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 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.
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.