Category: Student organizations

Archambault Scholarship recipient Hess on public health: “You just feel so welcome at VCU”

Danielle Hess, a third-year Pharm.D. student at VCU School of Pharmacy, received the prestigious George Archambault Scholarship at APhA’s annual meeting in Seattle earlier this year.  The scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates leadership and professional experiences that align with the United States Public Health Service core values of service to the underserved, […]

P-3 David Doan inaugurates an inspiring new Aux Label series

By Christian Ruiz Auxiliary Label Staff From the author: Each person in my class is remarkable in his or her own way, especially to have come this far in pharmacy school. However, a dozen of them have inspired me in one way or another, and I wanted to share their secrets to success because I […]

Auxiliary Label: Pharmacy students take part in community care

By Michael Ong Auxiliary Label Staff I arrived for my afternoon shift at the Charles City County Fair around 1 p.m. With the forecast of rain later on in the day, I hadn’t expected many people to attend. But the large parking lot was full. As I was getting out of my car, a mother […]

Pharmacy students present at pharmacoeconomics conference, win best poster award

By Purva Parab (VCU-ISPOR Chapter President 2017-2018) Hrishikesh Kale, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the VCU School of Pharmacy, received the Best Student Poster Research Presentation Award at the recent conference of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. The top 10 percent of posters out of 1,600 submitted were considered for the award this […]

‘Medicinal chemistry and John Andrako prepared us well for the real world of pharmacy’

  Thanks to Keith Kittinger for sharing news of his recent visit, along with fellow classmate Bill Nicholson, to see one of their former professors, John Andrako. (All three are pictured below from the 1972 edition of the X-Ray yearbook.) In mid-March, VCU School of Pharmacy alumni Bill Nicholson and Keith Kittinger (both B.S. ’72) […]

Hickey one of 11 Pharm.D.s nationwide to win ASHP Student Leadership Award

  VCU School of Pharmacy fourth-year Pharm.D. student Erin Hickey is one of 11 students nationwide to be recognized with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2017 Student Leadership Award. Students who receive the award are selected for their achievements in campus and pharmacy practice leadership, including professional work experience, internships and other accomplishments. Hickey is part of […]

Executive residency programs have their advantages

  Thanks to fourth-year Pharm.D. student Kalyann Kauv for providing a look at an executive residency program for Pharm.D. graduates, in this case at the National Community Pharmacists Association. She wrote this piece as part of her managed care rotation earlier this year. The National Community Pharmacists Association, previously known as the National Association of Retail […]

2017 student teams undertake MOM and RAM medical missions

  VCU School of Pharmacy third-year Pharm.D. student Chelsey Llayton reports that 64 students applied to participate in the three domestic outreach events taking place this year. That includes a brand-new opportunity: A Remote Area Medical mission will take place for the first time in Emporia, Va., while the Wise County, Va., RAM moves into its 11th year. […]

Special report: Responding to the drug diversion crisis through collaboration and empowerment

  Thanks to Kalyann Kauv for providing the following report on a Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conference sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in November. The DEA began offering these conferences five years ago to educate pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy loss personnel nationwide on the identification and prevention of diversion activity. Drug diversion: a medical and legal […]

Singh receives EPIC Pharmacies Student Grant Award

  Third-year VCU School of Pharmacy student Jatinder Singh has been named one of 12 Pharm.D. students nationwide to receive a 2016 EPIC Pharmacies Student Grant Award. EPIC Pharmacies Inc., a national network of more than 1,400 independently owned pharmacies, annually awards $1,000 grants to students who plan to practice in an independent pharmacy upon […]