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Doctorates and Division I

School of Pharmacy student-athletes balance high-level studies and sports competition Pick a sports metaphor about facing a challenge and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy student-athletes are living it. They’re pursuing health doctorates while competing at the Division I level.

Unlike Any Other in the Nation

UMKC School of Pharmacy and nine other leading Kansas City health-care institutions team up to create UMKC Health Sciences District.

A Spirit of Giving and Professional Success

Faculty Member Heather Lyons-Burney Receives School of Pharmacy Alumni Achievement Award Having a passion for both chemistry and biology, Heather Lyons-Burney (Pharm.D. ’94) knew early on that she wanted a career in health care. She would eventually take her two passions and become an educator, co-owner of multiple pharmacies and co-founder of a health clinic […]

Student Pharmacy Group Achieves Top 7 in the U.S.

Through numerous events and activities, UMKC student pharmacists and their faculty mentors make a huge difference in the health of thousands of people throughout the Kansas City area and across Missouri. As a result, a UMKC School of Pharmacy student group has been recognized among the best in the country again.

School of Pharmacy Dean Russell Melchert is an Icon of Education

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 […]

Pharmaceutical Sciences Chair Receives International Award

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 […]

Fatma’s Homecoming

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

ACCP Outstanding Student Award

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 […]

Remembering Beth Winans

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. Winans joined UMKC in 2007. Her practice was mostly at Truman Medical Centers’ Behavior Health Department, where she taught student pharmacists and medical teams. […]

Congratulations to the UMKC Chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

The UMKC Chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy received a Third Place Finish in the AMCP Chapter of the Year Award competition. In the photo Left to Right: Katelyn Lutz, Chapter President 2015-2016, Heather Nelson Chapter President 2016-2017, Babette Edgar AMCP President, Susan Cantrell AMCP CEO and Michael Donaldson, student member. The UMKC […]