Congratulations to Dr. Beth Phillips, who was named Associate Editor of the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (JACCP). The new journal will serve as a forum for discussions of clinical pharmacy practice research, education, and training. 

UGA's Columns features Dr. Trisha Branan, was one of the winners of UGA's Creative Teaching Awards,(Spring 2017), for her work using interacitve learning to engage pharmacy students. Click here to read the article. 

Watch Senator Johnny Isakson's introduction to the 8th Annual STaR conference, Public and Private Partnerships, which was held in Augusta, GA, Sept. 21-22. 2017. Click here for more information on keynote speakers, awards, and sponsors of the event.

UGA's Focus on Faculty  features CAP's own, Dr. Brain Segraves! Congratulations!

ACCP Awards Dinner

ACCP Annual Meeting UGA Dinner, with Faculty, Resident
and Student to cerebrate these winners: 

Best Poster Award- Rebecca Stone
Fellows Keynote Address- Susan Fagan
MeRIT Posters- Sharmon Osae & Anthony Hawkins
PRN Chairs- Rebecca Stone, Henry Young, and Dianne May
PRN Secretary/Tresurer Stehpanie Phan
Poster and Oral Presentations-Chris Bland
Am Care PRN Residency Committee Member- Elizabeth Price

Dr. Brian Seagraves receiving $12,775 grant from Jackson EMC.
The Hepatitis C Clinic at the Athens Nurses Clinic recently received a $12,775 grant from Jackson EMC. Founded by Dr. Brian Seagraves, a CoP academic professional and a board member of the Nurse’s Clinic, the Hepatitis C program provides medical assistance to low income individuals in the Athens area who are infected with this disease, which attacks the liver. 

Drs. Christina DeRemer and Dianne May received the 2017 Chairs of the Year Award at the GSHP Meeting for their work with the organization's Education Committee
Congratulations to Christina DeRemer (L) and Dianne May (far RT) for receiving the 2017 Chairs of the Year Award at the GSHP Meeting for their work with the organization's Education Committee! 

Arica Barfield and Dr. Brad Phillips
Congratulations to Arica Barfield, who was named 2016 College of Pharmacy Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Erica Merritt, Pharm.D., BCPS, for being named 2017 Preceptor of the Year by the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Merritt is the Director of the PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program at St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital, Savannah, GA.

Congratulations for Sharmon P. Osae, Pharm.D., BCACP, was selected to attend the 2017 ACCP Research Institute Mentored Research Investigator Training (MeRIT) Program, June 26-30, 2017, at the University of Michigan. Dr. Osam is a Clinical Assistant Professor on the Southwest Georgia Clinical Campus in Albany, GA.

Wael Eldahsan, Graduate student won the “Best research poster award” in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics at the Augusta University Graduate Research Day. The title of his presentation was “Angiotensin Type 2 Receptor Stimulation With Compound 21 Improves Stroke Outcome in Female Rats.”

Matt Perri
Dr. Matthew Perri's research is the topic of a news release just out from UGA. A CAP professor of clinical and administrative pharmacy, Dr. Perri researches the impact of advertising prescription drugs directly to consumers. His latest study, conducted with two former graduate students and UGA alumni Nilesh Bhutada and Brent Rollins, was recently published in the journal Health Communication and examines consumer perceptions toward the use of animated spokes-characters, such as cartoons. For the complete story, see http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/people-are-more-effective-than-cartoons/

Ewan Cobran
Dr. Ewan Cobran, CAP assistant professor, has been named a 2017-19 UGA Lilly Teaching Fellow, awarded by the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning. Considered the “jewel in the crown” of junior faculty development and engagement on campus, the fellowship is awarded based on a passion for teaching and an eagerness to enrich the faculty experience. Dr. Cobran’s research interests are in the areas of health services research, comparative effectiveness, health disparities, cancer screening, prevention, outcomes, fatalism, survivorship, community-based participatory research, patterns of care, nativity and large data analysis. For more information about the Lilly Teaching Fellowship, see Lilly.

