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February 2020

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UM Partners with Emerald Bioscience to License Cannabis-derived Drugs

The cannabis research program at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has partnered with pharmaceutical company Emerald Bioscience Inc. to license two new drug technologies that may provide nonaddictive pain management, prevent blindness and alleviate the threat of irreversible vision loss from glaucoma and other eye diseases. Read more.

Gabby Hartman stands in front of her research poster.Pharmacy Student Presents Research to Society for Neuroscience

First-year student pharmacist Gabby Hartman presented her scientific research at the Society for Neuroscience’s international conference in front of thousands of the world’s top neuroscientists. Read more.

A female student hands play money to a volunteer female cashierInterprofessional Activity Provides Pharmacy Students New Perspective

First-year student pharmacists at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy gained a new perspective after participating in a recent Community Action Poverty Simulation, a program that is part of the Missouri Community Action Network. Read more.


Underwater picture of rope sponges in Panama.From Desert to Ocean, Toxicology Student Absorbs Marine Sponge Info

Third-year doctoral student Amelia Clayshulte was among 15 students selected to the sponge taxonomy workshop offered over the summer through the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Read more.

Social Media Moments

Group photo of students on indoor trampolines#OleMissPharmacy students, faculty, staff and families in Jackson were jumping for joy at the student body “Spring into Spring” event. It was a fun way to kick off a new semester!

Group photo with people standing in multiple rows inside classroom.Very proud of our Kappa Psi chapter who earned a Service Award from the @kpsi national organization to provide a service to our local community! The group was one of 10 nationally to receive a grant, so watch out for an event this spring!

Five people stand together with shelves of medicine in background.What a great time on the road for @DavidDAllen and @portkaigler! Covered a lot of miles and a lot of pharmacies. Plus the dean hit his 400th pharmacy site since starting the #1100PharmaciesProject! Click here to see all the stops.


Pharmacy Alumni Weekend is April 17-18. The school will honor Larry Calvert (BSPh 71) as its 2020 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Contact Scott Thompson at for more information and questions. 

The Division of Pharmacy Professional Development recently released two PharmacyForward podcast episodes about gender identity and providing gender-affirming care to people who are transgender or gender nonconforming. Gender dysphoria is associated with high rates of mental health problems, and many transgender individuals delay care due to stigma. Many health professionals are unsure of how to best address the needs of this population. This timely PharmacyForward podcast series provides helpful advice and insights. 

Ole Miss Pharmacy is accepting applications for admission at the site from now until March 1, 2020. For more information, contact Chelsea Bennett at

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