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Drake CPHS to co-host forum on opioid abuse and heroin epidemic

The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the US Attorney’s Offices for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa will co-host a community forum on Aug. 2 to discuss prescription pain killers, opioid abuse, and the nation’s heroin epidemic.
July 28, 2016

Maki named Health-System Pharmacist of the Year

The Iowa Pharmacy Association recently honored Drake University Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Erik Maki with the association’s 2016 Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award.
July 8, 2016

Soltis leads Butler University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Robert Soltis, who taught at Drake University since 1992, was appointed Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) at his alma mater, Butler University.
July 6, 2016

Local Radio Host Shares Infant Granddaughter’s Battle With Dangerous Mosquito Virus

Geoff Wall , professor of pharmacy practice at Drake University, spoke with WHO-TV about the West Nile virus.
WHO TV

Support legislation for medically underserved towns

Pharmacy student Taylor Monson wrote a letter to the editor about the need for access to health care in rural Iowa.
The Des Moines Register

Elizabeth Bald named IPA’s 2016 Karbeling Leadership Award Winner

Elizabeth Bald is currently a fourth-year PharmD student at Drake University where she has distinguished herself with many academic achievements. In addition to her involvement in many volunteer roles in the community, Elizabeth has served as Chairperson of the Drake Pharmacy Unified Group of Students (DRxUGS), is an active member of Phi Lambda Sigma, Rho […]
June 29, 2016

Drake Faculty and Alumni Elected to IPA's Board of Trustees

Congratulations to all of this years newly elected members of the IPA Board of Trustees. Trustee Region 3: Rachel Digmann, PH'03 Trustee-at-Large: Nora Stelter, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Rick Knutson, PH'98 was also inducted as President of the Association during the Annual Meeting held on June 17th in Des Moines, Iowa. Read More about […]
June 24, 2016

CPHS 2016 Hooding Ceremony

At the hooding ceremony on May 14, students received their doctoral hoods and took the Oath of a Pharmacist, led by Felix Gallagher, Pharm D, Chair of the CPHS National advisory Council. Ron Torry, CPHS Professor and Department Chair and winner of the 2015-16 CPHS Teacher of the Year award gave faculty reflection at the […]
June 17, 2016

2016 CPHS Health Sciences Graduation Celebration

The 2016 Health Sciences Graduation Celebration took place in Sheslow Auditorium on May 14, 2016. Many of our graduating Health Sciences students, supported by an audience of their family and friends, gave a brief reflection of their capstone projects and their plans for their future. Emily Larson and Becca Mahnesmith gave the class reflection and […]
June 16, 2016
TREE CAMPUS FEATURE

Young African leaders to study business and entrepreneurship in Des Moines

Drake will host 25 young African leaders this summer for an intensive six-week Fellowship program focusing on business and entrepreneurship. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
June 14, 2016

CPHS professor elected to APhA-APPM

The American Pharmacists Association(APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) announced the results of its recent elections. Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Wendy Mobley-Bukstein PharmD, BCACP, CDE, who teaches in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Drake University, was among the elected officers. Mobley-Buckstein received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University […]
June 9, 2016

Thank you for going All In!

Any way you interpret it, the Drake community gave in record numbers this year.
May 27, 2016

CPHS 2016 Pinning Ceremony

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) held its annual Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2016. The Pinning Ceremony, a longstanding tradition for CPHS, serves as a memorable event for third year pharmacy students and health sciences majors as it marks their entry into their capstone experiences. Additionally, four prestigious awards are […]
May 18, 2016