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December 8, 2021

News & Announcements

UGA Script: Fall 2021 Issue

The latest edition of the UGA Script - the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy's digital magazine - is here!

In this Fall 2021 issue, you'll find highlights, features, updates, and all-around great news from the UGA College of Pharmacy. We hope you share our pride in this e-publication and the stories within.

Read the magazine!

Dr. Henry Young Recipient of 2022 President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award

Dr. Henry N. Young, Head of the College of Pharmacy’s Clinical and Administrative Department, will be a recipient of the prestigious 2022 President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award. Dr. Young is the first recipient of the President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award from the College.

The President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award recognizes individuals in the UGA and Athens-Clarke County communities who have worked to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality and justice a reality. The award will be presented at the 19th annual MLK Freedom Breakfast on Friday, January 14, 2022 in the Grand Hall of the University of Georgia Tate Student Center.

Read more about this prestigious honor here. Congratulations, Dr. Young!

In Athens: PBSO Team Up With College Faculty and Staff for Custodian Holiday Gifts

The Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Student Organization (PBSO) is collaborating with the College of Pharmacy on the Athens campus to collect contributions for holiday gifts for our devoted custodial staff. Eight custodians service the two large buildings of the College (Pharmacy South and the Wilson Building) and frequently work other UGA buildings as well. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the custodial staff has taken extra measures to assure the health and safety of our buildings.  

If you would like to make a financial contribution for custodial gifts, please drop off cash or a check to Mickey Yongue (formerly Montevideo) in Wilson - Room 215 OR Ashley Townsend and Toni Phelabaum in in the Dean’s Suite. If you would prefer to pay via Venmo, please contact Mickey Yongue or 706-542-5303.  To contribute via the PBSO organization, please contact Liz Hughes, PBSO president. 

Thank you for recognizing this important group in the life of our College!

Grand Rounds: Use of Tenecteplase for Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Hui Lin will present next Wednesday's (12/15/21) Grand Rounds at 12:10pm: "Use of Tenecteplase for Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke."

Objectives:

  • Describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and current standard of care for acute ischemic stroke.
  • Compared the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of tenecteplase and alteplase.
  • Evaluate available literature and assess utility of tenecteplase in current clinical practice.

Grand Rounds take place in the following rooms:

  • Albany — ES Conference room
  • Athens — RC 362
  • Augusta — 135
  • Savannah — HL2101

Or join virtually here! (Meeting ID: 953 4712 0449/ Passcode: 754824)

The PharmDawg Holiday Catalog
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COLT - COVID-19 Information

Pop-up COVID-19 Testing Ahead of Holiday Break

The UGA College of Public Health, in partnership with the UHC, will offer pop-up COVID-19 testing at the Tate Center ahead of Winter Break. Walk-up testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 20. No appointments are necessary for these services.

Preliminary Injunction of Federal Contractor Requirements

The injunction impacts the University community in a number of ways. As has been previously communicated, the federal vaccine mandate required the University of Georgia to identify covered contractor employees and notify them of the requirement under the federal mandate that they receive their final dose of vaccination by January 4, 2022. The federal mandate also required that the University of Georgia identify all covered contractor workplaces and take steps to enforce mask-wearing and physical distancing requirements in those workplaces.

As a result of the injunction, these requirements are currently suspended until further notice. Read More

  • If you have received a notification that you are a covered contractor employee, you do not need to take any further action to comply with the federal vaccination mandate or the notification that you received.
  • If you have not received a notification that you are a covered contractor employee, you do not need to take any action.

We continue to strongly encourage all members of the University community to get vaccinated, and we encourage everyone—whether vaccinated or not—to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities.

Research, Accolades, & Media

Dean Smith Presents National Awards

This past November, Dean Kelly Smith presented ASHP Foundation 2021 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards. Listen to these award ceremonies here

UGA Presents 2021 First Awards

The inaugural UGA First Awards were given out in November honoring first-generation college attendees for their contributions and achievements. Those selected include: an undergraduate student, a graduate, a professional student,  a faculty member, and a staff member. We are proud to announce that a member of our college, Tierra Jackson, was chosen as the "Professional Student" to win this award.

As a first-generation college student, her mission is to reinvest in her community  and the next generation of learners to ensure everyone has equitable guidance  and resources to succeed. On being selected for the award, she said, "Being an inaugural recipient of this award is truly humbling. It motivates me to continue exploring ways to make a difference."

