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March 2020

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Pharmacy School, AACP Partner to Host Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will host an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute in January 2021, focusing on critical areas of diversity and their impact on patient care, including race, gender, disability, economic status and other factors. Read more.

Victoria MillerPharmacy Student Receives Student Travel Award

University of Mississippi pharmacy student Victoria Miller received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Student Travel Award, which assisted her in attending two of the organization’s annual meetings. Read more.

Nine men stand in a circle talking inside clinic room.Ole Miss Pharmacy Holds National Board of Directors Meeting

Representatives from schools across the nation gathered Jan. 30-31 at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy for the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education board of directors meeting. Read more.


Noa ValcarcelPharmacy Faculty Selected to Association’s House of Delegates

University of Mississippi faculty members David Colby and Noa Valcarcel have been selected to represent the School of Pharmacy in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy House of Delegates. Read more.

Social Media Moments

Four people standing together as two hold a check in the middleThank you to @Walgreens for helping #OleMissPharmacy increase opportunities for minority students with its Walgreens Diversity Initiative! Chris Riviere and Melissa Pharo stopped by to meet with Dean @DavidDAllen and Associate Dean Kris Harrell.

Group of students and professionals stand on staircase holding sign "Pharmacy Day at the Capitol"White coats took over Jackson, as #OleMissPharmacy and other state organizations gathered for Pharmacy Day at the Capitol. Students spoke with legislators, assisted with health screenings and promoted #pharmacy.

A man stands in front of students, talkingThank you to Sid Seal, compliance agent with the @MississippiBOP, for taking time to speak to our student pharmacists about the future of the job market. Great session presented by our @ACVPOrg student group, Rebel Vets!


The Sophomore Entry Program is accepting applications for interested UM freshmen. Find out more about the program at Applications due May 1.

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. 

Cheyenne C. Newsome and Jessica Conklin — passionate advocates for the role of pharmacists in the care of transgender persons — spoke on the most recent PharmacyForward podcast about the need for patient and provider education and about the benefits and risks of gender-affirming treatment. PharmacyForward is produced by the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development at the School of Pharmacy. 

UM is providing free screenings for those who may have G6PD deficiency. A small compensation is provided if you meet the criteria, and blood is drawn for the screening. Learn more about the G6PD deficiency screening here or contact Kerri Harrison at 662-915-2103 or

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