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December 2021 / January 2022

Happy Holidays from Ole Miss Pharmacy!

Wishing a merry holiday season and happy new year to our phamily! Thank you for your support in 2021, and can’t wait for the great things ahead in 2022!

Exterior of Thad Cochran Research CenterSchool of Pharmacy Joins Effort to Change Medicine and Vaccine Delivery

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is joining the RAPID Alliance Medications 360 Study with a goal of transforming how medications and vaccines are delivered in the United States. The RAPID Alliance is a multi-stakeholder research consortium founded in the University of Louisville Center for Health Organization Transformation, a National Science Foundation-funded research center. The school will help lead an all-hands-on-deck effort to co-create theRAPID Alliance Medications 360 Framework 2022-2031, a set of transformational strategies and a nationally prioritized research agenda for optimizing the use of medications, vaccinations and other therapies from 2022-2031.

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School of Pharmacy Partners with Takeda Pharmaceuticals on Fellowship

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. have established a new fellowship that will help pharmacy administration students enrolled at the university to gain valuable industry experience in a real-world setting. Takeda is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, with a long history in research and development of patient treatments. The company employs approximately 47,000 people, including more than 19,000 in the United States.

Harshin Sanjanwala

Two Student Pharmacists Named AACP Walmart Scholars

Harshin Sanjanwala and Matthew Foster, both students with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, were named honorees of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Walmart Scholars Program. The honor and accompanying $1,000 scholarship are given to recipients who are committed to a career in academic pharmacy. That marks the 13th consecutive year that the School of Pharmacy had at least one Walmart Scholars honoree.

Sharing the Positivity

Vitor PominCongratulations to our own Vitor Pomin, assistant professor of pharmacognosy, who received the junior faculty poster award at the Society for Glycobiology 2021 Annual Meeting!

Social Media Moments

Four people sitting at a table and speaking to an audience.Grateful to all who took part in our COVID-19 education panels for speaking to students and answering their questions about ongoing vaccination efforts.

Pharmacy students sitting a table in a lab.Our Pre-Pharmacy Club had a great time in the skills lab, where they learned about inhalers and swab tests and learned more about pharmacy school life and the profession.

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Congratulations to the Glycoscience Center of Research Excellence on hosting a successful Winter Symposium!


Andrew Taynor from the University of Minnesota and Brent Reed from the University of Maryland talked to the PharmacyForward podcast about job satisfaction. PharmacyForward is produced by the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development at the School of Pharmacy.

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