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September 11, 2020
In this issue:
Five Students Appointed to ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum Advisory Group

Five PharmD students were appointed to an ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum Advisory Group for 2020-2021. These advisory groups provide advice and guidance to the Forum regarding the unique needs of student members and how these needs might be addressed by the provision of resources and programs by ASHP across the nation.
  • Hannah Dykes '21: Career and Leadership Development Advisory Group
  • Kayla Saxton '21: Advancement of Pharmacy Practice Advisory Group
  • Aliya Abdulla '22: Community and eCommunications Advisory Group
  • Kristine Nguyen '22: Student Society Development Advisory Group
  • Caitlin Williams '23: Career and Leadership Development Advisory Group
Congratulations to all! We are PharmDawg Proud.
2024 Class Representatives Elected

Congratulations to the two newly-elected representatives of the PharmD Class of 2024, Victoria Clark and Ali Fakih!
GSHP Receives Official ASHP-SSHP Recognition

Each year, ASHP offers Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHPs) nationwide the opportunity for official "ASHP-SSHP Recognition," recognizing the hard work of SSHPs throughout the academic year and further strengthens ASHP’s support and collaboration with local student pharmacist leaders. Criteria for recognition encourage SSHP activities that:

  • Promote interest in membership and collaboration with local, state, and national health-system organizations
  • Cultivate career exploration, residency preparation, and professional development
  • Encourage students to engage with ASHP’s key initiatives, partners, and priorities

UGA CoP's Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists Chapter is among this year’s student societies who have earned official recognition from ASHP for 2020-2021. View a complete list of these officially recognized SSHPs here.


MSP Lecture Series

The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services and the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Georgia present the MSP Lecture Series. The purpose of this series is to foster conversations within the realm of diversity, equity, and/or inclusion. Through these conversations, they seek to provide an educational experience that offers insight into issues revolving around diverse populations through research, lived experiences and lessons learned. For a full list of upcoming lectures, click here.


Pharmacy Staff Representative Group Survey

Staff: Please take a few moments to respond to this survey about PSRG by today at 5pm.  Your responses will help shape our upcoming year. Contact: Meagan Watkins

Apply to be a PharmCast Board Member

Interested in sharing health information throughout the College of Pharmacy and University of Georgia? PharmCast podcasts and videos feature interviews with students, UGA faculty, and pharmaceutical experts in our community. We discuss a wide variety of current events, including medication management, vaccine discoveries, drug regulations, breakthroughs in our field, and much more. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with faculty and peers, network, and it is also an amazing CV opportunity. There are THREE open positions to become a vital part of UGA CoP's first and only podcast. Apply here.

Virtual Dialogue with a Dawg: Dr. Ansley Booker '13

Join the Student Alumni Council for a virtual event with Dr. Ansley Booker '13! Dr. Booker received her MS in International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences from the CoP. Dr. Booker is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Mercer University. She will be discussing her career as well as diversity and inclusion at higher education institutions. During this event you’ll talk with Dr. Booker about her experiences with other UGA students. Learn more about Dr. Booker in this UGA 40 Under 40 Spotlight!

This event is open to all students and there is no cost. There is a limit of people for this event, so sign up now and put it on your calendar! All details regarding Zoom will be sent to you via email after you register. Register here!

Dr. von Waldner in the News Again!

She may be retired, but she's still in the news! This week, Dr. Trina von Waldner appeared on 11Alive in Atlanta to explain why soap is effective in killing viruses. Find the video here.


P3 students in SWGA visited the Simulation Lab at Phoebe Putney on September 3. Pictured above from left to right: Whitney Worth, Austin Dykes, Sahand Golpayegany, Corey Doggett, Staci Mackey, Cristy Davenport, Barbara Arnold RN, Kelly Barnes RN

One of the highlights of the visit was meeting "Annie" the mannequin patient!


Save the Date: CoP Giving Day & Mental Health Town Hall

Save the date! The third annual College of Pharmacy Giving Day is coming up Friday, September 25, coinciding with World Pharmacist Day. All gifts will directly support mental health awareness.

We will kick off Giving Day with a virtual town hall meeting about mental health awareness on Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. EDT.

Mental Health Town Hall panelists include:

  • Dr. Daniel Chastain, UGA College of Pharmacy Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Andrew Darley '12, UGA College of Pharmacy Public Service Associate and Associate IPPE Director, Health Systems
  • Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott '15, UGA College of Pharmacy Director of Diversity Programs and Academic Support
  • Dr. Linda Logan '85, UGA College of Pharmacy Public Service Associate
  • Dr. Lindsay McCoy '13, Pharmacy Manager at Village Drug Shop at Advantage
  • Justin Petway, UGA College of Pharmacy PharmD Student, Class of 2021
  • Dr. Misha Thomason Watts, UGA College of Pharmacy Southeast Georgia Campus Director for Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Moderated by Dr. Kelly Smith '92, '93, Dean of the UGA College of Pharmacy

This panel will delve into a number of topics, including the importance of mental health awareness; returning to campus during a pandemic; pharmacists/healthcare practitioners on the frontlines; and removing the stigma of mental health illness.

Register for the town hall here.

NCPA Golf Tournament

Mark your calendars for the first annual NCPA OPEN Golf Tournament on October 3rd. This tournament is a 2-man, 18-hole scramble benefiting the COP’s chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association. It will be held at Lane Creek Golf Club in Bishop, GA.

The cost is $120 per team, and there will be $200 cash prizes for the winning teams. Registration is now open and can be completed by filling out the following form (please submit one form per team). Teams have until September 27 at 6pm to sign up. Now, go grab your best golfing buddy and start practicing! Contact: Jessica WaltersBriggs Hightower, or Carly Loudermilk.

Information about sponsorship can be found here.

Next Week
Meditation Mondays with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 2:30-3pm & 4:30-5pm, Zoom
Career Development Drop-In Hours with Dr. Vitale | 1:30-3pm, Zoom
PBS Seminar Series: Dr. Jarrod J. Mousa, Dept. of Infectious Diseases, Center for Vaccines & Immunology, UGA CVM | 9-10am, Zoom
Schedule Management Drop-In Hours with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 2-4pm, Zoom
Bereavement Support Group with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 5pm, Zoom
Managing Stress & Anxiety with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 7pm, Zoom