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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 […]

Advocating for the Aging

  UMKC awarded national grant to help older Kansas Citians All University of Missouri-Kansas City health professions schools — the School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing and Health Studies, School of Dentistry and School of Medicine — and the School of Law were awarded a national grant to work together to advocate for older adults […]

National Recognition for Making an Impact

Training the next generation of pharmacists is part of Tony Huke’s identity. Now the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy preceptor is earning national recognition for the role. Huke was named a master preceptor this spring by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Huke is one of seven to receive the honor for […]

Surprise Party

Professor Ashim Mitra Wins UM System President’s Award In a stealth move, School of Pharmacy colleagues surprised Ashim K. Mitra, curators’ professor of pharmacy, with a President’s Award for Sustained Career Excellence.

KCUR: Could Light Be the Key to Fewer Needles for Diabetics?

A School of Pharmacy Researcher Thinks So… On a busy league night in a Raytown, Missouri, bowling alley, former auto worker Raymond Fowler keeps up his game playing alongside his wife and longtime teammates. Fowler, who’s 67, stays busy in his retirement, but it’s not all fun and games. A few years ago, he was […]