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Pharmacy alumni recognized for accomplishments at Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day

Pharmacy alumni recognized for accomplishments at Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day

The College’s annual Alumni Achievement Awards were presented at Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day on February 21st. This year’s outstanding alumni included Edina Avdic, PH’03, GR’03, Gus Bassani, PH’96, and Maureen Reim, PH’95, GR’03. “Our 2019 Alumni Achievement Awardees are a distinguished group of individuals with many achievements,” said Renae Chesnut, dean of the college....

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Faculty awards announced at Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day

Faculty awards announced at Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day

During the annual Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day, held February 21, 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 the college. Mike Daly, Associate Professor...

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Drake Pharmacy alumna promotes spirit of giving journey

Drake Pharmacy alumna promotes spirit of giving journey

After earning her PharmD from Drake University, Dr. Alexa DeVita, PH’18, began a new journey when she was selected Commercial Insights/Strategy Fellow for Janssen Inc. and Rutgers University. She credits her obtainment of this highly competitive position to the financial support that she received as a student to attend professional meetings and make valuable connections.  As a result, she was inspired to begin her...

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Drake University to offer new Evidence-Based Health Care certificate program for health care professionals

Drake University to offer new Evidence-Based Health Care certificate program for health care professionals

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is excited to announce a new online certificate program specifically designed for health care professionals looking to expand their knowledge in evidence-based decision making. The Evidence-Based Health Care Certificate, enrolling students in Fall 2019, is designed to promote the skills and tools needed to combine research, clinical expertise,...

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The Brady Knee: A New Learning Tool

The Brady Knee: A New Learning Tool

When Megan Brady, assistant professor of athletic training, learned about knee injuries in her own education, she along with other athletic trainers, physical therapists, and medical students had to wait to learn about diagnostic tests until a patient was seen who had suffered a knee injury. As she became an educator, she realized that a...

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Solving for Rx – Cracking the riddle of EpiPen expiration

Solving for Rx – Cracking the riddle of EpiPen expiration

Some 3.6 million people in the United States rely on epinephrine auto-injectors to save their lives in the event of a severe allergic reaction. But since 2009, out-of-pocket costs for the auto-injector devices have skyrocketed from $100 for two doses to $600, which is problematic because users typically need multiple devices stored at various locations...

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Drake Signs Agreements with BVU on Pharmacy, Athletic Training, and Law Programs

Drake Signs Agreements with BVU on Pharmacy, Athletic Training, and Law Programs

Drake University has signed agreements with Buena Vista University (BVU) allowing qualified undergraduates the option to complete advanced health care degrees in an accelerated format. This agreement allows junior students the opportunity to obtain advanced Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) or Master’s in Athletic Training (MAT) degrees in a shorter amount of time than obtaining each degree individually. Drake’s Law School has also entered into an agreement for an accelerated program with their jurisprudence...

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Gutierrez Selected as Rural Health Fellow

Gutierrez Selected as Rural Health Fellow

Dr. Cassity Gutierrez, Chair and Director of Pre-Professional Programs, has been selected for the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Fellows Program for the year 2019. Dr. Gutierrez will attend the NRHA’s Rural Health Policy Institute meeting on February 4-7, 2019 as well as NRHA’s Annual Conference on May 7-10, 2019. A graduation ceremony will be...

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Unique Educational Partnership Results in Shared Revenues

Unique Educational Partnership Results in Shared Revenues

The Iowa Clinic (TIC) recently visited Drake University and presented a $75,000 shared savings check to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The payment is the result of a new partnership that has led to improved patient care and increased savings to patients and the health care system.  This unique collaboration between the two...

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CPHS Students Secure Iowa Space Grant Awards

Three Drake CPHS Students are recipients of NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) awards for the 2018-19 academic year.  Katie Vollmer (P2) and McKenzie Temperly (HSCI Junior), have been selected as undergraduate research fellowship awardees. Caroline Jones (P1) was awarded a NASA Merit Undergraduate Scholarship. “I feel incredibly fortunate and excited for this opportunity!” Katie...