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Drake University Receives Grant from the Chris Norton Foundation

Drake University Receives Grant from the Chris Norton Foundation

Drake University’s occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences took another step in helping people with paralysis improve mobility thanks to a $43,595 grant from the Chris Norton Foundation. The grant will allow the program to acquire a Restorative Therapy RT300 device – an arm, leg, and core cycle...

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Welter completes national APhA-ASP presidency

Welter completes national APhA-ASP presidency

When Kelli Jo Welter, fourth-year doctor of pharmacy student, became the National President of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Students (APhA-ASP) in 2019, she unveiled her theme for the year – “Fearlessly Authentic”. By encouraging student pharmacist members to be “Fearlessly Authentic” and pursue their passions, Welter and the National Executive Committee empowered...

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Hammer Selected as Granberg Award Recipient

Hammer Selected as Granberg Award Recipient

Rita Hammer, 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 2020-2021 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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Charlie Porter to receive 2020 Weaver Medal of Honor

Charlie Porter to receive 2020 Weaver Medal of Honor

National pharmacy leader, Charlie Porter, PH’70, of Jefferson, Iowa has been selected to receive the 2020 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). The Weaver Medal of Honor recognizes an individual’s dedication to making a substantial impact on the...

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Faculty awards announced at Health Professions Day

Faculty awards announced at Health Professions Day

During the annual Health Professions Day (formerly Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day), held on February 27, 2020, 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...

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Preceptor awards announced at Health Professions Day

Preceptor awards announced at Health Professions Day

During the annual Health Professions Day (formerly Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day), held on February 27, 2020, the College of Pharmacy and Health Science presented various awards to preceptors and fieldwork educators who demonstrate outstanding teaching and mentorship to students at their practice sites. Nominations for the awards are sought from students within the college....

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Drake pharmacy program advances to fourth in U.S. News & World rankings

Drake pharmacy program advances to fourth in U.S. News & World rankings

Drake University’s pharmacy program, part of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, improved its ranking among private school programs from a fifth-place tie in 2017 to a fourth-place tie in the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Drake’s score in the rankings increased from 2.9 to 3.2 on...

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Drake University launches five new academic programs for Fall 2020

Drake University launches five new academic programs for Fall 2020

Drake University is adding three new graduate and two undergraduate areas of study to its list of degree options beginning in Fall 2020. The new academic offerings include a Master of Science in health informatics and analytics, a graduate certificate in real estate, a concentration in cyber security within the Master of Business Administration, a...

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Pharmacy and Health Sciences Alumni Recognized at Health Professions Day

Pharmacy and Health Sciences Alumni Recognized at Health Professions Day

The College’s annual Alumni Achievement Awards were presented at Health Professions Day on February 27th. This year’s outstanding alumni included Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient, Aubrey Frette, PH’14, and Alumni Award Recipients, Sanela Bilic, PH’03, GR’03, and Gregg Brown, PH’78, LW’81. “Our 2020 Alumni Achievement Awardees are a distinguished group of individuals with many achievements,”...