School of Pharmacy opens third site in Springfield

One of the newest additions to the University of Missouri-Kansas City is a three-hour drive south to Springfield. The UMKC School of Pharmacy at Missouri State University opened this past week in a transformed historic Brick City building. This is the third site for the school’s PharmD program, the practice-level degree for pharmacists. The new […]

Missouri Pharmacy Association Awards Two UMKC Faculty Members

The Missouri Pharmacy Association recognized University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy faculty members Kelly A. Cochran and Andrew Bzowyckyj with major awards at its annual convention held in September in St. Louis. Cochran, PharmD, BCPS, of UMKC School of Pharmacy in Columbia, won the 2014 Faculty Member of the Year Award for UMKC. To […]

Health Fair answers Medicare questions

Event is organized by UMKC School of Pharmacy and UMKC School of Law Medicare Part D is a distant thought to most college students. But on Saturday dozens of University of Missouri-Kansas City students will come together and use their expertise to help senior citizens and caregivers navigate the complexities of Medicare Part D at […]

A Q & A With Roger Sommi: New Associate Dean at Columbia Site

Roger Sommi is hardly a new face at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Sommi has spent 27 years teaching, researching and shaping education at the school. But this fall he’ll take on a new role as Associate Dean for the UMKC School of Pharmacy at MU. Sommi will split his schedule in […]

Melissa Luechtefeld Volunteers, Wins Scholarships and Marches in the Band

A University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy student received national recognition for her outreach work at home and abroad. Melissa Luechtefeld, a fourth-year PharmD student at the MU site, earned a student scholarship from the American Pharmacists Association Foundation for the 2014-15 academic year. Luechtefeld was recognized, thanks to her leadership work and active […]

Pharm to Farm

UMKC students travel throughout Missouri to deliver healthcare Sometimes learning to be a pharmacist takes place miles away from classrooms, laboratories and textbooks. One of the newest clinical student rotations – Pharm to Farm – takes higher education to rural Missouri farmhouses where students sit down with farmers and ranchers in their living rooms to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]