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A Newsletter to our College of Pharmacy students, staff, faculty, affiliates, alumni and friends BELMONT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY


President, Belmont University Dr. Robert Fisher

We have reached another milestone in the lives of our student pharmacists at BUCOP. Our 2nd class of student pharmacists became graduates as they stepped across the stage on May 4, 2013, ready to take the board, and continue on to practice. We want to dedicate this newsletter to all of you who have assisted these student pharmacists in their journey. As you read through this newsletter, I am sure you will experience the joy, excitement and fulfillment that I do, knowing we are providing quality education, public service, and scholarly advancement for the world. Sincerely,

Provost, Belmont University Dr. Thomas Burns ADMINISTRATION Dean, College of Pharmacy Dr. Philip E. Johnston, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean, College of Pharmacy Dr. Kelley K. Kiningham, Ph.D. DEPARTMENT HEADS Chair of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences Dr. Andrew Webster, Ph.D., B.S. Chair of Pharmacy Practice, Dr. Condit Steil, Pharm.D.

Philip E. Johnston, Pharm.D. Dean, College of Pharmacy

Belmont University College of Pharmacy 1900 Belmont Boulevard Nashville, TN 37212-3757 Phone (615) 460-6748

MISSION The Belmont University College of Pharmacy is a community dedicated to rigorous and purposeful teaching, scholarship, service and leadership in pharmacy to develop pharmacists prepared to meet the demands of evolving contemporary practice. VISION To excel at pharmacy education, scholarship, patient-centered care, and service. CORE VALUES Integrity, Inquiry, Collaboration, Service, Humility



MCWHORTER GIVING SOCIETY ESTABLISHED TO SUPPORT HEALTH SCIENCES Belmont University’s Office of Advancement recently established the Clayton McWhorter Society, a giving society intended to further the work of Belmont’s health science programs. The new group, which held its inaugural membership lunch on May 2, is named in honor of long-time Belmont supporter Clayton McWhorter and will directly benefit the College of Health Sciences & Nursing, the College of Pharmacy and the new MBA for Healthcare Professionals. Clayton McWhorter’s leadership and role in the development of healthcare industry giants HealthTrust, Inc. and HCA have made a strong impression in the field of healthcare. In 1996, Clayton, his son Stuart, and a close business friend created the venture capital firm Clayton Associates, which quickly evolved into a hub of strategic business development activities related to new firms in healthcare, technology and diversified services. Clayton McWhorter (left) and Dr. Richard Treadway (right) presented the first McWhorter Society Distinguished Service Award to Barbara Massey Rogers (center).

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY IN PHARMACY, RHO CHI, CHARTERS THE 99TH CHAPTER ON BELMONT’S CAMPUS Thirty two students in the College of Pharmacy were recently inducted into the Delta Mu chapter of Rho Chi. “Rho Chi encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. The Society further encourages high standards of conduct and character and fosters fellowship among its members. The Society seeks universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, to instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.”



PHARMACY PROFESSOR RECEIVES BELMONT UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Dr. Kelley Kiningham, Assistant Dean in the College of Pharmacy, was awarded the 2013-14 Presidential Faculty Achievement Award. The Presidential Faculty Achievement Award is presented each year to a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to student life outside the classroom. The award honors and recognizes excellence in faculty-student relationships, special abilities in meeting student needs—academic, personal and professional—and symbolizes Belmont University’s commitment to being a student-centered institution. “I am deeply humbled and extremely honored to be a recipient of this award,” said Kiningham. “The culture of service on this campus provides unique experiences for our students to grow, both personally and professionally, and I am forever grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of their journey.”

PHARMACY PROFESSIONALS, STUDENTS GATHER AT ROUNDTABLE Twelve local, clinical pharmacists and pharmacy residents spoke to Belmont students during a roundtable discussion April 15 in the Massey Boardroom. Students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy’s Ambulatory Care Pharmacy elective listened to professionals from health institutions, including Vanderbilt, Saint Thomas and the Veteran’s Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System who shared of their experiences in pharmacy practice.



