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5/22/2014 – A Q&A with Paul Gubbins: First Associate Dean at Springfield Site

Paul Gubbins made history this year when he became the first Associate Dean hired to lead the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy site at Missouri State University in Springfield.
Gubbins, PharmD, who is also a vice chair and professor in the UMKC Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, began work in January at the Springfield site, set to open this fall. With the help of Dean Russell Melchert and other UMKC administrators, Gubbins spent the first several months admitting the inaugural 30 students and preparing technology and the classrooms for the accreditation site visit.

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4/17/2014 – Tracy Harlan Earns National Recognition for Patient Care

Professors at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy have long known that Tracy Harlan has a strong connection with patients. But now she's earned national recognition for her work.
Harlan - a PharmD candidate for 2014 - earned the One-to-One Patient Counseling Recognition Program award for going beyond expectations to provide outstanding patient care. The 24-year-old from Salisbury, Mo., received the honor in March at the annual American Pharmacists Association conference. She was selected because of the counseling expertise she demonstrated last summer while conducting an in-home visit with a farmer with Parkinson's Disease. The association was impressed with how she gained his trust, suggested ways to prevent adverse side effects and helped him develop a list of questions for his next doctor's visit.

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4/16/2014 – UMKC School of Pharmacy Plays Major Role in National Drug Take Back Day

Last year, the school was recognized as best student volunteer program in region.
Students from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Kanas City Police Department on April 26 for National Drug Take Back Day, promoting safe drug disposal and educating the public about the dangers of prescription drug use.
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4/11/2014 – Three-Peat! Pharmacy Students Voted Among Best in the Nation

A University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy student group has been named among the best in the country for the third year in a row.
The UMKC chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) was in the Top 10 out of 129 APhA-ASP chapters, announced recently at the American Pharmacists Assocation annual meeting in Orlando. Last year, they were in the top four and they won the AA division Chapter Achievement Award. In 2012, the UMKC chapter received National Student Chapter of the Year.
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3/10/2014 – Team Healthcare Hospital Hill Campus interprofessional education class activity focused on patient safety

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a 2013 study. Better teamwork is a way to ensure the safety of patients – and University of Missouri-Kansas City health professions educators are leading that charge.
“As healthcare providers in this country, we don’t always do a great job at teamwork,” said Maqual Graham, director of applied therapeutics and applied skills and a professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy.
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2/14/2014 - Go Tigeroos! UMKC School of Pharmacy students get the best of both worlds at Mizzou

Officially they're Kangaroos. They were registered students of UMKC. But they lived in Columbia where they attended the UMKC School of Pharmacy classes at MU. A nickname was in order. Kangaroo + Tiger = Tigeroos.
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2/11/2014 - Students deliver flu shots

UMKC School of Pharmacy students deliver flu shots to campus, local hospital as part of their education.
The impact of the deadly flu virus has been lessened on campus this winter, thanks in part to the Unviersity of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy students. They worked alongside School of Nursing and Health Studies students and others to conduct the flu shot clinics as part of the Healthy for Life program.
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1/21/2014 - Close to Home: School of Pharmacy offers several locations to serve communities throughout Missouri

Students at the Springfield site are officially registered at UMKC but they will have access to the MSU student health facility, library, fitness center and more.
Work is nearly complete on efforts to transform a historic Brick City building in Springfield into the third site for the School PharmD program. Plans call for the site to open in August 2014, pending approval by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
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1/08/2014 - Coming this fall: the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy in Springfield

The Springfield campus will offer the opportunity for students from different areas of Missouri to attend the UMKC School of Pharmacy.
Amanda Cook dreamed of being a pharmacist for years.

But there was a catch: The high school chemistry teacher in Houston, MO didn't want to be a pharmacist just anywhere. Cook envisioned herself helping friends, family and neighbors in rural Missouri. She didn't want to live in a big city.
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12/06/2013 - Efforts underway to raise funds for Hospital Hill Diversity Council Scholarship

The Hospital Hill Diversity Council is raising money to start a new endowed scholarship for University of Missouri-Kansas City health professions students.
The mission of the Hospital Hill Diversity Council is to foster an academic health center community that celebrates diversity; value and respect differences; actively engage in issues of diversity; and develop competences needed to work with diverse populations. The first fundraising event was held in September. The Hospital Hill Diversity Council sponsored the Health Sciences Scholarship Dinner and Dance at UMKC's Pierson Auditorium. The dance featured music played by popular Kansas City DJ Myron D, a mix of R&B hits, salsa and world music.
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11/21/2013 - By fall 2014 School of Pharmacy students will be able to call Hospital Hill home

