Dr. Lee Awarded $2.8 Million in Distinguished NIH Research Grant

Florida A&M College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (CoPPS, IPH) professor, Ensook Lee, Ph.D., has received a $2.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) research project grant (R01). The NIH R01 grant is the original and historically oldest grant mechanism used by NIH. The […]

CoPPS IPH Faculty Recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials

Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health Northeast Pharmacy Practice Center Assistant Professor, Samantha Thompson, PharmD, was recently recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) as having a Promising Practice program. NACCHO is a Washington, DC-based organization representing 3,000 local public health departments in […]

CoPPS, IPH Faculty Ablordeppey Awarded U.S. Patent

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued the exclusive protection and approval for FAMU CoPPS, IPH Professor and Eminent Scholar Chair in Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Seth Ablordeppey’s patent titled: “Alkylated tetrahydroisoquinolines for binding to central nervous system receptors.” Patent number: 10525050  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 750,000 people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose, and two-thirds of drug […]

CoPPS Faculty Published Article on COVID-19

Last month, The Phylaxis Journal recently published an article by Marlon Honeywell, PharmD, Executive Associate Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health. The article was entitled, “RESPONDING TO COVID-19: DOING WHAT’S RIGHT OVER WHAT’S EXPEDIENT”. In their article, Dr. Honeywell refers to the world’s current fight with COVID-19 as […]

CoPPS Faculty Collaborate on Cancer Research

The scientific journal, “Molecules,” recently published a journal article authored by Dr. Karam Soliman and Dr. Kinfe Redda. The article is named “The Antiproliferative Effects of Flavonoid MAO Inhibitors on Prostate Cancer Cells,” and it is based on their collaborative research work.  In an earlier study, the research group synthesized a group of compounds, referred to as flavonoids. These compounds also had potent antiviral activities, including the Anti-HIV virus, which was more effective than the common Anti-HIV drug, […]

Pharmacy Building Courtyard Complete

This summer, the Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, moved forward with its recent completion of the long-awaited learner courtyard, which is in the east wing of the pharmacy building. The courtyard project includes new comfortable outdoor furniture and is enough square feet for learners to meet while […]

FAMU Board of Trustees Approve College Name Change

CoPPS, IPH Administrators say the rebrand symbolizes a more excellent vision for the future On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees approved the rebrand of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (FAMU CoPPS, IPH). This decision to […]

Class of 2020 Celebrated With a Virtual Oath and Awards Ceremony

Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (CoPPS, IPH), honored the Class of 2020 with a Virtual Oath and Awards Ceremony in place of its traditional ceremony because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony took place on a private Zoom channel for 56 Pharmacy graduates that chose to participate […]

FAMU CoPPS, IPH Adopts Optional Way for Students to Be Graded After COVID-19

As the spring semester comes to a close, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, is joining a growing number of colleges around the country in its response to grading students during COVID- 19. The move to online-only courses forced University leaders to examine whether temporary changes were needed to finish […]

FAMU Faculty and Students Engaged by Florida Health Department to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic

Eight Florida A&M University (FAMU) public health professors and students have been recruited by the Florida Department of Health (DOH) to help fight the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The “FAMU 8 Strike COVID-19 Team” includes four faculty and four students. Seven of the FAMU team members are assigned to Tallahassee DOH and one in South Florida.  Their assignments include data input, data analysis, and health […]

CoPPS, IPH Graduate Student Receives Fellowship and Conference Endowment Award

The Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (FAMU CoPPS, IPH), Asha Rizor, a Ph.D. candidate in the pharmacology/toxicology discipline, received two significant distinctions this year. Rizor is the recipient of the 2019 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Toshio Narahashi Neurotoxicology Specialty Section Trainee (NTSS) Conference Endowment Award.  The goal […]

CoPPS Students Join SNPhA Medical Mission This Summer

The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), a Student affiliate of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA), selected Ja’Miera Stuart, Phyllisa Best, and Ashlei Yates, to serve on the SNPhA Medical mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya this summer, May 30th through June 6th. These Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health […]

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 […]

The FAMU College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health Announces the 43rd Annual Leonard Lebaron Inge, Sr. Clinical Pharmacy Symposium

The 43rd Annual Leonard LeBaron Inge, Sr. Clinical Pharmacy Symposium is quickly approaching! The clinical pharmacy symposium will occur on March 6 – 8, 2020, in the Florida Blue Auditorium at the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health on the campus of Florida A&M University. This event is a statewide continuing […]

