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Lebanese pharmacy students finish clinical rotations at UNMC

The dean of the Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy is UNMC alumnus Naser Alsharif, PharmD, PhD.

Jul 16, 2024

Pharmacy students from Lebanese American University recently completed clinical rotations at UNMC through a partnership with the UNMC College of Pharmacy. From left, Blanchard Halak, Amanie Horkoss, Nagham Badr, Lea Abdallah, Maria Merhej, Mourad Mourad, Nadine Haidar, Maria Chrabieh, Malkon George Malkon and Jad Nehme.

Physician assistant alumnus promoted to general

Brig. Gen. Bill Soliz, commanding general of Medical Readiness Command, Pacific, received his MPAS degree from UNMC.

Jul 15, 2024

Brig. Gen. Bill Soliz, a UNMC College of Allied Health Professions alumnus,  became the first active-duty physician assistant to become a general in the U.S. Army. At a ceremony on May 11, his daughters, Army Staff Sgt. Jaline Soliz (left) and Air Force Staff Sgt. Nalani Soliz, pinned on his star. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense and Defense Visual Information Distribution Service. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

UNMC study shows importance of diet for lung health

The research published in the Journal of the COPD Foundation shows a plant-based diet was inversely associated with emphysema.

Jul 10, 2024

Mariah Jackson, PhD, and Corri Hanson, PhD

Regents approve new UNMC pharmacy bachelor’s degree

Pending final approval from Nebraska’s coordinating commission, the program is expected to enroll an inaugural class for fall 2025.

Jun 21, 2024

Dele Davies, MD, UNMC senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Keith Olsen, PharmD, Joseph D. Williams Endowed Dean, UNMC College of Pharmacy

Regents approve new bachelor’s degree at UNMC to build pharmacy workforce

Pending final approval from Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, an inaugural class of 10 new students is expected to enroll for Fall 2025.

Jun 20, 2024

From left, Dele Davies, MD, UNMC senior vice chancellor for academic affairs; Keith Olsen, PharmD, Joseph D. Williams Endowed Dean, UNMC College of Pharmacy

Joann Sweasy, PhD, honored by Penn radiation oncology

Dr. Sweasy, director of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, was an award recipient and lecturer through Penn Medicine Radiation Oncology.

Jun 12, 2024

Joann Sweasy, PhD

PharmD graduate Hoff receives award named for college’s ‘soul’

Karen Hoff, now a PharmD, was presented the inaugural Edward B. (Ted) Roche, PhD, “Soul of the College of Pharmacy” Scholar Award.

May 17, 2024

Karen Hoff, PharmD, recipient of the inaugural Edward B. (Ted) Roche, PhD, “Soul of the College of Pharmacy” Scholar Award, with Victoria Roche, PhD

Jacob Dering honored as pharmacy’s distinguished alumnus

The 1960 graduate inspired two generations after him to go into the profession and attend the UNMC College of Pharmacy.

May 14, 2024

From left, Greg Schardt, PharmD, president of the UNMC Alumni Association College of Pharmacy alumni council, Jolyn Merry, PharmD, incoming alumni council president, Dr. Merry's grandfather, Jacob Dering, and Keith Olsen, PharmD, Joseph D. Williams Endowed Dean of the UNMC College of Pharmacy. Dering, UNMC College of Pharmacy class of 1960, was named the college's Distinguished Alumnus of the year and received the award from his granddaughter, a fellow alumnus. Dering also is the father of alumnus and faculty member Ally Dering-Anderson, PharmD.

Pharmacy grad mixes coaching with academic, clinical duties

Lindsey Tjards will graduate with her PharmD degree from the UNMC College of Pharmacy, having kept up soccer coaching at Elkhorn South.

May 3, 2024

Lindsey Tjards at the UNMC College of Pharmacy convocation held Friday, May 3 at the Holland Performing Arts Center

Three to be honored at UNMC Omaha commencement ceremony May 4

Barry Gold, PhD, to receive honorary degree; Kent Lacey, MD, and Michael Sitorius, MD to receive J.G. Elliott Awards.

Apr 30, 2024

Barry Gold, PhD, Kent Lacey, MD, and Michael Sitorius, MD
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