Work has already begun on the first residence hall at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Hospital Hill campus. The $30.33 million residence hall, situated at the southeast corner of 25th Street and Troost, means students can wake up and walk across the street to attend class. The facility will be open to all second-year students at UMKC.
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11/11/2013 - Subway Restaurant Opening on Hospital Hill Campus

A Subway restaurant recently opened on the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Hospital Hill campus. The new eatery will be located at 2413 Charlotte St. in the UMKC Hospital Hill Parking Structure.
The Subway restaurant chain is known for offering a healthier alternative to traditional fast food.
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1/02/2013 - UMKC Faculty member Dr. Simon Friedman's group publish a potential breakthrough in the administration of insulin for Type 1 Diabetics

Device would eliminate hundreds of injections for millions of diabetics
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City have discovered a way to make insulin administration easier and more effective. This breakthrough could affect tens of millions of Type 1 diabetics worldwide by replacing needle sticks with a beam of light. Although insulin can treat Type 1 diabetes, administering multiple daily injections is taxing, and inconsistently effective. Researchers with UMKC's School of Pharmacy have developed a new method called a photoactivated depot. They wrote about the advance for an upcoming issue of Angewandte Chemie, the highest ranked weekly chemistry journal in the world.
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12/06/2012 - UMKC MPA to Host Certificate Training Program on Medication Therapy Management

Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services is an innovative and interactive training program that explores the pharmacist's role in providing MTM services to patients. This activity teaches pharmacists the essential skills necessary to become a successful MTM practitioner. The certificate training program will enhance pharmacists' clinical expertise in evaluating complicated medication regimens, identifying medication-related problems, and making recommendations to patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.
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12/04/2012 - UMKC Students Administer 1,379 Flu Shots

Hundreds of Missourians will avoid flu-driven sniffling and sneezing this winter, thanks to students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing. Over the past several weeks, UMKC students have administered 1,379 flu shots, through the University of Missouri System's Healthy For Life program. Flu shots were offered free for UM faculty, staff and dependents enrolled in a UM Health Care plan.
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12/04/2012 - U-Comm campaign - "Kansas City Strong. University Proud." - promotes Kansas City's university

The Division of University Communications has launched a new campaign - "Kansas City Strong. University Proud." - focused on marketing strategies to recruit new students. The campaign also seeks to reinforce that the University of Missouri-Kansas City is Kansas City's university.
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11/29/2012 - UMKC Health Science Schools host Interprofessional Education Panel

(from left) Dr. Marsha Pyle, Dean, School of Dentistry; Dr. Betty Drees, Dean, School of Medicine; Dr. Leo Rouse, Dean, Howard University College of Dentistry; Dr. Jane Kirschling, President, American Association of Colleges of Nursing; Dr. Carol Aschenbrener, Chief Medical Education Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges; Dr. Lucinda Maine, Executive Vice President and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; Melissa J. Robinson, President, Black Health Care Coalition; Dr. Lora Lacey-Haun, Dean, School of Nursing, and Dr. Russell Melchert, Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The UMKC Health Sciences schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy hosted an "Interprofessional Education Panel" on November 27th featuring experts in their four fields who specialize in the education of students in two or more health science professions to improve collaboration and the quality of patient care. The program was followed by a second panel of presenters from each of the four Health Sciences schools including Dr. Stefanie Ellison, Associate Dean for Curriculum, School of Medicine; Dr. Jolene Lynn, Clinical Assistant Professor and BSN Program Director, School of Nursing; Dr. Susan J. Kimble, Clinical Associate Profession, MSN and DNP Program Director, School of Nursing; Dr. Pam Overman, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Dentistry; and Dr. Jennifer Santee, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, School of Pharmacy.
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11/05/2012 - UMKC says 'NO' to name change

The University of Missouri-Kansas City won't be changing its name - not for the foreseeable future.


