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CPHS 2015 Hooding Ceremony

At the hooding ceremony on May 15, students received their doctoral hoods and took the Oath of a Pharmacist, led by Felix Gallagher, Pharm D, President of PharmServ Solutions and Chair of the CPHS National advisory Council. James Sacco, CPHS Assistant Professor and winner of the 2014-15 CPHS Teacher of the Year award gave faculty […]
May 20, 2015

CPHS 2015 Pinning Ceremony

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) held its annual Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, May 7, 2015. 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 20, 2015

Renae Chesnut named interim dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Renae Chesnut, associate dean of Academic and Student Affairs since 2004, has been promoted to serve as interim dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) effective June 18, 2015. Chesnut earned her bachelor of science in pharmacy, master of business administration, and doctorate of education degrees from Drake University. Chesnut, who joined […]
May 15, 2015

Pharmacy students raise money for Medicine for Mali

Pharmacy students raised $4,700 to support Medicine for Mali, a nonprofit organization that provides health services in Mali, West Africa.
May 8, 2015

Russ Johnson Jr., 2015 recipient of the Weaver Medal of Honor

Russ Johnson Jr., PH’52, was selected to receive the 2015 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). The Weaver Medal of Honor recognizes an individual’s dedication to making a substantial impact on the profession of pharmacy and the advancement […]
April 29, 2015

Art Imitates Life

It is a masterful design of cells and tissue, organs and vessels, ligaments and bone. The human body is a work of art. Dr. Meyer Emanuel understood its intricacies and translated them with brush and palette. The urologist and gastrointestinal surgeon took to the canvas at age 55, and over the next three decades produced […]
April 21, 2015

Dr. Ann Burkhardt named Director of Occupational Therapy Program

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has announced Dr. Ann Burkhardt as the director of the Occupational Therapy program at Drake University, effective July 1, 2015. Burkhardt is currently a therapy resources management (TRM) occupational therapist at Crestwood & Grace Barker Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities in Warren, Rhode Island. Until 2010, she served as […]
April 10, 2015

DUSCI presents 12th annual DUCURS event

The 12th annual DUCURS event, which is free and open to the public, is in the Olmsted Center from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. DUCURS provides a platform for students to share their findings with peers and others engaged in scientific exploration.
April 10, 2015

Do Something Drake: CPHS Student Profiles

Whether they are exploring Peru, volunteering in the community, or pursuing a dream internship, read how these students with majors in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are taking advantage of the opportunities they have at Drake University Eric Williams Health sciences major West Des Moines, IA Eric plays soccer at Drake University. His […]
April 9, 2015

Pharmacy Student Places in Top Ten in National Competition

Yvette Mitchell placed in the top ten nationally at the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists Patient Counseling Competition. After winning a competition at the local level, Mitchell, a P3 pharmacy major from Mahtomedi, MN, competed against more than 100 pharmacy students from different pharmacy programs across the country. “Competing against so many other students […]
April 8, 2015

Drake to host free STEM Festival for K-12 youth

Drake University will host a free, family-friendly STEM Festival for students in grades K-12 and their families on April 16.
April 2, 2015

Julie Vice Hagel Endowed Travel Award & Brunch

Please join family and friends for a benefit brunch honoring the life of Julie Vice Hagel, Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:30am – 12:00pm at Drake University - Olmsted Center, Parents Hall North RSVP by clicking this link  *Donations are requested to the Drake University Julie Vice Hagel Endowed Memorial Pharmacy Travel Award   Julie’s […]
March 31, 2015

APhA-ASP Drake Chapter comes home with awards

We are so proud of Yvette Mitchell and her accomplishment of placing in the Top 10 nationally for the APhA-ASP Patient Counseling Competition! She was an outstanding representative for Drake University CPHS! Also, a special congrats to APhA-ASP on winning the Top Generation Rx Program for Region 5 which covers 6 states and 8 schools […]
March 31, 2015

Sacco Named Councilor for Society of Toxicology regional chapter

Dr. James Sacco, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, was elected councilor for the Central States Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology. Sacco graduated from pharmacy school at the University of Malta. He then received his doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences at the college of pharmacy at the University of Florida. He teaches courses in pharmacokinetics and […]
March 30, 2015

CPHS Drake Notes, Spring 2015

The following class notes regarding graduates of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be published in the spring issue of Drake Blue magazine. Achievements  Dorothy (Baiely) Masters, LA’50, and Wayne Masters, PH’50, Sioux City, Iowa, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Peter Johnson, PH’56, Wyoming, Ill. hung up his microphone after 58 years as a […]
March 18, 2015