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COVID-19 information for staff

Telework policy Non-designated employees who feel they have a compelling reason to work on-campus should discuss their designation with their managers. A procedure for approving/disapproving and documenting such work is below. Personnel with clinical responsibilities should fulfill those responsibilities as needed by their clinical locations. All staff are expected to work normal work hours. Faculty […]

COVID-19 information for students

Updated July 22, 2020, at 5:05 p.m. Pharm.D. and graduate students can find the latest information for them here. Information just added will begin with the word NEW. A section focused on graduate-student topics can be found below under the heading Graduate Students. General information for all School of Pharmacy and links to information for […]

COVID-19 information for faculty

Telework policy All School of Pharmacy employees are classified as “non-designated” employees. Therefore, effective March 23, 2020, all SoP employees are not to work in campus facilities unless specific arrangements are made. Details are below. Only staff or faculty specifically designated as needing to be on site will be permitted to work in campus offices. […]

Miss America Camille Schrier: ‘Take your time’ when it comes to medication safety

The School of Pharmacy student spoke to her peers at VCU about her national ‘Mind Your Meds’ social impact initiative and the lessons she has learned so far. By Mary Kate BroganUniversity Public Afairsbroganm2@vcu.edu It may be just one extra moment, but taking extra time — as a patient, caregiver or provider — when it […]

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 […]

Pharmacy named No. 1 school at VCU for inclusion and engagement

Greg WeatherfordDirector of Communications, VCU School of Pharmacy The School of Pharmacy has been named the most inclusive academic department at VCU — a notable distinction at a university that has long cited inclusion as a main priority.  The honor is the result of an exhaustive survey by VCU’s Division for Inclusive Excellence.  The Office […]

VCU Pharmacy graduate returns home to help her twin sister and veterans

By Greg WeatherfordSchool of Pharmacy Lebanon, Virginia, is a small town nestled in the mountains of Appalachia, where Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky come together. It’s a region built on coal mining. As that industry dwindled and jobs have grown scarce, the town and the region have struggled. This is where Anesa Hughes, Pharm.D., grew up. […]

Pharmacy joins with engineering to make inhaled medications more effective for infants

Pharmaceutical aerosols are painless, fast-acting and less likely to cause side effects than medicines delivered via pills or injections. Yet inhaled therapies are often avoided because of the challenges associated with targeting how aerosol particles are deposited within the lung. “Current inhalers produce fairly large particles, so approximately 90 percent of the medication gets lost […]

$6.8M grant supports research at VCU interdisciplinary center on opioids and other addictions

By Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy Every day more than 130 people in the United States die from opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — enough people each year to fill an Olympic stadium. That’s why Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy have teamed up on a $6.8 million grant […]

“There’s going to be so much opportunity”: Kelly Goode on the future of community pharmacy

Community pharmacies today are much more than places to pick up medications. Pharmacists and other health-care workers increasingly are taking on additional roles and working to improve patient health.  In a recent article in Pharmacy, Jean-Venable “Kelly” Goode, Pharm.D., examines the evolution of community pharmacy in the United States. We spoke to her about what […]

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