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Part 3: WSU leads in expanding scientific knowledge of natural products

Welcome back to the final segment of our three-part series on the Center of Excellence for Natural Product-Drug Interaction Research (NaPDI Center). Interactions between natural products and conventional drugs are a concern because of their potential impact on drug effectiveness or toxicity.

In case you missed Parts 1 and 2: The NaPDI Center is a multidisciplinary effort involving clinical pharmacologists, natural products chemists, and health informaticists to provide leadership in the study of these complex interactions.

This effort is being led by Mary Paine, who is a pharmaceutical sciences researcher and associate professor at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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NACDS RxIMPACT Advocacy Day

By: Carmela Guangorena Severin, 2018 WSU Doctor of Pharmacy graduate

Wearing a white pharmacist’s coat in the congressional buildings of our nation’s capital gets one a lot of attention. As I rushed from meeting to meeting as a member of Washington state’s advocacy team, I could feel the buzz that our presence generated.

I had the opportunity to participate in RxIMPACT Day this last March. This annual event is sponsored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), and provides the opportunity for student pharmacists to share critical patient access issues with our legislative representatives. This was the 10th anniversary of the NACDS day … » More …

College of Pharmacy celebrates graduates success

Linda Evans Parlette

Thursday, May 3, the Washington State University College of Pharmacy celebrated the accomplishments of one Ph.D. and one master of pharmaceutical sciences, and 132 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates at its 2018 Commencement Ceremony. Family, faculty and friends gathered at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane to honor the new alumni of the college.

Former Washington Senator Linda Evans Parlette gave the keynote address and shared insights as a pharmacist advocating for public health while serving in the state legislature.

“The pharmacist of today will be known as part of a patient management team, and not just in hospital or clinical settings,” Parlette said.

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Two faculty make the move to associate dean

In January 2018, the Washington State University College of Pharmacy announced two updates to positions in its college leadership. Jennifer Robinson and Angela Stewart have been named associate deans for the college.

photo of jennifer robinsonRobinson joined the college faculty in 2008 and was previously assistant dean for recruitment and student success. She now serves as associate dean for professional education and will continue to oversee the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program. This degree makes up the majority of the college’s educational offerings.

“Jennifer has done truly outstanding work in the areas of recruitment, … » More …