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February 2019

Waller Lab Marijuana Grow Room


Fifty years ago, the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy was awarded a competitive contract from the government to grow marijuana that could be standardized for research. Read more.

Percy Malone and Port KaiglerPharmacy School Gets a Boost from Former Arkansas Legislator

With a $100,000 gift to the UM School of Pharmacy, Arkansas state Sen. Percy Malone and his wife, Donna, created the AllCare Pharmacy Scholarship Endowment. Read More.

BMS Council with Josh Sharp for Skills WorkshopBioMolecular Sciences Advocacy Council Enhances Student Experience

The graduate students and faculty of the Department of BioMolecular Sciences in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy have worked together to re-establish an organization that promises to benefit the many graduate students within the department. Read More.


Fakhri Mahdi, Matthew Saucier and Jason ParisPharmacology Professor Works to Reverse Impact of Opioids on HIV

Jason Paris, assistant professor of pharmacology at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, is working to combat opioids’ harmful effects on the HIV-infected brain with a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Read More.

Student pharmacists in PeruInternational Mission Trip Gives Student Pharmacists Valuable Experience

A group of 25 student pharmacists, including four from the UM School of Pharmacy, traveled to Peru this past summer to provide health services to local residents. Read More.



Social Moments

Alumni Visit@DavidDAllen was back on the road with visits for the #1100 PharmaciesProject. Great visits in Houston, Columbus and New Hope, Mississippi!

Flu BlitzTHANK YOU to all pharmacists for your dedication to patients and being valuable members of the health care team! Your work is more than appreciated every day! #National PharmacistDay

Walgreens Diversity Initiative ScholarshipThank you to @Walgreens for helping #olemisspharmacy increase opportunities for minority students with its Walgreens Diversity Initiative! Chris McLaurin and Nicole Lewis stopped by to meet with Dean @DavidDAllen and Associate Dean Kris Harrell. 


Jamie WagnerCongrats to Jamie Wagner, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, for being selected as @AACPharmacy Council of Faculties Secretary of Knowledge Management!


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

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

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.

The School of Pharmacy is hosting two pharmacy showcases this spring to educate aspiring pharmacists on the profession’s various career paths. The first event is March 5 in Cleveland, while the second is April 23 in Starkville. For more information or to register for the free event, click here