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August 28, 2020
In this issue:
Dr. Young Appointed CAP Interim Department Head

Dean Kelly M. Smith has announced the appointment of Dr. Henry N. Young as Interim Department Head of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy, effective September 1. Dr. Young serves as the Kroger Associate Professor in Community Pharmacy and Director of the Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes, and Policy Graduate Program.

A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Young received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences-Pharmacy Administration from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Joining the College of Pharmacy in 2013, he focuses his scholarship, teaching, and research on applied behavioral and social sciences designed to predict and influence health behaviors, outcomes, risks, and/or protective factors. Dr. Young studies medication use, health communication, and health outcomes, specifically as they relate to minority, rural, and underserved populations. Along with his work at the College of Pharmacy, he is the Co-Director of the Integrating Special Populations Function in the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance.  Dr. Young also serves on the UGA Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity, and Community.

“Henry is immensely qualified for this interim leadership role,” said Dean Smith. “He is eager to collaborate with the CAP faculty and staff in order to set the vision for the department, assemble a more extensive leadership team, and create an enhanced administrative structure. I am confident in his abilities to excel in this new position.”

“I am thrilled to be afforded this wonderful opportunity to serve our Department, College, and University in this interim position,” said Dr. Young. “I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues in order to move our mission forward.”

While Dr. Young’s spare time is limited these days, he enjoys golf, working out, and spending time at home in Lawrenceville “…with my lovely ladies (wife and two daughters).” 

Congratulations to Dr. Young!  We wish him well in his new leadership venture. 

Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Students

In the previous two issues of the PharmDawg Script, we profiled students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, and graduate students and undergraduate students from Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. In this issue, the graduate students from the Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy program will be spotlighted.  

Graduate students in the Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics Graduate Program total 11 this year. There are 7 doctoral students and 4 master’s students, including 3 incoming doctoral and 1 incoming master’s students. All the CET graduate students have either a PharmD or a B. Pharm degree. One of the 2nd year master’s student is expected to defend thesis in Fall 2020 and join the doctoral program in Spring 2021. As an interesting fact, there are three students from CET's previous batch of master’s students coming back to CET for their doctoral studies. 
New PharmCast Episode

A new PharmCast for the Community episode is out! In this month's episode, Dr. Tim Brown interviews Dr. Renad Abu-Sawwa, clinical assistant professor and pediatric neurology pharmacist at the College of Pharmacy in Augusta. She discusses pediatric vaccines, why it’s important that children continue to visit their pediatrician to get their vaccines, and how to catch up on vaccines if they fall behind schedule during the pandemic. Don't miss it!

The conversation topic of pediatric vaccines is particularly relevant at the moment, as the US Department of Health and Human Services has just recently expanded access to childhood vaccines in attempt to ensure that immunization rates remain high during the pandemic.

Pharmcast is also now available for streaming on Spotify.
Decoded: Making Sense of Quarantine vs. Isolation 

These two terms are often used interchangeably, but they don’t mean exactly the same thing. Here’s the difference between quarantine and isolation:

Quarantine: Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of individuals who are believed to be reasonably exposed to COVID-19 to monitor their health for symptoms. Although these individuals are not symptomatic, because they have had some exposure or close contact with a confirmed case, they should remain in quarantine for at least 14 days after initial exposure.

Isolation: Isolation is for sick individuals—or individuals who receive a positive COVID test. This separates individuals who are known (or reasonably believed) to be infected with COVID-19. Faculty and staff needing to isolate may have received a positive test result or may be diagnosed by a medical professional as being presumptive positive based on their symptoms
DawgCheck Now Available in iOS

You can now download or update your UGA App in the Apple App Store. The app is updated with DawgCheck and the link to COVID-19 resources. Android updates are coming soon.
Please check your symptoms each day through DawgCheck. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID, you should contact your Primary Care Provider for guidance.
Phone Forwarding

If your phone was forwarded to your home or cell back in March and you would like to end it, please press #2 to end the forwarding.

If you would like to forward your phone to your cell you should be able to press *2 – 9 + (1 if needed) + area code + number and it should forward.
Upcoming Faculty Development Opportunities

