Keep Teaching: 7 Tips for Converting to Online Instruction

As UM faculty move to virtual classrooms, e-learning veterans share their best tips and tricks

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. “I am pleased that our semester is back underwayRead the story …

Former Assistant Surgeon General to Deliver Hartman Lecture

Pamela Schweitzer was the first female chief pharmacy officer of the U.S. Public Health Services

OXFORD, Miss. – Retired Rear Adm. Pamela Schweitzer, former assistant surgeon general and chief pharmacy officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, will deliver the annual Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture on Friday (Feb. 28) at the University of Mississippi. The School of Pharmacy is hosting this free event at noon in the Gertrude C.Read the story …

Graduate Students Find Impacts of Freshwater in Mississippi’s Oysters

Excess rainfall in 2019 caused increased mortality in shellfish reefs

OXFORD, Miss. – As Ann Fairly Barnett pulled an oyster dredge up through the shoreline waters of the Mississippi Sound, she was dreading what she was about to find. “Not a single living oyster,” said the University of Mississippi master’s student in environmental toxicology. The Jackson native, along with UM environmental toxicology graduate student JamesRead the story …

Pharmacy School Teams with AACP to Host Diversity Institute

UM student pharmacists, faculty, administrators to address issues in health care education and practice

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will host an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute in January 2021, focusing on critical areas of diversity and their impact on patient care, including race, gender, disability, economic status and other factors. Teams made up of multipleRead the story …

Pharmacy Faculty Selected to AACP House of Delegates

David Colby and Noa Valcarcel will represent university at national meetings

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty members David Colby and Noa Valcarcel have been selected to represent the School of Pharmacy in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy House of Delegates. Colby, associate professor of medicinal chemistry, will serve during the 2020 AACP annual meeting in Long Beach, California. It will be Colby’sRead the story …

Pharmacy Student Receives ACCP Student Travel Award

Victoria Miller used funds to attend organization's annual meetings

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi pharmacy student Victoria Miller received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Student Travel Award, which assisted her in attending two of the organization’s annual meetings. Miller, originally from Hartselle, Alabama, was an honoree at the 2018 meeting in Seattle and the 2019 conference in New York. The fourth-year studentRead the story …

Competition Drives Pharmacy Passion for Female Students, Alumna

National Girls and Women in Sports Day shines lights on athletics' influence in pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Sports bring together communities. More than that, it empowers individuals. For three talented female University of Mississippi pharmacy students and a basketball all-conference alumna, National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Feb. 5) highlights those qualities that competition fuels in their desire to help others through the profession. For Kimsey O’Neal Bailey,Read the story …

UM Partners with Emerald Bioscience to License Cannabis-derived Drugs

Two drug candidates have potential to improve pain management and prevent ocular diseases

OXFORD, Miss. ­­– The cannabis research program at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has partnered with pharmaceutical company Emerald Bioscience Inc. to license two new drug technologies that may provide nonaddictive pain management, prevent blindness and alleviate the threat of irreversible vision loss from glaucoma and other eye diseases. The two drug candidateRead the story …

Ole Miss Pharmacy Holds Inaugural African American Visit Day

School highlights pharmacy profession with 'Melanin and Medications'

JACKSON, Miss. – When the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy held its inaugural African American Visit Day at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, fourth-year student pharmacist Alisha Nicks saw her vision become reality. Nicks developed “Melanin and Medications,” the theme of the visit day, after seeing the UMMC schools of Medicine and DentistryRead the story …

From Desert to Ocean, Toxicology Student Absorbs Marine Sponge Info

UM doctoral student Amelia Clayshulte spent summer at Smithsonian Institute in Panama

OXFORD, Miss. – It wouldn’t seem Amelia Clayshulte was destined to study marine sponges, being a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico. However, the doctoral student in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy grew up going with her mom’s family to the coast of North Carolina, where she would spend a week each summerRead the story …