PHARMACY STUDENTS PUBLISH MEDICAL REVIEW OF THE MOVIE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Two Belmont Pharmacy students were recently published in Mental Health Clinician, a monthly publication of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). CPNP is a professional society of pharmacists practicing in the psychiatry and neurology specialties. The two Pharm.D. students, Eury Park and Savannah Arnold, under the guidance of Dr. Michael McGuire, Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy, provided a review of how mental illness and medications used to treat it were depicted in the movie, Silver Linings Playbook, which has received numerous film awards including several Academy Awards. In the review, Park and Arnold conclude that while elements of the film are accurate and touch “on the stigma associated with mental illness,” they could not recommend it “for educational or therapeutic purposes.” The full review is available here:

STUDENT SELECTED FOR NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH INTERNSHIP Class of 2015 pharmacy student Tracy Okoli has accepted a 10 week summer internship with the National Institutes of Health. Out of 6,600 applicants, only 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students were selected for the prestigious internship. Okoli will conduct mitochondrial based research at the Heart, Lung and Blood Institute under Dr. Michael Sack.

STUDENT SELECTED FOR SUMMER PROGRAM Noah Ploegman, Class of 2015, will be pursuing a summer program at Barnes Jewish Hospital’s Center for Clinical Excellence June-August 2013.


SECOND-YEAR STUDENT SELECTED FOR COMPETITIVE JOHNS HOPKINS INTERNSHIP Emily Doss, a second year student at Belmont’s College of Pharmacy, has been selected for a position in the Johns Hopkins Pharmacy internship program in Baltimore, Maryland. Of the 22 students selected for this internship, Ms. Doss was the only student selected from a pharmacy program within Tennessee. Ms. Doss will be working as a pharmacy intern at the home care site at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 12 weeks this summer. This internship provides opportunities to shadow both pharmacists and pharmacy residents working in various specialties. Dr. Condit Steil, Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Belmont’s College of Pharmacy, as well as Dr. Naftilan, a physician working with students in the Vanderbilt Program in Inter-professional Learning (VPIL), of which Emily is a part, encouraged her participation in the program.


STUDENTS VOLUNTEER AT FAITH FAMILY MEDICAL CLINIC Six pharmacy students volunteered at Faith Family Medical Clinic on 21st Avenue North earlier this semester. They reconciled medications with people with diabetes at the clinic, which offers the service without charge. The students worked under the supervision of Belmont College of Pharmacy Director of Experiential Education Mark J. Chirico and served 28 patients. It was the first event of its kind at this clinic, and the students plan to volunteer at the clinic each quarter. “I had one provider remark how much easier her job was when she saw the patients after they had already met with pharmacy. This was a big day for Faith Family, Journey to Health and many of our patients. We received so much positive feed back that we will definitely be offering this again,” said Faith Family Medical Clinic Director of Operations Joshua Southards.

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY COORDINATES EASTER EGG HUNT AT RENEWAL HOUSE Students and faculty from the College of Pharmacy recently participated in the third annual Easter egg hunt held for children who reside at Renewal House. Approximately 40 children received colorful baskets and filled them with Easter eggs, candy and toys from the hunt. Laura Berlind, chief executive officer of Renewal House said, “I just love this event that Belmont pharmacy students put on for us each year. It is a great opportunity for our families to bond and enjoy their day together.” Renewal House serves women who have the disease of addiction. Health professionals within Renewal House work to preserve the family structure by fostering healing and resiliency among those affected by addiction. In addition they promote recovery to enhance the overall health of the family.

STUDENTS ATTEND TENNESSEE PHARMACIST’S ASSOCIATION (TPA) MEETING Fourteen of our student pharmacists attended the recent Tennessee Pharmacist’s Association (TPA) Midyear Meeting in Nashville. They were active in all aspects of the meeting, including visiting legislatures, discussing important practice matters with them directly.




Dean Phil Johnston and Assistant Professor Edgar S. Diaz-Cruz operate a simulation lab mannequin. Hillsboro High School students visited the College of Pharmacy March 20 as part of a job shadowing program designed to expose them to the pharmacy profession and expand student interest in the pharmaceutical field. “Health care and pharmacy are changing now, and the industry wants to be prepared. PharmD is a terminal degree and a commitment. The high school age group is good to target because they will know whether this is for them or not,” said Assistant Professor Edgar S. Diaz-Cruz, who serves as an advisory board member for Hillsboro’s Global Health Academy. “High school students also can gain valuable experience as a certified technician, and we want to expose them to that. This was a chance for them to see our facilities and research labs and get to interact with our students and faculty.” The job shadow day was made possible in part by the Walgreens Diversity Donation award, which aims to recruit minorities to the pharmaceutical field.

