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    Isom Center Welcomes New Fellows

    Marie BarnardSeptember 7, 2020

    OXFORD, Miss. –The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi has chosen a new group of faculty members for its two-year fellowship program.

    Created in 2018 with eight inaugural faculty fellows, the program is designed to support research projects conducted by faculty in the areas of gender and sexuality. The support includes grant-writing support, research assistance and the organizing of conferences or symposia.

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    UM Administrators Address Performance-Enhancing Drugs in New Book

    Dr. Erin HolmesSeptember 4, 2020

    OXFORD, Miss. — After noting the absence of an all-inclusive resource on performance-enhancing drugs, current and former University of Mississippi administrators worked together to publish “Sports Pharmacy: Performance Enhancing Drugs and the Athlete.”

    The project was organized and guided by Marvin Wilson, associate dean emeritus for academic and student affairs at the School of Pharmacy. The resulting book provides comprehensive information on banned substances, such as performance-enhancing and illegal drugs, as well as comparative lists of prohibited agents and associated penalties for United States professional, collegiate and amateur athletes in various sports.

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    Welcome To Our New Graduate Students!

    Shishir Maharjan

    Saara Nasruddin

    Emily Gravlee




    Professor Named Pharmacy Administration Chair

    Yi Yang

    OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Yi Yang, a University of Mississippi professor of pharmacy administration, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration at the School of Pharmacy.

    Since joining the school in 2005, Yang has served as co-editor with Donna Strum, the university’s associate provost and professor of pharmacy administration, on Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology, a widely used textbook in American pharmacy schools. She also leads an ongoing National Institutes of Health-funded project to study the epidemiology and safety of opioid use among older adults.

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    Graduate Students Awarded Grants to Fund Further Research

    Sushmitha Inguva

    OXFORD, Miss. – Sixteen University of Mississippi graduate students are continuing their exploration into research and creative scholarship pursuits such as Alzheimer’s disease, skin cancer and young adult literature in Mississippi classrooms as recent recipients of Graduate Student Council Research Grants.

    The students each received one of the $1,000 competitive research grants funded by the university’s Graduate School and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The funds will be used for projects conducted over the next year or two.

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    Walmart Foundation Funding Fuels New Food Prescription Program

    Meagen RosenthalMay 27, 2020

    OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors are recipients of a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation that will create a food prescription program to improve access to fresh food for Mississippians.

    The $442,154 grant from the Walmart Foundation will fund a program that is expected to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables and increase food security and food access for citizens of Charleston in Tallahatchie County.

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    Pharmacy Administration Student Named AACP Walmart Scholar

    Photo of Wes SparkmonMay 27, 2020

    OXFORD, Miss. – Wesley Sparkmon, a graduate student in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named 2020 Walmart Scholar by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Walmart Scholars Program.

    The honor and accompanying $1,000 scholarship are given to recipients who are committed to a career in academic pharmacy.

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    New Center to Engage Mississippi Communities as Research Partners

    Meagen RosenthalApril 27, 2020

    OXFORD, Miss. — The University of Mississippi is home to a new center that aims to empower local communities to take charge of their community development, policy change and resilience building by using data and the arts.

    The UM Community First Research Center for Wellbeing and Creative Achievement, or UM: CREW, will be a resource for Mississippi communities – from counties and cities to groups of citizens – to create, access, analyze and apply knowledge and data to improve community well-being and local and regional decision-making.

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    Pharmacy Faculty Named Distinguished Teaching Scholars

    Meagen RosenthalApril 22, 2020

    OXFORD and JACKSON, Miss. — University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty members David Colby, Meagen Rosenthal and Gary Theilman have been named as Distinguished Teaching Scholars for a three-year term.

    The honor recognizes professors who have proven to be exceptional teachers and colleagues, and who promote effective teaching and learning.

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    ISPOR Student Chapter Honored

    Group photo sitting down at table in restaurantOXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research placed second for Outstanding Student Chapter.

    Congratulations to our student leaders and faculty advisers on this great accomplishment!



    Is the South More at Risk for COVID-19?

    Meagen Rosenthal listens to audience participants sitting at a tableApril 14, 2020

    OXFORD, Miss. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life in cities across the world, a University of Mississippi sociologist is focusing on the current and potential impact of the virus on rural communities across the South.

    Anne Cafer recently co-authored a research brief about the potential impact of COVID-19 on the rural South with Meagen Rosenthal, assistant professor of pharmacy administration in the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy. Drawing on their work, Cafer explains why Mississippi is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. 

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    Keep Teaching: 7 Tips for Converting to Online Instruction

    Patricia O'SullivanMarch 26, 2020

    OXFORD, Miss. – As everyone adjusts to a new normal while trying to stay safe in the midst of COVID-19, University of Mississippi faculty are going above and beyond to provide uninterrupted coursework, but in an online format to keep students engaged and, above all, safe.

    Two of the university’s most experienced online professors say their best advice is for educators to take a breath, think about their students and then take it one piece of technology at a time.

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