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Pharmacy faculty, staff win Extra Miles awards

by Roby Hill
SCCP director of communications
Two faculty members and two staff members representing both campuses of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) became the inaugural winners of the Extra Miles Award by the SCCP Scholarship and Awards Committee.
Faculty members Sandra Garner, associate professor of clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences on the MUSC campus, and Laura Fox, clinical assistant professor in pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences on the University of South Carolina campus, were honored for their performance in building inter-campus relationships and accomplishments for the unique program.
Winners of the inaugural staff awards were Faye Ratliff, administrative assistant for student affairs on the MUSC campus; and John Williams, director of distance education on the USC campus.
The Extra Miles awards, announced for the first time on June 20, recognize faculty and staff from each campus who demonstrate exceptional success in fostering SCCP intra-campus collaboration and program advancement. Full-time faculty or staff may be nominated by department chairs or vice chairs or by any two faculty, staff members, or students.
Materials evaluated by the selection committee included a nomination letter; a summary of the nominees’ activities that address the award criteria; and a letter of support from one or two faculty or staff members at the alternate campus.
Each winner earned a $1,000 bonus for their efforts.
“The Extra Miles Award is an important reflection of our commitment to intra-campus collaboration and the benefits that can accrue from it,” said Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm.D., SCCP executive dean. “Many members of the SCCP community engage regularly in these types of activities, and I congratulate the winners for their efforts in going the extra mile.”

Friday, July 18, 2008
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