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ExMet Students Shine in Trivia Contest

WSU Exercise Metabolism undergraduate students took second place in a student competition at the American College of Sports Medicine regional meeting in Seattle.

The contest, titled “Exercise Physiology Jeopardy,” featured both undergraduate and graduate students competing against each other.

ExMet faculty members Sally Blank and E. Carolyn Johnson were on the organizing committee for the meeting, along with faculty from Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga University. The meeting was held February 29-March 2, 2008, and more than 300 professionals and students attended.

Robert Gibson Gives White Lecture

Dr. Robert D. Gibson, PharmD, ScD, professor emeritus of biopharmaceutical sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, delivered the annual Allen I. White Lecture on April 8, 2008, at WSU Spokane.

Dr. Gibson has advocated diversity in the pharmacy professional through the recruitment of minority pharmacists. In addition to his educational career, he has been a hospital and community practitioner.

The lectureship was established on Feb. 12, 1979, by two College of Pharmacy professors as a tribute to Dean Allen I. White, who was retiring. White served on the pharmacy faculty for 39 years and was dean of the College of Pharmacy from … » More …

Gerald Briggs is Outstanding Alumnus

Longtime College supporter and accomplished alumnus Gerald Briggs ’68 was presented with the College of Pharmacy’s Outstanding Alumnus of the Year award at the annual Evening of Excellence on March 28, 2008, where he also was recognized for 25 years of giving to the College.

Gerald is currently working as a clinical specialist for perinatal support services at Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif. He also is a clinical professor of pharmacy at the University of California-San Francisco, and the University of Southern California.

Gerald has authored or co-authored numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and nine book chapters relating to drug therapy in pregnant … » 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 …

Quock Named Allen I. White Professor

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 …

Sayed Daoud Editor of New Book

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 …

College of Pharmacy Adds Nutrition, Exercise Programs

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 …

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 …