11/02/2012 - KC Business Journal - UMKC teaches pharmacists to take on a healthy dose of primary-care work

No longer seen as just pill-counters, pharmacists increasingly are being enlisted to help bring basic care to rural and underserved urban areas, where customers may not have regular access to primary-care physicians.
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10/16/2012 - UMKC Health Professions Schools Win National Grant to Address Urban Health Disparities

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is one of only five universities in the nation to receive a special federal grant designed to improve health care for groups of people stricken with illnesses at a higher rate than the general population.
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8/01/2012 - School of Pharmacy's Kristen DiDonato recognized in inaugural class of NACDS Faculty Scholars

School of Pharmacy Clinical Assistant Professor Kristen DiDonato was recently inducted by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation into the 2012-2013 inaugural class for the Foundation's Faculty Scholars Program. Launched earlier this year, the Faculty Scholars Program is designed to educate assistant professors from U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy about designing, implementing and publishing community pharmacy-based patient care research.
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7/11/2012 - Kappa Psi Presents $5,000 Donation to American Cancer Society

  • Kappa Psi - American Cancer Society Donation
  • UMKC Kappa Psi members recently presented a check of $5,000 to the American Cancer Society out of the proceeds from their 2012 Volley for Charity annual fundraiser. This year's event was held on Saturday, April 21st at Volleyball Beach in Kansas City. Presenting the check to ACS were (from left) UMKC School of Pharmacy students Karen Goolsby, Ashlee Rickabaugh, Christi Erickson (ACS representative), Sara Schultz and Tanvi Parikh.

6/15/2012 - Congrats to all the winners at the 2012 MPA Conference

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5/26/2012 - Staff Council announces new members.

The UMKC Staff Council recently announced its new members, who will assume their positions on June 1, 2012. You are invited to meet the new Council members at our annual meeting on Wednesday, June 6 at 9 a.m. in the Administrative Center Conference Facility.
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5/08/2012 - School of Pharmacy students receive Award with Distinction at 2012 Bloch Venture Challenge.

Heather Schasteen, Matt Jarvis, & Katherine Armstrong were honored with an Award with Distinction at the 2012 Bloch Venture Challenge. The Venture Creation Challenge is designed to encourage student venture creation through a forum in which students can present business plans and new venture concepts to local investors, business leaders and entrepreneurs.


5/01/2012 - University of Missouri-Kansas City Spring 2012 Commencement Ceremonies

The University of Missouri-Kansas City will celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates beginning on May 3. This year, an estimated 1,869 students will graduate at 12 different ceremonies.
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4/25/2012 - UMKC will honor 16 alumni and one family at Awards luncheon on April 26

UMKC will honor its outstanding alumni for 2011-12 at a luncheon event this week - on Thursday, April 26 - at the Westin Crown Center Hotel.
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4/16/2012 - UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit

The 2012 UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit will be held on Thursday, April 19 on the UMKC Health Sciences campus at Hospital Hill.
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3/23/2012 - UMKC named Student Chapter of the Year by American Pharmacists Association

Each year, the award is given to one of the 127 APhA-ASP chapters across the nation based on originality of programs, number of chapter members involved, impact on the community, benefit to student pharmacists and collaboration with other healthcare organizations. The award was announced during the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans earlier this month.
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3/13/2012 - UMKC School of Pharmacy Earns National Immunization Champion Award

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy has been recognized as one of the national winners of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Immunization Champion Awards. The awards, which recognize the value and extraordinary contributions pharmacists provide to improving the vaccination rates of their communities, were presented during the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, March 9-12.
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3/01/2012 - 2012 Faculty and Staff Award recipients announced

School of Pharmacy's Yvonne McCommon honored with the UMKC Student Affairs Student Mentor Staff Award.
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2/23/2012 - UMKC School of Pharmacy presented with National Challenge Award in first-ever 'Script Your Future' Medication Adherence Challenge

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy has been named one of the inaugural awardees of the Script Your Future Medication Adherence Challenge for student pharmacists, sponsored by the National Consumers League (NCL), the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
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2/15/2012 - Application for Hospital Hill Health Science Camp now available

The Hospital Hill Health Science Camp program is designed to introduce high school students, primarily from minority and underrepresented populations, to health science careers. Students will learn about dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy professions; participate in experiential learning activities, tour health profession schools, and receive academic enrichment.

