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COVID-19 Updates 5.12.20
May 12, 2020
CoP Announces Faculty Promotions!

Kudos to the following PharmDawg faculty members, who were recently promoted at the College of Pharmacy:

  • Andrew Darley, to Public Service Associate, Experience Programs (joined CoP 8/14)
  • Deborah Elder, to Clinical Professor, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences (joined CoP 7/04)
  • Anthony Hawkins, to Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy (joined CoP 8/14)
  • Shelley Hooks, to Professor, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences (joined CoP 9/04)
  • Scott Pegan, to Professor, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences (joined CoP 4/14)
  • Lindsey Welch, to Senior Public Service Associate, Experience Programs (joined CoP 5/10) 

PharmCast Offers Exciting New Programs!

PharmCast, CoP’s podcast/vodcast program, has some new sessions you must see and hear!  First, our student arm of PharmCast, led by rising 3rd year PharmD students Kavya Balaji, Aahuti Patel, and Antoinette Morkeh feature an interview with fellow PharmDawg students Natalie Sibold and Brian Tran, who are serving on the frontline in Albany, Georgia, one of the hardest hit COVID-19 communities in the state.  Our community PharmCast programming, led by Dr. Tim Brown, CoP Interprofessional Education Director, has two new interviews to share: Dr. Bruce Jones, an adjunct professor in Savannah discusses "New Ways to Attack Coronavirus," and in another episode, Dr. Trisha Branan, Clinical Associate Professor, and Dr. Susan Smith, Clinical Assistant Professor, share their viewpoint on "Life Inside An Intensive Care Unit."  Seriously, tune in. You do not want to miss these interviews!  Kudos to the PharmCast crew and Dr. Tim Brown for bringing these stories to life!  

Dr. Sattler Publishes AHA Paper

Congratulations to Dr. Lilian Sattler, Clinical Assistant Professor, who was part of a team that published a paper titled Family caregiving for individuals with heart failure: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Dr. Sattler is a representative on the AHA Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health.  A related story also appeared in Professional Heart Daily, the AHA newsletter. Dr. Sattler is pictured with her twin girls, Mia and Sophie!  Kudos, Dr. Sattler!

REM Seed Grant To Stimulate Collaborative Research in Therapeutics

REM — Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center — has a seed grant opportunity, up to $100,000, that is intended to stimulate new, collaborative research in therapeutic delivery. An informational session on this grant will be held Friday, May 15 at 10:30 am via zoom.  Our own Dr. Brian Cummings, Department Head for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, will be on the panel.  Please register for this information session

The Therapeutic Delivery Innovation Initiative Collaborative Grant Program is intended for researchers from UGA, Georgia Tech and Emory University.  Details are available here. The deadline is Monday, June 12.


PharmDawg Phriends

No doubt, some of the hardest working people in this COVID-19 environment are parents who are working full-time remotely from home while caring for/schooling children. Ashley Townsend of the Dean’s Office and her 3-year-old son, Preston, sum up every parents’ feeling in a Mother’s Day picture. Later, they celebrated the 16th birthday of their beloved feline, Tom!

The Trial Garden Sale Is ON!

The ever-popular UGA Trial Garden sale is back on…but with a few changes to accommodate our COVID-19 environment.  Read the Red & Black article about the sale…and for instructions on this popular event, straight from manager Brandon Coker, read here.  The Trial Gardens are our beautiful neighbors, adjacent to the back of the building. 


Resource Library

Student Resources

UGA Resources:
UGA Student Care and Outreach
UGA Resources (including food pantry, housing, health & wellness, etc.)
Food and Necessities
University Health Center Services
CURO Update

College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs:
Career Counseling – Dr. Danielle Vitale, 706-542-5150
PharmD Advising & Registration – Mr. David Evans, 706-542-0804
Student Counseling –Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott, PhD, LPC, NCC,  607-275-6361

Emergency Funds:
College of Pharmacy (for all pharmacy students) - contact Dr. Duc Do for details
Student Care & Outreach (for undergraduate and PharmD students)
Graduate School Financial Hardship (for graduate students)

Disaster Distress Hotline:
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

AFSP Mental Health:
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has compiled tools to help spread positive messages of hope, compassion, mental health care and suicide prevention
NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

Student IT Support:
Continue to access the EITS Student Helpdesk

College of Pharmacy COVID-19 Resources

College of Pharmacy COVID 19 Resources and Information
COVID-19 FAQs for Pharmacists and Healthcare Professionals

UGA Resources

UGA COVID-19 Resources and Information
Critical UGA IT Services for Business Continuity
Continuity in Teaching and Student Support
Library Hours/Faculty and Student Resources
The Division of Academic Enhancement’s Distance Support Resources
UGA Research-Coronavirus
Staff and Faculty Wellness


Teaching Resources
Teaching and Learning Continuity at UGA
EITS status page (check status of IT Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning)
Contingency IT Resources at UGA
PharmDawg Guide to Zoom

COP Virtual IT Helpdesk (for emergency IT needs):
Join via Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/333252017
Direct call in – 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592, meeting ID 333 252 017
(For non-emergency needs, please continue to submit tickets here.)

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