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Life Redirected

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When Joe Oropeza was 17 years old he wanted to become an Army Ranger, one of the most elite soldiers in the U.S. Army. But two strokes and open heart surgery — prior to his high school graduation — put an end to his military career before it started.

“I was 17 and invincible,” says Oropeza, who recently celebrated his 12th-anniversary post-surgery. Read More

Oncology Resident and CU Pharmacy Grad Wins Prestigious Poster Contest

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Congratulations to Clay Cuny, PharmD, a PGY2 Oncology resident and 2014 CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy graduate! His research project was chosen as a Top 10 Trainee Research Poster at the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) 2018 Annual Conference. This is a huge accomplishment as there were 188 trainee abstracts presented at the meeting! Read More

CU Pharmacy Faculty Win Excellence Awards

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Each year, faculty at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are recognized for their accomplishments. The Faculty Excellence Awards are special because the winners are nominated by students and chosen by faculty peers and selection committees comprised of previous award winners. There are several faculty members from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the 2018 list. Read More

CU Pharmacy Supporters Edward and Karen Skaff Honored

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Over 400 people gathered at this year’s Benefactor Recognition Dinner in the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The event recognizes and celebrates those behind philanthropic gifts to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Among those in the crowd were Edward and Karen Skaff, CU alums and longtime supporters of the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Read More

CU Pharmacy Alums Gather in Long Beach

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Several University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy Alumni, and even a couple of incoming students, got together in Long Beach, California at the end of February. Dean Ralph Altiere and Associate Dean Laura Borgelt (Class of 1997), along with alumni Charles Brown (Class of 1964) and Katherine Johnson (Class of 2013), hosted the event.  Read More

Dreamland in Denver recap: Busting myths, preconceptions about opioid epidemic

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Most of what you know about opioid pain relievers such as Vicodin and OxyContin is wrong. Your perception of the type of person who becomes addicted to heroin and the underlying causes of the opioid and heroin epidemics might be wrong as well.

Correcting myths and challenging preconceptions were running themes during an evening of TED talk-style presentations about the opioid epidemic held at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in January. Read More