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December 2018/January 2019

Larry Walker at UMMC Press Conference

Researchers with the Marijuana Project at the School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research created marijuana-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, extract for the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the School of Pharmacy’s landmark clinical study to treat epilepsy in children. Read more.

Lily Van works with a child at Mississippi Science FestPharmacy Student Organization Educates Jackson Children on Health Safety

Members of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy student organization PediaRebs helped plan fun activities to teach the importance of health safety to Jackson children. Read More.

Research scientist Dr. Mei Wang at the Natural Products Training Center. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss CommunicationsUM External Research Funding Surpasses $134 Million in 2017-18

External funding for research at the University of Mississippi reached its highest level in four years in 2017-18, with more than $134 million in funding awarded. Read More.



Anne Marie LilesSchool of Pharmacy Establishes Anne Marie Liles Memorial Scholarship

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has established a scholarship to honor the memory of Anne Marie Liles, which will be awarded to a fourth-year student pharmacist with a passion for community service. Read More.

Pharmaceutics 3MT FinalistsThree Pharmaceutics Graduate Students Advance in Three Minute Thesis Competition

Rishi Thakkar, Amit Pillai and Gauri Shadambikar, three graduate students in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, advanced to the final round of the UM Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis competition. Read More.


Social Moments

Early Entry students celebrating ThanksgivingOur Early Entry students had a great EE Thanksgiving! We think it’s safe to say they left feeling full and happy.

Student dressed as Mary Poppins for Halloween.The Halloween spirit was evident at #olemisspharmacy! From dressing up as faculty members and famous characters to drug side effects and dinosaurs, everyone had some fun.

P1 students take a picture in the snow.“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall … er, winter.” Oscar Wilde if he lived in Mississippi, probably.



Best Abstract Award winnersCongratulations to #olemisspharmacy grad students Purnendu Sharma and Jiaxiang Zhang (second and third from left) for winning Best Abstract awards at @AAPSComms! #PharmSci360 #StellarResearch


Ole Miss Pharmacy is accepting applications for admission at the site from now until March 1, 2019. For more information, contact Chelsea Bennett at

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Give the high schooler in your life a fun and in-depth introduction to the world of pharmacy with a gift certificate to Rebel Camp! The week-long camp will be held on the Ole Miss campus and include compounding, tours and sessions with faculty and alumni. To give a gift certificate to an interested high schooler, call 662-915-7621.

Ole Miss Pharmacy’s Early Entry application is due soon! Find out how high school seniors can secure their spot in pharmacy school and become part of a close-knit group of like-minded, driven pharmacy students by clicking here.