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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...

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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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Professor of Health Sciences, Kim Huey, Named a Fellow of the American Physiological Society

Drake University professor of health sciences, Kim Huey, was granted the prestigious title by the global leading society that expands knowledge related to biological function. Kim Huey, professor of health sciences and 2017 Troyer Research Fellow in the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, was recently named a fellow of the American Physiological...

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Phillips Named Windsor Professor of Science

Phillips Named Windsor Professor of Science

Charles Phillips, professor of social and administrative pharmacy and associate dean of curriculum and assessment, has been named a Windsor Professor of Science, effective July 1. This prestigious professorship was established by Mary Belle Windsor over 20 years ago to support two distinguished faculty in the sciences at Drake University. The other distinguished professor at Drake is...

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Gnacinski Set to Work with Australian Winter Olympic Team

Gnacinski Set to Work with Australian Winter Olympic Team

Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Assistant Professor Stacy Gnacinski has recently accepted a mental performance consulting appointment with the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA). In her role, Gnacinski will be working alongside OWIA coaches and sports medicine staff to prepare athletes for achieving and maintaining peak performance on the world’s stage....

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