Pharmacy Student Wins First Place at Society Meeting


ATLANTA – John Bauer, a doctor of pharmacy and doctor of philosophy (Pharm.D./Ph.D.) candidate in Mercer University’s Southern School of Pharmacy, won first place for his scientific paper presentation at the 25th Annual Southeastern Pharmacology Society (SEPS) meeting held at the University of Mississippi in early November.

Bauer, a resident of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., presented his research findings on “The Design and Synthesis of Novel Anti-Inflammatory Agents.” His research, which is directed by his major professor, Dr. Stephen Cutler, and his co-adviser, Dr. Stanley Pollock, focuses on the design of novel non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory agents with potential use against cancer and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.

“Winning first place in the podium presentations at SEPS was an exhilarating feeling, especially knowing a lot of hard work is paying off,” Bauer said. “Mercer’s strong pharmacy program, combined with my passion for research, proved to be the catalyst that landed me in first place at SEPS.”

The Southeastern Pharmacology Society is a regional organization that was founded in 1980 by Drs. Donald O. Allen of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Lowell M. Greenbaum of the Medical College of Georgia. SEPS sponsors an annual meeting in an effort to develop programs that will benefit graduate students.

About the Southern School of Pharmacy:

Mercer University’s Southern School of Pharmacy has a century-long tradition of excellence and a national reputation for producing outstanding leaders in the profession of pharmacy. In September 1981, Southern School of Pharmacy became the first pharmacy school in the Southeast and fifth in the nation to offer the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) as its sole professional degree. The School also offers the Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences. Pharmacists from Mercer are currently practicing in 43 states and in several foreign countries.