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November 2019

Kristie Willett presents Laura Bohn an award plaque

Laura M. Bohn, professor of molecular medicine and neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute, delivered the 2019 Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 11 titled “Refining Opioid Receptor Signaling to Improve Therapeutic Potential.” Read more.

John Rimoldi presents Maria Alvim Gaston with an award plaqueEli Lilly Scientist Named Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumna

Maria Alvim Gaston, a 2000 University of Mississippi graduate with a doctoral degree in medicinal chemistry, was named the School of Pharmacy Department of BioMolecular Sciences’ 2019 Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Award honoree. Read more.


Sanjanwala poses for a selfie with a group of students in labStudent Pharmacists Experience Research, Culture during Summer Abroad

Two student pharmacists combined adventure and pharmacy last summer after their selection to a student exchange program allowed them to study abroad in Taiwan and Hungary. Read more.

Social Moments

Dr. ElSohly shows three people the leaves of a marijuana plant in outdoor fieldThankful to everyone who helped with a productive Board of Visitors meeting! We had a wonderful time at the reception in addition to the informative presentations and tour.

Dean Allen is presented with a certifacte and American flag from Major Bradley and his wife Dawn@DavidDAllen received an American flag from Maj. Michael S. Bradley, husband of pharmacy school staff member Dawn Bradley. The flag had flown over Camp Legion, Erbil Air Base in Kurdistan, Iraq.

Nine student pharmacists in their white coats stand in a row, smilingLooked like a great time at the Mississippi Science Fest! Our volunteer student pharmacists assisted kids at the @MSChildsMuseum with making lotion and using beads to count medicine.


Join Ole Miss Pharmacy at the school’s official tailgate, sponsored by CVS, on Saturday, Nov. 16 in front of Faser Hall. The Ole Miss football team takes on LSU with game time to be announced. The tailgate begins three hours before kickoff.

Prescription for Service and the School of Pharmacy will host Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes, an event through the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. The walk is Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Lyceum. Donate or learn 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

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