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Drake University occupational therapy doctorate program gains accreditation

Drake University occupational therapy doctorate program gains accreditation

DES MOINES, Iowa – (Dec. 13, 2018) – Drake University is pleased to announce that its occupational therapy doctoral (OTD) program has received accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The council accredited the program for seven years, the maximum amount allowed for initial accreditation. The program demonstrated compliance with all...

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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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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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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

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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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...