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August 2022 Updates

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Pharmacotherapy Clinical Professor and Director of Quality Assurance Improvement & Accreditation Preparation Terri Levien and J. Roberts and Marcia Fosberg Distinguished Regents Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Director of the Drug Information Center Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – bebtelovimab: preliminary evaluation,” in Wolters Kluwer Health’s The Formulary Monograph Service (FMS) in June 2022. Wolters Kluwer Health is a drug and health information publisher, the FMS is a resource used in the formulary decision making process for hospitals and managed care systems on recently released and investigational drugs.

Drug Information Center Resident Regan Smith, Terri Levien and Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – pacritinib … » More …

July 2022 Updates

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United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR) Director and Professor Sergei Tolmachev and two co-authors published “Quadrupole and multi-collector ICP-MS analysis of 226Ra in brain from a radium dial painter,” in the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry.

Pharmaceutical sciences and molecular medicine students Deepak Ahire (Prasad lab), Laken Kruger (Prasad lab), and Sheena Sharma (Prasad lab), with faculty co-authors Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Associate Vijaya Saradhi Mettu (Prasad lab) and Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Bhagwat Prasad and one co-author published, “Quantitative Proteomics in translational absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion and precision medicine,” in Pharmacological Reviews in July 2022.

Laken Kruger, with faculty … » More …

Pharmacy Careers: Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialty Practice

Approximately one in five adults in the United States live with a mental illness and a survey published by the CDC found that 16.5% of American adults have taken prescription medication for their mental health. As the medication experts of the health care team, pharmacists are uniquely positioned to have an impact in mental health.

In the final Career Seminar presentation of the 2021-22 academic year, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences doctor of pharmacy alums Glen Chase (’15) and Aubrie Duke (’16) from Comprehensive Healthcare in Yakima, Washington talked to WSU doctor of pharmacy students about pharmacy roles in psychiatric care.

Chase and … » More …

June 2022 Updates

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Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Associate Jin Gao (Wang lab), Pharmaceutical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Associate Yujie Su (Wang lab), and Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Zhenjia Wang published an Invited Review article of “Engineering bacterial membrane nanovesicles for improved therapies in infectious diseases and cancer,” in Advanced Drug Delivery Review, a peer-reviewed resource from the Elsevier online in May 2022.

Pharmacotherapy Associate Professor Rustin Crutchley (Yakima) with student co-author Angelina Gladchuk (’22 PharmD) and four other co-authors published “Cathelicidins and defensins antimicrobial host defense peptides in the treatment of TB and HIV: Pharmacogenomic and nanomedicine approaches towards improved therapeutic outcomes,” in Biomedicine & … » More …

CPPS returns to in-person graduation celebrations for 2022

On Thursday, May 5, the Washington State University (WSU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) celebrated the accomplishments of nine doctor of philosophy (PhD), and 160 doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) graduates at its 2022 commencement ceremony. Family, faculty and friends gathered at the The Fox in downtown Spokane to honor the graduates.

Throughout the pandemic PhD students remained on campus and in the labs while doctor of pharmacy students transitioned to distance learning during the spring 2020 semester as well as in the 2020-21 academic year. Since doctor of pharmacy students spend their fourth year on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations, this was … » More …

May 2022 Updates

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Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Student Rakshit Tanna (Paine lab), Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Student James Nguyen (Paine lab, PharmD ’20), Pharmaceutical Sciences Program Manager Deena Hadi, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology Professor Matthew Layton, Pharmacotherapy Chair and R. Keith Campbell Distinguished Professor in Diabetes Care John White, Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Mary Paine and six co-authors published, “Clinical pharmacokinetic assessment of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), a botanical product with opioid-like effects, in healthy adult participants,” in Pharmaceutics in March 2022.

J. Roberts and Marcia Fosberg Distinguished Regents Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Director of the Drug Information Center Danial … » More …

Celebrating college excellence

Across Washington State University (WSU) spring is a time to recognize those who go above and beyond, making an impact in their programs, the university, and their communities. Along with the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) internal awards, students, faculty and staff are also recognized by WSU Health Sciences and by the university. It is with great pride the college announces the following CPPS Student Awards, WSU President’s Awards for Leadership and WSU Health Sciences Chancellor’s Excellence Awards received by CPPS students and faculty. » More ...

April 2022 Updates

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Puneet Kaur (Doctor of Pharmacy Honors class of 2022, Z. Wang lab), Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Associate Jin Gao (Z. Wang lab) and Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Zhenjia Wang published, “Liposomal formulations enhance the anti-inflammatory effect of eicosapentaenoic acid in HL60 cells,” in Pharmaceutics in February 2022.

Pharmacotherapy Assistant Professor Jennifer Miller, Pharmacotherapy Assistant Professor Nicole Rodin, Pharmacotherapy Associate Professor and Director for the Center for Pharmacy Practice Research Kimberly McKeirnan published, “Training student pharmacists to administer pediatric immunizations,” in Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning in March 2022.

Kimberly McKeirnan and one other published, “The physician perspective on pharmacist-physician … » More …