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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, […]

Dealing with ageism and stereotypes

  VCU School of Pharmacy faculty, alumni and students have provided the Dr. Rx column for Richmond’s Fifty Plus magazine since December 2009.  We now share those columns on the SOP website, as well, for those who might not have seen the most recent issue. Serving as Dr. Rx for June 2016 was Meredith Crumb, who received her Pharm.D. […]

AACP recognizes VCU School of Pharmacy for transformative community service

  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has selected VCU School of Pharmacy to receive the 2014-15 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award  for its significant commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research. Representatives from the VCU School of Pharmacy will be honored for the school’s Pharmacist Collaborative Care and Outreach […]

Dixon to receive New Investigator Award

  VCU School of Pharmacy assistant professor Dave Dixon has been named a 2015 recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s New Investigator Award. His $10,000-funded research proposal is titled “Nighttime Dosing of Amlodipine Versus Lisinopril in Non-Dipping African Americans.” Dixon is one of 15 pharmacy faculty nationwide who will receive start-up funding […]

Pharmacy gala honors deans in transition

  More than 350 VCU School of Pharmacy alumni, faculty, residents, students, preceptors, friends and family convened May 29 at Richmond’s Jefferson Hotel to mark the passing of an era. The VCU Pharmacy Gala celebrated Victor A. Yanchick’s 18 years of leadership as dean and Joseph T. DiPiro’s appointment as new dean. Following a cocktail reception and dinner, […]