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Unsung Heroes on the COVID-19 Front Lines

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Pictured above is (L-R) Dr. Robert Page, Department of Clinical Pharmacy; Alison Novak, PGY2 critical care resident, Courtney Shakowski, UCH cardiology critical care pharmacist. Shakowski is seen helping Novak into her PPE respirator before entering a COVID-19 patient’s room. 

As the coronavirus pandemic grows, so does the reliance on health care workers around the world. From social media salutes to neighborhood parades, the world is finding innovative ways to applaud the efforts of the medical community on the front line of the fight against COVID-19. Read More

CU Pharmacy first in Colorado to offer graduate-level cannabis education

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Success of introductory course indicated a need for advanced medical and science education

Industry analysts say the market size of cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals could generate up to $2 billion by the end of 2020 — and legal sales could earn up to $23 billion by 2025. The Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry reports that 6,694 patients received a physician certification for medical cannabis in the month of April alone, bringing the total number of medical cannabis users on the state’s registry to more than 80,000.  Read More

Study pinpoints metrics of cost-effective screening for type 1 diabetes

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AURORA, Colo.  – Health screenings can catch conditions early, helping patients avoid a condition’s worst consequences or even preventing it from developing altogether. Think of mammograms to catch breast cancer early or high blood pressure screening before a person has a stroke. Screening helps pre-symptomatic patients take actions to reduce their risk of a catastrophic outcome. Read More

Pharmacists on the Front Lines: Critical Care Pharmacists Use Innovation to Combat Drug Shortages

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Dr. Mary Bradley and Dr. Scott Mueller

Note: This story is part of an ongoing series, “Pharmacists on the Front Lines,” which highlights the work of CU pharmacists in the COVID-19 battle. Read the first story here.

Even the most well-stocked hospital in the U.S. is not immune to an all-too-familiar consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: drug shortages. As the FDA monitors the drug supply chain contributing to the supply disruptions and shortage of drug products, pharmacists in COVID-19 units are using their drug expertise to develop innovative solutions. Read More

News roundup: CU Pharmacy faculty provides expertise during coronavirus pandemic

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Associate Professor Sarah Anderson, PharmD, speaks with national news site Newsy about the coronavirus.

During the coronavirus pandemic, experts at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences can be counted on to answer some of the public’s most pressing questions.

From working to develop a treatment to help COVID-19 patients to speaking about the impact on the U.S. drug supply, our faculty members are in the news. Read More

Colorado Experts, Including CU Pharmacy Professor, Prepare ‘Blueprint’ for Opioid Litigation Settlements

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Professor Rob Valuck

Colorado experts in combatting substance abuse are recommending ways cities, counties, and the state could use dollars anticipated from the settlement of lawsuits against companies and individuals involved in fostering the opioid crisis. In a report released December 5, experts recommend ways community and state leaders can put the money to use quickly and effectively. Read More

Faculty research evaluates innovative but costly cancer therapy in Journal of Clinical Oncology review article

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A 2017 video explains CAR-T cancer therapies and the research conducted by the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research faculty at CU Pharmacy.

After conducting pioneering research into the cost-effectiveness of an innovative new cancer treatment, researchers at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) were invited by the Journal of Clinical Oncology to contribute a review article in an upcoming special issue, “Economic Issues in Cancer Care.” Read More

CU Pharmacy ambulatory care residency program, faculty member recognized as best in country

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Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director Joe Saseen, center, smiles for a photo with current residents (left to right) Navya Varshney, Vivian Cheng, Jennifer Tunoa and Joe Nardolillo.

A map hanging in Dr. Joe Saseen’s office at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is marked with pins in cities across the country, each representing former residents trained by the CU Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Residency Program. Read More

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Student recognizes generosity of donors in speech at scholarship luncheon

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Note: The following is a speech delivered by University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences student Clare Livingston at the school’s scholarship luncheon on Nov. 1. The luncheon brought together CU Pharmacy’s generous scholarship donors and their recipients.

I would like to start by welcoming everyone to this delicious luncheon to celebrate scholarship donors and recipients at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy. My name is Clare Livingston and I am a P4 student. I am currently the recipient of the James L McDowell Scholarship and a former recipient of the Kent M. Nelson and Erwin-Nelson Scholarships. Read More

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CU Pharmacy faculty members and student honored at Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards

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Two University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty members and a student were honored with awards that recognize pharmacy innovators from across the U.S.

Associate Professor Sarah Anderson, PharmD, Assistant Professor Rhianna Fink, PharmD, and student Nashel Patel were all honored in the Next-Generation Pharmacy Awards, sponsored by Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems. The awards honor 30 finalists from across the country in 10 categories. Read More