Cincinnati Pharmacy Newsletter
Welcome to the Spring 2022 edition of Cincinnati Pharmacy!
Happy spring! As the world starts to open again from the pandemic while struggling to make sense of some of our global issues, I am consistently encouraged by the achievements of our Pharmacy family to improve the lives of people around the globe.
During the many months of remote learning and transition back to meeting in person, our college of pharmacy flexibility was second to none with our safe return and our positive attitude.
As our Winkle pharmacy students continue to make important impacts in community outreach, our college again received the maximum allowable accreditation from the Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This eight-year accreditation punctuates the passion of our Doctor of Pharmacy program to continually go above and beyond.
Our students are raising the bar on accelerated achievement, as 15 new inductees were initiated into the Rho Chi fraternity ceremony in February. In addition, our Beta Nu chapter of Rho Chi is up for the national Chapter Achievement Award.
As we work to enhance our department’s nationally recognized Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, nine Winkle faculty and staff attended the virtual Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute symposium to work together, collaborate with other faculty and staff and attend panel discussions with students to further advance our award-winning DEIA strategies.
While our faculty consistently earn NIH grants and make global impacts in peer-reviewed research using probiotic bacteria and gene therapy to fight certain cancers, others are leaving a critical footprint in the fields of eco-friendly cosmetics, the safe use of medications while consuming certain foods and the fine line between law and crime in medical uses of fentanyl.
Several faculty and faculty emeriti are receiving national recognition such as Daniel Acosta, Jr. for outstanding contributions to pharmacy education and pharmacy research throughout their career, as well as Mike Doherty for long-term service and contributions that have benefited the APhA-ASP.
As we close on a successful year of flexible perseverance by our faculty, students and staff, we welcome the warmth of the new spring to color our world with new discoveries, academic achievements and the collaborative research that continually results in ongoing global impact.
Thank you to the Winkle Pharmacy family for the tremendous start of a new year!
BSPharm, PhD, FAPhA
Interim Dean and Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration Sciences