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    2014-15 Review

    Highlights from the 2014-15 Academic Year

    As we begin to welcome 141 future pharmacists to the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, we pause to reflect on the success of the previous year and the many accomplishments of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Dean Michael Crouch provides the Top 10 Highlights from 2014-15 in his latest video and below.

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    Children's of Alabama, Samford Pharmacy Researchers Study Data to 'Help Serve Patients'

    Researchers from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Children’s of Alabama and University of Alabama at Birmingham are collaborating to solve a puzzle that could positively impact the care of critically ill children.

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    SNPhA Earns National Chapter of the Year Award

    McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) was recently honored with the 2015 Mid-Sized Chapter of the Year Award at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.  

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    Samford Welcomes International Pharmacy Scholars

    Forty-one international pharmacists and pharmacy students converged on Samford University’s campus beginning Friday, July 17 for the Third Annual International Pharmacy Scholars Conference.  

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    Professor Marshall Cates Receives National Teaching Award

    Dr. Marshall Cates, professor in Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, has been selected for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Innovations in Teaching Award. Cates’ course, “Mental Illness and Treatment in the Movies,” was one of only three in the nation selected for this distinct honor established to identify innovative teaching and learning strategies and assessment methods.  

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    The rapidly changing health care landscape means that pharmacists today will have even more of an impact on patient care in the future, according to a leading pharmacy education professional. Lucinda Maine, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, told spring graduates of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy that they must be “smart and bold and passionate and entrepreneurial” in their careers.

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    Engelhardt Receives Pellegrino Medal During HEAL Conference

    Distinguished medical philosopher, H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., Ph.D., M.D., was honored for his contributions to healthcare ethics during the 14thannual Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute (HEAL) conference sponsored by Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy Friday, April 17.

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    Merck Grant to Samford, UAB Seeks to Increase Vaccinations

    Pharmacy professors Terri Wensel and Michael Hogue have received a grant from Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp. for a project to increase vaccinations for adults at high risk of developing pneumococcal disease.

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    Samford to Host Annual HEAL Conference

    Samford University’s Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute (HEAL) will focus on “Religion and Healthcare in a Diverse Society: The Role of Institutional and Individual Provider Conscience” during its annual conference Friday, April 17.

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    McWhorter School of Pharmacy Students Receive National Recognition for Advocacy Initiatives

    The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has recognized Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy as one of the top five institutions for student participation in the APhA Pharmacists Provide Care campaign. 

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