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School of Pharmacy graduates, faculty honored with special awards, recognitions

The UMKC School of Pharmacy recognized a number of graduating students and two faculty members with special awards and honors during the 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 17 at the Swinney Recreation Center. 2019 Commencement Photo Album 2019 Student Awards Kimberly Ehrhard — Douglas Adcock Memorial Award: Graduate who exhibits concern for others with a […]

School of Pharmacy researcher looks to reduce medication discrepancies during transition of care

It’s not uncommon for nursing home patients to have discrepancies in their medication lists when they transition from hospital to the nursing home. In fact, published reports show that up to two-third of hospital patients being discharged to nursing homes will have at least one discrepancy in their medication list. Resolving the mismatched prescribing information […]

Pharmacy winners announced from Health Sciences Student Research Summit

Adult macular degeneration is estimated to affect more than 200,000 people each year in the United States. The most common and effective treatment involves a periodic injection into the eye. Vrinda Gote, a Ph.D. student at UMKC School of Pharmacy, is working to make the treatments less traumatic for patients. Grote has been conducting a […]

Pharmacy students hit high mark in residency match program

As the pharmacy profession continues to evolve, the number of students choosing to enter pharmacy residency and fellowship programs is rising as well. The UMKC School of Pharmacy set an all-time record for the school with 37 percent of the 2019 graduating class accepted into residency and fellowship training programs. More than half of the […]

New organization will support African-American students at School of Pharmacy

Students at the UMKC School of Pharmacy have established a new organization they believe will be instrumental in encouraging and helping underrepresented minorities to succeed in pharmacy school and as pharmacists. The Black Student Pharmacists organization is the first student group at the school created specifically to support African and African-American students, said Essence Daniels-Brewer, […]

UMKC Pharmacy takes honors at national APhA convention

The UMKC School of Pharmacy landed a number of top awards and came close to pulling off back-to-back titles for the nation’s top American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists chapter at the APhA national convention. The annual meeting was held March 22-25 in Seattle. The UMKC chapter of the APhA-ASP was selected as a first […]

Pharmacy students receive Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Awards

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 […]

Pharmacy students make strong showing in IPE health care reasoning competition

Pharmacy students made a strong showing in the third-annual UMKC Interprofessional Education (IPE) Health Care 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 […]

Pharmacy alum’s insulin research attracts national spotlight

  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 […]

Harmony Gala supports scholarships for underrepresented minority students

Music and a festive atmosphere filled Pierson Auditorium in the UMKC Atterbruy Student Success Center  on Saturday night, Feb. 16, when nearly 200 people enjoyed the fifth annual UMKC Health Sciences Harmony Gala. The event is sponsored by the UMKC Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council. It serves as a scholarship fundraiser to support underrepresented […]