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VCU named 1 of 17 trailblazers in community pharmacy advancement by AACP

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and its Academia-Community Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative have named VCU School of Pharmacy an inaugural ACT Community Pharmacy Center of Excellence for its commitment to advancing community-based pharmacy through teaching, service, scholarship, leadership and partnerships. The announcement, issued today by AACP, states that the centers of excellence “will […]

At commencement, Class of 2024 celebrates courage, new beginnings

More than 500 family members, friends and loved ones joined faculty and staff of VCU School of Pharmacy to celebrate the school’s more than 100 graduating students at the 2024 Hooding and Diploma Ceremony on May 10. [Note: Full list of awards can be found below.] “Speaking for all the faculty and staff, it has […]

VCU professors in pharmacy and nursing secure grant to tackle obesity in kidney transplant candidates

“By capitalizing on interprofessional expertise, this innovative collaboration combines patient education and biofeedback to promote weight loss,” says Evan Sisson, Pharm.D., co-principal investigator of the project. “The goal is to not only improve the chances for people to receive a lifesaving organ, but also to decrease morbidity and mortality related to excess weight after transplantation.” […]

Introducing the School of Pharmacy alumni engagement officer

Get to know Marianne Johnson: Fun facts and more VCU Alumni expanded its team this past fall with the addition of a new role: the alumni engagement officer. With six alumni engagement officers onboard, they’re now busy planning and executing dynamic programming for VCU’s colleges and schools, all geared toward boosting alumni involvement and support. […]

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 […]

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