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Riding to the top

Bailey Mierzejewski stays on top of her studies no matter where collegiate equestrian competition takes her. Because of the second-year Pharm.D. student's dedication to academics and the show ring, she was named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for a second straight season.

Xu to explore novel nanoparticle for Alzheimer's disease with $1.5M grant

Associate professor Peisheng Xu was recently awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health to support the development of targeted therapy for Alzheimer's disease.

COP students advance to national ACCP Clinical Research Challenge competition

COP students advance to national ACCP Clinical Research Challenge competition

Behind the prescription

Chuck Hennes and fourth-year Pharm.D. student Paul Philavong are two of a number of undergraduate and Pharm.D. students that Eugenia Broude and her colleagues at the college's SmartState Center for Translational Cancer Therapeutics have nurtured, creating rare opportunities for non-graduate-level students to make meaningful research contributions.

No Limits

When Donna Walker '79 was asked to attend a regional student leadership meeting in Memphis as a first-year pharmacy student, she had no idea how saying yes to that opportunity would shape her career.

U of SC researchers discover new subtype of cervical cancer

Scientists from the College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine have identified a new subtype of cervical cancer that may explain why one third of cervical cancer patients do not respond to standard treatment.

SC Commission on Higher Education approves College of Pharmacy as independent program

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education voted Thursday to approve the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy's return to its independent legacy program.

Boot Camp inspires students to pursue pharmacy ownership

Owning a pharmacy doesn't have to be just a dream, participants learned at this fall's Community Pharmacy Ownership Boot Camp at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center.

Pharmacy graduate student named Sorensen Fellow

Minghui "Sam" Li, a third-year graduate student in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the College of Pharmacy, was recently named a Donna and Andrew Sorensen Graduate Student Fellow, one of six students across the USC campus to earn the designation.

Thanksgiving Safety: Don't Let Food Poisoning Gobble Up Your Good Time!

Every year, people are treated for food poisoning from improperly handled food. Stay healthy this Thanksgiving by following food safety tips from the Palmetto Poison Center.

College of Pharmacy faculty, students shine at ACCP meeting

Faculty and students from the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the College of Pharmacy were recognized for their leadership and scholarship at the 2016 American College of Clinical Pharmacy's annual meeting.

Rx for Leadership

Whether she's scoring a game-winning overtime penalty kick to clinch victory for her team or calculating pediatric patient medication regimens on a clinical rotation, second-year professional student Chelsea Drennan brings laser-like focus to whatever task is at hand.

Safety concerns linger for generic oncology drugs in developing countries

Although generic oncology drugs can reduce patient costs and improve treatment access, the safety of these drugs in developing countries is uncertain, according to an international research team led by Dr. Charles Bennett, Josie M. Fletcher professor and chairman of the S.C. SmartState Center in Medication Safety and Efficacy at the College of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina.

Student wins first place in national conference poster competition

Nicole Reilly, a fifth-year graduate student in the department of drug discovery and biomedical sciences at the College of Pharmacy, recently won first place and $200 in the student poster competition at the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genome Society's 2016 annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo. The College of Pharmacy is one of only a few pharmacy schools nationwide involved with the genome society.

University celebrates 150 years of pharmacy education

Kiaris awarded grant to examine unfolded protein response, p21 gene in diabetes

Hippokratis Kiaris, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, was recently awarded a two-year $146,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging to fund his project "Beta cell dysfunction during aging: Studies on the role of p21 in the regulation of the Unfolded Protein Response."

Student pharmacists earn second place in national competition

Assessing patients and drug therapies is second nature for Ja'Neisha Williams and Paul Philavong. And now it's earned them second place at the 2016 Student National Pharmaceutical Association/Kroger National Clinical Skills Competition.

Palmetto Poison Center staff tapped for national leadership roles

Throughout her career, Jill Michels has tackled almost every role in a poison center - from toxicology fellow to education coordinator - and now she's putting her wealth of experience to work as a director at large on the American Association of Poison Control Centers board of directors.

College of Pharmacy opens opportunities for Lewter

Sarah Lewter never imagined she'd be donning winter boots and bundling up in her University of South Carolina sweatshirt in July.

Young children's antibiotic exposure associated with higher food allergy risk

Antibiotic treatment within the first year of life may wipe out more than an unwanted infection: exposure to the drugs is associated with an increase in food allergy diagnosis, new research from the University of South Carolina suggests.

Hofseth chosen for NIH grant review board

University of South Carolina pharmacy professor Lorne Hofseth, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as a standing member of the Chemo/Dietary Prevention Study Section at the National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review.


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