Our top 9 stories from 2020

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December 28, 2020

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Pharmacy Buckeyes gave us a lot to write about this year, from adapting pharmacy practice and education during the pandemic to winning awards and charting their own career paths.

Here are our nine most-read stories of 2020.

 

OHIO STATE REMAINS A TOP-RANKED PROGRAM BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

The Ohio State College of Pharmacy ranked first in the state and seventh in the nation among all schools of pharmacy according to U.S. News & World Report. This latest ranking, which was released in March, continues the college’s more than a decade-long trend as a top 10 ranked program.

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PHD CANDIDATE RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL FELLOWSHIP FROM UNIVERSITY

Graduate student Ermias Mekuria Addo was awarded a Presidential Fellowship by The Ohio State University Graduate School for autumn 2020. The Presidential Fellowship is the most competitive and prestigious scholarly recognition provided by the Graduate School. It recognizes outstanding scholarship and research ability and provides recipients the opportunity to devote full-time effort to their dissertation research.

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PHARMACISTS PROVIDE CARE DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Pharmacists and student pharmacists are on the frontlines responding to the coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) pandemic. As cases grow exponentially in the United States and around the world, citizens continue to converge on their community pharmacies for supplies and medications. As other businesses have been mandated to close their doors, pharmacies remain open—with caring pharmacists, students and staff ready to help.

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DEBRA GOFF APPOINTED TO WHO ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP, associate professor of pharmacy practice, was selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be one of 25 global experts who will help health care professionals and government leaders in low- and middle-income countries implement antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) plans based on a toolkit WHO published in October 2019.

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CHARTING A NEW PATH: FROM PHARMD TO PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

Alumna Sheila Thomas-Jackson, PharmD ’00, has created an incredibly successful and rewarding career for herself by utilizing resources available to her – and continuing to bring others along with her.

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A DUAL DEGREE AND A FUTURE FULL OF POSSIBILITIES

Some students map out their higher education experience and stick to a track that leads them straight to a predetermined career. Jason Anderson’s path was a little different – a mix of soul-searching and serendipity that would lead him toward an unconventional degree and the freedom to pursue an unconventional career.

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IPCAL TEAM RECEIVES 2020 AACP INNOVATION IN TEACHING AWARD

The College of Pharmacy Integrated Patient Care Lab (IPCaL) team recently received the 2020 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Innovation in Teaching Award for their series, “Patient Voices: Practicing with Intent.”

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION TEAM SHOWS EXTRAORDINARY COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT STUDENTS DURING TIME OF UNCERTAINTY

As the COVID-19 pandemic has upturned daily life for people throughout the country and across the globe, students, faculty and staff at academic institutions had to make major adjustments to how they learn, teach and work. Fortunately for professional students in the College of Pharmacy (COP), members of the Experiential Education team have worked tirelessly to provide additional assistance and peace of mind to students in the home stretch of their academic tenure.

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UNDERGRADS IN THE LAB: FINDING NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN RESEARCH

Ross Bockbrader spent some of his early undergraduate years in a chemistry lab before he approached Dr. Fuchs, whose research with natural products and drug discovery he found inspiring. He set up a meeting and joined Dr. Fuchs’ research team. Bockbrader wasn’t the only undergraduate student in Dr. Fuchs’ lab. Galina Rozenberg spent her first year as a BSPS student learning about different careers that the program might set her up for, and realized that her interest in research was the way to go.

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