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Student Pharmacists Awarded NASA Research Scholarships 

Student Pharmacists Awarded NASA Research Scholarships 

The NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) awarded two research scholarships to students in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). Second-year student pharmacist Anna Braun and third-year student pharmacist Ali Goldensoph were two of 19 students in Iowa to receive these competitive scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year. Both students earned the...

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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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Athletic Training Recent Graduates Make Top Five in National Competition

Athletic Training Recent Graduates Make Top Five in National Competition

Recent graduates in Drake University’s Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program finished in fifth place during the National Quiz Bowl Competition at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 30th, 2022. The team representing Drake consisted of 2022 graduates Bridget Davidson, Kayla Strodtman, and Kayley Weiland.  After winning the...

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Brewster to Complete Mental Health Internship with AOTA 

Brewster to Complete Mental Health Internship with AOTA 

Second-year occupational therapy student Briana Brewster accepted a year-long student internship with the Mental Health Special Interest Section (SIS) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), beginning July 1st, 2022. Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Brewster plans to work in a mental health setting after completing the Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) program in Drake University’s...

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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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Munusamy Accepted to AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program 

Munusamy Accepted to AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program 

Shankar Munusamy, associate professor of pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), was accepted into the 19th cohort of the 2022-2023 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP). Munusamy is the fourth current faculty member in the CPHS to be accepted into this program. Other faculty members...

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Iowa STEM ScaleUp Program at Drake University Renewed

Iowa STEM ScaleUp Program at Drake University Renewed

Educating the next generation of healthcare professionals in Iowa STEM classrooms The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council approved the College of Pharmacy & Health Science’s proposal for ‘SoapyCilantro: A Practicum for Hands-On Introduction of Iowa’s Teachers and Students to Precision Medicine’ under the STEM ScaleUp program. This marks the second academic year that the Soapy...

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CPHS Announces Nita Pandit Student Research Award

CPHS Announces Nita Pandit Student Research Award

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Nita (Nivedita) Pandit Student Research Award. The Award recognizes students participating in research projects with priority for those that are completing laboratory or ‘hands-on’ research with CPHS faculty beyond their program’s curricular requirements. Students may use the funding to support research travel...

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McCreedy Receives Inaugural Alexander Scholarship for Rural Iowa Health

McCreedy Receives Inaugural Alexander Scholarship for Rural Iowa Health

McKenna McCreedy, a third-year student pharmacist, was awarded the inaugural Joe and Gordon Alexander Pharmacy Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes a student pharmacist within Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) who is from rural Iowa and plans to return to rural Iowa health following graduation.  McCreedy is from Tiffin, Iowa, and plans to return to rural Iowa after graduating...

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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 deliver the Weaver Medal Lecture on Thursday, October 7 at 2 p.m. in Sussman Theater. The lecture will also be livestreamed at drake.edu/cphs/weaver-lecture and recorded...