Pharmacy students receive Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Awards

Four women graduate students from the School of Pharmacy were honored at the 2019 UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund Awards Reception on March 7. Representing the School of Pharmacy were Dr. Kun Cheng, Taj Yerova, Dr. Chi Lee, Dr. Dhananjay Pal, Dr. Gerald Wyckoff, Dean Russell Melchert, Vrinda Gote, Maryam Nakhijiri, and Danielle Thomas.

Four students at the School of Pharmacy were recognized as recipients of the 2019 UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund awards during a  reception by the Women’s Council at the Grand Street Cafe on March 7.

The students, Danielle Thomas, Vrinda Gote, Maryam Nakhjiri and Taj Yeruva, were selected from a pool of applicants from throughout UMKC. All four are in the school’s Interdisciplinary-Ph.D. program with a major emphasis on pharmaceutical sciences.

Pharmacy students make strong showing in IPE healthcare reasoning competition

Winners of the 2019 UMKC Interprofessional Education Healthcare Reasoning Competition (front row) Anthony Spalitto, School of Pharmacy; Dylan Schwindt, School of Medicine; Becca Stockhausen, School of Nursing and Health Sciences; Louis Sand, School of Medicine, with School of Medicine Dean Mary Anne Jackson, M.D. (Back row) Event organizers Jordann Dhuse, School of Medicine, Stefanie Ellison, M.D., School of Medicine IPE coordinator, Paig Charboneau, School of Medicine, and Michael Scott, School of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy students made a strong showing in the third-annual UMKC Interprofessional Education (IPE) Healthcare Reasoning competition as members of the top two teams in the March 2 event held on the health sciences campus.

Pharmacy student Anthony Spallito was a member of the winning team. Ashley Ragan and Andrew Yates were part of the competition’s second-place team.


Pharmacy alum’s insulin research attracts national spotlight


Lunch celebration with UMKC School of Pharmacy’s 2019 Alumni Award honoree, Dr. Alan Carter (’79 & ’02). Joining Dr. Carter was Dean Emeritus Bob Piepho, Bill Larmer (’75) and Dean Russ Melchert.

UMKC School of Pharmacy has selected Alan W. Carter (B.S.P. ’79, Pharm.D. ’02) to receive the school’s 2019 Alumni Achievement Award. Carter was honored at the 2019 UMKC Alumni Awards on March 15.

With more than 35 years of experience in clinical pharmacy management and research, Carter has been an educator, board member and researcher. He is currently the pharmacy director at Aetna Better Health of Kansas and recently gained national attention when his research raised a red flag on problems with the storage of insulin.


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