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 …

Pharmacy Administration Professor Named Distinguished Cotton Lecturer

Marie Barnard hopes to use appointment to further her work on community well-being

OXFORD, Miss. – Marie Barnard, an associate professor of pharmacy administration with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named as the Distinguished Cotton Lecturer in Pharmacy Administration. The lectureship is supported by the Winfield and Rachel Cotton Lectureship in Pharmacy Administration Endowment. The appointment is intended to honor and reward a facultyRead the story …

UM Community Remembers Pharmacy Administration Pioneer Mickey Smith

Smith made a tremendous impact on university and profession

OXFORD, Miss. – Former colleagues, students and friends are mourning former University of Mississippi professor Mickey C. Smith, who died July 5. To say that Smith was a big deal would be an understatement. He leaves a legacy at the UM School of Pharmacy and the pharmacy world at-large that is unmatched. “It is notRead the story …

Pharmacology Professor Named Triplett-Behrakis Endowed Professor

Joshua Sharp will be the first School of Pharmacy faculty member to hold the title.

OXFORD, Miss. – Joshua Sharp, an associate professor of pharmacology with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been appointed as the school’s Triplett-Behrakis Endowed Professor. Supported by the Triplett-Behrakis Endowment Fund, the professorship was created to recognize, retain or recruit outstanding faculty members. The faculty member is selected by the school’s dean, inRead the story …

Gift Establishes Pharmacy Scholarship

Gladys Garrett contributes to help students attend UM, honor late husband

OXFORD, Miss. – Gladys Garrett’s gift to the University of Mississippi‘s School of Pharmacy will not only change students’ lives but perhaps the future of the health and pharmaceutical industry as graduates enter the field. Garrett’s gift of $100,000 to the university establishes the Gladys and M. Lynn Garrett Pharmacy Scholarship Endowment, honoring her lateRead the story …

Lessons Learned Lead to Business Success for Pharmacy Alumna

Community Pharmacy owner Mollie Spencer's achievements recognized with 40 Under 40 honor

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy alumna Mollie Spencer has been tested a few times in her life. From taking a personality test to find the best career fit to being challenged as a business owner, Spencer is finding the rewards in hard work, as she was recently named to the OleRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Brings Interprofessional Experience to Classroom

Sally Earl's clinical work is offering insights for students

OXFORD, Miss. – Sally Earl’s career has been defined by a willingness to collaborate with those in and out of the pharmacy profession. A clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, her work extends beyond the classroom. When Earl joined the school in 2017, she worked with theRead the story …

Pharmacology Professor Explores Curiosity with NSF Grant

Greg Roman is studying fruit flies for clues to genetic and neural drivers of inquisitiveness

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty member Gregg Roman is exploring the genetic and neural mechanisms responsible for curiosity after securing a grant from the National Science Foundation. A professor of pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy, Roman serves as principal investigator for a project that uses species of Drosophila, or fruit flies, toRead the story …

Natural Products Center Celebrates 20th Botanicals Forum

International Conference on the Science of Botanicals brings discussion, innovation to Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – For the first time since 2019, the botanicals industry descended on Oxford this spring for the International Conference on the Science of Botanicals. The conference, hosted annually by the National Center for Natural Products Research within the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, brought together leading industry figures, government officials and academicsRead the story …