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 …

Interprofessional Activity Provides Pharmacy Students New Perspective

Ole Miss student pharmacists participate in poverty simulation

OXFORD, Miss. – First-year student pharmacists at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy gained a new perspective after participating in a recent Community Action Poverty Simulation, a program that is part of the Missouri Community Action Network. The simulation, which was held at the Ole Miss Student Union, taught students from pharmacy, nursing, socialRead the story …

Pharmacy Center Working to Improve Heart Health in Jackson

'Healthy Hearts in the Heart of the City' addresses cardiovascular health issues

JACKSON, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science is one of 11 innovative, community-based organizations across the country awarded a grant from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation‘s Connections for Cardiovascular Health program to help improve heart health. The $125,000 grant will provide continued funding for the center toRead the story …

Pharmacy Early Entry Program Celebrates 25 Years

Ole Miss was a pioneer in public pharmacy school early admission programs

OXFORD, Miss. – When Marvin Wilson introduced the idea of an early entry program to the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 1994, he didn’t do so to help student pharmacists find best friends. His goal was to attract more academically ambitious future pharmacists to Ole Miss, not to create cohorts of students thatRead the story …

Eli Lilly Scientist Named 2019 Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus

Maria Alvim Gaston earned doctorate in medicinal chemistry from UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Maria Alvim Gaston, a 2000 University of Mississippi graduate with a doctoral degree in medicinal chemistry, was named the School of Pharmacy Department of BioMolecular Sciences‘ 2019 Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Award honoree. Gaston, a principal research scientist at Eli Lilly and Co., delivered the Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Lecture earlier thisRead the story …

Ole Miss Pharmacy Surpasses $1 Million in Private Support

2018-19 fiscal year marked the fifth time since 1982 that school hit seven figures in committed gifts

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy accomplished an ambitious goal during the 2018-19 fiscal year as it surpassed $1 million in private support. Supporters contributed $1.1 million in gifts and commitments, marking the fifth time since 1982 the school moved past the seven-figure benchmark. “This milestone is a testament to theRead the story …

Student Pharmacists Experience Research, Culture during Summer Abroad

Pharmacy organization's program allows Ole Miss students to gain global pharmacy knowledge

OXFORD, Miss. – Summer is a great time to travel, and two University of Mississippi pharmacy students combined adventure and pharmacy after their selection to the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation Student Exchange Program through the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists. Second-year student pharmacists Harshin Sanjanwala and Sophie Durham spent part of their summerRead the story …

Pharmacy Student Selected as PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholar

Matthew Wittman will research high-risk medication usage and hospitalizations of the elderly

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi pharmacy student Matthew Paul Wittman has been selected as one of nine students nationwide 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 conceptRead the story …