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October 2020

Hand holding nasal spray bottleUM Researchers Working on Nasal Spray to Block COVID-19

A team of researchers at the schools of Pharmacy and Medicine is developing a nasal spray treatment that could be effective at preventing COVID-19.

A male scientist holds a jar of dried leaves.Natural Products Center Gets NIH Award to Advance Botanical Research

In partnership with UMMC, scientists will study a popular botanical that boosts immune health against viral infections.

Glass of water being filled at sink faucetResearchers Tackle Challenges of Safe Drinking Water in Mississippi

Recognizing that clean drinking water is a necessity of life, an interdisciplinary team of UM professors is using community-based research, education and outreach to work with communities in addressing water quality challenges.

Marvin Wilson holds a book while talking to a female studentUM Administrators Address Performance-Enhancing Drugs in New Book

Pharmacy and athletics leaders teamed up on an in-depth resource on performance-enhancing drugs, which is now available for purchase.

Sharing the Positivity

Alex MillsThere is no denying the #StellarFaculty the School of Pharmacy is fortunate to have, and we’re thrilled to add Alex Mills to that group. After completing his ambulatory care pharmacy residency with the School of Pharmacy, Mills returned after serving as an assistant professor at Manchester University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Get to know him better in this Q&A.

Social Media Moments

Computer screen showing 12 individuals video conferencingIt was great to virtually meet our new graduate students at orientation! Welcome, and so glad you’re a part of the phamily!

A group of male students work on cages to catch oystersOle Miss has partnered with the St. Stanislaus Marine Science Program to conduct experiments as part of a project that will address critical research gaps in the north-central Gulf of Mexico related to water quality and oyster reefs and their sustainability.

Dean David D. AllenDuring these challenging times, it’s important to show grace, not grief, to others, and Dean Allen speaks about the importance of inspiring those around you. Read more of the Dean’s Message on our website.


Ikhlas Khan, director of the National Center for Natural Products Research and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacognosy, will speak on “Dietary Supplements: Myth and Reality” on Oct. 21. All are invited to join by registering at the Alumni Association website.

NCNPR researchers worked with Woodcliff Skincare Solutions on ingredients in the company’s Sustainable Youth skin-care products. Now you can receive a discount on the products! Find out more about the ingredient patents while using the code ALUM30 to purchase the products on

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