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November 10, 2020
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We Salute Our Veterans! 

In honor of Veterans Day, the CoP would like to recognize all faculty, staff and students who served their country’s military. Thank you for your service!

Jacob DeCamp (P4 Student), Senior Airman, Air Force Reserve
Duty Assignment: Joint Base Charleston
Occupation/MOS: C-17 Crew Chief
David Evans (Senior Academic Advisor), Senior Airman, Air Force
Duty Assignment: Aviano Air Base, Italy. Holloman AFB, New Mexico
Occupation/MOS: Law Enforcement Specialist
Edith Ford (P2 Student), E4 (Specialist), Army National Guard
Duty Assignment: C Co, 148th BSB
Occupation/MOS: 68Q (Pharmacy Specialist)
Dr. Scott Pegan (Professor, Interim Associate Head, Department of PBS, Director, Center for Drug Discovery), Major, Army
Duty Assignment: US Military Research Institute of Chemical Defense, varies previous assignments highlights 1st CAV (Iraq), 801st Port Construction (Oakland), 244th Aviation BDE (Chicago)
Occupation/MOS: Currently 71B (Biochemist); previous (Adjutant General 42B, Combat Engineer 12C)
Other Details: 25th year in the armed forces, Commander multiple times, doing Science and Technology advising to assist the US Armed forces to met the threats of today and tomorrow.
Ronald Jones (IT Professional), E-4, Navy
Duty Assignment: Norfolk, VA
Occupation/MOS: US Navy Oct 1986-1990 Radio Man, USS America CV-66 Norfolk VA

Dr. Svein Øie (PBS Professor, Former Dean), Lieutenant, Army of Norway
Duty Assignment: Booth camp, Private, Norway (1963); Officer School, Corporal, Norway (1965); Lieutenant, Army Medical Core, Norway (1967); Lieutenant, Army Medical Core Reserves, Norway (1968 -1976). Notes: Active duty associated with regular training (The 1963 and 1965 dates were during my pharmacy school years when school was not in session.)

Justin Petway (P4 Student), Sergeant/E-5, Army (active duty)
Duty Assignment: B-Co 1-8 INF, 3rd BCT, 4th INF Div. Ft. Carson Colorado (2007-2012), A-Co 1-72 AR 1st BCT, 2nd INF Div Camp Casey Korea (2012-2013)
Occupation/MOS: Infantry/ 11B
Other Details: I deployed from OIF 2007-2009 in the surge to Iraq for 15 months, and again for OIF/OND (operation new dawn) 2010-2011 (12 months), and then a rotation to Camp Casey Korea for 15 months. During six years of active duty service.
L/Cpl Christopher Rice, C.A. (Assistant Research Scientist), Army Reservist
Duty Assignment: 154 (Scottish) Regiment RLC, 251 (Ayrshire) Transport Squadron, Scotland, 2007-2017, Army Reservist
Occupation/MOS: Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) Transporter (people, equipment, munitions, food, water), and Physical Training Instructor (PTI). 
Jonathan Schnider (P3 Student), Petty Officer Second Class, Navy
Duty Assignment: San Antonio, Texas. Pensacola, Florida. San Diego, California
Occupation/MOS: Hospital Corpsman/ Pharmacy Technician
Other Details: Received two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals
Justin Shepard (Graduate Student, Integrated Life Sciences), Corporal, 2nd Battalion 9th Marines
Duty Assignment: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina & Marjah, Afghanistan 2010-2014
Occupation/MOS: Rifleman, Infantry Fireteam Leader
Persia S. Tillman (P1 Student), 2LT
Duty Assignment: 718 Engineer Company Ft. Benning, GA (August 2015-May 2020); 231 Transportation Company, Athens, GA (current), 2015-present
Occupation/MOS: Reservist Engineer Soldier (August 2015-May 2020); Reservist Platoon Leader within a transportation unit (current)

Top Row L-R: Persia Tillman, Justin Shepherd
Middle Row L-R: Jacob DeCamp (right), Jonathan Schnider (right)
Bottom: Svein Øie (second from left)

Welcome, Dr. William Huang!

The CoP welcomes Dr. William Huang '04 as our newest faculty member and Clinical Instructor in CAP! Dr. Huang received his B.S. in Biochemistry from UGA in 1997 and Pharm.D. from College of Pharmacy in 2004. He has served on the College of Pharmacy Alumni Board since 2015, on which he currently serves as President. Dr. Huang's area of interest is community pharmacy. Says Dr. Huang, "I grew up in Athens and finished high school and undergrad and pharmacy school here. After working in the field for 16 years, I’m happy and very excited for this opportunity to be back in Athens. I’m looking forward to working with students and other faculty/staff at the College of Pharmacy." Welcome back, Dr. Huang!

Dr. Larry Aull Made Permanent Clinical Instructor

Congratulations to Dr. Larry Aull on his appointment to permanent Clinical Instructor in CAP! Dr. Aull is on his second stint at the UGA College of Pharmacy. He served from 2000-2007 as Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and then left to start a clinical trials business, which he ran for 11 years. He started back at the CoP as Clinical Instructor in December 2018. Dr. Aull received his B.S. in Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina, His Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, and his Master of Education in Exercise Science from UGA. His interest is general pharmacy practice and helping prepare our students for exciting careers in a broad array of areas. 

ITT, Facilities Management Transfer to Dr. Bartlett; Hart to Serve in Interim Role

Effective immediately, oversight for the Office of Information and Instructional Technology, along with all facilities management functions, will become the responsibility of Dr. Michael Bartlett, Associate Dean for Science Education, Research and Technology. These units have reported to Melissa Hunter, Senior Director of Finance and Administration, who will be departing the college at month’s end for a role at the College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Transfer of these essential duties from the Director of Finance and Administration will allow the position to focus entirely on strategic fiscal and asset management. Jessica Hart, Business Affairs Manager, will provide interim leadership for the Business Affairs Office following Melissa’s departure, and a search for the Director is forthcoming.