The Office of Faculty Affairs offers a range of programs in support of faculty development and success. Upcoming programs are highlighted below. All sessions will be held via Zoom this fall. Register via PEP: Professional Education Portal.
  • Connecting in the Time of Corona: Techniques to Listen and be Heard: This interactive webinar is designed to boost leadership communication skills. 
    • Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
  • Constructive Conflict Engagement in Higher Education: This webinar will help you apply principles from the literature in organizational psychology and conflict management to make conflict engagements more constructive. 
    • Thursday, October 8, 9:00 – 10:30 am
  • Faculty Interest Groups: Join like-minded peers to pursue shared interests, form a book club, or create a walking group.
  • Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) provide comradery and enhance careers. The Office of Faculty Affairs co-sponsors, with the Center for Teaching and Learning, two FLCs:  
    • Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
    • Advancing the Scholarship and Praxis of Transformative Mentoring
  • Faculty Performance Evaluations and Mentoring: This interactive workshop is designed for those who mentor and supervise faculty. It will include small group discussions on structuring effective faculty evaluations, developing performance criteria, and fostering faculty success all year.
    • Wednesday, November 18, 9:00-10:30 am
  • Faculty Search Committee Training: This workshop is geared to faculty search committee chairs and members. Staff who support search committee work are also welcome. Participants will learn policies, procedures, and best practices, including diversifying the candidate pool, for conducting searches. All sessions are held via Zoom. Camera and microphone required. 
    • Tuesday, September 1, 2:15 – 4:15 pm 
    • Wednesday, September 9, 2:45 – 4:45 pm
    • Friday, September 11, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    • Thursday, September 17, 9:00 – 11:00 am
    • Tuesday, September 22, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    • Thursday, October 1, 2:15 – 4:15 pm
    • Wednesday, October 7, 9:00 – 11:00 am
    • Thursday, October 15, 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • Fostering Equity and Inclusion to Enrich Mentoring Relationships: Participants will increase awareness and learn techniques to bridge differences while building strong mentor/mentee relationships.
    • Thursday, October 15, 12 – 1:30 pm 
  • Koru Mindfulness and Meditation Series for Faculty offers a four-week opportunity to learn and practice skills that support well-being.
    • Every Thursday in October 
  • Promotion and Tenure Procedures Workshop provides tips for navigating the Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion & Tenure, and will include an overview of important time-points prior to and during the application process. Academic (tenure-track/tenured) and clinical rank faculty, promotion and tenure unit heads, and support staff who would like to better understand promotion and tenure procedures for these faculty ranks are encouraged to attend.
    • Tuesday, October 20, 9:00-11:00 am
    • Monday, December 7, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Word to the Wise: Creating Early Faculty Success at UGA: Start the year with resources to support scholarly productivity and a more balanced life. 
    • Tuesday, September 15, 1:00-2:30 pm
    • Friday, October 2, 2:00-3:30 pm
Weekly Programming from the Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs presents the following recurring weekly programs this semester:

Meditation Mondays In these anxious times, it's important to take a moment to breathe. Beginning August 31, Meditation Mondays will be held every Monday afternoon, with two sessions from 1-1:30pm and from 3-3:30pm. Join via Zoom. The password will be sent via email each Sunday. Questions? Contact Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott.

Career Development Drop-In Hours – If you have questions about career exploration; need a quick review of a resume, CV, or cover letter; or need some insight into career planning; join Dr. Danielle Vitale on Zoom this semester, every Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.  You can join the virtual drop-in hours here

Bereavement Support Group Beginning Thursday, September 3, a Bereavement Support Group will be held at 5pm each Thursday. Join via Zoom. The password will be sent via email each Tuesday. Questions? Contact Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott

Managing Stress & Anxiety Almost 1 in 5 adults in the US are affected by stress and anxiety; we can help. Beginning Thursday, September 3, the small group counseling program, Managing Stress & Anxiety, will be held at 7pm each Thursday. Join via Zoom. Individual appointments are also available. To reserve a spot, email Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott.

CMD Virtual Career Fair

Career MD is offering a Pharmacy Virtual Career Fair  from Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 5. This invitation-only, statewide digital recruiting event offers busy students the opportunity to contact hiring managers directly and to learn about career options at leading hospitals, healthcare systems, and practice groups across Georgia from the convenience of your phones, laptops, or tablets. There is no charge to participate, but participants are asked to pre-register on CMD's website

Beth Phillips Nominated to ACCP Board of Regents

Dr. Beth Phillips is among the slate of candidates nominated for the 2021 American College of Clinical Pharmacy's (ACCP) election by the 2020 ACCP Nominations Committee.

ACCP Officers and Regents should help shape and reinforce the College’s culture, and help to assure the success of its various programs and initiatives, through “leadership by example”. The Board of Regents (BOR) sets policies and establishes procedures for the College. The Board has fiduciary responsibilities for the College. Additionally, the BOR is responsible for development and monitoring of the strategic plan for the College.

The election will be held in spring 2021, and successful candidates will assume office at the 2021 ACCP Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Lindsey Welch got a special surprise last Friday when Miss America and student pharmacist, Camille Schrier, joined her Zoom meeting! 

APhA held their first general body meeting, welcoming new members.
Next Week
Meditation Mondays with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 1-1:30pm & 3-3:30pm, Zoom
APhA & SNPhA Guest Speaker: Dr. Tu, Augusta VA Medical Center | Org Hour, Zoom
Career Development Drop-In Hours with Dr. Vitale | 1:30-3pm, Zoom
Rho Chi Pharmaceutics Mock Exam | 3:30pm, Sign Up
GSHP Residency Panel | Org Hour, Register
Bereavement Support Group with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 5pm, Zoom
Phi Delta Chi Game & Social Night | 5:30-7:30pm, Zoom
Rho Chi Student Affairs PharmD Mentor Training Program | 6pm, Zoom
Managing Stress & Anxiety with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 7pm, Zoom
SCCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge | 7pm, Sign Up