Area high school students get a dose of pharmacy school at CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy during the summer session specifically geared to students interested in pursuing health professions.
Groundbreaking clinical trial
How a CU Pharmacy professor’s research is helping people with severe epilepsy
Not Just Bang for the Buck
New grant supports novel approaches for drug value assessments
CU Pharmacy at Homecoming
We had the largest turnout of any gathering for Homecoming 2018 at CU Boulder!
National Recognition at AACP
CU Pharmacy wins awards for community service and excellence in assessment
Take one look at Suhair Shawar and you know she’s not average. From her Middle Eastern looks to her age to her accent, she’s unusual.
Maybe it’s growing up the middle child of seven. Maybe it’s being born a girl in a culture that cherishes boys. Maybe it’s living in war-torn Jerusalem and immigrating to California as a child that has molded her. “I’ve always had to fight. Fight to be heard. Fight to be noticed. Fight for my place,” says Palestinian American Suhair.
In 2004, Terry Viramontes joined the Illinois National Guard. A decision he has never regretted. Still in high school, Terry says, “I had options. I just preferred this one.” He could have gone into the family business. But construction wasn’t for him. “I didn’t want something handed to me. I wanted to do it on my own.”
Many of my family and friends become envious when the end of the spring semester is near and graduation is on the horizon. They imagine that I am about to embark on three magical months of fun in the sun and are shocked to learn that is not necessarily the case. “What? You work during the summer?” is a question I frequently encounter this time of year and thought this would be a great opportunity to explain what I do during my summer “vacation.”
If there is a natural cure for cancer, it may come from the laboratory of Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and co-leader Cancer Prevention & Control Program at the CU Cancer Center. Agarwal has built a career dissecting the molecules inside natural products such as milk thistle, grape seed extract and bitter melon.
$500,000 was awarded in scholarships during the May 1st Awards Convocation. Highlights included Gene McMahan awarding the Teresa McMahan-Shulkin Memorial Scholarship in memory of his daughter to P-4 Sierra Hill and class presidents recognizing faculty for excellence in teaching. Check out video of the awards ceremony.
Sara Velotta is part of a legacy of postal workers. Her father, uncle and cousins are all life-long postal employees. It is a life Sara knows well. She even followed in her family’s footsteps. Read More
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.