Updated March 31, 2016

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Golden Eagle Luncheon Set for May 19
The Harrison School of Pharmacy is excited to welcome back the Class of 1966 for this year's Golden Eagle Luncheon. The Auburn University Alumni Association will hold the Golden Eagles Reunion, May 18-20. As part of the celebration, HSOP will hold a Golden Eagles Luncheon at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 19 at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center. Invitations are being mailed out to members of the Class of 1966. To RSVP or to ask for more information, contact Leslie Beech at beechla@auburn.edu or call (334) 844-8352.

Pharmaceutical Research Building Webcam Live
The webcam for the new Pharmaceutical Research Building is up and can be viewed HERE. The $16.6 million, 37,000 square foot building broke ground on Feb. 8 and has a tentative opening date of April 10, 2017.

AU InforMed: Zika Virus
The March issue of AU InforMed, the newsletter produced by the HSOP Drug Information Center, is out and focuses on the Zika Virus. Learn more HERE.

Morgan Named Prattville Baptist CEO
Eric Morgan, a member of the HSOP Class of 2002, has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Prattville Baptist Hospital in Prattville, Alabama. Morgan joined the hospital as staff pharmacist in 2004 and moved into the pharmacy manager role in 2005. He has served as interim CEO since last summer. He is married to the former Miranda Hayes, a member of the HSOP Class of 2006. The couple have a son, Chase, and a daughter, Jesse.

Ed Warren Retires From Payless Drugs
Ed Warren, a member of the HSOP Class of 1979, recently retired from his post at Payless Drugs in Springville, Alabama. Read more about Warren in this story in the St. Clair News Aegis.

HSOP Grad Welcher Writes Book
Diane Welcher, a member of the HSOP Class of 1983, recently published a book of funny stories and anecdotes over her 30-year pharmacy career called "Pills I Have Known." The book is available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $11.95. If someone would like a signed copy, they are $14 and include shipping. Diane can be reached by email at pdwrph@aol.com or by phone at 256-392-5022 or 256-234-4622.

Gilmore Earns Women of Distinction Award
Lauren Gilmore, a P3 from Madison, Alabama, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Women of Distinction Graduate Student Leadership Award, given by the Auburn University Women’s Center. Gilmore will be recognized at the Women’s Leadership Conference Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 25 at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The Women of Distinction Awards honor outstanding female leaders in the Auburn community, including a graduate or professional student. The award honors a student who demonstrates exemplary leadership abilities, leads with heart, creating innovative solutions, while inspiring and uplifting the entire Auburn University Community. The Women’s Leadership Conference seeks to honor a female leader who awakens the passion for success of those around her. She encompasses the ideals of a successful leader, radiating a demeanor that compels others to do the same. Gilmore is the second member of the HSOP Family to receive one of the awards as Dr. Kimberly Braxton-Lloyd received the faculty Women of Distinction Award in 2009. Read more about Gilmore and her award HERE.
Gilmore Earns USPHS Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award
Lauren Gilmore was recently recognized by the United States Public Health service with its Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award. The award was established to recognize pharmacy students’ contributions to the pharmacy profession and public health. She was recommended for this award for her dedication on advancing the Healthy People 2020 Initiatives.

Bloemer Presents Impact of Fat Cell-Produced Protein on Diabetes Patients
Jenna Bloemer, a P4 from Athens, Alabama, holds the distonction of being the first student to enter HSOP's Pharm.D/Ph.D. dual-degree program. For her research, she has studied under Dr. Vishnu Suppiramaniam in the Department of Drug Discovery and Development. Recently, she presented on her research at the Boshell Research Day. Read more about her and her work HERE.

