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October 16, 2020
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Dr. Sattler Wins UGA FACS Early Career Research Award

Dr. Lilian Sattler, Assistant Professor with dual appointment in the CoP Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy and the FACS Department of Food and Nutrition, is this year's winner of the Early Career Research Award of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA. As a pioneer in the fields of nutrition, pharmacotherapy, and cardiovascular health, she has broken new ground in developing clinical interventions intended to improve the lives of heart failure patients. A virtual awards ceremony was held last week and the program can be viewed here (she is featured on page 17). Well deserved - congratulations, Dr. Sattler!

Dr. Richards Re-Appointed to Board of Pharmacy Specialties

Dr. Hal E. Richards, Clinical Assistant Professor, was re-appointed to a second term on the  Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), beginning January 1, 2021. Dr. Richards recently finished service as Chair of the BPS Critical Care Specialty Council where he was also an initial Council member.

Dr. Richards has served as a member of the BPS Board of Directors for the past three years and now enters his second term. Previously he had served as a member of the BPS Nominations Committee, Awards Committee and is the 2020 Chair of the BPS Finance Committee. He was a member of the BPS Nutrition Support Specialty Council and was a member of the first BPS Critical Care Specialty Council.

Dr. Cummings Begins Clinical Study with University of Iowa

Dr. Brian Cummings, PBS Professor and Department Head, started a clinical study with the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center in the College of Medicine at the University of Iowa.
This project will collect blood sample from patients enrolling in prostate cancer treatment with taxanes to determine how taxane treatment alters their blood lipids. They will be studied to determine if the taxanes are working or if the patients are developing resistance to these drugs. This pilot study involves 30 patients, and will be conducted over time to determine how the patients’ blood lipids change in response to therapy and if these changes can predict outcomes. If successful, this work may provide health care providers with a valuable new tool to identify biomarkers of drug resistance.

Dr. Brown to Present at Conference and Course in November

Dr. Tim Brown, Director of Interprofessional Education, will be co presenting at the AAFP Neurology Conference with a physician on a case entitled: “Kicking the H out of Heroin: Matthew’s Story” on November 4, 2020. He also has three presentations for the Family Medicine Review Course in November: Insomnia Management, Dangers and Pitfalls of OTC Medications, and Pharmacotherapy Advances in 2020. These will take place November 12 and 132020.

UGA Pharmacy Racism Virtual Town Hall Next Week

In a Time of Racial Injustice, We Are All in This Together” will take place next Thursday, October 22.  Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott, the College’s Director of Diversity Programs and Academic Supportwill serve as moderator of this virtual event, and panel members will include Dr. Andre Mackey '88, Pharmacist at CVS and Past President of the CoP Alumni Board; Dr. Juan Meng, Associate Professor of Public Relations at UGA and Founder of the UGA Choose China and Cooperative Education Programs; and Dr. Christy Norman '06, Vice President of Pharmacy Services at Emory Healthcare and President-Elect of GSHP. Zoom link will be emailed to the CoP community closer to the event. For questions, contact Dr. Hill-Silcott.

Happy Boss's Day!

Happy Boss's Day to the PharmDawgs who provide leadership, direction, and guidance at our College!

Sign Up for Surveillance Testing

Be Georgia Strong. Dawg Strong. PharmDawg Strong... and help UGA flatten the curve! It’s important that we continue to monitor asymptomatic spread through surveillance testing. There are 500 time slots a day, and we need participation from as many of you as possible. 
If you haven’t had a positive test result in the past 90 days, you can get retested about every three weeks, so be sure to sign up to test again if it has been awhile. 
Visit DawgCheck to schedule an appointment for asymptomatic testing at Legion Field. With our increased capacity, we are often able to accommodate same day appointments. In cases where there is same-day availability, Legion Field staff will accept walk-up appointments. Individuals will need to register onsite, but the likelihood is that they will be accommodated.  In addition to the Legion testing, pop-up testing will be available next Tuesday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Georgia Center, Mahler Hall at the #flUGA Mobile Clinic.
Sign up via DawgCheck. #PharmDawgStrong


