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Celebrating first-gen Cougs: WSU Spokane
In honor of National First-Generation Day November 8, WSU celebrated first-gen students and staff including pharmacy student Selomie Habtemichael and Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program Coordinator Christina Brelia.
Read more from the WSU Insider

Women in pharmacy: remembering our past, committing to our present and investing in our future
Hear words of wisdom from women pharmacy leaders (including class of 2023 WSU student pharmacist Kennedy Erickson) as they discuss topics related to the history of pharmacy, professional development, and the future of pharmacy.
Watch the virtual panel

Grant funds new clinic by and for Indigenous people
WSU Spokane’s Native American Health Sciences program is creating the nation’s first Indigenous-developed and instructed clinical simulation space to eliminate health disparities and unintended negative communication among Indigenous communities.
Read more from the Daily Evergreen

Culturally Appropriate Care in the Pharmacy: Treating Underserved or Marginalized Patient Populations
Range Community Clinic Ambulatory Care Fellow Alexander Maciejewski served as a panelist in a Pharmacy Times webcast discussing the application of cultural humility within pharmacy practice. Panelists also addressed their approach to working with underserved or marginalized populations and shared their own experiences within in their communities.
See the webcast from Pharmacy Times

NACDS Foundation awards $130k in scholarships
The Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was chosen among seven colleges of pharmacy by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Scholarship Program to receive funds for educational programs. The college will incorporate a mandatory Mental Health First Aid training course for student pharmacists, preparing them to identify and support individuals who are experiencing mental health challenges.
Read more from Drug Store News

Fentanyl is flooding into the Inland Northwest, triggering a deadlier phase of the opioid crisis
Pharmacotherapy Assistant Professor Nicole Rodin spoke with the Inlander about fentanyl.
Read more from the Inlander

Indigenous-developed simulation space planned for WSU Spokane with Bank of America grant
Washington State University Spokane’s Native American Health Sciences (NAHS) program will build what is believed to be the nation’s first indigenous-developed and instructed clinical simulation space at the Center for Native American Health on campus. The clinical simulation space will allow students—both Native and otherwise—the opportunity to learn about indigenous health and wellness from Native healers.
Read more from the WSU Insider

Future therapists and pharmacists gain real-life experiences
Training programs at Cougar Health Services give therapy and pharmacy student interns opportunities to practice what they learn in their classes while serving undergraduates. The Cougar Health Services Pharmacy will host three Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience interns this fall, each of whom will do a six-week rotation in the clinic.
Read more from the WSU Insider

Precept2Practice
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty-preceptors were featured in June and August podcast episodes of the CEimpact podcast series Precept2Practice.

Sustained effort from us all is the only way to get past this pandemic
Are we wearing masks or not? Do the vaccines work or not? And for how long? What about social distancing? The deans of Washington State University’s colleges of nursing, pharmacy and medicine share their insight on vaccinations and getting past the pandemic in this opinion piece in The Spokesman-Review.
Read more from The Spokesman-Review

Faculty named leaders, new members of Washington State Academy of Sciences
Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Development and Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor and Interim Chair Kathryn Meier was selected to become a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Read more from the WSU Insider

The potential role of ‘junk DNA’ sequence in aging, cancer
Genes influence how cells age and how long humans live, but how that works exactly remains unclear. A new study led by Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Jiyue Zhu has solved a small piece of that puzzle, bringing scientists one step closer to solving the mystery of aging.
Read more from Medical Xpress

Meet your 2021–22 APhA–ASP National Executive Committee: Kennedy M. Erickson, National President-elect
Kennedy Erickson, class of 2023, was chosen by her peers across the nation to serve as the 2021-22 American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) national president-elect.
Read more from APhA-ASP

Washington 4‑H teens to assist with COVID‑19 vaccine outreach
Pharmacy students, 4‑H teens, and adult mentors in Yakima, Benton, and Franklin counties will be educating their communities about COVID‑19 vaccines thanks to dual grants.
Read more from the WSU Insider

WSU researchers identify protein to help with heart attack recovery
Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Zhaokang Chang talked to Alex Crescenti from KXLY 4 News Now about his recent research which identified a protein that could be the key to improving treatment outcomes following heart attacks.
See the full story from KXYLY

