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student stories

Doctoral student
wins prized
NSF fellowship

Amanda Waters

Amanda Waters

Amanda Waters has received a prestigious fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship’s annual $30,000 stipend is enabling Waters to develop and simplify analytical methodologies for determining the complex structures of toxins associated with massive fish kills and to explore the compounds’ cancer-killing and cholesterol-lowering properties.

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alumni stories

July 26 — APhA Immunization Certificate Program, Thad Cochran Research Center, Oxford.

July 28-30 — MSHP Annual Meeting, The Inn at Ole Miss. Pharmacy Alumni Chapter reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Powerhouse Community Arts Center.

Sept. 21 — MPhA Annual Consultant Seminar, Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, Jackson.

Dec. 4-8 — ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, New Orleans. Pharmacy Alumni Chapter/Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists reception. Details TBA.

Football Tailgates

Lawn of Faser Hall, two hours before kickoff

Sept. 3 — UM vs. BYU

(Sponsored by TOP RX)

Sept. 24 — UM vs. Georgia

(Sponsored by Walgreens)

Oct. 15 — UM vs. Alabama

(Sponsored by Accredo)

Oct. 22 — UM vs. Arkansas

(Sponsored by The

Harvard Drug Group)

Nov. 19 — UM vs. LSU

(Sponsored by Cardinal Health)

faculty focus


Natural Products Center, Cancer Institute
form new drug-discovery core

NCNPR Director Larry Walker (left) and Assistant Director David Pasco

NCNPR Director Larry Walker (left) and Assistant Director
David Pasco

Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research and the university’s Cancer Institute have joined forces to discover, test and develop new drugs to fight cancer. The partnership joins the center’s expertise in identifying and screening biological compounds with the institute’s drug development and clinical trials capabilities to take drug discovery from start to finish.
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Fortune 500 company provides pharmacy
with scholarship endowment

School of Pharmacy students

Pharmacy students benefit from Cardinal Health’s
scholarship program.

UM’s School of Pharmacy was chosen to receive funding from Cardinal Health’s new $1.1 million scholarship program. Institutions that received the endowments, which range from $50,000 to $125,000, were picked because they provide strong nuclear, independent or hospital pharmacy curricula. A Cardinal Health official said that the company is proud to partner with UM to develop tomorrow’s pharmacy leaders.
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New distinguished alumni award goes to NIH official

Former department's chair Joseph Sam

The late Joseph Sam, former chair of medicinal chemistry

The medicinal chemistry department honored its former chair, the late Joseph Sam, by establishing a distinguished alumni award in his name. The inaugural recipient of the award, which was funded by the department’s alumni and friends, is Michael Rogers (PhD 72), director of the pharmacology, physiology and biological chemistry division of NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
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Pharmacy dean receives career achievement award

Barbara G. Wells

Barbara G. Wells

Barbara Wells has spent a lifetime improving pharmacy education, pharmacy practice and patient care. Her work has benefited pharmacy practitioners, educators, students and patients, especially those with psychiatric and neurologic illnesses. Recognizing that work, the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists selected Wells to receive its inaugural Career Achievement Award.
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