• Ownership Bootcamp Sells Out!

    Ownership Bootcamp Sells Out! 

    On Saturday, September 19th, 112 pharmacy students and pharmacists from all over the country attended the 3rd annual KPIC/NCPA Community Pharmacy Ownership Bootcamp! Students from as far away as Washington state flew into Columbia to take part in the all day training course designed to give them the fundamentals for starting their own community pharmacy.

    Read the full story
  • SCCP Team Places 2nd at NCPA Finals!

    SCCP Team Places 2nd at NCPA Finals! 

    SCCP Students Maddie DeMarsh, Rylee Rankin, Taylor Stone, and Harriet Kneece (Team Granite Pharmacy), received second place in the final round of the 2015 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan competition! The USC Pharmacy team won $2,000 for the NCPA-USC Student Chapter, $2,000 for the college to promote independent pharmacy, and all expenses paid to attend the NCPA Annual Meeting at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

    Read the full story
  • Q: Where is Pharmacy going? A: Where can you take it?

    Q: Where is Pharmacy going? A: Where can you take it? 

    The Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center is pleased to announce the establishment of a Comprehensive Medication Management Collaborative that is putting a PharmD at the forefront of patient care. Paul Fleming is working directly with patients and doctors at the Trident Branch of Palmetto Primary Care Physicians to help achieve better healthcare.

    Read the full story
  • Sterile Compounding Training Program

    Sterile Compounding Training Program 

    KPIC is proud to announce the creation of a sterile compounding training program designed to prepare practitioners to compound to USP 797 standards.

    Read the full story

Recent News

Pharmacy Students Place 2nd in ...

A University of South Carolina (USC) team of pharmacy students Harriet Kneece, Maddie Demarsh, Rylee Rankin and Taylor Stone finished second overall in the live Pruitt-Schutte Business Plan competition held during the 2015 National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Annual Convention on October 10 in National Harbor, MD. The team provided a 20 minute business plan presentation in front of a packed room with more than 600 attendees. They then fielded questions from a panel of six judges t Read more


A University of South ...

Paul Fleming- Finalist for Rising Star ...

The Next-Generation Pharmacist™ awards program, co-founded by Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems, is now in its sixth year. This national awards program honors pharmacists, technicians, students, and industry advocates who are defining the future of pharmacy. Since 2010, more than 100 pharmacy leaders have been named finalists or winners. Read more

The Conversation

Joe DiPiro, Executive Dean

“The key ingredients to the success of the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center are: first and foremost the people, attracting the best students and faculty, second, having opportunities – to learn and create the future of the profession, and third, the resources – to make it all possible.”

Joe DiPiro, Executive Dean
Learn more about our atmosphere of innovation
Kristen Ammay, 3rd Year Pharmacy Student

"KPIC acts as a source as well as a tool for…[research] projects, and facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration."

Kristen Ammay, 3rd Year Pharmacy Student
Brianna Harris, 4th Year Pharmacy Student

"KPIC has the ability to take someone like me, who is only comfortable with seeing things in black and white, and open their eyes to the gray areas as opportunities for the future of pharmacy."

Brianna Harris, 4th Year Pharmacy Student

Success Story

Hugh Mobley and Blake Cogdill at graduation
Hugh Mobley and Blake Cogdill at graduation

As the first student to complete the KPIC Business and Entrepreneurship Track I have gained amazing ... Read more Read more success stories

As the first student to complete the KPIC Business and Entrepreneurship Track I have gained amazing experience with some of the most prestigious rotations across the United States which were open to me because of the business training that is a part of the Track. Being a fourth year student, I received multiple job opportunities without heavy pursuit thanks to the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center. The first amazing opportunity began with a primary care physician’s office pharmacy where I was ...

Inspiring Innovation

Meet the Kennedys

Contact Us

Contact the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center with any questions.