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Core Value: Knowledge

Posted on: July 3rd, 2018 by tressa

July 3, 2018

This is part four of an eight-part series, as the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy focuses on its eight core values.

“The values we uphold are the heart of who we are, the Ole Miss Pharmacy phamily, a community of educators, researchers and student pharmacists working together for our community, our patients and our profession.” –Dean David D. Allen

Learn more about the mission, vision and core values of Ole Miss Pharmacy:

Knowledge:  We value the discovery, acquisition, application, and dissemination of knowledge, and will work to foster these activities in pursuit of our vision and fulfillment of our missions.

Student pharmacist Jontae Warren on knowledge…

Jontae Warren“Coming into college as an undergrad, I was a first-generation student, so I really didn’t know much about how college worked. I didn’t know much about pharmacy, other than what I saw in the retail setting. While I have been here, I have gained a lot of knowledge about the different pathways in pharmacy and what a pharmacist could do–like a pharmacist being able to do research. I was exposed to research when I was a sophomore. You have to know a lot about protocols, responsibilities and laws as a pharmacist.

“I think a lot of people when they think of pharmacists, they think of them in the retail setting. Like ‘Oh, they just count pills.’ Some people don’t realize that a pharmacist has a doctorate degree, and there’s so much more we can do. What I actually intend to do with my degree is work in the hospital as a clinical pharmacist. I want to be able to go on rounds with the physicians and the team, and provide my recommendations on what I think the patient needs, or what treatments would suit that patient. That’s something a lot of people don’t know about pharmacy.”

Knowledge at Ole Miss Pharmacy…

UM Natural Products Center Designated as Center of Excellence

December 30, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has renewed the National Center for Natural Products Research’s designation as a Center of Excellence in recognition of its work in botanical dietary supplement research. This is the 15th consecutive year the NCNPR has received this recognition.

As part of its partnership with the FDA, which began in 2001, the NCNPR focuses on developing…

Read more: UM Natural Products Center Designated as Center of Excellence

Pharmacy Students Win UMMC Research Poster Competition

Austin MorrisonApril 18, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi fourth-year student pharmacists Austin Morrison and Taylor Loper will have their research poster displayed at the Rowland Medical Library in April after winning the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Research Poster Competition for March.

Morrison’s and Loper’s winning poster is titled “Impact of Total Body Weight on Clinical Outcomes of Obese Patients Treated with Beta-Iactams.” The UM School of Pharmacy students focused their research on how two common hospital antibiotics, ceftriaxone and cefepime, affect the body in obese versus non-obese patients.

Read more: “Pharmacy Students Win UMMC Research Poster Competition”

UM Division of Pharmacy Professional Development Launches New Website

Laurie Fleming, Joshua Fleming and Stuart Haines helped to create the PharmacyForward podcast.

April 29, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. ­– The UM School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacy Professional Development has created a new online portal for continuing professional development programs at

The DPPD spent the past year developing the site that will deliver online educational programs to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The online offerings will help combat the cost of conference travel and time away from work, contributing to practice advancement in Mississippi and beyond.

Read more: “UM Division of Pharmacy Professional Development Launches New Website”

View more of our core values series

Week of June 11: Collaboration

Week of June 18: Creativity

Week of June 25: Excellence

Week of July 2: Knowledge

Week of July 9: Leadership

Week of July 16: Learning

Week of July 23: Learning

Week of July 30: Professionalism

Week of August 6: Social Responsibility