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August 2020

Yi Yang stands in front of class, holding paper

Yi Yang Named Pharmacy Administration Chair

Yi Yang, professor of pharmacy administration, was named chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration.

Praveen Kolimi with beach as his backgroundGrad Students Awarded Grants to Fund Further Research

Seven School of Pharmacy graduate students each earned one of the $1,000 competitive research grants funded by the UM Graduate School and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, to continue research in areas such as Alzheimer’s disease and skin cancer treatment.

David Pasco and Nirmal Pugh holding an aloe plant while wearing lab white coats.UM Researchers, Woodcliff Partner for Aloe Product Patent

NCNPR scientists and Woodcliff Skincare Solutions were issued a patent for Alasta, the main ingredient in a line of skin-care products being sold under the brand name Sustainable Youth.



Noa ValcarcelPharmacy School Honors Faculty with Teaching, Research Awards

The school recognized four faculty members for their excellence in and commitment to teaching, service and research.

Sharing the Positivity

Sarah CampbellKeeping teachers and students connected is an important part of the education process, especially in these uncertain times. Fortunately for the School of Pharmacy, Sarah Campbell is here to help. As the school’s instructional design and training specialist, Campbell provides everything students need to keep learning. The student body selected Campbell as one of the recipients of the Friend of the Student Award, and you can get to know her better in this Q&A.

Social Media Moments

Daneel ferreiraCongrats to Daneel Ferreira, professor emeritus of pharmacognosy, on receiving the Phytochemical Pioneer Award from the Phytochemical Society of North America!

Seena HainesCongrats to Seena Haines, who received the AACP Pharmacy Practice Section Outstanding Service Award!

Dean David D. AllenOle Miss Pharmacy is preparing to return to campus, but the health and safety of everyone comes first. Read more of the Dean’s Message on our website.


Make plans to attend the Ole Miss Alumni Association’s Up Front: Virtual Talks with UM Experts featuring Dean David D. Allen! Register for the FREE event that takes place August 6 at 11 a.m. CT, and listen to how Ole Miss Pharmacy is moving forward during this time.

Be a Champion for Ole Miss Pharmacy and mentor future pharmacists! More information here:

Want to help aspiring pharmacists learn more about the profession? Join us on PharmChats, our new video series on YouTube! Watch our recent episodes, or contact to let her know how you want to help.

The Division of Pharmacy Professional Development recently released its PharmacyForward podcast episode as Ashley Barlow of MD Anderson Cancer Center and Brooke Barlow of the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center discuss developing their professional brand using Twitter and why creating an online presence can help you achieve your career goals.