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Iowa STEM ScaleUp Program at Drake University Renewed

Iowa STEM ScaleUp Program at Drake University Renewed

Educating the next generation of healthcare professionals in Iowa STEM classrooms The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council approved the College of Pharmacy & Health Science’s proposal for ‘SoapyCilantro: A Practicum for Hands-On Introduction of Iowa’s Teachers and Students to Precision Medicine’ under the STEM ScaleUp program. This marks the second academic year that the Soapy...

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CPHS Announces Nita Pandit Student Research Award

CPHS Announces Nita Pandit Student Research Award

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Nita (Nivedita) Pandit Student Research Award. The Award recognizes students participating in research projects with priority for those that are completing laboratory or ‘hands-on’ research with CPHS faculty beyond their program’s curricular requirements. Students may use the funding to support research travel...

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McCreedy Receives Inaugural Alexander Scholarship for Rural Iowa Health

McCreedy Receives Inaugural Alexander Scholarship for Rural Iowa Health

McKenna McCreedy, a third-year student pharmacist, was awarded the inaugural Joe and Gordon Alexander Pharmacy Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes a student pharmacist within Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) who is from rural Iowa and plans to return to rural Iowa health following graduation.  McCreedy is from Tiffin, Iowa, and plans to return to rural Iowa after graduating...

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Barber Receives Inaugural Purdum Scholarship for First-Generation Students

Barber Receives Inaugural Purdum Scholarship for First-Generation Students

Megan Barber, third-year student pharmacist, was awarded the inaugural Anna (Filippelli)  and James Purdum Family Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes third- or fourth-year student pharmacists within Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) who are first-generation students.  As a Drake student, Barber has maintained a high GPA and asserted herself as a leader in student organizations. She is the treasurer of...

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CPHS Welcomes MAT Class of 2023 During Blue Coat Ceremony

CPHS Welcomes MAT Class of 2023 During Blue Coat Ceremony

Drake University’s third cohort of students in the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) were formally welcomed into the profession during the Blue Coat Ceremony on October 1st in the Shivers Courtside Club of the Knapp Center. First-year MAT students Tanasha Atwater, Nicole Jones, Alex Klosterman, and Corby Roush were each presented...

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CPHS Student, Faculty, and Alumni Awarded at 2021 IPA Annual Meeting

CPHS Student, Faculty, and Alumni Awarded at 2021 IPA Annual Meeting

At the 2021 Annual Meeting, held virtually September 20-24, the Iowa Pharmacists Association (IPA) recognized pharmacists and student pharmacists for their leadership, patient care, professional involvement, and public service contributions. The awards serve to capture Iowa pharmacy’s spirit of service and its culture of professionalism. Several students, faculty, and alumni from Drake University’s College of Pharmacy...

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Flores Among 489 Applicants to Receive CVS Health Minority Scholarship

Flores Among 489 Applicants to Receive CVS Health Minority Scholarship

Gustavo Flores, a second-year student pharmacist in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), is one of five student pharmacists in the nation among 489 applicants to receive a 2021-22 CVS Health Minority Scholarship. Flores will receive an $8,000 scholarship and national recognition. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and CVS Health partner to offer the annual...

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Herwig Named Weaver Medal of Honor Recipient

Herwig Named Weaver Medal of Honor Recipient

The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will award its highest honor, the Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor to Drake pharmacy alum and retired otolaryngology head and neck surgery physician, Steven Herwig, PH’71, GR’99. Dr. Herwig will deliver the Weaver Medal Lecture on Thursday, October 7 at 2 p.m. in Sussman Theater. The lecture will also be livestreamed at drake.edu/cphs/weaver-lecture and recorded...

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Tharp named a 2021 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award Finalist

Tharp named a 2021 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award Finalist

Isabelle Tharp, a fourth-year student pharmacist in the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was named one of three finalists for the 2021 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award sponsored by Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times. The winner will be announced during the Next-Generation Pharmacists Award Gala held on October 8 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The national Next Generation Pharmacist™ awards program honors...

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CPHS Welcomes OTD Class of 2024 and PharmD Class of 2025 During White Coat Ceremonies

CPHS Welcomes OTD Class of 2024 and PharmD Class of 2025 During White Coat Ceremonies

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) recently welcomed 48 members into the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Class of 2024 and 66 members into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Class of 2025. The College continued its tradition of welcoming the incoming students through a two-day professional orientation program, culminating with the White Coat Ceremonies.    ...