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October Updates



Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor Kimberly McKeirnan, Allen I. White Distinguished Associate Professor Joshua Neumiller and Research Associate Andrew Yabusaki published the poster, “Extending the learning tree:  4th year APPE students learning through teaching during their academic rotation,” exhibited July 14 at the 2019 American Association of Colleges Pharmacy (AACP 2019) Pharmacy Education meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Kim McKeirnan, Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor Megan Willson, Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor Julie Akers, Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor Jennifer Robinson and Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor (Yakima) Christina Buchman published the poster, “Implementation of a suicide prevention training program,” exhibited July 15 at AACP 2019.

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Research day rewards

On August 19, current and future scientists gathered to show off their work at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) Research Day. The all-day event is a celebration of the broad range of research that is ongoing in the college, and an opportunity for trainees to obtain valuable presentation experience and feedback on their research.

“I’m so proud of these students,” said Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Development Kathryn Meier. “The energy and enthusiasm that they put into their scientific discoveries is a joy to their mentors, and helps to move research projects forward in new directions.”

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Filling gaps in primary care takes creativity

By Addy Hatch, WSU News

A need to fill gaps in primary care is driving new approaches to health care workforce development in Washington, including at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Panelists discussed their organizations’ strategies at Inland Northwest State of Reform, an annual health policy conference.

Julie Akers, clinical associate professor at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, said the college is preparing students for a future that may look quite different from traditional pharmacy roles.

State law in Washington allows pharmacists to provide direct patient care for uncomplicated illnesses or conditions. Akers said pharmacists are already providing that … » More …

Brain injury expert returns to WSU

Darrell Jackson wants to train a new generation of healthcare practitioners in the Inland Northwest to help people with ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases live longer, healthier and happier lives. An experienced educator who is nationally recognized for his work investigating the sometimes fatal after effects of strokes, Jackson is returning to WSU after spending nearly two decades away. » More ...

September 2019 Updates

Faculty Scholarship


Pharmacotherapy Clinical Assistant Professor Cheyenne Newsome and five co-authors published, “A cross-sectional survey evaluating transgender-related care education in United States pharmacy school curricula,” in Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning in August 2019. Read article

J. Roberts and Marcia Fosberg Distinguished Professor Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – midazolam nasal spray (Nayzilam)” in Wolters Kluwer Health’s The Formulary Monograph Service (FMS) in August 2019. 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.

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Johanna Pantig named WSU student regent

Johanna Pantig, a fourth-year pharmacy student at WSU Health Sciences in Spokane, has been named Washington State University Student Regent for the 2019-20 academic year.

At age 26, Pantig’s resume is already filled with leadership positions, honors, and volunteer experiences.

She served as president and vice president of the Associated Students of WSU Health Sciences and chair of the WSU Student Government Council. She received the Chancellor’s Excellence Award last spring, and the student of the year award for third-year students in the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She’s … » More …

WSU football hero to be honored by College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

William (Bill) Gaskins is a 1969 College of Pharmacy graduate, clinical pharmacy instructor, Washington State University (WSU) Athletics Hall of Fame inductee and was director of pharmacy at Pullman Regional Hospital for 43 years. This fall he will also be the first-ever recipient of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences R. Keith Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award. » More ...