Dr. Young Publishes New Book

Dr. Henry Young, Clinical Professor and CAP Department Head is the co-author of a new book just released, Fast Facts: Medication Adherence – A practical approach to optimizing medication use, published by Karger. According to the book details, “Helping your patients to use their medications safely and appropriately is a critical aspect of clinical practice, but it can be challenging. The published literature on the topic of adherence is vast, and constantly growing and evolving. It is not feasible, nor necessarily helpful, to comprehensively summarize all the available evidence. Instead, this book aims to provide all health professionals with a succinct and handy resource on medication adherence. Importantly, the book focuses on practical information that can inform, and be applied in, day-to-day clinical practice.

Students

Addressing Health Disparities to Promote Health Equity

GSHP is hosting a FREE live webinar on December 15, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm to discuss addressing health disparities to promote health equity. This event will:

  • Define health disparities and social determinants of health (SDOH).
  • Identify health disparities using both local and national data.
  • Recognize the relationship between SDOH and health outcomes.
  • Identify strategies for pharmacists to promote health equity.

The speakers for this event are: 

This is a member service of GSHP.  There is no charge for members to attend.  Non-members will be charged $20 for CE processing. Please register in advance. Click here to register. 

Save the Dates for Upcoming Ceremonies

Student Fundraising News

Don't miss out on the latest student fundraisers! Check out all the newest UGA Pharmacy merchandise for sale in this week's DSAC Fundraising Weekly.

Faculty & Staff

Today! Flannel & Frost Celebration

Faculty Commencement Message

Many faculty members participate regularly in our Commencement ceremonies to join our graduates in celebrating this momentous time in their lives. Due to pandemic precautions, the Fall Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on December 17 at 10:00 AM in Sanford Stadium will not have a formal processional. However, faculty are welcome, if they choose, to attend Commencement and sit in the general guest seating areas.

At the afternoon Graduate Commencement ceremony at 2:30 PM in Sanford Stadium, some faculty may be invited by their doctoral students to participate in hooding; that invitation will be extended by individual students at their discretion. There will be no formal processional. Again, all faculty members are welcome to attend Commencement and sit in the general guest seating areas.

Verify/Update Information in OneUSG Connect

Each year it is important for a variety of reasons to verify your information in OneUSG Connect. This includes information for your Addresses (home), Contact Details (preferred phone numbers), Emergency Contacts and electronic W-2 Consent. In addition, Disability and Veteran Status self-identifications are requested by the Equal Opportunity Office (EOO) for compliance purposes and will NOT be used for any other purposes.

The good news is that this process is quick and easy. Taking a few minutes today can help avoid issues in the future. Here’s the process:

  1. Log into OneUSG Connect (click here to log in).
  2. Verify and update your Personal Information if needed.
  3. Consider Signing Up for an Electronic W-2 (if haven't already).
  4. Add/Update W-4 and G-4 Tax Information.

Seeking Faculty Members for PharmD Admissions Interviews

The Office of Student Affairs is seeking faculty members to participate in PharmD Admissions Interviews in the Spring semester.  We will be hosting both in-person admissions interviews, as well as a limited number of Virtual Interview days.  All faculty members are invited to participate!  If you are interested in participating in the interview process, please reach out to Dr. Danielle Vitale, Director of Admissions and Career Development, at daniv@uga.edu.  Thank you in advance for your support and assistance with our interview process.

Position Postings

Current job openings within the College of Pharmacy are listed below. Click the job title for more information.

Department Head of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci

Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
F1044P
Pharmacy-Clin & Admin Pharmacy
Faculty

Clinical Assistant Professor
F1093P
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
Faculty

Assistant Professor
F1068P
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
Faculty

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
F1071P
Pharmacy-Clin & Admin Pharmacy
Faculty

Research Technician
S05461P
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
Staff

DATA MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST II
S07069P
Pharmacy-Clin & Admin Pharmacy
Staff

Client Support Services Professional II
S06958P
Pharmacy-Inst Design & Tech
Staff

Postdoctoral Research Associate
G/R12664P
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
Grad/Research/Student/Temp

Standardized Patient
G/R14499P
Pharmacy-Experiential Programs
Grad/Research/Student/Temp

Post-Doctoral Associate
G/R15123P
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
Grad/Research/Student/Temp

Calendar

For a full list of student events, view the DSAC Calendar.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8
Flannel & Frost
4pm to 5:30pm | Georgia Center - Magnolia Ballroom
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15
Grand Rounds: Hui Lin
12:10pm | Albany — ES Conference room; Athens — RC 362; Augusta — 135; Savannah — HL2101; Zoom (Meeting ID: 953 4712 0449/ Passcode: 754824)
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