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Drake Municipal Observatory Fall Schedule

The Drake Municipal Observatory is honored to host a special guest, Astronaut Peggy Whitson, September 22 with a Meet & Greet at 6:30 p.m. and followed up by her presentation at 8:00 p.m. The Observatory is teaming up with Capital City Pride of Des Moines to make this event possible. If you are interested to...

Eugene and Susan Lutz

Eugene and Susan Lutz to receive 2019 Weaver Medal of Honor

National pharmacy leaders, Eugene (Gene), PH’66, and Susan, PH’68, Lutz of Altoona, Iowa have been selected to receive the 2019 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). The Lutzes will receive the award and deliver the 2019 Weaver Medal...

White Coat Gift

Your Gift Supports a CPHS Student Today

The White Coat Ceremony has been a tradition for pharmacy students at Drake University since 1998. This ceremonial rite of passage occurs before the start of the fall semester for all P1 students, welcoming them to the professional pharmacy program. In 2007, Drake expanded the white coat tradition to include sponsorships for students’ coats. It’s...

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Drake University and Vanadro Drug Development Consulting Announce Innovative Fellowship Program

In collaboration with Vanadro Drug Development Consulting, the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is pleased to announce a new fellowship in drug development, beginning July 1, 2019. Vanadro, the first company in central Iowa to focus on the development of new drugs for cancer and other diseases, provides clinical pharmacology expertise to...


End of an era

Dolph Pulliam, Drake basketball legend, retires in May If you’re even slightly familiar with Drake men’s basketball, then chances are you recognize the name Dolph Pulliam. Pulliam was a star player who earned himself a national reputation as a tenacious and sharp-minded athlete during his undergraduate career at Drake, 1965–1969. He’s the one laying the...

The Comparison Project

The Comparison Project

Promoting religious and cultural understanding This past August in Milwaukee, Wis., the crowd in a Sikh temple had recently finished its ritual prayer and had begun to prepare its customary meal. That’s when Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old ex-Army soldier, allegedly came through the doors of the temple and opened fire. The shooter, a man...

Tech in health care

Innovations in diabetes care

Students and professor research the effects of medication management app Although they haven’t yet graduated, three Drake pharmacy students are already involved in potentially game-changing diabetes research. Hayley Vance, Alex Hendzel, and Nicole Quandt are part of a study evaluating the success of MedSimple, a mobile application that aims to help patients with diabetes track...

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