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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

CPHS faculty, staff, and alumni awarded at Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day

Faculty, alumni, and community leaders were honored during Drake University Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day on Thursday, February 26. The annual event is organized by students in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), bringing together current students, alumni, faculty, staff and industry leaders to celebrate the 2015 CPHS award winners. 2015 CPHS Mentor of […]
March 17, 2015

Student Carson Klug published in IPA Journal

Carson Klug, a 2016 Pharm.D. candidate, was published in the current issue of the Iowa Pharmacy Association Journal. Klug talked about student involvement in policy development in the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and how others can fit into their organizations. Read Klug’s article titled “Policy Development is Important for the Profession […]
March 17, 2015

Drake's Pharm.D. program receives 8-year accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has extended its accreditation of Drake University's Doctor of Pharmacy program for eight years.
March 9, 2015

Soltis named member of Academy of Pharmacology Educators

Robert Soltis, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Pharmacology, has been accepted as a member of The Academy of Pharmacology Educators.
March 5, 2015

CPHS dean receives national awards for leadership

Wendy Duncan, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has recently received multiple awards for her influence and leadership in the fields of healthcare and higher education.
February 23, 2015

SCCP to Host Speaker: Dr. William Evans, former President/CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

We are thrilled to announce that the Drake Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) is sponsoring a visit on Thursday, March 12th from Dr. William Evans, pharmacist and recently-retired president/CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in collaboration with Phi Delta Chi. Dr. Evans was one of the first clinical pharmacy residents at St. Jude, […]
February 12, 2015

Greg Johansen elected to Drake University Board of Trustees

Greg Johansen, PH'76, of West Des Moines has been elected to the Drake University Board of Trustees.
January 28, 2015

Drake University and Community Engagement

Drake University was recently recognized for it's long-standing commitment to community engagement & service - learning. Feedback from the Community Engagement Audit condected fall of 2013 showed that: Over 80% of Drake students participate in a community service or service-learning experience before they graduate. More than a quarter of our courses include service-learning as a […]
January 20, 2015

Laura Vollmer - Published in Pharmacy Times

Laura Vollmer, 2015 PharmD candidate and winner of the Parata-Pharmacy Times Next Generation Future Pharmacist Award, has had an article published in the Pharmacy Times entitled "The Future of Pharmacy". You can find Laura's article on the Pharmacy Times website:
January 5, 2015

CPHS Faculty and Students Awarded in Fall 2014 Semester

Recent Faculty & Student Awards and Publications Recent Publications: Craige Wrenn published a paper: C.C. Wrenn, A.M. Heitzer, A.K. Roth, L. Nawrocki and M.G. Valdovinos, Effects of clonidine and methylphenidate on motor activity in fmr1 knockout mice, Neuroscience Letters 585 (2015) 109-113. John Rovers and Aaron Beck, P3 student published a manuscript: John Gitua, Aaron […]
December 5, 2014

Intervention - For people living with health issues...pneumonia can be particularly dangerous

Pneumonia, or infection of the lung(s), can be severely debilitating—even fatal—to those who are at risk. For people living with health issues such as diabetes, a heart condition, or an autoimmune disease, pneumonia can be particularly dangerous. “I think most people don’t think of pneumonia as a life-threatening disease, “ says Nicholas Lehman, assistant professor […]
October 30, 2014

Drake board approves new academic programs, launch of $65 million STEM initiative

The Drake University Board of Trustees recently approved new degree programs in mathematics, science, education, technology, and health sciences while taking initial steps to further enhance the University’s programming through $65 million in new construction and renovation.
October 29, 2014

Jacqueline Chorzempa - Kappa Psi Scholarship Recipient

CPHS's Jacqueline Chorzempa,was one of 10 recipients of the prestigious 2014 Kappa Psi Scholarship from the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Foundation. Among Jacqueline's other significant achievements, she was recently re-elected to serve as Historian for the six states (9 chapters) of  the NPP (Northern Plains Province) for Kappa Psi Fraternity over the next year. Congratulations Jacki! […]
October 27, 2014