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Spokane WSU SNPhA chapter recognized nationally

Student organizations allow current pharmacy students to get involved with their peers making an impact on their communities both within Washington State University and the areas that surround them. This summer, one such organization, the WSU Spokane chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), was recognized for their service during the NPhA/SNPhA 2021 Virtual Convention. » More ...

October 2021 Updates

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Boeing Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Philip Lazarus, Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate in Research Christy Watson and two other co-authors published, “Cannabinoid metabolites as inhibitors of major hepatic CYP450 enzymes, with implications for cannabis-drug interactions” in Drug Metabolism and Disposition in September 2021.

Philip Lazarus, Christy Watson, Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Gang Chen and three other co-authors published, “Inhibition of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase enzymes by major cannabinoids and their metabolites,” in Drug Metabolism and Disposition in September 2021.

Allen I. White Distinguished Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy Joshua Neumiller and four co-authors published, “Optimizing use of SGLT2 inhibitors and other evidence-based therapies to improve … » More …

Preceptor Insight: Tanya Snodgrass

Preceptors play a critical role in the education of the next generations of health care providers. They are an indispensable part of any pharmacy school. At the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, faculty and volunteer preceptors are practicing pharmacists who supervise student pharmacists in clinical settings, where students gain experience working with real patients. Through teaching and mentorship, preceptors play a critical role in shaping a student’s future career. » More ...

CPPS grant helps prepare high school students for bioscience careers

From the first day of kindergarten, children are asked what they want to be when they grow up. Their answers vary as much as the kids themselves, each dreaming of who they will be as an adult. But after they’re asked, what then? How do they find the path for these careers? Who supplies the map? Thanks to a grant from Career Connect Washington, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences hopes to help them find their way. » More ...

September 2021 Updates

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J. Roberts and Marcia Fosberg Distinguished Regents Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Director of the Drug Information Center Danial Baker published, “published, “Drug evaluation – sotorasib (Lumakras),” in Wolters Kluwer Health’s The Formulary Monograph Service (FMS) in August 2021. 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.

Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – amivantamab -vmyw (Rybrevant),” in the FMS in August 2021.

Danial Baker and Pharmacotherapy Clinical Professor and Director of Quality Assurance Improvement & Accreditation Preparation Terri Levien» More …

CPPS welcomes class of 2025, reintroduces class of 2024

Each Doctor of Pharmacy student at the Washington State University begins their journey with the donning of their white coats. This simple coat is symbolic. It represents professionalism, caring and trust that each future pharmacist must earn from their patients.

Returning to an in-person ceremony after the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the move to a virtual ceremony last year, this year this symbol holds particular weight. For the first time, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences White Coat Ceremonies combined two classes, not only welcoming the incoming class of 2025, but celebrating the progression of the class of 2024 into their second year. The » More …

Q&A with the new executive director of graduate programs

Salah-uddin Ahmed has been named the new executive director of graduate programs at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS). In his new position, will provide oversight and vision for the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular Medicine graduate program at the college.

Ahmed has taught in the graduate program since he first joined the college in April of 2014 first as an associate professor and now as a full professor with tenure. In addition to his new role, Ahmed will continue to teach in courses focused on topics varying from the fundamentals of molecular and cellular mechanisms in diseases and toxicological studies to drug discovery … » More …

Scholarships propel student to pursue her dreams

Kellyan Nguyen, class of 2022, has spent her pharmacy school career giving back to the community. As the first person in her family to attend pharmacy school, Kellyan credits her parents with instilling in her an appreciation for hard work, dedication, and resilience. She has put these traits to the test over the past year as the Women’s Health Fellow, working alongside non-profit, community organizations that reduce gender-based inequities in health care and cater to the overall well-being of young girls and women of Washington. » More ...

Q&A with the new associate dean of external relations

Julie Akers, class of 2000, has been named associate dean for external relations at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS). In her new position, she will be managing and maintaining external relationships of the college while continuing her long-standing legislative and professional advocacy efforts.

Akers first joined the college back in 2013, when the program made the transition from Pullman to Spokane. Since then, she has taught in the Doctor of Pharmacy … » More …

August 2021 Updates

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J. Roberts and Marcia Fosberg Distinguished Regents Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Director of the Drug Information Center Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – tirbanibulin 1% ointment (Klisyri),” in Wolters Kluwer Health’s The Formulary Monograph Service (FMS) in April 2021. 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.

Jing Wang (PharmD class of 2021), Drug Information Center Resident Brittany Craft and Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – relugolix (Orgovyx),” in the FMS in April 2021.

Brittany Craft and Danial Baker published, “Drug … » More …