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P3 Ryan Cecala Triumphs in 2018 Next Top Entrepreneur Competition

Ryan Cecala, third year pharmacy and MBA student, was crowned this year’s winner of DELTA Rx Institute’s annual Next Top Entrepreneur Competition (NTEC). During the NTEC, students compete in a series of three rounds to show and grow their entrepreneurial skills as they try to solve current healthcare problems. The competition enables student participants to...

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Glasow Wins 2018 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award

Matt Glasow, a fourth-year student pharmacist at the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was announced as the winner of the 2018 Future Pharmacist Award during the Next-Generation Pharmacists Award Gala held on October 5 in Boston. Sponsored by Parata and Pharmacy Times, the national Next Generation Pharmacist™ awards program honors pharmacists,...

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Blum Selected as Inaugural Granberg Award Recipient

Lauren Blum, a fourth-year student at the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was selected by a panel of Drake pharmacy alumni as the inaugural recipient of the C. Boyd Granberg Student Excellence Scholarship Award. In honor of the award’s namesake, this honor recognizes a P4 student who has demonstrated leadership in...

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Drake’s Graduate Pharmacists Exceed National First-Time NAPLEX Pass Rate

Drake’s graduate pharmacists have a consistent record of outperforming the national average first-time pass rate for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination®, or NAPLEX. The 2017 first-time pass rate was no exception, with 97.2% of graduate pharmacists passing the NAPLEX during their first attempt compared to the national average of 87.6%. Drake’s College of Pharmacy...

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Former Senator Tom Harkin Visits OT Building

After learning about the Americans with Disabilities Act in their coursework, occupational therapy students were treated to a celebrity sighting on August 8, 2018. Former Senator Tom Harkin, who represented Iowa in the United States Congress for more than four decades, spoke with the students about disability rights and advocacy, answered questions, and took a tour...

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Kappa Psi Beta Chi Nabs #2 Spot in Top 10 Collegiate Chapters of Kappa Psi

Kappa Psi Beta Chi Chapter, a Drake University professional pharmacy fraternity, was named #2 out of more than 130 Kappa Psi collegiate chapters for 2017-2018. Each year collegiate chapters are ranked based on their performance and involvement during the past academic year. Kappa Psi Beta Chi has been ranked #3 in previous years, but this...

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Dean Renae Chesnut Receives Two National AACP Awards

Dean Renae Chesnut Receives Two National AACP Awards

Renae Chesnut, dean of Drake’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, was the recipient of two prestigious awards at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) annual meeting July 21—25 in Boston. Chesnut received the James Robertson, Jr. Leadership Excellence in Student Services Award, and the inaugural Sustained Contribution to Administrative Practice in Pharmacy...

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