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March 2015

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Interprofessional Education Begins at Michigan
On January 14, 2015, 52 students gathered in the Kellogg Auditorium at the School of Dentistry to participate in one of the university’s first courses in interprofessional education. They were among approximately 270 students in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and social work.
Associate Dean of Research Explores the Depths for Science
Dr. David Sherman’s recent 6-day expedition to Saudi Arabia has been documented in an online diary. Dr. Sherman explores biochemical pathways of marine microorganisms with the goal of finding new drug candidates to treat infectious diseases and cancers.
College Anchors 25th Annual MLK Health Sciences Program
This year’s 25th annual event was held on Monday, January 19, 2015 and featured a keynote address by Dr. Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, Dean and Professor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy and Professor of Surgery in the College of Medicine.
College Strengthens Ties to Chinese Pharmacy Schools
The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy strengthened scholarly ties with five leading pharmacy schools in China and will host highly qualified Chinese students in its Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.
Student News
Student Organization Webpages Go Live
Dating back to the time of Dean Prescott, the College’s student organizations provide valuable co-curricular growth opportunities. Most pharmacy students belong to at least one of these 15 active groups in the College of Pharmacy. 
Student Organizations, HSP & PSGC, Collaborate for Mentoring in a Moment
U-M Health-System Student Pharmacists (HSP) and Pharmacy Student Government Council (PSGC) collaborated to plan the event. Mentoring in a Moment gives students an opportunity to establish mentoring relationships with health systems pharmacists based on similar career interests. Thirteen pharmacists and 25 students participated in this year’s event.
Helen Waldschmidt Awarded American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
It is the College’s pleasure to announce that Helen Waldschmidt, Medicinal Chemistry PhD student, has been awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship. This extremely competitive, two-year fellowship was awarded by the AHA Research Committee after reviewing Helen’s research proposal titled “Targeting GRK2 as a Therapeutic for Heart Failure”. The fellowship will begin in January 2015.
Faculty News
Dr. Michael Kraft Receives A.S.P.E.N. Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award
Dr. Michael Kraft has been nominated and selected to receive the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award, which recognizes one nutrition support educator’s excellence in the delivery of professional education. The award is open to A.S.P.E.N. members who have teaching responsibilities in an academic, community, or other supervised training setting.
Dr. Eddie Boyd & Dr. Leslie Shimp Collaborate on New Book
Eddie L. Boyd, MS, PharmD, Emeritus Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, has recently released a book entitled African American Home Remedies-A Practical Guide With Usage and Application Data. The book is filled with the results of years of research compiled within the African American community.
Dr. Shaomeng Wang Elected to National Academy of Inventors
Election as a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) fellow is a professional distinction given to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
Dr. Haojie Zhu Receives 2015 AACP New Investigator Award
Dr. Haojie Zhu has been selected to receive a 2015 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) New Investigator Award. The AACP New Investigator Award Program provides start-up funding for new pharmacy faculty’s research programs.
Alumni News
College Alumnae Participate in Pre-ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Workshop
Prior to the ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting and Exposition in December, U-M College of Pharmacy alumnae attended the pre-meeting workshop for new and existing PGY two programs entitled Residency Learning System.
More News
The Michigan Experience – Team Based Learning
Therapeutic Problem Solving (TPS) is a five-semester course sequence which is part of the core of the College of Pharmacy PharmD curriculum. When the curriculum was redesigned, the faculty “flipped the classroom” for the TPS sequence and adopted Team Based Learning (TBL) as the pedagogy for the course.
Pharmacy Staff Member Peter Batra Selected as 2014 Mentor of the Year
Peter Batra, Research Analyst in the Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences department at the U-M College of Pharmacy, was recently awarded the 2014 Mentor of the Year Award by the University of Michigan Mentorship Program.
Celebrating 10 Years of Partnership with Hope Clinic
This year, we commemorate the College of Pharmacy's highly-valued 10-year collaboration with Hope Clinic, who offers free medical care, dental care, and a variety of social services to uninsured members of the community.
Art Auction
March 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Polo Fields Washtenaw


Awards Banquet
April 23, 2015
Weber's Inn


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)


Dean's Advisory Committee Meeting
September 18, 2015
Palmer Commons


Leaders and Legacy
November 1, 2024
Weber's Boutique Hotel


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 7:00pm
Virtual Event


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