The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy welcomed new full-time faculty members this semester: Assistant Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Vibhuti Agrahari, Ph.D.; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Timothy Bloom, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Pharmacogenomics Andy Eugene, M.D., Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Kayla Joyner, Pharm.D.; Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Nicole Romstadt, Ph.D.; and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Nataliya Scheinberg Shinkazh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Sarah Parnapy Jawaid, Pharm.D., received the Ed D. Spearbeck Virginia Pharmacists Service Award at the 136th Virginia Pharmacists Association (VPhA) Annual convention in Virginia Beach in September. “I was very humbled receiving this award,” said Dr. Jawaid. “It is truly an honor to be recognized for my service and dedication to the profession of pharmacy within the State of Virginia.” Assistant Professor and Director of Continuing Professional Education Amber Darr, Pharm.D., spoke at the convention about pharmacists prescribing contraception, in collaboration with Dr. Krystalyn Weaver from NASPA. Professor and Director of Postgraduate Education Mark Johnson, Pharm.D., spoke at the convention’s CPFI Prayer Breakfast and New Drug Update.
Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Craig Richard, Ph.D., was quoted in the August Marie Claire magazine article, “Inside the Internet’s Obsession with ‘Slime.’” Additionally, Dr. Richard’s work in the area of autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) was mentioned in the August MarketWatch article, “Why people are paying to hear strangers whisper and get stroked by Q-tips.”