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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...

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Isabelle Tharp Receives Competitive APhA Foundation Scholarship

Isabelle Tharp Receives Competitive APhA Foundation Scholarship

Third-year pharmacy student Isabelle Tharp is one of 19 pharmacy students nationwide to receive a 2021-2022 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation Scholarship. The recipients were selected based on their academic accomplishments and for their leadership skills as demonstrated by their active involvement in the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). Tharp received the Gloria Francke Scholarship.  “Being awarded this scholarship shows me...

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Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumni recognized at Health Professions Day

Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumni recognized at Health Professions Day

The College’s annual Alumni Achievement Awards were presented at Health Professions Day (formerly Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day) on February 25, 2021. This year’s outstanding alumni included Young Alumni Achievement Award Recipients James Grunert, and Sarah (Dean) Shetler, and Alumni Award Recipients, Tommy Bramley, and Siva Kasinithan.  “Our 2021 Alumni Achievement Awardees are a distinguished group of individuals with many achievements,” said Renae Chesnut, dean of the college. “Their...

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Faculty awards announced at Health Professions Day

Faculty awards announced at Health Professions Day

During the annual Health Professions Day (formerly Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day), held on February 25, 2021, the College of Pharmacy and Health Science presented various awards to faculty members who demonstrate outstanding teaching, mentorship, scholarship, and professional involvement within their fields. Nominations for the awards are sought from students and colleagues alike from within...

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Preceptor awards announced at Health Professions Day

Preceptor awards announced at Health Professions Day

During the annual Health Professions Day (formerly Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day), held on February 25, 2021, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences presented various awards to preceptors and fieldwork educators who demonstrate outstanding teaching and mentorship to students at their practice sites. Nominations for the awards are sought from students within the college. ...

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Athletic Training Students Become Immunization Certified

Athletic Training Students Become Immunization Certified

Students completing the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree at Drake University have several unique learning opportunities available to them as a program within a health professions college. One of those unique learning experiences was earning immunization certification at the start of the spring 2021 semester, a role that typically falls outside the realm of athletic trainers. The opportunity to complete this training gives students a competitive edge and the ability to...

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Pharmacy Students Train Drake Public Safety in Use of Naloxone

Pharmacy Students Train Drake Public Safety in Use of Naloxone

Phi Lambda Sigma, a professional leadership society for PharmD students in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) at Drake University, implemented an initiative to train Drake Public Safety Officers on the use of Naloxone in the case of suspected drug overdoses. Phi Lambda Sigma obtained Naloxone kits through two grant programs: the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Tele-Naloxone Project and the Adapt...