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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...

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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adapts to take the “physical” out of athletic training education

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adapts to take the “physical” out of athletic training education

As students and medical professionals alike are well aware, athletic training is physical and extremely hands-on. Yet Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Athletic Training Coordinator of Clinical Education Megan Brady leveraged the non-traditional setting to teach career-long lessons to her students. “As athletic trainers, we are trained to constantly adapt to changes—some sudden, some...

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Occupational therapy students do lab work at home, make stovetop orthoses

Occupational therapy students do lab work at home, make stovetop orthoses

Having classes and labs taught remotely for part of the Spring 2020 semester didn’t deter the learning by Drake occupational therapy students, especially in their orthotics and positioning course. They turned their kitchens into laboratories by softening thermoplastic material in skillets or cake pans on the stovetop to make their own functional orthoses at home....

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CPHS Students Honored at 2020 Virtual Recognition and Pinning Ceremony

CPHS Students Honored at 2020 Virtual Recognition and Pinning Ceremony

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) held its annual Recognition and Pinning Ceremony virtually on Thursday, May 7, 2020. The ceremony marks the transition to final year internships, fieldwork, and rotations for undergraduate health sciences students, athletic training students, occupational therapy doctoral students, and doctor of pharmacy students. Since an on-campus celebration was unable to...

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Pharmacy faculty support students in transition to online learning

Pharmacy faculty support students in transition to online learning

Learning to be a pharmacist is a complex endeavor. Learning to be a pharmacist and adapting to unexpected virtual instruction was a challenge Drake faculty and students tackled together. “I felt like we were true to Drake values, especially ‘All in this Together,’” said Erik Maki, an associate professor in the Drake College of Pharmacy...

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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adapts experiential learning to pandemic conditions

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adapts experiential learning to pandemic conditions

Despite a pandemic, final-year Drake University pharmacy and occupational therapy (OT) students are still gaining real-world experience through their experiential education.  Every year, the experiential education team for the Drake College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) places students throughout the country at hospitals, clinics, community organizations, pharmacies, and medical offices. When the pandemic hit,...

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Serving a Community During a Pandemic

Serving a Community During a Pandemic

Though we are separated by miles, we are still bonded by our Drake experiences. During this challenging time, we are celebrating that bond through #DrakeTogether stories of Bulldogs making a difference. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spotlight is on public health. That’s where Drake University alumnus Igor Hadzisulejmanovic, PH’13, GR’15, steps in....

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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...