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September 1, 2020
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TODAY'S TOP STORY
Happy Retirement, Dr. von Waldner!

We wish to congratulate and thank Dr. Trina von Waldner, who started her retirement from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy today, September 1, 2020. Dr. von Waldner served as a Senior Public Service Associate faculty member and Director of Continuing Professional Development and Outreach in the College of Pharmacy since 2007. Before coming to UGA, she contributed more than 20 years of pharmacy practice and administrative service as a pharmacy director in a regional hospital, and later as the pharmacy director for Georgia’s Southeastern Public Health District. She has applied her vast experience and talents in these previous practice environments to her position in the College of Pharmacy by enhancing the education of our pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and providing important solutions to public health issues throughout Georgia.    
 
During her tenure, Dr. von Waldner helped lead the The Farm Worker Family Health Program (FWFHP), a long-term successful and innovative cultural immersion, service-learning program encompassing nursing, physical therapy, dental hygiene, pharmacy, and public health. She also served as an expert in the Emergency Preparedness, and it was her experience in this area that put her in the center of developing training, creating outreach opportunities, and teaching current and future pharmacists the skills needed to manage crises in their own community.  In addition to these signature accomplishments, Dr. von Waldner developed the College’s co-curricular plan, served as a health care provider, preceptor, and leader for the Mercy Clinic in Athens/Clarke County, and supported student learning in other service and outreach opportunities like Camp Blue Skies and Dawgtoberfest.
 
Dr. von Waldner’s larger than life personality has been a central source of energy in the College of Pharmacy for 13 years. We wish her the best on her next journey and we know she will be back to visit her PharmDawg Family.  Good luck and best wishes, Dr. von Waldner!
 
FACULTY & STAFF INFO
Phishing Email Alert

Please be aware that we are seeing another round of email spam posing as Dean Smith. To help you identify these going forward, please note the below example of a phish. Notice the highlighted email address is not a UGA email address. Second, notice the highlighted all caps text in red; our UGA email system automatically flags emails received from external senders. It’s always a good idea to proceed with caution when you see this notice. If you receive the below email, or something similar, please delete it immediately. Questions? Contact Ed Stanley.
Unused Technology Wanted

The Department of Information and Instructional Technology wants your junk - computer/technology junk, that is! We are working to get all unused technology equipment collected and sent to surplus. This cleans up our college, reduces our inventory, and will aid in developing a technology refresh plan. If you have unused computers or technology equipment, please submit a KACE ticket with the details and someone will come pick it up. Contact: Ed Stanley
Waste Reduction & Sustainability at Work

On the Athens campus, faculty and staff have been asked to take responsibility for managing waste within their own office environments so that FMD staff can focus on cleaning and disinfecting restrooms and common areas. Employees who opted to use the new desk-side recycling and “side saddle” trash bins must empty the receptacle to nearby common area bins each day, while others are still expected to empty their own recycling and place trash outside offices for removal each day.

As you manage your own waste, you may find yourself more mindful of the trash you produce. Sustainability tips and a list of what goes into recycling and landfill bins at UGA are available here. For more information about waste reduction and sustainability at work, visit the Sustainable UGA page.
STUDENT INFO
Fundraising Items for Sale

LKS White Coat - LKS is selling both unisex and fitted lab coats for $27 each. For an additional $5, the CoP logo patch can be sewn on. For questions about sizing, contact Fabi. Orders and payments must be submitted before September 13 at 11:59 pm. Orders without payments will NOT be submitted. Place order here.