CoP Alumni Award Nominations

Do you know a PharmDawg alum that deserves special recognition from the College of Pharmacy? We are seeking nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus, Distinguished Service, and Outstanding New Alumni Awards.

Click the links below to learn more about the criteria for each award:
Distinguished Service and Distinguished Alumnus Awards
Outstanding New Alumni Award

All nominations should be submitted by November 12.

Contact Kim Hamby with any questions.

New PharmCast Out Now!

Diversity…Equity…Inclusion. Certainly, these words have become paramount this year as our country has dealt with racial unrest and turmoil. The College of Pharmacy has been committed to a culture that not only defines these basic tenets, but lives them each day.  The PharmCast crew recently sat down to talk with Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott, Director of Diversity Programs and Academic Support, who shared her thoughts and the College’s strategy to deal with this critical issue. Listen on Spotify.

Trial Gardens Plant Sale: Happening Now!

Athens campus: if you're here today, the Trial Gardens is holding a plant sale next door until 2pm TODAY. If you can't make it today, they will be open for business again this Saturday 9am to 12pm. Cash or check only.


Professional Education Portal – faculty and staff well-being resource

There are many well-being sessions available through the UGA Professional Education Portal (PEP). 

PEP is a cutting-edge tool to support your professional development and research-related educational needs at the University of Georgia.

PEP well-being classes:

  • Well-being: Koru Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Well-being: Koru 2.0 Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Well-being: Sleep Sense
  • Faculty Learning Series: Koru Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Well-being: The Employee Assistance Program KePro Information Session
  • Well-being: Manage Your Stress

Many opportunities to get tested on campus before the holidays!

Starting on November 9th, UGA Campus is urging and encouraging UGA Campus Community to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by getting tested prior to heading home for the holidays. 

“Pop-up” Surveillance Testing will be available across campus with many daily options to choose from. Free, walk-up, asymptomatic-only testing is available for all UGA community members.  Bring your UGA ID. Do not eat, drink or smoke/chew tobacco 30 minutes before your test. Get tested now; check out the daily calendar.

If you would like to schedule an appointment; you may register for surveillance testing at Legion Field.  Appointments or walk ups available; Mon-Fri 9:30am-3:30pm. Legion Field testing schedule will follow the University of Georgia calendar for closure.


Trainings & Development Opportunities

The USG Ethics & Compliance Best Practices in Higher Ed Panel via Zoom on Friday, November 13, 10-11am. Register here.

The UGA Ethics and Awareness Roundtable Series featuring:

  • Dan Silk, Chief of Police, on November 9 at 10am
  • Chris King, Associate Vice President for Research, Office of Research Integrity & Safety, on November 10 at 10am
  • Dan Runge, Senior Compliance Officer, Office of Research Integrity & Safety and Export Compliance Officer, Office of Export Control, on November 10 at 11am
  • Ben Myers, Chief Information Security Officer, on November 12 at 10am
  • Ron Walcott, Vice Provost for Graduate Education & Dean of the Graduate School, on November 12 at 2pm

Register here. 

Introduction to Sponsored Projects Training: Ever wonder why you can buy something on one sponsored project, but not on another? Have you questioned why you can buy something using departmental funds, but Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) doesn’t allow you to use sponsored projects?  Do you wonder how proposal budgets are developed and why we sometimes amend budgets? Introduction to Sponsored Projects provides insight into all of these questions and more by explaining the underlying theories, federal rules and regulations which govern sponsored projects. November 17 - 20 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm daily. Register via PEP.


Fall Scholarship Workshops

The CoP Scholarship and Awards Committee will offer scholarship workshops this November for PharmD students. Please find below the date, time and Zoom connection link for your respective class. This workshop will discuss the application process, timeline, types of scholarships offered, how to select which scholarships to apply, tips to strengthen your application, ways to prepare the personal narrative, and so much more.

P1: 11/12, 8:50-9:40am, Zoom (Passcode: 945622) 
P2: 11/18, 12:20-1:10pm, Zoom (Passcode: 718959)
P3: 11/20, 12:20-1:10 pm, Zoom (Passcode: 378916)

Student Fundraisers

For the latest and greatest CoP merchandise, check out the most recent issue of DSAC's Fundraising Weekly.


Virtual Homecoming & Class Reunion Week 

Join the CoP for Virtual Homecoming & Class Reunion Celebration Week! Enjoy weeklong events and activities from November 16-20, leading up to the Homecoming game against Mississippi State on November 21.

Submit your favorite College of Pharmacy photos with daily themes that will be featured each day on social media throughout the week:

Monday, November 16 – Commencement Day & White Coat Ceremony
Tuesday, November 17 – Favorite Faculty Member
Wednesday, November 18 – Favorite College of Pharmacy Memory
Thursday, November 19 – PharmDawg Pride at Work & School
Friday, November 20 – Favorite Tailgating Moment

Start emailing your photos now to Gordon Thomas so we can gather your best shots!

Visit our Homecoming webpage and follow our social media channels the entire week of November 16 for all the fun! For more information, contact Kim Hamby, Director of Alumni Relations.

This Week
For a full list of student events, view the DSAC Calendar.
Career Development Drop-In Hours with Dr. Vitale | 1:30-3pm, Zoom
PBS Seminar Series: Dr. Howard Hang, Scripps Research | 9-10am, Zoom
Grand Rounds: PGY1 Behren Ketchum | 12:10-1:10pm
Schedule Management Drop-In Hours with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 2-4pm, Zoom
Bereavement Support Group with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 5pm
Managing Stress & Anxiety with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 7pm