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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 Hammond Auxiliary 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 […]

Pharmacy practice center awarded $1.3M for 5-year project to treat diabetes and hypertension

Greg Weatherford Director of Communications VCU School of Pharmacy goweatherfor@vcu.edu, (804) 828-6470 The VCU School of Pharmacy’s Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation, in collaboration with VCU Health, is launching a project to help people across Virginia prevent diabetes and heart disease. The planned project, supported by a projected $1.3 million over five years from the […]

How to Be an Entrepreneur, Lesson 3: Go Where You are Needed

By Nicole Carter Auxiliary Label Staff Hope Pharmacy is a new independent pharmacy inside a new independent grocery store, The Market @25th, that is projected to open March 28 in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond. Shantelle Brown, Pharm.D., is Hope’s owner and operator. The 2003 graduate of Howard University College of Pharmacy believes she […]

P-3 David Doan inaugurates an inspiring new Aux Label series

By Christian Ruiz Auxiliary Label Staff From the author: Each person in my class is remarkable in his or her own way, especially to have come this far in pharmacy school. However, a dozen of them have inspired me in one way or another, and I wanted to share their secrets to success because I […]

Auxiliary Label: The ancient, mysterious history of pharmacy show globes

By Victoria Hammond Auxiliary Label Staff Unless you have been to an apothecary museum or know someone who is a pharmacist, you probably have not heard of a show globe, but you may have seen one. Show globes are pieces of glassware that are often vase shaped and filled with colorful liquid, often seen in […]

In clearest view ever of cell membrane, VCU team finds unexpected structure and new areas for pharmaceutical research

Greg Weatherford VCU School of Pharmacy Director of Communications Working with a Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist, a team of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University has used an innovative technique to gain the clearest view yet of a patch of cell membrane and its components, revealing unexpected structures and opening up new possibilities for pharmaceutical research. Cell […]

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