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 …
A professor and researcher in pharmacology is the first to receive an endowed professorship established in the College of Pharmacy to honor former dean Allen I. White.
Raymond M. Quock, who joined the College in January 1999 as chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was named the first Allen I. White Professor on Aug. 20, 2007, by College of Pharmacy Dean James P. Kehrer. Quock also was appointed recently to a second term as chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department. He was chair for three years before returning to full-time teaching and research for the past four years. Quock obtained a B.S. in biology … » More …
Cancer research focused on the study of proteins is the subject of a new book authored and edited by a Washington State University professor in pharmacy.
The 265-page book will be released in December 2007 by Humana Press of New Jersey, a leading national publisher of books and journals for medical and scientific professionals.
Pharmacy Associate Professor Sayed S. Daoud, a 20-year veteran in cancer research, was asked by Humana Press to produce the book “Cancer Proteomics: From Bench to Bedside,” which will be part of the publisher’s book series titled “Cancer Drug Discovery and Development.”
Proteomics is a branch of biotechnology that uses a … » More …
Seventeen faculty members in nutrition, dietetics, and exercise physiology and metabolism were realigned recently to be under the administration of the College of Pharmacy.
The realignment fits in with the university’s goal to encourage multidisciplinary work among various faculty in health sciences.
In addition to graduating new pharmacists with the Pharm.D. degree, the College of Pharmacy is now the administrative home of the bachelor of science degree in exercise physiology and metabolism, with a minor in dietetics, the master’s degree in exercise science, the master’s degree in human nutrition and the Ph.D. in nutrition. The College will also administer the General Dietetics and Coordinated Program … » More …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Linda Garrelts-MacLean has been appointed to a four-year term as chair of the Department of Pharmacotherapy, effective July 1, 2007. She has been serving as interim chair for the past year.
Garrelts-MacLean is a 1978 WSU pharmacy graduate who owned Jones Pharmacy in Spokane for many years until she sold it a few years ago. She has received national attention for her contributions to the profession. Her recognition includes the 1997 selection by Pharmacy Times national magazine as the “Most Influential Woman Pharmacist of the Year; the 1999 selection by American Druggist magazine as one of the nation’s “Top 50 Most Influential Pharmacists”; and the … » More …
Catherine A. Elstad and Jonathan Reynolds were selected by Pharm.D. students as Teachers of the Year for 2006-07.
Elstad has been teaching at the College for 19 years and this is the 9th time she has been selected teacher of the year. In addition to her faculty position in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Elstad also serves as Associate Dean of Student Services.
Reynolds just finished his third year of teaching. He is a WSU alum who received his Pharm.D. in 1998. He joined the Department of Pharmacotherapy in September 2004. This is the first time he has received the teacher of the year award.