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Pharmacy Alumna Sets the Pace for COVID-19 Response
DeAnn Mullins ‘93 is the pharmacist and owner of Mullins Pharmacy in Lynn Haven, Florida. On March 13, when the president declared COVID-19 a national emergency, Mullins said she spent the weekend developing a 16-page action plan that she would introduce to her pharmacy’s staff that Monday. 
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Empowering African American Churchgoers in the Fight Against Heart Disease
Domecia Brown, a third-year Doctor of Pharmacy student, just completed a year-long fellowship with the Albert Schweitzer Fellows. With her project, she partnered with Jefferson County Department of Health on a new initiative, addressing health in the 35211 zip code.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s PGY1 Residency Receives Accreditation Extension
Earlier this month, McWhorter School of Pharmacy's postgraduate year one (PGY1) community-based residency received a three-year extension of its accreditation from the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists, or ASHP.
 
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Samford’s College of Health Sciences Offers Encouragement to Students Graduating into COVID-19
While its spring commencement ceremonies have been postponed, Samford University’s College of Health Science still conferred 273 master’s and doctoral degrees on Friday, May 1, to graduates of its four schools: School of Health Professions, Ida Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health.
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Patricia Naro: A Great Experience
Pharmacy director of experiential education and associate professor Patricia Naro is part of a legacy.
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Robert Riggs: Time for Research
Pharmacy professor Robert Riggs and his wife, Misty, are planning to move back to their home state of Indiana following his retirement this summer.
 
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Alumnus Pairs Pharmacy with Public Health to Address COVID-19
Jack Thomas earned both a Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health from Samford University in 2018. Today, he works as a postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy resident at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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Clinical Pharmacists Play Essential Roles in COVID-19 Units
Alison Lyons Thomas, '98 has worked as a clinical pharmacist on the same unit at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, Georgia for eight years. In March, her unit converted into a COVID med-surgery unit.
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Pharmacists Meeting the Needs of their Community
When B.J. Jones, a 2005 alumnus of Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, heard of the food insecurity the pandemic was causing for many families in his community, he didn’t hesitate to step in and help. He partnered up with DeKalb County superintendent James Barnett to distribute meals to children in need.
 
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy Announces Award and Scholarship Recipients
Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy announced the recipients of two prestigious awards this week: the Cardinal Health Independent Pharmacy Scholarship and the Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award.
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Valerie Prince Slated as Candidate for President-Elect of APhA
Valerie Prince, professor in Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, is seeking election as president of the American Pharmacists Association for the 2021-22 term.
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Community Pharmacists: Going Above and Beyond
Pharmacists across the country are stepping up to meet the needs of their patients and their communities, including Jeff Honea, a 2019 alumnus of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Honea and his employees at Chelsea Apothecary, produced 700 gallons of hand sanitizer over the course of a weekend.
 
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Record Number of Pharmacy Students and Graduates Match with Residencies
Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy sets a new school record with 52 students and recent graduates matching with ASHP-accredited PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residencies.
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Viruses are Difficult to Kill: Pharmacy Faculty Discuss Treatments Related to COVID-19
Professors Jeff Kyle and Howard Hendrickson in Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy provide insight into treatments available for COVID-19 as well as the development of a vaccine for the virus, SARS-CoV-2.
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The Impact of a Community Pharmacy's Preventative Services during COVID-19
Austin Crocker ’17 works as a clinical pharmacist for G&M Pharmacy in Oxford, Mississippi. In his role, he partners with local prescribers to provide preventative services for patients—work that has become even more critical during this global pandemic as hospitals and health systems are inundated.
 
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Alumnus Sworn in as President of the American Pharmacists Association
Michael Hogue, a 1996 alumnus of Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, was sworn in as the 165th president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) during a virtual meeting on March 20. He is the first Samford alumnus to serve in this prestigious role.
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College of Health Sciences Donates Protective Equipment to Local Hospitals
Samford University's College of Health Sciences had the opportunity to donate supplies after local hospitals sent a request, expressing the criteria need for personal protective equipment.
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Sherrill Endows Scholarship Focused on Community Pharmacy Ownership
Earlier this year, pharmacy alumna Fran Sherrill '78 endowed a scholarship that in many ways is a reflection of her own story and legacy, supporting students who have an interest in community pharmacy ownership.
 
 
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