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School of Pharmacy’s Melinda Johnson was part of local COVID response team

Travis Kremmin, Pharm.D., ’11, is a clinical pharmacist at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, a hospital in Merriam, Kansas. In March, the COVID-19 pandemic was just ramping up in the Kansas City area and Kremmin was looking to establish a COVID response team of pharmacists when he received a text message. A fourth-year student at the UMKC […]

UMKC pharmacy students continue legacy of excellence

The legacy of outstanding student service and leadership continues at the UMKC School of Pharmacy. Student pharmacists at UMKC have once again been recognized as recipients of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists Chapter of the Year award. It is the third time in the past nine years that the UMKC chapter has received […]

I am a hospital trauma team member

UMKC School of Pharmacy: Where Opportunities Abound As the world becomes more aware of the growing skill sets of today’s pharmacists, the roles they play in health care will continue to evolve and expand. Our UMKC School of Pharmacy graduates reflect this, working in a vast array of health care fields. A 2007 graduate, Jeremy […]

Tamer’s Harvard study opens new world of cancer therapies

When providers at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Cancer Center run out of answers or options, they turn to UMKC School of Pharmacy faculty member Diana Tamer, Pharm.D., BCOP, for assistance. A clinical pharmacist specialized in hematology and oncology at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Cancer Center, Tamer completed Harvard Medical School’s Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Cancer Research […]

School of Pharmacy posts record match rate

A growing number of pharmacy school graduates are extending their education to seek out residency and fellowship programs and the UMKC School of Pharmacy is leading the way. More than a third of the 2020 graduating class from the UMKC School of Pharmacy will be entering a post-graduate residency program. And those who participated in […]

UMKC pharmacy faculty member working to improve animal and human health

A world thrown into the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic is discovering the harsh reality of a shared environment where animal health and human health are intertwined. More than half of all infections and diseases contracted by humans can be spread by animals. In fact, in the United States alone, tens of thousands of people each […]

UMKC ranked in top 25 percent of all U.S. pharmacy schools

The UMKC School of Pharmacy tied for 31st in U.S. News and World Report Best Grad Schools rankings released in March. That put the school in the top one-quarter of the 134 U.S. pharmacy schools that were rated. “This is a testament to the quality and resilience of our hard-working students, and to the dedication of our faculty […]

Registration underway for 2020 UMKC Summer Pharmacy Camp

Each summer, the UMKC School of Pharmacy offers students preparing for college a closer look at the opportunities that abound in the field of pharmacy. The annual Summer Pharmacy Camp provides a unique opportunity to learn about pharmacy and the opportunities UMKC offers through hands-on activities, panel discussions with pharmacists and interactions with current Pharm.D. […]

Satellite Campus Feels Less Remote When You Have a Sense of Home

Growing up in a small Missouri town riding horses on a cattle ranch is a part of Raeann Kilgore’s core framework. She loves rural life. She enjoys the tight-knit community she grew up in and interacting with people. So when it was time for the University of Missouri graduate to choose where she would attend […]

UMKC pharmacy students do their part to immunize Missouri against influenza

Tis the season for colds and flu. And this fall, UMKC School of Pharmacy students were again busy battling the bug. Third-year pharmacy students participate each year in a pharmacy practice experience that includes learning to administer immunizations. This year, that experience involved administering 2,676 flu shots to patients at 59 immunization events throughout Missouri. […]