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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.

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Pharmacy’s TIPed Institute focuses on changes to healthcare and education

Big changes are coming to healthcare.

That was the message behind three days of speakers and workshops at the TIPed Institute on the Washington State University Health Sciences campus.

The institute is sponsored by the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; TIPed means Transformation and Innovation in Pharmacy Education. But many of the technologies and teaching methods discussed will affect all aspects of healthcare.

For example, Steve Riddle, director of clinical development for Pharmacy OneSource/Wolters Kluwer, said the complexity and cost of the current healthcare system, as well as its failure to … » More …

Celebrating Generosity and college excellence

The old adage says it takes a village to raise a child, it could also be said it takes a community to train a pharmacist. Every spring the Washington State University (WSU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) takes time to recognize the students, faculty, staff and the many supporters who help make the success of the college possible.

“Because of the involvement of all these volunteers and donors, our students are gaining the knowledge, leadership skills and clinical skills that will have … » More …