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March 2021

Allen Named President of University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis

University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Dean David D. Allen has been named the next president of the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri, effective July 1. Additional information is forthcoming as transition plans are determined. 

Meagan BrownUM Professor Helps Underserved Communities through Pharmacy

For Meagan Brown, a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, serving the underserved has been a driving force in her career. Read about her work with the Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative and more.

David ColbyPharmacy Professor Receives UM Faculty Achievement Award

David Colby, associate professor of medicinal chemistry and director of academic affairs in biomolecular sciences, was recognized for his excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. He was named the 2020 recipient of the university’s Faculty Achievement Award.

Outside of Thad Cochran Research CenterUM Partners with MSU to Advance Pharmacy Education

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is strengthening its Preferred Admissions Program, as Mississippi State University becomes the fifth in-state college to collaborate with the pharmacy school.

Sharing the Positivity

In a new episode of PharmChats, Blake Thompson, an Ole Miss Pharmacy graduate who now serves as president of Mississippi College, talked with us about his experience as a student as well as his experience helping to write health care policy in the U.S. Senate. He was joined by Carly Beth Cappleman, who transitioned into pharmacy school after completing undergraduate studies at Mississippi College. Head over to our YouTube page to watch the full interview!

Social Media Moments

We’re so thankful for all of our student pharmacists and faculty who volunteered at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Vaccine Clinic.

Our P1s underwent immunization training in skills lab! They learned administration of both intramuscular and subcutaneous vaccines. They also covered responding to anaphylaxis and counseling patients on the use of Epipens.

Our students got together for a little painting. We have some good artists at our school!


Is there a future for cannabis-based medicines? Join us on March 5 for a lecture on this topic featuring Alice P. Mead, a senior adviser with Greenwich Biosciences.

Want to help aspiring pharmacists learn more about the profession? Join us on PharmChats, our new video series on YouTube! Watch our recent episodes, or contact to let her know how you want to help.

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