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Pharmacy: School shines at 2015 APhA Annual Meeting

APhA attendees included VCU School of Pharmacy Dean Joseph T. DiPiro (left); APhA president-elect and SOP alumna Kelly Goode (B.S.’89/P; Pharm.D.’94/P); and Tom Menighan, APhA executive vice president and CEO. / Photo by Cecily DiPiroAbout 20 VCU School of Pharmacy faculty, residents and students attended the American Pharmacists Association 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego in March. Read more.

Pharmacy: 2015-16 Congressional Healthcare Policy Fellow selected

Rita A. HabibRita A. Habib of Pittsburgh has been named the 2015-16 Congressional Healthcare Policy Fellow. Read more.

Pharmacy: Faculty research project renewed at $1.9M

Associate professor Yan ZhangYan Zhang, associate professor with VCU School of Pharmacy’s Department of Medicinal Chemistry, has had an NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse grant renewed for a second five-year period at a total cost of $1.9 million. Read more.

Pharmacy: Ph.D. alumna visits campus for first time in 20 years

SOP alumna Chun-Chun LiEarlier this month, alumna Chun-Chun Li (Ph.D.’95/P) visited VCU School of Pharmacy for the first time in two decades. Read more.

Pharmacy: School jumps four notches in NIH funding

VCU School of PharmacyVCU School of Pharmacy has jumped from No. 18 to No. 14 in National Institutes of Health grant rankings for United States pharmacy schools and colleges. Read more.

Pharmacy: Alumna joins ASHP staff as educational director

Melanie SmithVCU School of Pharmacy alumna Melanie Smith (Pharm.D.’07/P) of Silver Spring, Maryland, has joined the staff of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. Read more.

Pharmacy: Student organization welcomes independent pharmacists

As experts in the field, Anne Hutchens (left), Tommy Thompson and Theresa Dixon discussed independent pharmaciesThe VCU School of Pharmacy chapter of the Student Association of Community Pharmacists invited three independent pharmacists to the school to discuss “Working Independently” on March 4. Read more.

Pharmacy: Looking for a few good photos of interesting … pharmacies!

SOP alumna Andi ScottInspired by photos of pharmacy and medical symbols from Greece, the VCU School of Pharmacy’s Facebook page has started a photo album, “Pharmacy at home and abroad.” Read more.

Calling all VCU alumni members!

VCU Alumni Annual Meeting and the Alumni Leaders ColloquiumAll active, dues-paying members of VCU Alumni are invited to attend the VCU Alumni Annual Meeting and the Alumni Leaders Colloquium to follow the business meeting. Read more.

VCU President Michael Rao’s statement on the hiring of coach Will Wade

WadeFollowing is a statement from Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao, Ph.D., on the hiring of VCU men’s basketball coach Will Wade. Read more.

Arts: Alumnus to offer ‘Jeanology’ program to students

Donwan-featureDuring a recent visit to campus, Donwan Harrell (B.F.A.’92/A), owner and designer of Prps Jeans and a Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts alumnus, shared his career experiences and detailed his vision for the new international program, “Jeanology,” which he will teach this summer. Read more.

VCU offers an open online course on community-engaged research

VCU offers an open online course on community-engaged researchThis summer, Virginia Commonwealth University is practicing what it teaches by offering a connected-learning online course in community-engaged research — and it’s open to everyone. Read more.

VCU Libraries: Topping Off Ceremony

Topping Off Ceremony On March 18, thousands gathered on the Compass, the geographic heart of the VCU Monroe Park Campus, to celebrate a major milestone: the topping off, or structural completion, of the new and much needed building currently being constructed beside James Branch Cabell Library. Read more.

Medicine: CCTR Cancer and Molecular Medicine Ph.D. concentration confirms first graduate

Lauren Folgosa CooleyLauren Folgosa Cooley comes from a family of doctors, nurses and physical therapists, which is partly why she came to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 2010 to earn her M.D. Read more.

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