Scholarship Honors Alumna and Her Fight Against Cancer

MacEacherns establish endowment in memory of wife, mother

OXFORD, Miss. – Armed with a University of Mississippi education, School of Pharmacy alumna and cancer survivor Jane MacEachern devoted her professional career to the fight against cancer through research and drug trials. To pay tribute to their late wife and mother, Doug MacEachern and his son, Taylor MacEachern, have created the Jane B. MacEachernRead the story …

UM Researchers Working on Nasal Spray to Block COVID-19

Early tests show spray effective in blocking virus from attaching to cells

OXFORD, Miss. – A team of researchers, including faculty from the University of Mississippi schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, are developing a treatment that could be effective at preventing COVID-19. The good news is that it’s something that you can easily carry in your bag. The treatment would take the form of a nasal sprayRead the story …

UM Administrators Address Performance-Enhancing Drugs in New Book

Pharmacy and athletics leaders team up on first in-depth resource on PEDs

OXFORD, Miss. – After noting the absence of an all-inclusive resource on performance-enhancing drugs, current and former University of Mississippi administrators worked together to publish “Sports Pharmacy: Performance Enhancing Drugs and the Athlete.” The project was organized and guided by Marvin Wilson, associate dean emeritus for academic and student affairs at the School of Pharmacy.Read the story …

Natural Products Center Gets NIH Award to Advance Botanical Research

Partnership with UMMC will study botanical that boosts immune health against viral infections

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Center for Natural Products Research, in partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been awarded a nearly-$6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of a popular oral supplement in promoting resilience against viral infections. Through the award, the NCNPR, which is part ofRead the story …

Researchers Tackle Challenges of Safe Drinking Water in Mississippi

Interdisciplinary team partners with communities to raise awareness of lead risks

OXFORD, Miss. – Recognizing that clean drinking water is a necessity of life, a group of University of Mississippi professors is using community-based research, education and outreach to work with communities in addressing water quality challenges. Most Mississippians receive their drinking water from a network of more than 1,100 public water systems. The smaller systems serveRead the story …

Professor Named President-Elect of National Professional Association

Stuart Haines to serve in role for American Association Colleges of Pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Stuart Haines, a faculty member with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, was installed as president-elect of the American Association College of Pharmacy on July 16, during the organization’s annual meeting. “I feel excitement and trepidation,” Haines said. “It is a special honor to be elected by your peers to serveRead the story …

$10.5M Grant Creates Glycoscience Research Center at Pharmacy School

National Institutes of Health to fund effort studying how carbohydrates affect human health

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has received a $10.5 million Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence Phase I grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a new center dedicated to glycoscience, funded for the first year at $2,107,042.  The Glycoscience Center of Research Excellence, known as GlyCORE, will study how carbohydrates andRead the story …

Professor Named Pharmacy Administration Chair

Yi Yang has served in multiple department and school leadership roles

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Yi Yang, a University of Mississippi professor of pharmacy administration, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration at the School of Pharmacy. Since joining the school in 2005, Yang has served as co-editor with Donna Strum, the university’s associate provost and professor of pharmacy administration, on “Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology,”Read the story …

BioMolecular Sciences Chair Receives AACP Graduate Education Award

Kristie Willett named inaugural recipient of the honor

OXFORD, Miss. – Kristie Willett, chair of the Department of BioMolecular Sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named the inaugural recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Graduate Education Special Interest Group Achievement Award. The honoree must exemplify teaching excellence and commitment, and inspirational leadership, and be aRead the story …

UM Researchers, Woodcliff Skincare Partner for Aloe Product Patent

NCNPR scientists have second issued patent for the ingredients in Sustainable Youth products

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi researchers, along with Woodcliff Skincare Solutions Inc., have been jointly issued a patent for Alasta, the main ingredient in a line of skin care products being sold under the brand name Sustainable Youth. The primary ingredient in Alasta is derived from the aloe vera plant and is responsible forRead the story …