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Chuck Phillips

Phillips Named Windsor Professor of Science

Charles Phillips, professor of social and administrative pharmacy and associate dean of curriculum and assessment, has been named a Windsor Professor of Science, effective July 1. This prestigious professorship was established by Mary Belle Windsor over 20 years ago to support two distinguished faculty in the sciences at Drake University. The other distinguished professor at Drake is...

Occupational Therapy and Pharmacy Doctorate Graduates Create a New Legacy

Occupational Therapy and Pharmacy Doctorate Graduates Create a New Legacy

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) held its Spring 2019 Doctoral Hooding and Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, in the Knapp Center. The event ushered in a new era as the first class of 26 occupational therapy students received their Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) degrees and doctoral hoods. 103 Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)...

Kaitlin Brueggen and Kenzie Magee

Drake CPHS Students Earn Rural Health Initiative Certificates

Drake College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) third year pharmacy students, Kaitlin Brueggen and Kenzie Magee, recently received Rural Health Initiative certificates after completing the program organized by Des Moines University (DMU). The Rural Health Initiative is an interdisciplinary education program that focuses on health issues specific to rural communities. Drake PharmD and OTD...

Pinning Ceremony Award Winners

CPHS Students Honored at 2019 Recognition and Pinning Ceremony

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) held its annual Recognition and Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The ceremony marks the transition to final year internships, fieldwork, and rotations for third year undergraduate health sciences students, second year occupational therapy doctoral students, and third year doctor of pharmacy students. To assist...

Katie Vollmer and Brian Gentry

Vollmer Receives AFPE Gateway to Research Award

Katie Vollmer, second year pharmacy student, is a recipient of a Gateway to Research Award sponsored by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE). This award program seeks to provide student pharmacists with opportunities to participate in faculty-mentored research within the pharmaceutical sciences, leading to greater understanding of the importance of research and the implications...

Eliza Dy-Boarman

Dy-Boarman Named a 2019 AACP Emerging Teaching Scholar

Assistant Professor Eliza Dy-Boarman, PharmD, is the recipient of a 2019 Emerging Teaching Scholar Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). The AACP Emerging Teaching Scholars Award recognizes the excellence of academic pharmacy faculty engaged in or supporting scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning. In recognizing service and outstanding contributions to...

Stacy Gnacinski

Gnacinski Set to Work with Australian Winter Olympic Team

Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Assistant Professor Stacy Gnacinski has recently accepted a mental performance consulting appointment with the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA). In her role, Gnacinski will be working alongside OWIA coaches and sports medicine staff to prepare athletes for achieving and maintaining peak performance on the world’s stage....

2019 Residency Match Rate

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

The success of Drake University PharmD graduates in the first round of the ASHP Residency Match has continued through the second and final match phase. Out of 56 participants, 49 PharmD Class of 2019 graduates have matched with a residency. Drake’s overall 87.5 percent match rate far exceeds the national average of 64.38% percent, placing...

OT Students

NuCara Creates $50,000 Scholarship for Occupational Therapy Students

A generous gift by NuCara Management Group, Inc., will provide scholarships for the next five years to occupational therapy students in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The scholarship gift of $50,000 by NuCara will have lasting impact on aspiring occupational therapists in the college’s new Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program, which recently received...

Michael Harvey

Harvey Wins National Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award

Michael Harvey, a fourth-year student pharmacist at the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was announced as the winner of the 2019 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award during the APhA Political Leadership Reception held during the APhA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Established in 2004, this award recognizes...

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