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Drake OTD Faculty Hold AOTA Roster of Fellows Career Achievement Status 

Drake OTD Faculty Hold AOTA Roster of Fellows Career Achievement Status 

Three faculty members of Drake University’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program hold the Roster of Fellows status in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Established in 1973, the Roster of Fellows Award (FAOTA) recognizes occupational therapists who – through their knowledge, expertise, leadership, advocacy, and/or guidance – have made significant contributions over time to the...

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Hansen Completes Inclusive Teaching Fellowship 

Hansen Completes Inclusive Teaching Fellowship 

Anisa Hansen, clinical pharmacist and professor in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), completed the Lumen Circles Belonging and Inclusive Teaching Fellowship in the fall of 2022. Lumen Circles are faculty professional development experiences that use virtual learning communities to connect faculty members with peers and help them hone their expertise as...

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CPHS Students, Alumni, and Faculty Awarded at 2022 IPA Annual Meeting

CPHS Students, Alumni, and Faculty Awarded at 2022 IPA Annual Meeting

At the 2022 Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) Annual Meeting, held September 23-24 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, pharmacists and student pharmacists joined together for professional development and to recognize Iowa pharmacy’s spirit of service and its culture of professionalism.   Associate professor of pharmacy practice Wendy Mobley-Bukstein served as a panelist for the September 23 keynote address...

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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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