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At commencement, Class of 2024 celebrates courage, new beginnings

More than 500 family members, friends and loved ones joined faculty and staff of VCU School of Pharmacy to celebrate the school’s more than 100 graduating students at the 2024 Hooding and Diploma Ceremony on May 10. [Note: Full list of awards can be found below.] “Speaking for all the faculty and staff, it has […]

McRae leads School of Pharmacy’s research and graduate studies efforts

Mary Peace McRae, Pharm.D., Ph.D., began her role as the school’s associate dean for research and graduate studies, effective March 18. In this role, McRae will lead efforts to shape and operationalize the school’s vision for our research and graduate programs. McRae — who most recently served as the Assistant Dean of Research at the […]

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 […]

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 […]

He was 24 and healthy. COVID-19 almost killed him.

Pharmacy student warns: No one is immune to the pandemic, so stay alert and careful. Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy In the first months of the pandemic of 2020 Dan Buth already had done a lot to avoid getting sick.  He had stopped social travel — a big adjustment; he loved to visit new places. […]

Aux Label: Advice from a classmate

Christian RuizAuxiliary Label Staff Writer 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 believe […]

Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

The Faculty Teaching Excellence Award is given annually to a faculty member in the School of Pharmacy who is recognized as an outstanding teacher/educator. As a teacher, the individual successfully stimulates student intellectual achievement through superior communication skills, interpersonal rapport, and mentorship. The recipient of this award enthusiastically relates information in all instructional situations, displaying […]

Dr. Rx: Apps can help people stay on top of medications

By Yasser Ali Q: How can technology help me keep track of my medications? A: Nearly 50 percent of Americans over the age of 55 are on at least one prescription medication, with 12 percent of those over the age of 65 taking four or more. That is a lot to keep track of on […]