December 1, 2021

News & Announcements

World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day, a day of solidarity in which individuals who are affected by HIV can share their stories and experiences, to remember those lost, and to highlight efforts on every front to end the HIV epidemic.

Two College of Pharmacy faculty and two emeritus faculty members have been involved with advancing HIV research, as well as prevention and treatment of HIV – Dr. Daniel Chastain, Clinical Associate Professor on the Albany Campus; Dr. David Chu, Distinguished Research Professor and Emeritus in Athens; Dr. Brian Seagraves, Academic Professional Associate in Athens; and Dr. Keith Herist, Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus.  Dr. Chu has developed and patented numerous drugs active against HIV throughout his career.  Dr. Seagraves is affiliated with the Athens Nurses Clinic and Mercy Health Center in the provision of community care. 
Dr. Chastain is focused on multiple projects aimed at improving the use of antiretroviral therapies in hospitalized persons living with HIV. Additionally, he is the Chair-Elect for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s HIV PRN (twitter @accphivprn). Dr. Chastain offered an interesting perspective about World AIDS Day.  “I think it’s time we retire the stigmatizing word ‘AIDS’,” he remarked. “Technically, AIDS itself is not a condition. It is a range of conditions, or a syndrome, that occurs when a person’s immune system is weakened by the HIV infection.  However, ‘AIDS’ was previously used in an analogous manner to ‘terminal,’ but this is no longer the case due to significant advancements in modern treatment and prevention strategies. Most importantly, this year’s World AIDS Day theme, ‘Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice’ demonstrates the commitment to reducing health inequalities and reaching people who are not receiving essential HIV services.  We must address the persistent inequities and meet the needs of our most vulnerable populations to end the HIV epidemic across the globe. ”

In Athens: PBSO Team Up With College Faculty and Staff for Custodian Holiday Gifts

The Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Student Organization (PBSO) is collaborating with the College of Pharmacy on the Athens campus to collect contributions for holiday gifts for our devoted custodial staff. Eight custodians service the two large buildings of the College (Pharmacy South and the Wilson Building) and frequently work other UGA buildings as well. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the custodial staff has taken extra measures to assure the health and safety of our buildings.  

If you would like to make a financial contribution for custodial gifts, please drop off cash or a check to Mickey Yongue (formerly Montevideo) in Wilson - Room 215 OR Ashley Townsend and Toni Phelabaum in in the Dean’s Suite. If you would prefer to pay via Venmo, please contact Mickey Yongue or 706-542-5303.  To contribute via the PBSO organization, please contact Liz Hughes, PBSO president. 

Thank you for recognizing this important group in the life of our College!

The PharmDawg Holiday Catalog
It's here! Your one-stop shop for all your favorite UGA Pharmacy gear, sold by and directly supporting our fabulous student organizations at the College of Pharmacy. Order deadlines are looming - don't miss your chance to grab some UGA Pharmacy goodies just in time for the holidays!

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COLT - COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Testing for Holiday Travel

If you are traveling this holiday season to a location in which official documentation of testing is required, plan ahead and get free asymptomatic testing at the University Health Center. Test results take two to three days. Please note: asymptomatic test result print outs do not meet the requirements for airline travel/clearance.

UHC does offer travel clinic consults and testing for a fee, but individuals are not guaranteed same or next day appointments, so it is best to plan early.  The Travel Clinic does provide appropriate and acceptable documentation that meets travel requirements for international travel. There is a fee for the visit and charges depend on what is ordered.

In addition, UHC’s lab offers same-day testing for $100. Results are sent via email.

For further information, see University Health Center


December American Public Health Association Monthly Student Webinar

December 2nd — Diabetes Care and Education, featuring LCDR Tabitha Dillinger and CAPT James Chapple. Register here!

End-of-Semester Well-Being Events for All

The Office of Student Affairs encourages you to take advantage of the following events open to all members of the College.

Student Study Break (Dec. 6 from 8-11am at all locations)
Athens: Pharmacy South & RC Wilson Pharmacy Lobbies
Augusta: 914 New Bailie St, HM Building
Albany: TBD
Savannah: H&L Building, Suite 210 Student Lounge

Mindfulness Moment (Dec. 7 from 12:30-1pm at all locations) Athens: DW Brooks Mall Outside Pharmacy South Augusta: 914 New Bailie St, HM Building, Room 135 Albany: Classroom 5 Savannah: H&L Building, Suite 210 Student Lounge

Save the Dates for Upcoming Ceremonies

Student Fundraising News

Don't miss out on the latest student fundraisers! Check out all the newest UGA Pharmacy merchandise for sale in this week's DSAC Fundraising Weekly.

