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PC School of Pharmacy Welcomes New Dean

Dr. Kurt Wargo has been named the new dean of the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, President Bob Staton ’68 announced. Wargo will assume the role on Feb. 1, 2020. “It is certainly an exciting time to join the PC School of Pharmacy with so many positive things happening,” Wargo said. “I look forward to...

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The dangers of antibiotic resistance are real, students warn

More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the U.S. each year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 35,000 people die as a result. PC School of Pharmacy students helped spread awareness about the dangers of antibiotic resistance during U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week from Nov. 18 to 24. Pharmacy students...

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Pharmacy Students Share What They’re Thankful For

Now is the time for giving thanks. We here at the PC School of Pharmacy are thankful for the opportunity to help students along a path to serving others. We asked a few students what they’re thankful for about pharmacy school. Here are a few of their replies. “Amazing friends” “I am thankful to be...

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Why pharmacy? And why the PC School of Pharmacy? A P3 tells you why.

Jessica Yarbrough’s family always encouraged her to consider pharmacy. But, as she says, she “never gave pharmacy the time of day.” Jessica planned to go to medical school and study genetics instead. That all changed when she made a last-minute decision to visit the PC School of Pharmacy. In this Q&A, check out why Jessica...

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Students earn certification, conduct cancer research

PC School of Pharmacy students can earn more than a PharmD. They can also earn pharmacogenomic certification, putting them on the forefront of an emerging field of medicine. “(Pharmacogenomics) is being used in multiple fields, especially cancer therapy, as a targeted approach to killing tumor cells,” Dr. Chris Farrell, director of the Pharmacogenomics Certification Program....

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Alumnus named Pharmacist of the Year

When Jimmy Pruitt ’17 earned an honor during his residency, he thought of finding his calling in pharmacy during a rotation a few years before. This past summer, Pruitt’s physician and nursing colleagues at Grady Health System Emergency Medicine Department in Atlanta named him the Grady Pharmacist of The Year. It is the first time...

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Professors and students help serve uninsured residents

Nearly 1,000 residents in the local community find the medical treatment and care they need at the Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic. The clinic has been providing medical care to uninsured residents for the past 25 years. The PC School of Pharmacy has been partnering with Good Shepherd for the past nine of those years....

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New Pharmacy Students Show Their Care for the Community

A day before receiving their white coats, first-year PC School of Pharmacy students helped the needy at 12 locations across Laurens County. The student volunteer effort was part of the annual PC School of Pharmacy Service Day. Bobby Azevedo, of Simpsonville, S.C., was one of five students to volunteer at a mission station for Christ...

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New Pharmacy Students Receive Their White Coats

Fifty-six students officially began their academic careers at the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy on Aug. 23. These first-year pharmacy students received their white coats during the White Coat Ceremony in Belk Auditorium. “The white coat is symbolic of the professionalism, caring and trust which these students must earn from the patients they care for,”...

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