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Tim Rice ’77 Lectures About Hospital Pharmacy

Hospital executive Tim Rice, a class of 1977 alumnus, lectured to WSU pharmacy students in Spokane and Pullman in April 2008, thanks to a grant from Bi-Mart.

Rice is the president and CEO of The Moses Cone Health System in North Carolina, which is a group of five hospitals. He has been a top executive in that organization for many years, and the CEO for more than three years.

Rice talked to pharmacy students about opportunities for pharmacists in hospitals.

Rice’s visit was the 2nd in a series sponsored by Bi-Mart.

Pharmacy Students Attend Boot Camp

All students have their own ideas about extracurricular activity. For a group of 21 pharmacy students, they chose to spend their last two-day weekend in March 2008 in a laboratory on the third floor of Wegner Hall, learning more about making medications – a practice in pharmacy known as compounding.

It was the second time in three years a WSU pharmacy student organization purchased a “Compounding Boot Camp” program from the Professional Compounding Centers of America in Texas. Donations from College alumni and money from the student organization paid one-half the $450 registration fee for each student, making their cost for the weekend boot camp … » More …

Ceremony Held for New Students

The College welcomed 94 new Pharm.D. students in a White Coat ceremony on the Pullman campus on Aug. 17, 2007. Continuing the trend of recent years, 60 percent of the students in the class of 2011 are women.

The average age in the class is 26, and 71 of the students had bachelor’s degrees before starting the Pharm.D. program. One student has a master’s degree and another has a Ph.D.

Most of the students – 74 of them – are Washington state residents, and another 13 of them are residents of Hawaii. From there, the numbers drop way down to 3 residents of Oregon, 2 … » More …

College Names Keith Campbell to New Diabetes Professorship

A new endowed professorship for a diabetes educator in the College of Pharmacy at Washington State University will be held first by the professor for whom it is named.

Professor R. Keith Campbell has been appointed to the newly created “R. Keith Campbell Endowed Professorship in Diabetes Care,” effective Feb. 1, 2008.

The College raised from donors far more than the minimum required to establish an endowed professorship and wanted to put the money to work now, while continuing toward a $1 million goal, said College Dean James P. Kehrer.

“This endowment has the continuing goal of becoming the College’s first endowed chair, but has … » More …

College Acquires High-Tech Manikin

The College of Pharmacy purchased a high tech manikin in July 2007 from Laerdal®. The Human Patient Simulator can be programmed to have a number of different diseases or conditions.

The College is one of a handful of pharmacy schools in the country to begin using this Human Patient Simulation technology. The technology is more common in medical and nursing schools.

The WSU Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing are working with community health care providers in Spokane to raise money for a patient simulation training facility where health sciences students can learn and working professionals can upgrade skills needed for certification. See more pictures.

Pharmacy Students in NCPA Business Plan Contest Finals

For the third time in four years, a team of WSU pharmacy students has advanced to the finals in a national business plan competition.

Team members Jacqueline Eide, Iris Kim, David White and Drew Yancey – all from the class of 2009 – will be competing in October 2007 against teams from the University of Washington and the University of Buffalo for the championship title of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) business plan competition.

All three teams will give live presentations at the NCPA annual convention in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 13-17.

The three finalists were selected from a field of 32 and were announced … » More …

Student Awards for 2006-07

June 2006:
WSPA selected Cris Duvall ’07 “Pharmacy Student of the Year”

WSPA awards Majid Tanas ’07 “Best Student Poster”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta chose HPA student Ashley Tuomi for nationally competitive summer internship

August 2006:
The 2005 Wyeth-AFPE Gateway to Research Scholarship awarded to Alina Chahal ‘07

The 2005 Rho Chi-Schering Plough-AFPE First-Year Graduate School Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Neumiller

October 2006:
Four students won the National Community Pharmacists Association NCPA) annual business plan competition. Jason Doss, Daniela Beilic, Joshua Fancher and Corinne Gavrun, all from the class of 2009. Thirty teams competed.

December 2006:» More …