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Pharmacy Professor Named Community Engaged Fellow

Distinction honors commitment to enhancing pharmacy services

OXFORD, Miss. – Pharmacy professor Lindsey Miller has been named a Community Engaged Fellow by the University of Mississippi’s Center for Community Engagement as a result of her commitment to keeping community engagement at the forefront of her work both in the classroom and in the pharmacy setting.

The program is an interdisciplinary, intercollegiate community of practice designed to further institutionalize and support engaged teaching and scholarship performed in mutually beneficial and equitable collaboration with communities.

“We’re so pleased that Dr. Miller was selected for this program,” said Donna Strum, dean of the School of Pharmacy. “It’s inspiring to see someone so determined to serve the community and provide pharmacy services to promote the health of the community.”

Participating faculty and staff can opt-in to either a teaching, research and creative achievement, or programmatic track and receive a $1,500 stipend.

Miller, a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was selected based on her interest in expanding community engagement in her work, outlined in her proposal titled, “Community Engagement in Pharmacy Beyond Dispensing.”

Miller believes her efforts through the program will demonstrate the value of enhanced pharmacy services to communities.

“As a community pharmacist and new faculty member in the School of Pharmacy, educating myself in methods of community engagement is crucial in developing my abilities to provide direct patient care, teach in the classroom and perform research in fair and inclusive ways,” Miller said.

“My interest in community engagement is grounded in a desire to bridge the gap between academia and the practical challenges faced by communities, with a specific interest in how community pharmacy programs or workforce can help navigate the gap closure.”

Miller is one of only five 2024-2025 fellows. Throughout the program, she will be tasked with redesigning an elective course in which the objective is to develop pharmacy practice management strategies and clinical skills for offering enhanced services within the community pharmacy practice settings.

“I anticipate that this program will refine my understanding of community needs, enhance my communication skills and enable me to adapt my professional approach to teaching and research based on the valuable insights gained through community partner collaboration,” she said.

The newest cohort of Community Engaged Fellows will be formally introduced at the Community Engaged Fellows Presentations this month. In April 2025, each fellow will present their work and the progress made over the course of the fellowship.

By Natalie Ehrhardt