Pharmacy Times Student Café
Pharmacy Times recently caught up with some class of 2022 pharmacy students to ask them about their experiences at WSU and during the COVID-19 pandemic. See the videos:

Cannabis research center established at Washington State University
WSU’s early efforts on cannabis research have now grown into a full, multi-disciplinary research center with nearly 100 scientists working on a diverse range of cannabis-related projects, including Boeing Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Philip Lazarus.
Read more from the WSU Insider

Liberty High School senior Greer is dedicated to her education
Madison Greer, featured in this story, hopes to one day become a student at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Read more from The Spokesman-Review

WSU women honored for their accomplishments
Misty Lefler, class of 2022, was recently chosen as the Washington State University Graduate Student Woman of Distinction.
Read more from the Daily Evergreen

Newly discovered protein helps rheumatoid arthritis symptom
Pharmaceutical sciences researchers discovered a protein that will help treat chronic inflammation resulting from rheumatoid arthritis.
Read more from the Daily Evergreen

There’s a lot of buzz about potential benefits of vitamin B-12. Do I need to take a B-12 supplement?
According to Pharmacotherapy Chair John White it’s unlikely. Most people get enough vitamin B-12 from their regular diet.
Read more from the Inlander’s Health and Home Magazine

Asking for support made emergency contraceptive fundraiser a success
Students from WSU’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences held a fundraiser to purchase emergency contraceptives, which will be provided to students for free.
Read more from the Daily Evergreen

Advocating for LGBTQ+ Education
“When students hear from an individual who has had a bad experience or a good experience, they begin to understand the impact they can make by being a trans-competent provider. It helps them see why it’s important to learn this material and it helps them feel more comfortable and confident stepping up to be a good provider.” Pharmacotherapy Assistant Professor Cheyenne Newsome is helping lead the way in transgender-related care at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Read more about LGBTQ care curriculum in pharmacy schools across the nation from AACP

How does toothpaste clean your teeth?
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean Mark Leid recently talked to Dr. Universe about how toothpaste works and why it’s important to brush your teeth.
Read more from Ask Dr. Universe

360 Coverage: Pharmacists’ vital role in providing health care
“You’re already seeing pharmacy practice evolving into something that I would say is more clinical and less dispensary, but I think we are taking more steps in that direction as we start jumping into more immunizations and point of care testing.” Pharmacotherapy Associate Professor Kim McKeirnan during her recent conversation with KHQ Local News about the role pharmacists play in health care and administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
See the interview

In touch with safety: Guidelines say gloves aren’t required for COVID-19 vaccinators
To glove or not to glove? According to the CDC and Washington Department of Health,
gloves are mostly not necessary to administer COVID-19 vaccines. WSU College of Nursing faculty member Kay Olson recently talked to the Spokesman-Review about why WSU Health Sciences students aren’t wearing gloves when giving COVID-19 vaccines.
Read more from The Spokesman-Review

WSU studies herb’s effect on medication
Diabetic patients taking the natural product goldenseal while taking the prescription drug metformin may be unwittingly sabotaging their efforts to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Recent research out of Dr. Mary Paine’s lab details how taking the natural product affected metformin levels in participants’ bloodstreams.
Read more from Yahoo News

‘It’s an access thing’: Pacific Islanders get COVID-19 shots at community clinic in Spokane
Pharmacy students recently volunteered to help eligible Pacific Islanders living in the Spokane community get their COVID-19 vaccine.
Read more from The Spokesman-Review

Pharmacists are hot commodity as U.S. ramps up COVID-19 vaccine rollout
As pharmacists become a hot commodity in the US, pharmacy students across the country are finding themselves in high demand.
Read more from CBS Money Watch

WSU students volunteer giving COVID-19 vaccines at Spokane clinics
KREM2 News recently stopped by Summit Cancer Care Center where they talked to second-year pharmacy student Rochelle Taicz about her experience vaccinating in the Spokane community.
Read more from KREM2 News

With vaccines in more drugstores, pharmacies go on hiring sprees
As COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue to gain speed around the country, pharmacies are hiring thousands of pharmacists and technicians to vaccinate customers. The New York Times talked to WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty members Linda Garrelts MacLean and Kim McKeirnan about the growing demand for pharmacists and technicians, along with the immunization training offered through a collaboration between the American Pharmacists Association and the college.
Read more from the New York Times

