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PharmD Webinar – PharmCAS Application Walkthrough

Application deadlines are quickly approaching! Join us for a screen-by-screen walkthrough of the PharmCAS application. Bring your questions! Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions Laura Lagreid will cover all topics, including transcript entry, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and more.

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PharmD Webinar – The Student Perspective

Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be a PharmD student? What do pharmacy students love (or hate) the most about our Doctor of Pharmacy program?

Join Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions Laura Lagreid to hear from a panel of WSU PharmD students to get an unfiltered perspective about their experience and bring your questions for them to answer.

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PharmD Webinar – Meet the Dean/Careers in Pharmacy

Join Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions Laura Lagreid for a conversation with WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean Mark Leid. Dean Leid, who is a class of 1983 alumnus, will share his journey in pharmacy and will talk about the growing and urgent demand for pharmacists in various health care settings.

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PharmD Webinar – PharmCAS Application Q&A

Join Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions for an overview of the PharmCAS application with a focus on transcript entry, letters of recommendation, and personal statement.

This is a great opportunity to get all of your questions answered before our early admissions deadline fast approaching October 2!

*Helpful Tip* If you apply by the early admissions deadline, you are guaranteed a scholarship upon admission!

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College faculty collaborate on interprofessional training to combat opioid epidemic

In the face of the escalating opioid epidemic, the need for comprehensive and collaborative care has never been more urgent, particularly in rural regions where access to health care resources can be challenging. Recognizing this critical issue, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty have come together with faculty from the Colleges of Nursing and Medicine and Eastern Washington University (EWU) School of Social Work to develop a groundbreaking training program focused on pain management and opioid misuse. This unique initiative, funded by a significant grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has provided vital training to thousands of students and health … » More …

August 2023 Updates

The Faculty and Student Scholarship section is provided as a service to the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences community for sharing publications, presentations, and other highly transactional types of information. Accuracy of the information presented is the responsibility of those who submitted it. Submissions are reviewed for compliance with state statutes and ethics guidelines but are not edited for spelling, grammar, or clarity. Submission for Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty and PhD students can be directed to Kami Ryplewski and submissions for Pharmacotherapy faculty and Doctor of Pharmacy students to Leslie Plum.



USTUR Assistant Professor Martin Šefl, USTUR Associate Professor Maia Avtandilashvili, … » More …

WSU brings ambulatory care expertise to rural Washington

Matthew Nelson’s new position at Providence Centralia Hospital is partially funded by generous donations to the Rural Health Initiative and part of an ongoing effort to bring accessible care to rural and underserved communities.  

Matthew Nelson always knew that he wanted to offer care in a rural setting. Growing up in Wichita, Kansas, Nelson was recently hired as an assistant professor who will lead students on rotations in the pharmaceutical care clinic at Providence Centralia … » More …

Megan Willson appointed Associate Dean for Professional Education

Pharmacotherapy Professor Megan Willson will be taking on the role of Associate Dean for Professional Education effective July 1. Willson’s exceptional clinical experience and unwavering commitment to teaching have positioned her as a top contender for this prestigious position.

With over 15 years of experience as a practicing pharmacist, Willson brings a profound understanding of the scope of practice expected of students upon entering the field of pharmacy. Having served in pivotal roles as a preceptor and clinical pharmacist at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, she has remained at the forefront of the ever-evolving landscape … » More …

Q&A with rheumatoid arthritis researcher Anil Singh

Published May 32023, on WSU Spokane Research News by Judith Van Dongen

Portrait photo of Anil SinghA biochemist by training, assistant research professor Anil Singh has conducted inflammation research that spans a variety of diseases, from diabetes to multiple sclerosis and cancer. Since joining the WSU Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences as a research associate back in 2014, he has been mostly focused on studying inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, a potentially debilitating disease affecting the joints.
Can you explain to us what your research in rheumatoid arthritis entails?
Rheumatoid arthritis is both an inflammatory and autoimmune … » More …

Reduced Doctor of Pharmacy tuition for non‑resident students

To remedy the acute pharmacist shortage in the state, Washington State University has reduced non-resident tuition for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Effective fall semester of 2023, all students living outside of Washington state will receive a 30% discount on annual tuition, translating to a $12,044 savings. The discounted tuition aims to attract out-of-state students to pursue a career in pharmacy in Washington, where there is currently an ongoing shortage of pharmacists. The COVID‑19 pandemic … » More …