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Melissa Bien-Aime with other studentsLegislators Hear From Student Pharmacists on Need for Provider Status

BETHESDA, MD 06 Feb 2015—Student pharmacists from as far away as California came to Washington, D.C., this week to urge their representatives in Congress to cosponsor the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act. Read More

ASHP - Students Take to Capitol Hill for Provider Status

BETHESDA, MD 19 Sep 2014—Fifteen pharmacy students answered ASHP's call to spend September 17 on Capitol Hill as part of a group advocating to grant pharmacists status as healthcare providers in the Medicare program. Read More

New students begin doctor of pharmacy program with white coat ceremony

Fifty-six students from across the nation officially entered the Union University School of Pharmacy with participation in the seventh annual white coat ceremony Aug. 20. in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel.

The ceremony is a highly cherished tradition in pharmacy education, and began at Union with the first doctor of pharmacy class in 2008. Read More

Owen receives Fulbright grant to teach in Uganda

Joel Owen, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Union University, has received a Fulbright Specialist Grant to travel to Uganda this summer and work with a local university.  Owen will teach a short course at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He leaves in late July for his t... - READ MORE

APhA Foundation Names 2013 Student Scholarship Program Recipients

[Excerpt from official APhA news release] The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation today announced the 2013 APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program recipients. The student scholarships are awarded to recognize exceptional demonstration of leadership skills and academics through active involvement in the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). (Ashley Pugh - Union University (Mary Louise Andersen Scholar) is included among the recipients.)

The recipients will be recognized on March 3, 2013 at the APhA Foundation Contributor's Breakfast and at the APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Reunion during the 2013 APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Los Angeles. Scholarships will be officially presented at the APhA-ASP Closing Reception on Monday, March 4 at 5:30pm. The scholarships recognize those students who chose to invest their time through active involvement in their school's APhA-ASP chapter. These exceptional students help shape the future of the pharmacy profession while managing the demands of a full-time curriculum.

UUSOP Honduras Medical Mission Team

5 faculty members, 1 alumnus and 27 students from the UUSOP went to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, January 5-12, 2013, with World Gospel Outreach to participate in a medical mission trip. Not only did the UUSOP team work in the pharmacy, they also assisted dental and medical teams with seeing more than 2,000 patients during the week. Additionally, the team played with children from nearby villages and provided treatment and hair washing to remove lice. They shared the gospel of Christ with both the children and adults that passed through each medical brigade. Several members also poured a concrete floor in the pastor's one-room house and another concrete pad so the pastor could add on to his home in the future. Many hearts and lives were blessed not only of those being served but of those doing the serving.

AAPS Chapter Tours Cancer Research Institute of West Tennessee

On Friday, November 9th, 2012, ten first and second year pharmacy student members of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) chapter at Union University School of Pharmacy toured the Cancer Research Institute of West TN (CRIWT) in Henderson, TN. Students met with Jerry Thornthwaite, Ph.D., who treated them to a tour of the research facilities. Dr. Thornthwaite described the ongoing research at CRIWT related to detection, treatment, and prevention of cancer. Dr. Thornthwaite showed students flow cytometers used in his research, including devices for which he holds patents and has licensed to manufacturers for use in commercial flow cytometer products. The Union students viewed cellular DNA under a fluorescence microscope that was visualized using reagents developed by Dr. Thornthwaite. The tour was a delightful introduction for the students to novel research being conducted in our local community.

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