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    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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    Meet Jen Blakley, January’s Staff Member of the Month

    Jen BlakleyJanuary 27, 2020

    OXFORD, Miss. – Jen Blakley, administrative assistant in the School of Pharmacy, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for January. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss.

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    MME Fellow Yiran Rong Presented Award

    Yiran Rong with Doug Paul and John BentleyNovember 21, 2019

    Pharmacy Administration graduate student Yiran Rong was officially presented her award as the 2019-2020 Medical Marketing Economics Fellow.

    At the presentation was Doug Paul, 2012 Ph.D. graduate and partner at MME, to join department chair John Bentley in handing the award.

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