Professor Gets Grant to Produce Anticancer Natural Products

Pharmacognosist working with bacteria to produce compound

OXFORD, Miss. – Cole Stevens, a faculty member in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has been awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute for cancer prevention research using natural products. Stevens, an assistant professor of pharmacognosy in the Department of BioMolecular Sciences, is working to engineer bacteria to produce significant amounts of gephyronicRead the story …

Three Pharmacy Professors Win New Investigator Awards

School's faculty members win five NIA awards in two years

OXFORD, Miss. – Three faculty members in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy have won competitive 2019 New Investigator Awards from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, giving the school five winners over the past two years. AACP honors a limited number of research projects from junior faculty across the country every year.Read the story …

Pharmacy School Gets a Boost from Former Arkansas Legislator

Malones' major gift to help pharmacy students attain degree

OXFORD, Miss. – A new scholarship endowment at the University of Mississippi is poised to support students from impoverished areas who dream of becoming pharmacists. With a $100,000 gift to the UM School of Pharmacy, Arkansas state Sen. Percy Malone and his wife, Donna, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, created the AllCare Pharmacy Scholarship Endowment. Recipients willRead the story …

BioMolecular Sciences Advocacy Council Enhances Student Experience

Graduate student-run group hosts journal club, networking events

OXFORD, Miss. – The graduate students and faculty of the Department of BioMolecular Sciences in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy have worked together to re-establish an organization that promises to benefit the many graduate students within the department. The BMS Graduate Student Advocacy Council formed during the fall of 2018 as the departmentRead the story …

Pharmacology Professor Works to Reverse Impact of Opioids on HIV

Jason Paris researches therapies for cognitive disorders caused by opioid use in patients

OXFORD, Miss. – The opioid epidemic has reached new heights across the United States, becoming one of the nation’s leading causes of death. Though opioid abuse can be dangerous for anyone, those diagnosed with HIV can see increased adverse effects on their brain and nervous system. Jason Paris, assistant professor of pharmacology at the UniversityRead the story …

Federally Funded Marijuana Turns 50

University researchers observe half-century of growing contract

OXFORD, Miss. ­– Fifty years ago, the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy was awarded a competitive contract from the government to grow marijuana that could be standardized for research. Interest in marijuana research had grown throughout the late ’60s, and the government wanted to study the effectsRead the story …

Pharmacy School Hosts Mississippi Walk for Diabetes

Event takes place at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 on Ole Miss campus

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, along with student pharmacist organization Prescription for Service, kicks off National Diabetes Awareness Month on Sunday (Nov. 4) with the Mississippi Walk for Diabetes, a fundraiser for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. by the Lyceum, with team pictures takingRead the story …

UM External Research Funding Surpasses $134 Million in 2017-18

Money funds projects that assist state, country and world

OXFORD, Miss. and JACKSON, Miss. – External funding for research at the University of Mississippi reached its highest level in four years in 2017-18, with more than $134 million in funding awarded. A total of $134,735,332 in external funding was awarded to the Oxford campus and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, with research dollars being used toRead the story …

Student Pharmacists ‘Bowl for Breath’ in Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

Dr. Charlie Hufford's Rollers team named for former pharmacy administrator and avid bowler

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student pharmacists bowled for a cause recently as a group of them formed a team for the Bowl for Breath fundraiser to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The team finished second overall in the Oct. 9 fundraising competition for the most money raised, finishing with $3,422. A local resident’sRead the story …

Pharmacy School Administrators Celebrate 25 Years of Friendship

Alicia Bouldin and John Bentley met as graduate students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrators Alicia Bouldin and John Bentley are proof that opposites often complement each other. The two met in August 1993 when they began graduate school in the School of Pharmacy’s pharmacy administration program. Bouldin, associate dean of outcomes assessment and learning advancement and professor of pharmacyRead the story …