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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 […]

Zhu designs drug delivery systems to test nanovaccines for brain and skin cancer

By Blake Belden Having a research laboratory on a medical campus, Guizhi Zhu, Ph.D., will often cross paths with cancer patients, and it’s during those instances that he is most driven to continue his work. “I sometimes feel helpless because I can’t do much for them in that moment other than saying some kind words,” he […]

Living with little-known disorder Ehlers-Danlos sparked Miss Virginia’s love of science

By Emiley BagalawisVCU School of Pharmacy News Camille Schrier won the title of Miss Virginia in June with the help of her science-related talent exhibition — a demonstration of the catalytic conversion of hydrogen peroxide that created a dramatic burst of colored foam on the pageant stage.  That win and the video of her demonstration […]

VCU team explores epigenetics as cause of adverse drug reactions in elderly

Greg Weatherford Director of Communications VCU School of Pharmacy A VCU School of Pharmacy research team is studying how aging affects the ways drugs interact with the body. The results may help doctors better manage medications in older patients.  The aim is to better understand why older people seem to metabolize drugs more slowly, with […]

Price named Yanchick professor and director of geriatric pharmacotherapy

Elvin T. Price, Pharm.D./Ph.D., has been named Victor A. Yanchick professor and director of the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program at VCU School of Pharmacy. He takes over the roles from longtime professor Patricia Slattum, who retired earlier this year.  The Yanchick professorship is named for Victor A. Yanchick, dean of the School of Pharmacy from 1996 […]

‘I’m trying to be like Bill Nye’: How Camille Schrier’s interest in science helped her become Miss Virginia

By Emiley Bagalawis School of Pharmacy News Camille Schrier’s science and medical education led her to stop taking part in pageants. That same education helped her become Miss Virginia 2019.  Schrier, 23, a doctor of pharmacy student at Virginia Commonwealth University, was awarded the statewide title in Lynchburg on June 22. She was one of […]

Introducing our Heritage Trail video series on pharmacy history

As part of the school’s Heritage Trail project documenting the history of pharmacy in Virginia and across the world, we have worked with Ost Haus, a creative agency and video production company in Richmond, and alumnus Al Schalow (B.S./Pharm ’61) to present a series of short videos. Each of the four videos summarizes an aspect […]

High school students get a closer look at pharmacy as a career 

Emiley Bagalawis VCU School of Pharmacy News  On the tables of a gray classroom sit red buckets with hazard signs, latex gloves, cotton balls and black zippered bags. Twelve students, all teenagers, are seated at the tables. The scent of alcohol rises from opened packets as they nervously wipe their fingertips, trying to be brave.  […]

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 […]

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, […]