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine
Pharmacotherapy Chair John White addresses the question: I may have the opportunity to receive a COVID vaccine in a couple of weeks. Should I take it now or wait and see what happens?
Read more from Health & Home Magazine

Pharmacy student administers COVID vaccines
During her first volunteer shift third-year pharmacy student Crystal Lewis helped vaccinate about 200 people at the Summit Cancer Care Center. She is one of many pharmacy students assisting in volunteer vaccination efforts across the state.
Read more from the Daily Evergreen

WSU pharmacy students pitch in with COVID-19 vaccination efforts
Pharmacy student volunteers recently spent the day at Summit Cancer Center vaccinating eligible health care workers and community members against COVID-19!
Read more from KXLY

‘Rise to the challenge’: WSU nursing, pharmacy students volunteer to administer COVID-19 vaccine
WSU pharmacy and nursing students are volunteering at vaccination sites in the Spokane community.
Read more from the Spokesman-Review

Yakima Valley health care students get real life experience with vaccine rollout
Front page news! WSU pharmacy and nursing students pitch in to vaccinate eligible community members across the Yakima Valley.
Read more from the Yakima Herald

2021 NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award honorees named
Third-year pharmacy student, Kayla Leland was chosen by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as one of the Today’s Top 10 Award recognizing outstanding former student-athletes. She did her undergraduate work at Whitworth University while also participating in track, cross-country and basketball.
Read more from the NCAA

Hundreds of WSU students and faculty will be tested for COVID-19 prior to first day
KXLY recently talked to second-year pharmacy student Michael Asfha about the COVID-19 testing program on the Spokane campus going into the new semester.
Read more from KXLY

2020

The sunshine vitamin
Pharmacotherapy Professor and Chair John White examines studies looking into vitamin D deficiency as it relates to COVID-19 incidence and severity.
Read more from the Inlander Health and Home Magazine

Ingredients in flu vaccine won’t hurt you – two pharmacists explain why
Is the flu vaccine harmful? No. Pharmacotherapy faculty members Anne Kim (Yakima) and Terri Levien break down what makes up the flu vaccine and why it won’t hurt you.
Read more from The Conversation

Heeding the call of COVID: Pharmacists help slow pandemic’s spread in underserved areas
Faculty from pharmacy schools across the country, including WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Fellow Sorosh Kherghehpoush, are taking health care directly to those who need it most with testing and care of homeless populations.
Read more from Pharmacy Practice News

WSU pharmacy students launch project to provide health information to seniors
When Yakima County senior housing centers closed their doors to the public as a COVID-19 precaution, Yakima pharmacy students wondered how they could still get residents critical health care information. Their solution? Donated electronic tablets that residents could use to watch videos the students would create.
Read more from the Yakima Herald

‘An underlying level of hopefulness’: What to be thankful for during the pandemic
Focusing on the things we are thankful for during difficult times can help us build mental resiliency. Pharmacotherapy Professor Terri Levien explains why the development of a COVID vaccine can be one of those things to be grateful for.
Read more from The Spokesman-Review

Local pharmacists stress importance of community-based stores amid Amazon announcement of online pharmacy
What do you lose out on when pharmacy moves online? As pharmacists take on more clinical roles, your community pharmacy is more than a place to pick up prescriptions. It is also a place to get point of care testing and even a prescription for ailments such as strep throat, most of your vaccinations, consultations on your medications, and more. Vice Dean of External Relations Linda Garrelts MacLean recently talked to The Spokesman-Review about the importance of community-based stores.
Read more from The Spokesman-Review

Historic agreement opens new doors in Indian country for health sciences students
Thanks to the new partnership between the WSU Native American Health Sciences and Indian Health Services (IHS), students from pharmacy, medicine, nursing, nutrition and exercise physiology or speech and hearing sciences will be able to complete clinical rotations in six outlying IHS service areas across the Pacific Northwest.
Read more from the WSU Insider

Staff and faculty recognized during Research Week 2020 awards ceremony
Marnie Rogers, a fiscal analyst for the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS), was recognized for her outstanding work on grant and contract administration with the Grant and Contract Administration Service Recognition Award during the Washington State University Research Week.
Read more from the WSU Insider

