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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.  […]

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, […]

VCU creates Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering and Sciences

By Greg Weatherford VCU School of Pharmacy (804) 828-6470 goweatherfor@vcu.edu By Kendra Gerlach VCU College of Engineering (804) 827-0631 kegerlach2@vcu.edu Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Virginia Commonwealth University has opened a Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering and Sciences. The new interdisciplinary center, one of few in the country and the only one of its kind in Virginia, is […]

Leading the way: Alumni include at least 7 (and counting!) mayors

By Cynthia McMullen Serving the community seems to come as naturally to pharmacists as breathing. As consummate multitaskers, pharmacy students and working pharmacists consistently give of themselves and their time in a variety of settings. So it makes sense that many of them assume leadership roles. At least seven living School of Pharmacy alumni now […]

Medicinal Chemistry ranked as top VCU department for inventions

  Greg Weatherford Director of Communications VCU School of Pharmacy The No. 1 department at VCU for invention disclosures in 2018 was the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Medicinal Chemistry, according to the latest annual report from VCU’s Innovation Gateway. With 12 faculty members, the Medicinal Chemistry Department reported 14 inventions last year. That figure […]

Auxiliary Label: Meat juice, the cure-all that built a Richmond fortune

Victoria HammondAuxiliary Label Staff Richmond, home of VCU, is known for its excellent pharmacy and medical programs. But the city holds another legacy in health care: as the birthplace of a product that once was famous around the world as a source of health and nutrition. That would be Valentine’s Meat Juice. Meat juice was […]

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