January 19, 2022

News & Announcements

Cheer on the Lady Dawgs vs. the TN Vols with Dean Kelly Smith!

Join "Coach" Kelly Smith and the UGA College of Pharmacy for:

UGA Women’s Basketball vs. Tennessee

Sunday, January 23rd | 2pm | Stegeman Coliseum

Dean Kelly Smith '92, '93 is participating in the annual UGA Dean’s Challenge hosted by Georgia Women’s Basketball and Head Coach Joni Taylor. Her “challenge” is to have as many College of Pharmacy faculty, staff, students, alumni, family, and friends at the game as possible.

In order to access free game tickets, guests MUST sign in upon arrival at the Stegeman Coliseum Smith Street entrance. Along with complimentary tickets, attendees will receive free concession vouchers. To secure tickets for you and as many guests as you would like, register here!  Questions? Please contact Kim Hamby.

Preparing for Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, the CoP will celebrate faculty and staff who identify as African American, Black, and People of the African Diaspora. If this describes your culture, background, and ethnicity, and you would like to be included in this recognition, please provide:

  • A brief background of where your family originated
  • Something unique that you would like our community to know about you A photo from your childhood

Please send your reply to Vivia Hill-Silcott so that you may be added in our Black History Month feature in February.

William Robie III Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award to be Presented February 10

Nominations are being accepted for the 2022 William Robie III Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award, which will be presented at the second annual William T. Robie III Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lecture on Thursday, February 10 at 12:30 pm in one of the College’s large auditoriums. 

Nominees will have led efforts and advanced conversations about making their communities more inclusive as it pertains to diversity and equity, and may be alumni, donors, faculty, staff, students, and/or friends of the College. Nominations may be submitted at this link.  The deadline is January 25.

Read more.

Dr. Young Honored as Recipient of 2022 UGA President's Fulfilling the Dream Award

We are proud to recognize Dr. Henry Young as a recipient of the prestigious 2022 University of Georgia President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award. 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.

Pictured is Dr. Young with his family, at a reception in his honor held by the College this past Friday.

Read more about Dr. Young’s honor here. View this year’s MLK Freedom Breakfast here.

COLT - COVID-19 Information

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from

Here’s what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

COVID-19 Testing

Surveillance testing remains an important step in our defense against infection.  These tests are free to faculty, staff and students. Click here to schedule an appointment. Walk-ups are also welcome. Over the next three weeks, testing will be expanded through pop-up locations at the Tate Student Center offered by the College of Public Health on January 20, 25 and 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Report Positive Tests in DawgCheck

Remember that any faculty, staff or student who tests positive for COVID is required to report that positive test through DawgCheck and to follow the advice provided.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

We understand the tremendous strain that the COVID pandemic continues to present for members of our campus community. We want to remind you that there are several support systems and tools available to you through various resources offered by the University System of Georgia and UGA.

Faculty and Staff have access to several benefits programs that can be accessed through OneUSGConnect (e.g., Kepro EAP counseling, Virgin Pulse Well-being, Accolade care management, Live Health Online, etc.).

Students also have access to a number of mental health resources through the UGA Dean of Students Office and the University Health Center (e.g., Student Care and Outreach, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, UGA Wellness Hub, etc.).  In addition, CoP students can find resources on pages of 3-4 in the Spring 22 Addendum

Research, Accolades, & Media

Dr. Christy Forehand, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM Appointed to National BPS Specialty Council on Critical Care Pharmacy

Christy Forehand, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM is a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. She is also the Program Director for the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency and holds an adjunct appointment at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 and PGY2 critical care residency at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Health (now AU Medical Center) in Augusta, Georgia. Her clinical research interests include infectious diseases, critical care pharmacy practice advancement, medication safety, electrolyte disorders, continuous renal replacement therapies, and post-graduate pharmacy residency training.

Congratulations, Dr. Forehand, on this amazing accomplishment! 


NCPA & APhA Hosting Dr. Jonathan Marquess

Join NCPA and APhA on Thursday, January 20th for our first org hour speaker of the year! We will be hosting Dr. Jonathan Marquess. He was recently elected as the GPhA Vice President of the Academy of Independent pharmacy, and owns multiple pharmacies across Georgia. We will also be going over all of our events for the semester and will have food for all members, so be sure to drop by!

Location: Athens PS 201, Augusta Classroom 135, Albany Classroom 5, Savannah HL2101

Career Development Office Hours

The Office of Student Affairs will host weekly Career Development Office Hours this Spring, Fridays from 2-4PM on Zoom. Pop on if you have quick questions about your resume, CV, cover letter, or other career-related concerns. Join the Zoom here! If you have questions, reach out to Dr. Danielle Vitale.

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

Motor Vehicle Use Program

A new electronic Motor Vehicle Use Program Driver Acknowledgement form has been added to the Insurance & Claims Management website and the Motor Vehicle Use policy. This form is also embedded directly in the PEP training moving forward. This will make the process more efficient and will allow units to view who has submitted forms.

Opportunities and Resources from the CTL

From the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning:
  1. We are accepting applications for the 2022 Active Learning Summer Institute through January 31. Active learning has been selected as the focus of the quality enhancement plan that is currently in development as part of UGA’s reaffirmation of accreditation. Click here for the full call for applications for the 2022 Active Learning Summer Institute.
  2. We are very excited about this semester’s CTL National Invited Speaker. Peter Felten (Assistant Provost, Elon) will provide a virtual keynote on Relationship Rich Education to UGA on February 1st from 9:30-10:45am. The quality of student-faculty, student-staff, and student-student interactions are a powerful means to inspire all students to learn, and have direct bearing on our own engagement and motivation. Click here to register for the keynote, and hear more about the “secret sauce” of these relationships.
  3. The CTL is offering Mid-Semester Formative Evaluations once again this semester. These are a great way to find out about your students’ experience in your course while you still have time to make adjustments. They are best conducted before the midpoint of the semester. Follow this link to request a Mid-Semester Formative Evaluation.
  4. eLC is updated on the fourth Thursday of every month. These changes can range from small fixes to major feature changes. We have created webpage to summarize recent and upcoming changes to eLC, along with links to help materials for new features. Click here to visit the eLC Update Information webpage.

Spring 2022 Professional Development Programs for Leaders

The Office of Faculty Affairs offers professional development opportunities for academic leaders. This email provides a chronological listing of offerings this spring. Note that New Department Head Training sessions are open to all academic leaders. For more information and registration links, please click on program titles below.

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

Administrative Associate II
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci

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

Assistant Professor
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci

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

Data Management Specialist II
Pharmacy-Clin & Admin Pharmacy

Post-Doctoral Associate
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci

Standardized Patient
Pharmacy-Experiential Programs

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci


For a full list of student events, view the DSAC Calendar.
NCPA & APhA Meeting
12:30pm to 1:20pm | featuring Dr. Jonathan Marquess
Athens PS 201, Augusta Classroom 135, Albany Classroom 5, Savannah HL2101
Career Development Office Hours 
2pm to 4pm | Join via Zoom | Contact: Dr. Danielle Vitale
UGA Women’s Basketball vs. Tennessee
2pm | Stegeman Coliseum | Register here!
Contact: Kim Hamby
Faculty Performance Evaluations and Mentoring
11:30am to 1:00pm | Join via Zoom
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