Class of 2022
White Coat Ceremony

Our Annual White Coat Ceremony took place on August 15 at the Michael F. Sorrell Events Center with a reception following in the UNMC Center for Drug Discovery and Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences and Education building.

Sixty-one students received their professional white laboratory jackets, provided by friends of the College of Pharmacy and the University of Nebraska Foundation, and took the pledge of professionalism.

Dean Courtney Fletcher welcomed the students. Kimberly Scarsi, Pharm.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, delivered the keynote presentation on "Enjoy the Journey."

Spencer Moore, P4, also shared his reflections as a Pharmacy student.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Gary Yee, Pharm.D., and Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Christopher Shaffer, Pharm.D., welcomed the class of 2022 to the Ceremony and assisted with the presentation of the white coats to the students.

The College of Pharmacy Open House followed where the new students and their families and friends were invited to mingle with faculty, students and staff.
Faculty News

Vennerstrom receives prestigious ACS Award

A handful of Nobel Prize winners. Inventors of Lyrica and LASIK. The most cited chemist of the first decade of the 2000s. And now, joining that list, Jonathan Vennerstrom, Ph.D.

The American Chemical Society recently placed one of UNMC's top scientists in very good company.     Read more
New Faculty

The College of Pharmacy would like to welcome two new Clinical Assistant Professors, Logan Franck, Pharm.D. and Drew Prescott, Pharm.D., in the department of Pharmacy Practice.  Both joined the Nebraska Medicine Ambulatory/Primary Care Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) team.
Logan Franck, Pharm.D.
  • Hometown:. Seward, NE
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
Drew Prescott, Pharm.D.
  • Hometown: Urbandale, IA
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
ACCP award recipient

Scott Bergman, Pharm.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, received the Clinical Practice Award from the ACCP Infectious Diseases Practice Research Network at the 2018 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference in Seattle, Washington.

Congratulations, Dr. Bergman!
Getting it right during Operation Immunization

When you get your flu shot at the "Operation Immunization" clinic at the UNMC Center for Drug Discovery and Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences and Education, you'll get the needle in your right arm, no questions asked.
Why the right arm?

Research, that's why!   Read more
Student News

Recent PSGP Graduates

Ruinan Yang, Ph.D. - August 2018
Thesis: Polymeric Nanocarriers Delivering Anticancer Agents For The Treatment Of Chemoresistant Prostate Cancer And Lung Metastatic Melanoma
Mentor: Ram Mahato Ph.D.
Position: Senior Scientist, PPD

Yi Chen, Ph.D. - August 2018
Thesis: Development of polymeric carriers for the treatment of acute kidney injury
Mentor: David Oupicky, Ph.D.
Position: R&D, Sichuan Kelun Pharmaceutical Co., LTD.

Xin Wei, Ph.D. - August 2018
Thesis:  Development of Macromolecular Prodrug Conjugates for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Diseases
Mentor: Dong Wang, Ph.D.
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Nebraska Medical Center

Women in Molecular Imaging Scholar Award

Bowen Qi, a graduate student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in the lab of Dr. Aaron Mohs, received the Women in Molecular Imaging Scholar Award at World Molecular Imaging Congress annual meeting in Seattle for her research in pancreatic cancer imaging. Bowen is also a recipient of a UNMC Graduate Studies Fellowship. 

Congratulations on all your achievements, Bowen!

APhA-ASP Celebrates Pharmacy Week

Last week our chapter celebrated American Pharmacists Month! We were able to come together and listen to Dr. Marcia Mueting, DUR Director at the Nebraska Pharma cists Association, read the proclamation from the Nebraska Governor that October is Pharmacists Month. We then were able to hear Dr. Drew Prescott, clinical assistant professor at UNMC COP and clinical pharmacist at Nebraska Medicine Midtown Clinic, speak to us about "Finding Your Why" in our pharmacy professions. Thank you to our speakers, and to our chapter members for coming together to celebrate our profession during this meeting!
Upcoming Events

Career Day
November 16, 2018
Contact Lynnette Mullins for information
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