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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

Meet a new CPHS Bulldog: Dr. Stacy Gnacinski

  Stacy Gnacinski, Assistant Professor of Health Science    Dr. Gnasinski joined Drake July 5, 2017 and earned her PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She earned a MS in Kinesiology with specializations in Sport Psychology and Exercise Physiology also from UW-Milwaukee. She holds a BS in Biology from the UW-La […]
October 24, 2017

Porter Clinical Skills Center to enable more nimble, efficient pharmacy education

The new Porter Clinical Skills Center will expand lab space and provide greater flexibility for pharmacy students to study important skills including immunization administration, patient consultation, preventative health screenings, and medication therapy management.
October 24, 2017

Fischbach named IOTA Advocate of the Year

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Dr. Jayna Fischbach was named the Iowa Occupational Therapy Association’s (IOTA) Advocate of the Year at its Fall Conference, held October 6-7, in Des Moines. The award recognizes a member whose efforts on behalf of the profession, represent a significant contribution to the achievement of the aims of occupational therapy […]
October 19, 2017

Anastasia Yablochkin, P3, receives research award

  Anastasia Yablochkin, P3, won best poster award at the Central States Chapter of the Society of Toxicology held in Ames, Iowa on September 21-22. Her poster titled "SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS AND MICROSATELLITES IN THE CANINE GLUTATHIONE S-TRANSFERASE PI 1 (GSTP1) GENE PROMOTER " was co-authored by another Drake University student, Sarah Mann, a senior […]
October 18, 2017

Newman named director of athletic training program

The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announced Nathan Newman as director of the new athletic training master’s program at Drake University.
October 18, 2017