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Herwig Named Weaver Medal of Honor Recipient

Herwig Named Weaver Medal of Honor Recipient

The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will award its highest honor, the Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor to Drake pharmacy alum and retired otolaryngology head and neck surgery physician, Steven Herwig, PH’71, GR’99. Dr. Herwig will be delivering the Weaver Medal Lecture on Thursday, October 7 at 2 p.m. in Sussman Theater. The lecture will also be live streamed at drake.edu/cphs/weaver-lecture and...

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Tharp named a 2021 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award Finalist

Tharp named a 2021 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award Finalist

Isabelle Tharp, a fourth-year student pharmacist in the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was named one of three finalists for the 2021 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award sponsored by Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times. The winner will be announced during the Next-Generation Pharmacists Award Gala held on October 8 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The national Next Generation Pharmacist™ awards program honors...

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Drake CPHS Launches Undergraduate Public Health Major

Drake CPHS Launches Undergraduate Public Health Major

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) launched a new undergraduate public health major, just in time, as the world continues to battle a global pandemic and students who wish to make a difference are drawn to health care careers.   The public health major is part of an interprofessional health professions college. Students learn alongside peers who are pursuing a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical healthcare careers. This gives...

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Bump Honored with Inaugural Pursel Family Pharmacy Scholarship

Bump Honored with Inaugural Pursel Family Pharmacy Scholarship

Morgan Bump, third-year student pharmacist, was awarded the inaugural Loretta M. and Thomas M. Pursel Sr. Family Pharmacy Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes a third- or fourth-year student pharmacist within Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) who meets one of the following criteria: 1) exhibits leadership experience within a national pharmacy organization, 2) is a military veteran or current member of the military/guard, and/or 3) is a single parent.  Bump has exhibited leadership in...

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Griffiths’ Leaves Lasting Impact as Jackson Becomes OT Department Chair

Griffiths’ Leaves Lasting Impact as Jackson Becomes OT Department Chair

Yolanda Griffiths, professor of occupational therapy, completed her role as program director and department chair of Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ (CPHS) occupational therapy department on June 30, 2021. Griffiths was instrumental in further developing the occupational therapy program in CPHS after it began enrolling its inaugural class in 2015. She will continue making an impact on students as a professor in the department. Griffiths joined Drake in 2017 after serving in leadership...

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CPHS Students Awarded NASA Research Scholarships

CPHS Students Awarded NASA Research Scholarships

The NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) awarded three research scholarships to students in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). First-year student pharmacist Anna Braun, second-year student pharmacist Ali Goldensoph, and junior health sciences student Anna Parr were three of 18 students in Iowa to receive these competitive scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. Each scholarship carries an award of $5,000 to be split between...

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Alumna Natalie Schmitz Helps Put Spasticity-Preventing Drug Through Clinical Trials

Alumna Natalie Schmitz Helps Put Spasticity-Preventing Drug Through Clinical Trials

As part of her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Minnesota, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) alumna Natalie Schmitz, PH/MPA ’14, worked with a team of researchers intending to improve the lives of people with severe brain or spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. Involuntary muscle contractions and spasticity...

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Huey Receives NASA Grant for Innovation in Human Physiology Learning

Huey Receives NASA Grant for Innovation in Human Physiology Learning

Kim Huey, professor of health sciences and a fellow in both the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Physiological Society, received a NASA grant to enhance the learning of human physiology. The grant funded the purchase of three cloud-based human physiology learning systems called Lt Labstations. These new devices allow students to learn...

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Reiter Wins 2019 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award

Reiter Wins 2019 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award

Drake Reiter, a fourth-year student pharmacist at the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was announced as the winner of the 2019 Future Pharmacist Award during the Next-Generation Pharmacists Award Gala held on October 25 in San Diego. Sponsored by Parata and Pharmacy Times, the national Next Generation Pharmacist™ awards program honors pharmacists, technicians, students...

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