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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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Let’s DU Breakfast Recap

In September, more than 60 alumni and friends gathered at the Edina Country Club for Let’s DU Breakfast. Guests were invited to arrive early for networking with President Martin, Interim Director of Athletics–Megan Franklin, and Head Basketball Coaches Jennie Baranczyk and Niko Medved. Area alumni enjoyed breakfast and listened to Twin Cities influencer Mark Coyle, University of Minnesota’s Director of Athletics.

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A 40-Year Friendship

This year’s Alumni Loyalty Award recipients, a trio of Knapp Center regulars, maintain strong ties with Drake and each other. The vitality of a university is best viewed by examining the success and achievements of its alumni. Drake University and the National Alumni Association Board of Directors are proud to honor exceptional graduates each year...