Celebrating Our Success – December 2019 – January 2020
08 Mar

Celebrating Our Success – December 2019 – January 2020

Alumni Highlights

Daniel C. Lee, Ph.D. (’05) was recently appointed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Sanders-Brown Center of Aging in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.

Charzetta James, FACHE, PharmD, CPh, MBA, MHA, PRS (’10) was selected as the new Director of Pharmacy of HCA’s Largo three campus system.

Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees announced Shamarial Roberson, DrPH (‘16) will serve as the new Deputy Secretary for Health for the Florida Department of Health.

Martez Prince, PharmD, (’10) is basking in the afterglow of Oprah’s seal of approval. The media mogul paid a surprise visit to Prince’s Charlotte, N.C., pharmacy, Premier Pharmacy and Wellness Center, as part of her tour her “2020 Vision Tour: Your Life in Focus,” which is presented in partnership with WW (formerly Weight Watchers).

Stephen Pringle, PharmD (‘12), recently released a song, “Special Season” from his album B(+). B(+) positive was created for a symbol of change. The letter B for “Be” the difference or the initiative for change. The symbol +, ignites the cancelation of the negativity and ultimately empowers a positive environment. Listen to the song on YouTube: https://youtu.be/tJCtawo8EsI

Gwenesia Collins, PharmD, (‘99) was recently promoted to the Assistant Vice President of Clinical Ancillary Services for the Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Respiratory at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. This means that she has oversight of pharmacy, laboratory, respiratory, EKG, EEG, Population Health, Community Outreach and Corporate Health Services. 


Tamara McCants, PharmD, (‘01), has been selected by Mayor Muriel Bowser as the chairwoman of the District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy

Willie Williams, DrPH (‘17) nomination, confirmation and, subsequent, future induction into the Tallahassee Community College Cherry Hall Alexander African American History Calendar.

Jeremiah McKinley, PharmD, (‘09) was recently promoted to the Division Director of Pharmacy Operations with HCA’s Healthcare North Florida Division. In his new role, Dr. MicKinley will be overseeing pharmacy operations 14 facilities and several Free Standing EDs. The area of coverage includes all of the Florida Panhandle down to Central Florida.

Faculty and Staff Highlights

Leonard Rappa, PharmD, BCCPP (Professor of Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice – Davie Instructional Site), recently published his book, Condensed Psychopharmacology 2020: A Pocket Reference for Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychotropic Medications: Past, Present & Future.

John Luque, Ph.D. (Associate Professor Behavioral Sciences and Health Education), recently published an article in the January issue of Sex Education, Sexuality, Society and Learning. His article, “Understanding African American Youth and Adult Perspectives of Sex Education in Rural North Carolina”.

Mrs. Brenda G. Arnold (Assistant Director of Academic Support Services) retired from the College on February 28, 2020 after 37 years of service with the State of Florida (1983-1992) and FAMU (1992-2020) collectively.

Mandip Sachdeva, Ph.D. (Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences) was recently awarded funding for his grant proposal entitled “Hyaluronic acid-functionalized, Cannabidiol-loaded Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC)-Derived Exosomes for Drug-Resistant Cancers” through the Consortium for Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Clinical Outcomes Research Grants Program. 

Franklin P Gallop II, PharmD (Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice) was recently appointed Chairman of the Curriculum Committee in the CoPPS. Dr. Franklin was also recently appointed to the Board of the Florida Performing Arts Center.

James L. Moran, Jr., Ph.D. (Director of Alumni Engagement) was recently appointed Vice Chair and Commissioner of the Tallahassee Housing Authority.

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