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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 […]

Colonial Williamsburg internship gives Pharm.D. students chance ‘to do something unusual’

By Greg WeatherfordSchool of Pharmacygoweatherfor@vcu.edu Mortar and pestle? All set. Pill-rolling molds? Check. Bonnet and corset? Check and check. Leeches? Hold on … For their fourth and final year of school, Virginia Commonwealth University pharmacy students travel across the country or the world for a series of five-week internships in professional settings. They usually can […]

State approves nation’s first Ph.D. program in pharmaceutical engineering

Greg Weatherford VCU School of Pharmacy (804) 828-6470 Virginia Commonwealth University will be home to the nation’s first Ph.D. program in pharmaceutical engineering. The doctoral program, a collaboration between VCU’s School of Pharmacy and College of Engineering, will focus on research and training students in areas of drug product development such as continuous manufacturing and […]

Auxiliary Label: Meat juice, the cure-all that built a Richmond fortune

Victoria Hammond Auxiliary Label Staff Richmond, home of VCU, is known for its excellent pharmacy and medical programs. But the city holds another legacy in health care: as the birthplace of a product that once was famous around the world as a source of health and nutrition. That would be Valentine’s Meat Juice. Meat juice […]

Auxiliary Label: The ancient, mysterious history of pharmacy show globes

By Victoria Hammond Auxiliary Label Staff Unless you have been to an apothecary museum or know someone who is a pharmacist, you probably have not heard of a show globe, but you may have seen one. Show globes are pieces of glassware that are often vase shaped and filled with colorful liquid, often seen in […]

About Auxiliary Label

Auxiliary Label is a student-created blog examining pharmacy life, education and research at the VCU School of Pharmacy from a student perspective. It is overseen by Greg Weatherford, the school’s director of communications. Contact him here. MEET THE STAFF Nicole Carter has a BS in biochemistry with a minor in biology from Old Dominion University. […]

Ask Dr. Rx: Simple steps to build stronger bones

By Kayla Sheets Q: Osteoporosis is fairly common in my family. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening to me? I don’t want to have a fall and break a bone. A: Bones are living tissue and are constantly being remodeled. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose more mass than they gain […]

Dr. Rx: Diet and exercise are keys to heart health

By Tabitha Robinson Q: My family doctor told me that I was at an increased risk of having a heart attack because I have a family history of heart disease. What can I do to reduce my risk? A: There are many lifestyle changes that can be made to help reduce your risk of heart […]