Updated November 17, 2016
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In honor of Dean Evans and his 22 years of service to the Harrison School of Pharmacy, the Dean’s Advisory Council announced at its annual meeting that it has established the Dean R. Lee Evans Fund for Excellence in the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Once endowed and invested, this Fund for Excellence will provide financial support to the Office of the Dean which can be used in areas deemed a priority by the Dean. This Fund for Excellence will both further the legacy of Dean Evans while providing support for HSOP's new Dean and Deans to come. We invite you to make your gift to this Fund honoring Dean Evans for his service to the Harrison School of Pharmacy HERE.
The Harrison School of Pharmacy won this year’s Dean's Challenge, a competition between colleges and schools on campus to see which one can collect the most food and money for the Beat Bama Food Drive. Students from the winning college get the opportunity to pie their dean in the face. HSOP students took advantage of that opportunity on Oct. 31. Learn more about the event HERE and check out the Photos and Video.
Construction of the new Pharmaceutical Research Building is moving ahead on schedule. The 37,000-square-foot building while house 14 high-tech laboratories, 26 procedure rooms and 14 research scientists, along with many graduate students and post-doctorate researchers. A live video feed is available HERE to follow the construction. You can also see some photos from recent construction site visits HERE.
William Ashmore with Tim Martin
Charlie Thomas with Tim Martin
The Dean’s Advisory Council held its annual meeting Nov. 3-4 in Auburn. During the meeting, the honor of Chairman of the Council was passed from Tim Martin (current Chairman) to Joe Dalton (Chairman-Elect). In addition to Dean Evans’ State of the School address, the Council received updates from Development, Research and Graduate Programs, Student Council, Curriculum Development Team, Recruitment, and Provost Tim Boosinger. The group also toured the new Pharmaceutical Research Building, which is set to open in the Summer of 2017. Much of the meeting focused on the “seasons of change” and upcoming transitions—both internal and external—facing the School.
William Ashmore and Charlie Thomas were honored at this year’s Dean’s Advisory Council meeting as they moved to Senior Active Status on the Council. Ashmore has served on the Council since 2011, and Thomas has served since 1996. The Harrison School of Pharmacy and Dean Evans greatly appreciate not only the leadership provided by these men but also their dedication and willingness to serve.
Tyler Dalton, a member of the HSOP Class of 2016, was recently featured on the Pharmacy Future Leaders Podcast. Give it a listen HERE.
Allison Powers, a member of the HSOP Class of 2014, was recently named the pharmacist in charge at the Helena Family Pharmacy. Read more about it HERE.
Fourth-year students Kathleen Daniell and Ali Stringberg won the local ASHP local Clinical Skills Competition last Friday. Daniell is a native of Huntsville and Stringberg is a native of Lees Summit, Missouri. The pair will move on to represent HSOP at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Dec. 4-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Clinical Skills Competition is an interactive, team-based analysis of clinical scenarios for hospital/health-system pharmacists. It provides pharmacy students the opportunity to enhance their skills in collaborative practice with physicians in providing direct patient care. Learn more about it HERE.
HSOP’s team in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised nearly $1,500 on Oct. 30, coming in at $1,471. Several of the patients seen by HSOP student-pharmacists are dealing with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. As future pharmacists, this was a way students could assist in finding a way to change the course of this disease through research, education, and patient care. You can still give to the team on their team page at http://act.alz.org/goto/AUpharmacy.
Every Saturday, students from the HSOP Mobile campus volunteer with the student-run free clinic. Fox 10 in Mobile recently featured the clinic as part of its Drug Take Back and spoke with second-year student Paige Trawick. Check it out HERE.
Liz Ezell, Janie Deroche and Kelly Huff have arrived in Thailand for one of their P4 rotations. They are in Hat Yai, Thailand at the Prince of Songkla University. You can follow along on their blog at http://eae0012.wixsite.com/jklinthailand.
Dr. Angela Calderon spoke over the summer at the annual meeting of Alabama Medicinal Plant Growers Association. Her topic was “Quality Assessment of Botanical Dietary Supplements.”
Auburn University and the Harrison School of Pharmacy teamed up Oct. 13-14 to host the 2016 NanoBio Summit. The Summit aims to provide an opportunity for leading nanotechnology and nanomedicine researchers, scientists, engineers and students to participate and showcase their research findings. Speakers included Dr. Daryl Drummond, Vice President of Discovery at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals; Dr. Mark Smeltzer, Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; and Dr. Greg Thurber, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Click HERE to see photos from the event and HERE for more information on the Summit.
With an increase in addictions to opioids, so goes an increase in Naloxone as a treatment for addiction. Dr. Marilyn Bulloch, with assistance from P4s Ashleigh Cutcliff, Alexandria Stringberg, and Caitlin Atkins, write about this issue and how it affects pharmacists. Read about it in Pharmacy Times HERE.
Dr. Salisa Westrick, associate professor in Health Outcomes Research and Policy, recently received funding from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) for her project titled, “Pharmacists’ Role in Improving Adult Vaccination Rates.” In collaboration with the APhA, Westrick will launch the research project to identify factors associated with successful implementation of pharmacy-based immunization services. The project, which is supported by GlaxoSmithKline, will employ a mixed-method design with an in-depth interview of community pharmacists and a self-administered survey of key informants of community pharmacies in 50 states and Washington, D.C.
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