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Maki appointed to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Maki appointed to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Governor Kim Reynolds has appointed Erik Maki, associate professor and clinical sciences department chair in the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), to a three-year term on the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, effective May 1, 2021.  An Iowa native, Maki received his PharmD in 2003 from the University of Iowa and completed an ASHP accredited specialty residency in pharmacotherapy at Texas Tech University. Maki joined the faculty of CPHS in 2005...

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Celebrating Dr. C. Boyd Granberg’s 100-Year Legacy

Celebrating Dr. C. Boyd Granberg’s 100-Year Legacy

Words cannot begin to describe the impact that C. Boyd Granberg, former CPHS faculty member and dean had on so many students, colleagues, and peers, but the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) tried to do just that in a virtual 100th birthday celebration on April 24, 2021. Granberg turned 100 years old on May 6th, 2021. “We knew...

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Welty Appointed to International League Against Epilepsy North American Board

Welty Appointed to International League Against Epilepsy North American Board

Tim Welty, professor of pharmacy practice and director of research, innovation, and global initiatives at Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), was elected to the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) – North America Commission for a five-year term.  The ILAE is an organization of more than 120 national chapters and it is the world’s preeminent association of health professionals and scientists working toward a world where no...

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Kassel Selected as Troyer Research Fellow

Kassel Selected as Troyer Research Fellow

Lynn Kassel, associate professor of clinical sciences in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been named the 2021-2022 Ronald Troyer Research Fellow. The Fellowship was established by the Drake University Board of Trustees in 2010 to honor former provost and professor of sociology Ron Troyer and to recognize Drake faculty scholarly accomplishments. The Fellowship carries a $5,000 stipend to cover one year of research-related...

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Maki Receives Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award

Maki Receives Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award

Erik Maki, associate professor and clinical sciences department chair, was honored with the 2020-2021 Drake University Madelyn M. Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award. The Madelyn M. Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award recognizes a faculty or staff member with a demonstrated personal commitment to volunteerism and community service as well as professional and personal values and behavior that typify...

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CPHS 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

CPHS 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) held an in-person, socially-distant commencement ceremony for professional program students on Friday, May 14th, 2021.  The undergraduate health sciences students were part of one of the four University ceremonies held on Saturday, May 15th. Receiving their degrees and doctoral hoods during the Hooding and Commencement Ceremony were 43 Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) students and 94 Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students. The three graduates from the inaugural Master of Athletic Training Class received their degrees as...

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Drake University Master of Athletic Training Program Gains Accreditation

Drake University Master of Athletic Training Program Gains Accreditation

Drake University is pleased to announce that its Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program has earned accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The council accredited the program for five years, the maximum amount allowed for initial accreditation. The program demonstrated compliance with all accreditation standards and was recognized in the areas of experiential learning, faculty, medical directors, unique interprofessional learning opportunities, and support...

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Vandendoren Announced as 2021-22 Vanadro-Drake University Drug Development Fellow

Vandendoren Announced as 2021-22 Vanadro-Drake University Drug Development Fellow

Valentin Vandendoren, a 2021 doctor of pharmacy graduate from the University of Wyoming (UWYO) School of Pharmacy, has been selected as the third drug development fellow in the Vanadro – Drake University Drug Development Fellowship. The Vanadro – Drake University Drug Development Fellowship expands career options for pharmacy graduates by providing a year-long, post-graduate experience in clinical pharmacology. The one-year fellowship, unique in the Midwest, provides pharmacy graduates...

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Wedemeyer-Oleson Named AACP Master Preceptor

Wedemeyer-Oleson Named AACP Master Preceptor

Dr. DeeAnn Wedemeyer-Oleson, PH’99, was named one of four master preceptors nationwide by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) in the 2021 Master Preceptor Recognition Program. In its seventh year of existence, the AACP Master Preceptor Recognition Program honors individuals who are not full-time employees of a school/college of pharmacy for their dedication and commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice.   Wedemeyer-Oleson...

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Tharp Receives National Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award

Tharp Receives National Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award

Isabelle Tharp, rising fourth-year student pharmacist in the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was announced as the recipient of the 2021 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award. The award was presented during the APhA Political Leadership Reception held during the virtual APhA Annual Meeting in March 2021. Established in 2004, this award recognizes a student pharmacist with...