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December 2020/January 2021

Holiday Message from Dean David D. Allen

As a challenging 2020 comes to a close, Dean David D. Allen reflects on a successful fall semester and looks ahead to the second half of the academic year. 

UM Professor Named to Board of National Pharmacy Foundation

John Bentley, professor of pharmacy administration and director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, was named to the board of directors of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.

Marie BarnardUM Professor Helps Pharmacists Aid Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Marie Barnard, assistant professor of pharmacy administration, is working to ensure that pharmacists have the resources they need to assist those experiencing intimate partner violence.



UM Student Awarded Independent Pharmacies Grant

Hayden Wooldridge, a third-year student in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, joined Mary Morgan Mohamed as the school’s second winner of the 2020 EPIC Pharmacies student grant program.

Sharing the Positivity

Abby Fischer holds a sign that says "Welcome to the Phamily"She may have followed her sister to Ole Miss, but first-year professional student Abby Fischer is charting her own journey at the School of Pharmacy. After earning college credit in high school, Fischer was able to apply it to her pre-pharmacy coursework and join the Progressive Entry track at the pharmacy school. Learn more about Progressive Entry and stellar student Fischer!

Social Media Moments

It was wonderful to see alumnus Louie Smith honored as a Health Care Hero at a recent Ole Miss women’s basketball game!

Dean David D. AllenAs fall 2020 winds down, we’re turning our attention to spring semester. Read more in the Dean’s Message on the school’s website.

Mickey C. Smith, an emeritus faculty member with Ole Miss Pharmacy, released a new book in December. We spoke with him about it in a new episode of PharmChats.


Blake Thompson, president of Mississippi College, is our 2021 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year!

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