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Welty Chairs International Epilepsy Crisis Response Task Force; Student Pharmacists Involved in Ukrainian Emergency Response 

Welty Chairs International Epilepsy Crisis Response Task Force; Student Pharmacists Involved in Ukrainian Emergency Response 

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences professor of pharmacy practice, Dr. Tim Welty, has been appointed chair of the newly formed International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Crisis Response Task Force. Dr. J Helen Cross, President of the ILAE and The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy at Great Ormond Street Hospital in...

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CPHS Representation at AACP Annual Meeting 

CPHS Representation at AACP Annual Meeting 

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Pharmacy Education Meeting took place July 23 – 27 in Grapevine, Texas. The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was well represented with multiple faculty members, alumni, and a student in attendance. Annual meeting attendees connect and collaborate with other pharmacy leaders across the...

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Drake Offers MS in Psychopharmacology for Doctoral Trained Psychologists, Welcomes Dr. Ernst as Inaugural Training Director  

Drake Offers MS in Psychopharmacology for Doctoral Trained Psychologists, Welcomes Dr. Ernst as Inaugural Training Director  

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has announced a new program for licensed, post-doctoral psychologists – the Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP). Expected to begin in the fall of 2022, the MSCP provides the specialized training required to prescribe medication in Iowa and other states*. This advanced credential can enhance one’s...

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Riewer Receives Inaugural Herwig Pharmacy Scholarship 

Riewer Receives Inaugural Herwig Pharmacy Scholarship 

Abby Riewer, a third-year student pharmacist, was awarded the inaugural Steven R. and Karen L. Herwig Pharmacy Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes third- or fourth-year student pharmacists within Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS).  Originally from Hutchinson, Minnesota, Riewer has established herself as an exemplary student and leader in the PharmD program. She...

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Athletic Training Recent Graduates Make Top Five in National Competition

Athletic Training Recent Graduates Make Top Five in National Competition

Recent graduates in Drake University’s Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program finished in fifth place during the National Quiz Bowl Competition at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 30th, 2022. The team representing Drake consisted of 2022 graduates Bridget Davidson, Kayla Strodtman, and Kayley Weiland.  After winning the...

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Brewster to Complete Mental Health Internship with AOTA 

Brewster to Complete Mental Health Internship with AOTA 

Second-year occupational therapy student Briana Brewster accepted a year-long student internship with the Mental Health Special Interest Section (SIS) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), beginning July 1st, 2022. Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Brewster plans to work in a mental health setting after completing the Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) program in Drake University’s...

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Blackmer Receives AFPE Gateway to Research Award 

Blackmer Receives AFPE Gateway to Research Award 

Sydney Blackmer, third-year student pharmacist, is a recipient of a Gateway to Research Award sponsored by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE). This award program seeks to provide student pharmacists with opportunities to participate in faculty-mentored research within the pharmaceutical sciences, leading to greater understanding of the importance of research and the implications of...

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Munusamy Accepted to AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program 

Munusamy Accepted to AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program 

Shankar Munusamy, associate professor of pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), was accepted into the 19th cohort of the 2022-2023 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP). Munusamy is the fourth current faculty member in the CPHS to be accepted into this program. Other faculty members...

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Flores Awarded Scholarship at Independent Pharmacy Cooperative Conference

Flores Awarded Scholarship at Independent Pharmacy Cooperative Conference

Third-year student pharmacist Esmeralda Flores received a scholarship from the Rx Scholarship Fund, announced at the Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC) Conference in Coronado, California, in April 2022. The $1,500 scholarship award is a result of Flores’ essay competition entry about how she would alter the pharmacy industry to protect herself and other pharmacists from burnout...

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CPHS Commencement Ceremonies 2022

CPHS Commencement Ceremonies 2022

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) held the annual Hooding and Commencement Ceremony for professional program students on Saturday, May 14th, 2022. The 36 Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences undergraduate students participated in the University Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony held on Sunday, May 15th.  Receiving their degrees and doctoral hoods during the CPHS...