College of Pharmacy Hosts Senior Banquet, Graduation This Weekend

One-hundred and forty College of Pharmacy students will walk across the stage to receive their Doctor of Pharmacy degree this Saturday, April 29 at the Performing Arts Center in Hugh Hodgson Hall. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Additionally, the annual Senior Banquet will be held tonight (Friday, April 28) at 6:30 p.m. at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. During this event, senior awards will be presented, and Dr. Frank Ascione, current faculty member and former dean at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, will be the keynote speaker. A BIG congratulations goes out to all our graduates. You did it! [Below: A banner in the Pharmacy South Lobby welcomes 4th year students back to campus for graduation festivities.]

BTW: Check out the latest issue of The Transition, a newsletter for 4th year pharmacy students entering the real world of pharmacy. The editors were Andrea Clarke and Belinda Li from the Class of ’17.

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Match Day Sends 51 P4s to 18 States

A record number of fourth year students were matched with clinical training residencies in various locations across 18 states recently. The American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) performs two “match" days for graduating P4 students. The purpose is to “match” students with respective outpatient or inpatient clinical training residencies across the country where these graduates will receive more intensive training in various clinical career paths. Congratulations to all of our students who matched residency! See the list of matches here.

Dr. Lilian Sattler Featured in Columns

Dr. Lilian Sattler

As a member of the UGA Presidential Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative, CoP's Dr. Lilian Sattler is highlighted on the front page of the recent edition of UGA’s Columns newsletter. Dr. Sattler has a joint appointment with the College of Pharmacy and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Her research bridges the gap for patients between pharmacy and good nutritional practice. Read her story here. [Right: Dr. Lilian Sattler]

Cicely Hemphill Promoted to Student Affairs Professional

Cicely Hemphill

Congratulations to Cicely Hemphill, who has been promoted to a student affairs professional in the Dean’s Office. A former administrative associate II at the college, Cicely will replace Aaron Weimer, who is the new the assistant registrar at UGA. In her new role, Cicely will be responsible for PharmD course scheduling, student records, room scheduling, and various student reports in Banner, Athena, Argos and DegreeWorks. Born and raised in Athens, Cecily has been at UGA for 11 years. She received her degree in public relations and marketing from Ashford University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She resides in Monroe with her family. Kudos to Cicely on her new and well deserved position! [Above: Cicely Hemphill]

Retirement Receptions to Honor Drs. Krulic and Langford Today

Dr. Wesley Krulic with Dr. Ray Maddox

Dr. Wesley Krulic
A reception to honor the retirement of Dr. Wesley Krulic, campus director for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Savannah, will be held this Friday, April 28, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Pharmacy South Lobby on the UGA campus. Everyone is invited to attend and refreshments will be served. A similar event to honor Dr. Krulic was held earlier this month in Savannah, which was "bow-tie required” in honor of Dr. Krulic’s sense of fashion and professional dress. Officially retiring on May 1, Dr. Krulic is a UGA Pharmacy graduate from 1967. He has worked in various practice sites in and around Savannah. He is nationally renowned for his work in establishing pharmacy care services in OR practice. According to his Savannah colleagues, he has worked with, taught and mentored thousands and his influence has spread across the country and the world. (Photo: Dr. Krulic was honored at a “bow-tie required” event in Savannah)

Dr. Alan Langford
Reminder from last issue: Dr. Alan Langford, clinical professor, will be honored at retirement reception this Friday, April 28 from 3-5:00 p.m. in the Wilson Pharmacy Lobby. Light refreshments will be served and everyone is invited to attend. Dr. Langford has been at the college since 1997.
[Above: Dr. Wesley Krulic (r) with Dr. Ray Maddox; below: Dr. Krulic was honored at a "bow-tie required" event in Savannah.]

Bowtie event to honor Dr. Wesley Krulic

APhA-ASP Sponsors Supplies for the Homeless

The American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) is partnering with Action Ministries in Athens to provide needed supplies for homeless citizens. The following items are requested and can be dropped off in the collection box in the lobby of Pharmacy South until May 3: *White socks *Shampoo *Bar soap *Water bottles *Deodorant *Toothpaste *Toothbrush *Face towel
For further information, contact Justin Moore or Ashley Taylor. Your generosity is appreciated!

Help Wish Our Oldest Living Alum a Happy 100th!

Mrs. Sally Waugh, the College of Pharmacy’s oldest living alumna, will celebrate her 100th birthday this summer! Now living in Dunnellon, Fla., Mrs. Waugh graduated from the College of Pharmacy in 1939 and is believed to be the lone surviving member of her graduating class. We want to recognize Mrs. Waugh by presenting her with a personalized College of Pharmacy birthday package that will include special cards and good wishes. Whether you are a student, faculty or staff, please take a few minutes to write a personal note of best wishes, congratulations, happy birthday or any other appropriate message, including what it’s like to be a current student or faculty/staff, a thank you to her for leading the way for women in the pharmacy industry, your career aspirations and successes, etc. College of Pharmacy notecards will be available or you can use your own card or stationery for variety. Notecards can be picked up and dropped off in a basket located in the Office of External Affairs suite, R.C. Wilson office 215B. No postage is necessary. Thank you for honoring this special alumna! Contact: Kim Hamby, director of alumni affairs.

