COVID-19 updates for the School of Pharmacy

Check this page as needed for the latest information on the school’s plans and response to COVID-19. It will be updated regularly; each new version will include the date and time of the update. This page has general information and links to information organized by category — Students, Faculty and Staff. New information will be […]

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COVID-19 information for staff

Updated March 18, 2020, at 1:58 p.m. NEW: Mandatory telework policy NEW: All School of Pharmacy employees are classified as “non-designated” employees. Therefore, effective March 23, 2020, all SoP employees are not to work in campus facilities unless specific arrangements are made. Details are below. Only staff or faculty specifically designated as needing to be […]

COVID-19 information for students

Updated March 18, 2020, at 11:05 a.m. Pharm.D. and graduate students can find the latest information for them here. Information just added will begin with the word NEW. A section focused on graduate-student topics can be found below under the heading Graduate Students. General information for all School of Pharmacy and links to information for […]

COVID-19 information for faculty

Updated March 18, 2020, at 2 p.m. NEW: Mandatory telework policy NEW: All School of Pharmacy employees are classified as “non-designated” employees. Therefore, effective March 23, 2020, all SoP employees are not to work in campus facilities unless specific arrangements are made. Details are below. Only staff or faculty specifically designated as needing to be […]

White Coat Ceremony inspires support

When John Beckner (B.S.’78/P) delivered the keynote address at the VCU School of Pharmacy Class of 2011 White Coat Ceremony, the experience had a lasting impact. This past fall, he and his wife, Pamela Beckner (M.S.W.’83/SW), committed $25,000 to the Make It Real Campaign for VCU to help offset the cost of the white coats. […]

Miss America Camille Schrier: ‘Take your time’ when it comes to medication safety

The School of Pharmacy student spoke to her peers at VCU about her national ‘Mind Your Meds’ social impact initiative and the lessons she has learned so far. By Mary Kate BroganUniversity Public Afairsbroganm2@vcu.edu It may be just one extra moment, but taking extra time — as a patient, caregiver or provider — when it […]

Colonial Williamsburg internship gives Pharm.D. students chance ‘to do something unusual’

By Greg WeatherfordSchool of Pharmacygoweatherfor@vcu.edu Mortar and pestle? All set. Pill-rolling molds? Check. Bonnet and corset? Check and check. Leeches? Hold on … For their fourth and final year of school, Virginia Commonwealth University pharmacy students travel across the country or the world for a series of five-week internships in professional settings. They usually can […]

Pharmacy named No. 1 school at VCU for inclusion and engagement

Greg WeatherfordDirector of Communications, VCU School of Pharmacy The School of Pharmacy has been named the most inclusive academic department at VCU — a notable distinction at a university that has long cited inclusion as a main priority.  The honor is the result of an exhaustive survey by VCU’s Division for Inclusive Excellence.  The Office […]

VCU Pharmacy graduate returns home to help her twin sister and veterans

By Greg WeatherfordSchool of Pharmacy Lebanon, Virginia, is a small town nestled in the mountains of Appalachia, where Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky come together. It’s a region built on coal mining. As that industry dwindled and jobs have grown scarce, the town and the region have struggled. This is where Anesa Hughes, Pharm.D., grew up. […]