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Grants & Contracts

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Grants & Contracts

Welcome to the WSU College of Pharmacy Grants and Contracts web page! The pharmacy grants team provides support and guidance throughout the life of extramural awards, including:

eREX and budget preparation
Coordination with subcontracting agencies
Proposal submission, grant transfers and grant close-outs
Material Transfer Agreements
Advice regarding federal, WSU and other agency rules/requirements
Monthly budget statement distribution
Ongoing revenue collection for awards

Please review the procedures at the links below and contact the pharmacy grants team at once you’ve decided to submit a proposal.

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State Laws & Regulations

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State Laws & Regulations

College of Pharmacy
Washington State University

William E. Fassett, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Professor of Pharmacy Law & Ethics
Copyright © 2003, 2007, 2008 All Rights Reserved

I believe the following table covers two types of questions regarding the laws and regulations governing pharmacy in most states. Some cover the general structure for regulating practice in the state, but most deal with practical issues facing pharmacists. If a pharmacist or student can find the answer to most of these questions as it pertains to the law of a state in which he or she wishes to be licensed, … » More …

Pharmacy Licensure Exams

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Pharmacy Licensure Exams

WSU College of Pharmacy Review Questions to Prepare for State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exams
WSU College of Pharmacy student NAPLEX study materials
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy website
This site contains the following links:

General information on licensure and registration
Information on NAPLEX
Information on MPJE (Multi-state Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination)
Downloadable versions of NAPLEX Candidate’s Review Guide and MPJE Candidate’s Review Guide

Drug Enforcement Administration: Pharmacist’s Manual

URLs for Boards of Pharmacy

These sites contain a variety of information on registration, contact persons, and often have links … » More …

Admitted Student Resources

Doctor of Pharmacy class of 2021 first day of school

Admitted Students

Congratulations and Go Cougs!

This page is designed to provide incoming student pharmacists with information to make the transition to WSU as smooth as possible. Follow the steps below to prepare for orientation:

Remaining prerequisites

The Doctor of Pharmacy program consists of four professional years of study, following the completion of the required pre-pharmacy courses. Please be aware that if your overall GPA decreases during these terms, if you receive grades below a C- in any prerequisite courses, or if you fail to complete all prerequisites as listed on our website, we reserve the right to rescind your offer of … » More …

Obstetrics specialist joins WSU College of Pharmacy

photo of alyson blumSPOKANE, Wash. – Obstetrics (OB) specialist and alumna Alyson Blum is a new clinical assistant professor for the doctor of pharmacy program at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane.

“Pregnant women can be an underserved population,” she said. Any practitioner might feel intimidated providing care to a pregnant woman due to the potential for complications with the baby, she explained: “We want our graduating pharmacists to feel more comfortable with them.”

Blum will guest lecture, inserting pregnancy topics into many courses. Eventually she will instruct the online OB course that WSU offers to students … » More …

Dean’s Office

Dean’s BBQ

The Dean’s Office

Meet the Dean

Gary M. Pollack, Ph.D., has been the dean of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy since 2010. Prior to joining WSU, he was a member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy, from 1984 to 2010, and served as chair of that school’s Division of Drug Delivery and Disposition (1992 through 2004) and executive associate dean (2004 through 2010). Pollack received a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and psychology from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics with a concentration in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics from the … » More …

Pharmacy obstetrics residency underway at Spokane hospital

photo of alyson blumAt first, the physicians who were visiting their pregnant patients at the hospital did not understand why a pharmacist had moved into an office on the labor and delivery floor and was associating with them, but Alyson Blum quickly summarized her value.
She told the physicians that as a pharmacist, she is skilled at finding and reviewing literature to support medication decisions, so as they got used to seeing her with the medical residents and fellows, they started asking her to review the literature on drug-related decisions.

“It was an easy way for … » More …

National Drug Information Company Awards $5,000 to WSU Pharmacy Resident

SPOKANE – Wolters Kluwer Health has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Kyle Ingram, Pharm.D., a postgraduate student at Washington State University’s Drug Information Center in Spokane.

The scholarship is awarded to a postgraduate student pursuing advanced training specializing in drug information practice. Ingram received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from WSU in spring 2012 and then began his residency at the Drug Information Center. He is now in his second year of training.

Wolters Kluwer Health, headquartered in Philadelphia, is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in health care fields. It is a part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information company.

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WSU faculty, students participate in active shooter exercise at Valley Mall

SPOKANE, Wash. – Pharmacy professors and students from Washington State University recently trained with Spokane Valley emergency response teams at a large shopping mall and provided teams with a high-fidelity manikin victim.

The mock incident at the Spokane Valley Mall involved two shooters inside the mall, hundreds of innocent people and a few casualties. It was staged between midnight and 8 a.m. on a weekend.

The three professors and two students used the manikin to stage a victim hit by bullets and bleeding.  The manikin “victim” was a male in his early 20s who was then evaluated by emergency responders, carried out of the mall … » More …

U.S. Assistant Surgeon General to Speak at Pharmacy Commencement

photo of scott gibersonSPOKANE, Wash. – A U.S. assistant surgeon general and licensed pharmacist will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy on May 2.

Rear Admiral Scott F. Giberson is the director of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and its more than 6,500 public health professionals of all disciplines. This includes responsibility for recruitment, retention, career management, training, readiness, deployment, policy development, comprehensive force management, and retirement.

Giberson also is the chief professional officer for the pharmacy category of the Corps and advises the Office … » More …