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June 2019

Dear alumni, students, donors, and friends,

Spring has arrived in Ann Arbor and we have a great deal to celebrate at the U-M College of Pharmacy. We recently held our 151st commencement ceremonies, where we marked the achievements of 84 PharmD, 29 PhD, and 21 BSPS graduates. Additionally, 24 residents completed their training at the College and Michigan Medicine. Honors were extended to Dr. Mustapha Beleh, our 2019 Teaching Excellence Award winner, and Drs. Frank Ascione and Patricia Jahns Bush, our 2019 Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award winners.  

These celebrations were almost immediately followed by news that the Regents of the University of Michigan approved a new $121 million, 130,000 square foot building for the College that will built on the corner of East Huron Street and Glen Avenue. This new facility will be an absolute game changer for the College, allowing us to upgrade our teaching and research facilities and placing us a short 5 minute walk to the medical complex. We are also excited to welcome back the national office of Rho Chi Society to Michigan this summer, almost 100 years after it was founded in our College. These notable accomplishments, which you will read about below, are among the many reasons why the U-M College of Pharmacy remains home to the leaders and best in pharmacy.  

Have a great summer and Go Blue!

Dean Jim Dalton

Top Stories
 
Regents Approve New College of Pharmacy Building
 
The University of Michigan’s College of Pharmacy will build a new teaching and research facility to address its need to modernize and increase its physical space.
Honored alumni during the commencement ceremony
 
College Names Two Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
 
Frank J. Ascione, BSPharm’69, PharmD’73, MPH’77, PhD’81 and Patricia Jahns Bush, BSPharm’54, MSci, PhD received the awards for their significant career achievements.
Rho Chi Honor Society National Office Returns to Michigan
Nearly 100 years after its founding at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, the Rho Chi Society’s National Offices will be relocated to Michigan.
BSPS graduates celebrate commencement
College Celebrates New BSPS Program’s Graduating Class of 2019
On May 3, the U-M College of Pharmacy celebrated a milestone event – the commencement of 21 students from the recently redesigned Bachelor of Science of Pharmaceutical Science (BSPS) program.
Student News
Student-led Safe Medication Disposal Event Yields 1,200lbs
The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy hosted its 11th Safe Medication Disposal Event on Tuesday, April 2. Students operated two collection locations simultaneously, on Ingalls Mall and at Michigan Medicine.
Faculty News
Dr. Mustapha Beleh wins 2019 Teaching Excellence Award
“I strive to be a teacher who can show students the way to become life-long learners, unearth their potential as future pharmacists and provide them with the help they may need to be successful in our program.”
U-M Pharmacy Faculty Earn Interprofessional Research Funding
The College of Pharmacy's faculty were well represented in the recent round U-M Interprofessional Exchange (IP-X) research stimulus grants.
Dr. Gundy Sweet Recognized for Interprofessional Leadership and Dedication
The U-M Center for IPE presented its inaugural 2019 awards to outstanding U-M faculty and students.
More News
Dr. Gay Alcenius Named 2019 Preceptor of the Year
Gay Alcenius, PharmD’94, was named the 2019 Preceptor of the Year Award winner at the 16th Annual Preceptor Symposium, May 10, 2019.
Pharmacy Informatics Group Brings Together Medication-Related Data and Technology Expertise at the College
The Pharmacy INformatics Group (PING) at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy was created with the goal to enable patients and healthcare teams more easily make data-supported decisions about medication use.
Medicinal Chemistry Graduate Plays Instrumental Role in Promising Cancer Research
Before graduating with his doctorate in medicinal chemistry from the College of Pharmacy last August, Brandt Huddle, PhD, played an instrumental role in the development of a new therapeutic compound for cancer, CM39. The compound inhibits the ability of a key enzyme, aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), to promote chemotherapy resistance in a small pool of cells linked to ovarian cancer.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Oct
2
White Coat Ceremony
October 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
Rackham Horace H. School of Graduate Studies, Auditorium

 

Oct
4
Annual Pharmacy Lectures & Homecoming Weekend 2019
October 4, 2019 - 7:45am to October 5, 2019 - to 6:00pm
Weber's Inn

 

Nov
6
Career Gateway
November 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB) Atrium

 

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