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School of Pharmacy celebrates 2019 scholarship recipients, donors

More than 100 students from across the UMKC School of Pharmacy’s three campuses joined guests and donors for the Achievers of Excellence Scholarship Awards program on Oct. 25 at the UMKC Student Union. More than 300 people attended the event, including 40 scholarship donors, to celebrate the school’s 2019 scholarships awards. For fall 2019, the […]

UMKC student pharmacists receive individual, chapter honors at regional APhA-ASP meeting

Students from all three UMKC School of Pharmacy campuses brought home recognition and awards from the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists midyear Region VI meeting Nov. 1-3 in Dallas. Four students were recognized with individual leadership and service awards, and the school received regional chapter awards for outstanding service in three different patient care […]

Grant will help School of Pharmacy lead fight against opioid misuse

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is leading the fight against opioid misuse. With a grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation, the UMKC School of Pharmacy is partnering with the Missouri Pharmacy Association and St. Louis College of Pharmacy  to improve prescribing practices for pain management throughout the state of Missouri. The $120,000, two-year grant was […]

Summer Pharmacy Camp unveils a world of opportunities

Allison Adlich hasn’t decided what direction she would like her career path to take. So, for one day in June, the Warrensburg High School junior was at the UMKC School of Pharmacy learning all she could about the opportunities as a pharmacist. The Summer Pharmacy Camp provides a unique opportunity to learn about the field […]

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

Health Sciences Diversity Council sponsoring Cultural Competency Speaker Series

The Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council is bringing a three-part Cultural Competency Speaker series to the Health Sciences campus beginning in August. With financial support from a University of Missouri System Inclusive Excellence grant, the council will provide lectures and discussions on topics including Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for the LGBTQIA Community, Maternity […]

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, […]