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Auxiliary Label: Lessons from pharmacy school

by Victoria Hammond Auxiliary Label Staff In my third year of pharmacy school, as I am beginning to think about choices for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences rotations, I am reflecting on my experience here. When I started, I remember thinking how thriving in pharmacy school was going to be impossible. When classes began I was […]

Dr. Rx: Steps you can take to avoid hospital-related infections

By Christian Ruiz Pharm.D. Candidate 2020 Q: I’m getting a procedure done at the hospital soon, and I’m afraid of getting an infection while I’m there. Is there anything I can do? A: Infections you can develop while inside hospitals or other medical settings — including doctors’ offices, rehab facilities or nursing homes — are […]

Auxiliary Label: Pharmacy students take part in community care

By Michael Ong Auxiliary Label Staff I arrived for my afternoon shift at the Charles City County Fair around 1 p.m. With the forecast of rain later on in the day, I hadn’t expected many people to attend. But the large parking lot was full. As I was getting out of my car, a mother […]

“Failure shouldn’t stop you”: an interview with healthcare innovator Hilton Bennett

How to Be an Entrepreneur, Lesson One: Time Commitment By Nicole Carter Auxiliary Label Staff Hilton Bennett is a young man to admire. While studying at VCU, he has been a husband and a father of three. Now 38, he is pursuing a master’s in product innovation. VCU has filed for four patents in the […]

VCU agrees to automatically accept eligible Randolph-Macon College students into pharmacy school

VCU and Randolph-Macon College have signed an agreement to automatically grant admission into VCU’s Pharm.D. program to eligible Randolph-Macon students. Randolph-Macon sophomores who meet VCU’s requirement for health-care shadowing and who successfully complete an on-site interview will be given provisional acceptance into the doctor of pharmacy program under the articulation agreement. If they maintain their […]

Auxiliary Label: Working to build better opioids

By Christian Ruiz Auxiliary Label Staff Opioids are a class of highly addictive pain-relieving drugs derived from the opium in poppy plants. These drugs are at the center of today’s opioid-overdose crisis, in which at least 115 people per day in the United States die after opioid overdoses. If you have ever had your wisdom […]

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. […]

Healthcare policy fellow to work in office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

By Greg Weatherford Director of Communications, VCU School of Pharmacy ACCP-ASHP-VCU Healthcare Policy Fellow Tina Chhabra has begun her congressional placement within the office of Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio. In her work with the office, which will run through August 2019, Chhabra (VCU Pharm.D. ‘16)  will support Senator Brown’s health team in all healthcare-related […]

VCU Pharmacy’s CPPI announces partnership with journal Pharmacy Practice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Greg Weatherford goweatherfor@vcu.edu | (804) 828-6470 (o) (804) 937-4722 (m) The VCU School of Pharmacy’s Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation is proud to announce an editorial partnership with Pharmacy Practice, a quarterly full-text peer-reviewed online journal. Pharmacy Practice was founded as an independent journal by a group of prominent pharmacy-practice researchers from around the world about 10 […]

News from VCU School of Pharmacy. Press inquiries or questions about communications and media: Greg Weatherford Director of communications, VCU School of Pharmacy (804) 828-6470 (office) | (804) 937-4722 (mobile) goweatherfor@vcu.edu

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