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2011

12/13/2011 - Tim Wolfe is new UM System President

The Board of Curators has announced that UM System's new President is Tim Wolfe.
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11/28/2011 - APhA-ASP announces election of Pharm.D. student Sarah Riley to the position of Region 6 Member-at-Large at the Midyear Regional Meeting

In her role, Sarah will be responsible for responding to the needs of the general membership within her region that spans six states. She will work to ensure adequate communication between chapters in regards to membership and patient care activities. Sarah will also attend the APhA-ASP Regional Officer Meeting held this coming January in Washington, DC and has responsibilities at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition. Through these activities, she will have the opportunity to collaborate and network with other student and practicing pharmacists.


11/15/2011 - UMKC announces public phase of $250m capital campaign with $100m+ already raised

On Nov. 9, UMKC and the UMKC Foundation announced the official launch of capital campaign. The seven-year, $250 million campaign - called, The Campaign for UMKC - has already received $100,030,984 in gifts.
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10/11/2011 - UMKC School of Pharmacy's Pharm.D. program expands to MSU

On Oct. 14, Gov. Jay Nixon will join leaders from UMKC and Missouri State University (MSU) in Springfield to announce the signing of an agreement allowing MSU students to enroll in UMKC's Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program.
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10/02/2011 - Faculty Member Dr. Jack Fincham quoted in KC Star drug shortages article

Faculty Member Dr. Jack Fincham quoted in KC Star drug shortages article


8/23/2011 - Faculty member Dr. Jack Fincham discusses medication rebound effects in More Magazine

See page five for Dr. Fincham's comments.
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8/18/2011 - Houston paper highlights fifth year student Amanda Cook's medical mission trip to Honduras

Houston Herald - Medical mission trip takes Houston woman to Honduras: Cook provides health care where it's rare
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8/18/2011 - Houston paper highlights fifth year student Amanda Cook's medical mission trip to Honduras

Houston Herald - Medical mission trip takes Houston woman to Honduras: Cook provides health care where it's rare
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6/08/2011 - NACDS announces UMKC as a grant recipient for the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation has announced the first 3 beneficiaries of the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (Community PREP), including UMKC School of Pharmacy, with practice sites at Red Cross Pharmacy. Community PREP is a $1.5 million grant program designed to expand community pharmacy residency programs for recent pharmacy school graduates. Each of the grant recipients will receive $50,000 over the next three years from the NACDS Foundation to support the development of a residency position for graduates of accredited schools and colleges of pharmacy.
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5/11/2011 - Pharmacy student Scott Halvorson announced as one of the winners of the UMKC Bloch School of Management 2011 Venture Creation Challenge

The Venture Creation Challenge encourages student venture creation through a forum in which students can present business plans and new venture concepts to local investors, business leaders and entrepreneurs. Out of 68 participating teams, nearly double that of last year, 15 teams were given awards.


5/05/2011 - Faculty member Dr. Leigh Ann Nelson receives research award at College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Annual Meeting

Dr. Leigh Ann Nelson received the Original Research Award at the CPNP Annual Meeting for her project titled "Medication Adherence, Lipid and Glycemic Control in Patients with Psychotic Disorders Compared to Patients Without Psychiatric Illness Receiving Care in a Veterans Affairs Medical System."


5/04/2011 - Four of our graduating pharmacy students - Stefanie Hawkins, Alexi Kanago, Deborah Raithel and Karl Simon have been selected as Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Honor Recipient for 2011

Each semester, the Division's Vice Chancellor calls for nominations of exceptional graduating students who have maintained high academic achievement while providing leadership and service to the University and our community.
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5/03/2011 - School of Pharmacy Professor Roger Sommi honored with the 2011 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award


  • 2011 Judith J Saklad Memorial Award Presentation
  • The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) honored UMKC School of Pharmacy Professor Roger Sommi, Pharm.D., BCPP, FCCP (above, left), with the 2011 Judith J. Saklad Award. This award is presented annually to a senior psychiatric pharmacy practitioner who has achieved a level of professional distinction and like Dr. Saklad, represents the qualities and ideals of professional enthusiasm, a passion for optimizing patient care, and continuing dedication to the practice of psychiatric pharmacy.
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4/19/2011 - SGA honors UMKC faculty and staff with First Annual Apple Polisher Awards

On April 13, 2011, UMKC's Student Government Association held the First Annual Apple Polisher Award banquet. Twenty seven faculty and staff received awards at the 2011 event.
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4/14/2011 - Congratulations to Pharm.D. student, Jennifer Sass on being selected for the for the 2011 AACP Walmart Scholars Program


4/04/2011 - UMKC APhA-ASP Students win Award for Chapter Achievement

UMKC APhA-ASP students win runner-up for the chapter achievement award for the school's division (based on school size). Only 6 chapters were recognized nationally for achievement awards.


