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Blum Selected as Inaugural Granberg Award Recipient

Lauren Blum, a fourth-year student at the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was selected by a panel of Drake pharmacy alumni as the inaugural recipient of the C. Boyd Granberg Student Excellence Scholarship Award. In honor of the award’s namesake, this honor recognizes a P4 student who has demonstrated leadership in...

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Drake’s Graduate Pharmacists Exceed National First-Time NAPLEX Pass Rate

Drake’s graduate pharmacists have a consistent record of outperforming the national average first-time pass rate for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination®, or NAPLEX. The 2017 first-time pass rate was no exception, with 97.2% of graduate pharmacists passing the NAPLEX during their first attempt compared to the national average of 87.6%. Drake’s College of Pharmacy...

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Drake University signs articulation agreement with Iowa community colleges

Drake University signs articulation agreement with Iowa community colleges

Drake University has signed an agreement, effective immediately, that will ease the transfer process for students moving from Iowa’s community colleges to Drake. Under the articulation agreement, Iowa community college students who have completed at least 60 semester hours of courses and maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 can transfer to Drake University with all...

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CPHS Students Secure Iowa Space Grant Awards

Three Drake CPHS Students are recipients of NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) awards for the 2018-19 academic year.  Katie Vollmer (P2) and McKenzie Temperly (HSCI Junior), have been selected as undergraduate research fellowship awardees. Caroline Jones (P1) was awarded a NASA Merit Undergraduate Scholarship. “I feel incredibly fortunate and excited for this opportunity!” Katie...

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Former Senator Tom Harkin Visits OT Building

After learning about the Americans with Disabilities Act in their coursework, occupational therapy students were treated to a celebrity sighting on August 8, 2018. Former Senator Tom Harkin, who represented Iowa in the United States Congress for more than four decades, spoke with the students about disability rights and advocacy, answered questions, and took a tour...

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Kappa Psi Beta Chi Nabs #2 Spot in Top 10 Collegiate Chapters of Kappa Psi

Kappa Psi Beta Chi Chapter, a Drake University professional pharmacy fraternity, was named #2 out of more than 130 Kappa Psi collegiate chapters for 2017-2018. Each year collegiate chapters are ranked based on their performance and involvement during the past academic year. Kappa Psi Beta Chi has been ranked #3 in previous years, but this...

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Dean Renae Chesnut Receives Two National AACP Awards

Dean Renae Chesnut Receives Two National AACP Awards

Renae Chesnut, dean of Drake’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, was the recipient of two prestigious awards at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) annual meeting July 21—25 in Boston. Chesnut received the James Robertson, Jr. Leadership Excellence in Student Services Award, and the inaugural Sustained Contribution to Administrative Practice in Pharmacy...