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July 2019

Poison Ivy

The University of Mississippi has been issued its fourth patent for a product that could prevent the painful itching and rash due to exposure to poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Read more.

Mickey and Mary Smith

Former Department Chair’s Gift to Benefit School of Pharmacy

Former University of Mississippi faculty member Mickey Smith has made a major investment in the department he once led at the School of Pharmacy, increasing educational experiences for students. Read more.

Lauren Pohl headshotPharmacy Graduate Named Walmart Scholar

New pharmacist Lauren Pohl, who earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree May 11 from the University of Mississippi, has been named a 2019 Walmart Scholar by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Walmart Scholars Program. Read more.


S. Narasimha Murthy

Pharmacy Professor Lectures at National Organization’s Headquarters

S. Narasimha Murthy, professor of pharmaceutics and drug delivery at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, delivered a lecture recently at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, D.C. Read more.

Elizabeth Bell HearnPharmacy Class President to PGY1, Elizabeth Hearn Continues Growth at UMMC

Recent Ole Miss pharmacy graduate Elizabeth Hearn’s educational journey isn’t complete, as she’ll start a new path with her residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Read more.

Social Moments

Core Research Day Poster SessionThank you to everyone who attended and assisted with Core Research Day! Great speakers, tremendous posters and #StellarResearch made this day a success!

Group picture of alumni visit in BoonevilleDean @DavidDAllen added five more pharmacies to his #1100PharmaciesProject with stops in Booneville, Baldwyn and Belden. Thanks to everyone for taking time to visit!

Tablet course participant at lab machineIt was great to welcome attendees to the Hands-on Course in Tablet Technology. Participants learned more about traditional and advanced technologies used to make pharmaceutical solid oral dosage forms.

Rebel Camp participants playing in a pill sorting gameRebel Camp was a great way to introduce pharmacy (and fun) to high school students! Leaders of the weeklong event greeted over 20 participants with tours, activities, sessions and more! 


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

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacy Professional Development is offering an online continuing education program on the opioid crisis. All licensed pharmacists in the state of Mississippi must earn at least 5 hours of continuing education each year related to opioid abuse and prevention, or some other drug of abuse or addiction-related issue. Click here for more information or to register. Contact Randy Pittman at with questions.

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