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Harika Vemula looking at vial of liquid

Doctoral Student Harika Vemula Came Out of Her Shell at UMKC

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Interdisciplinary PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences | School of Pharmacy | 2016

How has your college program inspired you?

The iPHD program I’m in at UMKC is an excellent platform to test my abilities and prove myself professionally and personally. It has given me a chance to take up different challenges and look at things in a new direction. The best part about the program is its interdisciplinary nature — trying to connect different fields of science and engineering which is what my passion is about. It made me zealous to try new ways and dream big.


Fewer Needles

Pharmacist talking to student

School of Pharmacy Professor Simon Friedman discusses his insulin-delivery invention with Amy Johnson (Biology, ’14), who has diabetes. Photo by Janet Rogers, Strategic Marketing and Communications

UMKC Awarded $1.4 Million for Diabetes Treatment Development

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for work on a new approach for artificial pancreas development to help the tens of millions of people who have diabetes.


Thank You for Another Great Year

Below you’ll find a slideshow of School of Pharmacy highlights from this past year. Thanks for your support of the School of Pharmacy and the Pharmacy Foundation!

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