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College of Pharmacy celebrates graduates success

Linda Evans Parlette

Thursday, May 3, the Washington State University College of Pharmacy celebrated the accomplishments of one Ph.D. and one master of pharmaceutical sciences, and 132 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates at its 2018 Commencement Ceremony. Family, faculty and friends gathered at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane to honor the new alumni of the college.

Former Washington Senator Linda Evans Parlette gave the keynote address and shared insights as a pharmacist advocating for public health while serving in the state legislature.

“The pharmacist of today will be known as part of a patient management team, and not just in hospital or clinical settings,” Parlette said.

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College names new members of advisory council

SPOKANE, Wash.—The Washington State University College of Pharmacy recently named Sunil Wadhwani and Leon Alzola to the advisory council for Dean Gary M. Pollack.

It is important the college stay connected to key thought-leaders and experts within the professional and scientific community in order to stay apprised of the ever-evolving health care landscape. The Dean’s Advisory Council convenes twice a year to provide external perspective and insight on the strategic direction of the college and its initiatives. The council was established by the dean in order to ensure the college’s educational and research focus remain aligned to develop practice-ready graduates who are well-equipped to tackle … » More …

Retired Washington legislator to speak at pharmacy commencement May 3

Linda Evans Parlette SPOKANE, Wash.—Linda Evans Parlette, a former Washington state senator and WSU pharmacy alumna, will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Martin Woldson Theater.

Parlette’s selection as the commencement speaker for pharmacy maintains the college’s practice to bring thought leaders to campus. Her record in state government is in alignment with the college’s position as a leader in advancing, promoting and protecting human health.

In 2015, legislation sponsored by Parlette was passed in Washington requiring insurance carriers … » More …

College of Pharmacy name change

In November 2017, the WSU Board of Regents voted to approve a change to the official name of our college from the College of Pharmacy to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Updating our name was important in order to better communicate our balanced mission to advance human health through excellence in collaborative research, scholarship and clinical education, and develop outstanding health care professionals and scientists.

The college communications office is coordinating a gradual roll-out of our new name to accommodate the logistics of redesign and reprinting of materials. We are already beginning to use the new name internally and with some external processes. … » More …

Pharmacy staffer recognized for her crimson spirit

Anjie Bertramson Anjie Bertramson was selected by Washington State University for the January 2018 Crimson Spirit Award.

The Crimson Spirit Award is a monthly recognition award for individual employees who provided exceptional service and exceeded expectations while representing WSU either internally or externally. Bertramson was recognized for outstanding contributions to the WSU community.

Bertramson just joined the College of Pharmacy as the new Director of Experiential Services. Prior to that she served as lead advisor and faculty-led coordinator within the Office of International Programs at WSU in Pullman for six years. Her nomination recognizes her stellar work in … » More …

Pharmacy program fills three vacancies in experiential education

The Washington State University College of Pharmacy has hired three new people to support and develop the experiential education portion of its Doctor of Pharmacy program. These positions coordinate and oversee the introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences offered to WSU student pharmacists across the states of Washington, Oregon and Northern California, and internationally.

The College of Pharmacy is committed to providing a high-quality and transformative educational experience for its students. Experiential education is essential to developing practice-ready graduates who are prepared to deliver innovative and patient-centered care as part of a health care team.

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WSU College of Pharmacy continues to align for future success

Google. Amazon. Warby Parker. These disruptors of business and industry have some common characteristics: innovation in thinking, transformation of the status quo, flexibility in their growth.

These traits are not necessarily associated with institutions of higher education, especially ones who may have just celebrated a 125-year history, but our vision is to be a leader in advancing, promoting and protecting human health. To be true to that mantra while educating outstanding health care professionals and scientists, we have chosen to lead by example and make a trail that can hopefully guide others to join the movement in transforming health care education for the better.

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College of Pharmacy says thank you, celebrates students, alumni and donors

Celebrating GenerosityThe Washington State University College of Pharmacy celebrated with alumni and donors at its annual spring recognition event, Friday, April 21, on the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, Washington.

The event, called Celebrating Generosity, is hosted by the college every spring to celebrate and say “thank you” to its alumni and donors who have made significant contributions to the college in the past year, and to present the college’s annual awards. This year, the college hosted a special continuing education presentation for pharmacy alumni in the afternoon. The presentation showcased the college’s recent work with … » More …

College of Pharmacy celebrates graduates’ success

SPOKANE, Wash.—Thursday, May 4, the Washington State University College of Pharmacy celebrated the accomplishments of four Ph.D. and 92 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates at its 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Faculty, family and friends gathered at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane to honor the newly minted alumni of the college.

Commencement Reception American Pharmacist Association CEO Tom Menighan gave the keynote address and urged the graduates to find their passion within pharmacy.

“Those who build connections and continue their lifelong learning will excel,” he said.

Menighan urged the graduates to let the encouragement they get from their peers … » More …

American Pharmacists Association CEO to speak at pharmacy commencement

SPOKANE, Wash.—Tom Menighan, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Martin Woldson Theater.

The APhA is the nation’s largest professional association for pharmacists. The organization has been front and center in the initiative to see pharmacists recognized as health care providers, especially by insurance companies that routinely refuse to reimburse pharmacists for the growing number of services they provide. In 2015 legislation was passed in Washington requiring insurance carriers to recognize pharmacists in the … » More …