FAMU College of Pharmacy Celebrates Founder’s Day and Opening Of New 54,000-Square-Foot Research Facility

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS), Institute of Public Health will celebrate its Founder’s Day along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Pharmacy Building Phase II – East Wing noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. In honor of COPPS’s founding in September 1951, the faculty, staff and students […]

FAMU College of Pharmacy Prints 3D Cornea Using Human Cells

Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) researchers have, for the first time in the United States, created corneas using a high performance 3D printer. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the project is geared toward 3D printing and additive processing and could lead to breakthroughs in helping patients with eye problems and reduce the need […]

FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Students Increase NAPLEX Pass Rate

TALLAHASSEE, FL., October 9, 2019 – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) Class of 2019 made gains in their performance on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX®). The 83.65 percent pass rate, for students who took the exam for the first time, represents an increase of approximately 8 […]

Dr. Luque Presentation – Latino Cancer Conference

Dr. Luque was one of 70 research poster presenters at the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos held Feb. 21-23, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. The conference was organized by Mays Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio under the leadership of Dr. Amelie Ramirez. There were […]

Lee Awarded 2016/17 Researcher of the Year

Dr. Eunsook Lee was awarded the 2016/17 Researcher of the Year in April of this year for her outstanding research. Eunsook Lee, Ph.D. joined Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in July 2016 as a professor in Pharmacology and Toxicology, specializing in Neuropharmacology and Neurotoxicology. Her research has focused on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved […]

FAMU launches Digital Learning Initiative to transform classrooms with technology

While Florida A&M University students are enjoying summer activities, such as internships and study abroad experiences; faculty are hard at work finding unique ways to overhaul their classrooms by weaving the latest technology infusion upgrades into their courses. Professors are redesigning their classes in preparation for fall to include the use of blended/hybrid approaches to […]

Axelrad and Becker test Leon County School water

Introduction   The metal lead is both ubiquitous in the human environment and highly neurotoxic. With the recent lead-in-drinking-water crisis in Flint Michigan, there is renewed attention on drinking water as a source of lead exposure particularly in children whose developing brains are most sensitive to neurological damage from lead exposure. While US sources of drinking […]

Lopez Presents at Annual Meeting of the Public health Association

Dr. Ivette Lopez, Associate Professor of Public Health, presented findings from the La Salud de Greensboro Health Assessment Study at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. In addition, a poster that explained the process of mentoring to improve the health of this Latino community was also selected for this competitive conference.

Mathis Awarded Leadership Fellowship

Dr. Arlesia Mathis was awarded a fellowship from the Next Generation Initiative’s Faculty Leaders Program at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. The Next Generation Initiative was created to prepare policy analysts, innovators, and leaders who can tackle the most challenging societal and public problems in their communities, nationally and internationally, from informed and diverse perspectives. […]

Crestview Student Publications

Drs. Lillian Smith and Juan Mosley, II, both faculty at the Durrell Peaden Education Center, announced that 17 of 21 students (81%), in the class of 2016, assigned to the Crestview division (P-4s) had published manuscripts or accepted manuscripts for publication prior to graduation. This class has obtained publications in the following journals: Florida Pharmacy […]

Parke Receives MLK Day Service Grant

Dr. Crystal Parke, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, was awarded the Martin Luther King Day Service Grant from St. Petersburg College.  The amount awarded in 2016 was $3,381. Entitled “The Biggest Loser,” the purpose of the grant is to promote wellness through healthy lifestyle changes and encouragement of daily exercise.  Dr. Parke and FAMU pharmacy […]

Dr. Colquitt receives Gulf coast Health Education Center grant

Dr. Charlie W. Colquitt, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, was awarded a Gulf-coast North Area Health Education Center (GNAHEC) grant in the amount of $10,000. Known as the Quality Improvement ActHyper-tension Initiative, the goal of the grant is to increase patient awareness of and compliance with hypertensive guidelines from the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). […]

FAMU’s COPPS expands with global health outreach

Four graduate students in public health to study in South Africa, Dominican Republic Read the full article on the Tallahassee Democrat here:  http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/01/02/famus-copp-expands-global-health-outreach/96000068/  

FAMU Biomedical Science Bridge Program Produces Award-winning Results

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the spring semester nears a close at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), its Bridges to the Baccalaureate in the Biomedical Sciences Program is preparing to open its doors to 20 students from Tallahassee Community College (TCC) who are poised to become the next generation of leaders in biomedical sciences. In its […]

Center for Health Equity (CHE)

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) developed the Center for Health Equity (CHE) to evaluate and provide solutions for the elimination of health disparities in underserved populations through research, education and building community linkages. Models to evaluate and reduce disparities will be created and evaluated across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic categories, and the […]