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CPHS Welcomes OTD Class of 2023 and PharmD Class of 2024 During Professional Orientation and White Coat Ceremonies

CPHS Welcomes OTD Class of 2023 and PharmD Class of 2024 During Professional Orientation and White Coat Ceremonies

Drake’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) recently welcomed 49 members into the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Class of 2023 and 77 members into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Class of 2024. The College continued its tradition of welcoming the incoming students through a two-day professional orientation program, culminating with the White Coat Ceremony.    The...

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Drake ranked among top universities in the nation in 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking

Drake ranked among top universities in the nation in 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking

Drake University is one of the nation’s leading universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The 2021 edition of Best Colleges places Drake 124th among 389 of the nation’s most elite private and public doctoral institutions, advancing six spots from last year’s rankings. This is the second year U.S. News...

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Drake CPHS Assists with COVID-19 Testing

Drake CPHS Assists with COVID-19 Testing

As part of Drake University’s plan to safely move students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester, all students were tested for COVID-19. While that was commonplace among colleges, Drake was unique in having the involvement of an engaged health professional college that took on the task of organizing the testing and collecting the samples. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) stepped...

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Drake Athletic Training Program Partners with Local High School Athletic Organizations

Drake Athletic Training Program Partners with Local High School Athletic Organizations

Drake University’s Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program signed an indefinite contract with the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) on March 6, 2020, that will benefit Drake’s students and Iowa high school athletes, coaches, parents, and administrators. The mutually-beneficial agreement is two-fold. Athletic training students...

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CPHS Adapts Annual BullD.O.G.S. in Healthcare Summer Camp to a Virtual Format

CPHS Adapts Annual BullD.O.G.S. in Healthcare Summer Camp to a Virtual Format

The COVID pandemic did not stop the CPHS from holding its annual BullD.O.G.S. (Drake Opportunities for Gaining Skills) in Healthcare camp.  While the camp transitioned to a virtual experience amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, students were able to have fun while exploring career pathways in health care.   The BullD.O.G.S. in Healthcare program introduces high school students...

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Alumni Spotlight: Case Haub’s Virtual CHC Health Prepared for the Future

Alumni Spotlight: Case Haub’s Virtual CHC Health Prepared for the Future

Exploring unique career paths and developing an entrepreneurial mindset to prepare for the future of the pharmacy profession has been a hallmark of a Drake pharmacy education for many years.  Mike Case Haub, PH’02, caught that spirit and has joined several other Drake pharmacy graduates who have pursued non-traditional career pathways. Case Haub started CHC Health...

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Xue Announced as 20-21 Vanadro – Drake Drug Development Fellow

Xue Announced as 20-21 Vanadro – Drake Drug Development Fellow

The second Drug Development Fellow in the Vanadro – Drake University. Drug Development Fellowship will be Ivy Xue, a 2020 doctor of pharmacy graduate from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  A native of Iowa, Xue also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Multidisciplinary Science from the University of Iowa in 2016. The Vanadro – Drake University Drug...

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Upton named a 2020 AACP Walmart Scholar

Upton named a 2020 AACP Walmart Scholar

Jesse Upton (P4) was named a 2020 Walmart Scholar by The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). He is advised in the program by Lynn Kassel, associate professor of pharmacy practice in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). AACP and Walmart partner to help colleges and schools of pharmacy ensure there is...

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Professor Ed Bell nears finish line of his Drake career

Professor Ed Bell nears finish line of his Drake career

Ed Bell, professor of pharmacy practice, is retiring on June 30, 2020, after 30 years of service to Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). Bell received his B.S. and Pharm.D. from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He joined CPHS and Blank Children’s Hospital in the fall of 1989. “I found the...

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CPHS 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

CPHS 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) held the 2020 Commencement Ceremony virtually on Saturday, May 16, 2020. While the ceremony was different from prior years, what was not changed was that new CPHS alumni are now equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in their professions. The University...