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Drake ranks 17th in nation for boost to alumni mid-career earnings

A new ranking by The Economist of all U.S. four-year, non-vocational colleges and universities places Drake University 17th in the nation for value.
October 30, 2015

CPHS's team placed in top 10 at NCPA Competition

Congratulations to Andrew Wagner, Anna Shields, Kayla Hughes and Anna Showalter on placing in the top 10 at the Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition! The goal of this competition was to motivate pharmacy students to create the necessary blueprint for buying an existing independent community pharmacy or developing a new pharmacy. […]
October 12, 2015

Drake to host seventh annual global health conference, Oct. 14

The seventh annual Heartland Global Health Consortium Conference, “Educating for Sustainable Global Health,” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Drake's Olmsted Center.
October 9, 2015

John Harrell, Iowa Space Grant Award recipient

Principal Investigator:  John Harrell Project Title: Impact of Sedentary Time Accumulation on Cerebrovascular Reactivity Project Summary: Funds will be used to test increases in cerebral blood flow in highly sedentary and non-sedentary young adults.  Further, the research is aimed at investigating a specific mechanism (cyclooxygenase) of cerebral vasodilation. Funding Agency:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration […]
October 9, 2015

First OTD faculty join CPHS

Three faculty members joined the occupational therapy doctorate program in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on July 1. In addition, there are four new CPHS faculty.
September 10, 2015

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

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