School of Pharmacy Dean Russell Melchert is an Icon of Education

School of Pharmacy Dean Russell Melchert

Russell Melchert, dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, is one of Ingram magazine’s 2017 Icons of Education.

Melchert came to UMKC in 2010 as the dean after serving as department chair of pharmacy sciences in the college of pharmacy at the University of Arkansas. At UMKC, he’s expanding the School of Pharmacy’s reach in Missouri through UMKC programs at the University of Missouri in Columbia and Missouri State University in Springfield.

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Pharmaceutical Sciences Chair Receives International Award

Dr. Mitra poses in his office

Ashim K. Mitra, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy professor and chair of the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is receiving the Dr. Roger Vogel Award for Pharmaceutical Research from the ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) Foundation for Eye Research. He will be presented the award in May at ARO’s annual meeting in Baltimore. READ MORE

Fatma’s Homecoming

UMKC Ph.D. student was stuck in Libya after travel ban executive order

Fatma Abdalla by shelves

Ph.D. student Fatma Abdalla walked toward the airport gate in Tunisia, ready to board her flight back to Kansas City and her studies at UMKC. She handed the clerk her U.S. visa – and was halted.

“You can’t go back,” she was told. “Not now.”

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