3/29/2011 - Quarterly Message from Chancellor Morton: UMKC Health Sciences impact on Missouri

UMKC plays a unique role in supporting the health care needs of our region. With the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing all located on Hospital Hill, our campus is one of less than 30 out of more than 3,000 American colleges and universities with these four schools working together to train health care professionals.
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3/24/2011 - UMKC students win National Compounding Championship

UMKC pharmacy students recently won the Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition at this year's National Compounding Championship, March 18-19, at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy Gainesville, FL. Our three champion competitors were Jenny Sass, Rachel Sass, and Christina Bockman.
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3/04/2011 - Applications now open for School of Pharmacy high school student summer programs

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3/01/2011 - Pharmacy Prof. Jack Fincham interviewed by Fox-4 News for story on national drug shortages.


2/07/2011 - SOP alumni magazine, Postscript, wins communications award

Postscript, UMKC School of Pharmacy's (SOP) alumni magazine, has received the "Silver Institutional Award for Excellence in Communications-Periodicals." The award was presented at the 2011 Conference of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in recognition of the magazine's 2009-2010 edition.
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1/04/2011 - Hospital Hill Night with the Roos - January 22.

Learn more about exclusive Basketball ticket packages by downloading the invite below.
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2010

12/01/2010 - UMKC School of Pharmacy receives national student community service award

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy award recognizes student-led outreach programs
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10/25/2010 - School of Pharmacy celebrates 125-year anniversary

An ongoing tradition of excellence in pharmaceutical education, research and service

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10/05/2010 - School of Pharmacy Celebrates 125th Anniversary

UMKC School of Pharmacy (SOP) will celebrate its 125th anniversary during the annual Alumni Reunion Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center hotel.

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9/08/2010 - Three UMKC Pharmacy Faculty Members Featured in Current Issue of AJPE Subheads:


9/08/2010 - Anti-convulsant research from faculty member Dr. Rasu published in AJMC


9/04/2010 - UMKC Promotion & Tenure Celebration recognizes 2009/2010 faculty recipients Linda Garavalia and Cameron Lindsey


  • 2010 Promotion & Tenure Celebration
  • School of Pharmacy faculty members who attended the UMKC Promotion and Tenure Celebration on September 1st include (front row) Steve Stoner, Pharm.D., Cameron Lindsey, Pharm.D., Linda Garavalia, Ph.D.; (back row) Thomas Johnston, Ph.D., Robert Piepho, Ph.D., Dean Russell Melchert, Ph.D., Wayne Brown, Ph.D., and Jack Fincham, Ph.D. The campus event celebrated 24 UMKC faculty members who were recognized as the 2010 UMKC promotion and tenure honorees.
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9/01/2010 - The latest issue of the The Script student newsletter now available

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8/14/2010 - UMKC pharmacy teacher honored for community service

The Missouri Pharmacy Association has selected Raymore resident Robert W. Piepho for the 2010 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service. The award is given in cooperation with the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.


8/09/2010 - UMKC pharmacy teacher honored for community service

The Missouri Pharmacy Association has selected Raymore resident Robert W. Piepho for the 2010 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service. The award is given in cooperation with the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.
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7/19/2010 - Faculty and students of the Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing create Honduras Project Blog

Follow School of Pharmacy Clinical Assistant Professor Brooke Patterson and a group of pharmacy and nursing students and faculty as they spend part of their summer vacation providing health care in rural areas of Honduras.
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7/14/2010 - Dr. Steve Stoner, Clinical Professor and Chair for the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Administration, interviewed for KCTV 5 report: "Saving On Prescription Drugs"

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6/07/2010 - UMKC School of Pharmacy receives largest gift commitment in school's history

Local donor expresses desire to help pharmacy students and promote education.

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5/13/2010 - Study led by pharmacy faculty member, Dr. Rafia Rasu, finds Internet-based weight management programs to be cost-effective.

The results of the study will be published in the American Journal of Managed Care.

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5/10/2010 - Questions of possible rare cancer cluster at Bannister

Pharmacy faculty member, Dr. Marcus Iszard, quoted in KSHB-NBC news story.

