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VCU School of Pharmacy rises to No. 19 in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy earned a No. 19 ranking in the newly updated U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings of Best Pharmacy Schools. The VCU School of Pharmacy moved from No. 20 into a tie for No. 19 in the latest rankings. “Our school has long been a leader in pharmacy […]

Harris named 2024 Healthcare Policy Fellow

VCU-based fellowship is the only one of its kind in the U.S. By Sydney Weber Mikayla Harris, Pharm.D., has been selected for the 2024-25 American College of Clinical Pharmacy-American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-Virginia Commonwealth University Congressional Healthcare Policy Fellowship, marking the program’s 18th year. The 14-month fellowship in Washington, D.C., the only one of its […]

McRae leads School of Pharmacy’s research and graduate studies efforts

Mary Peace McRae, Pharm.D., Ph.D., began her role as the school’s associate dean for research and graduate studies, effective March 18. In this role, McRae will lead efforts to shape and operationalize the school’s vision for our research and graduate programs. McRae — who most recently served as the Assistant Dean of Research at the […]

Chemical developed by Youzhong Guo launches as tool for cholesterol research and future drug discovery

A chemical designed by Youzhong Guo, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, has been launched on the market. The chemical, called CHEAPS, maintains both the biochemical properties of cholesterol and the balance of hydrophobic – water-repellant – and hydrophilic – water-attracting – properties necessary for protein and cholesterol interaction research. Guo […]

Remembering renowned medicinal chemist, mentor and lyricist of VCU alma mater Lemont Kier

‘A stalwart’ in his field and the community, Kier developed pioneering scientific concepts while emphasizing student achievement – and embodying the spirit of ‘We Gather Here.’ Professor emeritus Lemont “Monty” B. Kier, Ph.D., whose nearly half-century at Virginia Commonwealth University included renowned contributions to the field of medicinal chemistry, mentoring hundreds of students and even […]

VCU SOP logo for email signature

Follow the steps below to add the VCU School of Pharmacy logo to your email signature. Several steps, but easy:

Garcia leads School of Pharmacy’s student success efforts

Nicholas Garcia has begun his role as the school’s associate dean for student success, effective Jan. 1. In this new role, Garcia — who most recently served as the director of academic advising and student services at the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU — leads the school’s student success efforts, focused […]

VCU recognized as Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education’s first Pharm.D. program of merit

This fall, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), part of the Gerontological Society of America, awarded VCU School of Pharmacy’s Pharm.D. program a designation as a Program of Merit for Health Professions, making it the first Pharm.D. program in the country to earn that designation. Emily Peron, Pharm.D., M.S., an associate professor in […]

VCU School of Pharmacy announces partnership with Taipei Medical University

VCU School of Pharmacy and Taipei Medical University leaders celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the schools this fall. From left are: Cait Gibson, Pharm.D., interim director of international programs at VCU School of Pharmacy; members of the team from Taipei Medical University via Zoom; K.C. Ogbonna, Pharm.D., dean of VCU School […]

Expanding pharmacists’ role for patients with hypertension could prevent 15 million heart attacks and save $1.1 trillion over 30 years, VCU-led study finds

The study details how pharmacists’ ability to treat patients with hypertension could have a positive impact on both Americans’ quality of life and the U.S. health care system.