February 16, 2021

In this issue:

Tomorrow: Instructional Break Day

A reminder that tomorrow is an instructional break day for UGA. Campus is open tomorrow, but no classes will be held.

60th Anniversary of Desegregation 60 at 60, Inaugural William Robie Lecture, and Weekly Trivia

In honor of the 60th anniversary of desegregation at the University of Georgia, the College of Pharmacy is spotlighting 60 alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends who have advocated for a more equitable and inclusive society – the College of Pharmacy 60 at 60. Culminating 60 at 60 will be the inaugural William Robie III Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lecture & Award on February 25 at 6pm.

In addition, each week, members of our community are invited to participate in our CoP Trivia. Congratulations to last week's winner, Dr. Somanath Shenoy! You can find this week's trivia question here.

Learn more about 60 at 60 and view honorees named to date here. 

GMP Registration Open, Special Rates for CoP Community

Registration is open for the 45th International Good Manufacturing Practices Conference, held virtually from March 8-11. CoP faculty and staff receive complimentary registration. Student registration is available for a special rate of $100

CAP Collects Food for Athens Area Emergency Food Pantry

The Athens CAP Office participated in the American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, on Friday, February 5. This comprehensive platform is designed to increase women’s heart health awareness. Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of 1 in 3 women. The event was tied in with their monthly service project, which was collecting heart healthy soup for the Athens Area Emergency Food Pantry. In less than a week’s time, a HUGE box of heart healthy soup was collected from members of the CAP Department. Additionally, Dr. William Huang donated four bags of groceries for the pantry. Kim Ramos, Director of the Food Bank was happy to receive the CAP Departments donation.

Georgia Trailblazers

Join UGA on Monday, February 22 at 12pm for a virtual panel discussion with four trailblazing alumni. Christina Swoope-Carerre (BS ’11), UGA’s first Black female drum major; Telvis Rich (BSW ’94, MSW ’95), UGA’s first Black SGA President; Chuck Kinnebrew (BSED ’75), one of the first Black Georgia Football players; and Mary Frances Early (MMED ’62, EDS ’71), the University’s first Black graduate. Register now to hear their inspiring stories.


Recent Changes to Travel Recommendations

Effective Jan. 26, 2021, the CDC will require all air passengers entering the United States provide written documentation of a negative COVID-19 viral test within 72 hours of flight departure. Up-to-date information regarding this new testing requirement can be found here on the CDC’s website. Individuals arriving from international travel should also self-quarantine and continue to monitor their health for 14 days after returning from travel. For more information, visit the CDC’s travel website and the University Health Center website for post-international travel guidance. Check your symptoms each day through DawgCheck. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID, contact the Health Center by calling 706-542-1162.

PharmDawgs Publish in JACCP

Dr. Beth Phillips, Russ Palmer, Dr. Daniel Chastain, Katie Smith, and Dr. Chris Bland recently published a research paper evaluating the impact of remote learning on the development of patient work-up skills in a capstone course (Integrated Patient Care) focused on the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) in the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Overall, skill development in the early stages of the PPCP (collect and early assess) progressed as expected, but challenges were noted in the development of skills related to fully assessing and developing a drug therapy plan. The students noted several challenges in the remote environment including difficulties with class engagement, lack of interaction with faculty and peers, and unreliable internet connection. The findings from this study were used to incorporate innovations into this course for 2021.

Duc Do - NABP FPGEE-PCOA Item Writer

Kudos to Dr. Duc Do for his work as a member of the FPGEE-PCOA Item Writer Group for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Dr. Do has written questions for FPGEE/PCOA (pharmaceutics) since 2012. 

SWGA Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Newsletter

Two of our PharmD students are in the 3rd cohort of the AHEC Scholars program - Annie Bridges and Justin Eboka - and were featured in the latest newsletter. View the SWGA Area Health Education Center (AHEC) newsletter here. 


UGA Miracle Fundraiser Results

Thank you to everyone who was involved in raising money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta through UGA Miracle - this year, the College of Pharmacy raised a grand total of $3,541! Kappa Psi has reclaimed their title as fundraising champions, raising a total of $1,180. SOAP and APhA followed close behind, coming in second and third, respectively.                                    

UGA Miracle's Dance Marathon will be held virtually on February 20th-21st - details coming soon.

Mindfulness Series for Students: Take Your Time

What: A deep dive into mindfulness, appropriate for newbies, old pros, and everyone in between. Over the course of four weeks, participants will learn and practice nine different tools for cultivating mindfulness.

When: Tuesdays from 2-3:15pm on Zoom - 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, and 3/9

How: To register, RSVP for the first session of the series on the Involvement Network. Space is limited, so sign up soon to reserve your spot.

Free Virtual Event for Future Compounding Pharmacists

Medisca, LP3 Network, and Medisca Network invite students to a free virtual event on March 19 from 3–6pm: Hidden Heroes be the Change – A Virtual Event for our Future Compounding Pharmacists. More information can be found here.

Student Organization Fundraisers

Don't miss out on all of the great fundraisers happening now! View the latest fundraisers here.


Promotion & Tenure Workshop and Office Hour

UGA is holding a Promotion and Tenure Workshop on February 22 from 10:30am-12:30pm. Register via PEP.

Following the university's workshop, Dr. Mike Fulford will host open an open office hour from 1:30pm – 2:30pm for questions about P&T Dossier Prep.  To register, email Meagan Watkins.

Time & Absence Changes

The process to submit time, approve time, and request absences will be changing soon as USG transitions to the new “Fluid” interface in OneUSG Connect with version 6.22 release on March 14. All job aids and interactive training guides will be updated in the Training Library before March 14. View a preview of the changes here.

UGA Mentor Program: Mentor Skills Workshop

The UGA Mentor Program is holding a workshop February 24 at 3:30pm: "UGA Mentor Skills: Talking Across Differences." More information and registration here.

UGA Well Being Information

UGA Well Being is committed to providing programs, services, and events to create a culture of well-being, where faculty and staff can lead healthy and fulfilling lives at work and at home. View the below ads for some current and upcoming programming, and visit their website for more information.


View this week's student events in the latest issue of DSAC's Events Weekly. For a full list of student events, visit the DSAC Calendar.


2pm | Pharmacy Staff Resource Group Meeting, Zoom