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Drake OTD Faculty Hold AOTA Roster of Fellows Career Achievement Status 

Drake OTD Faculty Hold AOTA Roster of Fellows Career Achievement Status 

Three faculty members of Drake University’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program hold the Roster of Fellows status in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Established in 1973, the Roster of Fellows Award (FAOTA) recognizes occupational therapists who – through their knowledge, expertise, leadership, advocacy, and/or guidance – have made significant contributions over time to the...

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Hansen Completes Inclusive Teaching Fellowship 

Hansen Completes Inclusive Teaching Fellowship 

Anisa Hansen, clinical pharmacist and professor in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), completed the Lumen Circles Belonging and Inclusive Teaching Fellowship in the fall of 2022. Lumen Circles are faculty professional development experiences that use virtual learning communities to connect faculty members with peers and help them hone their expertise as...

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Youth Mindful Movement Program Launched by Drake OTD Department and Boys & Girls Club

Youth Mindful Movement Program Launched by Drake OTD Department and Boys & Girls Club

Faculty in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) department implemented a mindful movement and social-emotional life skills program for youth at the Gregory and Suzie Glazer Burt Boys and Girls Club on Drake University’s campus in the fall of 2022. The Move Mindfully and Build Bulldog Skills program will continue...

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Brown Named 2022 Weaver Medal of Honor Recipient and Lecturer

Brown Named 2022 Weaver Medal of Honor Recipient and Lecturer

The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) will award its highest honor, the Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor to Drake pharmacy alumnus and retired Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of Alcon, Gregg C. Brown, PH’78, LW’81. Brown will deliver the Weaver Medal Lecture on Friday, November...

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CPHS Students, Alumni, and Faculty Awarded at 2022 IPA Annual Meeting

CPHS Students, Alumni, and Faculty Awarded at 2022 IPA Annual Meeting

At the 2022 Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) Annual Meeting, held September 23-24 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, pharmacists and student pharmacists joined together for professional development and to recognize Iowa pharmacy’s spirit of service and its culture of professionalism.   Associate professor of pharmacy practice Wendy Mobley-Bukstein served as a panelist for the September 23 keynote address...

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Student Pharmacists Awarded NASA Research Scholarships 

Student Pharmacists Awarded NASA Research Scholarships 

The NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) awarded two research scholarships to students in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). Second-year student pharmacist Anna Braun and third-year student pharmacist Ali Goldensoph were two of 19 students in Iowa to receive these competitive scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year. Both students earned the...

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OTD Program Involved with Inaugural Sensory-Friendly Morning at Iowa State Fair 

OTD Program Involved with Inaugural Sensory-Friendly Morning at Iowa State Fair 

Students and faculty in Drake University’s Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) program helped plan and implement the inaugural Sensory-Friendly Morning at the Iowa State Fair on August 17, 2022. In coordination with the event’s presenting sponsor, ChildServe, the OTD program provided guidance to make the Iowa State Fair accessible and offer special programming for children and...

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Hernandez Cruz Receives ISGC Incoming Freshman Scholarship for Diversity in STEM 

Hernandez Cruz Receives ISGC Incoming Freshman Scholarship for Diversity in STEM 

Genesis Hernandez Cruz, a first-year Health Sciences student in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, received a 2022-23 Incoming Freshman Scholarship from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC). This new scholarship program instituted by the ISGC in the fall of 2022 is meant to attract and retain diverse students in science, technology, engineering,...

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CPHS Welcomes OTD Class of 2025 and PharmD Class of 2026 During White Coat Ceremonies 

CPHS Welcomes OTD Class of 2025 and PharmD Class of 2026 During White Coat Ceremonies 

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) recently welcomed first-year students into the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Class of 2025 and into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Class of 2026. The College continued its tradition of welcoming the incoming students through a two-day professional orientation program, culminating with the White Coat Ceremonies on August...

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Nelson named a 2022 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award Finalist 

Nelson named a 2022 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award Finalist 

Molly Nelson, a fourth-year student pharmacist in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was named one of three national finalists for the 2022 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist™ Award sponsored by Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times. The winner will be announced during the Next-Generation Pharmacist Award Gala held on September 30, 2022, in Kansas...