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Welter Selected as 2019-2020 Granberg Award Recipient

Welter Selected as 2019-2020 Granberg Award Recipient

Kelli Welter, 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 2019-2020 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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Drake and DMACC Sign Partnership for Athletic Training Masters

Drake and DMACC Sign Partnership for Athletic Training Masters

Drake University and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) have signed a 2+1+2 agreement, allowing DMACC students the opportunity to earn an Associate in Science in Fitness and Sports Management, a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, and a Master in Athletic Training (MAT). This agreement allows students to earn these three degrees in a...

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Drake University and Vanadro Drug Development Consulting Announce Innovative Fellowship Program

Drake University and Vanadro Drug Development Consulting Announce Innovative Fellowship Program

In collaboration with Vanadro Drug Development Consulting, the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is pleased to announce a new fellowship in drug development, beginning July 1, 2019. Vanadro, the first company in central Iowa to focus on the development of new drugs for cancer and other diseases, provides clinical pharmacology expertise to...

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Pharmacy alumni recognized for accomplishments at Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day

Pharmacy alumni recognized for accomplishments at Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day

The College’s annual Alumni Achievement Awards were presented at Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day on February 21st. This year’s outstanding alumni included Edina Avdic, PH’03, GR’03, Gus Bassani, PH’96, and Maureen Reim, PH’95, GR’03. “Our 2019 Alumni Achievement Awardees are a distinguished group of individuals with many achievements,” said Renae Chesnut, dean of the college....

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Faculty awards announced at Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day

Faculty awards announced at Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day

During the annual Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day, held February 21, 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 the college. Mike Daly, Associate Professor...

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Drake Pharmacy alumna promotes spirit of giving journey

Drake Pharmacy alumna promotes spirit of giving journey

After earning her PharmD from Drake University, Dr. Alexa DeVita, PH’18, began a new journey when she was selected Commercial Insights/Strategy Fellow for Janssen Inc. and Rutgers University. She credits her obtainment of this highly competitive position to the financial support that she received as a student to attend professional meetings and make valuable connections.  As a result, she was inspired to begin her...

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Drake University to offer new Evidence-Based Health Care certificate program for health care professionals

Drake University to offer new Evidence-Based Health Care certificate program for health care professionals

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is excited to announce a new online certificate program specifically designed for health care professionals looking to expand their knowledge in evidence-based decision making. The Evidence-Based Health Care Certificate, enrolling students in Fall 2019, is designed to promote the skills and tools needed to combine research, clinical expertise,...

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The Brady Knee: A New Learning Tool

The Brady Knee: A New Learning Tool

When Megan Brady, assistant professor of athletic training, learned about knee injuries in her own education, she along with other athletic trainers, physical therapists, and medical students had to wait to learn about diagnostic tests until a patient was seen who had suffered a knee injury. As she became an educator, she realized that a...

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Solving for Rx – Cracking the riddle of EpiPen expiration

Solving for Rx – Cracking the riddle of EpiPen expiration

Some 3.6 million people in the United States rely on epinephrine auto-injectors to save their lives in the event of a severe allergic reaction. But since 2009, out-of-pocket costs for the auto-injector devices have skyrocketed from $100 for two doses to $600, which is problematic because users typically need multiple devices stored at various locations...

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“Ethical Medicine for Tomorrow’s Practitioners” is Theme for 2019 PHS Day

“Ethical Medicine for Tomorrow’s Practitioners” is Theme for 2019 PHS Day

Current and prospective CPHS students will explore medical ethics and the future of U.S. health care at Pharmacy & Health Sciences (PHS) Day, Thursday, February 21. PHS Day 2019 will feature keynote speaker Dr. Kenneth Anderson, interim dean of the Des Moines University (DMU) College of Osteopathic Medicine and author of Saving the Heart of...