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WSU pharmacist wins esteemed Bowl of Hygeia award

After a 50-year career in pharmacy that included decades of volunteer leadership in the local community, Washington State University alumnus Robert (Bob) Scheidtmann, class of 1966, will receive the prestigious Bowl of Hygeia Award for 2020 from the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA).

Established in 1958, the Bowl of Hygeia Award recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership and take active roles in their communities. The award is presented annually by state pharmacy associations and all honorees are recognized nationally through the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

Scheidtmann, who was born and raised in San Francisco, attended UC Berkeley prior to Washington State University. … » More …

Army combat veteran on her journey to becoming a pharmacist

Monica Sines never imagined a career in pharmacy. As a driver in Tikrit and Mosul in Iraq, transporting Iranian, Iraqi and Pakistani workers safely to their destinations, 19-year-old Sines witnessed harrowing scenes while serving in the military.

“I saw things that people at that age should not see,” said Sines, who is now 35 and a third year at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences pursuing her Doctor in Pharmacy.

Sines joined the military in November 2002 at age 18, just before the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. After six years of service, Sines left the military in 2008 and received her bachelor’s degree … » More …

Finding the right dosing for children

Prescribe at your own risk. That is the general feeling that most doctors get when prescribing medicine to children. Due to ethical and legal challenges, conducting clinical trials on children has proven to be a major obstacle for drug researchers. In fact, many prescription drugs rarely go through clinical trials using children. As a result, doctors only have two options in pediatric care: 1. Don’t prescribe children drugs shown to be effective in adults, or 2. Prescribe drugs off-label to children at their own risk. That’s where Dr. Bhagwat Prasad, Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at WSU, is transforming pediatric precision medicine so that drugs … » More …

New technology promises improved treatment of inflammatory diseases

By Judith Van Dongen, Office of Research, WSU Health Sciences Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – A study led by researchers at Washington State University has uncovered a potential new treatment approach for diseases associated with inflammation, including sepsis, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, acute lung injury, and atherosclerosis.

Published in the open-access journal Science Advances, their paper describes a novel, patent-pending technology that uses nanosized particles to transport cell-killing drugs directly to activated neutrophils, the cells that drive the exaggerated immune response involved in inflammatory diseases. They also demonstrated the technology’s feasibility at selectively killing activated neutrophils without harming other cell types or compromising the immune system.

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WSU to collaborate with UAE’s Gulf Medical University on education, training and research

Last month, the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Gulf Medical University (GMU) to collaborate through faculty and student exchanges. In the agreement, the two schools will have joint educational training and research activities as well as share expertise on drug information services.

“Through this exchange, I hope that students and faculty from both our universities are able to broaden their horizons on the practice of pharmacy,” said Linda Garrelts MacLean, interim dean at CPPS, who led the WSU delegation and signed the agreement with Sherief Ibrahim Khalifa, dean for College of … » More …

Spokane White Coat Ceremony

The Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences White Coat Ceremony is our longstanding tradition where students receive their white lab coats to signify entry of the student into the professional ranks.

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX
1001 West Sprague Avenue, Spokane, Wash.

Reception immediately following in the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building Lobby
205 East Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, Wash.

Family and friends are welcome! This ceremony is open seating and guests do not need a ticket to attend.

All white coats are provided to students courtesy of Walgreens.

Yakima White Coat Ceremony

The Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences White Coat Ceremony is our longstanding tradition where students receive their white lab coats to signify entry of the student to the professional ranks.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
The Seasons Performance Hall
101 N. Naches Ave, Yakima, 98901

Reception immediately following.

Family and friends are welcome! This ceremony is open seating and guests do not need a ticket to attend.

Transformation & Innovation in Pharmacy Education Institute (TIPed)

Challenging the status quo to develop practice-ready graduates who will lead tomorrow’s health care solutions.

The WSU TIPed Institute at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences strives to foster the innovations and transformation required to meet the needs of contemporary students and practice, and the future of the profession.

We offer an environment of inclusion, learning and collaboration for the change agents within pharmacy academia to share ideas and develop action plans to foster authentic transformation.
Learn more about the 2019 TIPed Institute
 
 
 
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