SCCP Umbrella - SCCP is selling CoP umbrellas for $16 each. Umbrella features a large 44” arc, auto open feature, and rubberized comfort grip. Place your order and get your payment in by September 16 at 11:59pm. Pickup will be in Athens. If you are located on a distant campus, arrangements can be made. Contact Vayou Chittavong for questions. Place order here.
FACULTY RESEARCH & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
PharmDawg News from Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics

This week, we feature more of the accomplishments of faculty from the Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics Department in Augusta. Today, we highlight Dr. Susan Fagan, Dr. Andrea Newsome, and Dr. Duo Zhang.
Dr. Susan Fagan - Albert W. Jowdy, Distinguished Research Professor, and
Assistant Dean - and her team recently published the following articles:
Dr. Andrea Newsome, Clinical Assistant Professor, recently published the following articles:
Dr. Duo Zhang, Assistant Professor, and his team published the following articles:
Also notable, Tim Jones, PharmD, a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Dr. Susan Fagan’s group in the CET graduate program, received a TL1 pre-doctoral fellowship from the NIH-funded Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (Georgia-CTSA). He also published an article with Drs. Andrea Newsome and Susan Smith, Clinical Assistant Professors.
Great work, CET!
Cummings & Shenoy Lab Publish Article

Dr. Brian Cummings,
PBS Professor and Department Head, and Dr. Somanath Shenoy, CAP Professor and CET Director, and their lab recently published the below article. Arti Verma and Dr. Wided Najahi‑Missaoui are co-first authors. Dr. Shenoy is the corresponding author.
Norton Publishes in APhA Pharmacy Times

Dr. Merill Norton
, CAP Clinical Associate Professor, recently published a 2-hour, peer-reviewed CE article, "To CBD or not to CBD?: What pharmacists need to know," for APhA's Pharmacy Times on August 1. According to Dr. Norton, "The process of developing the publication was a teaching opportunity for several of our students, who are considering addiction pharmacy as a career path to become familiar with the research, writing, editing, peer review and submitting an article for publication. For recognition of their involvement, I authorized their names to be placed on the advisory board for the article. The students are Hannah Holloway, Maddie Marsh, and Minna Hassan - congratulations to them for assisting me with this publication."

Dianne May Receives ACCP Distinguished Drug Practitioner Award

Dr. Dianne May is the 2020 recipient of the ACCP Drug Information Practice and Research Network Distinguished Drug Information Practitioner Award! This is an annual award given to a drug information practitioner who exemplifies excellence in the area of Drug Information/Medication Policy. Congratulations, Dr. May!

PHARMDAWG BIRTHDAYS
Happiest of birthdays to all of our September PharmDawgs!

September 5 - Dr. Matthew Perri
September 5 - Russ Palmer
September 7 - Kim Hamby
September 7 - Ronald Jones
September 12 - Lillian Ballance
September 16 - Dr. Houjian Cai
September 23 - Dr. Beth Phillips
September 26 - Dr. Phillip Greenspan 
September 29 - Charlene Garrett
September 30 - Dr. Shelley Hooks
CALENDAR
TUESDAY 9/1
APhA & SNPhA Guest Speaker: Dr. Tu, Augusta VA Medical Center | Org Hour, Zoom
SOAP General Body Meeting | Org Hour, Zoom
NPHA General Body Meeting | Org Hour, Zoom
Career Development Drop-In Hours with Dr. Vitale | 1:30-3pm, Zoom
WEDNESDAY 9/2
Rho Chi Pharmaceutics Mock Exam | 3:30pm, Sign Up
APhA-ASP OTC Meet and Greet | 6pm, Zoom
LKS Virtual Trivia | 7pm, Zoom
THURSDAY 9/3
GSHP Residency Panel | Org Hour, Register
NCPA Chick-Fil-A Lunch | Org Hour, Rite Aid Courtyard
SSPA-RxPups General Body Meeting | Org Hour, Zoom
Bereavement Support Group with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 5pm, Zoom
CPFI Bible Study | 5:30pm, Zoom
Phi Delta Chi Game & Social Night | 5:30-7:30pm, Zoom
Managing Stress & Anxiety with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 7pm, Zoom
SCCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge | 7pm, Sign Up
NCPA Happy Hour Trivia Event | 7:30pm, Sign Up, Zoom
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