Department of Pharmacy Administration
The University of Mississippi
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    Group of pharmacy administration students in a classroom discussionNovember 12, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. have established a new fellowship that will help pharmacy administration students enrolled at the university to gain valuable industry experience in a real-world setting.

    Takeda is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, with a long history in research and development of patient treatments. The company employs approximately 47,000 people, including more than 19,000 in the United States.

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    Rosenthal to Lead Magee Institute

    Meagen RosenthalOctober 8, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – Meagen Rosenthal, associate professor of pharmacy administration, research associate professor in RIPS, accomplished researcher and leader in community well-being and engagement, has been named the inaugural interim executive director of the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing at the University of Mississippi.

    “We are fortunate to have a leader of Dr. Rosenthal’s caliber on campus to lead us through development of a plan build an institute focused on improving, if not saving, lives,” said Natasha Jeter, UM assistant vice chancellor for wellness and student success. “Engaging with stakeholders, including alumni, students, faculty, staff and professionals in well-being fields is the backbone of this work, and Dr. Rosenthal is uniquely qualified.”

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    Congratulations to Our 2021 – 2022 Department Award Winners!

    • Siddhi Korgaonkar – Farlow Fellowship Award
    • Hyllore Imeri & Irene Nsiah – Research Paper of the Year Award
    • Irene Nsiah – MME Fellow
    • Swarnali Goswami – Terence E. Downer Scholarship
    Siddhi Korgaonkar

    Siddhi Korgaonkar

    Hyllore Imeri and Irene Nsiah

    Hyllore Imeri and Irene Nsiah

    Irene Nsiah

    Irene Nsiah

    Swarnali Goswami

    Swarnali Goswami






    Faculty Feature: Joseph Dikun

    Joseph DikunSeptember 28, 2021

    Joseph Dikun is no stranger to the University of Mississippi and the School of Pharmacy. He has been a graduate student at the university for several years, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in pharmacy administration.

    This year, he also became one of the school’s newest faculty members. Dikun now serves as an instructional assistant professor of pharmacy administration, as his role helps educate a new generation of student pharmacists.

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    Faculty Receive First Science Education Partnership Award

    Marie Barnard smilingAugust 9, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – A team of University of Mississippi faculty members has received a prestigious $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Science Education Partnership Award program.

    This is the first SEPA grant awarded to the university. It brings together faculty from across the university to participate in Project SCORE, which stands for Student Centered Outcomes Research Experience.

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    Pharmacy Alumnus Honors Former School Administrators with Scholarship

    Raye and David Newton wearing cold-weather gear with mountains behind them in Antartica.July 23, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. — Of those who crossed paths with University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrators Charles Hartman and Mickey Smith, many will say what a great impact each had on their lives and careers. David Newton is one of those who is quick to note the influence each had on him personally.

    As a result, Newton is making a difference for future pharmacists and educators with the Raye R. and David S. Newton Scholarship Endowment. This unique gift will help students in both the UM School of Pharmacy and School of Education.

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    Graduate Student Council Research Grants Further Range of Research

    Monika SalkarJuly 2, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. – With projects ranging from service robots in the hospitality and tourism industries to a novel treatment of dry eye disease to relationship ghosting, 20 University of Mississippi graduate students are exploring a range of research and creative scholarship as recent recipients of Graduate Student Council Research Grants.

    The $1,000 grants, funded by the university’s Graduate School and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, or ORSP, will support projects that contribute to the university’s research mission while also helping the students develop their research and grant-writing skills.

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    Faculty, Researchers Honored by School of Pharmacy

    Sujith Ramachandran

    June 11, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. — The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy recognized four of its faculty members for their excellence in and commitment to teaching, service and research during its annual faculty retreat.

    “Our stellar faculty and research scientists go above and beyond to advance the mission of our school and profession,” said David D. Allen, dean of the School of Pharmacy. “It’s truly a privilege to have the opportunity to recognize their efforts.”

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    Donna Strum Named Interim Dean at School of Pharmacy

    Donna StrumMay 25, 2021

    OXFORD, Miss. — Donna Strum, associate provost and professor of pharmacy administration at the University of Mississippi, will serve as interim dean of the School of Pharmacy and executive director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences effective July 1.

    Strum steps in for David D. Allen, current dean of the pharmacy school, who was named president of the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. A national search for the permanent position will be forthcoming with the search committee being finalized and appointed in the coming weeks.

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    ISPOR Student Chapter Takes Top Group Honors

    Text graphic "Student Chapter Awards; Outstanding Chapter Award; 1st University of Mississippi, USA"

    The University of Mississippi ISPOR Student Chapter earned first place as the top Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2020-2021 year. Learn more about the chapter on the school’s website or visit the group’s Facebook page.

    PharmChats: Dr. Mickey C. Smith

    We spoke with Dr. Mickey C. Smith, F.A.P. Barnard Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy Administration, about his extensive career in pharmacy and academia, as well as his years as a faculty member with the Department of Pharmacy Administration.

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