended the fifth annual #Malaria Symposium at #olemisspharmacy. This year was especially exciting as the school recently launched clinical trials for the antimalarial drug primaquine.



#olemisspharmacy’s Dr. Ballou speaks on how community #pharmacists may spot depression and help patients. #MHAW17




PY3s received their #olemisspharmacy patches that symbolize that they have completed pharmacy classwork and will now go on to complete advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Congratulations, PY3s!



Dr. Doerksen challenged pharmacy students to a simultaneous chess demonstration  as a fundraiser for the UM SOP chapter of American Pharmacists Association. He played 11 matches at once, and won all but two.