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VCU named 1 of 17 trailblazers in community pharmacy advancement by AACP

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and its Academia-Community Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative have named VCU School of Pharmacy an inaugural ACT Community Pharmacy Center of Excellence for its commitment to advancing community-based pharmacy through teaching, service, scholarship, leadership and partnerships. The announcement, issued today by AACP, states that the centers of excellence “will […]

McRae leads School of Pharmacy’s research and graduate studies efforts

Mary Peace McRae, Pharm.D., Ph.D., began her role as the school’s associate dean for research and graduate studies, effective March 18. In this role, McRae will lead efforts to shape and operationalize the school’s vision for our research and graduate programs. McRae — who most recently served as the Assistant Dean of Research at the […]

Chemical developed by Youzhong Guo launches as tool for cholesterol research and future drug discovery

A chemical designed by Youzhong Guo, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, has been launched on the market. The chemical, called CHEAPS, maintains both the biochemical properties of cholesterol and the balance of hydrophobic – water-repellant – and hydrophilic – water-attracting – properties necessary for protein and cholesterol interaction research. Guo […]

Garcia leads School of Pharmacy’s student success efforts

Nicholas Garcia has begun his role as the school’s associate dean for student success, effective Jan. 1. In this new role, Garcia — who most recently served as the director of academic advising and student services at the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU — leads the school’s student success efforts, focused […]

VCU School of Pharmacy announces partnership with Taipei Medical University

VCU School of Pharmacy and Taipei Medical University leaders celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the schools this fall. From left are: Cait Gibson, Pharm.D., interim director of international programs at VCU School of Pharmacy; members of the team from Taipei Medical University via Zoom; K.C. Ogbonna, Pharm.D., dean of VCU School […]

Expanding pharmacists’ role for patients with hypertension could prevent 15 million heart attacks and save $1.1 trillion over 30 years, VCU-led study finds

The study details how pharmacists’ ability to treat patients with hypertension could have a positive impact on both Americans’ quality of life and the U.S. health care system.

Two School of Pharmacy professors named first-ever NIRA scholars

A new VCU initiative highlights faculty members with demonstrated excellence in their academic discipline that not only elevate their national reputation, but enhance the profile of the entire university.

Pharmacy professors honored by VCU

Martin Safo, Ph.D., and Evan Sisson, Pharm.D., will be distinguished award recipients at this year's annual university faculty convocation.

Frankart selected as American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy ALFP fellow

The Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) is an initiative of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Dr. Laura Frankart has been selected as an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy ALFP fellow in the 2023-2024 cohort. The Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) is designed to develop and support leaders in the Academy that […]

Gawish named 2023 Healthcare Policy Fellow

VCU-based fellowship is the only one of its kind in the U.S. by Sydney Weber Wasem Gawish has been selected to be the American College of Clinical Pharmacy-American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-Virginia Commonwealth University Congressional Healthcare Policy Fellow for 2023-24. The 14-month fellowship, the only one of its kind in the nation, is based at […]

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