Pharmacy Alumni Named AACP Walmart Scholars

Ole Miss represented on list for 12th consecutive year

OXFORD, Miss. – Elizabeth Hearn and Wesley Sparkmon, both alumni of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, have been named 2020 Walmart Scholars by 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 a career in academic pharmacy. Hearn,Read the story …

Michael A. Repka Presented University’s Top Research Award

Longtime UM pharmaceutics professor honored for his drug delivery work, creative activity

OXFORD, Miss. – Growing up in a small Texas town south of San Antonio, Michael A. Repka worked in his father’s pharmacy. Frank Repka opened Center Pharmacy in Pleasanton in 1961, and Michael started working there when he was 11 – dusting bottles and shelves, restocking those dust-free shelves and performing various tasks for hisRead the story …

Ole Miss Pharmacy Ranked Top 25 in Nation

National rankings in academics, research funding highlight school's recent accomplishments

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy once again ranked in the top 25 nationally in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report survey of best pharmacy schools. UM tied at No. 23 among public institutions and No. 24 overall in the most recent release. The rankings are based on peer assessmentsRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Awarded Grant to Study Neuroregeneration

Research by Biomolecular Sciences faculty could help treat brain and spinal injuries

OXFORD, Miss. – Vitor H. Pomin, a professor in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has received a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to investigate the molecular details and potential active compounds in the process of neuroregeneration. Pomin, assistant professor of pharmacognosy, will seek to better understand the biochemicalRead the story …

Pharmacy Faculty Named Distinguished Teaching Scholars

Three honorees demonstrate commitment to academic excellence

OXFORD and JACKSON, Miss. – University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty members David Colby, Meagen Rosenthal and Gary Theilman have been named as Distinguished Teaching Scholars for a three-year term. The honor recognizes professors who have proven to be exceptional teachers and colleagues, and who promote effective teaching and learning. Colby serves as associateRead the story …

Is the South More at Risk for COVID-19?

University of Mississippi sociologist examines why Southern states are at risk in global pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life in cities across the world, a University of Mississippi sociologist is focusing on the current and potential impact of the virus on rural communities across the South Anne Cafer, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is a researcher in rural health careRead the story …

Keep Teaching: 7 Tips for Converting to Online Instruction

As UM faculty move to virtual classrooms, e-learning veterans share their best tips and tricks

OXFORD, Miss. – As everyone adjusts to a new normal while trying to stay safe in the midst of COVID-19, University of Mississippi faculty are going above and beyond to provide uninterrupted coursework, but in an online format to keep students engaged and, above all, safe. “I am pleased that our semester is back underwayRead the story …

Former Assistant Surgeon General to Deliver Hartman Lecture

Pamela Schweitzer was the first female chief pharmacy officer of the U.S. Public Health Services

OXFORD, Miss. – Retired Rear Adm. Pamela Schweitzer, former assistant surgeon general and chief pharmacy officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, will deliver the annual Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture on Friday (Feb. 28) at the University of Mississippi. The School of Pharmacy is hosting this free event at noon in the Gertrude C.Read the story …

Graduate Students Find Impacts of Freshwater in Mississippi’s Oysters

Excess rainfall in 2019 caused increased mortality in shellfish reefs

OXFORD, Miss. – As Ann Fairly Barnett pulled an oyster dredge up through the shoreline waters of the Mississippi Sound, she was dreading what she was about to find. “Not a single living oyster,” said the University of Mississippi master’s student in environmental toxicology. The Jackson native, along with UM environmental toxicology graduate student JamesRead the story …

Pharmacy School Teams with AACP to Host Diversity Institute

UM student pharmacists, faculty, administrators to address issues in health care education and practice

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will host an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute in January 2021, focusing on critical areas of diversity and their impact on patient care, including race, gender, disability, economic status and other factors. Teams made up of multipleRead the story …