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Annual Career Expo highlights diverse pharmacy paths

The College of Pharmacy's annual Career Expo, now in its sixth year, continues to provide opportunities for students to learn more about the many careers available to them with a pharmacy degree.

Tessa Hastings Wins APhA Award

Assistant Professor Tessa Hastings was named the recipient of the 2024 Clinical Research Paper Award by the APhA Academy Of Pharmaceutical Research And Science.

Top 10 Gamecock Pharmacy Stories of 2023

Our most-read news over the last year includes stories of student achievement, research and innovation at the University of South Carolina. Here are our top 10 articles that garnered the most attention in 2023.

What I would tell my younger self about starting pharmacy school...

Gamecock student pharmacist Laurel Echard shares the top five things she's learned from her first semester of pharmacy school in our latest Creators@COP blog post.

Pharmacy faculty member wins Mungo Teaching Award

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough,” is the teaching philosophy of Alexander Gasparian, clinical assistant professor in the USC College of Pharmacy and recipient of the 2023 Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Pharmacy professor offers strategies for a healthier holiday season

Jennifer Clements, the director of pharmacy education for USC’s College of Pharmacy at the Greenville campus, urges those who are at risk to think ahead with strategies beyond checking your blood sugar levels and counting carbohydrates.

Searching for hidden connections

A new study from the USC College of Pharmacy uses the computing power of artificial intelligence to find new uses for and repurpose approved medications.

Students rely on alumni to learn about career options

Students say one of the most valuable ways they learn about career options is by talking with those who have gone before them. That is the purpose behind the annual Career Expo

Meet our Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year

When Jarrod Tippins applied to the University of South Carolina as an education major, a mentor convinced him that he should consider pharmacy as a future career.

Meet our Outstanding Friend of the College

Throughout her career, Debbie Tapley saw the significance of the Richland Memorial Hospital's affiliation with USC and the importance of expanding the pharmacy residency program.

Meet our Outstanding Alumnus of the Year

Alumnus Addison Livingston's interest in pharmacy sparked from conversations with his local pharmacists and shared discussions about animal medicine.

Student's quick thinking helped save a man's life

While on a recent rotation, Emily Rudisell decided to spend some downtime at a state park. Little did she know it would turn into one of the most memorable, yet harrowing experiences of her life.

Making a world of difference in global health

Medical trips offer an opportunity for pharmacy students, residents and fellows to learn more about providing care to underserved populations and the issues facing patients in remote locales.

Ph.D. alumnus fueled by mentorship

When College of Pharmacy alumnus Mike Eaddy looks back on what ignited his interest in the pharmacy profession, he recalls mentors who greatly influenced him.

Papajohn retires after two distinguished careers

Stan Papajohn retired from his first career in 1996 after 35 years as a community pharmacist. Now he is hanging up his white coat for the final time after 23 years as a clinical instructor in the College of Pharmacy's community lab.

After 49 years, Reeder retires

Reeder retired initially from teaching at USC in 2008. The pull of teaching was strong, however. In 2016 when asked to consider returning to his alma mater, he never hesitated.

Q&A with Sam Watson, '80

Gamecock Sam Watson has been a transformational leader over the course of his career in pharmaceutical sales and marketing. Learn more about his journey in our alumni Q&A.

Rural Residency Program Receives Grant Renewal

The Tandem Health-USC pharmacy residency program has been renewed for another three years through a grant from the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare.

Collaboration, leadership break down barriers

Future Gamecock pharmacists bond with their health science peers at the University of South Carolina and learn what’s ahead thanks to the Interprofessional Education program.

Demonstration proves a point about pharmacists in the field

The Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy for years has researched what the business model of assigning a pharmacist to a patient-centered medical home could look like.

College of Pharmacy, VA help support nation’s veterans

The VHA is the largest health care system in the country, providing care to more than 9 million military veterans. At the College of Pharmacy, that translates into valuable learning and research opportunities.

A community of firsts

First-generation college students come from all sorts of backgrounds and bring a variety of perspectives to campus. Student pharmacist Aman Singh offers a glimpse of his story.

Student Spotlight: America-Nicole Perez

Family is always top-of-mind for first-generation student America-Nicole Perez - both her immediate family in Summerville and large, extended family in Guatemala - and their support drives her to succeed.

Q&A with Sonia Everhart, '97

Sonia Shaw Everhart's consistent drive to learn and achieve has helped her rise to the top in the field of Critical Care Medicine. Learn more about her life and career in our latest alumni Q&A.

Gamecocks win the National Title

The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy brought home the title of national champions, winning the 20th annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.


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