UMKC School of Pharmacy Finishes in Top 10 in ASHP Clinical Skills Competition

Paige Melling and Miranda Verdier posing together

Two University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy students recently finished in the Top 10 of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Clinical Skills Competition.

Paige Melling and Miranda Verdier were awarded at the recent ASHP Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas. Teams from 131 pharmacy schools competed.

“It’s one of the most competitive national clinical pharmacy competitions and provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills as critical thinkers and problem solvers,” said Steven Stoner, clinical professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the UMKC School of Pharmacy. “Their success is not only testimony to their hard work and professional development as students, but it also creates a strong sense of pride for the faculty and preceptors that they have worked with over the course of the past four years.” READ MORE

ACCP Outstanding Student Award

Heather Buehrer portrait

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) recognized Heather Buehrer (PharmD, ’16) with an Outstanding Student Chapter Member Award at its annual meeting in Hollywood, Florida.

“I was pretty shocked,” said Buehrer, who graduated in May from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and works at a Costco pharmacy in the Kansas City area. “I feel honored other students saw me as a role model and leader and deserving of this award.” READ MORE

Remembering Beth Winans

Elizabeth Winans portrait

1965 – 2016

Elizabeth “Beth” Winans, clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, died Dec. 15, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. She was 51. READ MORE