On Saturday, Sept. 26, CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, together with CU Denver Police Department, participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Take Back Initiative. The CU Anschutz Medical Campus collected just under 300 pounds of medications. Pharmacy students also helped collect medications in Loveland, Salida and Buena Vista, Colorado (824 pounds, 84 pounds and 72 pounds respectively). Read More
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy PharmD student, Geremi Boom, explains why she chose CU’s School of Pharmacy for her PharmD. Boom, an out-of-state student, says she chose CU Pharmacy for it’s IPE program, research, shadowing opportunities, and the fact that the campus is a healthcare “mecca.”
This year, about 140 faculty, trainees and lab personnel from the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences attended the 2nd annual school-wide research retreat at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge. The retreat, held Aug. 5-7, featured a variety of sessions and programs ranging from genetics and genome packaging to vaccines and bioinformatics. Presentations were given by faculty, post docs and graduate students from the school including speakers from outside the school.
For preceptor Dan Scales, “Pharmacy is more than putting pills in a bottle. We can shape patient care especially if we slow down, spend time with our patients and focus on educating them about their diseases and how to manage them.”
Specializing in HIV and hard to manage chronic illnesses at his Denver area pharmacy, Dan takes a case management approach to pharmacy. “I sit down and get patients to open up and tell us what is really going on in their lives.” Read More
After my last struggle with dehydration that landed me in the ED, I wanted to share my experiences living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) at altitude. Also, September 3, 2015, is PKD awareness day, so it seems fitting to share a little about my experiences with PKD! Read More