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What I like about pharmacy

For American Pharmacists Month, we asked some of our faculty leaders what they value about pharmacy. Their responses are as varied as the career options available to pharmacists.

Five things you might not know about diabetes — but should

By Elizabeth CogarVCU School of Pharmacy For National Diabetes Month, we asked Evan Sisson, Pharm.D., a professor at the School of Pharmacy who is a certified diabetes care and education specialist and 2021 chair of the Virginia Diabetes Council, to share some important information about this widespread yet often overlooked disease. 1. Diabetes is not […]

Second-year pharmacy student brings lessons back to her hometown in West Africa

By Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy This summer, VCU Pharm.D. student Blessing Tomlah traveled 6,000 miles to offer glucose tests to residents of her former hometown in the West African nation of Cameroon.  The second-year pharmacy student bought blood glucose meters in Richmond — the meters are scarce outside the U.S. — and brought them […]

Student group aims to bridge the digital divide in health care

By Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy The digital divide is cutting many people off from health care. A group of pharmacy students at Virginia Commonwealth University aims to bridge that gap. “We’re trying to help and make an impact,” said Emily Ko, a first-year Pharm.D. student and co-founder of the student group Pharmacists for Digital […]

Wellness program brings health and social connection to seniors

By Paul BrockwellMCV Foundation Social isolation can be dangerous. In 2020, isolation became the experience of people across the country as states issued stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The loss of social activity can be detrimental to health and reduce access to care when people may not have the means to participate […]

At VCU, pharmacy students take lead role in COVID-19 vaccination

By Greg Weatherford VCU School of Pharmacy One by one they filed down a narrow corridor into a small side room in the VCU Health hospital and took a seat beside one of an array of industrial tables. On each table lay a tray lined with pre-loaded syringes. “Can you roll up your sleeve?” asked Meghan […]

He was 24 and healthy. COVID-19 almost killed him.

Pharmacy student warns: No one is immune to the pandemic, so stay alert and careful. Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy In the first months of the pandemic of 2020 Dan Buth already had done a lot to avoid getting sick.  He had stopped social travel — a big adjustment; he loved to visit new places. […]

Stall Street Journal online

The Stall Street Journal is a series of posters about health and wellness created and distributed by VCU’s wellness center, The Well. During our current period of social distancing, we will upload PDFs of the journal to this page.

Miss America Camille Schrier: ‘Take your time’ when it comes to medication safety

The School of Pharmacy student spoke to her peers at VCU about her national ‘Mind Your Meds’ social impact initiative and the lessons she has learned so far. By Mary Kate BroganUniversity Public Afairsbroganm2@vcu.edu It may be just one extra moment, but taking extra time — as a patient, caregiver or provider — when it […]

VCU Pharmacy graduate returns home to help her twin sister and veterans

By Greg WeatherfordSchool of Pharmacy Lebanon, Virginia, is a small town nestled in the mountains of Appalachia, where Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky come together. It’s a region built on coal mining. As that industry dwindled and jobs have grown scarce, the town and the region have struggled. This is where Anesa Hughes, Pharm.D., grew up. […]

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