2013 PRECEPTOR (AFFILIATE FACULTY) MEMBER OF THE YEAR Trent Beach, Corporate Director; Clinical Pharmacy, Community Health System, was selected as the 2013 Preceptor (Affiliate Faculty) member of the year. One Class of 2013 graduate stated, “Dr. Beach exemplified the role of preceptor during my entire APPE experience. Dr. Beach is personable, humble and caring in how he treats others. He gives personal attention to the development of each student.”

APHA-ASP CHAPTER HELD ITS THIRD ANNUAL RECOGNITION BANQUET On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, the Belmont University College of Pharmacy APhA-ASP Chapter held its third annual Recognition Banquet. Several awards were presented, including Member of the Year, Friend of the Chapter, P1-P4 Outstanding Class Members, BUCOP and National Patient Counseling Competition. Thanks, too, to sponsors Tracy Poole and Kristina Wood.



ANNOUNCEMENTS           


Katie Gibson (Class of 2013) became engaged to marry Eric Stone Sarah Gobin (Class of 2016) became engaged to marry Jackson Hardeman Belinda Hong (Class of 2013) became engaged to marry Norman Mang (Class of 2013) Katie O'Neil (Class of 2015) became engaged on March 25, 2013. Jana Neumann (Class of 2016) became engaged to marry Matt Minchew Rachel Sterrit (Class of 2014) became engaged to Brent Chelewski (Class of 2012) Khyati Patel (Class of 2013) became engaged to marry Ankwi Patel Whitney Price (Class of 2013) became engaged to marry Jason Woodcock Meagan Strickland (Class of 2013) became engaged to marry Theron Jones Sonia Tadjalli (Class of 2013) became engaged to marry Ammin Niki Walker (Class of 2016) became engaged to Tom West

MARRIAGES                 

Kenny Carver (Class of 2014) and Alicia were married May 11, 2013. Courtney Curtis (Class of 2013) and Chad were married on December 15, 2012. Rex Dale (Class of 2013) and Kirstie were married on May 16, 2012. Amy Demonbreun (Class of 2013) and Chad were married on May 18, 2013. Samantha Essick (Class of 2015) and Sam were married June 8, 2013. Sarah Huey (Class of 2015) and Jason will be married July 13, 2013. Kyoungmin Lee (Class of 2013) and Daniel Ryan (Class of 2012) were married May 11, 2013. Brooke Olson (Class of 2014) and Bryce were married May 3, 2013. Corie Olson (Class of 2013) and Jacob were married on May 13, 2012. Morganne Phraner (Class of 2014) and Matthew were married July 13, 2012. Maggie Rosenberger (Class of 2015) and Jeremiah were married June 9, 2012. Sara Rower (Class of 2015) and Billy were married May 12, 2012. Kristen Saturday (Class of 2015) and Jordan will be married June 22, 2013. Doris Su (Class of 2013) and Andrew were married on March 16, 2013. Bria Stubblefield (Class of 2012) and Gene were married June 8, 2013. Nick Toia (Class of 2014) and Ashley were married May 27, 2012. Katie Vandenberg (Class of 2016) and John were married October 27, 2012.

BIRTHS       

Addie Beth was born to Brandi (Class of 2013) and Ben Schafer on March 9, 2012. Cainen was born to Spenser (Class of 2015) and Mathew Denney February 8, 2013. Dunia was born to Fatima Shamshuddin (Class of 2014) and Said Harris August 15, 2012. Evan was born to Jesse (Class of 2013) Traci Howell on February 7, 2012. Jordan was born to Brooke (Class of 2014) and Bryce Roethler September 17, 2012. Isaballa Skye was born to Katie (Class of 2013) and Shane Stromei on May 1, 2012. Bennett was born to Zach (Class of 2013) and Crystal Bowman on August 31, 2013.

OTHER NEWS       

Claire Lewis (Class of 2014) has secured an APPE at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Dr. Webster and Laci Hendress developed an inventory system for Guatemala and Haiti. Amanda Deitz and Dana Spencer are currently completing an APPE with Dr. Thompson researching breast cancer and will soon be printing posters on their findings. Shannon McVeigh is performing research with Drs. Bynum and Poole. The title of the research is “Pharmacists' Perception on Drug Diversion in Tennessee”. They are currently analyzing the results and writing the paper. Dr. Greene and Morganne Phraner have been researching health literacy and diabetic disease control. Josh Senn was on the executive advisory board for APhA's Student Pharmacist Magazine and had an article published with Dr. Wood) about the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL).



