October 5, 2016 - 4:00pm
Rackham Horace H School of Graduate Studies, Auditorium
915 E Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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A welcoming ceremony for new students to honor the beginning of their pharmacy education. 

  • Event Speaker

    Leslie A. Shimp, PharmD, MS

    Dr. Shimp currently is a Professor of Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy in the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical School, and Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS). Dr. Shimp received her BS in Pharmacy in 1974 and her PharmD degree in 1976 from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.  She received her MS in Public Health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1986. Dr. Shimp completed a Pharmacy residency at Buffalo General Hospital from 1975-76, and is a strong advocate for the inclusion of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information in the Therapeutics courses at the College of Pharmacy. 

    She worked as a clinical pharmacist with the Integrative Medicine Clinic at U-M for two years prior to beginning a Medical Home practice as part of the Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Initiative. Dr. Shimp has worked to ensure the revision of Therapeutics course information to include common and/or evidence-based CAM therapies so that students are better informed on this topic as practicing pharmacists. For the last 2 years, Dr. Shimp has been involved in the creation of a Medicinal Plants Garden at U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

    Dr. Shimp's expertise includes women's health issues, health care issues of the elderly, and CAM therapy, including folk and herbal remedies.

  • Event Day Information

    General Information:

    • Please plan to arrive early.
    • Please turn off all cell phones.
    • Ceremony will start promptly at 4:00 pm.

    After Ceremony:

    • Group photo will be taken on the steps of Rackham immediately following the ceremony.
    • Join the reception in the main lobby and enjoy!  Congratulations!
  • Ann Arbor Travel and Parking

    Detroit International Airport (DTW) is the airport nearest Ann Arbor.  Travel time from DTW to Ann Arbor is approximately 25 minutes. 

    ACCOMMODATIONS (Closest to Rackham)
    Bell Tower
    300 South Thayer
    Ann Arbor, MI  48104
    (734) 769-3010

    Graduate Ann Arbor 
    615 E. Huron St.
    Ann Arbor, MI  48109
    (734) 769-2200

    A complete list of accommodations in the Ann Arbor area can be found at: visitannarbor.org/accommodations/hotels

    The Thayer Street parking structure will be available for visitors on White Coat Ceremony day. The structure is located at: 300 S. Thayer Street.

    The Thayer, Fletcher, and Palmer Structures will be open beginning at 1:00 pm.  Please note that at the Palmer Structure only the UM Employee Blue parking area is available.

    A link to campus maps that including parking locations can be found at: pts.umich.edu/maps/central_south.pdf

    A complete list of restaurants in the Ann Arbor area can be found at: visitannarbor.org/dining