Speakers and Topics Announced for the 43rd Annual Leonard LeBaron Inge, Sr. Clinical Pharmacy Symposium

The Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (FAMU CoPPS, IPH), Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), is delighted to announce the conference speakers for the 43rd Annual Leonard LeBaron Inge, Sr. Clinical Pharmacy Symposium, which will be held in Tallahassee, FL on March 6 – 8, 2020. Among […]

Dr. Mandip Sachdeva Receives Consortium for Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Clinical Outcomes Research Grant

Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (FAMU CoPPS, IPH), Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor, Mandip Sachdeva, Ph.D., 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.   The Consortium for Medical […]

FAMU COPPS, IPH CPE Program Is Reaccredited and Continues to Deliver Exceptional CPE Programs

The Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health’s (FAMU CoPPS, IPH) Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) has been reaccredited by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), through January 31, 2025. The CPE program is led by Selika Stackhouse Sampson, PharmD., interim director of Continuing Pharmacy Education. The goal […]

FAMU/BMS Welcomes the 2020 Resident Cohort

Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science, Institute of Public Health (FAMU CoPPS, IPH), welcomes two new residents.  Raena D. Rhone, PharmD, from Chicago, IL, and Franko Dickson, PharmD, from Accra, Ghana, will be furthering their postgraduate pharmacy training with the FAMU/Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) partnership.  This pharmaceutical industry residency program was founded in […]

FAMU College of Pharmacy Alumnus Receives Surprise Visit From Oprah at His Charlotte Pharmacy

Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) graduate Martez Prince, PharmD, 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,” […]

FAMU COPPS/IPH Alumnus Accepts New Position as Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky

Dr. Daniel C. Lee 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. Dr. Dan Lee became a faculty member at the University of Kentucky in August 2019.  Dr. Dan Lee is a 2005 […]

FAMU COPPS-IPH Students Recognized at the NanoFlorida International Conference

In November 2019, Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (CoPPS, IPH), attended the 2019 NanoFlorida International Conference at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.  The NanoFlorida International Conference is a unique event that provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to learn about the […]

Trividia Donates Glucose Monitors to Assist With Student Training and Health Fairs

Trividia Health, Inc., an innovative company that specializes in the development of blood glucose monitors and other diagnostic devices, donated 125 glucose monitors and accompanying test strips to the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (CoPPS, IPH). These glucose monitors will contribute to learner training and support […]

CoPPS-IPH Staff Member to Celebrate 23 Years of Performing at the FAMU MLK Convocation

Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (CoPPS, IPH) Director of Alumni Engagement, James L. Moran, Jr., will perform a rendition of “I Have a Dream” by  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the  FAMU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation this Thursday, January 16, 2020. This year […]

The FAMU-CoPPS Is Empowering Learner Success on Upcoming NAPLEX® Exam

Between May 1, 2019, and August 31, 2019, Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CoPPS) learners who took the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX®) for the first time had an 83.65 percent pass rate. This pass rate represented an increase of approximately eight percentage points over the 2018 results. The […]

COPPS-IPH Learner Attends the 28th Annual National Association of African American Honors Programs Conference

Second-year pharmacy learner and honors scholar, Shandia Wilson from Miami, Florida, represented the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, by attending the 28th Annual National Association of African American Honors Programs (NAAAHP) in New Orleans, Louisiana last November. Wilson was one of 17 honors students who represented the different schools and […]

The FAMU SSHP Executive Council Provides Free Health Screenings at Community Health Fair

In November, the executive board of the FAMU Chapter of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacist (SSHP) took part in the 2019 Oasis Health and Fitness Expo sponsored by the Oasis Christian Center. This community event was held at Tallahassee Community College (TCC) Center for Workforce Development. This is the first year the SSHP participated […]

College of Pharmacy to Host an Externship for a Leon High School Student

During the fall semester, FAMU CoPPS – IPH hosted Chauncy Haynes II, a Leon High School senior, who is a part of the Leon High School Honors and Gifted Externship program. Externship classes are offered to Leon High School’s college-bound seniors, and it provides students with a chance to experience a career field of their […]

FAMU Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctoral Student Presents Research at International Conference

Michon Jackson, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Health Outcomes Research and Pharmacoeconomics graduate program and Title III Graduate Scholar (Graduate Assistant), presented her research titled, “Therapeutic Efficacy and Racial/Ethnic Representation in the Treatment of Uterine Cervical Neoplasia”, at the 7th International African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium Conference.  The research study examined how well medicine for […]

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 […]