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Son accused of burglarizing his family's store

MOSS POINT — One of two Pascagoula men accused of a break-in at Burnham Drug Store is the son of the owners. The Sun Herald reports William McKinney, son of store owners John and Wendy McKinney, was arrested. Christopher Kirkland also was arrested. Another suspect, a juvenile, is still being sought. Moss Point police chief Keith Davis said police responded ...

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Late alumna Sciacca endows scholarship at UM School of Pharmacy

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is offering a new scholarship thanks to the generosity of the late Madeline O. Sciacca of Slidell, La., who remembered her alma mater in her will. Sciacca, who obtained her pharmacy degree from UM in 1953, left $400,000 to the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy to create the Madeline Occhipinti Sciacca ...

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Former Oxford Mayor Leslie to be buried tomorrow

OXFORD — Gravesite services are scheduled tomorrow for John Leslie, the former longtime mayor of Oxford, who died Saturday at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Oxford. He was 88. Leslie served six terms as mayor and worked as a pharmacist in Oxford for 38 years. Officials with Waller Funeral Homes said today that a graveside memorial service will be tomorrow ...

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Faculty members honored

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy recognized four faculty members for research, instructional innovation and service during its annual fall faculty retreat. Mahmoud A. ElSohly, research professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was presented with the Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. Research Award, and Soumyajit Majumdar, associate professor of pharmaceutics, received the New Investigator Award. Daniel Riche, assistant professor ...

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Gifts, grants for new pharmacy building top $10M

JACKSON — Gifts to the “Promises to Keep” campaign and two federal grants have provided the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy with more than $10 million to construct a building at the university’s Medical Center and endow scholarships and faculty support. The campaign’s lead gift was a pledge of more than $350,000 from Medical Marketing Economics, LLC, of Oxford. ...

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Pharmacy alumni establish new scholarship

OXFORD — To help the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy recruit and retain qualified students, the Pharmacy Alumni Chapter of the UM Alumni Association has created a scholarship endowment bearing its name. The group plans to fund the endowment with proceeds from the annual pharmacy weekend golf tournament and gifts from other individuals and organizations. Last year’s tournament garnered ...

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School of Pharmacy lands federal grant

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has received $31.7 million to expand the Thad Cochran Research Center, the primary research facility of the School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research. Larry Walker, NCNPR’s director since 2001, says the Health Resources and Services Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are providing $17.8 million, and the National Institutes ...

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Pharmacist found guilty of conducting 'pill mill'

GULFPORT — A federal jury has found pharmacist Nick Tran guilty on all 24 counts in his second trial on allegations of conspiring to dispense controlled substances outside the scope of professional practice. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. yesterday ordered marshals to take the 42-year-old Tran into custody. The Sun Herald reports the judge set sentencing for Sept. 8 ...

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Fontenot returns to Delta with GSHC

The Good Samaritan Health Center (GSHC) board of directors is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Sarah Fontenot, pharmacist. A Hollandale native, Fontenot graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical science.  The next two years were spent at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she graduated in May with a pharm. ...

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