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May 2018

Dear Friends,

The College of Pharmacy just celebrated a milestone – graduating the 150th class from Michigan’s Pharmacy program. During commencement, we recognized 81 new PharmD, 19 new PhD, and 8 new BS degree graduates. Additionally, 25 residents completed their training at the College and Michigan Medicine.

Honors were also extended to Dr. Steven Erickson, 2018 Teaching Excellence Award,  Jay Carter, 2018 Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, and Dr. Miriam Mobley Smith, 2018 Alumni Service Award in Pharmacy.

We also celebrated the achievements of many of the College's faculty, administration, alumni, and students. These notable accomplishments, which you will read about below, are among the many reasons why the U-M College of Pharmacy remains a top name in graduate education nationally and has marked three consecutive years of record research growth. 

Have a great summer and go Blue!

Dean Jim Dalton

Top Stories
Dr. Gordon Amidon Wins Takeru Higuchi Research Prize
Gordon L. Amidon, PhD, received the American Pharmacists Association's 2018 Takeru Higuchi Research Prize at the APhA's annual meeting and exposition March 15-19 in Nashville, TN.
2018 Alumni Service Award in Pharmacy Presented to Miriam Mobley Smith
This award recognizes graduates of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy who have made significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy.
Jay Carter Receives 2018 Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award
Mr. Carter is recognized for his professional achievements, expansion of career opportunities for pharmacists, and commitment to mentoring future leaders.
Dr. Steven Erickson Named 2018 Teaching Excellence Award Recipient
"He is willing to go above and beyond to help students and is one of the best professors here at Michigan."
Student News
Amy Fraley Wins Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports exceptional doctoral candidates.
U-M Pharmacy Christian Fellowship Reaches Out to Ann Arbor Homeless
Members of the Pharmacy Christian Fellowship collected personal care items, donated by students, faculty, and staff of the U-M College of Pharmacy and friends and family members.
Pharmacy Students Assist Local Seniors with Medication Management
Last month, Pharmacy student volunteers sat down with residents at Lurie Terrace senior apartment community to help them keep track of their medication by creating a personalized medication list.
Faculty News
Dr. Jolene Bostwick’s Online Course Aimed at Improving Psychiatric Medication Use in Michigan Gains Support
Jolene Bostwick has been awarded $50,000 from the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation in support of a project aimed at improving psychiatric medication use.
Dr. Jasmine Luzum Earns AACP New Investigator Award
Funding will support research into racial disparity in heart failure outcomes.
Pharmacy Faculty Named to Third Cohort of Interprofessional Leadership Fellows at U-M
Drs. Jeong Park and Amy Thompson are among a record 21 educators in the third cohort of the Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program highlights the growing interest in and commitment to interprofessional education at University of Michigan.
Alumni News
College Welcomes Back Emeritus Class of 1968
In a colder than usual day for April in Michigan, eight members of the class of 1968 returned to campus to mark 50 years since they received their degrees from the College of Pharmacy.
Registration Open for 17th Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Scramble
The 17th Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Scramble hosted by the College of Pharmacy Alumni Society Board of Governors will be held June 12, 2018.
Research News
Delivering Cancer Treatment on a Nanodisc Helps Eliminate Tumors
Novel platform for chemo-immunotherapy eliminated colon cancer in 85 percent of treated mice.
A New Treatment Strategy Against Metastatic Cancer
Despite decades of research, it has been challenging to develop an effective cancer therapy that can eliminate large solid tumors as well as metastatic tumors, while preventing recurrence.
More News
College Celebrates Largest Medication Collection Event to Date
The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy hosted its 9th Safe Medication Disposal Event on Tuesday, April 3. Students operated two collection locations simultaneously, one on Ingalls Mall and a second at Michigan Medicine.
U-M Pharmacy Launches Residential Pre-Pharmacy Summer Program
“Students who participate in PFS-Pharm will have the opportunity to build their academic skill set, through tutoring and advising, their professional skill set, through presentations and shadowing, and their understanding of the broad field that is pharmacy,” explains Dr. Regina McClinton.
Leroy B. Townsend Award Lecture
May 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm


ACS MedChem Student Chapter Career Forum
May 18, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Rackham Graduate School


Precision Medicine World Conference
June 6, 2018 to June 7, 2018
University of Michigan's Ross School of Business


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