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September 8, 2020
In this issue:
Retraction: In Friday’s PharmDawg Script, the editor referred to the Regulatory Sciences Program at our extended campus in Gwinnett as “Regulatory Affairs” in the title of the story.  We regret the error.   
Policy for Programs and Activities Serving Minors

UGA sent out a reminder of their Policy for Programs and Activities Serving Minors in the latest ArchNews sent Thursday, September 3:

The University of Georgia is committed to providing a safe environment for all minors participating in programs and activities on campus or otherwise affiliated with the University. In accordance with this commitment and with Board of Regents Policy 12.9, the University Cabinet adopted a Policy for Programs and Activities Serving Minors. This policy became effective May 1, 2017 and extends to all University-sponsored programs/activities, as well as any third-party organizations that utilize University facilities for programs and activities serving minors (defined as persons under the age of 18 years) who are not UGA students. 

The policy may be found at


IIT Requests Require KACE Ticket

Please submit a KACE ticket for all needs related to Information and Instructional Technology services, excluding emergency, in-session issues during class. The IIT Department will not accept or process any requests sent via email or phone. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated. 

In addition, the IIT Department is looking to gather technology that is not being used. If you have old technology equipment that needs to be discarded and/or sent to UGA Surplus, please submit a KACE ticket with details, and a member of the IIT Department will pick up the equipment. Questions or concerns?  Contact Ed Stanley, Senior Director of Information and Instructional Technology

Student Group Fundraisers

Several great fundraisers are happening right now at the CoP - including LKS white coats, SCCP umbrellas, PDC CoP t-shirts, SOAP & RXPups Coins4Cure, NCPA Tervis Tumblers, and the NCPA Open Golf Tournament. For details, check out the latest issue of DSAC's Fundraising Weekly.


Ask Me Anything with Dr. Grace Gowda: COVID-19 Vaccine Development

Moderated by Dean Kelly Smith | Tuesday, September 15 3:30 PM EST

Dr. Grace Gowda is the Director of the International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences Program and Associate Professor at the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Gowda’s areas of interest include product, drug and vaccine development; regulatory policy regarding the drug and vaccine approval process; and research in the field of neuroscience and mental health. She will share her insights on COVID-19 vaccine development and delivery. 

Ask Me Anything is a series of interactive online sessions between alumni and UGA faculty members from diverse academic disciplines. Experts from UGA will discuss the impact of this global pandemic on their specific area of expertise and provide participants the opportunity to ask questions. All sessions are free of charge and are open to anyone who would like to participate. Simply register for a session and you will be sent a Zoom link on the day of the event. 


Dr. Crich in JACS for 5th Time

For the fifth time in 2020, Dr. David Crich, the Georgia Research Alliance Professor and David Chu Eminent Scholar in Drug Design, has had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.  Most recently published was the article, Diversity-Oriented Synthesis of N,N,O-Trisubstituted Hydroxylamines from Alcohols and Amines by N-O Bond Formation. Hill J, Hettikankanamalage AA, Crich D.J Am Chem Soc. 2020 Sep 2;142(35):14820-14825. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c05991. Epub 2020 Aug 24.PMID: 32803971. Accepted and currently published as the unedited manuscript is his article, Glycoside Hydrolases Restrict the Side Chain Conformation of their Substrates to Gain Additional Transition State Stabilization, DOI10.1021/jacs.0c05592.  The N-O bond formation paper by Dr Crich’s students Javis Hill and Asiri Hettikankanamalage describes the discovery of a new reaction type for use in medicinal chemistry, while the most recent research represents two years of work by Dr. Crich’s student, Jonny Quirke, in UGA’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. Quirke analyzed more than 600 structures, one-by-one, from the Protein Data Base, a searchable online collation of all published protein crystal structures. All five of Dr. Crich’s articles in JACS address different subjects, testifying to the amazing breadth on ongoing research in his lab. Congratulations to Dr. Crich and his team!

Dr. von Waldner Still in the News for CoP

Despite her retirement from the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Trina von Waldner continues to make her mark on the quest for good, safe health!  An interview she conducted with 11-Alive’s Jerry Carnes was picked up by 13 News Now, a Norfolk, Va. television station, this past weekend.  The interview, “Why is soap effective in killing viruses?” can be seen here: 13 News Now. Thanks, Dr. von Waldner, for still being a part of our PharmDawg team!

Calendar Items Needed!

The Office of Public Relations is creating a College of Pharmacy Calendar of Events and Programming as a resource guide in planning future activities. If you or any of your department colleagues have scheduled events that include one or more audiences, please submit them in writing to Mickey Y. Montevideo or Lillian Ballance. Examples include:  Town Hall Meetings, Open Lectures, Significant UGA Events, Staff or Faculty Meetings, etc.

In the near future, there will be a system for these events to be entered directly into a document.  We receive a list of student events and activities every week, so these are not necessary to submit. This calendar will be made public and posted on our website. Contact Mickey or Lillian if you have questions or concerns. 
This week:
For a full calendar of student events, access the DSAC calendar here.
Career Development Drop-In Hours with Dr. Vitale | 1:30-3pm, Zoom
PBS Seminar Series: Dr. Erin Black, CDC - "Fellowship Programs for Masters and PhD Graduates"  | 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