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Clinical assistant professor inducted into Nelson Order

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The Nelson Order recognizes outstanding teachers at UMMC.


or his ongoing commitment to students and pharmacy education, a School of Pharmacy faculty member was inducted into the Norman C. Nelson Order of Teaching Excellence at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Jay Pitcock, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was honored along with 19 other 2014 Nelson Order inductees at a May 12 luncheon with Dr. Nelson, vice chancellor emeritus for health affairs, in the student union at UMMC, which bears his name.

The honorees each wore an embossed sash in recognition of the honor during UMMC’s May commencement ceremony, and a plaque bearing their names hangs on the Norman C. Nelson Wall of Honor.

The Nelson Order was created to recognize outstanding teachers in all of the professional schools at UMMC.

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Jay Pitcock

“We’re extremely proud of Dr. Pitcock for this significant achievement,” said Leigh Ann Ross, associate dean for clinical affairs and chair of pharmacy practice. “I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Pitcock since he joined the School of Pharmacy faculty 14 years ago. He has always demonstrated a commitment to students and teaching.

“He has been a leader in our problem-based learning courses, is always willing to work with students on Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences, and serves as a preceptor for pharmacy residency programs. We appreciate his many contributions to pharmacy education and celebrate with him in this well-deserved recognition.”

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