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July 2020

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Repka Presented University’s Top Research Award

Michael Repka became the sixth recipient from the School of Pharmacy to earn the university’s Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award.

Washington and Fizer stand outside by Murrah High School sign in their white coats.Pharmacy Grads Fizer, Washington Got Start at Murrah

Being members of the Murrah High Pharmacy Club sparked an interest in the profession for recent graduates Brianca Fizer and Andrea Washington.

Meagen RosenthalWalmart Foundation Funding Fuels New Food Prescription Program

Three University of Mississippi professors are recipients of a nearly half-million-dollar grant that will create a food prescription program to improve access to fresh food for Mississippians.



Photo of Wesley SparkmonPharmacy Alumni Named AACP Walmart Scholars

Elizabeth Hearn and Wesley Sparkmon, both alumni of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, have been named 2020 Walmart Scholars by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Walmart Scholars Program.

Sharing the Positivity

Alexcia CarrTwo Ole Miss pharmacy students were selected to be members of the Robert Smith, M.D. Graduate Scholars Program as part of the Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Second-year professional student Alexcia Carr and pharmacology graduate student Cellas Hayes will join six other doctoral students to embark on the research opportunity beginning with a summer institute scheduled for July 27-31.

Social Media Moments

Nigel LangleyCongrats to Nigel Langley, adjunct associate professor in pharmaceutics and drug delivery and global technology director, pharma solutions at BASF Corp., for being named to the Medicine Maker’s 2020 Power List for small molecules!

A black and white picture of the outside of Faser Hall held up against the building.On June 14, 1970, Henry Minor Faser Hall was officially dedicated. It continues to educate future health care leaders and promote research 50 years later.

Dean David D. Allen“The disparity in health outcomes has long been an issue that the medical community needs to address. The time is now.” Read more of the Dean’s Message on our website.


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Our admissions team is hosting its summer Applicant Boot Camp via Zoom on July 7. Prospective students can learn more about the program and admissions process. Reach out to for more information.

The Division of Pharmacy Professional Development recently released its PharmacyForward podcast episode as Dave Dixon of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy and Brent Reed of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy discuss using social media for professional development and staying current with the latest evidence to support your practice.

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