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Pharmacy: Alumnus named to Board of Visitors

Pharmacy: Alumnus named to Board of VisitorsRon McFarlane (B.S.’80/P) of Raleigh, N.C., has been appointed a member of VCU’s Board of Visitors. McFarlane is group president, Specialty Infusion Services, for Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. Read more.

Pharmacy: Graduates heading out for residencies

Pharmacy: Graduates heading out for residenciesAbout 30 percent of the VCU School of Pharmacy’s Pharm.D. Class of 2015 will go on to complete pharmacy residencies in a variety of locations nationwide. Read more.

Pharmacy: Recognizing Class of ’15 award winners

Pharmacy: Recognizing Class of ’15 award winnersAward winners and honor society members of VCU School of Pharmacy’s Class of ’15 were recognized during individual ceremonies. Pharm.D. graduates attended the Senior Banquet on May 8, and the Graduate Awards Luncheon took place May 22. Read more.

Pharmacy: Emswiller Symposium going strong in third year

Pharmacy: Emswiller Symposium going strong in third yearThe Third Annual Jewell and Carl Emswiller Symposium, “Changing Practice, Improving Outcomes,” featured keynote speaker Valentina Brashers of the University of Virginia. Read more.

Pharmacy: Chapter performs well at international meeting

Pharmacy: Chapter performs well at international meetingVCU School of Pharmacy’s ISPOR chapter came in second during the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 2015 Student Research Competition. Read more.

Pharmacy: Reunion Weekend 2015 photos available

Pharmacy: Reunion Weekend 2015 photos availableThe School of Pharmacy Class of 1965 celebrated its “golden” 50th anniversary in April, but alumni from other “5” and “0” classes attended as well! Read more.

Pharmacy: Support the Class of 2019

Pharmacy: Support the Class of 2019 In August, 140 members of the VCU School of Pharmacy Class of 2019 will take the student pharmacist oath as a symbol of officially joining the profession. Please help us support them as they make this transition. Read more.
Pharmacy: Faculty news
PharmacySallie Mayer has been named the School of Pharmacy’s first ASPiRE Faculty Fellow.  Doug Sweet has been promoted to full professor. Read more.

Blick Scholars Program announces 2015 awardees

Blick Scholars Program announces 2015 awardeesTen junior faculty members on the Virginia Commonwealth University MCV Campus have been named 2015 Blick Scholars for their medical research efforts. Read more.

John A. Luke Jr. to serve as rector of VCU Board of Visitors

John A Luke Jr.The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors has elected John A. Luke Jr. of Richmond to serve as rector for the 2015-16 academic year, effective July 1. Luke, chairman and CEO of MeadWestvaco Corp., joined the VCU Board of Visitors in 2012 and has chaired the Audit, Integrity and Compliance Committee. Read more.

VCU names Michigan State University’s Marsha Rappley to health system CEO post

Marsha RappleyVirginia Commonwealth University announced that Marsha D. Rappley, M.D., will serve as Virginia Commonwealth University vice president for health sciences and CEO of the VCU Health System, effective Aug. 15. Read more.

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Nursing: VCU first Virginia university to offer D.N.P. degree focused on quality and safety

Nursing: VCU first Virginia university to offer D.N.P. degree focused on quality and safetyThe State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recently approved Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing to offer a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Read more.

VCU Medical Center awarded Baby-Friendly Hospital designation

VCU Medical Center awarded Baby-Friendly Hospital designationVCU Medical Center is now part of an elite group of hospitals across the country designated Baby-Friendly after meeting rigorous criteria for providing an exceptional level of attention to newborn feeding and mother-baby bonding. Read more.

Peoples, a longtime ‘change agent’ at VCU, retiring after 45 years

Napoleon Peoples, a longtime ‘change agent’ at VCU, retiring after 45 yearsNapoleon Peoples, Ph.D., the associate dean of student affairs for VCU’s MCV Campus, recently received one of VCU’s highest awards and was recognized for his service by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Read more.

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