Faculty Accolades

Dr. Rusty May, CAP associate department head for the Augusta Campus and clinical professor, has been busy! He’s made several presentations during the last month, including:

  • The Rho Chi Induction Banquet in Athens
  • The Augusta University’s “Mini-Med School,” a community service program for the public to learn about what is going on in the world of health care; his presentation was “What’s New in Pharmacy.”
  • The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) webinar; his program was titled “Strategies and Techniques to Evaluate Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews When Making Patient Care Decisions.”
  • The Family Medicine and Primary Care Symposium in Augusta; his presentation was “New Drug Update 2017: A Formulary Approach.”
In addition, he collaborated with colleagues at other events. Dr. Susan Fagan, assistant dean in Augusta, and Dr. May were invited to speak about careers in pharmacy to Augusta University Health Trax students. Furthermore, Dr. Dianne May and Dr. May presented a continuing education program for the Augusta area VA Pharmacists. Dr. Dianne May addressed “Student Feedback: A Look back at 2016” and Dr. Rusty May spoke on “New Drug Update 2017: A Formulary Approach.”

Student Activities

Kudos to the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) who recently participated in the Multicultural Health Fair at the Pendergrass Flea Market in Jefferson. At the fair, student pharmacists worked with the primarily Spanish speaking patients and translators to provide free health screenings. Students led the patients through a series of stations: registration, point of care testing and patient education. The patients were first screened for pre-existing health conditions; P2 students then tested their blood glucose levels and blood pressure; and finally counseled the patients on their point of care results. Patients and other flea market shoppers also received general health information distributed by the Heart, OTC and Immunization group from the college. What an awesome community service! [Below: Multicultural Health Fair]

Multicultural Health Fair
Multicultural Health Fair

Phi Lambda Sigma, the Pharmacy Leadership Society, which has been at UGA since 1974, inducted its newest class of members last week. Those chosen for this elite society must be in their second or third year of study and demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, high character and a commitment to service. Congratulations to Phi Lambda Sigma’s newest inductees! [Below: New members and outgoing exec board with faculty advisor Dr. Linda Logan. Front row: L to R, Michelle Vu, Haley Cook, Arielle Charles, Bernard Hsia, Gabby Do, John Le. Second row: Jen Heider, Dr. Logan, Rachele Giles, Seth Garner, Arthur Legacki, Macey Walker, Justin Moore. Third row in Augusta: Oge Amaka, Priscila Shibu, Christina Huynh.]

Phi Lambda Sigma
Dr. Scott Sutton and Dr. Christopher Bland

The 2017 Review of Pharmacy Course, hosted by CoP's Office of Continuing Professional Development and Outreach for upcoming graduates, is being held this week at the college, with 108 students participating. The 20-hour course prepares students to sit for the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX). The four-day review includes pharmacotherapy, calculations, state and federal pharmacy law, and effective test-taking techniques. In addition to the live interactive review, students receive a 200-page workbook to take notes and study for the boards. Dr. Scott Sutton and Dr. Christopher M. Bland are the review instructors. On Friday, Dr. Warren Beach will conduct a three-hour interactive review of calculations, and Mr. Ken Duke will provide a review of state and federal pharmacy law. [Above: Dr. Sutton (l) and Dr. Bland (r)]

Congrats to Tosin Adelakun, P2, who has been awarded a month-long pharmaceutical industry internship this summer in Shanghai, China. The internship was made possible through a CRCC Asia-UGA study abroad partnership and a USA-Asia study abroad scholarship. We’re proud of you Tosin. Send pictures!

The following graduate students will attend the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research conference, May 20-24, in Boston, MA, to present their research abstracts:

Jowdy Golf Classic Deemed A Success

The 25th Annual Albert W. Jowdy Memorial Golf Classic was a huge success with 82 participants this year. First place winners in the first flight were Don Davis, Sonny Raider, Steve Glass and Zack Glass. The second flight winners were Berry Ivey, Dustin Orin, Marian Bell and Tim Gray. Finally, our first place team in the third flight were Billy Chambers, Eddie Madden and Jeff Thumser. Congratulations to all our winners and a big thank you to our sponsors: Terrell and Ouida Wiggins, Walmart, Steve Purvis, Clay and Andrea Lewis, Susan Fagan and Bill Anderson, Jack and Melinda Fincham, Lake Country Pharmacy and Compounding Center, Eric and Mollie Durham and Bloodworth Wholesale! Here’s to 25 more! [Below: Congressman Buddy Carter, ’80; Hairy Dawg; Dana Strickland, executive director of External Affairs; Dean Svein Oie; and Jeff Jowdy, son of the late Albert Jowdy who the golf tournament honors.]

Jowdy Golf Classic 2017