OFFICE OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT The primary functions of the Office of Experiential Education are to maintain current training facilities and sites for all pharmacy students, recruit and develop new training sites, train new and existing affiliate and full-time faculty who serve as instructors in experiential learning, assess the program for effectiveness and relevance, maintain the program to meet current accreditation standards and to prepare for the challenges of future changes to the standards. Below is a graphic representation of growth during the 2012-2013 academic year.




STAFFING Director, Dr. Mark Chirico, Pharm.D. Part Time Pharmacist, Dr. Mary Lefler, Pharm.D.

RECRUITMENT OF AFFILIATE FACULTY We have been successful in recruiting 277 new affiliate faculty in 2012-2013 resulting in a current total of 593 affiliates. This includes 3 new full-time faculty members. Major additions came from new contracts with the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Facilities in Middle Tennessee, Baptist Hospital (St. Thomas Health), and Covenant Health Care. Other new practice sites of significant value are: Fort Campbell, LifePoint Hospitals, Indian Health Service (Sells, AZ), Vanderbilt Home Health, TrustPoint Hospital, and Mercy Healthcare. We have added several new facilities that are central drug distribution centers, the largest of these being the VA Mail Order Pharmacy in Murfreesboro.



Our accrediting body allows for simulation to count for experiential hours. Development of simulation can reduce the burden placed on affiliate faculty and increase capacity for deficiencies in other experiences. Optimal placement of simulation would be in the third year prior to APPEs.

ALUMNI The CO 2012 will have been practicing for a full year as of May 2013. We will communicate with them to become engaged in experiential learning by inviting them to become Belmont affiliate faculty. Participation will increase our local and longdistance training capacity.

NEW PRACTICE FACULTY Three new practice faculty have been placed in practice sites since early 2013. Their participation in the experiential program will increase APPE capacity by approximately 48 APPE slots for the 2013-2014 cycle. 8 COLLEGE OF PHARMACY


SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT DEPARTMENTS OF PHARMACEUTICAL, SOCIAL, & ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES AND PHARMACY PRACTICE PEER REVIEWED MANUSCRIPTS Beggs AE, Reeves DJ, Noel NS. Leukopenia Caused by Chronic Colchicine Administration. Am J Health – Syst Pharm. 15 Dec 2012;69:2147-2148. Beggs AE, Morrical–Kline KA. Wilhoite JE, Fick LB. Effect of an Educational Intervention on Medical Resident Knowledge and Adult Immunization Rates. Fam Med. 2013;45(2):118-121. Wilhoite JE, Beggs AE. Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Elective Syllabus, ACCP Ambulatory Care Survival Guide, 3rd Edition. Accepted for publication April 2012. Publication date pending. Hayek M, Smothers J, Bynum LA, Williams WA. Managing Healthcare Alliance Portfolios: A Theory Based Typology. J Applied Manag Entrep. Accepted/In press. Bynum LA, Bentley JP, Holmes ER, Bouldin AS. Organizational Citizenship Behaviors of Pharmacy Faculty: Modeling Influences of Equity Sensitivity, Psychological Contract Breach, and Professional Identity. J Leadersh, Account Ethics. 2012;9(5) Kolasa EM, Holmes ER, Bynum LA. Limitations and Potential Misinterpretation of the National Disease and Therapeutic Index. Int J Pharm Healthcare Market. 2013. 7(1);34-44. Cabrera MC, Díaz-Cruz ES, Kallakury BV, Pishvaian MJ, Grubbs CJ, Muccio DD, Furth PA. The CDK4/6 inhibitor PD0332991 reverses epithelial dysplasia associated with abnormal activation of the cyclin-CDK-Rb pathway. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012;5(6):810-21. Phillips JA, Gabay MP, Ficzere C, Ward KE. Curriculum and instructional methods for drug information, literature evaluation, and biostatistics: survey of US pharmacy schools. Ann Pharmacother. 2012;46:793.801. Kucukarslan S, Hagan A, Shimp L, et al. Integrating Medication Therapy Management Services in the Primary Care Medical Home: A Review of Randomized Control Trials. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2011;68(4):335-345.


