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$1.6 million federal grant to fund new telehealth initiative at Drake, improving health outcomes for underserved, rural residents

$1.6 million federal grant to fund new telehealth initiative at Drake, improving health outcomes for underserved, rural residents

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is working to address health disparities for underserved populations in rural communities. The College is partnering with Certintell, a telehealth company based in Des Moines and founded by Drake alumnus Ben Lefever, and Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc.® to improve health outcomes for underserved, rural patients through a...

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CPHS Welcomes MAT Class of 2023 During Blue Coat Ceremony

CPHS Welcomes MAT Class of 2023 During Blue Coat Ceremony

Drake University’s third cohort of students in the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) were formally welcomed into the profession during the Blue Coat Ceremony on October 1st in the Shivers Courtside Club of the Knapp Center. First-year MAT students Tanasha Atwater, Nicole Jones, Alex Klosterman, and Corby Roush were each presented...

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CPHS Student, Faculty, and Alumni Awarded at 2021 IPA Annual Meeting

CPHS Student, Faculty, and Alumni Awarded at 2021 IPA Annual Meeting

At the 2021 Annual Meeting, held virtually September 20-24, the Iowa Pharmacists Association (IPA) recognized pharmacists and student pharmacists for their leadership, patient care, professional involvement, and public service contributions. The awards serve to capture Iowa pharmacy’s spirit of service and its culture of professionalism. Several students, faculty, and alumni from Drake University’s College of Pharmacy...

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Flores Among 489 Applicants to Receive CVS Health Minority Scholarship

Flores Among 489 Applicants to Receive CVS Health Minority Scholarship

Gustavo Flores, a second-year student pharmacist in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), is one of five student pharmacists in the nation among 489 applicants to receive a 2021-22 CVS Health Minority Scholarship. Flores will receive an $8,000 scholarship and national recognition. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and CVS Health partner to offer the annual...

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Herwig Named Weaver Medal of Honor Recipient

Herwig Named Weaver Medal of Honor Recipient

The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will award its highest honor, the Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor to Drake pharmacy alum and retired otolaryngology head and neck surgery physician, Steven Herwig, PH’71, GR’99. Dr. Herwig will deliver the Weaver Medal Lecture on Thursday, October 7 at 2 p.m. in Sussman Theater. The lecture will also be livestreamed at drake.edu/cphs/weaver-lecture and recorded...

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Tharp named a 2021 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award Finalist

Tharp named a 2021 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award Finalist

Isabelle Tharp, a fourth-year student pharmacist in the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was named one of three finalists for the 2021 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award sponsored by Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times. The winner will be announced during the Next-Generation Pharmacists Award Gala held on October 8 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The national Next Generation Pharmacist™ awards program honors...

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CPHS Welcomes OTD Class of 2024 and PharmD Class of 2025 During White Coat Ceremonies

CPHS Welcomes OTD Class of 2024 and PharmD Class of 2025 During White Coat Ceremonies

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) recently welcomed 48 members into the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Class of 2024 and 66 members into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Class of 2025. The College continued its tradition of welcoming the incoming students through a two-day professional orientation program, culminating with the White Coat Ceremonies.    ...

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Drake CPHS Launches Undergraduate Public Health Major

Drake CPHS Launches Undergraduate Public Health Major

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) launched a new undergraduate public health major, just in time, as the world continues to battle a global pandemic and students who wish to make a difference are drawn to health care careers.   The public health major is part of an interprofessional health professions college. Students learn alongside peers who are pursuing a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical healthcare careers. This gives...

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Bump Honored with Inaugural Pursel Family Pharmacy Scholarship

Bump Honored with Inaugural Pursel Family Pharmacy Scholarship

Morgan Bump, third-year student pharmacist, was awarded the inaugural Loretta M. and Thomas M. Pursel Sr. Family Pharmacy Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes a third- or fourth-year student pharmacist within Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) who meets one of the following criteria: 1) exhibits leadership experience within a national pharmacy organization, 2) is a military veteran or current member of the military/guard, and/or 3) is a single parent.  Bump has exhibited leadership in...

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Griffiths’ Leaves Lasting Impact as Jackson Becomes OT Department Chair

Griffiths’ Leaves Lasting Impact as Jackson Becomes OT Department Chair

Yolanda Griffiths, professor of occupational therapy, completed her role as program director and department chair of Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ (CPHS) occupational therapy department on June 30, 2021. Griffiths was instrumental in further developing the occupational therapy program in CPHS after it began enrolling its inaugural class in 2015. She will continue making an impact on students as a professor in the department. Griffiths joined Drake in 2017 after serving in leadership...