May 25, 2022
JACKSON, Miss. – Scott Malinowski has been one of the most beloved members of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty. Set to retire after 11 years as a full-time faculty member with the school, and 16 years before that as adjunct faculty, he said that the feeling is mutual.
“Without a doubt, the thing I will miss most are the people,” Malinowski said. “The folks I work with at the School of Pharmacy have welcomed me as family, been there for me in my times of need and helped me grow as a person.”
Malinowski became a full-time faculty member in 2011 as a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, and was promoted to clinical associate professor in 2018, a position he has held since. Based in Jackson at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Malinowski has served as an educator for student pharmacists as well as a preceptor for pharmacy residents.
A graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Malinowski wore many hats during his time with the school. In addition to his teaching duties, he served as a preceptor, research adviser and clinical pharmacist.
Those contributions to the school did not go unnoticed. In 2018, Malinowski was selected as the School of Pharmacy’s UMMC Norman C. Nelson Order of Teaching Excellence honoree. The award recognizes a faculty member’s dedication to students through innovative teaching, mentorship and professionalism.
Even before joining the faculty, Malinowski worked closely with the School of Pharmacy. While working at UMMC as both a clinical pharmacy specialist and clinical manager, he served as a preceptor for pharmacy students and PGY-1 residents.
Seena Haines, chair and professor of pharmacy practice, said that Malinowski made enormous contributions to the school, both as an educator and colleague.
“Dr. Malinowski will be deeply missed,” Haines said. “He has touched many students, residents, faculty and preceptors over his many years of service through classroom and experiential learning, research collaborations, and organizational engagement.
“He is also a talented photographer who has given of his time and talent to capture special memories and events in our department.”
Malinowski has especially cherished the relationships that he formed at the school, and said he will miss spending time with his colleagues.
“My fondest memories are the social times after dinner at faculty retreats when we would just relax, laugh and enjoy catching up with each other,” Malinowski said.
In his retirement, Malinowski is looking forward to focusing more on his hobbies, traveling and spending time with his family.