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December 2014

Year-End Giving Tips

Year-end gifts to the College can easily be made online by going HERE. This link may be used up to 11:59 pm on December 31, 2014 for tax-year credit.

If you are mailing your gift, to receive 2014 charitable deductions and credits, the IRS has ruled that credit card gifts are deductible only in the year the bank processes the transaction.  To be processed for tax year 2014, credit card gifts by mail must reach the University by December 12; OR you may call (888) 518-7888 (toll free) or (734) 647-6179 (local), M-F 9 AM - 4 PM EST, between December 13 and 31, 2014 to donate over the phone.  

Your gift by check must be postmarked by December 31, 2014.

On behalf of the entire College Family, thank you for your support and our best wishes for the Holiday Season!

Top Stories
Students Participate in International Internship Experiences
This summer, four University of Michigan PharmD students participated in international pharmacy internship experiences through the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation Student Exchange Program (IPSF-SEP).
Health Sciences Schools Receive Major Educational Grant
A major grant proposal involving the College of Pharmacy will be funded through the Transforming Learning for a Third Century (TLTC) initiative. The idea behind the proposal is to expand collaborative educational efforts among the University of Michigan’s health sciences.
Dr. Duxin Sun Appointed College’s First William I. Higuchi Collegiate Professor
With the approval from the Regents of the University of Michigan, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Duxin Sun as the College’s first William I. Higuchi Collegiate Professor. His term is effective September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2019.
Health Professions Students Collaborate to Bring Flu Shots into the Community
Last week marked the start of the 2nd annual Michigan Community and Interprofessional Practice Training (M-CIPT) community flu clinic series. M-CIPT is a collaboration between the School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy (COP), and School of Public Health in partnership with UMHS Community Programs
Student News
Phi Delta Chi - Alpha Chapter: Through the Looking Glass, Fall 2014
From learning about networking and the ins and outs of professional attire to infectious diseases trivia, this semester the committees of Phi Delta Chi have been hard at work organizing programs designed to equip U-M College of Pharmacy students with the tools they need to succeed in both the classroom and in the real world of pharmacy. Highlights include the CV workshop and the annual Bug Drug Trivia.
SNPhA Student Chapter Participates in COTS Health Fair
For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy's Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) chapter collaborated with Wayne State University's SNPhA chapter to educate residents about diabetes, HIV/AIDS, asthma, healthy lifestyles, smoking cessation, and medication management.
Celebrating Student Pharmacy Leaders and Scholars; Rho Chi & Phi Lambda Sigma Initiation Ceremonies
On Thursday, October 16, 2014, the College celebrated with pharmacy student leaders and scholars in the Rho Chi Society and Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society (PLS).
UM-HSP Recognized with ASHP Outstanding Professional Development Project Award
Each year, UM-HSP hosts a professional development event, with the goal to further the education of members about health-system pharmacy, as well as facilitate relationships between student pharmacists and other professionals. The 2013-2014 professional development event hosted by UM-HSP was “Mentoring in a Moment.”
APhA-ASP Partnership Provides Health-Related Education to Community
On September 30, 2014, several members of American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) at the University of Michigan volunteered with Community Action Network (CAN) to provide education regarding exercise and self-treatment of sports injuries to children living in nearby Ann Arbor neighborhoods.
Faculty News
Dr. Steven Erickson Published in Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
Dr. Steven Erickson was recently published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA), with an article that showcases the disparities in poorer and more African American ZIP codes in Wayne County in terms of price of medication, hours of pharmacies being open for business, and offering of immunizations.
Dr. Gregory Amidon Receives AAPS 2014 Research Achievement Award
Dr. Gregory Amidon has been selected to receive the 2014 Research Achievement Award in Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics, sponsored by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS). The Award was presented at the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition held in San Diego, CA on behalf of the Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics Section.
Dr. James Moon Receives AAPS 2014 New Investigator Award
Dr. James Moon has been selected to receive the 2014 New Investigator Grant in Pharmaceutics and the Pharmaceutical Technologies sponsored by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) for his contribution to the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
Alumni News
Alumna Reflects on Nontraditional Career
When Joan K. Bradley, PharmD'90, graduated from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, she never dreamed that she would one day be president and CEO of her own thriving scientific communications agency.
Research News
Dr. Anna Schwendeman’s Research Honored; Project Selected for MTRAC Fast Forward
In February 2013, the U-M Medical School was awarded $2.4 million to help fund the U-M Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization for Life Sciences Program (U-M MTRAC). Of the 39 proposals submitted in its first year, the MTRAC Oversight Committee selected 11 for funding, including one by Dr. Anna Schwendeman, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the College of Pharmacy.
Faculty Receive Supplemental NIH Grant in Addressing Sex Differences Research
College of Pharmacy faculty members Dr. Vicki Ellingrod, John Gideon Searle Professor of Pharmacy and Associate Chair for Research Development and Mentorship in the Department of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences, and Dr. Kathleen Stringer, Professor of Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences, received a supplemental grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Balkrishnan and Dr. Park Receive FDA Grant to Study Effectiveness of Immunosuppressant Medications
"This research represents an important extension of the ongoing research between the U-M Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC) and the College of Pharmacy,” states Dr. Balkrishnan.
More News
Career Gateway 2014: Connecting Students and Employers
The College of Pharmacy hosted its 10th annual Career Gateway on Wednesday, October 29. This career fair provides an important connection between student pharmacists and potential employers, residency programs, and fellowships. Nearly 150 representatives from 40 companies engaged with over 250 students to explore diverse pharmacy career paths.
State-Wide Collaborative Effort with UMHS Receives ISMP Cheers Award
We are excited to announce that the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), along with College of Pharmacy faculty members and Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) leaders, were selected to receive the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Cheers Award.
Safe Medication Disposal Event: A Continued Success
The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy (UM-COP) hosted its second Safe Medication Disposal Event on Thursday, September 18th at Ingalls Mall. This event was a partnership with the UM-COP, Yellow Jug Old Drugs program, Village Apothecary Pharmacy, and the University of Michigan Police Department.
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Sciences Program
January 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Towsley Center - Dow Auditorium


College of Pharmacy Research Forum
February 14, 2025 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Michigan League - Ballroom


Michigan Friends of Pharmacy Reception at APhA Annual Meeting
March 28, 2015
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - Cobalt 500 Room


2024 PharmD Commencement
April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm
Rackham Horace H School of Graduate Studies, Auditorium


20th Annual Preceptor Education & Recognition Symposium - Why Precepting Seems More Challenging and What to Do About It: Strategies for Precepting the Next Generation of Pharmacists
May 10, 2024 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
Michigan Union – Kuenzel Room (1st Floor)


AACP Annual Meeting
July 11, 2015 to July 15, 2015
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center


White Coat Ceremony
October 2, 2015
Rackham Horace H School of Graduate Studies, Auditorium


Homecoming Weekend 2024
September 13, 2024
College of Pharmacy


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


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