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On Friday, 138 students were welcomed into the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. After receiving their white coats, the Class of 2019 signed and read aloud the pledge they created prior to the ceremony.
“I felt so far behind,” says 21-year-old Deedee Romo about her chances of getting into graduate school.
Now, this first generation Mexican-American is on her way to a very impressive med school application thanks to the Colorado Undergraduate Research in Environmental Health Sciences (CUrehs) program.
Third-year CU pharmacy student Ahsun Babalmorad hosts the third podcast episode of Talk Pharmacy and interviews Dr. Joseph Saseen, a pharmacist and professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Their talk focuses on the ACCP/AHA cholesterol guidelines, the IMPROVE-IT trial, and PCSK9 inhibitors.
Incoming first-year students were welcomed Friday at the annual barbecue hosted by Phi Delta Chi, a student organization associated with CU’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The event, which took place just outside the students’ new “home” on the Anschutz campus, allowed students the opportunity to get to know one another over burgers.
This week, the students will take Introduction to Pharmacy and several other sessions designed to help them succeed in their program. The week concludes with the annual White Coat Ceremony in which students will receive their official pharmacy coat and be formally inducted into the Skaggs School of Pharmacy.
Over the past six weeks we had the opportunity to participate in a unique elective rotation focusing on leadership and education in the Office of Student Services. Before embarking on this journey our perceptions of what happens in an academic setting were virtually non existent. This rotation changed our minds.
The Bugs and Drugs Summer Camp brings students ages 14-18 to the Anschutz Medical Campus for a one-week camp about infectious disease. Read More
Since CU’s iPharmD® program relies heavily on electronic communication between students and faculty, it understands the online community well. With nearly 20 years’ experience in this realm, the program and its staff have developed tips for effective online communication that students and faculty alike will find helpful. The following offers a common sense guide to effective online etiquette. Read More
Common cold or whooping cough? It’s not always easy to tell right away.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease known for causing uncontrollable coughing fits resulting in a “whooping” sound. This potentially fatal disease most commonly affects infants and young children, claiming roughly 10-20 deaths per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Today, Dr. Peter Rice, faculty member here at CU’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy, spoke with KOA 850 about this deadly infection. Take a listen.
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy iPharmD® graduate, Dr. Fred Asamoah, explains why he got his doctorate from CU’s iPharmD program. As a working pharmacist with a bachelor’s degree, he was looking for a program that would provide him with the training he needs to compete with recent graduates and allowed him to juggle work, family and school. He picked CU’s program because of its flexibility and its 100+ year history of providing world class education, patient care and research. Learn why he recommends the program to the students he precepts.
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy iPharmD® graduate, Dr. Joe Tabler, explains why he got his doctorate from CU’s iPharmD program. When he first signed up for the program he thought the doctorate would help him obtain a better job. During the program he landed his dream job as faculty with the University of Calgary. Learn why he’d do the program again and why he recommends it to the students he precepts.
Area high school students spend five weeks in the shoes of health care professionals.
Over the past two weeks, we have had the opportunity to participate in the Pre-Collegiate Health Careers Program (PCHCP), held on the Anschutz Medical Campus. During the pharmacy portion of the program, we have seen the remarkable transformation and increased interest amongst these high schoolers in the profession of pharmacy. The students’ pharmacy education was tailored to highlight infectious disease as well as sterile and non-sterile compounding. They were exposed to a wide variety of pharmacy practice settings and gained experience making both oral solutions and hand sanitizers.
According to a recent article in International Educator, “Pharmacy schools on university campuses are balancing various options to deliver the best solutions to influence local and global health.” Writer Karen Leggett interviewed several representatives of U.S. pharmacy schools and current students including our very own Dr. Kari Franson, associate dean for professional education, for a piece titled “The Right Prescription for Internationalization.”
The piece highlighted seven programs and how pharmacy education is becoming a global affair. The following is an excerpt of the interview with Dr. Franson.
Have you ever wondered how to get a job with the FDA, NIH, CDC, or any federal agency for that matter?
Cameron LaChappelle discovered the answer to that question his first year of pharmacy school when Capt. Berry from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was invited to speak during the Professional Development course.
Dr. Chinedu Ozioko managed to juggle a full time job as a pharmacy manager with Walgreens, family and pharmacy school and graduated from CU in three years! Enrolled in the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy’s iPharmD® program for working pharmacists worldwide, Dr. Ozioko proves that with enough drive you can achieve your dreams. Hear what Dr. Ozioko has to say about how he did it.
Faculty member and athlete extraordinaire, Dr. Laura Borgelt, was recently interviewed by Women’s Running magazine regarding the top questions female athletes ask about running, sex and one’s menstrual cycle. Here’s the top questions that the magazine asked and Dr. Borgelt’s answers:
Third-year CU pharmacy student Ahsun Babalmorad hosts Talk Pharmacy. Providing a flavor of life during pharmacy school, Talk Pharmacy highlights student life, provides tips and advice straight from students, the latest advances in pharmacy practice from faculty and innovative research in which our faculty are involved. During the inaugural episode, Ahsun interviews fellow third-year pharmacy student Marina Maes who provides insight and valuable advice for current and prospective students. Stay tuned for the second episode with fourth-year student David Gurule.