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2020-21 Pillar Goals

Below are links to PDF versions of the School of Pharmacy’s 2020-21 Pillar Goals. These are updated annually through input from school leadership, faculty and staff, and tracked throughout the year.

Aux Label: Advice from a classmate

Christian RuizAuxiliary Label Staff Writer 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 believe […]

Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

The Faculty Teaching Excellence Award is given annually to a faculty member in the School of Pharmacy who is recognized as an outstanding teacher/educator. As a teacher, the individual successfully stimulates student intellectual achievement through superior communication skills, interpersonal rapport, and mentorship. The recipient of this award enthusiastically relates information in all instructional situations, displaying […]

Smith Building virtual backgrounds

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White Coat Ceremony inspires support

When John Beckner (B.S.’78/P) delivered the keynote address at the VCU School of Pharmacy Class of 2011 White Coat Ceremony, the experience had a lasting impact. This past fall, he and his wife, Pamela Beckner (M.S.W.’83/SW), committed $25,000 to the Make It Real Campaign for VCU to help offset the cost of the white coats. […]

Robb named 2019 Congressional Healthcare Policy Fellow

May 22, 2019 For immediate release Contact: Kristen Zimmerman, (804) 628-5074 Kyle G. Robb has been named the American College of Clinical Pharmacy-American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-Virginia Commonwealth University Congressional Healthcare Policy Fellow for 2019-20. Pharmacists selected for the position have the opportunity to gain real-world insight into health care policy analysis and development via […]

Confronting a crisis, VCU School of Pharmacy shifts curriculum on opioids

By Karolina Blaziak Communications Associate, VCU School of Pharmacy With thousands of Virginians affected by the opioid crisis, the VCU School of Pharmacy has added to its curriculum material about how pharmacists can respond. An article about these curriculum changes has been accepted by the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. The article, “Preparing pharmacy students […]

Advice to class of ’17: “You have the tools to succeed!”

  “Wherever you go, you will be part of the School of Pharmacy family.” With those words, Dean Joseph T. DiPiro congratulated Pharm.D. and graduate degree candidates assembled for the 2017 Hooding and Diploma Ceremony. He noted that the Class of ’17 can boast high achievers, accomplished leaders, students who have maintained high levels of […]

$2.4 million R01 grant renewal awarded pharmacy-engineering research team

  VCU School of Pharmacy professor Michael Hindle and VCU School of Engineering professor Worth Longest have received a $2.4 million, four-year renewal of a National Institutes of Health grant originally awarded in 2011. The original and current R01 grants were provided by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. As co-principal investigators, Hindle and […]

In memoriam: Norman L. Hilliard (B.S. ’53)

  MCV School of Pharmacy alumnus and Richmond native Norman L. Hilliard, 88, died Nov. 19, 2016. Survivors include daughter Catherine Miles and son-in-law Caleb Miles; daughter Norma Anderson; grandsons Caleb H. Miles, Taylor Miles and Andy Anderson; and sister Frances Hilliard Pritchard. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Lola West Hilliard, […]

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