Hospital awards three students with scholarships
Third-year pharmacy student, Kayla Leland was awarded the Pullman Regional Hospital Gaskins Scholars Program scholarship for her interest in serving rural areas once she graduates.
Read more from the Daily Evergreen

How to successfully implement pharmacist provider status
The Pharmacy Quality Solutions: Quality Corner Show chatted with Julie Akers about pharmacy provider status and the challenges in expanding the scope of practice.
Listen to the podcast

Look for opportunities: women pharmacists discuss work-life balance
The number of women in pharmacy has grown exponentially over the past decade, with women now making up the majority of new pharmacy school graduates; however, men still hold the majority of leadership positions. In recognition of Women Pharmacists Day on October 12, a multigenerational panel of 5 women, including Vice Dean of External Relations Linda Garrelts MacLean, discussed how the pharmacy field has changed and is still changing for women.
Read more from Pharmacy Times

Dr. Universe: Why do we get pins and needles when we don’t move for a long time?
Darrell Jackson of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine helps explain why our arms and legs sometimes “fall asleep.”
Read more from Dr. Universe

APhA and Washington State University prepare pharmacists for pediatric immunizations
A new program from APhA and the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences prepares state-licensed immunizing pharmacists to meet the education requirements to administer vaccinations to children aged 3 to 18 years, in compliance with the recent HHS guidelines.
Read more from APhA

WSU pharmacy doctoral students in Yakima earn certification to administer vaccines
Thanks to their vaccination certification, WSU second-year pharmacy students are prepared to work with the Yakima Health District to administer flu shots at mobile community clinics across the Yakima Valley this flu season. WSU pharmacy students say they want to be ready to serve the community for when a COVID-19 vaccine comes to market.
Read more from the Yakima Herald

WSU pharmacy students get certified to give vaccines in time for flu season, eventual COVID-19 vaccine
With classes being virtual this semester due to the pandemic, instructors had to quickly figure out a way to get students safely certified to administer vaccines in time for flu season, or COVID-19 shots, if and when that comes to market.
Read more from KXLY

Preparing for potential ‘twindemic’: Local pharmacy students pressed into flu, COVID-19 vaccine education
Second-year pharmacy students saw their professors in-person for the first time in 6 months to receive their vaccination certifications and prepare to help with immunizations during this year’s flu season and when a COVID-19 vaccine is available.
Read more from The Spokesman-Review

Dr. Universe: How are gummies made?
Have you ever wondered how gummy worms and gummy bears are made? Dr. Universe talked to College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Connie Remsberg to find out.
Read more from Dr. Universe

COVID-19 cases have quadrupled in Whitman County in just 2 weeks
The Washington State University mobile health care unit was in Pullman starting September 2 with pharmacy student and other WSU Health Sciences volunteers onboard and ready to help test Pullman WSU students for COVID-19.
Read more from The Spokesman-Review

WSU’s temporary mobile health unit helps keep up with increase in COVID-19 testing demand
In response to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Washington State University brought WSU Health Sciences faculty and student volunteers to Pullman in the mobile health care unit to help with testing.
Read more from KXLY

Increasing COVID-19 testing capacity on Pullman campus
As the University works to increase testing capacity, the WSU Health Sciences is preparing the William A. Crosetto Mobile Health Care Unit to head to Pullman with pharmacy, nursing, and medical student and faculty volunteers ready to help take on COVID-19 testing.
Read more from the WSU Insider

Upbringing influences student regent’s leadership
Fourth-year pharmacy student and WSU student regent Arliegh Cayanan attributes his community-centered leadership style to his Hawaiian upbringing. He hopes to bring this “spirit of Aloha” to his new role as regent.
Read more from the Daily Evergreen

ACIP updates vaccine recommendations for 2020: What pharmacists need to know
Every year the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) updates their vaccination recommendations. Pharmacotherapy Associate Professor Kimberly McKeirnan takes a look at this year’s ACIP recommendations for influenza, meningococcal disease, and COVID-19 vaccines.
Read more from Pharmacy Times

