Department of Pharmacy Administration

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    Closeup picture of Matthew Wittman smiling at cameraSeptember 27, 2019

    OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy student Matthew Wittman was one of nine students nationwide selected to the Pharmacy Quality Alliance-CVS Health Foundation Scholars Program.

    The program is designed to support student interest in performance management and quality improvement while fostering student-mentor relationships. Wittman will work on a unique research concept with the assistance of a mentor and present the results at the PQA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, next May.

    Read more: “UM Pharmacy Student Selected as PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholar”

    Marie Barnard smilingMarie Barnard, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Administration, is serving as an external evaluator for the project entitled “Increasing the Quality of STEM Education and Research,” which is awarded to the Natural Science Division at Tougaloo College through National Science Foundation (NSF) /HBCU-UP grant #1912191.

    The project aims to recruit and retain STEM majors. It will also provide more student research opportunities and enhance faculty research and teaching.

    “This grant aims to promote student success in STEM coursework and, eventually, in their careers by supporting them in their critical early years,” Barnard said. “Evaluation of the program will identify best practices that could spread across the country to improve minority student recruitment and success in STEM fields.”

    When Faculty Give Back: Former Department Chair’s Gift to Benefit School of Pharmacy

    Mickey and Mary SmithJune 6, 2019

    OXFORD, Miss. – A former University of Mississippi faculty member – known globally as a leading pharmaceutical marketing expert – has made a major investment in the department he once led at the School of Pharmacy, increasing educational experiences for students.

    With a $350,000 IRA transfer, Dr. Mickey Smith established a pharmacy administration endowment named for him and his late wife, Mary. The generous resources will provide funding for graduate student support, faculty development and seed funding for research projects. It will also help cover conference travel expenses and provide support for guest speakers and lecturers among other needs.

    Read more: “When Faculty Give Back”

    PQA and School of Pharmacy Establish Medication Quality Research Partnership

    Thad Cochran Research Center at the University of Mississippi School of PharmacyMay 14, 2019

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. ­– The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy have established a three-year research partnership to develop and evaluate measures of prescription medication quality.

    The University of Mississippi team will support PQA’s measure research and development work by evaluating quality measures using CMS Medicare and Medicaid administrative claims data.

    Read more: “PQA and School of Pharmacy Establish Medication Quality Research Partnership”

    School of Pharmacy Ranked Sixth in Research Funding

    Associate research and development biologist Nisha Mishra works in one of the UM School of Pharmacy’s Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence labs.May 7, 2019

    OXFORD, Miss. ­– The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy rose to sixth in the nation in external research funding for 2018, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

    Research funding reached $21.2 million in 2018, placing the School of Pharmacy second in the SEC and among the top 5 percent of pharmacy schools nationwide.

    Read more: “School of Pharmacy Ranked Sixth in Research Funding”

    Three Pharmacy Faculty Honored by National Healthcare Association

    Kim Adcock, Seena Haines and John Bentley at NAP MeetingMarch 19, 2019

    OXFORD, Miss. ­– Three School of Pharmacy faculty were recognized by the pharmacy academy of the National Academies of Practice at its annual meeting March 7-9 in Pentagon City, Virginia.

    NAP is an organization that seeks to advance healthcare by fostering collaboration and advocating for policies that act in the best interest of individuals and communities through interprofessional collaboration, education and clinical practice.

    Read more: “Three Pharmacy Faculty Honored by National Healthcare Association”

    Three Pharmacy Professors Win New Investigator Awards

    Marie Barnard, assistant professor of pharmacy administration at the University of Mississippi School of PharmacyJanuary 24, 2019

    OXFORD, Miss. ­– Three faculty members in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy have won competitive 2019 New Investigator Awards from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, giving the school five winners over the past two years.

    AACP honors a limited number of research projects from junior faculty across the country every year. UM’s three winners for 2019 were Marie Barnard, Sujith Ramachandran and Vitor Pomin, who join UM’s two 2018 recipients of the award.

    Read more: “Three Pharmacy Professors Win New Investigator Awards”

    Faculty Feature: Manvi Sharma

    Manvi SharmaJanuary 14, 2019

    OXFORD, Miss. ­– Manvi Sharma, assistant professor of pharmacy administration, joined the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty in the fall after previously holding postdoctoral research fellow positions in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UTHealth McGovern Medical School and Health Services Research at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

    Learn more about Sharma in the Q&A below.

    Read more: “Faculty Feature: Manvi Sharma”

    Pharmacy School Administrators Celebrate 25 Years of Friendship

    Alicia Bouldin and John Bentley GraduationOctober 4, 2018

    OXFORD, Miss. ­– University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrators Alicia Bouldin and John Bentley are proof that opposites can complement each other.

    However, for all the pair’s differences, 25 years of working alongside each other created a bond of trust and appreciation that spurred them to celebrate their 25-year “friendiversary.”

    Read more: “Pharmacy School Administrators Celebrate 25 Years of Friendship”

    Pharmacy Administration Announces Award and Scholarship Winners

    Kaustuv Bhattacharya won the Medical Marketing Economics Endowed Fellowship in Pharmacy AdministrationAugust 31, 2018

    Congratulations to the Pharmacy Administration graduate students who earned scholarships and awards for their outstanding work!

    Check out the winners at the Facebook gallery: “Pharmacy Administration Award Winners”


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