A silent auction at the VPhA Midyear alumni reception will feature paintings by Al Schalow.
School of Pharmacy alumni, faculty, students, residents, preceptors and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend the Alumni and Friends Dessert Reception and Silent Auction, which takes place 8:30-10 p.m. Feb. 22 at Williamsburg Lodge in conjunction with the Virginia Pharmacists Association 2014 Midyear Conference.
Also, mark your calendars for the Alumni and Friends Reception to be held in conjunction with the American Pharmacists Association 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition. The reception takes place 6-7 p.m. March 29 in Plaza I at the Hyatt Regency Orlando (formerly The Peabody) in Orlando, Fla.
2013 Emswiller Symposium participants took advantage of the Q&A session
Barbara Brandt, director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, is keynote speaker for VCU’s 2014 Jewell and Carl Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium. Brandt also is associate vice president for education at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center.
The daylong symposium, “From Interdisciplinarity to Interprofessionality: Changing How Care is Delivered,” takes place March 1 at the Richmond Marriott, 500 E. Broad St. in Richmond. The symposium is funded by Jewell Emswiller in honor of her late husband, School of Pharmacy alumnus Carl Emswiller (B.S.’62/P).
Additional speakers include William Hazel, Virginia secretary for health and human resources; Sheldon Retchin (H.S.’79/M), VCU senior vice president for health sciences and VCU Health System CEO; Alan Dow (H.S.’04/M, M.S.H.A.’05/AHP), VCU assistant vice president of health sciences for interprofessional education and collaborative care; Loressa Cole of the Virginia Nursing Association; Russell Libby of the Medical Society of Virginia; Tim Musselman of the Virginia Pharmacists Association; and Ted Sherwin (D.D.S.’74/D) of the Virginia Dental Association.
Learn more about or register for the Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium.
April 11-13 is quickly approaching. Please register to attend a fun-filled weekend of events and activities planned specially with you in mind.
School-based registration brochures are on the way. Look for a large white envelope in the mail. For your convenience, you can also register online for the weekend at www.vcualumni.org/mcvreunion.
Don’t forget, April is Alumni Month! Look for more information soon on
other events taking place during the month of April.
Alumni of the School of Pharmacy’s Beta Nu chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma are invited to take a look at how the chapter observed the pharmaceutical fraternity’s 2013 Leadership Week.
Doctoral and postdoctoral students throughout the university are being encouraged to participate in the new VCU BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) program. It’s a personal and professional development program for graduate students in the biomedical sciences, offering them assistance with CVs, individual development plans, personal mission statements, career path identification and interviewing skills.
Here’s where alumni come in! Graduate alumni are invited to get involved by mentoring current students and/or offering seminars on nontraditional biomedical career paths, or by providing opportunities for service learning, community engagement and/or shadowing.
Interested in helping students succeed? Please contact Susanna Wu-Pong, Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Programs director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-4328.
VCU Health System’s PGY1 Pharmacy Practice program has received the ASHP Foundation’s 2013 Residency Excellence Award.
The award was presented in December during the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists 2013 Midyear Meeting in n Orlando, Fla. The year-one program has been providing pharmacy residencies at VCU for 42 years.
SOP alumni Andrew Carmichael (Pharm.D.’13/P), Lauren Cherry (Pharm.D.’13/P) and Amanda Kroll (Pharm.D.’13/P) are three of the six 2013-14 PGY1 residents in the award-winning program. Read more about it!
SOP alumni at the 2012 dessert reception
School of Pharmacy Virginia alumni are invited to attend the VCU Alumni and Friends dessert reception Feb. 22 at the Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England St. in Williamsburg. The reception is held each year in conjunction with the Virginia Pharmacists Association Midyear Conference.
In addition to the usual great company and delicious desserts, this year’s reception will feature a silent auction of five of alumnus Al Schalow’s (B.S.’62/P) acrylic mortar-and-pestle paintings to promote the MCV Pharmacy Heritage Collection.
Barbara Brandt, keynote speaker
VCU’s second Jewell and Carl Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium, “From Interdisciplinarity to Interprofessionality: Changing How Care is Delivered,” takes place 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. March 1 at the Richmond Marriott, 500 E. Broad St. The symposium is named for late School of Pharmacy alumnus Carl Emswiller (B.S.’62/P) and his widow, Jewell.
Keynote speaker is Barbara Brandt, director of the National Coordinating Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice at University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center. Featured panelists are Loressa Cole, William Hazel, Russell Libby, Tim Musselman, John O’Bannon (M.D.’73/M), Sheldon Retchin (H.S.’79/M) and Ted Sherwin (D.D.S.’74/D). School of Pharmacy Dean Victor Yanchick will open the program and make closing remarks.
Cost for the symposium, which includes the daylong program, poster session and lunch, is $25 for students and $75 for educators and health care practitioners. For more information or to register, visit this website and click on Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium.