Making an Impact Today and Tomorrow

First MacEachern Scholarship recipients express gratitude for donors' assistance in reaching goals

OXFORD, Miss. – After receiving pharmacy degrees from the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee, the late Jane MacEachern devoted much of her 39-year professional career to designing and implementing oncology drug trials – research that made a significant impact in the lives of cancer patients. Now, a scholarship established in her memoryRead the story …

Serial Numbers

UMMC enrollment pattern is unbroken, thanks to another bounce

JACKSON, Miss. – For the fourth consecutive year, campus schools at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are marking a jump in overall enrollment. At 3,098, the figure for fall 2022 surged 1.4% over the record-breaking year of 2021. Released by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, the numbers capture six Medical Center schools – allRead the story …

Partnership Expands Health Care in Union County

Support of UM School of Pharmacy helps clinic improve care for patients

OXFORD, Miss. – A partnership between North Mississippi Health Services and the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is giving patients at one rural clinic a higher level of health care while extending the decades-long relationship between NMHS and Ole Miss. Tupelo-based NMHS’s arrangement with the pharmacy school enables Adam Pate, UM clinical associate professorRead the story …

Graduate Students Named to Medical Research Training Program

Pair join fourth cohort of the Robert L. Smith, M.D. Scholars Program at Medical Center

JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has selected UM doctoral students Miguel DeLeon and Zakary Patrick as members of its fourth cohort of the Robert L. Smith, M.D. Scholars Program. The two-year program provides scholars with intense research training and mentoring. EachRead the story …

Bridging the Gap in Toxicology

First-generation student to be mentored in national STEM career program

OXFORD, Miss. – First-generation student Ember Suh, a senior at the University of Mississippi, has been named a 2022 mentee for Toxicology Mentoring Skills Development and Training, a program that bolsters underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The program will allow the Southaven native to discover different applications of toxicology – theRead the story …

Pfizer Leader Slated for Pharmacy School’s Waller Lecture

John D. Ludwig to share how pharmaceutical company developed its COVID-19 vaccine

OXFORD, Miss. – John D. Ludwig, senior vice president for medicinal sciences at Pfizer Inc., is set to deliver the 2022 Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture at the University of Mississippi. The Sept. 16 lecture, “The COVID-19 Vaccine Development Story,” will detail the work that went into bringing the lifesaving vaccine to the public. TheRead the story …

Pharmacy Students Provide Health Care to Dominican Republic

Team sees more than 700 patients during medical mission trip.

OXFORD, Miss. – Six University of Mississippi pharmacy students spent part of their summer distributing medications and counseling patients in the Dominican Republic during a medical mission trip, and they say the experiences were life-changing and will make them better health care professionals. Hannah Harvey, of Collins; Michael Kelley, from Booneville; Ann Kate Meagher, ofRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Working to Bring Needed Care to LGBTQ+ Patients

UMMC Center for Gender and Sexual Minority Health receives recognition for its lifesaving work

JACKSON, Miss. – For many LGBTQ+ patients, finding proper health care can be difficult. A lack of expertise about issues they face, in addition to discrimination, means that many can go without treatment. At the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, faculty are working to buck that trend and provide those needed services toRead the story …

Pharmacy Graduate Programs Aim to Increase Diverse Workforce

UM outreach efforts look to expand knowledge about pharmaceutical sciences

OXFORD, Miss. – To raise awareness about the field of pharmaceutical sciences and career pathways among potential students across the region, the Office of Research and Graduate Programs at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is investing in increased outreach and recruitment efforts. The school’s efforts focus on diverse undergraduate student populations throughout theRead the story …

Pharmacology Graduate Student Building a Legacy Through Research

Cellas Hayes is first Ole Miss student in 35 years to receive NIH fellowship

OXFORD, Miss. – Cellas Hayes’ journey in science and research began as a college sophomore. “I was simply searching for an on-campus job and research experience to strengthen my medical school application,” said Hayes, a graduate student at the University of Mississippi. It was through this job search that he met Nicole Ashpole, associate professorRead the story …