In addition, Dr. Cobran has been selected to attend the National Cancer Institute’s Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention program. His area of focus will be “The Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control,” from July 10-August 4 in Rockville, Maryland. This is a highlight competitive program, and we congratulate Dr. Cobran on this honor.

Congratulations to Dr. Trisha Branan, who recieved UGA's 2017 Creative Teaching Award!

Dr. Brad Phillips was quoted in Columns, regarding the One Year Anniversiary of UGA's Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU).  CTRU will host an open house on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, from 3-5 PM, on UGA's Health Science Campus

Dr. Merrill Norton wins an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences'! Read UGA Columns story

Elisabeth "Lilian" Sattler, featured in UGA's Focus On Faculty. Dr. Sattler is helping students, and the patients they will treat, by focusing on the relationship between nutrition and disease management. 

Congratulations to Drs. Sharmon Osae and Beth Phillips, who have obtained BPS Board Certification in Ambulatory Care. This certification recognizes expertise and knowledge in their area of subspecialty.

Welcome to Drs. Rebecca Stone and Sharmon P. Osae, who are new CAP faculty members. We are very excited for them to join us. Read more here

Dr. Trisha Branan recieved GSHP's 2016 Volunteer Award

Dr. Anthony Hawkins
recieved GSHP's 2016 Outstanding Young Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award

Dr. Beth Phillips named Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists - COP Spotlight

Dr. Henry N. Young featured in Columns for his work with rural communities health.  

Dr, Brain Seagraves was awarded the 2016 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award on March 29, 2016. To watch his inspiring Recipient Video  click here

Student Awards & Honors

Abdulrahman Alwhaibi, 3rd Year PhD Student in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics, was awarded the UGA Graduate School Travel Award for his upcoming 1st author presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in Orlando, FL, in December 2017.

Sandeep Artham, 4th Year PhD Student in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics, was awarded the UGA Graduate School Travel Award for his upcoming 1st author presentation at the Angiogenesis Gordon Research Conference, August 6-11, 2017, at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. 

Resident Graduate Students Receive Certificates

The College of Pharmacy held its Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Pharmacy for the Class of 2017 in early June at the Augusta Marriott. Graduate students completing their residency training received their certificates in Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy’s Graduate Certificate Residency PGY-1 and PGY-2 Programs. Dr. Milap Nahata, from the College of Medicine at Ohio State University, gave the commencement address. Congratulations to our graduate students!

Congratulations to Sandeep Artham, who won first prize at the VA Research Day in Augusta, GA

Congratulations to Heba Ahmed, Arwa Fairaq, and Surbhi Shah for obtaining their PhD's on May 5, 2017! Heba and Arwa graduated from the Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics program, located in Augusta, GA. Surbhi graduated from the Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes, and Policy program, located in Athens, GA.  

Arwa Fairaq
, CET Ph.D. Candidate is featured in UGA's Graduate Spotlight!

Congratulations to Sally Elshaer, who successfully defended her disseration on November 28, 2016! Dr. Elshaer will graduate with her Ph.D. on December 16, 2016. Dissertation title "Modulating Neurotrophin Receptor; P75 Exerts Vascular Protection In Ischemic Retinopathy"

Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) certification recognizes excellence in knowledge and practice at the national level.  We are pleased to announce that three of our PGY-2 residents achieved new BPS board certifications.   Drs. Kirby Welston, Maggie Guinta, and Rachel Webb who took the graduate/resident  Clinical Applications (BOARD PGY-2) course became board certified in pharmacotherapy (BCPS).  Sitting for the BCPS exam is an option in the course.  Since inception of the course in 2010, all students have elected to take the BCPS exam and have achieved board certification. 

Surbhi Shah, PHSOP Graduate Assistant and Ph.D. Candidate, is featured in UGA's Graduate Spotlight

Yu Wang
, PHSOP Graduate Assistant, abstract won the PMRG Community Advocacy Advancement Student Poster competition and will be featured at the upcoming PMRG Institute meeting in Cherry Hill, NJ, October 24-26, 2016. This award also included funding for travel to the conference. Click to view poster

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