Go paperless: Sign up to get your W-2 tax form electronically!
Tax time will be here soon! If you have not signed up for an electronic copy of your W-2 form, this is the perfect time. Benefits of receiving your W-2 electronically include being:
  • Safer. Reduces the risk of identity theft, as W-2 forms include SSN and other info.
  • Faster. Electronic W-2 forms are available before mailed forms.
  • Greener. Saves paper, an envelope and fuel by receiving your W-2 online.
  • Cost-conscious. Saves state and institutional funds on printing and postage. 
It just takes a few clicks! Log into OneUSG Connect. Under Employee Self Service, click on the Taxes tile and the W-2/W-2c Consent button. A guide with screenshots is also available here. If you have already provided electronic consent, no action is needed. Electronic W-2 consent remains active from year to year unless you take action to withdraw.
If you have questions about your W-2, please contact

UGA Network Maintenance to Take Place October 24
EITS will conduct routine network maintenance that will result in periodic, intermittent outages of campus Internet access and campus information systems on Saturday, October 24, beginning at 6:00am and ending at 11:59pm. The outages associated with the maintenance will be unpredictable, so the UGA community should assume that network services will be unavailable during the entire day. 
Details and progress reports will be posted at and on the EITS Twitter feed at @uga_eits.   

Promotion & Tenure Workshop

The College of Pharmacy is offering a Promotion & Tenure Workshop in conjunction with the University P&T workshop on October 20. Faculty attendance at one of both is encouraged. Register for the 9-11am University workshop via PEP and join the 11am-12pm College workshop via Zoom.

Birthday Celebration Opt Out
You may have noticed that we've been celebrating our fellow PharmDawgs' birthdays each month in the Script. If you would like to opt out of having your birthday featured in this, please click here.

Emergency Funding Available for Students

The Molly and Max Blank Scholarship Application Cycle is now open for submissions.

Eligibility and Instructions:

  • This scholarship will serve to help alleviate the financial burdens that may impede students from entering or completing their studies at the UGA College of Pharmacy.
  • All UGA College of Pharmacy students (undergraduate, graduate and PharmD) with financial need are eligible to apply.
  • Incoming PharmD students (entering in fall 2021) who have submitted their seat deposits are also eligible to apply.
  • The College of Pharmacy intends to award approximately twelve (12) scholarships (amount ranging from $2,000-$5,000), totaling $30,000.
  • Previous recipients are eligible to reapply.
  • Please apply here. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 30th.
Pharmtoberfest Week

APhA-ASP is excited to announce that Pharmtoberfest Week will officially be held next week, October 19-23! Pharmtoberfest is a college-wide event that engages students, faculty, and the community in honor of American Pharmacists Month. Sponsored by Kroger, Pharmtoberfest Week will highlight the theme for this year– “American Pharmacists Month- What can your pharmacist do for you?

Due to the pandemic guidelines, Pharmtoberfest will look different than it traditionally has in the past, but the key components will still be highlighted. In the form of a hybrid model, Pharmtoberfest will engage the University and the community with patient education information via trifolds, videos, and virtual games created by College of Pharmacy organizations, point of care testing for blood pressure and blood glucose, and a flu clinic at the College of Pharmacy. Details to come!

Next Week
For a full list of student events, view the DSAC Calendar.
MONDAY 10/19
Meditation Mondays with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 2:30-3pm & 4:30-5pm, Zoom
Tutoring for: P1 PHRM 3310 & 3600 | 5:30-6:30 pm
Career Development Drop-In Hours with Dr. Vitale | 1:30-3pm, Zoom
PBS Seminar Series: Dr. Wes Van Voorhis, University of Washington | 9-10am, Zoom
Grand Rounds: PGY1: Victoria Urban | 12:10-1:10pm
Schedule Management Drop-In Hours with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 2-4pm, Zoom
Free P1 & P2 Tutoring | 5:30-8pm
Free P1 & P2 Tutoring | 5:30-8pm
Virtual Town Hall: "In a Time of Racial Injustice, We Are All in This Together" | 6-7:30pm