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Q&A with Ed Vess ('80)

Alumnus George Edward "Ed" Vess, Jr., has experienced a variety of pharmacy fields over the course of his career, ultimately landing at RedSail Technologies, a leading provider of pharmacy software solutions headquartered in Spartanburg, SC.

Pharmacy Students Recognized as Breakthrough Graduate Scholars

Two Ph.D. candidates from the College of Pharmacy have been named as Breakthrough Graduate Scholars by the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of South Carolina.

White Coat Donation Leads to Research Honors

The day student pharmacist Marcella Babatunde received her white coat as she began her studies at the USC College of Pharmacy is when she moved down the path toward pharmaceutical research.

Hastings Named Breakthrough Star

Pharmacy Assistant Professor Tessa Hastings has been named as a Breakthrough Star by the Office of the Vice President for Research at South Carolina for considerable contributions research and scholarly activity in her field.

Devoted to pursuing a cure for cancer

Sana Khalili received the opportunity to meet other researchers in her field when she was invited to present at the American Association for Cancer Research - Japanese Cancer Association Joint Conference, held December 2022 in Hawaii.

Top 10 Gamecock Pharmacy Stories of 2022

Our most-read news over the last year includes stories of student achievement, research excellence and practice innovation at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.

KPIC and College of Pharmacy impact policy and practice at state level

The Pharmacy Access Act will allow pharmacists to prescribe self-administered birth control and inject birth control shots without requiring a doctor’s prescription.

A World of Opportunity at USC

Freshman Emma French shares the many opportunities she's discovered for undergraduate students at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in this Creators@COP blog post.

Gamecock pharmacy student goes above and 'Beyond Pills'

Student pharmacist Alexandria Coleman was selected as a semifinalist among the top 15 presenters in the third annual SC Innovates Pitch Competition hosted by South Carolina's Department of Commerce and Research Authority.

Blazing My Own Path Forward

Haley Nicholas, a Gamecock student pharmacist from New Jersey, shares how she ended up at the University of South Carolina and the College of Pharmacy in this Creators@COP blog post.

Pharmacy professor finds her place in the classroom

Clinical associate professor of pharmacy Michaela Almgren didn’t always want to teach. Her mother taught high school, her dad was a university professor, but both parents discouraged her from entering the family business.

Graduate Students Rise to the Challenge in Unique Competition

B. Celia Cui, a doctoral student from Pharmaceutical Sciences, placed first overall in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT©) competition hosted by the Graduate School at USC on Friday, November 11, 2022.

Pharmacy Student Organizations Give Back to our Community

Many students in the College of Pharmacy choose this profession because of their desire to help improve their patients' lives. That oftentimes means enhancing their communities as well.

College of Pharmacy Alumni Serving our Nation's Veterans

In recognition of Veteran's Day, the College of Pharmacy wants to recognize the efforts of our alumni who, while they may not have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, have dedicated their careers to serving those in the military.

Q&A with Devin Drummond ('18)

Growing up in Travelers Rest, alumnus Devin Drummond never imagined his career would take him to the northernmost end of the globe. He's found his passion, however, in serving the rural communities of the Bering Strait region.

COP Researcher Receives Alzheimer's Association Grant

Associate Professor Kevin Lu has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Alzheimer's Association to investigate the effect of antihypertensive drugs in lowering dangers for dementia in susceptible populations.

Alessandra Porcu explores blue light’s effects on the brain

Porcu has brought her research interests - and her $750,000 NIH grant - to our Dept. of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences, where she studies how the environment affects the brain and regulates mood.

The Best of Both Worlds at USC

Student pharmacist Rachel Smith reflects on the leadership roles and experiences she's had through the College of Pharmacy and the Honors College at USC in this Creators@COP blog post.

Pharmacy team looks at ways to improve usage of immunization databases

Assistant professor Tessa Hastings and her research team aim to pinpoint the factors hindering immunization information system usage by pharmacists and offer strategies and workflow modifications for overcoming them.

Q&A with Leslie Register ('05)

Alumna Leslie Register prefers to see metaphorical hurdles as stepping-stones, which can lead you to a career path or role you never expected. Learn more about her journey in our latest alumni Q&A.

Walker Leadership Scholars Names Newest Members

The Walker Leadership Scholars program has selected its two newest scholars for the Class of 2025, Maegan Lamb and Chancellor Nguyen.

Walker Leadership Scholars Founder Named Distinguished Alum

The College of Pharmacy congratulates alumna Donna J. Walker, who will be celebrated this week during homecoming ceremonies as the University of South Carolina's 2022 Distinguished Alumni.

Students and alumni reflect on Walker Leadership Scholars program

We asked current Walker Leadership Scholars and alumni to share why they wanted to be part of the program and how taking part has benefited them as students and in their careers.

Funding boosts research initiatives for COP

The number of research projects at the UofSC College of Pharmacy continues to grow as the college more than doubled funding received between 2020 and 2021.

Pharmacy Business Plan Competition Team Among the Best in the Nation

The UofSC College of Pharmacy team of Rebecca Axson, Jessica Chen and Christina Lin finished in the top three at the 2022 Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.


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