International Women’s Day at Ole Miss Pharmacy
Beyonce was right. Girls run the world. At the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy we are fortunate to have so many powerful women leaders who are making a difference in their communities, classroom and the profession.
OXFORD, Miss. — For Meagan Brown, a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi, serving the underserved has been the driving force in her career.
Since joining the UM School of Pharmacy faculty in 2011, Brown has been involved in the Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative. The project, funded through a grant from the Mississippi Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focused on providing clinical pharmacy services in the Mississippi Delta.
OXFORD, Miss. – Second-year student pharmacist Alexcia Carr was made for pharmacy.
Her giving attitude has her ready to serve her community, which she is already doing as part of the university’s COVID-19 Call Center. Learn more about the Call Center and stellar student Alexcia Carr!
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OXFORD, Miss. – Intimate partner violence is a prevalent, yet often overlooked, health issue for many people in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it affects one in four women and one in 10 men during their lifetime.
Intimate partner violence can greatly affect the health of victims, sometimes in ways that can go unseen, said Marie Barnard, an assistant professor of pharmacy administration in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.
OXFORD, Miss. — Hayden Wooldridge, a third-year student with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, was selected as a recipient of a $1,000 grant from the 2020 EPIC Pharmacies student grant program.
EPIC Pharmacies is a network of 1,500 independently owned pharmacies, and annually awards grants to 12 pharmacy students who plan to practice independent pharmacy after graduation. She joins student pharmacist Mary Morgan Mohamed as the school’s second recipient for this year’s award.
OXFORD, Miss. – Karli Anders, a third-year professional student at the University of MississippiSchool of Pharmacy, has been named a recipient of the Gateway to Research Fellowship by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.
The award provides students an opportunity to work on faculty-mentored research projects while improving their knowledge of clinical skills.
A network of 1,500 independently owned pharmacies, EPIC Pharmacies annually awards grants to 12 pharmacy students who plan to practice independent pharmacy after graduation.
Emily Tschumper joined the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty in July. She comes to the school from North Mississippi Medical Center, where she served as residency program director and emergency medicine pharmacist.
Joining the School of Pharmacy faculty will be a homecoming for Tschumper, who received her Pharm.D. from the university, as well as a M.S in Chemistry and B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
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Making the transition from pharmacy school to a pharmacy career can be a big challenge. Pharmacy students not only need to complete a challenging curriculum, they need to gain real-world experience alongside as well.
Fortunately for Ole Miss Pharmacy students, Laurie Fleming is here to help. As the pharmacy school’s director of experiential programs and experiential affairs, Fleming plays an important role in helping students get the practical experience needed to launch their pharmacy careers.
OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Yi Yang, a University of Mississippi professor of pharmacy administration, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration at the School of Pharmacy.
Since joining the school in 2005, Yang has served as co-editor with Donna Strum, the university’s associate provost and professor of pharmacy administration, on Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology, a widely used textbook in American pharmacy schools. She also leads an ongoing National Institutes of Health-funded project to study the epidemiology and safety of opioid use among older adults.
OXFORD, Miss. – Kristie Willett, chair of the Department of BioMolecular Sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named the inaugural recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Graduate Education Special Interest Group Achievement Award.
The honoree must exemplify teaching excellence and commitment, inspirational leadership, and be a valued mentor, which are many of the qualities Willett portrays.
JACKSON, Miss. – In her work as a clinical pharmacist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Erika Webster cares deeply about her patients’ needs, far beyond the medications that keep their chronic diseases in check.
She sees their other challenges: Poverty. Transportation issues. Access to healthy food – or any food, for that matter. A healthy and safe place to live.
JACKSON, Miss. – A Murrah High visit to the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in Oxford was more than a field trip for Andrea Washington and Brianca Fizer. It was a path to their profession.
Washington and Fizer, members of the Murrah High Pharmacy Club and now graduates of the School of Pharmacy, credit the organization for piquing their interest in Ole Miss and pharmacy.