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Maki Receives Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award

Maki Receives Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award

Erik Maki, associate professor and clinical sciences department chair, was honored with the 2020-2021 Drake University Madelyn M. Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award. The Madelyn M. Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award recognizes a faculty or staff member with a demonstrated personal commitment to volunteerism and community service as well as professional and personal values and behavior that typify...

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CPHS 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

CPHS 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) held an in-person, socially-distant commencement ceremony for professional program students on Friday, May 14th, 2021.  The undergraduate health sciences students were part of one of the four University ceremonies held on Saturday, May 15th. Receiving their degrees and doctoral hoods during the Hooding and Commencement Ceremony were 43 Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) students and 94 Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students. The three graduates from the inaugural Master of Athletic Training Class received their degrees as...

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Drake University Master of Athletic Training Program Gains Accreditation

Drake University Master of Athletic Training Program Gains Accreditation

Drake University is pleased to announce that its Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program has earned accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The council accredited the program for five years, the maximum amount allowed for initial accreditation. The program demonstrated compliance with all accreditation standards and was recognized in the areas of experiential learning, faculty, medical directors, unique interprofessional learning opportunities, and support...

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Vandendoren Announced as 2021-22 Vanadro-Drake University Drug Development Fellow

Vandendoren Announced as 2021-22 Vanadro-Drake University Drug Development Fellow

Valentin Vandendoren, a 2021 doctor of pharmacy graduate from the University of Wyoming (UWYO) School of Pharmacy, has been selected as the third drug development fellow in the Vanadro – Drake University Drug Development Fellowship. The Vanadro – Drake University Drug Development Fellowship expands career options for pharmacy graduates by providing a year-long, post-graduate experience in clinical pharmacology. The one-year fellowship, unique in the Midwest, provides pharmacy graduates...

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Wedemeyer-Oleson Named AACP Master Preceptor

Wedemeyer-Oleson Named AACP Master Preceptor

Dr. DeeAnn Wedemeyer-Oleson, PH’99, was named one of four master preceptors nationwide by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) in the 2021 Master Preceptor Recognition Program. In its seventh year of existence, the AACP Master Preceptor Recognition Program honors individuals who are not full-time employees of a school/college of pharmacy for their dedication and commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice.   Wedemeyer-Oleson...

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Tharp Receives National Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award

Tharp Receives National Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award

Isabelle Tharp, rising fourth-year student pharmacist in the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was announced as the recipient of the 2021 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award. The award was presented during the APhA Political Leadership Reception held during the virtual APhA Annual Meeting in March 2021. Established in 2004, this award recognizes a student pharmacist with...

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Students Honored in Annual Recognition & Pinning Ceremonies

Students Honored in Annual Recognition & Pinning Ceremonies

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) held two separate annual Recognition and Pinning Ceremonies on Thursday, May 6, 2021, to accommodate for COVID-19 safety guidelines on campus. The ceremonies marked the transition to final year internships, fieldwork, and rotations for third-year undergraduate health sciences students, first-year master of athletic training students, second-year occupational therapy doctoral students, and third-year doctor...

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Drake’s ASHP Residency Match Rate #1 in Midwest, #3 in Nation

Drake’s ASHP Residency Match Rate #1 in Midwest, #3 in Nation

The Drake University PharmD Class of 2021 graduates continue a tradition of success in the ASHP Residency Match. Out of 53 participants in 2021, 43 PharmD graduates matched with a residency. Drake’s overall 81.13 percent match rate far exceeds the national average of 64.95 percent, placing the University 1st among all Midwest private programs and 3rd among all pharmacy programs in the Midwest. Nationally, we are placed 3rd among private programs and 12th among all 142...

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Jones and Tharp selected as Granberg Award Recipients

Jones and Tharp selected as Granberg Award Recipients

Caroline Jones and Isabelle Tharp, third-year student pharmacists in the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), were selected by a panel of pharmacy alumni as the 2021-2022 recipients of the C. Boyd Granberg Student Excellence Scholarship Award. In honor of the award’s namesake, this honor recognizes rising fourth-year student pharmacists who have...

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Haack honored with 2021 Global Citizenship Award

Haack honored with 2021 Global Citizenship Award

Sally Haack, professor of clinical sciences in the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), was honored with the 2021 Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award during the virtual Global Citizen Forum on March 4, 2021.  In its seventh year of existence, the Global Citizenship Award honors a Drake University faculty or staff member for their outstanding contributions to...