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Drake Receives Target Grant for Pharmacy Student Leaders

Drake University prides itself on its students that make a difference in their community and on campus.
February 10, 2010

Pharmacy Expo Draws Large Participation from Drake Faculty & Students

Faculty members and students in Drake University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences had a strong presence at the recent 20th Annual Pharmacy Educational Expo. Held at the downtown Des Moines Marriott Jan. 22-24, the event was sponsored by the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) and the Collaborative Education Institute. The expo drew students, professors, professional […]
January 26, 2010

US Dept. of Health/Human Services Awards CPHS $400,000

Funds will be used to purchase laboratory equipment and expand its experiential learning in disease prevention and pharmacogenomics. 
December 22, 2009

NACDS Scholarship Recipient

Munashe Kaseke, P2 selected for NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Student Scholarship
December 15, 2009

Drake Pharmacy Students Reach Out to Retired Community at Local Parade

A group of Drake University pharmacy students volunteered to help residents from Calvin Manor, a retirement community in Des Moines’ Beaverdale Neighborhood, at the Beaverdale Fall Festival Parade this month.
December 4, 2009

Drake Launches New Pharmacy Student Professional Travel Program

Opportunities for professional development will now be more accessible for students in Drake's Doctor of Pharmacy program, thanks to a new travel fund established as part of the college's White Coat sponsorship program.
December 4, 2009

Pharmacy Students Decorate Holiday Tree to Benefit Des Moines Children's Hospital

Two Drake pharmacy students, assisted by members of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences faculty and staff, decorated a holiday tree for the 26th Annual Festival of Trees and Lights.
December 2, 2009

Summer Internships Help Pharmacy Students Gain Key Skills

Kathryn McDonald, right, gathers with preceptor Kristen McKibban, director of Pharmacy at Medicap, Megan Friedrich, Medicap-GRX pharmacist and Drake professor and other Drake interns.   Seven pharmacy students are getting first-hand experience this summer at various retail and chain pharmacies -- from the Midwest to the East Coast -- as part of two new internship […]
August 3, 2009

Don Davidson Lab

Don Davidson (left), Dean Raylene Rospond (center) and President David Maxwell (right) celebrate the lab at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. New technology enhances lab for pharmacy students The transition from classroom to work force will be easier for Drake University pharmacy graduates thanks to a number of up-to-date resources in the Donald F. Davidson Pharmacy Practice […]
July 15, 2009

Students benefit from state-of-the-art technology and tools

Students practice in a setting similar to those found in retail pharmacies. "This environment is the same as real-life pharmacies -- the same equipment, software and process -- eliminating the worries about technology and allowing the students to focus on patient care," said Heidi Price, instructor of pharmacy practice, who instructs students at all levels […]
July 15, 2009

Drake Pharmacy Alumni Elected to IPA Leadership

Farah Towfic, Ben Urick, Katherine Linder, Alyce Steig, Rockford Anderson, Kevin Cassatt, Kyle Peters, Jim Miller, & Renae Chesnut. In an electronic ballot, the membership of the Iowa Pharmacy Association, an organization formed to advance the practice of pharmacy in Iowa through education and research, elected seven pharmacists to serve as officers and trustees for […]
July 15, 2009

College of Pharmacy Ties for Fifth Among Private Institutions in 2009 US News Rankings

Tied for fifth place among private institutions in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools."
July 15, 2009

Pharmacy Graduate Win Karbeling Award for Leadership

Sara Newton and Dean Raylene Rospond MEDIA CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, Recent Drake University graduate Sara Weirather Newton has received Drake's third Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award for her leadership and outstanding contributions to the University and the pharmacy profession. The award was presented at Drake's May 15 College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Hooding […]
July 15, 2009

Pharmacy Professor Receives Grant for Pharmacogenomics Lab

04/07/2009 News Photo Pramod Mahajan CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, The Iowa Board of Regents has awarded a $60,000 grant from the Grow Iowa Values Fund to Pramod Mahajan, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Drake University, for a new laboratory for training and research in pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenomics(PGx) is a relatively new discipline of heath […]
July 15, 2009

Rho Chi Society Inducts New Members

Twenty-four students were inducted into Drake University's Gamma Theta chapter of the Rho Chi Society at a banquet on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009.  The Rho Chi Society is a national pharmacy honor society that acknowledges the academic achievements of the top twenty percent of each pharmacy class.  The students inducted into the Gamma Theta chapter […]
July 15, 2009