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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

CU Pharmacy at ASHP Midyear 2017

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Several students and faculty from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences were at ASHP Midyear 2017, in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month. Attended by more than 25,000 people, ASHP’s (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition is one of the largest gatherings of pharmacy professionals. Read More

Pharmacy students hold bake sale

CU Pharmacy students hold bake sale for University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy

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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

Anschutz Block Party

Bar-B-Q, Music, and Lotion: Anschutz’s 5th Annual Block Party

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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.

Rural Immersion Program

Students Get a Taste of Small Town Life

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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