All VCU School of Pharmacy alumni – and especially those whose graduation years end in “0” and “5” – are invited to spend the weekend of April 17-19 visiting your alma mater. Come renew old acquaintances and make new friends! Activities range from breakfast with the new dean, Joseph T. DiPiro, to dinners, parties and tours. Gary Cupit (B.S.’70/P) and Patty Slattum (B.S.’85/P; Cert.’92/AHP; Ph.D.’93/P) will be honored with 2015 alumni awards.
H. Thomas Karnes’ proudest accomplishment at VCU School of Pharmacy is having mentored 35 graduate and postdoctoral students. Karnes retired in February after 31 years with the school’s Department of Pharmaceutics. “The memories I have of each of one of my students and their friendship over the years is the most fulfilling and rewarding part of my career thus far.”
VCU School of Pharmacy alumnae Becky Snead (B.S.’85/P) and Cindy Warriner (B.S.’86/P) were invited speakers at the second Student Pharmacist Policy and Advocacy Forum Colloquium in February at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. The colloquium was held in conjunction with Virginia Pharmacists Association’s 2015 Midyear Conference.
VCU School of Pharmacy assistant professor K.C. Ogbonna was selected for an interview on “Housing: A Valuable Venue for Training Future Providers and Managing Vulnerable Patients’ Care.” The resulting video is part of a new toolkit provided by the Washington, D.C.-based LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services that offers guidance for affordable senior housing providers looking to partner with health care professionals.
Rafael Saenz, Pharm.D. (Pharm.D.’03/P), assistant dean for the VCU School of Pharmacy’s U.Va. Division, and third-year Pharm.D. student Aziza Dang recently offered first- and second-year students a closer look at life in Charlottesville. Pharmacy students now have the option to spend their third and fourth years on the MCV Campus, at the U.Va. Division or on the Inova Campus in Fairfax.
VCU School of Pharmacy Dean Joseph T. DiPiro and professor and alumna Patty Slattum (B.S.’85/P; Cert.’92/AHP; Ph.D.’93/P) were invited speakers at the First International Conference of Clinical Pharmacy in Saudi Arabia in February. DiPiro spoke on leadership in clinical pharmacy and postgraduate education opportunities in clinical pharmacy. Slattum offered an Alzheimer’s disease treatment update and talked about the prevention of medication-related problems in older adults.
The clock is ticking for the third annual Battle for the Capital!
Last year, your alma mater stomped the Spiders on the court AND in our alumni giving challenge. Help us do it again!
Make a gift (minimum: $5) online or through the Gold Line student calling program any time before midnight on game day, Feb. 25.
Visit battleforthecapital.org to make your gift, learn more and follow the Battle live.
The 29-mile route begins at the Student Commons, travels through Varina on Osborne Turnpike (Route 5) and returns to campus. The ride will consist of a rest stop at Osborne Boat Landing (snacks provided), SAG vehicle and cue sheets.
When: Saturday, May 2; 8-9 a.m. meet and greet, ride begins shortly afterward
Where: University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA
If you have questions about the event, contact Larry Powell (B.S.’85/H&S), assistant director, outreach and engagement, at (804) 828-8194.
A column by VCU School of Pharmacy Dean Joseph T. DiPiro appeared in the Feb. 8 edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. In the column, DiPiro used a recent paper issued by the National Governors Association as a springboard to discuss pharmacists as health care providers and the potential – and roadblocks — for pharmacists in the health care system.