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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.
NAFSA: Association of International Educators

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

Mike Pursel recipient of IPA Appreciation Award

Mike Pursel, Drake alum, was the recipient of the IPA Appreciation Award, as announced at the IPA Annual Meeting on June 12, 2015 in Coralville, Iowa. The Iowa Pharmacy Association Appreciation Award was created in 1988 to recognize individuals and corporations for their support of organized pharmacy in the state of Iowa. Mike is the […]
June 22, 2015

Drake Faculty and Alumni Inducted into IPA's New Board of Trustees for 2015-2016

Congratulations to the Incoming and Continuing 2015-2016 IPA Board of Trustee Members: John Swegle, PH'92 Chair of the Board Mason City Rick Knudson, PH'98 President-Elect Clear Lake CoraLynn Trewet, PH'03 Speaker of the House Ankeny Kristin Meyer, PH'00 (associate professor) Trustee, Region 1 Marshalltown Erik Maki (associate professor) Trustee, Region 3 Johnston Christina Bravos, P3 […]
June 22, 2015

CPHS Alumni named American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Fellows

Congratulations to the following Drake alumni on being named American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Fellows, as announced on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 during the ASHP Summer Meetings in Denver, CO: Brian Benson, PH’96 Melissa Corrigan, PH’89 The ASHP Practitioner Recognition Program is intended to recognize excellence in pharmacy practice and promote public awareness of pharmacists […]
June 15, 2015

Pharmacy professor pens Diabetes Case Studies book

June Johnson, professor of pharmacy practice, is the primary author of a new casebook that helps student pharmacists and practitioners to provide quality diabetes care. Diabetes Case Studies (with Interprofessional Perspectives) will be available exclusively in the American Pharmacists Association's online subscription platform, PharmacyLibrary, beginning June 1, 2015.  It provides teaching faculty and practitioners a rich source of […]
May 29, 2015

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