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Hapten Sciences to begin clinical trial for poison ivy vaccine

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Poison ivy

The University of Mississippi and ElSohly Laboratories have teamed up with Hapten Sciences to begin a Phase I clinical trial of a compound that could potentially prevent the itchy rash associated with poison ivy, oak and sumac. Slated to begin in 2016, the groundbreaking clinical trial is based on a compound exclusively licensed from the university.


Dean visits pharmacists in 100 towns

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David D. Allen (left), Vicki Berch Johns, Troy Douglas, H.C. Rose, Kathy Rose and Mike Rose

Dean David D. Allen and pharmacy alumni in Hazlehurst celebrated a special milestone. On Nov. 18, Allen visited his 100th town in Mississippi while adding to his list of more than 250 practice site visits. For almost four years, Allen has traveled to meet alumni and other practicing pharmacists across the state.


Professor elected to national environmental toxicology board

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Kristine Willett

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry has elected Kristine Willett to its board of directors. The pharmacology and environmental toxicology professor serves as a liaison between the board and the society’s North American Student Advisory Council. Willett, who joined SETAC as a graduate student, is excited to work with student leaders.


Cardinal Health signs on as school’s first platinum sponsor

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Cardinal Health representatives Robert Clift (left) and Danny McAnally help organize an alumni tailgate for the School of Pharmacy.

Cardinal Health recently became the first platinum sponsor for the School of Pharmacy’s Professional Business Partner program. With a donation of $10,000, the company will help provide continuing professional development opportunities to students. Cardinal Health has been a longtime contributor to the school through scholarships, tailgates and program support.


Professor receives third honor from Kazakh university

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Samir Ross

After many years of scientific and collaborative work with the Kazakh National Medical University in Kazakhstan, Samir Ross was awarded the university’s Silver Medal. The professor of pharmacognosy adds this honor to two others from the institution. His recognition has advanced global outreach for the National Center for Natural Products Research.


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Horticulturist applies knowledge from farm to garden
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Medicinal plant garden staff members Robert Cooper (left), Lal Jayaratna and Ed Lowe pose for a photo at the garden’s 50th anniversary celebration. Lowe has worked at the garden for 12 years.

Hailing from the Mississippi Delta, Ed Lowe has shared his farming expertise with the School of Pharmacy’s Maynard W. Quimby Medicinal Plant Garden for the past 12 years. Lowe is a senior research and development horticulturist who maintains the school’s living plant collections and so much more.


Alumni Calendar of Events

Feb. 11 — Pharmacy Day at the Capitol, Jackson
Feb. 12 — Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture, Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oxford

Save the Date

April 15-16, 2016 — Pharmacy Alumni Weekend, Oxford

Thank You to Our Business Partner!

Our sincerest thanks goes to Cardinal Health, our platinum professional business partner, for its support.