Newsletter: April 9, 2021
March Recap
From the Dean's Desk
Hello UCSOP Community!

This time last year, our lives completely changed. To slow the spread of COVID-19, all University buildings were closed, and we transitioned to online learning. We have come such a long way in the past year, and I could not be more proud of our students, faculty, staff, and pharmacy community.

I would like to congratulate Dr. Aymen Shatnawi on being awarded a grant from West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute to study the educational outcomes in pharmacy students during the pandemic. I would also like to congratulate Dr. Becky Linger and Dr. Mohamed Rashrash for publications of their articles.

I want to thank Drug Emporium, Walgreens, Dr. Kortney Ball-Browning, Mr. Dave Bowyer and family, Dr. Amy Bryan, Dr. Matt Carrico, Dr. Tess Taubman, Class of 2013, Class of 2019, Class of 2021, Fruth Pharmacy, and Viatris Pharmaceuticals for sponsoring scholarships for our students pharmacists. We appreciate your dedication and investment in our students.

All the best,

Md Omar Faruk Khan, BPharm, MPharm, MBA, PhD
Interim Dean
2021 Commencement
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UCSOP Students Pictured in Gazette Mail
Cabin Creek Health taking COVID-19 vaccines to the people

With nearly 9,000 doses administered since December, Cabin Creek Health Systems has applied an old approach to COVID-19 vaccinations: Whenever possible, meet people where they already are. On Thursday, that meant hosting a clinic at the Salvation ...

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Linger Published in Journal of 
Nutritional Biochemistry
Current methodologies to refine bioavailability,...

Over the last two decades, several advancements have been made to improve the therapeutic efficacy of plant flavonoids, especially in cancer treatment. Factors such as low bioavailability, poor flavonoid stability and solubility, ineffective...

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Dr. Becky Linger has been published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Read the article at the link above. Congratulations, Dr. Linger!
Shatnawi to Collaborate on
COVID-19 Study
Dr. Aymen Shatnawi (Co-PI), in collaboration with Dr. Attarabeen (PI) from Marshal University- School of Pharmacy and Dr. Hanif from West Virginia University-School of Pharmacy, received a $5,000 grant from West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute for their proposal “Pharmacy Students and Recent Graduates’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-efficacy Concerning COVID-19 Infection in West Virginia”. The Study will identify how pharmacy students and recent graduates are prepared to serve the society in the future. The study's outcomes will be beneficial for pharmacy school administrators and ways to help graduates become more competent pharmacists in the future. Congratulations, Dr. Shatnawi!
Shatnawi to Collaborate on
COVID-19 Study
Predisposing, Enabling, and Need Factors Associated with ...

Background: Knowing the type of pharmacy used by the patient is meaningful to the pharmacist. Previous studies have assessed different factors predicting the kind of pharmacy selection and reached inconsistent findings. Objectives: To identify...

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Dr. Mohamed Rashrash was published in the MDPI Pharmacy Journal. Congratulations, Dr. Rashrash!
Carly Stover
Communications Coordinator
Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (304) 357-4728
Fax: (304) 357-4868