Welcome to the Spring issue of eInteractions! Spring is an exciting time as we welcome warmer weather (usually), look back on accomplishments of the academic year and launch another stellar group of graduates from our BS, PharmD, and PhD programs! The Class of 2017 was the 149th class to don their caps and gowns and graduate from our College in April. Like those before them, they had tremendous success in competing for residencies, postdoctoral fellowships and jobs, and remain a continual source of pride for our College. The strength and integration of cutting-edge research in everything that we do in the College is certainly a major factor in this success. A few of recent examples appearing in this issue focus on achievements in the laboratories of Dr. Wei Cheng, Dr. Anna Schwendeman, and Dr. James Moon. You will also find photos from our 2017 Research Forum that was held in March, which featured 57 and 67 poster presentations from our PhD and PharmD students, respectively.
As the University celebrates its 200th birthday in 2017, we are creating a repository of memories of the College of Pharmacy. We ask that alumni, students, staff, faculty, and retirees send photos and notes on your time at the College. We want your account of the people, education, and experiences that shaped U-M Pharmacy. The goal is to preserve a record of how the College of Pharmacy has evolved during its rich history. In order to give to our alumni the opportunity to attend the University's Bicentennial events this fall, we will not be hosting the homecoming reception following the annual pharmacy lectures. Additionally, the Rowe Lectures are being moved from the traditional Friday to Thursday, October 26. I hope to see you at one of the many Bicentennial events this year. Go Blue!
Dean Jim Dalton