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Student donates bone marrow to young cancer patient

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UMMC physician Carolyn Bigelow checks on Adam Marshall.

Impacting the health of patients took a new twist for Adam Marshall after learning his bone marrow was a match for a 12-year-old with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Along with 80 other pharmacy students at Ole Miss, Marshall registered in a program that matches potential marrow donors with needy patients. Marshall is the first match from Ole Miss.


Pharmacy practice professor receives adherence educator award

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Ashley Ellis (left) teaches students about asthma medications.

Ashley W. Ellis, UM clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, has been chosen by the National Community Pharmacists Association to receive its 2013 Adherence Educator Award. Ellis has designated the monetary gift associated with the award for renovation of the pharmacy school's skills lab, where students learn to enhance patient adherence.


Program involves undergraduates in real research projects

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2013 Physical Chemistry Summer Research Program class

Ten undergraduates from across the country gained a wealth of research experience at Ole Miss this summer, thanks to a new program funded by the National Science Foundation. Through the Research Experience for Undergraduates, the students worked on real research projects and made decisions about their future degrees and career paths.


School recognizes faculty for research, innovation and service

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David Murray (left), Dale Nagle, Matthew Strum and Erin Holmes

The pharmacy school recognized four faculty members this fall for their stellar work, which includes developing new antitumor agents, preventing cardiac remodeling associated with hypertension and diabetes, advising students, and helping students overcome their apprehension when dealing with patients using insulin pumps.


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Med Chem professor elected to AAPS’s executive council

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Christopher R. McCurdy

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, comprising more than 12,000 members, has elected Christopher R. McCurdy to its executive council. The medicinal chemistry professor will begin his term of office at AAPS’s 2013 annual meeting, which he helped organize. He hopes to increase collaboration across all areas of the pharmaceutical sciences.


Alumni Calendar of Events

Oct. 1 - American Pharmacists Month begins

Oct. 3 - Residency Showcase, Jackson, UMMC Student Union

Oct. 4 - Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture, Oxford, Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 11 a.m.

Oct. 13-16 - American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, N.M.

Oct. 18 - Pharmacy Alumni Chapter Board of Directors Meeting, Oxford, Thad Cochran Research Center, 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 8 - Research Day Poster Session, Oxford, Thad Cochran Research Center, noon-5 p.m.


Football Tailgates (lawn of Faser Hall, two hours before kickoff)

Oct. 12 - UM vs. Texas A&M (sponsored by Cardinal Health)

Oct. 19 - UM vs. LSU (sponsored by Walgreens)

Nov. 9 - UM vs. Arkansas (sponsored by The Harvard Drug Group)