Pharmacy Students Administer Over 6,000 Vaccines to the Community During Experiential Course
For a week in October, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy third-year students completed their PHAR 530 Focused Patient Care Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE). Students worked in a community pharmacy, administering vaccines, counseling patients, conducting medication therapy services and interacting with preceptors. As a result, 74 students administered a total of 6,014 vaccines to members of the Birmingham community. This total equates to, on average, 81 vaccinations administered per student. The vaccines included prevention for COVID-19, influenza, pneumococcal, zoster and other diseases.
McWhorter School of Pharmacy Holds 2023 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series
Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy held its annual Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Friday, Oct. 13, in Reid Chapel.
McWhorter School of Pharmacy Hosts White Coat Ceremony for Class of 2027
Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy honored first-year students in the Class of 2027 during its annual White Coat Ceremony, held Oct. 6 at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham. This year, 91 students received their white coats. “The White Coat Ceremony welcomes first-year pharmacy students to the profession, representing the first of many key steps to becoming a pharmacist,” said Michael Crouch, Dean of McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
McWhorter School of Pharmacy dedicates complete Materia Medica Chest
McWhorter School of Pharmacy held a dedication for their newest addition in the Sandra and Phillip Crouch Pharmacy History Gallery on Monday, Oct. 9. The school received a Materia Medica Chest from Craig Kuechenmeister.
Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy Installs Century Circle Hallway
In celebration of Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s 100th anniversary approaching in 2027, the school established a bold goal to endow 100 new scholarships.
Samford Celebrates 182nd Opening Convocation
Samford University officially began the fall 2023 semester with the 182nd opening convocation on Aug. 22. In his third year as president, Beck A. Taylor gave the opening address where he announced faith as the theme for the 2023-24 academic year.
Rounding Out a Century of Success
As Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy approaches its centennial year in 2027, the school continues to dispense success. From new records in residency matches to faculty research to national-level appointments, 2022-23 is a shining example of Samford Pharmacy’s abundant accomplishments—a reputation 100 years in the making.
Experiential Learning and Simulation Center in Samford University’s College of Health Sciences Receives Accreditation
The Experiential Learning and Simulation Center in Samford University’s College of Health Sciences is now one of the four accredited academic health care centers in Alabama and one of only 300 accredited centers in the world.
A Prescription for Miracles: Samford Pharmacy Alum Develops Cataract Drug, Treats Those in Need
Randy Davis has a vision—to help others restore theirs. Davis, a 1988 graduate of McWhorter School of Pharmacy, is the founder and owner of Designer Drugs in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he developed a groundbreaking treatment for cataracts.
Samford Pharmacy Alum Donates $2.5M Toward Student Scholarships
An alumnus from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy is administering a generous dose of philanthropy. Francois Coutu ’81 recently agreed to donate $2.5 million toward student scholarships—the third-largest gift in Samford Pharmacy’s history.
Samford Pharmacy Sets New Record for Residency Matches
With 63 graduates matching with a residency accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Samford Pharmacy has established a new school record.
CHS Graduates Encouraged to Write Their Own Stories, Focus on the 'Long Game'
From April 28-29, Samford University’s College of Health Sciences—home to the School of Health Professions, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing and School of Public Health—honored 597 graduates, each with their own “Samford story.”
Samford Pharmacy Alum, Former Professor and Chair Michael Hogue Named APhA CEO
Michael Hogue, Pharm.D. '96, former professor and chair of McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice, was officially named chief executive officer and executive vice president of the American Pharmacists Association on April 27.
Samford Pharmacy, Public Health Students Take Top Graduate Honors in Student Research Colloquia
Samford University’s Student Research Colloquia saw a healthy turnout—in more ways than one. Out of 156 participating students and 95 poster presentations, two students from the College of Health Sciences took top honors in the colloquia’s graduate level.
Samford Colloquia Event Celebrates Student Research
The second annual Samford Student Research Colloquia, held April 21, saw undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines across campus gather to present their scholarship and research in a public forum.
Samford Pharmacy Pinning Ceremony Honors Rising Fourth-Year Students
Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy honored its third-year Doctor of Pharmacy students at its annual professional pinning ceremony on April 14.
Samford Diabetes Self-Management Grant Project Nets Largest Cohort in Program History
With its largest cohort in program history, Samford University’s Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) grant project is making significant strides in helping Alabamians diagnosed with diabetes.
Samford Pharmacy Professor Valerie Prince Named President of American Pharmacists Association
Valerie Prince, professor in Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, was appointed 168th president of the American Pharmacists Association on Monday, March 27, during the organization’s annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona.