Greetings! My name is Ryan, and I am a P1 student fresh from Hawaii, by way of Seattle, and I am writing to give all prospective students an idea of what there is to do in Colorado when you aren’t buried in books or studying for the next big exam. Here are my top 5 things to do in Colorado when going to SSPPS! Read More
Over the summer, I was fortunate enough to take part in an eye-opening learning experience at Kaiser Permanente Central Support Services. I applied for, and was accepted to participate in, a six-week-long managed care independent study worth two elective credits. Read More
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy Professor Robert L. Page, PharmD, was the lead author on an American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement cautioning patients and physicians that many commonly used medications and nutritional supplements may cause or worsen heart failure. Dr. Page was highlighted in many news outlets including CBSradio, CBS morning news, MedPage Today, the Daily Mirror and 9News. Read More
CU Pharmacy students Casey Barrett, Phuong Nguyen and Kelvin Pham from APhA-ASP are teaming up with students in SNPhA to participate in this year’s Tour de Cure, an annual cycling race dedicated to creating support for the American Diabetes Association and finding a cure for diabetes. The race is set for Sept. 24. Read More
Are you looking to get a leg up on your job search? The CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Career Fair and Interview Day are coming up! The Career Fair is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and the Interview Day is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Both events are in Education 2 South, room 2001. Read More
Thanks to a partnership between the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program and the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration, students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to attend a new exhibit, Potions, Poisons, and Panaceas, through Nov. 10. Read More
It all started back in 2008 when I attended pharmacy school in Grenoble, France — straight out of high school. The French program is a bit different than the U.S. It is six years, followed by four years of residency. My fellow students and I were lucky enough to get exposure to the teachings and practice of clinical pharmacy, with several of our professors who imported the concept from Canada. It was a very special training that no other school in the country was able to offer at that time. Read More
I don’t have one of those stories where I knew since elementary school exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. In fact, I didn’t decide on pharmacy school until I was three years out post-master’s. In 2011, I graduated with a degree in toxicology and a plan to work as an environmental scientist. Things changed abruptly when the grant for that position fell through. My faith tells me that when things like that happen, it’s wise to step back and reevaluate. I had a niche degree, 5 years of college and no idea what to do with it….sooo, I traveled. Read More
CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy Professor Pete Anderson, PharmD, and lab manager Lane Bushman, together with colleagues, developed a technique that estimates an HIV-negative patient’s adherence to drugs prescribed to prevent HIV transmission. The test is being used in research internationally and could have widespread application for other drugs that require objective measurement of patient adherence to dosing. Read More
Recently, P3 Eric Yang and nine other CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy students completed the Colorado Ragnar Relay, a two-day, two-man, 200-mile relay race from Copper Mountain to Aspen. It was no doubt an experience that would last a lifetime.
The participating students included Tong Huang, Tiffany Chan, Michael Benedict, Joyce Choe, Hoa Nguyen, Joseph Oropeza, Dy Quach, Lee Amaya and Wesley Porter, who was featured on @RagnarRelay, the Ragnar Relay Series Twitter page.
An overnight, scenic race
Reaching 10,000 ft. at its highest point, the Colorado Ragnar Relay takes runners through four Colorado ski towns via bike paths, single-track trails and backwoods roads. Teams compete overnight with only one runner on the road at a time. Each team member runs three times during the race, running roughly 3-13 miles per time.
“Over the two days, the teams split into two vans and would ‘leapfrog’ from one runner exchange to the next, making it an exciting road trip of sorts,” said Yang.
In all, the relay looks to have been a fun experience.
Orientation week for the Class of 2020 culminated in the great marshmallow challenge, the White Coat ceremony and annual barbecue. With 162 P-1 students, this year’s class was the largest in the school’s history. In addition to being presented to their family and friends as pharmacy candidates, the students were led by fellow P-1 Ryan Sutherlan in reciting the Oath of Professional Pharmacy Student, which they created during orientation week. According to Drs. Kari Franson and Laura Borgelt, “This was the best oath ever.” Check out the oath below. Read More
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is seeking a time-limited/grant-funded Pharmacist through June 30, 2017.
Summary of position
This position exists to assist in the development of pharmacy related policies, clinical analyses, and reports using statistical methods under the guidance and direction of the Pharmacy Clinical Supervisor. The analyses will be used by the department to help determine Drug Utilization Review (DUR) activities and other pharmacy-related policies to improve access, quality, and effectiveness of health care services to Medicaid clients. This position remains current on other states’ and the federal government’s efforts to manage pharmacy services and provides the department with pharmaceutical knowledge.
This position requires a licensed pharmacist to perform clinical analysis of drugs for DUR and clinical expertise to handle activities related to:
- improving client health outcomes via provision of pharmaceutical care,
- containment and reduction of avoidable,
- duplicative pharmacy costs,
- increasing client access to pharmaceutical care, and
- increasing client satisfaction with pharmaceutical care.
This position will provide clinical, policy, and operations expertise to the section and the department.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and possession of a Colorado Pharmacist License are required.
Interested individuals can reach out to Naomi Gonzales, Human Resources Consultant, for further information via phone at (303) 866-4456 or email.
Hello! My name is Kristen Haeger, and I am an incoming P1 student at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. I am a Colorado native, born and raised in Arvada, a suburb of Denver. I recently graduated from the University of Denver (DU) with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to work in the medical field, with a focus on helping patients overcome their illnesses and injuries. Read More
Over 50 metro-area high school girls recently got an inside look at several centers operating on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, including the Skaggs School of Pharmacy. The day-long program, “Exploring Careers in Health Care,” is hosted by the Center for Women’s Health Research and UCHealth. Read More