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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

Laura Vollmer wins 2014 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award

Laura Vollmer, 2015 Pharm.D. candidate at Drake University, is the winner of the Parata-Pharmacy Times Next Generation Future Pharmacist Award, as announced during the awards ceremony held in Boston on August 24, 2014.
August 28, 2014

Teamwork - Drake joins Des Moines Area Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Health care delivery is changing, and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is preparing students for collaborative work environments.
August 14, 2014

Laura Vollmer named finalist for 2014 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist awards

Established through a partnership of Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times, Next-Generation Pharmacists is a recognition program that honors pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists, and industry advocates who are defining the future of the industry.
July 31, 2014

Renae Chesnut receives national 2014 Lambda Kappa Sigma Merck & Co. Vanguard Leadership Award

Renae Chesnut, professor of pharmacy practice and associate dean for academic and student affairs at Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, was awarded Lambda Kappa Sigma’s (LKS) Merck & Co. Vanguard Leadership Award.
July 31, 2014

Drake Faculty and Alumni Inducted into IPA’s New Board of Trustees for 2014-2015

Congratulations to the Incoming and Continuing 2014-2015 IPA Board of Trustee Members: Michele Evink, (Preceptor) Chair of the Board Iowa Health System, Director of Pharmacy Services at Clarke County Hospital Osceola Osceola, IA John Swegle, PH’92 President Staff Pharmacist Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program Associate Professor University of Iowa Mason City, IA Bruce Alexander, PH’74 […]
July 2, 2014

Natalie Schmitz receives 2014 Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) presented Natalie Schmitz with the 2014 Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award. The Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award is given annually to one full-time Pharm.D. student.
June 30, 2014