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Amy Tran, Pharm.D., M.P.H.

Amy Tran, a dual PharmD, MPH student from the University of Minnesota, went to Uganda under the mentorship of assistant professor Melanie Nicol, PharmD, PhD.  Nicol, who studies HIV in women, received a seed grant from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility (CGHSR).

Jean Moon

I was seeing a teenage patient for her breathing medications and contraception options when she revealed to me how she had been struggling with suicidal thoughts and had tried drinking bleach. She shared that she had never told anyone about this before.

We talked for a while and I was able to get her into seeing a physician that day. I am so glad that she felt comfortable sharing such personal information with me and that we were able to get her the additional help she needed.


1st year student Jacob Schally says, “I’ve met some incredible pharmacists and I want to work hard so I can follow in their footsteps.”

kylee funk in clinic

Bob, an older man with diabetes, was referred by his primary care physician after developing gangrene in one of his feet.

Sarah Westberg

I met with a woman struggling with a condition that causes her to consistently have reactions to triggers in her environment, including foods and chemicals. In particular, she reacted to inactive ingredients in her medications, which prevented her from being able to take the medications she needed to manage her disease.

 low prescribing rates among MN providers

With opioid overdose deaths increasing at alarming speed, naloxone, an overdose antidote, provides some hope amidst a grave, serious public health crisis. From 2014 to 2015 alone, opioid-related overdose deaths increased 11 percent in Minnesota.

chrystian pereira smileys clinic

When I was asked to talk about a recent patient experience, I could not stop thinking of one particular patient. We can call him Bucky, because he loved Wisconsin teams. He is likely on my mind because he has just died and I am going to miss his big personality in our clinic.  

american pharmacists month

Each October, American Pharmacists Month is celebrated and promotes pharmacists as medication experts, an integral member of the health care team, and directly involved in patient care.

herbal therapies

Diabetes is a growing concern for people in the United States — over 29 million Americans suffer from this chronic disease today.

“Diabetes is a complicated chronic condition requiring intensive self-care management,” said Greg Rhee, Ph.D., M.S.W. The adjunct assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy believes complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) could be the key to maintaining the healthy lifestyle needed to combat diabetes.

James Cloyd Penry award

Award recognizes Dr. Cloyd's work to improve the quality of life for persons with epilepsy.