Hahn L, Beall J, Tuner RS, Woolley TW, Hahn M. Pharmacist-developed sedation protocol and impact on ventilator days. J Pharm Pract [published online ahead of print December 2, 2012] early/2012/11/29/0897190012467209.abstractSherrod SD, Myers MV, Li M, Myers JS, Carpenter KL, MacCoss MJ, MacLean B, Liebler DC, Ham A-JL. Label-Free Quantitation of Protein Modifications by Pseudo-Selected Reaction Monitoring with Internal Reference Peptides. J Proteome Res. 2012;11 (6):3467-3479. Epub 2012. May 17 PMC3368409. Sprung RW, Martinez MA, Carpenter KL, Ham A-JL, Washington MK, Arteaga CL, Sanders ME, Liebler DC. Precision of Multiple Reaction Monitoring Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Formalin-Fixed, ParaffinEmbedded Tissue. J Proteome Res. 2012;11(6):3498-3505. Epub 2012 May 17 PMC3368395 Demory Beckler M, Higginbotham JN, Franklin JL, Ham A-JL, Halvey PJ, Imasuen IE, Whitwell C, Li M, Liebler DC, Coffey RJ. Proteomic analysis of exosomes from mutant KRAS colon cancer cells identifies intercellular transfer of mutant KRAS. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2012 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print] Sousa JF, Ham A-JL, Whitwell C, Nam KT, Lee HJ, Yang HK, Kim WH, Zhang B, Li M, Lafleur B, Liebler DC, Goldenring JR. Proteomic Profiling of ParaffinEmbedded Samples Identifies Metaplasia-Specific and Early-Stage Gastric Cancer Biomarkers. Am J Pathol. 2012;181(5):1560-72. Epub Aug 31 PMC3483808. Xu Y, Fang F, Miriyala S, Crooks P, Oberley T, Chaiswing L, Noel T, Holley A, Zhao Y, Kiningham K, St. Clair DK, St. Clair W. Keap1 is a Redox Sensitive Target That Arbitrates the Opposing Radiosensitive Effects of Parthenolide in Normal and Cancer Cells, Cancer Res. 2013. In press. Shah AK, Wyandt CW, Stodghill SP. Physico-chemical characterization of a novel anti-cancer agent and its comparison to Taxol. Drug Dev Ind Pharm. 2012;1-13, early online.




Hayek M, Bynum LA, Smothers J, Williams A. Presentation entitled Managing Healthcare Alliance Portfolios: A Theory Based Typology at South-west Academy of Management Regional Conference 2013.

Díaz-Cruz ES. The Effect of Tamoxifen on Mammary Gland Disease Initiated by p53 Heterozygosity. Submitted as a New Investigator Award for the AACP Biology Section.

Greene E. Pharmacy for interpreters. Presented as part of two separate certification courses for medical interpreters. Siloam Family Health Center and TAPIT, Vanderbilt University. November, 2012.


Hobson EH. Reading is Fundamental to College Success: Understanding Students’ Reading Challenges and Motivating them to Learn. University of Central Arkansas, August 2012.

Dabydeen SA, Wang W, Díaz-Cruz ES, Kopelovich L, Glazer RI, Furth, PA. Reduction in lobular but not ductal hyperplasia by the PGR inhibitor ORG33628 in a CYP19A1 over-expressing mouse model of breast cancer risk. AACR Annual Meeting, 2013. (Accepted)

Hobson EH. Strategies to Increase Student Reading Compliance and Academic Success. University of Central Arkansas. August 2012.

Díaz-Cruz ES, Hagan A, Johnston P. Student Organizational Impact on Minority Pharmacy Students and Diversity Awareness Through Community Service. Presented at the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting, July 2012, Kissimmee, FL.

Johnston PE, Greene E. Anaphylaxis Screening and Protection Program. Continuing Education Webinar Audience: pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, American Pharmacists Association presented November 13, 2012.

Kiningham K, Hallmark B. HITS Project: Interprofessional Simulation in Pharmacy and Nursing. Chosen for oral presentation and poster. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA. 2012.

Pace A. The Potential benefits of Medication Therapy Management for Dispensary of Hope Patients: A Retrospective Pilot Study. Panel Discussion at the Dispensary of Hope National Conference, Nashville, TN.


Webster AA. Classroom Assessment Techniques, Roundtable Discussions, AACP Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, July, 2012. Williams M. Therapeutics Review “Bugs and Drugs” Presented to Pharmacists: Williamson Medical Center. Wood K. Marketing Strategies that Work: Trends and Tools for Upselling Pharmacy Services. Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference. July 2012.


