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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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Students in Drake’s actuarial science program can now earn credit for Society of Actuaries exams based on strong course performance

Students in Drake’s actuarial science program can now earn credit for Society of Actuaries exams based on strong course performance

Drake University has received University-Earned Credit (UEC) status from the Society of Actuaries (SOA). This will enable students in the University’s School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management to earn credit for select SOA exams by attaining required UEC scores in related courses. The SOA’s Exam FM (financial mathematics) and Exam SRM (statistics for risk modeling)...

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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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Joseph Jones’ tenure as executive director of The Harkin Institute to conclude Sept. 30

Joseph Jones’ tenure as executive director of The Harkin Institute to conclude Sept. 30

Drake University President Marty Martin announced today that Joseph Jones will conclude his tenure as executive director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at the end of September. Jones, who earned his MBA and PhD at Drake, is the Institute’s first full-time executive director. He has led the Institute since August...

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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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New gifts to The Ones—Drake’s comprehensive campaign—help reach $141 million milestone

New gifts to The Ones—Drake’s comprehensive campaign—help reach $141 million milestone

Areas impacted include a business law clinic for underserved communities, John Dee Bright College, The Ray Center, and scholarship program for minority students Drake University announced today that The Ones: Drake’s Campaign for the Brave & Bold has raised $141 million against its $225 million goal. “Our donors believe in Drake’s vision for the future,...

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Drake’s actuarial science program recognized with Casualty Actuarial Society University Award

Drake’s actuarial science program recognized with Casualty Actuarial Society University Award

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) has recognized Drake University with the 2022 CAS University Award. This honor is in acknowledgement of the exemplary ways the University’s actuarial science program prepares students for careers in the property and casualty insurance industry. The CAS cited the opportunities for Drake students to gain exposure to the sector through...

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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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Drake University Awards Honorary Degree to Mediacom CEO Rocco B. Commisso

Drake University Awards Honorary Degree to Mediacom CEO Rocco B. Commisso

Drake University today announced it has awarded Rocco B. Commisso, the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Mediacom Communications Corporation, an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree. “While other broadband providers exited Iowa, Mediacom—under Mr. Commisso’s leadership—invested in infrastructure critical to the economic vitality of our state,” said Drake University President Marty Martin. “Mediacom...