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High honors for two Drake pharmacy fraternities

Two of Drake’s professional pharmacy fraternity chapters have been named among the best in the nation by their national organizations.
September 9, 2015
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Drake University ranks third in U.S. News and World Report 2016 rankings

For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Drake University third for overall quality among Midwest master’s institutions.
September 9, 2015

2015 White Coat Ceremony

The CPHS PharmD Class of 2019 walked across the Sheslow Auditorium stage on August 28, 2015 to receive their White Coats. These White Coats that students will wear for their four years in the doctoral program, symbolize the authority of science and the art of healing. By wearing the coats and taking the Pledge of […]
September 4, 2015

Can Medical Marijuana Treat PTSD?

Research by recent Drake alumni examines whether medical marijuana is clinically effective for treating post-traumatic stress among military veterans.
August 27, 2015

CPHS student Anna Shields receives national scholarship

The National Community of Pharmacists Association (NCPA) recognized Drake student Anna Shields, P4, with a national scholarship worth $2,500 that includes travel expenses for attending the national meeting in October. Shields received the Presidential Scholarship, which recognizes leadership qualities and academic achievement. “I am very grateful for the platform NCPA has provided me with as […]
August 24, 2015

CPHS professors June Johnson and Brian Gentry granted funding

Principal Investigator: June Johnson Project Title: Prescribing patterns for canaglifozin (Invokana) in a specialty endocrinology group practice: Patient characteristics and outcomes Project Summary: Funds will be used for research study to examine and describe actual canagliflozin (Invokana) prescribing patterns and patient outcomes in a specialty endocrinology group practice, the Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Center (IDEC). […]
August 14, 2015

New 3+2 option lets Drake students earn M.H.A. at DMU

Students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in health sciences (B.S.) in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences now have the opportunity to also earn a master’s degree of health care administration (M.H.A.) at Des Moines University. This new “3+2” option allows Drake students, after their third year in the B.S. program, to […]
August 14, 2015

Cheryl Clarke named Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of Experiential Education Cheryl Clarke, PH’86, was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
July 17, 2015

The Right Prescription for Internationalization

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students Kelsey Japs and Erica Truong discuss their international rotations to the Dominican Republic in an article on influencing local and global health.
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Food for Thought

Associate Professor of Pharmacology Craige Wrenn, the Ronald Troyer Research Fellow, wonders if we can eat our way out of Alzheimer’s.
June 30, 2015

Natalie Roy named IPA's Karbeling Leadership Award Winner

Natalie Roy is currently a fourth-year PharmD student at Drake University. In addition to her varied internship experiences, Natalie served as Legislative intern for Representative John Frobes where she researched and assisted in developing health care legislation. She also co-founded an interprofessional group of Drake and Des Moines University students who seek collaboration through education […]
June 22, 2015