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VCU recognized as Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education’s first Pharm.D. program of merit

This fall, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), part of the Gerontological Society of America, awarded VCU School of Pharmacy’s Pharm.D. program a designation as a Program of Merit for Health Professions, making it the first Pharm.D. program in the country to earn that designation. Emily Peron, Pharm.D., M.S., an associate professor in […]

VCU School of Pharmacy announces partnership with Taipei Medical University

VCU School of Pharmacy and Taipei Medical University leaders celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the schools this fall. From left are: Cait Gibson, Pharm.D., interim director of international programs at VCU School of Pharmacy; members of the team from Taipei Medical University via Zoom; K.C. Ogbonna, Pharm.D., dean of VCU School […]

Expanding pharmacists’ role for patients with hypertension could prevent 15 million heart attacks and save $1.1 trillion over 30 years, VCU-led study finds

The study details how pharmacists’ ability to treat patients with hypertension could have a positive impact on both Americans’ quality of life and the U.S. health care system.

In a joyous ceremony, Class of 2023 wraps up “tumultuous” four years

Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy More than 500 family members, friends and loved ones joined faculty and staff of VCU School of Pharmacy to celebrate the 2023 Hooding and Diploma Ceremony on a bright and sunny May day.  [Note: Full list of awards can be found below.] “Health care is starving for leaders — in the […]

Pharm.D. program accredited through 2031

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has renewed accreditation for the VCU School of Pharmacy’s doctor of pharmacy program for a full eight-year cycle, effective through June 2031. The School of Pharmacy’s Pharm.D. program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, based in Chicago. The accreditation term granted for the doctor of pharmacy […]

Christmas-gift project connects pharmacy students across years and continents

A Christmas tale: “It really drove home the impact those kinds of things can have.”  Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy There’s a saying in Swahili: “Kidogo kidogo hujaza kibaba.” Little by little fills the cup. In other words, every step counts — no matter how small. Sometimes those steps come in the form of a […]

Students triumph at prestigious interprofessional case competition

CLARION Case Competition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in health care. By James Shea A group of Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate and graduate students have won the prestigious CLARION Case Competition, designed to improve interdisciplinary communications within health care. Josephine Gresko, a first-year student in the School of Pharmacy; Lance Mendoza, a graduate health administration student […]

Dixon named chair of pharmacotherapy department

Dave Dixon, Pharm.D., has been named chair of VCU School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science.  Dixon, an associate professor at the school who has led VCU’s Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation since 2016, was named interim chair following the departure from VCU of longtime chair Donald Brophy earlier this year. Dixon’s role […]

Second-year pharmacy student brings lessons back to her hometown in West Africa

By Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy This summer, VCU Pharm.D. student Blessing Tomlah traveled 6,000 miles to offer glucose tests to residents of her former hometown in the West African nation of Cameroon.  The second-year pharmacy student bought blood glucose meters in Richmond — the meters are scarce outside the U.S. — and brought them […]

PrideRx paves the way for LGBTQ+ student “pharmily”

In just a few years, PrideRx at VCU’s School of Pharmacy has become one of the nation’s most visible and active groups for LGBTQ+ student pharmacists and their allies. In this essay, PrideRx founder Olivia White, a fourth-year pharmacy student at the SoP, describes its creation.  By Olivia WhitePharm.D. Class of 2022 I moved to […]

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