COVID-19 updates for the School of Pharmacy

This page has general information and links organized by category — Students, Faculty and Staff. New information will be added to the top of each category. Out of date information may be deleted to avoid possible confusion. The safety and health of all our School of Pharmacy colleagues and students is our top priority. If […]

News from VCU School of Pharmacy. Press inquiries or questions about communications and media: Greg Weatherford Director of communications, VCU School of Pharmacy (804) 828-6470 (office) | (804) 937-4722 (mobile) goweatherfor@vcu.edu

Student group aims to bridge the digital divide in health care

By Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy The digital divide is cutting many people off from health care. A group of pharmacy students at Virginia Commonwealth University aims to bridge that gap. “We’re trying to help and make an impact,” said Emily Ko, a first-year Pharm.D. student and co-founder of the student group Pharmacists for Digital […]

Wellness program brings health and social connection to seniors

By Paul BrockwellMCV Foundation Social isolation can be dangerous. In 2020, isolation became the experience of people across the country as states issued stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The loss of social activity can be detrimental to health and reduce access to care when people may not have the means to participate […]

At VCU, pharmacy students take lead role in COVID-19 vaccination

By Greg Weatherford VCU School of Pharmacy One by one they filed down a narrow corridor into a small side room in the VCU Health hospital and took a seat beside one of an array of industrial tables. On each table lay a tray lined with pre-loaded syringes. “Can you roll up your sleeve?” asked Meghan […]

Once a coronavirus vaccine exists, a VCU researcher’s mailable patch could deliver it to millions

Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy Someday, hundreds of millions of vaccinations against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could show up in people’s mailboxes and be applied as simply as slapping on a Band-Aid. That’s the vision of Guizhi “Julian” Zhu, Ph.D., at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Zhu, an assistant professor in the school’s Department of […]

2020-21 Pillar Goals

Below are links to PDF versions of the School of Pharmacy’s 2020-21 Pillar Goals. These are updated annually through input from school leadership, faculty and staff, and tracked throughout the year.

He was 24 and healthy. COVID-19 almost killed him.

Pharmacy student warns: No one is immune to the pandemic, so stay alert and careful. Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy In the first months of the pandemic of 2020 Dan Buth already had done a lot to avoid getting sick.  He had stopped social travel — a big adjustment; he loved to visit new places. […]

Researcher develops novel vaccine to treat colorectal cancer in combination with immunotherapy

A School of Pharmacy researcher’s new vaccine to boost the immune system’s ability to fight colorectal cancer has shown promise in pre-clinical experiments.  Julian Zhu, Ph.D., an assistant professor at VCU School of Pharmacy and a member of the Developmental Therapeutics research program at VCU Massey Cancer Center, developed the novel vaccine and used it […]

Aux Label: Advice from a classmate

Christian RuizAuxiliary Label Staff Writer From the author: Each person in my class is remarkable in his or her own way, especially to have come this far in pharmacy school. However, a dozen of them have inspired me in one way or another, and I wanted to share their secrets to success because I believe […]

Stall Street Journal online

The Stall Street Journal is a series of posters about health and wellness created and distributed by VCU’s wellness center, The Well. During our current period of social distancing, we will upload PDFs of the journal to this page.

Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

The Faculty Teaching Excellence Award is given annually to a faculty member in the School of Pharmacy who is recognized as an outstanding teacher/educator. As a teacher, the individual successfully stimulates student intellectual achievement through superior communication skills, interpersonal rapport, and mentorship. The recipient of this award enthusiastically relates information in all instructional situations, displaying […]

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