This week marks one month since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. The category 5 storm was the strongest to make landfall on the island in 85 years. It knocked out power, destroyed homes and caused widespread flooding. Among the devastation, several practice sites for University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy students were also damaged or destroyed. Read More
Four hundred and forty two Colorado high school students, undergraduate students and pre-health advisors, attended the third annual CU Pre-Health Day on the Anschutz Campus, Sept. 23. With just over 200 students attending the first event in 2015, it shows tremendous growth for the event.
CU Pre-Health Day was developed to provide students and advisors with information that can help ensure success in a health-related admissions process, “I am pretty sure that I want to go to med school and I think this is helping me decide what steps I need to take now and things I need to get involved in now to prepare a good application,” explained Gabrielle Hyde, a freshman at the University of Denver.
At the CU Anschutz 5th Annual Block Party, pop rock bands Wildermiss and iZCALLi blasted their tunes from the center of Bonfils Circle into the ears of hundreds of people swarming 20 food trucks and 130 booths. Students, faculty, parents, and kids flocked to the Skaggs School of Pharmacy booth, lured by the sweet scents of essential oils, and the promise of custom-scented hand lotion. From the classic scents like lavender and patchouli, to the more exotic scents like Tobacco & Rum and Pancake Syrup, attendees left with a self-compounded jar of lotion, big smiles, and a better understanding of what pharmacists actually do.
The finale to orientation week for our incoming students is the White Coat Ceremony. 164 students received their white coats and then signed and recited the Oath of the Professional Pharmacy Student, which they created as a class. They’re now officially working their way towards their PharmD. Welcome class of 2021!!
The CU Pre-Health Scholars Program (CUPS) is designed to motivate high school students to pursue a college education and enroll in a professional health career or graduate school program. Here’s a look at what these students did in the pharmacy class this summer.
Nearly two dozen students from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, including pharmacy, recently visited Rio Grande County in Southern Colorado for Rural Immersion Week. The experience is for health professions students who are interested in living and working in a rural area “I really enjoyed the Rural Immersion Week! We got to meet with local community leaders and learn what it was like to live in a rural community,” says third year student Amanda Howard, who represented the school along with Jhani Williams, Dario Martinez and Nicola Maude. Read More
$1 million from marijuana tax cash fund establishes the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Anschutz Medical Campus Read More
Approximately 750 high school and post-secondary students from around the state of Colorado recently participated in a state conference organized by the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Among the 15 exhibitors representing health science related organizations was the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Read More
On January 18th, the Student Winter Symposium took place at CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The involvement of the graduate students of the three PhD programs (Pharmaceutical sciences, Toxicology, Pharmaceutical outcomes research) at the School, as well as from the PharmD program was outstanding.
The schedule of the symposium included 15 poster presentations and eight oral presentations, which contributed significantly in the exchange of knowledge and sharing of information about research that is being conducted at the School. The highlight of the event was the talk from Dr. Richard I. Morimoto (PhD), the director of Rice institute for Biomedical research of Northwestern University. Dr. Morimoto, a leader in the field of aging and a distinguished researcher, described the events that take place during aging that lead to proteostasis collapse, a mechanism involved in the promotion of Alzheimer’s disease pathology.
Attendance exceeded expectations and positive comments about the symposium were mentioned; specifically by Dr. Morimoto who applauded the event, praised the quality of research that takes place at CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and expressed his happiness for the invitation to be the symposium’s keynote speaker. The awards for best oral presentation were given to Deepanshi Dhar (Tox) and Stefanos Aivazidis (Tox). The awards for best poster presentation were given to Ashwini Sri Hari (Tox), Aditya Gandhi (Pharm Sci) and Ahsun Babalmorad (PharmD).
Ryan Duong and Justin Cheung didn’t know each other at Bear Creek High School – Duong is a year older – but their educational paths have been almost in lockstep since leaving the Lakewood school. They both point to an innovative CU pre-collegiate pipeline program that exposed them to careers in health care. Read More
On Saturday, CU’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Anschutz Police Department teamed up for the DEA’s Drug Take Back Day, collecting more than 155 pounds of old or unused medications from the community. Statewide, more than 18,000 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired drugs were collected. 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