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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 a … » More …

Two WSU teams take top honors in annual business plan competition

By Addy Hatch, WSU News

Two teams from the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences placed in the top 10 in a national business plan competition for community pharmacies.

It’s the first time WSU entered two teams in the annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. One team was from the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences program in Spokane and the other from Yakima.

“I don’t believe any other school has ever done this,” said Vice Dean for External Relations Linda Garrelts MacLean. “Placing two teams from WSU in the top 10 is phenomenal.”

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WSU student pharmacists place third in the nation for compounding

YAKIMA, WASH. – Student pharmacists from the Washington State University (WSU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) placed third in the annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition (SPCC) held March 16-17 in Adventura, Florida.

The WSU CPPS Yakima compounding club was one 18 teams from pharmacy programs across the U.S. competing for the national prize. Each team was comprised of three students who worked together over the course of two days to apply theoretical and practical techniques to trivia, innovation and compounding challenges. The WSU team was made up of class of 2021 Doctor of Pharmacy candidates Minwoo Park, Zhanhuang (Anthony) Huang and Albert Ngugi.

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Reflecting on Peru

Every year a group of Washington State University Health Sciences students travel nearly 5,000 miles from home to provide health care services to the people and communities in the Amazon region of Peru. Over the course of three weeks the students are immersed in community while working in clinics across the country.

The goal of the three week trip is to provide experience for both nursing and pharmacy students assessing and implementing global community health. It is organized through a non-profit organization called People of Peru Project, which provides free medical and dental care to impoverished populations.

For student pharmacist the trip is part of their … » More …

Seminar Panel Discusses Veterinary Pharmacy

On February 28 the Washington State University (WSU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) and the WSU chapter of American College of Veterinary Pharmacy (AVCP) hosted a Veterinary Pharmacy Panel as part of the Preparing for Your Career in Pharmacy Seminar Series.

The panel included:

Susan Marchi Kellogg, staff pharmacist, Sixth Avenue Pharmacy
Lauren Eichstadt Forsythe, staff pharmacist, UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Emily Sorah, director of Clinical Pharmacy Services and director of the Veterinary Pharmacy Residency Program, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
Brian T. Bowers, director of Pharmacy, Acheson Teaching Hospital Pharmacy at Oregon State University’s Carlson … » More …

WSU Health Sciences students help change state law

By Addy Hatch, WSU News

WSU nursing, pharmacy and medical students will have an easier time participating in community health fairs and vaccination clinics thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee earlier this month.

Student-government leaders from WSU Health Sciences helped develop the legislation, with Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, as the lead sponsor. It will take effect on July 28.

It amends state law to allow nursing, pharmacy and medical students to be supervised by preceptors from any of those professions while volunteering.

For example, students from all three colleges would be able to give immunizations at a community clinic under … » More …

WSU Health Sciences students learn team approach to opioid addiction

By Addy Hatch, WSU news

Any health care provider in Washington is likely to encounter patients who use opioids, either legally prescribed or illegally obtained.

Caring for those patients takes teamwork and communication – skills that now are being taught to students in the medicine, pharmacy and nursing programs at WSU Health Sciences.

The two-hour class was developed by faculty at WSU using funding from the Washington Department of Health. About 350 students from WSU and Eastern Washington University took the class in January and February.

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