Not Just Bang for the Buck
New grant supports novel approaches for drug value assessments
Celebrating our graduates
CU Pharmacy at Homecoming
We had the largest turnout of any gathering for Homecoming 2018 at CU Boulder!
Welcome Class of 2022!
National Recognition at AACP
CU Pharmacy wins awards for community service and excellence in assessment
Nearly 200 students graduated from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program on Friday, May 22. One hundred and fifty-five in the entry level PharmD program and 38 in the NonTraditional PharmD Program (NTPD). After a record breaking 21 days of rain, it finally subsided and the sun began to shine; finally peeking out as our commencement ceremony began.
There is a region in Southwest Guatemala called Trifinio, which is home to a large banana plantation that employs nearly 5,000 workers a day. The people that work at the plantation and reside in the surrounding area live in impoverished conditions with extremely limited access to healthcare.
Catherine Derington, Geremi Boom and David Choi tell you more about the clinic they have formed with students from other disciplines on the Anschutz Medical Campus and the model they follow for patient care.
The school hosted its annual Preceptor Dinner Apr. 23 at Fogo de Chão to honor all active CU Pharmacy preceptors. This year marked the 5th anniversary of the event and several preceptors were recognized for their excellence and service to the school. A full list of preceptor awardees from the 2014-2015 school year follows.
Congratulations to our fourth-year students who recently matched into PGY-1 residency programs. To date, 39 students have matched into ASHP’s Residency Match Program including Joselyn Benabe, Andrea Boyce, Caitlin Butler, Sara Byrnes, Michael Casias, Frank Colletti. Carolyn Dahlman, Christina Davis, Nicole Dimaano, Emily Elwell, Brian Fox, Jenna Gorrell, Liane Horiuchi, Ashley Huntsberry, Natalie Kallhoff, Robbie Kattappuram, Monika Lach, Philip Leong, Mengyan Li, Kelsey Melander, Arya Mishra, Kaitlyn Moorehead, Sarah Newman, Atit Patel, Kathleen Paulson, Trang Phan, Azhin Qadir, Lindsay Rumold, Stephen Shaw, Suhair Shawar, Ankit Shukla, Hai Tran, Kellie Vanderburg, Laura Vriesman, Jarod Weidner, Kirby Welston, Cecilia Wong, Regina Yun, Renjbar Zebari. In addition, Cameron LaChappelle and Deidra Newbrough were selected for Indian Health Services (IHS) PGY-1 residencies. Also, 12 graduates from our 2014 class matched to PGY-2 residencies. We are so proud of you.
When I decided to pursue a career in pharmacy, I didn’t anticipate that policy would be a significant part of this path. However, nearly every national pharmacy society has an operation focusing on policy, and we are often reminded how important it is for pharmacists to advocate for their profession and their patients. That is why I signed up for a day at the Denver capitol building with fellow pharmacy, nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, public health, and other healthcare professional students for CU AMC Advocacy Day.
First-year pharmacy students underwent APhA Immunization training April 30. Supervised by Drs. Moore and Nuffer, the students learned how to give injections – intramuscular and intradermal – to each other!
CU Pharmacy students, together with students from other disciplines on the Anschutz Medical Campus, have helped launch a student-staffed free clinic serving uninsured adults from the Aurora community. At the DAWN Clinic, student volunteers provide free health services to underserved individuals living in the area. Two pharmacy students involved in the clinic answer some common questions about it in this video.
The school hosted a Career Explorations Seminar Wed., Apr. 8 to highlight unique opportunities within the field of pharmacy. Students heard from three pharmacists at this last seminar: Mark O’Neill, State Board of Pharmacy Inspector, Warren Streck, Chief Pharmacist in Mail Order Services, and Mongthuong Tran, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Utilization Management.
Students and faculty members from the School of Pharmacy collected 583 pounds of medications at this year’s Drug Disposal Event. Working in conjunction with the University Police Department, our students and faculty members sorted and removed labels from all of the prescription drugs dropped off during the event, which the police then drove to a disposal site.
Selecting rotations can be a bit like trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle. You are likely asking yourself: What do I need to know? Where will I fit? How do get all the rotations I want? How can I improve my chances for a residency? What if I don’t know enough? How can I be successful on rotation? It is not uncommon for students to feel overwhelmed by this process, but following these simple steps can help ease the process.
Three students – two third-year pharmacy students, Kelsey Schwander and Sierra Hill, and one second-year student Adam McHenry – traveled to Florida the end of March to represent CU’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy during the Medisca National Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition. Hear about the team’s experience.
As a P4 at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy, I am here to tell you what I wish had known before entering pharmacy school, like it’s okay to take a day off every once in awhile! Learn more of my tips by watching the video here.
This video shows us the dangers of medicine that looks like candy. The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy shows us the dangers and how they are working in the community to teach children how to prevent accidental overdoses. They offer a Pharmacist for a Day teaches students how to medications work.
I just completed my Advanced IPPE in Steamboat Springs and it was great. This was something that was recently introduced under the new curriculum. In the past, continuous six-week rotations occurred only during the fourth year. Now, we’re being exposed to one rotation during our third year of pharmacy school and I thought the entire experience was excellent.