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Office of Experiential Education announces SOP’s 2016-17 outstanding preceptors

  Neil Davis of Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital has been named VCU School of Pharmacy’s Preceptor of the Year. He has been a preceptor for the school in Acute Care I/General Medicine APPE and Acute Care II/Critical Care APPE since 1998. He earned his Pharm.D. from the University of Georgia in 1995 — where, […]

With Dixon at helm, CPPI working to empower tomorrow’s pharmacists

  By Lisa Crutchfield Dave L. Dixon, the new director of the VCU School of Pharmacy Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation, says the center is poised to help transform health care delivery and to ensure that tomorrow’s pharmacists have myriad opportunities. With Dixon now at the helm, the CPPI is getting ready to move into […]

In memoriam: Marie Mehfound Suyes, class of 1961

  Rose Marie “Sitti” Mehfoud Suyes, a member of the MCV School of Pharmacy class of 1961, died in January at age 78. She was part of an extensive university legacy family, including her husband, David R. “Jerry” Suyes Jr. (D.D.S. ’63); daughter Jere Kitchen (B.S. nursing ’87); son-in-law Cary Kitchen (B.S. business ’86); daughter […]

‘Medicinal chemistry and John Andrako prepared us well for the real world of pharmacy’

  Thanks to Keith Kittinger for sharing news of his recent visit, along with fellow classmate Bill Nicholson, to see one of their former professors, John Andrako. (All three are pictured below from the 1972 edition of the X-Ray yearbook.) In mid-March, VCU School of Pharmacy alumni Bill Nicholson and Keith Kittinger (both B.S. ’72) […]

Hickey one of 11 Pharm.D.s nationwide to win ASHP Student Leadership Award

  VCU School of Pharmacy fourth-year Pharm.D. student Erin Hickey is one of 11 students nationwide to be recognized with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2017 Student Leadership Award. Students who receive the award are selected for their achievements in campus and pharmacy practice leadership, including professional work experience, internships and other accomplishments. Hickey is part of […]

School of Pharmacy to graduate more than 140 students in May

  More than 140 Pharm.D. and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students will graduate from VCU School of Pharmacy in May. Congratulations to one and all! Celebrations and observances include the following events, all in Richmond: May 12  Pharm.D. and graduate class of 2017 Hooding and Diploma Ceremony, with guest speaker Marcia Buck of the SOP’s U.Va. Division, 2 p.m., […]

New recruitment scholarship established by Donohoes and Brophys

  A VCU School of Pharmacy recruitment scholarship has been established by Krista and Brendan Donohoe and Gretchen and Don Brophy. A recruitment scholarship is one made available to a student who’s been accepted by the school but who has not yet matriculated. Think of a football scholarship … but this one will go toward […]

Executive residency programs have their advantages

  Thanks to fourth-year Pharm.D. student Kalyann Kauv for providing a look at an executive residency program for Pharm.D. graduates, in this case at the National Community Pharmacists Association. She wrote this piece as part of her managed care rotation earlier this year. The National Community Pharmacists Association, previously known as the National Association of Retail […]

SOP alumna named 2017-18 policy fellow

  Nilofar “Nellie” Jafari has been named the 2017-18 Congressional Healthcare Policy Fellow by the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in collaboration with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Jafari now is completing a two-year postgraduate residency in health-system pharmacy administration at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and also […]

CCPR preparing to make its programmatic debut

  VCU School of Pharmacy’s Center for Compounding Practice and Research has completed its first phase, says director Barbara Exum: successfully launching the transition of second- and third-year Pharm.D. students “in gaining hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art sterile compounding facility.” Phase 2, she notes, is building off of Phase 1 to include training opportunities in […]

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