Father’s Legacy Lives through Pharmacy Scholarship

Val Soldevila's gift to help future generations of Ole Miss student pharmacists

OXFORD, Miss. – Students often look to their parents for guidance and inspiration when deciding on their career path. For Val Soldevila, that was no different, as his father, Frank Soldevila, provided many footsteps to follow. “I have heard his story numerous times, of how he came to the United States from Panama without speakingRead the story …

New Center Advances Medical Cannabis Science, Education

NCCRE to provide leadership and expertise to health care professionals, industry, government officials

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is home to a new center that will prioritize resources toward patient and public safety on the medicinal use of cannabis. The National Center for Cannabis Research and Education will foster and conduct scientific research, data analysis, education and training on the health effects of cannabis. NCCRE researchersRead the story …

Researchers Study Cannabis Pain Relief with $1.37 Million Grant

Pharmacy faculty use NIDA support to examine reducing HIV-related pain and inflammation

OXFORD, Miss. – Three researchers from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy have been awarded a $1.37 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as their research focuses on reducing HIV-related pain through cannabis. Nicole Ashpole, Mahmoud ElSohly and Jason Paris are screening and identifying the compounds found in cannabis that mayRead the story …

Two Students Awarded Independent Pharmacy Grant

Hayden Wooldridge and Lindsey Simmerman plan for future in community pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Hayden Wooldridge and Lindsey Simmerman, students in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, have been selected as recipients of the EPIC Pharmacies student grant program. A network of 1,500 independently owned pharmacies, EPIC Pharmacies annually awards the grants to students who plan to practice independent pharmacy after graduation. Wooldridge is aRead the story …

Two Student Pharmacists Named AACP Walmart Scholars

Ole Miss represented on list for 13th consecutive year

OXFORD, Miss. – Harshin Sanjanwala and Matthew Foster, both students with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, have been named honorees of 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 careers in academic pharmacy. A Madison native andRead the story …

NIH News in Health: Making Sense of Vitamins, Herbs and Other Supplements

Do you need dietary supplements? Bottles of supplements line the shelves at your local supermarket. These include vitamins and minerals from A to zinc. You can also find products like probiotics, herbs and fish oil. But are they needed for good health? And what about their risks? Some botanical products may come with health claimsRead the story …

Pharmacy Alumnus Gives Back to Community

Craig Sartin's gift provides scholarships to students from Gulf Coast

OXFORD, Miss. – Craig Sartin considers himself fortunate for the many rewards life has given him, and now he is giving back through scholarships to help University of Mississippi pharmacy students. After graduating from the UM School of Pharmacy in 1979, Sartin found he had entered a profession that offered unprecedented opportunities to serve others.Read the story …

School of Pharmacy Partners with Takeda Pharmaceuticals on Fellowship

Pharmacy administration students to gain valuable experience preparing them for industry careers

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. have established a new fellowship that will help pharmacy administration students gain valuable industry experience in a real-world setting. Takeda is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, with a long history in research and development of patient treatments. TheRead the story …

Health Center Pharmacists Keep UM Community Healthy

Pharmacy Health Services provides care and resources during pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – When COVID-19 became a public health crisis, college campuses across the country shut down. At the University of Mississippi, students didn’t return after an extended spring break, while faculty and staff began working from home. During that time, as well as the return to campus this summer, Ole Miss was fortunate forRead the story …

Partnering for Safer Mississippi Drinking Water

University researchers working with MSU Extension Service on water testing program

OXFORD, Miss. – A group of University of Mississippi researchers is working with the Mississippi State University Extension Service to conduct free lead-in-water testing in schools and child care facilities. The UM Lead in Drinking Water Team is assisting the extension service’s SipSafe program, a statewide effort funded through an Environmental Protection Agency grant to reduceRead the story …