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Students keep learning through the summer

Gamecock student pharmacists are keeping busy through the summer, continuing to learn and grow in their expertise, as they take part in various competitions meant to challenge their knowledge.

The team of Julia Geith and Jacob Krissinger, Class of 2025 and Payton Jackson, Class of 2026, placed in the top three teams at the Future Health Pioneers: KNIME Digital Health Innovation Hackathon, aimed at bringing students together from health-related fields and other disciplines including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, psychology, allied health, biomedical sciences and research, and computer science.

KNIME is an analytics platform for end-to-end data science to create analytics models, integrating large data sets, digital devices, and artificial intelligence to revolutionize the approach to health care.

Celebrating Big Wins for USC College of Pharmacy

Julia Geith
, Jacob Krissinger and Payton Jackson

3rd Place, Future Health Pioneers: KNIME Digital Health Innovation Hackathon

Arran Montgomery, Ahmed Ibrahim, Grace Thompson and Drew Junker

2nd Place, South Carolina Pharmacy Association Annual Self-Care Bowl


Another team of USC COP students, Arran Montgomery, Ahmed Ibrahim and Grace Thompson, Class of 2026, along with Drew Junker, Class of 2024, took part in the Self-Care Bowl competition, held during this year’s SCPhA Conference. The team, coached by Betsy Blake, took second place honors.

The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and the Nonprescription Medicines Academy sponsor the NASPA/NMA Student Pharmacist Self-Care Championship. The event, which is endowed by P&G, promotes active learning of self-care topics to the participants as well as the audience and is held annually at the SCPhA’s annual convention.

Topics: Pharm.D. program, Student Experience

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