September 14, 2022

News & Announcements

GSHP Hosts Dr. Rowell Daniels at Alumni Speaker Event

GSHP welcomed PharmDawg Dr. Rowell Daniels '91, '93 as a speaker this past Thursday during their Org Hour. Dr. Daniels currently serves as the Chief Operating Office (COO) for the UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. GSHP was thrilled to host Dr. Daniels back on to campus! 

New PharmCast: Pharmacy School Tips with Chris Cassara and Noah Gurr

Welcome back, PharmDawgs! To kickstart this school year, the PharmCast crew is offering some successful tips about life in pharmacy school. In this episode, P3 Noah Gurr and P2 Chris Cassara shed some light on their experiences on how they manage life at the College of Pharmacy. Tune in!

Rho Chi Student Affairs Hosts Mentor and Mentee Training

As a part of their Mentorship Program, Rho Chi held a student affairs mentee training last Thursday, followed by a mentor training yesterday. In the meeting, they discussed topics such as positive listening, effective feedback, and important aspects of mentoring. Way to go, PharmDawgs!
Upcoming Flu Shot Clinics

Flu shots will be offered on Thursday, September 22 from 3-5 p.m. at the R.C. Wilson Lobby. Be sure to come by and bring your UGA ID and insurance information. If you can't make it, read below for other opportunities to get your shot on campus! 
Save the Date: Converge Rural Health Symposium 2022

Save the date for November 2nd and 3rd at 10 a.m. for the Converge Rural Health Symposium. This free, interactive, and virtual symposium will focus on rural health challenges and creating collaboration. There will be talks from rural health experts, round table discussions, panels, and more. 

All faculty and students are welcome to attend. Be sure to sign up here

Accolades, Media, & Publications

Dr. Ashley Hannings Interviewed on 11-Alive News

Shoutout to Dr. Ashley Hannings for being interviewed on 11-Alive News about the future of yearly COVID-19 vaccines in America. In the interview, Hannings expressed concern about the changing attitudes toward the virus and emphasized the importance of the vaccine. The story aired last Thursday, September 8.

Be sure to watch the clip here. Way to go, Dr. Hannings!
Yin Zhu Publishes Article about COPD, Potential Drug Target for Treatment

Yin Zhu, a CET Ph.D. student, recently published an article in The American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology entitled "Dysregulation of miR-103a Medicates Cigarette Smoking Induced Lipid-laden Macrophage Formation," which can be found here
"Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States," Zhu said. "Currently, the treatment of COPD relies on a stepwise algorithm of inhaler therapies without targeting systemic processes. Cigarette smoking is the primary risk factor for COPD, and studies have shown that COPD patients have altered lipid metabolism. Our findings identified a gene that maintains lipid homeostasis, which provides new insights into the development of COPD and suggests a novel potential drug target for treatment."

Zhu's article has also been further discussed in an editorial written by Layal Massara and Philippe Gosset, which can be read here

Way to go, Yin! We are PharmDawg Proud! 


Upcoming Workshops for Prospective Graduate Applicants

The Graduate School's Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives is hosting two workshops for prospective applicants in the coming weeks. 

Exploring Graduate Education

  • When: Tuesday, September 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. 
  • Where: Zoom (Register here)

Preparing Diverse Populations for Graduate Admissions

  • When: Tuesday, October 4 from 3-7:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Cindy Rooker Fireside Lounge (Register here)

Contact Narke Norton with questions. 
Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month Speaker

Upcoming Weekly Groups: Processing Grief and Managing Stress

Faculty & Staff

UGA Pharmacy Welcomes New Employee

Welcome, Beverly Minor, who joins us as an Office Lead for the International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences (IBRS) Program located in the Gwinnett Campus!

Minor has worked for the University System of Georgia (USG) for the past 10 years at UGA and GGC. In her new role, she is responsible for following students from admission to graduation, supporting online courses, maintaining the Student Information Database and student records, managing conferences and events, and and facilitating any other administrative needs to encourage the success of the IBRS program and its students. 

Minor can be reached at or 678-985-6809. 

Fall '22 Professional Development Programs for Faculty

The Office of Faculty Affairs is offering multiple professional development programs to enhance faculty success for the fall semester. Faculty can register for sessions through the Professional Education Portal (PEP)

Position Postings

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


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

Associate or Full Professor
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Pharmacy-Clin & Admin Pharmacy

Research Technician
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
Cai Lab

Research Technician
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
The Strauch lab

Post-Doctoral Associate
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
The Huet laboratory 

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
The Strauch lab



For a full list of student events, view the DSAC Calendar.
Career Development Office Hours
2-4pm | Virtual
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