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SOP’s Desai and Venitz receive university’s highest faculty honors

  Two VCU School of Pharmacy faculty – Umesh Desai of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Jürgen Venitz of the Department of Pharmaceutics – will be honored during VCU’s 31st Opening Faculty Address and Convocation for having distinguished themselves and the university through their commitment to excellence, innovation and service. Desai will receive the […]

Student pharmacy organizations to host regional/national meetings

The Tau chapter of Kappa Epsilon sponsors an annual Skate for the Cure fundraising event for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Currently, the chapter is helping raise funds for the School of Pharmacy’s newly established Amy Rudenko Memorial Fund. Three VCU School of Pharmacy student organizations will play host to regional or national meetings […]

Good food and findings: Summer Research Pizza Lunches

The School of Pharmacy’s 2013 Summer Research Pizza Lunch series kicks off at noon July 9 in Smith, Room 446, with … what else but a pizza social? (If it’s pizza, this must be the SOP!) Students selected for Summer Research Fellowships this year – along with their presentation dates and locations and the names […]

Class of 2013 postgraduate destinations run the gamut

Cathy Arnatt (right), with quality improvement pharmacy manager and preceptor Lt. Cdr. Sara Doran Atchison says her advanced pharmacy practice rotation in Anchorage opened her eyes to new opportunities. She is returning to the Alaska Native Medical Center/Southcentral Foundation for a PGY1 residency in ambulatory care. The School of Pharmacy’s Pharm.D. class of 2013 is […]

End-of-school-year kudos: 2013 Pharm.D. and graduate student honorees

Cat Floroff The School of Pharmacy honored 2013 graduating Pharm.D. students during its annual Senior Banquet May 10 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump. Following a reception and dinner, awards were presented by Dean Victor Yanchick and Tom Reinders, associate dean for admissions and student services, with the assistance of Ron […]

Brophy named recipient of first Nancy and Ronald McFarlane Professorship

From left: Don and Gretchen Brophy, Nancy and Ron McFarlane. Donald F. Brophy has been named the first Nancy and Ronald McFarlane Professor of Pharmacy at VCU School of Pharmacy. Brophy currently serves as chairman of the school’s Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science and is a professor of pharmacy and medicine. He holds a […]

Amy Whitaker Rudenko Memorial Fund established

A memorial fund has been established in honor and memory of VCU School of Pharmacy associate professor Amy Whitaker Rudenko. The school will use the fund to make awards to selected Pharm.D. students who have demonstrated leadership qualities. “It was created to help keep Dr. Rudenko’s name and spirit alive into perpetuity,” said Dean Victor […]

In memoriam: Amy Whitaker Rudenko

To see an album of recent photos, please click here. Positive. Passionate. Happy. Enthusiastic. Ask anyone who knew her to describe Amy Whitaker Rudenko, and these will be among the first words you hear. The VCU School of Pharmacy community – faculty, staff, students, residents, preceptors and alumni alike — were shocked and saddened to […]

Paying tribute: Hooding and Diploma Ceremony ’13

To see snapshots from the School of Pharmacy’s 2013 Hooding and Diploma Ceremony, click here. The watercolor Dean Victor Yanchick painted, as a gift to the school, featured pharmacy-related items such as a mortar and pestle, medicine bottles and the Smith Building. As VCU School of Pharmacy’s May 10 Hooding and Diploma Ceremony drew to […]

Martinson heads top 10 list of pharmacy preceptors

  Tyler Martinson of Norfolk has been named VCU School of Pharmacy’s 2013 Preceptor of the Year. Martinson, a clinical specialist in internal medicine at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, was recognized during the school’s Senior Banquet on May 10 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa at Short Pump. Preceptor of the Year is the […]