Pharmacy Professor Brings Interprofessional Experience to Classroom

Sally Earl's clinical work is offering insights for students

OXFORD, Miss. – Sally Earl’s career has been defined by a willingness to collaborate with those in and out of the pharmacy profession. A clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, her work extends beyond the classroom. When Earl joined the school in 2017, she worked with theRead the story …

Pharmacology Professor Explores Curiosity with NSF Grant

Greg Roman is studying fruit flies for clues to genetic and neural drivers of inquisitiveness

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty member Gregg Roman is exploring the genetic and neural mechanisms responsible for curiosity after securing a grant from the National Science Foundation. A professor of pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy, Roman serves as principal investigator for a project that uses species of Drosophila, or fruit flies, toRead the story …

Natural Products Center Celebrates 20th Botanicals Forum

International Conference on the Science of Botanicals brings discussion, innovation to Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – For the first time since 2019, the botanicals industry descended on Oxford this spring for the International Conference on the Science of Botanicals. The conference, hosted annually by the National Center for Natural Products Research within the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, brought together leading industry figures, government officials and academicsRead the story …

Two HRSA Grants Let Pharmacy Chair Bring Well-being to Forefront

Seena Haines works to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace

OXFORD, Miss. – Seena Haines’ wellness journey has come full circle. Her own personal struggles as an adolescent with obesity, along with the impact of chronic disease in her family, set her passion toward personal well-being and a calling to help others. “I want to empower patients to take an active role in their healthRead the story …

Two Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Kenneth J. Sufka and Robert Van Ness honored for their teaching, research and service

OXFORD, Miss. – Two respected University of Mississippi professors with a combined total of 50 years of teaching, research and service have been appointed Distinguished Professors by the university. Kenneth J. Sufka, professor of psychology and pharmacology, and Robert Van Ness, holder of the Bruce Moore Chair in Finance, were appointed the honorific title FridayRead the story …

Kristie Willett Receives University’s Top Research Award

BioMolecular Sciences chair shares toxicology expertise with students, community

OXFORD, Miss. – Sometimes parents are the best role models to follow. Kristie Willett may be an example of that. Lynn B. Willett, now a retired animal science and toxicology professor from Ohio State University, showed his daughter, Kristie, the world of toxicology from a young age. Kristie attended her first Society of Toxicology, orRead the story …

Alumna Upholds Family Pharmacy Legacy Through Service

Wilma Wilbanks followed her father's example to a successful career

OXFORD, Miss. – For Wilma Wilbanks, pharmacy runs in the family. Both her father and grandfather were pharmacists along with other family members. This made any family get-together a pharmacy affair. “I think back to Thanksgiving and Christmas,” Wilbanks said. “For every part of the family that was there, there was a drug store represented.”Read the story …

Pharmacy Professor Honored with Elsie M. Hood Teaching Award

John Bentley's dedication and enthusiasm earns him university's top teaching honor

OXFORD, Miss. – With a passion for statistics and commitment to student learning, John Bentley, professor of pharmacy administration at the University of Mississippi, is the winner of the 2022 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. This award recognizes one Ole Miss professor each year who embodies teaching excellence and exceptional student engagement.Read the story …

Pharmacy School Hosts Events for Future Health Care Students

Browse fair highlights the diversity of roles across the profession

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is hosting pharmacy showcases across the state to educate future health care students about the career paths available in the field of pharmacy. The events are designed as a meet-and-greet with Donna Strum, the school’s new dean, as well as faculty, staff, current students andRead the story …

National Pharmaceutical Council Executive to Give Hartman Lecture

John M. O'Brien set to deliver pharmacy school's annual lecture on March 11

OXFORD, Miss. – John M. O’Brien, president and chief executive officer of the National Pharmaceutical Council, will present the annual Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture on Friday (March 11) at the University of Mississippi. Hosted by the School of Pharmacy, the lecture will begin at noon in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the PerformingRead the story …