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December 2017

This is the time of year for reflection, gratitude, and promise of new things to come. The U-M Pharmacy family has a lot to be proud of this year, as you will read below. We have many partners in our success: students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and friends. You are why we remain a top tier pharmacy school. Thank you for helping us amass the largest endowment among schools of pharmacy – which allows us to provide an exceptionally generous scholarship program and attract leading scholars to faculty positions. Thank you for sharing your expertise as preceptors, mentors, members of our various boards and committees, speakers, and all the other ways you impact the College. Thank you for your high expectations of us.

Looking toward 2018 and beyond, big things are in store for the College – a new building, a growing faculty, extraordinary research gains – and we will continue to need your help. Please consider making a year-end gift.

Thank you and Go Blue!

Dean Jim Dalton 

Top Stories
Pharmacy Students Integrated into Interprofessional Student-Run Free Clinic
At the clinic, Pharmacy students obtain medication histories, make medication-related recommendations to the healthcare team, answer drug information questions, and dispense medications.
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy Announces New Dual Degree with Ross School of Business
Michigan Pharmacy now offers a dual PharmD/MBA degree in partnership with the Ross School of Business
Medicinal Chemistry Student Wins Prestigious Fellowship, Furthers Addiction Research
“Addiction research is a really important area of study because of the larger societal implications of addiction in addition to personal medical implications,” says Ms. Montgomery.
Gordon Amidon Named Distinguished University Professor
The U-M Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Professor Gordon L. Amidon as the William I. Higuchi Distinguished University Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Student News
U-M Pharmacy Students Recognized for Leadership; Research
Stella Tang, P4, and Nada Rida, P3, took home top honors at the Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Awards Banquet on November 8.
U-M Pharmacy Hosts 49th Annual Pharmaceutics Graduate Student Research Meeting
The University of Michigan had the honor of hosting the 49th Annual Pharmaceutics Graduate Student Research Meeting (PGSRM), themed: Exploring Future Frontiers in Pharmaceutics.
U-M’s Phi Delta Chi Chapter Takes Home Top Prize
The Alpha Chapter took first place overall, out of more than 80 other chapters, in the Emory W. Thurston Grand President’s Cup competition.
Rui Kuai Wins 2017 AAPS Innovation in Biotechnology Award
Rui Kuai, a fifth year pharmaceutical sciences PhD candidate, has been named the winner of the 2017 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Innovation in Biotechnology Award.
Faculty News
Dr. Paul C. Walker Elected to ASHP Board of Directors
Dr. Walker will begin his three-year terms in June 2018.
Dr. John S. Clark Named MSHP President-Elect
Dr. Clark will be installed as present-elect at MSHP annual meeting on October 27.
Dr. Peter Tessier Named Albert M. Mattocks Professor
This professorship, graciously established by an anonymous donor in 2012, honors Dr. Albert Mattocks.
Dean James Dalton Earns Rho Chi Society Lecture Award
James Dalton, PhD, Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, will receive the 2018 Rho Chi Society Lecture Award.
Alumni News
Pharmacy Family’s Legacy of Excellence
Prof. Ji-Wang Chern returned to the College to deliver the annual Leroy B. Townsend Lectureship in Medicinal Chemistry. The lecture was also a family reunion. Prof. Chern’s son, Ting-Rong Chern, is a fifth-year medicinal chemistry PhD candidate.
2017 Alumni Service Award in Pharmacy Presented to Richard Grossman
This award recognizes graduates of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy who have made significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy.
Donald Therasse Earns 2017 Alumni Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award
This award honors alumni who have made significant lifetime contributions to their profession or society through practice, research, education, or public service.
More News
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health Introduce Dual Degree Program
Michigan Pharmacy now offers a dual PharmD/MPH degree in partnership with the School of Public Health.
Pharmacy Students Educate Public on Safe Opioid Use and Disposal
With overdose deaths in Michigan from opioids jumping 54 percent between 2015 and 2016, and more than tripling since 2012, University of Michigan students were out in the community Tuesday, Aug. 29, to help those with prescriptions understand the risks of their medications.
Teamwork, the Future of Health Education and Practice
U-M case-based course helps students understand roles, gain teamwork skills.
ASHP Midyear Meeting Alumni & Friends Reception
December 3, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Hilton Anaheim


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