WSU pharmacy school receives grant to help UGM free clinic
Yakima Pharmacotherapy Assistant Professor Nick Giruzzi spoke with KIMA Action News about the college’s recent $47,500 Lauzier grant to work with the Yakima Union Gospel Mission’s free clinic to provide services for homeless and uninsured people in the Yakima Valley.
Read more from KIMA Action News

An update on the WHO and ACIP 2020-2021 influenza vaccine recommendations
Pharmacotherapy Associate Professor Kimberly McKeirnan provides an update on influenza vaccine recommendations and the role pharmacists can play in building public awareness of the importance of receiving the annual vaccine.
Read more from Pharmacy Times

PTCB collaborates with American Pharmacists Association to develop immunization credential program for pharmacy technicians
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the nation’s leading certifying organization for pharmacy technicians, is collaborating with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to provide pharmacy technician credentialing in immunization delivery to those completing the APhA/Washington State University Pharmacy-Based Immunization Administration by Pharmacy Technicians program. Developed by APhA in partnership with the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the training program provides pharmacy technicians with the knowledge and skills they need to safely administer vaccinations to patients.
Read more from PTCB

WSU center fields coronavirus queries
When a health care provider has a question about drugs, they turn to the WSU Drug Information Center. Acting as a resource for providers across the state, the center provides expertise on drug interactions, side effects, usage and other drug-related topics. Lately, most of their calls have been about potential drugs for COVID-19 patients.
Read more from The Spokesman-Review

The future of community pharmacy: direct patient care
“More involved direct patient care is the future of pharmacy practice, and schools need to ensure they are graduating practice-ready pharmacists who are prepared to move in to that role.” AACP recently talked to Associate Professor Julie Akers about the future of community pharmacy.
Read more from Academic Pharmacy Now

Science explained: How do vaccines work?
Have you ever wondered how vaccines work? Pharmacotherapy Associate Professor Kim McKeirnan recently helped to answer that question for the Washington State University student newspaper, The Daily Evergreen.
Read more from the Daily Evergreen

On the hunt
When will we have a COVID-19 vaccine on the market in the United States? Pharmacotherapy Professor and Chair John White looks at vaccines in production and when we might see one available.
Read more from the Inlander Health & Home

Diabetes and COVID-19: what you should know
What should people with diabetes know about COVID-19? Pharmacotherapy professor Joshua Neumiller shared his insights with The Spokesman-Review.
Read more from The Spokesman-Review

On the Front Lines: Spokane pharmacist who prepared for pandemic touts relationships with customers
Erik Nelson, class of 2013, says building relationships between patients and pharmacists can make all the difference. He’s working hard to help his patients find what they need with a holistic approach to health.
Read more from The Spokesman-Review

Bio clock, radiation damage linked in WSU study
Washington State University researchers are studying long-term side effects of radiation therapy in some cancer patients that can lead to heart disease and eventually failure.
Read more from the Journal of Business

WSU researchers say nanotechnology may fight inflammatory diseases
A study led by researchers at Washington State University has uncovered a potential new treatment approach for diseases associated with inflammation, including sepsis, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, acute lung injury, and atherosclerosis.
Read more from the Journal of Business

Intermittent fasting: A time to eat, a time to fast
WSU Pharmacotherapy Chair John White shares his insights on how intermittent fasting could impact those living with diabetes.
Read more from the Spokesman-Review

Pharmaceutical Sciences Student, Graduate Named ASPET Fellows
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate student Christopher Szlenk and former graduate student Shannon Kozlovich were named 2020 American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Fellows! Fellows study how public policy decisions made in Washington, D.C. help shape and impact science policy.
Read more from ASPET

Native American Health Sciences Student Highlight
Recently, the Native American Health Sciences highlighted a few of the Native students studying at the WSU Health Sciences, Spokane campus, including Pharmaceutical Sciences student, Michael Pham.
Learn more

Celebrating the Life and Vision of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Student leaders, faculty and staff joined the community for Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. Students also gave back as part of Cougs in the Community by volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House.
Check out the WSU Health Sciences’ Exposure story for more!

