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School of Pharmacy Research Day 2023

Research Day is for the entire VCU Pharmacy community and includes a trainee poster session (Pharm.D. and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows), a showcase of SOP research and a keynote speaker. When Friday, October 27, 20238:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where Larrick Student Center900 Turpin St.Richmond, Virginia 23219 Agenda Time Agenda Item 8:00 a.m. – […]

“You are resilient,” Class of ’22 is told at first Hooding and Diploma Ceremony since 2019

By Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy An air of celebration and excitement accompanied the School of Pharmacy’s 2022 Hooding and Diploma Ceremony — even more than usual for an event like this. As several speakers noted, and as all recognized, this was the first such celebration to be held in person by the school since […]

SoP Pride Month designs

Our SoP team has created special designs to honor Pride Month! You can access a special (Photoshopped) Pride version of the Smith Building — seen above — as well as our Welcome to the Future logo recolored to represent many LGBTQIA+ flags like the one below by clicking on this link to a Google Drive […]

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 It may be just one extra moment, but taking extra time — as a patient, caregiver or provider — when it […]

Be bold, Class of 2023 is urged at White Coat Ceremony

Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy Be fearless.  That’s the message keynote speaker Michelle Thomas, Pharm.D., gave the VCU School of Pharmacy Class of 2023 and assembled friends, family and fellow classmates.  They gathered Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Paul’s Baptist in Henrico County to celebrate the White Coat Ceremony for VCU School of Pharmacy’s latest […]

With White Coat Ceremony, a new class joins the profession

Gathering backstage for their official white-coat portrait, members of the Pharm.D. Class off 2022 joke and laugh. Photo: Dan Buth   WATCH: Pharm.D. students try on their white coats for the first time By Greg Weatherford | VCU School of Pharmacy The Pharm.D. Class of 2022 received their white coats and took the Oath of […]

Patricia Slattum’s 10 lessons for young pharmacists

At her keynote speech at the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2022, Patricia Slattum, Pharm.D., the 2018 Preceptor of the Year, offered 10 lessons drawn from her 35-year career in pharmacy: Patients always come first. There is always room for improvement! Learn to listen. Watch for assumptions — your own, and others’. Collaboration […]

Artificial intelligence, “authentic interaction” will guide future pharmacists, speaker tells graduating Class of 2018

BY GREG WEATHERFORD Director of Communications, VCU School of Pharmacy Pharmacists of the future will need to understand artificial intelligence, “augmented intelligence” and the growth of interconnected data systems, the head of the nation’s largest pharmacy-education association told the graduating School of Pharmacy Class of 2018. “There is no doubt that the diagnostic and therapeutic […]

Convocation speaker Maine to discuss A.I. and the future of pharmacy

BY GREG WEATHERFORD Director of Communications, VCU School of Pharmacy As a child, Lucinda Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph., wanted to be an elementary-school teacher. “I walked out of first grade, looked at [my teacher] and said, ‘I want to be just like you,'” Maine recalled with a chuckle. That plan did not work out. Instead, as […]

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 […]

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