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October proclaimed American Pharmacists Month in Oxford

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Dean David D. Allen (left), student Kelsey Stephens and Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson

Supporting a national campaign, Oxford Mayor George “Pat” Patterson read a proclamation at a recent Board of Aldermen meeting that named October as American Pharmacists Month. Patterson worked with Dean David D. Allen and student representatives to raise awareness and promote the profession of pharmacy. The proclamation states that pharmacists are an “integral part of the health care team.”


West-Strum honored for commitment to pharmacy quality

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Donna West-Strum

Donna West-Strum, chair and professor of the Department of Pharmacy Administration, was recently honored with the Duncan Neuhauser Award by the Academy for Healthcare Improvement. West-Strum and several colleagues were honored for their work in creating the Educating Pharmacists in Quality program, a tool that aims to support teaching of measurement, reporting and improvement of pharmacy practice.


Alumnus recognized for 30 consecutive years of giving

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Francis Cerniglia

Pharmacy alumnus Francis Cerniglia, who graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 1959, has remained a loyal friend to the school ever since. For the past three decades, Cerniglia has given to the School of Pharmacy every year. He hopes to continue supporting students as they transition to pharmacists.


Students, recent graduate present at national conference

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Sujith Ramachandran (left), Nilesh Gangan, Benjamin Banahan and Kaustuv Bhattacharya

Graduate students Sujith Ramachandran, Nilesh Gangan and Kaustuv Bhattacharya, as well as recent Ph.D. graduate Zainab Shahpurwala, won the top prize in the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group's inaugural case study competition in July. Winning the competition allowed them to present a poster to pharmaceutical marketing experts at the PMRG Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Oct. 5.


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Plant physiologist keeps project growing

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Suman Chandra

A senior research scientist for the School of Pharmacy's National Center for Natural Products Research, Suman Chandra has dedicated time and effort to working for the nation’s only federally funded Marijuana Project. With knowledge stemming from a unique education in the Himalayas, he brings vast expertise to one of the university's highest-profile projects.


Alumni Calendar of Events

Oct. 31TEDxUM 2015, Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oxford
Nov. 7 — Ole Miss vs. Arkansas — Sponsored by The Harvard Drug Group
Nov. 21 — Ole Miss vs. LSU — Sponsored by Cardinal Health

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.