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August 2018

Jim Dalton

Fall, college football, and the start of the school year are quickly approaching. As we look forward to welcoming another great group of students, we also reflect on the accomplishments of our faculty and alumni and the rich tradition of excellence they have built. As you will read below, there are many ways to stay connected to your alma mater, and for students to connect with those who’ve walked this path before them. I encourage all of you to stay connected, because no matter where you go, you are never far from that place you once called home and to the people who are forever known as the Leaders and Best.

Go Blue!

Dean James Dalton

Top Stories
Newly Funded Project Has the Potential to Reduce Guesswork in Vaccine Development
Over 90% of licensed vaccines work by eliciting B-cell antibody responses. However, how these vaccines stimulate B cells, and specifically what molecular ingredients are required to yield long-lasting protective antibody response, are far from being understood.
Registration Open for 67th Annual Pharmacy Lectures and Homecoming Events
Registration is now open for the Tom D. Rowe 67th Annual Pharmacy Lectures and the Alumni & Friends Homecoming Tailgate Party.
The University Career Center Launches New Platform to Connect Students with Alumni - UCAN
The College of Pharmacy is working with the University Career Center to connect students with alumni through a new networking platform – the University Career Alumni Network (UCAN).
U-M Student Group Wins AAPS Student Chapter of the Year Award
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) at the University of Michigan has won the organization’s Student Chapter of the Year Award.
Student News
Medicinal Chemistry Department Recognizes Outstanding Graduate Students
During the Leroy B. Townsend Award Lecture, three Medicinal Chemistry PhD students were acknowledged for their contributions to the Department.
Pharmacy Students Gain Valuable Experience During Rotation in Kenya
Taylor Bergmann and Blaise Ndukwe traveled to Meru, Kenya as part of their Nontraditional Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences rotation, focused on research education and interprofessional development.
Medicinal Chemistry Students Host Career Forum
The student-organized, full-day event began with a keynote lecture by Bruce Roth, former VP at Genentech, and inventor of the best-selling drug for high cholesterol, Lipitor.
Faculty News
Innovative U-M Pharmacy Faculty-Led Initiative Featured in the News
Hae Mi Choe, PharmD, Associate Dean for Pharmacy Innovations and Partnerships and Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, and Chief Quality Officer and Director of Pharmacy Innovations and Partnerships, U-M Medical Group, was recently featured in Drug Topics.
Amy Pai Elected ACCP Research Institute Trustee
Dr. Amy Barton Pai has been elected to a Board of Trustees position with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Research Institute.
Beatriz Manzor Mitrzyk Announced as Winner of Depression Center Eisenberg Collaborative Innovations Award
Dr. Mitrzyk to study ways to improve how minorities seek and receive mental health care.
Gordon Amidon Receives SUNY Honorary Doctorate of Science
Congratulations to Dr. Gordon Amidon, who received a State University of New York honorary doctorate of science at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ commencement ceremony.
Alumni News
College Alumni Elect New Board of Governors
This past June, U-M College of Pharmacy alumni were invited to nominate fellow alumni and vote for their representatives in the College’s Alumni Society Board of Governors election.
Medicinal Chemistry Alumnus Returns to Present Townsend Award Lecture
Professor Yousong Ding, PhD’10, returned to Ann Arbor to present the 13th Annual Leroy B. Townsend Award Lecture on May 17, 2018.
More News
Leyte Winfield, Sabbatical Connections Program’s First Visiting Associate Professor, Shares Perspective on Program
The College has created the Sabbatical Connections Program, which offers a sabbatical appointment to faculty to support their research, while fostering a reciprocal relationship with faculty and departments at minority serving institutions.
College Hosts ACCP Training Programs for Third Time
The U-M College of Pharmacy recently hosted the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Mentored Research Investigator Training and Focused Investigator Training programs. This is the third year that this program has been held at U-M Pharmacy.
U-M Front and Center at Precision Medicine World Conference
U-M President Mark Schlissel, MD, PhD, opened the two-day event, held June 6 and 7 at the Ross School of Business.
U-M Faculty Attend International Pharmacy Research Day and Conference
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy faculty members recently returned from Taipei, Taiwan, where they attended National Taiwan University School of Pharmacy’s first Research Day and International Conference.
Alumni & Friends Hit the Course at the 17th Annual Golf Scramble
On Tuesday June 12, the Alumni Board of Governors hosted its 17th annual Alumni & Friends Golf Scramble. This year's event was held at the Washtenaw Golf Club. Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends tried their hand at the putting contest before spending the afternoon on the course.
23rd Annual John G. Wagner Memorial Lecture
September 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1100 North University Building


Prescott Celebration
November 1, 2024
College of Pharmacy


White Coat Ceremony
October 9, 2023 - 4:30pm
Rackham Auditorium


Homecoming Weekend 2024
September 13, 2024
College of Pharmacy


Virtual Career Gateway
November 6, 2024 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual Event


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