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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.

depression screening in older adults

The number of antidepressants prescribed in the U.S. is skyrocketing as more primary care providers give antidepressants to patients even though many of them don’t have a psychiatric diagnosis.

A group of University of Minnesota researchers set out to study how that trend might be affecting older adults.

OAA Steve Simenson

Award is the Highest Non-Degree Conferred by the University of Minnesota.

Randall Seifert

Randall Seifert, PharmD, senior associate dean and professor at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, has been selected as the 2016 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal recipient. The award is given annually to someone who supports the college and its students through service to education, the profession, research and the community.

Lynda Welage

Dr. Lynda S. Welage has been named dean of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, effective July 31, 2017, and pending approval by the Board of Regents at its March meeting.

image of pharmaceutical manufcaturing

The University of Minnesota will join a team of academic institutions, private companies, governmental entities and non-profit organizations across the U.S. as a partner for the newly established National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL).

Derek Jennings faculty profile story

According to Aristotle, “The soul never thinks without a picture.” So perhaps the image-based research Dr. Derek Jennings does could be defined as a way to ‘discover what the soul is thinking’…

Glenn Engebretson

Glenn Engebretson, Class of 1943, passed away Jan. 5, 2017 of natural causes. He was 95.

Glenn and his twin brother Duane were longtime supporters of the college's drug discovery efforts.

Michelle Johnson-Jennings faculty profile story

Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings is a trained clinical psychologist, a health researcher and advocate for tribal communities and a member of the Choctaw Nation. Johnson-Jennings has been with the College of Pharmacy on the Duluth campus since 2011 and has been director of the Research for Indigenous Community Health (RICH) Center since 2013.

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