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Drake, Mercy College of Health Sciences form accelerated degree partnership for Nursing

A new partnership between Drake University and Mercy College of Health Sciences will allow students to earn bachelor’s degrees from both institutions in four years.
January 3, 2018

Drake University among nation’s top 50 values in private higher education

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance placed Drake at No. 42 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2018. 
January 2, 2018

Tips for administering medicine to children

Professor Edward Bell, author of the new book "Children's Medicines: What Every Parent, Grandparent, and Teacher Needs to Know," shares tips on safely and effectively administering medication to kids.
The Des Moines Register

Mahajan receives award to fund precision medicine course for teachers

Dr. Pramod Mahajan, associate professor of pharmacology in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been awarded a $10,000 NASA-sponsored grant through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Mahajan’s project, “Introduction to Precision Medicine: An Experiential Course for Iowa’s STEM Teachers,” is part of the ISGC’s curriculum development […]
December 11, 2017

Three sophomores receive NASA scholarships

Three Drake University sophomores received a NASA merit scholarship from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) for the spring 2018 academic semester.
December 8, 2017

Drake’s 143rd commencement features nearly 70 Des Moines teachers

Drake University will hold a commencement ceremony this month to celebrate the accomplishments of 325 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements as of the conclusion fall 2017 semester.
December 7, 2017

Drake CPHS students elected to regional leadership positions

American Pharmacists Association - Academic Of Student Pharmacists Kelli Welter (P2) was elected the Region 5 member-at-large in the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Students in Pharmacy. Region 5 is comprised of eight colleges of pharmacy in six states in the Midwest.  The election occurred during the Midyear Regional Meeting, held in Des Moines, […]
November 29, 2017

Meet a new CPHS Bulldog: Dr. Jamie Pitlick

  Jamie Pitlick, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice (Iowa Diabetes Endocrinology Center at Mercy Hospital and Clinics) One of our own returns home! Dr. Jamie Pitlick earned her PharmD from Drake in 2008 and then completed a pharmacy practice residency at Mercy Family Medicine in association with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Before returning […]
November 28, 2017

Annual Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day brings together students, faculty, alumni and community

Current and prospective CPHS students gathered to assess, celebrate, and learn at Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day, Thursday, Nov. 9. Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day, an annual event that began in 1988 on Drake’s campus, is planned and implemented by students for students. The annual event features a variety of topics that address current and […]
November 27, 2017

Inaugural Richard Morrow Transformational Leadership Awards presented

The inaugural recipients of the newly established Richard Morrow Transformational Leadership Award were presented during the annual Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day held Nov. 9, in Sheslow Auditorium. The award, honoring Richard Morrow, GR’83, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, recognizes a student and a faculty member whose transformational […]
November 21, 2017

Drake CPHS issues faculty awards

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences issued awards to faculty for outstanding teaching, mentorship, scholarship, and professional involvement and leadership during Drake's annual student-organized Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day, Nov. 9, in Sheslow Auditorium. Award recipients reflect the core values of the college: collaboration, innovation, professionalism, student/learner centered, collegiality, and entrepreneurial leadership. Nominations for awards are sought from […]
November 17, 2017

Drake CPHS honors five alumni

  Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences honored five outstanding alumni during its annual Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day, held Thursday, Nov. 9 in Sheslow Auditorium. Drake alumni Cornetta Levi PH’07 and Natalie Schmitz PH’14 received the college’s Young Alumni Achievement Awards, issued each year to alumni who graduated within the past 10 […]
November 15, 2017

Which medicines are safe and effective for children? Professor's new book has the answers.

A new book by Edward Bell, professor of pharmacy practice, answers parents’ most common questions about the safety and effectiveness of medicines for children.
November 14, 2017

Meet a new CPHS Bulldog: Dr. Shankar Munusamy

Shankar Munusamy, Associate Professor of Pharmacology Dr. Munusamy holds a BS in Pharmacy from M.G.R. Medical University in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, a MS in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research in Mohali, Punjab, India, and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed […]
November 8, 2017

Annual Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day – "Take a Walk in my Shoes: The Patient Experience"

Current and prospective CPHS students will examine the patient’s perspective at Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day, Thursday, Nov. 9. Take a Walk in My Shoes: The Patient Experience will feature keynote speaker Daniel P. Finney, Drake University alumnus, who has documented his battles with obesity and mental health as the Des Moines Register’s Metro Voice. […]
November 7, 2017