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Manpreet Chahal

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Part of achieving the mission of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy is training professional health care practitioners to be Doctors of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). In addition to this, the college houses more than 25 graduate-training faculty with active research projects supported by both federal and private funding organizations. Training new pharmaceutical scientists through our graduate program contributes to our position as a leader in collaborative research and scholarship, and educator of outstanding health care professionals and scientists.

The first graduate degree in pharmacy was awarded in 1902. In the early years … » More …

The Doane Family

doane family photo

During the College of Pharmacy’s 125th anniversary this year, we are taking some time to reflect on the history of the college and those who have contributed to our students and our legacy. When it comes to legacy at the College of Pharmacy, one of the first names that comes to mind is the Doane family.

The Doane family has established three separate endowed scholarship funds at WSU to benefit students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Because of their generosity, the college has been able to award a total of 73 individual … » More …

Leon and Merrie Kay Alzola

photo of Leon and Merrie Kay Alzola

In between mastering dosage forms, drug knowledge, patient assessment, and medication therapy management, WSU pharmacy alumni Leon and Merrie Kay found more than just the inspiration and drive to be outstanding pharmacists: they found each other.

In fact, there are many WSU alumni who found more than an education and career through the College of Pharmacy. Many also met their future spouses (89 couples to be exact), either in the hallways between classes, during student club functions, or through activities outside of class.

And like many of our Cougar … » More …

Jessie Senora Sims Walker

As Washington State University’s first African American graduate, Jessie Senora Sims Walker paved the way for minority students at WSU. A 1913 graduate of what was then the School of Pharmacy of Washington State College, Walker transferred from Spokane College to WSU. Born in Talladega, Alabama, she graduated from Tuskegee High School in Alabama before moving to Spokane and attending WSC.

old photo of jessieAs a student at WSC, Jessie was an officer in both the State College Pharmaceutical Association and the Columbian Literary Society. She was also a member of the State Pharmaceutical Association and … » More …

Professor R. Keith Campbell

A Message from R. Keith Campbell
WSU College of Pharmacy Professor Emeritus

If I would have known what a magnificent event the retirement gala was going to be, I would have retired years ago. It far exceeded all of my expectations. I could not believe how many friends, family members, colleagues, former and current students showed up. I was especially pleased that enough money was raised to establish a scholarship to assist the wonderful WSU College of Pharmacy students. I want to thank each person who attended and those who sent cards, emails and checks for the kind comments made and for honoring my … » More …

Meadows honored for advancing science

Picture of Gary MeadowsPharmacy Professor Gary Meadows was one of five WSU faculty awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Each year the AAAS Council elects new Fellows whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.”

Meadows was selected for his contributions in the field of nutrition and cancer metastasis, and immunotoxicology of alcohol. Only 120 Fellows have previously been elected in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Read more.