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Pharmacy faculty support students in transition to online learning

Pharmacy faculty support students in transition to online learning

Learning to be a pharmacist is a complex endeavor. Learning to be a pharmacist and adapting to unexpected virtual instruction was a challenge Drake faculty and students tackled together. “I felt like we were true to Drake values, especially ‘All in this Together,’” said Erik Maki, an associate professor in the Drake College of Pharmacy...

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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adapts experiential learning to pandemic conditions

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adapts experiential learning to pandemic conditions

Despite a pandemic, final-year Drake University pharmacy and occupational therapy (OT) students are still gaining real-world experience through their experiential education.  Every year, the experiential education team for the Drake College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) places students throughout the country at hospitals, clinics, community organizations, pharmacies, and medical offices. When the pandemic hit,...

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Serving a Community During a Pandemic

Serving a Community During a Pandemic

Though we are separated by miles, we are still bonded by our Drake experiences. During this challenging time, we are celebrating that bond through #DrakeTogether stories of Bulldogs making a difference. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spotlight is on public health. That’s where Drake University alumnus Igor Hadzisulejmanovic, PH’13, GR’15, steps in....

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Drake University Receives Grant from the Chris Norton Foundation

Drake University Receives Grant from the Chris Norton Foundation

Drake University’s occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences took another step in helping people with paralysis improve mobility thanks to a $43,595 grant from the Chris Norton Foundation. The grant will allow the program to acquire a Restorative Therapy RT300 device – an arm, leg, and core cycle...

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Welter completes national APhA-ASP presidency

Welter completes national APhA-ASP presidency

When Kelli Jo Welter, fourth-year doctor of pharmacy student, became the National President of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Students (APhA-ASP) in 2019, she unveiled her theme for the year – “Fearlessly Authentic”. By encouraging student pharmacist members to be “Fearlessly Authentic” and pursue their passions, Welter and the National Executive Committee empowered...

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Hammer Selected as Granberg Award Recipient

Hammer Selected as Granberg Award Recipient

Rita Hammer, a third-year student at the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was selected by a panel of Drake pharmacy alumni as the 2020-2021 recipient of the C. Boyd Granberg Student Excellence Scholarship Award. In honor of the award’s namesake, this honor recognizes a rising P4 student who has demonstrated leadership...

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Charlie Porter to receive 2020 Weaver Medal of Honor

Charlie Porter to receive 2020 Weaver Medal of Honor

National pharmacy leader, Charlie Porter, PH’70, of Jefferson, Iowa has been selected to receive the 2020 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). The Weaver Medal of Honor recognizes an individual’s dedication to making a substantial impact on the...

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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 27, 2020, 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 27, 2020, the College of Pharmacy and Health Science 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....