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4/01/2010 - Two pharmacy students receive nationally ranked managed care internship

UMKC School of Pharmacy students David Malewski (2011) and Karl Simon (2011) have both been selected in the 2010 AMCP/FMCP/Pfizer Managed Care Pharmacy Internship program. The Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy (FMCP), in conjunction with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), and under the auspices of Pfizer Inc, offer this summer internship opportunity to only 12 students across the nation. The goal of the program is to enhance a student's awareness of career options in top ranked managed care pharmacy practice settings by direct hands-on involvement. David will be placed at Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Portland, Oregon and Karl will be placed at Department of Defense Pharmacoeconomics Center, San Antonio, TX; one of the best pharmacoeconomics centers in the US.

The program requires students to complete a structured rotation, an assigned project and are required to present the results of their project as a poster at AMCP's Educational Conference in October 2010. In addition, all AMCP/FMCP summer interns will participate in the "Intern Best Project Competition." This is the second time UMKC has had students selected for this prestigious summer internship and it is particularly notable that two UMKC students were accepted in the same year. Dr. Rafia Rasu, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration established the UMKC AMCP chapter four years ago and has helped the group achieve national recognition in a short amount of time.


3/02/2010 - Announcing UMKC Health Sciences Wellness Fair on April 24, Volunteers Needed

The UMKC Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing & Pharmacy are teaming to deliver, for the 2010 UMKC Health Sciences Wellness Fair. The event will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM (volunteers 7AM-4PM) at the New Health Sciences Building on the UMKC campus. UMKC Health Sciences students, faculty and staff will work side-by-side with healthcare professionals to provide information and health screenings to hundreds of patients in need in the surrounding community.

Event organizers are seeking volunteers for help in any aspect of this great, interprofessional opportunity, including information booths, screenings and logistics. If you are an interested student, faculty member, staff member or healthcare professional, please click here and complete an electronic survey regarding your participation. The deadline to sign-up is March 12 at 5:00 p.m.


2/26/2010 - Russell Melchert, Ph.D. appointed new dean of UMKC's School of Pharmacy

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2/22/2010 - Class of 2012 wins APhA-ASP Class Competition to raise money for Haiti relief

Congratulations to the class of 2012 who won the APhA-ASP class competition to raise money to support Partners in Health and their initiative in Haiti. The competition raised a total of $410.


2/15/2010 - School of Pharmacy staff member Nancy Bahner and pharmacy faculty member Dr. Cameron Lindsey were honored at "Celebrating Excellence."

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1/15/2010 - Fifth Year Pharm.D. Student, Patrycja Wilczynska, named Student of the Year by local organization

Patrycja Wilczynska, fifth year Pharm.D. student, was named the Greater Kansas City Society of Health-Systems Pharmacist Student of the Year.


2009

12/07/2009 - UNews - Pharmacy students transform community

The UMKC School of Pharmacy cares about the community. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) awarded the School of Pharmacy the 2009-2010 Transformative Community Service Award. This is the third year in a row the school has won an award for their community service.

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11/24/2009 - UMKC School of Pharmacy receives national community service award

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy recognizes school for 'transforming' the community.

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10/26/2009 - UMKC APhA-ASP campus chapters recognized national organization

The efforts of the UMKC chapters of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) in Kansas City and Columbia in promoting the national organization's theme of "Many Paths, One Purpose" were recognized with the presentation of a traveling mortar and pestle representing the winning school.


9/30/2009 - UMKC School of Pharmacy graduate students receive 2009 AAPS Travelship Awards

Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Students Jwala Gupta and Tao Zhang both received the 2009 AAPS Travelship Award from Amgen to attend the 2009 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition in Los Angeles on Nov. 8-12.


9/12/2009 - First-year Pharm.D. students winners of this year's Harvesters food drive

Congratulations to our first year Pharm.D. students who won this year's food drive sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) for the Kansas City-based Harvesters Community Food Network. The drive was organized as a contest between each class year, as well as faculty & staff. The group collected more than 1,500 food items.


9/08/2009 - UMKC and MSU partner to provide Doctor of Pharmacy program on Springfield campus

Program designed to address statewide pharmacist shortage.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and Missouri State University (MSU) in Springfield, Mo., have entered into an agreement that will allow students on the Springfield campus to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UMKC. The agreement was finalized at a signing ceremony on the MSU campus on Sept. 8, 2009.

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