American Pharmacists Month #WeAreMUSCPharmacy

American Pharmacists Month

The MUSC College of Pharmacy celebrated the 2020 American Pharmacists Month through its virtual #WEareMUSCpharmacy campaign highlighting the many faces of MUSC pharmacy. 

MUSC pharmacists are entrepreneurs, specialists, researchers, teachers, preceptors, students, advocates, and community leaders. With Instagram takeovers, interviews, and features, “We are MUSC!” offered a look inside the day-to-day world of some of these accomplished professionals. 

Jump to: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Virtual 5K

We are MUSC Pharmacy Kick-Off


Pharmacy Friday, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at noon

Dean Philip Hall 

Philip Hall, dean of the MUSC College of Pharmacy with Maryellyn Cannizzaro AIA, NCARB, LEED AP,  president and CEO, Compass 5 Partners, LLC discussing the floorplan of the new MUSC College of Pharmacy Building

YouTube Live Stream »


Week One: We Are MUSC Pharmacy Advocates

MUSC pharmacists have influence.

Whether we’re lobbying for reimbursement policy on the steps of the South Carolina State House, educating patients during a pandemic, or encouraging the disenfranchised to make their voices heard, MUSC pharmacists work for progress and growth.


Monday, Oct. 5, 2020

Meg Croom Taylor 

Meg Croom Taylor, Class of ’12, scientific director at Pharmacy Times CE

Social Media Takeover »


Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

Katurah Mingledolph 

Keturah Mingledolph, Class of ’22, vice president for diversity and inclusion, MUSC Student Government Association

Social Media Takeover »


Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

David Shirley 

David Shirley, Class of ’02, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy and outcomes science and past president of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association

Blog Feature »


Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

Mark Sweatman 

Mark Sweatman, MPA director of governmental affairs and secretary to the MUSC Board of Trustees 

Blog Feature »


Pharmacy Friday, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at noon

Jason Mills 

Jason Mills, MUSC pharmacy supply chain manager and president of the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists 

YouTube Live Stream »


Week Two: We Are MUSC Pharmacy Students

What is it like to be a pharmacy student in 2020? MUSC students have responded to the challenges of this pandemic with innovation and resilience. From remote rotations to online happy hours to virtual ceremonies, “a day in the life” of an MUSC pharmacy student is a fascinating new experience.


Monday, Oct. 12, 2020

Ryan Dushak 

Ryan Dushak, class president, Class of ’21

Social Media Takeover »


Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

Coleman Parler 

Coleman Parler, class president, Class of ’22

Social Media Takeover »


Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020

Emilie Thomas 

Emilie Thomas, class president, Class of ’23

Social Media Takeover »


Marley Young 

Marley Young, Class of ’21, student coordinator of MUSC pharmacy’s American Pharmacists Month 

Blog Feature »


Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020

Taylor Fewox 

Taylor Fewox, class president, Class of ’24

Social Media Takeover »


Pharmacy Friday, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at noon

Sarah Wyatt 

Pharmacy Friday with Sarah Wyatt, Class of ’22 and College of Pharmacy representative for the MUSC Student Government Association 

YouTube Live Stream »

Week Three: We Are MUSC Pharmacy Faculty

Step inside a lab. Sit in on a lecture. Come around on a round. MUSC pharmacy faculty find inspiring ways to reach students, help patients, and push the limits of discovery.


Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

Kristy Brittain, associate professor of clinical pharmacy and outcome sciences 

Kristy Brittain, associate professor of clinical pharmacy and outcome sciences

Social Media Takeover »


Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

Anthony DeClue 

Anthony DeClue, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy and outcome sciences

Social Media Takeover »

Blog Feature »


Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

Patrick Woster 

Patrick Woster, SmartState Endowed Chair and professor of drug discovery and biomedical science

Blog Feature »


Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

Kelly Brennan 

Kelly Brennan, admissions recruiter

Social Media Takeover »


Pharmacy Friday, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at noon

Wayne Weart 

Pharmacy Friday New Drug Update with Wayne Weart, professor emeritus of clinical pharmacy and outcome sciences. 

New Drug Update
Friday, October 23, 2020 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Speaker:  C. Wayne Weart BSPh, Pharm D, FAPhA, FASHP Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences and Professor of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. 

New Drug Update Recording »


Week Four: We Are MUSC Pharmacy Alumni and Donors

MUSC pharmacy alumni and donors are our greatest ambassadors, defining the importance and impact of an MUSC pharmacy education. Alumni and donors make a powerful and enduring contribution to our identity; the college simply would not be what it is, without their being by our side. Many have even made the ultimate statement of support, by remembering the college in their estate plans. 


Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

Mike Corvino 

Mike Corvino, Class of ’15, podcast host of CorConsult Rx: Evidence-based Medicine and Pharmacy and clinical pharmacist with Fetter Health Care Network 

Blog Feature »


Andrew Fariello 

Andrew Fariello, Class of ’95. Andrew is the VP Global Medical Affairs, Head Medical Excellence Oncology for AstraZeneca

Blog Feature »

CorConsult Rx Podcast »


Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

Amelia Furbish 

Amelia Furbish, Class of ’20, Ph.D. student in drug discovery and biomedical sciences, MUSC and happypillsrx on Instagram

Social Media Takeover »


Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

Joanna Simmons Lewis 

Joanna Simmons Lewis, Class of ’07, pharmacist in regulatory/compliance, wellness pharmacist and pharmacistsguide on Instagram

Social Media Takeover »

Virtual Wills Week 2020 at 11 a.m. with the MUSC Office of Planned Giving. Complimentary estate planning webinar with local attorneys. There are only 50 spots available; email Catherine Caroe to reserve your spot.

MUSC Alumni Webinar with Dr. Paula Traktman, Ph.D., noted virologist, dean of the MUSC College of Graduate Studies and Hirschmann Endowed Professor

Register »


Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

Jennifer Means Stephens 

Jennifer Means Stephens, Class of ’94, managing partner, U.S. Operations, Pharmerit 

Blog Feature »


Pharmacy Friday, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at noon

Shea Manigo 

Pharmacy Friday, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 with Shea Manigo, Class of ’07, division vice president at CVS Health

YouTube Live Stream »


Phil the Pill’s Virtual 5K 

Phil the Pill on the MUSC Campus

Tighten your laces, stretch your legs, and log your miles! Join Phil the Pill for Phil’s first 5k! 

Dean Hall has committed to completing 3.1 miles on the streets of downtown Charleston dressed as our very own Phil the Pill as part of LOWVELO's You do You initiative and to raise support for the MUSC College of Pharmacy. Alumni and friends are encouraged to create Facebook fundraisers to raise sponsorships in support of you walking, running, riding, rowing…moving a distance of 5K at some point during the month of October.  

All sponsorships for Phil the Pill’s 5K can be directed to either the MUSC College of Pharmacy or MUSC Hollings Cancer Center through you personal Facebook Fundraiser. 

Phil the Pill will complete his 5K by running around MUSC’s campus on Saturday, Oct. 24 . Anyone who beats Phil’s time will receive a branded MUSC College of Pharmacy Mask!  Phil the Pill’s time will be announced on Monday, Oct. 26, on social media.

Start your Phil the Pill 5K Facebook Fundraiser today!