Silvis A, Kiningham K. Receptor Independent Effects of Retinoids. In: Nutrition and Cancer, Bentham E-Books, 2012. Greene E. Community and Clinical Pharmacy Services: A Step by Step Approach. McGraw Hill. ISBN: In press.


Scholastic Achievement Continued POSTERS Bynum LA, Bentley J, Holmes E, Bouldin A. Poster: Factors Influencing Organizational Citizenship Behaviors Among Pharmacy Faculty. AACP Annual Meeting July, 2012. Curtis C, Demonbreun A, Greene E, Wood K. Poster: Student pharmacists impact on increasing knowledge of Million Hearts Initiative. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting December 2012. Las Vegas, NV. Zakaria M, Wood K, Greene E. Poster: Creation of a documentation form to improve the monitoring of hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy. ASHP MYM December 2012, Las Vegas, NV. Dana J, Wood K, Greene E, Franks R, Poole T, Johnston P, Ficzere C. Poster: Challenges and efficiencies of iPad2© use to optimize ambulatory care pharmacy faculty practice AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars Posters Presentations, Kissimmee, FL, July 2012 (N) Beggs AE, Hobson EH. AACP Faculty Survey Responses: Belmont University College of Pharmacy 2011 and 2012 Surveys. Belmont University College of Pharmacy Fall Faculty Retreat, August 2012. (L) Beggs AE, Hobson EH. Poster: AACP Student Survey Responses: Belmont University College of Pharmacy, Class of 2012 Curricular Midpoint and AACP Graduating Student Surveys. Belmont University College of Pharmacy Fall Faculty Retreat, August 2012. (L)

Charlestham DC, Reed K. Poster: Reducing ophthalmic timolol release rate from cyclodextrin complexes with the addition of polymers. ASHP student poster presentations. ASHPM midyear clinical meeting, December 2012. Bhowmik T, Coulon R, Reed K and Rowe TE. Poster: Optimization of In-vitro DiffER model to study/ compare the effect of Formulations on Cross-Scleral transport of poorly aqueous soluble drug. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 2013. Diaz-Cruz ES, Hagan A, Johnston P. Poster: Student Organizational Impact on Minority Pharmacy Students and Diversity Awareness through Community Service. AACP Annual Meeting July Kissimmee, FL, July 2012. EDITORIAL ACTIVITY Ficzere C. Editor. Inquiry. 2012-2013. Ficzere C. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2012 Chirico M. Chapter review. Drug Delivery Jones & Bartlett – December 2012 Chirico M. Text review. Introduction to Pharmacy Profession – Jones & Bartlett – August 2012








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The College of Pharmacy annually admits a class of 75 students to the professional entry level Doctorate (PharmD). The College of Pharmacy receives applications for admission and most applicant credentials exclusively through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS), provided by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Application instructions can be found at and at The application deadline for Early Decision consideration is September 1, 2013. Our admissions assistant Ginger Hooper will be happy to answer questions about the program, admission requirement and admission processes. Please contact her by email at or by telephone at 615-460-8122.



CPFI at St. Luke’s Service Project

APhA Habitat Build

Dean Johnston with Mr. and Mrs. Clayton McWhorter at the McWhorter Society Kick-Off ASHP sponsors Project Homeless Connect (PHC) Volunteers

ACCP Clinical Competition Team who Ranked Top 8 in the U.S. among 90 entries

Presentation of Walgreen’s Diversity Scholarship

Matthew Walker Family Fun Walk

Class of 2015 Service Project at The Little Pantry that Could 14 COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

Class of 2016 White Coat Ceremony


Dispensary of Hope – Class of 2014


Dr. Ashton Beggs during Haiti Mission Trip

Student Pharmacists at SERVE Project

Phi Delta Chi Fall Picnic

Class of 2014 Sponsoring Halloween event for Harvest Hands

Class of 2016 Mutt Strutt Service Project

Dr. Julie Masterson (Class of 2012) during recent Mission Trip to Guatemala

SNPhA participates in AIDS Walk for Nashville Cares

Kappa Psi Service Project at Second Harvest Food Bank

Class of 2016 Food Drive for Nashville Cares

Class of 2014 Walk for Breast Cancer 15 COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

Class of 2016 Pharmacolympics Competition


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BUCOP Spring 2013 Annual Report  
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