HSOP Wins Inaugural OneHealth Charity Dodgeball Tournament
The Harrison School of Pharmacy Blue Badges took top honors last week in the Inaugural OneHealth Charity Dodgeball Tournament. The 20-team tournament featured teams from the Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn Veterinary School, Pre-Vet students, VCOM, and the AU School of Nursing. This year's OneHealth Dodgeball Tournament was a collaborative partnership between the health professions schools on the campus of Auburn University and raised money toward the Rescue K911 animal shelter and Sasha's Fund. More than 200 students and faculty participated, including 24 HSOP students on three teams.

Class of 2020 Member Pursues Hoop Dreams
Ashley Aune was accepted to HSOP last year, but made the difficult decision to defer her admission to pursue her other passion: basketball. Fortunately, she was welcomed into the HSOP Class of 2020 and will start in the Fall. In the last year, she traded pharmacy school for finishing her degree from Louisiana-Monroe and playing as part of the Warhawks' women's basketball team. As a senior, she started all 29 games while averaging 4.5 points and a team-leading 2.0 assists per game. Read more about Aune in this feature from the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Auburn Pharmacist Spotlight: Warren Smith
Warren Smith, a P2 from Tallassee, Alabama, is one of just three students in HSOP’s Pharm.D/Ph.D. program. Learn more about Warren and his research in this month's Auburn Pharmacist Spotlight.

Three Undergraduate Researchers Named AUCMB Scholars
Three undergraduate Auburn students that participate in research in the Harrison School of Pharmacy have recently been named Auburn University Cellular and Molecular Biosciences Summer Research Scholars. Earning the awards are Morgan Brazelle, a physics major conducting research in the lab of Dr. Peter Panizzi; Lane McLendon, a Biomedical Sciences major conducting research in the lab of Dr. Angela Calderon; and Stephanie Spina, a Biomedical Sciences major conducting research in the lab of Dr. Nancy Merner. Each scholar will receive a $3,000 scholarship while the faculty mentor’s lab will receive $2,000 to defray lab costs associated with her research.

Guest Blog: Medication Adherence
Recently, P2 Caitlin Sullivan wrote a guest blog for MediSafe on medication adherence as part of the Script Your Future Campaign. Read Sullivan's blog HERE and learn more about the HSOP Script Your Future Campaign HERE.

Dr. Ravis Retires
After nearly 40 years of service to the Harrison School of Pharmacy, Dr. Bill Ravis has taken the step into retirement and has been named a professor emeritus at the Harrison School of Pharmacy. He was honored with a reception on March 24 with former students and colleagues from all over the country traveling in to celebrate. See some of the photos HERE.

Stamm Receives ePortfolio Grant
Dr. Pamela Stamm from the Department of Pharmacy Practice has received a grant from the Office of University Writing for additional curriculum development associated with implementing ePortfolios. Along with Dr. Leslie Cordie, Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, the two have been awarded a grant toaling more than $12,000.
Stamm Named ASHP Fellow
Dr. Pamela Stamm, assistant professor in the Harrison School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacy Practice, has been selected as a Fellow by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She will be honored at the ASHP Summer Meeting, June 14, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. The ASHP Practitioner Recognition Program recognizes excellence in pharmacy practice and promotes public awareness of pharmacists who have distinguished themselves in practice. Candidates for ASHP's Practitioner Recognition Program must be practitioner members of ASHP with a record of outstanding service to ASHP and at least 10 years of professional service to hospital and health-system pharmacy. Additional, candidates must demonstrate sustained commitment or contributions to excellence in health-system pharmacy, contribute to the total body of knowledge in hospital and health-system pharmacy, be involved in and committed to educating practitioners and others, and demonstrate active involvement and leadership in ASHP and other professional organizations.

Fowlin Selected as Board Member
Dr. Julaine Fowlin, Coordinator of Pharmacy Curriculum Development, has been elected as a Board Member for the Division of Systems Thinking & Change in the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT). AECT is the largest and most influential professional organization for Instructional Designers and Technologists, especially those working in higher education. Julaine’s leadership role with this national organization will help bring valuable insights and cutting edge ideas to the Harrison School of Pharmacy during the process of curricular revision.

Last Updated: March 31, 2016