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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Our Yakima Extension

Since Washington State University launched their Doctor of Pharmacy Yakima extension in 2015, students interested in learning about rural health care in a medically underserved area have pursued their PharmD degree in the scenic Yakima Valley. Last year, the extension graduated their inaugural class. As the college’s history in the Yakima Valley grows, we’re taking a moment to reflect on what makes our Yakima extension so special.

Here are a few things you may not have known about our Yakima extension:

1. Students learn to be part of a health care team

Housed in the Pacific Northwest Health Sciences University (PNWU) campus, Yakima student pharmacists … » More …

July 2020 Updates

FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP

Publications

Allen I. White Distinguished Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy Josh Neumiller and co-authors published a research abstract, “Risk factors for incident T2DM in patients with prediabetes by CKD status,” for the 80th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) virtual meeting in June 2020. View abstract

Josh Neumiller and co-authors published a research abstract, “Risk factors for incident CKD in prediabetes,” for the 80th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) virtual meeting. View abstract

Pharmacotherapy Associate Professor Kimberly McKiernan and co-authors published, “Further insight into how pharmacists ascribe value to technician certification and how that value might be … » More …

Student’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Paves Way for Portland Travel Clinic

Second-year pharmacy student Colin Beauvais has always been a self-starter and an active student as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs. So when he expressed an interest in the business side of pharmacy, his preceptor and faculty mentor helped to guide his entrepreneurial spirit in setting up a travel clinic serving the Portland, Oregon area. CPPS had a chance to catch up with Beauvais to hear the latest about his business plan.

Can you share more information about the travel clinic you set up?
In many parts of the world, diseases that we often do not need to worry about in the United States … » More …

Accepted by a penny postcard: reflections of a class of 1941 graduate

It is a rare opportunity to hear stories from the past, during a time when email and cell phone cameras didn’t exist. Today we bring you a first-person account from an amazing woman, Kathryn Hammarstedt (formerly Church), and her memories of attending pharmacy school at WSU just before the start of World War II. Hammarstedt began her career in the 40s when a woman in science was far from common. After taking a hiatus to raise four children, she transitioned back to her lifelong practice. Hammarstedt turns 100 years-old on June 16 and we would like to celebrate her many years of wisdom with our … » More …

Alumni Spotlight

Getting a Doctor of Pharmacy degree presents a diverse array of career opportunities. Many graduates from the CPPS Doctor of Pharmacy program have gone on to a number of successful careers outside of practice, including academia, research, advocacy, business administration, and even the tech industry. Meet some of WSU pharmacy's movers and shakers in various industries. » More ...

June 2020 Updates

FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP

Publications

J. Roberts and Marcia Fosberg Distinguished Professor of Pharmacotherapy Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – bempedoic acid & bempedoic acid/ezetimibe (Nexletol & Nexlizet),” in Wolters Kluwer Health’s The Formulary Monograph Service (FMS) in June 2020. Wolters Kluwer Health is a drug and health information publisher, the FMS is a resource used in the formulary decision making process for hospitals and managed care systems on recently released and investigational drugs.

Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – amisulpride (Barhemsys),” in the FMS in June 2020.

Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – tazemetostat (Tazverik),” in the FMS in June 2020.

Danial Baker and Drug Information Center Resident … » More …

Gender-affirming care part of WSU Health Sciences’ mission

Ensuring that members of gender minority groups receive competent, compassionate health care is part of Washington State University Health Sciences’ longtime commitment to serving the underserved.

Gender-affirming health care has been on the curriculum at both the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine for several years. Students are taught concepts of gender, definitions, terminology and cultural competency in addition to medical care.

“I think we are fairly cutting-edge and progressive when it comes to supporting gender-affirming care and teaching … » More …

6 questions with the new College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences dean

Following an illustrious career in researching transcriptional regulation, cell signaling, and developmental biology, Washington state native and former Cougar alumnus, Dr. Mark Leid, will return to his alma mater to lead the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences starting July 1. CPPS sat down with Dr. Leid to learn more about his personal interests and perspectives.

What drew you to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences?
I trained as a pharmacist at WSU many years ago and that training changed my life in very fundamental ways. The skills that I learned in the basic and clinical sciences here—as well as soft skills—positioned me … » More …

Graduate returns home to work in rural health care

In the pocket of central Washington, lies the small farming community of Mattawa, population: 4,437. Most residents of the predominantly Latino town work in the acres of surrounding orchards, picking fruit that end up in supermarkets halfway around the world. This is where 26-year-old Osmark Jauregui, part of WSU’s PharmD inaugural Yakima class, found his calling as a pharmacist. » More ...
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