Pharmacy Professor Receives UM Faculty Achievement Award

David Colby honored for success in teaching, research and mentoring

OXFORD, Miss. – Becoming a professor was David Colby’s goal as a pharmacy student at the University of Iowa. Serving as an associate professor of medicinal chemistry and director of academic affairs in biomolecular sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Colby’s excellence in teaching, scholarship and service was recognized, as he wasRead the story …

Pharmacy School Forms Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Panel aims to develop, implement and sustain diversity efforts at school

OXFORD, Miss. – Committed to strengthening opportunities and a supportive atmosphere, the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has formed a permanent Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee. The committee will promote an inclusive learning and work environment, evaluate school climate and develop proposed interventions, assess and support efforts in recruiting a diverse student population andRead the story …

Professor Helps Pharmacists Care for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Marie Barnard to create resources through pilot research program

OXFORD, Miss. – Intimate partner violence is a prevalent, yet often overlooked, health issue for many people in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it affects one in four women and one in 10 men during their lifetimes. Violence by intimate partners can greatly affect the health ofRead the story …

Professor Named to Board of National Pharmacy Organization

John Bentley to serve in role for American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

OXFORD, Miss. – John Bentley, professor of pharmacy administration and director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management at the University of Mississippi, has been named to the board of directors of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. AFPE is the oldest pharmacy foundation in the country. Created in 1942 to support pharmaceutical educationRead the story …

Second Student Awarded Independent Pharmacies Grant

Hayden Wooldridge's career plans include owning her own pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Hayden Wooldridge, a third-year student with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the 2020 EPIC Pharmacies student grant program. A network of 1,500 independently owned pharmacies, EPIC Pharmacies annually awards grants to 12 pharmacy students who plan to practice independent pharmacy after graduation. WoolridgeRead the story …

Understanding COVID-19 Topic for Virtual Oxford Science Cafe

UM professor to discuss origins, infection processes of virus during Nov. 17 event on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The infection processes of the COVID-19 virus are the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled for Nov. 17 by University of Mississippi faculty researchers. The program will be hosted on Zoom beginning at 7 p.m. Joshua Sharp, associate professor of pharmacology and director of the UM Glycoscience Center of ResearchRead the story …

Pharmacy Student Receives Gateway to Research Fellowship

Karli Anders' work includes drug discovery to slow the onset of dementia

OXFORD, Miss. – Karli Anders, a third-year professional student at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named a recipient of the Gateway to Research Fellowship by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. The award provides students an opportunity to work on faculty-mentored research projects while improving their knowledge of clinical skills. “IRead the story …

NSF Provides Funds for Major New Research Instrument at University

New tool will help expand materials research, opportunities for Mississippi researchers

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will be home to an instrument essential to innovative materials development research, thanks to a Major Research Instrumentation award from the National Science Foundation. The award is being used to purchase a Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation, a highly sensitive balance that can detect changes in mass atRead the story …

Internationally Lauded Scientist Named Distinguished Alumnus

Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein to deliver Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Lecture on Monday via Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein, a University of Mississippi alumnus with postgraduate degrees in medicinal chemistry, has been named recipient of the School of Pharmacy Department of BioMolecular Sciences’ 2020 Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Award. “It is a great honor to receive this award,” Aboul-Enein said. “I first met Joseph Sam in 1965 inRead the story …

UM Student Awarded Independent Pharmacies Grant

Mary Morgan Mohamed's career plans include working in the Delta

OXFORD, Miss. – Mary Morgan Mohamed, a third-year student in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been selected for a $1,000 grant from 2020 EPIC Pharmacies student grant program. A network of 1,500 independently owned pharmacies, EPIC Pharmacies annually awards grants to 12 pharmacy students who plan to practice independent pharmacy after graduation.Read the story …