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Neurocritical Care Society inducts Gretchen Brophy as president

VCU School of Pharmacy professor Gretchen M. Brophy has taken office as the 2017-18 president of the Neurocritical Care Society. NCS is an international, multidisciplinary medical society with more than 2,000 physician, nurse, pharmacist and resident/fellow members worldwide. She is the first nonphysician president of the society, whose mission is to improve outcomes for patients with […]

As SOP writing coach, Kier rejuvenates 60-year teaching/research career

After six decades as researcher and teacher, Lemont “Monty” Kier, retired medicinal chemistry professor and professor emeritus in VCU School of Pharmacy, is certainly entitled to some down-time. But he’s not going to take it –- not at least for another decade or so, he says. The octogenarian still is passionate about his research and his latest way to help students: as a writing coach. “Being able to communicate is so important,” Kier says.

Congressional fellow heads for Capitol Hill

Today, Nilofar “Nellie” Jafari begins a new and important phase in her tenure as 2017-18 ACCP/ASHP/VCU Congressional Healthcare Policy Fellow. She has been selected to work in the office of U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). Murphy is a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) as well as the […]

CPPI awards its first Feasibility Grants as part of new program

Four VCU School of Pharmacy faculty members have been named the first recipients in the Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation’s Feasibility Grant Program. They are associate professor Amy Pakyz, assistant professor John Bucheit, associate professor Benjamin Van Tassell and assistant professor Lauren Caldas, all faculty within the school’s Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science. “We’re excited […]

Service awards to recognize SOP employees on 190 years

If fall is approaching, it must be time to recognize VCU employees for their service to the university! This year, 18 School of Pharmacy employees will be honored for a total of 190 years of service to VCU. The 20-year employees – Don Brophy, Chris Garland, Mike Hindle, Michelle Rhea and Martin Safo — represent all […]

‘Handshake meeting’ kicks off SOP collaboration with FDA

Leadership from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Clinical Pharmacology and VCU School of Pharmacy recently met to discuss opportunities for development of scientific collaborations, outreach and educational initiatives, and intellectual partnerships. This meeting was subsequent to a memorandum of understanding into which FDA and the SOP entered last August. School of Pharmacy […]

Second VCU RDD Peter R. Byron Graduate Student Award recipient named

  Cordula Weiss, a graduate student at the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland, is the second recipient of the VCU RDD Peter R. Byron Graduate Student Award. Weiss received the award during RDD (Respiratory Drug Delivery) Europe 2017 in Antibes, France. The award was established in honor of Byron’s career and influence on respiratory […]

SOP Summer Research Fellows will present throughout July

VCU School of Pharmacy launched its 2017 Summer Research Pizza Lunch series July 7 with … what else? … a pizza social! As is tradition, Pharm.D. students — who applied and were accepted to conduct summer research projects – will present the results of their research throughout the month. Everyone is invited to attend the […]

Pharm.D. and graduate students earn a plethora of year-end awards

  SENIOR AWARDS BANQUET Members of the VCU School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. class of 2017 were honored during the annual Senior Awards Banquet, which took place May 12 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump. Awards were presented by Dean Joseph T. DiPiro and K.C. Ogbonna, associate dean for admissions and student services, with the assistance […]

Advice to class of ’17: “You have the tools to succeed!”

  “Wherever you go, you will be part of the School of Pharmacy family.” With those words, Dean Joseph T. DiPiro congratulated Pharm.D. and graduate degree candidates assembled for the 2017 Hooding and Diploma Ceremony. He noted that the Class of ’17 can boast high achievers, accomplished leaders, students who have maintained high levels of […]

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