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The 15th Annual Leaders and Luminaries Awards

The Leaders and Luminaries ceremony honors student leadership and achievement.  Students receive awards for outstanding leadership, community service, student employment and extracurricular involvement.  The top students in each class are honored as well as the prestigious Oreon E. Scott Award winner, whose recipient is considered to be the outstanding senior at Drake. Congratulations to the […]
April 21, 2014

Logan Brinn, PH’13, Receives AMCP Best Poster Award

Tampa, FL, April 4, 2014 —  At the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 26th Annual Meeting & Expo in Tampa, FL, the AMCP Foundation announced that  Logan Brinn, PH’13, a pharmacy resident with CVS Caremark received the Best Resident or Fellow Poster, titled "Evaluation of Utilization Trends Associated with the Treatment of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia". […]
April 21, 2014

State legislator to deliver public Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture at Drake

John Forbes, PH’80, owner and manager of Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, was selected to receive the 2014 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). As part of this honor, he will deliver the 2014 Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture on Wednesday, April 23.
April 21, 2014

Drake University hosts annual Global and National Public Health Week

Global and National Public Health Week at Drake University will begin Wednesday, April 2, and continues Monday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 9. Five events will be held throughout the week—all of which are free and open to the public.
April 1, 2014

Natalie Schmitz selected for Phi Lambda Sigma first year graduate scholarship

P4 student Natalie Schmitz has been selected as the recipient for Phi Lambda Sigma-GlaxoSmithKline-American Foundation for Pharmacy Education (PLS-GSK-AFPE) First Year Graduate Scholarship. One student nationally is selected to receive the $7,500 scholarship every year.
April 1, 2014

Brian Wall, P4, named APhA Knowlton Center Executive Resident

WASHINGTON – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation has named Brian Wall, as the 2014-15 Knowlton Center Executive Resident in Association Management and Leadership. The residency, created by the Knowlton Foundation through the Center for Pharmacist-Based Health Solutions, seeks to prepare the next generation of leaders in the pharmacy profession. Wall will begin his year-long […]
March 14, 2014

CPHS celebrates 26th Annual College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day

The event, organized by students in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), brought together current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and industry leaders to celebrate the 2014 CPHS award winners and discuss the Affordable Care Act.
March 11, 2014
From l Joshua Sandquist, Justin Rash, Tarannum Qureshi, Katie Suda, Bob Egeland.

CPHS recognizes five outstanding alumni

The Alumni Achievement Awards are given to graduates of the college who have excelled in one or more of the following areas: service to the college, distinction in their career, and recognized civic and community contributions.
March 7, 2014

Deputy Provost Raylene Rospond resigns after 17 successful years at Drake

Raylene Rospond’s strong work ethic and leadership skills have been invaluable to Drake University since joining the faculty in 1997 as associate professor and associate dean. She quickly advanced in her responsibilities, becoming chair of the pharmacy practice department in 1999. In 2003, she assumed the role of dean of the College of Pharmacy and […]
February 26, 2014

"Script Your Future” promotes awareness of prescription medicine

On Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. until noon, Drake Pharmacy Unified Group of Students (DRxUGS) and Rho Chi, an honorary pharmacy fraternity, will be concluding the Script Your Future campaign with a free health fair at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines.
February 21, 2014

Gentry earns NASA EPSCoR funding for pharmacotherapy project

Brian Gentry, assistant professor of pharmacology, received a grant for his project titled, “Pharmacological Enhancement of Anti-Viral Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Herpes Virus Infections.”
February 6, 2014

CPHS professors continue drug delivery research with NASA grant

This collaborative project between Abebe Mengesha, assistant professor of pharmaceutics and Pramod Mahajan, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is a continuation of an earlier project also made possible through a grant from NASA’s EPSCoR program.
January 8, 2014