Puzzles, games, and new activities can keep your brain healthy. Plus, they’re fun!
Games aren’t just fun, they may help students learn new concepts and retain information. Learn more about the wonders of games and how one of our academic fellows, Boris Zhang, engages students in their education by incorporating games into the PharmD curriculum.
Read more from the Inlander

Kami Ryplewski Receives a 2019 Crimson Spirit Award
Kami Ryplewski, office assistant 3 for Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, received the January 2020 Crimson Spirit Award. She is recognized for anticipating needs and taking appropriate action, providing superior service, and providing noteworthy extra efforts.
Read more from Human Resource Services

Healthy Biological Clock Helps Protect Heart, WSU Study Finds
The Spokesman-Review has additional coverage on the role of the biological clock in protecting the heart.
Read more from the Spokesman-Review

2019

A new ‘breakthrough’ cystic fibrosis treatment is worth looking into
John White, Pharmacotherapy Chair & R. Keith Campbell Distinguished Professor in Diabetes Care, wrote a piece in Health and Home Magazine, a publication from the Inlander, about a recently approved medication for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
Read more from the Inlander

USP Updates
Pharmacotherapy Academic Fellow Emily Darst discusses United States Pharmacopeia (USP) updates on the WSPA Health Systems Academy Podcast.
Listen to the podcast

CPPS faculty member recognized by provost
Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor Julie Akers was named the Provost’s Featured Faculty Member at the WSU vs. Oregon State football game on Saturday, November23.
Read more

Pharmacy students help out to stop Hepatitis A outbreak in Yakima
During a recent Hepatitis A outbreak in the Yakima Valley, student pharmacists mobilized to help distribute vaccines to the community. After a Safeway pharmacy manager reached out to Yakima WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor Christina Buchman, her and several student pharmacists stepped up.
Read more from the Yakima Herald

Yakima project in interprofessional education is successful – and growing
When students from different health care professions learn together, they’re better at working in teams once they graduate. That’s why four universities in Washington’s Yakima Valley launched the Yakima Valley Interprofessional Practice and Education Collaborative (YVIPEC) five years ago. The collaboration allows WSU pharmacy and nursing students to work with students from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Central Washington University, and Heritage University to gain team-based experience in interprofessional education.
Read more from the WSU Insider

WSU unveils mobile unit that will bring doctors, medical students to rural communities that need them
The program will eventually be a part of interprofessional curriculum for nursing, pharmacy and medical students learning to work as a team.
Read more from The Spokesman-Review

No more need for injections?
Pharmacotherapy Chair & R. Keith Campbell Distinguished Professor in Diabetes Care wrote a piece in Health and Home Magazine, a publication from the Inlander about a novel treatment for Type 2 diabetes.
Read more from the Inlander

Surprising, unhealthy ingredients found in vape juices
One ingredient in e-juices is called, Propylene Glycol, it’s also found in things like your lotions, shampoos and even anti-freeze. WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ doctors Lazarus and Denton shared expertise from their research into cancer prevention and how people metabolize tobacco.
Read more from KREM

Steve Gleason Institute for Neuroscience featured at symposium
Three inaugural fellows who will play a pivotal role in researching new treatments for ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases were announced, including Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Travis Denton.
Read more from the WSU Insider

Supplements are big business, but study shows little impact to heart health, longevity
John White talked to the Spokesman-Review about the use of vitamins and supplements.
Read more from the Spokesman-Review

Free clinic at Logan Elementary vaccinates dozens of children
Students from the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences joined the Spokane Regional Health District to offer free vaccines to students at Logan Elementary.
Read more from KXLY

Program offers training in suicide awareness and prevention
Suicide awareness and prevention is a task that more pharmacists are including with their patient care services. A program at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences trains student pharmacists to recognize patients in need of suicide intervention. Pharmacotherapy Clinical Assistant Professors Christina Buchman and Megan Willson shared information about the program at the 2019 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacies (AACP) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
Read more from Pharmacy Times

Flip the Pharmacy
Washington State was one of 27 states selected by the Community Pharmacy Foundation and Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks (CPESN) to participate in the new “Flip the Pharmacy” grant program. Holly Whitcomb Henry, (’78), Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor Julie Akers (’00), along with other CPPS faculty, employees of the Washington State Pharmacy Association, and a faculty member from the UW School of Pharmacy, will collaborate on a plan to help transform community pharmacies in Washington state from a product-driven business focused on a moment in time, to a service-driven business focused on a patient care plan over time.
See the CPF website for more information