The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has an ongoing relationship with Hospital 57357, also known as Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) in Cairo, Egypt. The hospital is one of the largest in the world that specializes in children’s cancer. This collaboration makes it possible for the hospital’s “57357 Academy” to now offer a PharmD program.

CU faculty members, including Christina Aquilante, PharmD, Kari Franson, PharmD, PhD and Jodie Malhotra, PharmD, featured in the above video sent to us by the hospital, have visited to offer a variety of training. Courses include pharmacogenomics, preceptor training, patient centered communication and infectious diseases, among others.

Dr. Aquilante taught a five day pharmacogenomics course in January and July of 2017 to some 180 participants. The Egypt Cancer Network sponsored the training, which was the first ever in pharmacogenomics in Egypt. It sets the stage for the launch of a Personalized Medication Management Service at the hospital. The patient centered communication course is coming up in January 2018 along with pharmacogenomics again in February and infectious diseases in April.

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