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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

Inaugural Richard Morrow Transformational Leadership Awards presented

The inaugural recipients of the newly established Richard Morrow Transformational Leadership Award were presented during the annual Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day held Nov. 9, in Sheslow Auditorium. The award, honoring Richard Morrow, GR’83, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, recognizes a student and a faculty member whose transformational […]
November 21, 2017

Drake CPHS issues faculty awards

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences issued awards to faculty for outstanding teaching, mentorship, scholarship, and professional involvement and leadership during Drake's annual student-organized Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day, Nov. 9, in Sheslow Auditorium. Award recipients reflect the core values of the college: collaboration, innovation, professionalism, student/learner centered, collegiality, and entrepreneurial leadership. Nominations for awards are sought from […]
November 17, 2017

Drake CPHS honors five alumni

  Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences honored five outstanding alumni during its annual Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day, held Thursday, Nov. 9 in Sheslow Auditorium. Drake alumni Cornetta Levi PH’07 and Natalie Schmitz PH’14 received the college’s Young Alumni Achievement Awards, issued each year to alumni who graduated within the past 10 […]
November 15, 2017

Which medicines are safe and effective for children? Professor's new book has the answers.

A new book by Edward Bell, professor of pharmacy practice, answers parents’ most common questions about the safety and effectiveness of medicines for children.
November 14, 2017

Meet a new CPHS Bulldog: Dr. Shankar Munusamy

Shankar Munusamy, Associate Professor of Pharmacology Dr. Munusamy holds a BS in Pharmacy from M.G.R. Medical University in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, a MS in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research in Mohali, Punjab, India, and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed […]
November 8, 2017

Annual Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day – "Take a Walk in my Shoes: The Patient Experience"

Current and prospective CPHS students will examine the patient’s perspective at Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day, Thursday, Nov. 9. Take a Walk in My Shoes: The Patient Experience will feature keynote speaker Daniel P. Finney, Drake University alumnus, who has documented his battles with obesity and mental health as the Des Moines Register’s Metro Voice. […]
November 7, 2017

Four Drake students awarded Iowa Space Grant scholarships

Four Drake University students have been awarded the prestigious NASA sponsored scholarship through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) for the 2017-2018 academic year.
November 3, 2017

Drake CPHS partners with Governor’s Office to host Opioid Addiction Conference

Identify, Prevent, Recover: Combatting Opioids in Iowa, pulled together healthcare professionals and policy makers, Thursday, Oct. 26, at Sussman Theater in the Olmsted Center. Following a welcome from CPHS Dean Renae Chesnut and two panels featuring health care provider strategies and Iowa’s response, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds laid out a four-point plan to combat opioid […]
November 1, 2017

Meet a new CPHS Bulldog: Dr. Kelsee Hove

  Kelsee Hove, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Dr. Hove brings additional neurological injury and adult rehabilitation expertise to our OT program. She is a graduate of Creighton’s OTD program with a BA in Family Services from the University of Northern Iowa. She was previously employed at On With Life in Ankeny, Iowa. Kelsee will […]
October 31, 2017

Drake’s new Science Connector Building elevates pharmacy education

A five-building science hub now promotes linkages between the research and clinical areas of Drake’s health care programs and fosters interdisciplinary teaching, research, and study.
October 30, 2017