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Drake University’s accreditation reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Drake University for an additional 10 years.
February 22, 2018

Drake University is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2017-2018

Drake University is proud to once again be recognized among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars and Students.
February 19, 2018

Students take top research awards at Des Moines University's Annual Research Symposium

Drake University Pharmacy and Health Sciences students were participants and award winners at the DMU Research Symposium, hosted annually by Des Moines University. The Symposium recognizes the research efforts of Des Moines area medical and scientific communities. Michelle Mages, P4, won Most Outstanding Graduate Poster Presentation (Education) for her entry, Effect of participation on a […]
February 9, 2018

CPHS faculty leading the way in state organizations

Three College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Drake University faculty members have been elected to leadership positions within their state associations. Cheryl Clarke, PH’86, Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, was elected President-elect of the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA). Clarke will be inducted as President at the IPA Annual […]
February 6, 2018

Harkin symposium to highlight preventive care, community health

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University is gathering experts for a discussion about the importance of preventive care and community health at a public event on March 21 at Drake.
January 25, 2018

Meet a new CPHS Bulldog: Dr. Mike Daly

  Michael Daly, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Informatics Dr. Daly earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska, BS in Biology at Creighton University, Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and MS in Clinical Investigation at Washington University’s Clinical Research Training Center Postdoctoral Program. He was most recently Pharmacy Clinical Manager at […]
January 19, 2018

Drake, Mercy College of Health Sciences form accelerated degree partnership for Nursing

A new partnership between Drake University and Mercy College of Health Sciences will allow students to earn bachelor’s degrees from both institutions in four years.
January 3, 2018

Drake University among nation’s top 50 values in private higher education

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance placed Drake at No. 42 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2018. 
January 2, 2018

Tips for administering medicine to children

Professor Edward Bell, author of the new book "Children's Medicines: What Every Parent, Grandparent, and Teacher Needs to Know," shares tips on safely and effectively administering medication to kids.
The Des Moines Register

Mahajan receives award to fund precision medicine course for teachers

Dr. Pramod Mahajan, associate professor of pharmacology in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been awarded a $10,000 NASA-sponsored grant through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Mahajan’s project, “Introduction to Precision Medicine: An Experiential Course for Iowa’s STEM Teachers,” is part of the ISGC’s curriculum development […]
December 11, 2017

Three sophomores receive NASA scholarships

Three Drake University sophomores received a NASA merit scholarship from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) for the spring 2018 academic semester.
December 8, 2017

Drake’s 143rd commencement features nearly 70 Des Moines teachers

Drake University will hold a commencement ceremony this month to celebrate the accomplishments of 325 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements as of the conclusion fall 2017 semester.
December 7, 2017

Drake CPHS students elected to regional leadership positions

American Pharmacists Association - Academic Of Student Pharmacists Kelli Welter (P2) was elected the Region 5 member-at-large in the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Students in Pharmacy. Region 5 is comprised of eight colleges of pharmacy in six states in the Midwest.  The election occurred during the Midyear Regional Meeting, held in Des Moines, […]
November 29, 2017

Meet a new CPHS Bulldog: Dr. Jamie Pitlick

  Jamie Pitlick, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice (Iowa Diabetes Endocrinology Center at Mercy Hospital and Clinics) One of our own returns home! Dr. Jamie Pitlick earned her PharmD from Drake in 2008 and then completed a pharmacy practice residency at Mercy Family Medicine in association with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Before returning […]
November 28, 2017

Annual Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day brings together students, faculty, alumni and community

Current and prospective CPHS students gathered to assess, celebrate, and learn at Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day, Thursday, Nov. 9. Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day, an annual event that began in 1988 on Drake’s campus, is planned and implemented by students for students. The annual event features a variety of topics that address current and […]
November 27, 2017