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Dr. Tiffaney Threatt, director of the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy Wellness Center, was volunteering at the United Ministries food bank when saw a need to help others be healthier. “They had all of these fresh fruits and vegetables,” Threatt said. “I commented about how wonderful it is that people can go through there and...

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Professor, students win award at MIT competition

Dr. Serge Afeli, assistant professor of pharmacology and director of pharmacy innovation and entrepreneurship, and students Sarah Lankford and Destiny Prinski received an award at the 2019 MIT Hacking Medicine competition. The three-day event took place on the MIT campus in Boston from May 3 to 5. Afeli, Lankford and Prinski competed against professors and...

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Graduates Earn Their Pharm.D. Degrees, Hoods

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy graduated its sixth class of doctors of pharmacy during the School’s hooding ceremony on Friday, May 10. The event took place at 10 a.m. in Belk Auditorium on the main PC campus. Seventy-four students earned their degrees and doctoral hoods.

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Pharmacy Students, Faculty Receive Awards

PC School of Pharmacy students, faculty members, and preceptors gathered for the school’s ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, April 29. “We are fortunate to have students who strive to learn, have strong character and ambition to be leaders and compassion to provide service and care to their communities,” said Dr. Cliff Fuhrman, dean of...

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Alumna Goes From Abandoned Chocolate Factory to Pharmacy School

Anna Lavotchin’s story about becoming a pharmacist begins more like a story you might expect in a Russian novel. When she was 2 years old, Anna’s grandmother led her family out of their native Russia to escape religious persecution. The Lavotchins rode trains from Russia to Vienna, Austria. “In Vienna, all the refugees slept in...

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Professor researches, prepares students for changing pharmacist’s roles

The role of the pharmacist continues to evolve to include more direct patient care, according to Dr. Priyam Mithawala, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the PC School of Pharmacy. “Now more than ever, team-based patient care is gaining traction in the United States,” she said. Mithawala prepares her students for the roles they’ll take...

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Wellness Center Cares for the Community

More than 30 million American adults have diabetes and another 86 million have prediabetes. The numbers are even more staggering closer to home, according to Dr. Tiffaney Threatt, associate professor and director of Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy’s Wellness Center. “South Carolina ranks among the top 10 highest rates of Type 2 diabetes in the...

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Alumnus Enjoys Non-traditional Pharmacy Role

PC School of Pharmacy alumnus Jay Patel ’14 enjoys the work he’s done since being part of the school’s inaugural class. Patel serves as a formulary management pharmacist at Palmetto Health in Columbia, S.C. He is the only such pharmacist at Palmetto Health. “When people think about what a pharmacist does, they typically think mostly...

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Q&A with Becca Foster ’17

Becca Foster, a pharmacist at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia, S.C., talks about being a pharmacist and what she thinks about the PC School of Pharmacy. Why did you decide to become a pharmacist? I chose to become a pharmacist because it is a career that combined my love of science and passion for...

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