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Dean Cutler and KPIC Cofounder Honored by SCbio

University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy Dean Stephen J. Cutler was among the top honorees at the annual SCbio Life Sciences Conference held in Charleston.

Q&A with Uche Ndefo ('04)

Alumna Uche Anadu Ndefo remembers the moment in school it clicked for her that pharmacy touches the lives of real people. Learn how that has guided her career in our latest alumni Q&A.

KPIC hosts Pharmacy Ownership Dinner

As part of its ongoing mission to unite the study and practice of pharmacy with entrepreneurship and innovation, the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center held a Pharmacy innovation, Leadership and Ownership dinner for students.

College of Pharmacy hosts largest career expo to date

The college hosted its fifth annual expo in late January, giving first- through third-year students the chance to talk with 70 experts from all walks of life within the profession of pharmacy.

Phi Lambda Sigma holds Leadership Retreat

As part of their initiative to provide a platform for student leaders, the University of South Carolina chapter of PLS held its inaugural leadership retreat in late January.

Hofseth Named Associate Dean for Research

Dean Stephen J. Cutler has announced that Lorne Hofseth will now serve as associate dean for research for the College of Pharmacy, after having served as the interim associate dean for research since 2021.

Q&A with Ed Vess ('80)

Alumnus George Edward "Ed" Vess, Jr., has experienced a variety of pharmacy fields over the course of his career, ultimately landing at RedSail Technologies, a leading provider of pharmacy software solutions headquartered in Spartanburg, SC.

Pharmacy Students Recognized as Breakthrough Graduate Scholars

Two Ph.D. candidates from the College of Pharmacy have been named as Breakthrough Graduate Scholars by the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of South Carolina.

White Coat Donation Leads to Research Honors

The day student pharmacist Marcella Babatunde received her white coat as she began her studies at the USC College of Pharmacy is when she moved down the path toward pharmaceutical research.

Hastings Named Breakthrough Star

Pharmacy Assistant Professor Tessa Hastings has been named as a Breakthrough Star by the Office of the Vice President for Research at South Carolina for considerable contributions research and scholarly activity in her field.

Devoted to pursuing a cure for cancer

Sana Khalili received the opportunity to meet other researchers in her field when she was invited to present at the American Association for Cancer Research - Japanese Cancer Association Joint Conference, held December 2022 in Hawaii.

Top 10 Gamecock Pharmacy Stories of 2022

Our most-read news over the last year includes stories of student achievement, research excellence and practice innovation at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.

KPIC and College of Pharmacy impact policy and practice at state level

The Pharmacy Access Act will allow pharmacists to prescribe self-administered birth control and inject birth control shots without requiring a doctor’s prescription.

A World of Opportunity at USC

Freshman Emma French shares the many opportunities she's discovered for undergraduate students at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in this Creators@COP blog post.

Gamecock pharmacy student goes above and 'Beyond Pills'

Student pharmacist Alexandria Coleman was selected as a semifinalist among the top 15 presenters in the third annual SC Innovates Pitch Competition hosted by South Carolina's Department of Commerce and Research Authority.

Blazing My Own Path Forward

Haley Nicholas, a Gamecock student pharmacist from New Jersey, shares how she ended up at the University of South Carolina and the College of Pharmacy in this Creators@COP blog post.

Pharmacy professor finds her place in the classroom

Clinical associate professor of pharmacy Michaela Almgren didn’t always want to teach. Her mother taught high school, her dad was a university professor, but both parents discouraged her from entering the family business.

Graduate Students Rise to the Challenge in Unique Competition

B. Celia Cui, a doctoral student from Pharmaceutical Sciences, placed first overall in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT©) competition hosted by the Graduate School at USC on Friday, November 11, 2022.

Pharmacy Student Organizations Give Back to our Community

Many students in the College of Pharmacy choose this profession because of their desire to help improve their patients' lives. That oftentimes means enhancing their communities as well.

College of Pharmacy Alumni Serving our Nation's Veterans

In recognition of Veteran's Day, the College of Pharmacy wants to recognize the efforts of our alumni who, while they may not have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, have dedicated their careers to serving those in the military.

Q&A with Devin Drummond ('18)

Growing up in Travelers Rest, alumnus Devin Drummond never imagined his career would take him to the northernmost end of the globe. He's found his passion, however, in serving the rural communities of the Bering Strait region.

COP Researcher Receives Alzheimer's Association Grant

Associate Professor Kevin Lu has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Alzheimer's Association to investigate the effect of antihypertensive drugs in lowering dangers for dementia in susceptible populations.

Alessandra Porcu explores blue light’s effects on the brain

Porcu has brought her research interests - and her $750,000 NIH grant - to our Dept. of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences, where she studies how the environment affects the brain and regulates mood.

The Best of Both Worlds at USC

Student pharmacist Rachel Smith reflects on the leadership roles and experiences she's had through the College of Pharmacy and the Honors College at USC in this Creators@COP blog post.

Pharmacy team looks at ways to improve usage of immunization databases

Assistant professor Tessa Hastings and her research team aim to pinpoint the factors hindering immunization information system usage by pharmacists and offer strategies and workflow modifications for overcoming them.


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