Although I was not able to be present last week for the White Coat Ceremony for the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, I have heard so many positive comments about it that I asked Dean Charlie Sands to provide us with a summary of the speaker and her remarks.  The first paragraph below lists the professional progress of Dr. Emily Hawes and the second paragraph contains the summary from Dean Sands of her targeted remarks to our students and faculty. 

"Dr. Emily Hawes earned bachelor of science in education and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees from Samford University. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 pharmacotherapy residency at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Hawes currently holds faculty positions at the UNC Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. In this role she precepts and teaches pharmacy residents and students as well as Family Medicine physician residents. Dr. Hawes also serves as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, a designation from the North Carolina Boards of Medicine and Pharmacy that enables billing, medication prescribing and ordering of laboratory tests in the care of patients at the UNC Family Practice Medicine Center. Dr. Hawes recently was awarded a grant from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy for a prospective pharmacodynamic study evaluating peak and quality improvement initiatives at her practice site, which includes evaluating the impact of post discharge, multidisciplinary clinic visits on health care resource utilization.”

"In her remarks Emily challenged the MSOP P1 students to study hard to prepare themselves for the pharmacist's role in the new health care system where they are responsible for providing patient care that ensures optimal drug therapy outcomes. She also told them that they had chosen wisely as an MSOP Samford University education would prepare them extremely well for a career in pharmacy. Emily also used the occasion to share the Gospel message and encouraged those who might not know Jesus Christ to deeply consider the claims of Christ." 

The world is better because of Dr. Emily Hawes.