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The Gamecock Pharmacist is the official publication of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Stay up-to-date with the alumni stories, exciting research and unique experiences that make our college truly remarkable.

Published semi-annually, each edition of the Gamecock Pharmacist magazine contains happenings from across the college and reports the successes of our pharmacy family. Print copies of the magazine are mailed to College of Pharmacy alumni. Update your contact information to ensure you never miss an edition. Digital versions of the stories are available here for friends of the college to enjoy.

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Cover of Gamecock Pharmacist Magazine - Spring 2024

Gamecock Pharmacist | Spring 2024

In this issue: The immersive technology of virtual reality transforms the way U.S. veterans receive advanced care.  Alumnus and author Cory Jenks unlocks lessons on how listening can lead to a healthier life. Meet three student leaders who were selected for prestigious positions and honors. The Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program connects postgrads and patients at HopeHealth in Florence, SC.

Cover of Gamecock Pharmacist Magazine - Autumn 2023

Gamecock Pharmacist | Fall 2023

In this issue: The college names award recipients for Outstanding Alumni and Friends. The College of Pharmacy celebrates two significant retirements. Diverse expertise is needed to leverage the computing power of AI. Students, alumni and researchers work with Veterans Affairs. Three alumni reflect on visits to Tanzania. USC’s Interprofessional Education program is a rite of passage.

Visit our YouTube channel to hear audio versions of each article in this issue of the alumni magazine.

Cover of Gamecock Pharmacist Magazine - Spring 2023

Gamecock Pharmacist | Spring 2023

In this issue: Experiential program builds a pipeline for improved health care. College of Pharmacy researchers work to discover new drugs. Workshop fosters collaborative efforts to facilitate research. Early acceptance program introduces exceptional high school students to the profession. Director aims to provide excellent learning environment at Greenville campus.

Cover of Gamecock Pharmacist Magazine - Fall 2022

Gamecock Pharmacist | Fall 2022

In this issue: We celebrate our 2021-22 Outstanding Alumnus. Veterinary medicine rotations provide unique experiences for students. It's time for Carolina football and a balancing act for student pharmacists in the Carolina band. Pharmacists strengthen the future of the profession through advocacy. Prisma Health Richland and USC celebrate 50 years of training pharmacy residents. Alumni pay it forward through mentoring.

Cover of Gamecock Pharmacist Magazine - Fall 2021

Gamecock Pharmacist | Winter 2022

In this issue: College of Pharmacy alumni help students build leadership skills. From large retailers to community pharmacies and academia, social media is changing the way pharmacists communicate. Pharmacy degrees lead to different paths for alumni couple Diane and Andy McColl. Alumni work with a pediatric physician to battle bacterial diseases. The College of Pharmacy continues its efforts to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our campus and in our communities. 

Cover of Gamecock Pharmacist Magazine - Spring 2021

Gamecock Pharmacist | Spring 2021

In this issue: The 2020-21 Alumna of the Year Julia Mims shares what she has learned over the course of her pharmacist career. College of Pharmacy leaders, students and alumni play key roles in COVID-19 vaccination efforts across the country. Researchers with the College of Pharmacy seek to provide greater access to health care in rural areas of South Carolina. From granted patents to published papers, not many people have accomplished as much as alumna Chloe Lebegue in such a short time.

Cover of Gamecock Pharmacist Magazine - Autumn 2020

Gamecock Pharmacist | Fall 2020 | COVID-19 Edition

In this issue: USC researchers come together to develop and implement a saliva-based diagnostic test for COVID-19, as the pandemic brings the role of the pharmacist to the forefront. Julie Ann Justo’s interest in infectious diseases grows into an impactful career at USC on a national and statewide scale. Brandon Bookstaver’s team tracks treatment of the coronavirus and the long-term impact of the disease. The Leon and Betty George Endowed Scholarship Fund honors a faithful alumnus and a parents’ love of family and Columbia.

Cover of Gamecock Pharmacist Magazine - Spring 2020

Gamecock Pharmacist | Spring 2020

In this issue: Lindsay Cobbs, 2019 Alumnus of the Year, positively impacts the college through his outreach, volunteerism, and philanthropy. Assistant Professor Michaela Almgren shares the value of successful industry partnerships. From Alaska to Argentina, our Experiential Education program goes global. Professor Lorne Hofseth and Associate Professor Ozgur Sahin forge innovative paths for future cancer treatment.

Gamecock Pharmacist magazine cover - AU 2019

Gamecock Pharmacist | Summer 2019

In this issue: Ken Long, 2018 Alumnus of the Year, continues to impact the community through a legacy of family pharmacy. The Palmetto Poison Center receives its largest contract in the center's history. Wayne Buff retires as senior associate dean after many years of visionary service. The Walker Leadership Scholars program challenges students to discover many paths to leadership. The Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center reinforces experience as a valuable teacher. 

Gamecock Pharmacist magazine cover - SP 2018

Gamecock Pharmacist | Spring 2018

In this issue: The College of Pharmacy raises its own high bar of excellence as it prepares graduates for rapid change in the industry. The college's community pharmacy museum reopens with a more modern presentation of its antique artifacts of the early days of pharmacy. The Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center helps students and alumni find their individual career paths across the pharmacy industry spectrum.

Gamecock Pharmacist magazine cover - SU 2017

Gamecock Pharmacist | Summer 2017

In this issue: A timeline of the University of South Carolina's long history of educating pharmacists. Two Walker Pharmacy Leadership Scholars reflect on their accomplishments in the program as they graduate from Carolina. Pharmacy students from across the country come to South Carolina for encouragement and solid advice on becoming their own bosses.


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