Community Pharmacy Ed. Program Introduced


ATLANTA – Mercer University’s Southern School of Pharmacy will kick off a new community-focused pharmacy education program with a free lecture on ways to reduce medication costs at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day Campus, 3001 Mercer University Dr., just off I-85 inside the northeast perimeter.

Susan W. Miller, Pharm.D., professor and vice chair of clinical and administrative sciences, will talk about ways to reduce medication costs by eliminating unnecessary medications and determining the value of medicines.

Dr. Miller teaches and conducts research in the areas of geriatric pharmacotherapy, long-term care consultant pharmacy practice and pharmacotherapy outcomes. She is a Fellow in the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.  Dr. Miller has a bachelor of science in pharmacy degree and doctor of pharmacy degree from Mercer University.

The program is part of a pharmacy education outreach initiative called Pharmacy College, which will offer one-hour lectures on pharmacy-related topics of interest, such as medication cost reduction, herbal medicines and treating depression, among others.

“We have designed Pharmacy College to provide individuals with information they can use,” said Dr. Julie Hixson-Wallace, director of the Pharmacy College program.

Pharmacy College is offered free of charge, but seating is limited. For more information or to register, contact Stacey Davis at 678-547-6174 or  

About Mercer University and 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.  

Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as three regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 16 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.