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Continuing the Fight Against Colon Cancer

Lorne Hofseth, professor in the College of Pharmacy, received a $1.7 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of a ginseng molecule that may positively impact the future treatment of colon cancer.

2020 Breakthrough Award Recipients to be Honored for Research Excellence

Professor Lorne Hofseth is among those honored by the Office of the Vice President for Research with a 2020 Breakthrough Leadership in Research award.

Pharmacy Researcher Develops Nanococktail for Cancer Treatment

Peisheng Xu, associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, may be on the path to solve the dilemma of safety versus efficacy in cancer therapy.

Meet new faculty: Julie Sease

Julie Sease has rejoined the College of Pharmacy as senior associate dean and clinical professor. A graduate of the college in 2003, Sease also previously was a faculty member for five years.

UofSC sees increase in federal funding for health sciences

In the 2019 fiscal year, UofSC received more than $100 million in federal funding for health sciences, particularly from highly competitive sources such as the National Institutes of Health.

Novel Cancer Research Grant Awarded from American Cancer Society

Ozgur Sahin, associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, received a Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society that could impact the way breast cancer patients will be treated in the future.

Unique Partnership with Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation Yields National Recognition for UofSC Pharmacy Students

Six Nephron-based student teams from UofSC were selected to present findings at the ASHP National Conference.

Learn something new every day

Celeste Caulder's job is to teach budding pharmacists how to use what they learn in the classroom and apply it in real-world situations, where every case, every patient is different.

Nephron, UofSC researchers improving medication safety through automation

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation joined forces with UofSC's College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Pharmacy to design and implement an automation process that improves patient safety.

Mayors on the Map

You don’t need a degree from the University of South Carolina to get elected mayor in the Palmetto State, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. This summer, Carolinian magazine traveled the state, from the Lowcountry to the Upstate, from the Midlands to the Pee Dee, interviewing South Carolina alumni who hold the esteemed office.

Pursuit of the Possible

The Walker Leadership Scholars Program has been identifying, guiding and nurturing College of Pharmacy students to become industry leaders since 2013.

The Long Run: Diane Wise

They arrived in the 1970s, some after serving in Vietnam, some fresh out of high school or college. More than 40 years later, they still come to work at the University of South Carolina — some after officially “retiring.” TIMES spoke with a few of these long-term employees to see what keeps them coming back to work on campus.

Colon cancer researcher finds new treatment for deadly disease

When colon cancer spreads, it often ends up in the liver, where surgery can be complicated, even impossible. That’s why research in the University of South Carolina’s College of Pharmacy proving the efficacy of a new class of cancer drugs is so significant.

On the trail of a killer

It isn’t a common disease, but ovarian cancer is usually fatal, accounting for more deaths than all other female reproductive cancers. That makes Mythreye Karthikeyan’s research all the more relevant as she zeroes in on the cancer’s Achilles' heel.

A Catalyst for Revolutionizing Pharmacy Education

Since its founding in 2011, the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center has positively impacted the lives and career aspirations of hundreds of University of South Carolina students and alumni.

Student eyes small-town pharmacy impact with help of scholarships

Walker Leadership Scholar Heather Hembree was awarded the Foundation Presidential Scholarship for Academic and Leadership Excellence this year from the National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA), as well as garnering the 2019-20 Pharmacists Mutual Community Scholarship.

A Legacy of Family Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy's Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, Ken Long, continues to impact the South Carolina community as part of a multi-generational pharmacy business.

Palmetto Poison Center receives largest project funding award in its history

A recent South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services project funding award ensures the Palmetto Poison Center's impact on the college and state will continue into the future.

Wayne Buff leaves lasting impact on college

Wayne Buff retired as senior associate dean in December of 2018, after many years of visionary service to the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.

An early start

More than 40 middle school students recently visited the College of Pharmacy to envision what their future could be. All of the students were female and mostly African-American, part of the college’s efforts to attract underrepresented minorities to the profession.

Walker Leader Scholars Recap the DC Leadership Trip

Two UofSC Pharmacy Walker Leadership Scholars traveled to DC to learn more about the legislative process, health policy, and the associations supporting the profession.

Graduate with Leadership Distinction: Sarah Taylor

At a very young age, Sarah Taylor knew that she would pursue a career in health care. Now interested in a career as a pharmacist, the global studies student will graduate with leadership distinction in global learning.

UofSC Pharm takes on Relay for Life Initiative

UofSC College of Pharmacy students and faculty participated in Relay for Life, coming alongside the community to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

College of Pharmacy Students are Compounding Pros

The UofSC College of Pharmacy compounding team took 2nd place overall in the National Medisca Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition in Hollywood, Florida.

Galen Fellows: A healthy approach to a living and learning community

The first class of Galen Health Fellows arrived on campus in August, a group of more than 450 first-year students with dreams of careers in the health sciences.


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