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Dr. Deidre Gifford speaks to the PharmD. Class of 2022 from the stage in the Jorgenson Center, Storrs

Commissioner Deidre Gifford Commencement Address to the Pharm.D. Class of 2022

Deidre S. Gifford, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Department of Social Services, Senior Advisor to the Governor for Health and Human Services, State of Connecticut gave the Commencement address to the UConn School of Pharmacy's Pharm.D. class of 2022. Her speech is reprinted here.

José Manautou

José Manautou appointed Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Chair in Mechanistic Toxicology

Department head of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, José Manautou, has been appointed as the School of Pharmacy’s new Boehringer-Ingelheim Endowed Chair in Mechanistic Toxicology.

Christina Polomoff Running for ASCP Director-at-Large

Christina Polomoff, Pharm.D., a Population Health Clinical Pharmacist at Hartford HealthCare Integrated Care Partners, and an Assistant Clinical Professor at UConn School of Pharmacy is running for Director-at-Large for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Board of Directors. The election runs now through April 20.

Sean Jeffery Announces Candidacy For APhA President Elect

Sean Jeffery, Pharm.D. (’95 BS), Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at UConn’s School of Pharmacy, has announced his candidacy for President Elect of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

UConn School of Pharmacy Exterior view

New School of Pharmacy Faculty Member Hunmin Jung

Hunmin Jung, Ph.D., has joined the School of Pharmacy as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Graduate students Wahane and Kasina Receive ’21 NIPTE Research Prizes

Congratulations to our graduate students Aniket Wahane and Vishal Kasina who received first and second place prizes in the research poster presentation at the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology & Education (NIPTE) 2021 Conference.

What you need to know about Pfizer’s anti COVID-19 drug Paxlovid

Paxlovid can interact with close to 50% of commonly prescribed drugs. Looking carefully at the medications a patient is already taking, and thoughtfully reducing dosages, can help avoid bad reactions.

A small pile of a variety of vitamin and mineral supplements

Pharmacy Students Video Series Opens Eyes on Dietary Supplement Industry

In this series, "...People will see why being labeled natural does not automatically mean safe and might not even mean it is natural. There are things people that consumers desperately need to understand and things that they can do to stay safe.” C. Michael White, Pharm.D.

Dr Aeschlimann provides witness testimony in DC

UConn Faculty Pharmacist Aeschlimann Joins DC Subcommittee Hearing on Coronavirus Misinformation

On Wednesday, November 17  Jeffrey Aeschlimann, Pharm.D., Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, and Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine, joined a Select Subcommittee hearing on the impact of Coronavirus misinformation on the nation’s public health in Washington D.C.  

L-R: ADHA President Maria Cholewinski, RDH; Philip Hritcko, Pharm.D., Dean, UConn School of Pharmacy; Jill M. Fitzgerald, Pharm.D., Director of Experiential Learning and Continuing Professional Development and Associate Clinical Professor, UConn School of Pharmacy; Marion Manski MS, Director & Associate Professor, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport

Jill Fitzgerald Awarded the ’21 Connecticut American Dental Hygienists Association Merit Award for Pandemic Role

Fitzgerald was instrumental in the development of the School of Pharmacy vaccinator training program for health care professionals in accordance with the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Commissioner’s letter authorizing COVID 19 vaccines. Dental hygienists were among the many health care providers Fitzgerald and her team trained.