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Pharmacy practice professors named ASHP fellows

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ASHP recognized fellows for pharmacy practice excellence.

For excellence in pharmacy practice, Kristopher Harrell (PharmD 98) and Wesley Pitts (PharmD 00) were named fellows of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Harrell, director of experiential affairs at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, and Pitts, clinical pharmacy manager at North Mississippi Medical Center and clinical assistant professor at the pharmacy school, received the once-in-a-lifetime honor in June at ASHP’s summer meeting and exhibition in Las Vegas.


NCNPR hosts joint pharmacognosy, botanicals conferences

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Guests check in at the ICSB regulatory meeting held at the Oxford Conference Center in April.

Nearly 500 scientists from around the world will travel to Oxford next month to attend the joint American Society of Pharmacognosy Annual Meeting and International Conference on the Science of Botanicals. Hosted by the National Center for Natural Products Research, the joint Aug. 2-6 confab will be the Oxford Conference Center’s largest event to date.


Residency program graduates fifth class

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Lauren Freeman (left), Liz Cannon and Erin Latendresse

The School of Pharmacy created a community pharmacy residency program six years ago to address the growing number of Doctor of Pharmacy graduates seeking opportunities for postgraduate training. Lauren Freeman, Liz Cannon and Erin Latendresse became its most recent graduates last month.


Clinical assistant professor inducted into Nelson Order

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Jay Pitcock

For his commitment to students and pharmacy education, School of Pharmacy faculty member Jay Pitcock was inducted this spring into the Norman C. Nelson Order of Teaching Excellence at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The order was created to recognize outstanding teachers in all of the professional schools at UMMC.


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Couple provides unrestricted gift to pharmacy school

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Dean David D. Allen (right) visits Jimmie and Carrie Valentine in Ocean Springs.

Jimmie Valentine (PhD 68) of Ocean Springs and his wife, Carrie, pledged $25,000 in unrestricted funds to the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Their gift is being used to help renovate the school’s skills laboratory. Unrestricted gifts enable the school’s dean to allocate funds to the school’s most important projects.


Alumni Calendar of Events

Aug. 2-6 — American Society of Pharmacognosy Annual Meeting/International Conference on the Science of Botanicals, Oxford Conference Center

Aug. 15 — White Coat Ceremony, Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oxford, 7 p.m.

Football Tailgates

Sept. 27 — UM vs. Memphis — Sponsored by Fred’s Pharmacy

Oct. 4 — UM vs. Alabama — Sponsored by Walgreens

Oct. 18 — UM vs. Tennessee — Sponsored by Cardinal Health

* Show your Ole Miss and School of Pharmacy spirit with an alumni button or decal from the student chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists! Visit this link to purchase.