News and Events


Laura Palombi award

Award recognizes her outstanding commitment to raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

two people looking at prescription bottle

Antidepressant prescriptions for the elderly nearly doubled over a ten-year period, according to a recent study from the College of Pharmacy.

Lucinda Maine

A 1985 graduate of the college’s Kellogg Pharmaceutical Clinical Scientist Ph.D. program, Lucinda Maine will receive the U of M Alumni Service Award. The award recognizes her service to the college and the U, and to the profession of pharmacy.

Prosperity Eneh

This winter, Prosperity Eneh spent five weeks researching the health care partnership between Minnesota and Tanzania while participating in clinical rotation at Ilula Lutheran District Hospital.

Oscar Garza

Assistant Professor Oscar Garza addresses critical health inequities using a framework of social justice and University-Community partnerships. He is building healthy communities by promoting economic, social, cultural, historical, and institutional equity.

Mike Swanoski

Michael Swanoski, PharmD, is the new Senior Associate Dean for the Duluth campus.

refugee health care

About three million refugees have come to the U.S. over the past four decades. Unlike immigrants, refugees are forced from their homes due to persecution, violence and war. Pew research estimates it can take up to two years for a refugee to actually arrive in the U.S. after beginning the process.

Randy Seifert

Randy Seifert, PharmD, professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, has been named the Peters Endowed Chair in Pharmacy Practice Innovation, effective July 1, 2017. This new position is a rotating, two-year appointment for College of Pharmacy faculty. Seifert's appointment was made following an external panel review.

Jason Varin

Starting July 1, Jason Varin will assume the position of associate dean for professional and external relations on an interim basis. The position is currently held by Julie Johnson, who will retire June 30.

As interim associate dean, Varin will help teach the Becoming a Pharmacist course, oversee global and international programs, participate in legislative advocacy, and direct activities and programs related to alumni and professional associations.

Jacque Barber

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has recognized Jacqueline Barber as a Master Preceptor.