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Celebrating African American Chemists

ACS Axial Interviews CoPPS, IPH Professor Dr. Seth Ablordeppey. Read more about his life, his research, and his work getting underrepresented minorities (URMs) interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.....  Read More 

NFPPC P4 Learners Assist With the Shots at the Shop White House Initiative

The Biden Administration invited student pharmacists at the Northeast  Florida Pharmacy Practice Center (NFPPC) to participate in its most recent COVID-19, health initiative, “Shots at the Shop.” Shots at the Shop is a program to engage 1,000 Black-owned barbershops and hair salons nationwide to act as health advocates. Participants assist their clients in making informed COVID-related decisions, dispelling...  Read More

Apothecary Board of Advisors Hold Fall 2021 Meeting

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health recently held its 3rd Apothecary Board of Advisors meeting. This biannual two-day meeting took place on September 9th and 10th.   The mission of the Apothecary Board of Advisors is to provide developmental support for the College. The Board also assists the Dean and...  Read More

New Chair Blazing a Clear Path Toward Reaccreditation

The American Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) ensures that professional degree programs adequately meet a national basis for quality assurance. Accreditation also improves the professional services available to the public, as accredited programs are expected to modify their requirements consistently to reflect advances in knowledge and practice.[1] Additionally, ACPE Standards 2016 and the corresponding rubric ...  Read More

FAMU/BMS Welcomes the 2021 Resident Cohort


Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science, Institute of Public Health (FAMU CoPPS, IPH), welcomes two new residents.  Nabil Sukar, PharmD, from Lawton, Oklahoma, and Candice Arline, PharmD from Donalsonville, Georgia, will be furthering their postgraduate pharmacy training with the FAMU/Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) partnership.  This pharmaceutical industry residency program was founded in 2009...  Read More

The Pharmacy Living-Learning Community

The Pharmacy Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a unique opportunity for pre-professional pharmacy program learners to fully explore their chosen career path, develop as leaders in their class and successfully transition to the college environment....  Read More

Dr. Askal Ali, awarded PhRMA Grant

PhRMA recently awarded $75,000 through the Collaborative Actions to Reach Equity (CAREs) grant program to fund three initiatives to reduce inequities and improve health outcomes. Our own Assistant Professor in the Division of Economics, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Askal Ali, Ph.D., was named as one of the three recipients of the grant. The PhRMA CAREs...  Read More

Nichole Jefferson Named University 2020-2021 Advisor of the Year

FAMU CoPPS, IPH Coordinator for Academic Support Services, Mrs. Nichole Jefferson, was awarded the 2020-2021 University Advisor of the Year award by the FAMU Faculty Senate Teacher of the Year (TOY) committee.  The Advisor of the Year award is a university-wide award presented in August 2021 during the Faculty, Advisors & Academic Coaches Planning Conference luncheon at the ...  Read More

ALUMNI PROFILE: Turkesia Robertson-Jones, PharmD

CoPPS, IPH alumni make extraordinary things happen beyond their time at the College, We invite you to meet our alumni as they share their stories. Turkesia Robertson-Jones, Pharm.D. is the Southeast Region Associate Vice-President of Pharmacy at CareSource, a managed care health plan. Prior to her current role, Turkesia served as the Director of Pharmacy...  Read More

Johnnie L. Early II Named Honorary Member of ASHP

This is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared on ASHP Intersections on August 26, 2021 TWO PHARMACY LEADERS WITH A PASSION for education have been presented with Honorary Membership Awards by the ASHP Board of Directors. The awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to pharmacy practice, were given to Johnnie...  Read More

FAMU Doctoral Student Featured among Diverse Rising Graduate Scholars

Florida A&M University doctoral student Nzinga Mack is among a group of 10 exceptional graduate scholars featured in the March 18, 2021, special issue of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. Mack, a student in the FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health’s Ph.D. program, is included in the publication’s inaugural cohort...  Read More

FAMU, Other HBCUs Join with Bristol Myers Squibb in Launching Tomorrow’s Innovators to Increase Recruitment of Black Talent in Biopharma Industry

Florida A&M University (FAMU) is one of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) collaborating with Bristol Myers Squibb to launch Tomorrow’s Innovators, a five-year, multimillion-dollar strategic alliance designed to reach diverse talent sooner in their undergraduate career and provide the support and education needed to reach their career goals within the biopharma industry....  Read More

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