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Core Value: Social Responsibility

Posted on: August 1st, 2018 by tressa

August 1, 2018

This is part eight 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:

Social Responsibility:  We value respect for the diversity of people with whom we work and those we serve; the importance we place on our local, state, national and global communities; and our concern for the welfare of humanity and the environment, as evidenced in the way we serve others.


Student pharmacist Alisha Nicks on social responsibility…

Alisha Nicks

“One of my favorite quotes from Indian leader and social activist Mahatma Gandhi states, ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.’

“It is vital that we see the social well-being of all as a responsibility rather than a choice. My role as president of the University of Mississippi’s chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association for the 2017-2018 year opened my eyes to how much influence I have not only as a health care professional, but also as a person in general. We all can apply the organization’s mission of ‘serving the underserved’ by taking time to look outside of ourselves and into the heart of others.

“The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy encourages students to apply social responsibility as an everyday value to positively impact the lives of our patients. We as a society have the responsibility to be pillars of light that actively break down barriers of darkness and injustice. Shine your light in a way that will encourage others to do the same!”


Social Responsibility at Ole Miss Pharmacy…

Oxford Pharmacist Educates Public on Overdose Reversal Drug

Austin CrockerJuly 31, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. ­– Mississippi is the sixth-worst state in terms of opioid prescription rates, but one Oxford pharmacist is working to change that statistic by educating others about opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone.

Austin Crocker, who recently started working at G&M Pharmacy as a clinical pharmacist, said he first decided to do something to help combat the opioid epidemic while completing his residency with the University of Mississippi.

Read more: “Oxford Pharmacist Educates Pubic on Overdose Reversal Drug”

Two Pharmacy Faculty to Lead Mississippi Pharmacists Association

Lauren BloodworthJuly 31, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. ­– The Mississippi Pharmacists Association welcomed two University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty members into leadership positions for the organization.

Lauren Bloodworth, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, will serve as the organization’s president for the 2018-2019 term, while Phil Ayers, also a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, is now MPhA’s interim executive director.

Read more: “Two Pharmacy Faculty to Lead Mississippi Pharmacists Association”

Universities Take on Health Care Challenges on Many Fronts

Vijayasankar RamanDecember 18, 2017 

OXFORD, Miss. – 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 on many fronts.

Universities treat patients, train the next generation of health care providers and conduct research that will help prevent disease and improve outcomes. While Mississippi’s health issues cannot be solved overnight, progress is being made every day.

Read more: “Universities Take on Health Care Challenges on Many Fronts”

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: Professionalism

Week of July 30: Social Responsibility