Faculty & Staff

Let's Discuss Supportively Challenging Our Students

UGA Pharmacy faculty are welcome to take part in a candid conversation about the challenges PharmD students are facing and how to collaborate on addressing course/classroom management concerns while maintaining professional student expectations.

The discussion will take place on December 2 @ 3pm on Zoom (ID: 969 5142 2414, Passcode: PHARMTALK). Hosted by Dr. Duc Do, Dr. Henry Young, and Dr. Elena Petrova of Augusta University, this is a faculty only opportunity. No prior registration is required.

Save the Date: Flannel & Frost Celebration December 8

Verify/Update Information in OneUSG Connect

Each year it is important for a variety of reasons to verify your information in OneUSG Connect. This includes information for your Addresses (home), Contact Details (preferred phone numbers), Emergency Contacts and electronic W-2 Consent. In addition, Disability and Veteran Status self-identifications are requested by the Equal Opportunity Office (EOO) for compliance purposes and will NOT be used for any other purposes.

The good news is that this process is quick and easy. Taking a few minutes today can help avoid issues in the future. Here’s the process:

  1. Log into OneUSG Connect (click here to log in).
  2. Verify and update your Personal Information if needed.
  3. Consider Signing Up for an Electronic W-2 (if haven't already).
  4. Add/Update W-4 and G-4 Tax Information.

Seeking Faculty Members for PharmD Admissions Interviews

The Office of Student Affairs is seeking faculty members to participate in PharmD Admissions Interviews in the Spring semester.  We will be hosting both in-person admissions interviews, as well as a limited number of Virtual Interview days.  All faculty members are invited to participate!  If you are interested in participating in the interview process, please reach out to Dr. Danielle Vitale, Director of Admissions and Career Development, at  Thank you in advance for your support and assistance with our interview process.

Center for Teaching & Learning December Newsletter

View the latest edition of the UGA Center for Teaching & Learning's newsletter here.

Position Postings

Current job openings within the College of Pharmacy are listed below. Click the job title for more information.

Department Head of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci

Limited Term Assistant Research Scientist
Posting #: F-PT/LT00969P
Department: Pharmacy-Clin & Admin Pharmacy
Position Type: Faculty PT/LT/Adj.

Assistant Professor
Posting #: F1068P
Department: Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
Position Type: Faculty

Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Posting #: F1044P
Department: Pharmacy-Clin & Admin Pharmacy
Position Type: Faculty

Client Support Services Professional II
Posting #: S06958P
Department: Pharmacy-Inst Design & Tech
Position Type: Staff

Posting #: S07069P
Department: Pharmacy-Clin & Admin Pharmacy
Position Type: Staff

Post-Doctoral Associate
Posting #: G/R15123P
Department: Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
Position Type: Grad/Research/Student/Temp

Standardized Patient
Posting #: G/R14499P
Department: Pharmacy-Experiential Programs
Position Type: Grad/Research/Student/Temp

Research Technician
Posting #: S05461P
Department: Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
Position Type: Staff

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Posting #: G/R12664P
Department: Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
Position Type: Grad/Research/Student/Temp


For a full list of student events, view the DSAC Calendar.
Supportively Challenging Our Students
Hosted by: Duc Do, PhD, Henry Young, PhD, & Elena Petrova, PhD
3pm to 4 pm | Zoom Meeting: 969 5142 2414 | Password: PHARMTALK
December American Public Heath Association Monthly Student Webinar
Feat: LCDR Tabitha Dillinger and CAPT James Chapple | Register here!
Student Study Break
8am to 11am | Athens: Pharmacy South & RC Wilson Pharmacy
Lobbies | Augusta: 914 New Bailie St, HM Building | Albany: TBD | Savannah: H&L Building, Suit 210 Student Lounge
Mindfulness Movement
12:30pm | with Kelly Truesdell, MPH, CHES
Athens: D.W. Brooks Quad | Augusta: Room 138 | Albany: Classroom 5 | Savannah: Student Lounge
Flannel & Frost
4pm to 5:30pm | Georgia Center - Magnolia Ballroom
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