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At commencement, Class of 2024 celebrates courage, new beginnings

More than 500 family members, friends and loved ones joined faculty and staff of VCU School of Pharmacy to celebrate the school’s more than 100 graduating students at the 2024 Hooding and Diploma Ceremony on May 10. [Note: Full list of awards can be found below.] “Speaking for all the faculty and staff, it has […]

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. – […]

Graduate scholarship and research honored

School of Pharmacy’s 2023 Graduate Awards The School of Pharmacy’s annual Graduate Awards presentation took place at a celebratory luncheon at the Omni Hotel in downtown Richmond before a packed room of honorees, faculty, donors and alums. A keynote speech by alum Kamlesh Thakker traced his path from India to the School of Pharmacy and onward to tremendous success […]

School of Pharmacy grad students celebrated for research and communications skills

Ph.D. candidates Sara Abudahab and Akua Donkor excel in research and explanations. By Leah SmallFor VCU School of Pharmacy Sara Abudahab and Akua Donkor, Ph.D. candidates in the VCU School of Pharmacy, are researching topics that outsiders might find intimidatingly complicated — epigenetics and healthy aging and the mechanisms behind tumor formation in plants, respectively.  Nonetheless, […]

Health care fellowship leads to congressional report and hearing

A position as a congressional fellow through a program from VCU School of Pharmacy, ACCP and ASHP led to a leadership role in researching and writing a congressional report on the intersection of health care and climate change. With the U.S. health care system responsible for an estimated 10% of national greenhouse gas emissions, the […]

DNA responses to childhood trauma offer clues on which children will have long-term health issues as adults

The biomarkers could help predict which children are most at risk of trauma-related health issues as an adult, long-term study finds. By Olivia Trani New research from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Pharmacy brings the medical community closer to identifying children with the highest need for treatment and intervention following traumatic events. The study, published in Molecular Psychiatry, found […]

Graduate Awards celebrate research, scholarship, service

The 2022 Graduate Awards luncheon recognized success among the SoP’s graduate students. In his keynote speech, Dean Joseph DiPiro, Pharm.D., told the audience of students, faculty and staff, “We are in the right field. There is a lot of need and a lot of opportunity in pharmacy.”   A highlight was the presentation of the first […]

“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 […]

Students triumph at prestigious interprofessional case competition

CLARION Case Competition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in health care. By James Shea A group of Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate and graduate students have won the prestigious CLARION Case Competition, designed to improve interdisciplinary communications within health care. Josephine Gresko, a first-year student in the School of Pharmacy; Lance Mendoza, a graduate health administration student […]

Doing it all

May Abdelaziz, a VCU Alumni 10 Under 10 honoree, excels as a researcher, mother and teacher. By Leah SmallFor VCU SoP News A single word half-heard during a phone call with a colleague led May Abdelaziz, Ph.D., on a search for insights on the causes of bacterial resistance in superbugs.  It’s the sort of connection […]

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