Unsurpassed Excellence

Since 1885 the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy has been advancing distinction in pharmacy education, discovery, and healthcare delivery, training the highest quality pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. 

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National Ranking

We boast a top twenty ranking out of 143 pharmacy schools!

Our Commitment

The UI College of Pharmacy is committed to fostering, facilitating, and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our endeavors.

Charles Iles

Build Leadership Skills

Charles Iles, Class of 2025

Iowa Pharmacy stands out for the leadership it instills in its students every day. At Iowa, we have an abundant amount of research, connections, and top faculty to enhance our experience. Iowa equips students with the necessary skills to excel wherever we choose to practice.”
 

Sanika Jadhav

Explore Diverse Research Opportunities

Sanika Jadhav, PhD Student

The PhD program allows you to choose a research project that aligns with your research interests and to learn from distinguished and dedicated faculties with well diverse backgrounds.”

Jose Rodriguez

Be Innovative

Jose Rodriguez, Class of 2023

Iowa Pharmacy is a world leader in practice transformation, research development, and innovation. If there is something new brewing in the pharmacy world, there is a big chance Iowa is involved.

Emily Weyenberg

Learn in a "Pharmily" Atmosphere

Emily Weyenberg, Class of 2025

"I was introduced to the term, “Pharmily”, meaning pharmacy family, during my interview session. That term really describes the atmosphere at the College. All the faculty are on your side and want to see you succeed and the collaborative environment with your peers really makes learning easier!"

A Few of Our Favorite Things....

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Learn more about why you should choose Iowa too!

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News and Announcements

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A Prescription for Love: Meet our Pharmacy Sweethearts

Monday, February 12, 2024
Meet two of our pharmacy sweethearts: Jim and Barb Hoehns, and Ryan and Olivia Molander.
Fall 2023 College of Pharmacy Commencement Participants

Graduate Students Ready for Next Chapter

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Congratulations to UI College of Pharmacy fall graduates!
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Increasing Access to Naloxone in Iowa Schools

Thursday, January 4, 2024
Assistant Professor Ben Miskle works to get naloxone -- and naloxone training -- in Iowa schools.
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Salem Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Bighley Chair and Professor Aliasger Salem has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
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Gaine Studies Quality of Sleep and Neurodegeneration

Friday, December 8, 2023
Marie Gaine's lab works to understand the role of epigenetics—how environmental factors can alter our DNA—in the development and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
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Brogden Named Ting-Fong and Nei-Jia Chin Professor in Pharmaceutics

Monday, November 27, 2023
Associate Professor Nicole Brogden named the Ting-Fong and Nei-Jia Chin Professor in Pharmaceutics, receives NIH grant.
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PharmD Students Offer Flu Vaccinations in Community

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Get your flu shot from one of our amazing pharmacy students this fall!
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Mentoring Makes a Difference

Monday, October 23, 2023
Mentorship is an essential aspect of the Doctor of Pharmacy program, intentionally focused on the growth and development of students.
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Vos Assumes AACP Staff Position

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Susan Vos, clinical professor and associate dean of Student Affairs at the University of Iowa (UI) College of Pharmacy, has departed after 17 years to become director of Student Affairs at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
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Mylo Wells Impacting Local Community

Friday, October 13, 2023
When Mylo Wells graduated in May 2018 from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, he had a five-year goal: to open his own pharmacy near where he grew up.
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Entrepreneurial Project Highlights Meaning of Women Pharmacist Day

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
PharmD women students Marianne Said and Noor Alwaan are striving to improve patient safety through their Hart Entrepreneurial Program-funded OTC-Helper business concept.
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Dean Donald E. Letendre to Step Down as Dean

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Donald E. Letendre, dean of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, will step down as dean in summer of 2024 after serving for 17 years.
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Associate Professor Mary Schroeder Receives Grant Totaling $2.24M

Monday, October 9, 2023
Observational research will compare current-practice data from a network of medical facilities to find optimal chemo dosing for breast-cancer patients with and without obesity.
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New Wave of Students Join College

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
The College of Pharmacy is pleased to welcome two new student classes for the 2023-2024 school year.
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College Welcomes Associate Professor of Instruction Kate Smith

Thursday, August 31, 2023
The College of Pharmacy is proud to welcome Dr. Kathryn Smith as its first-ever Associate Professor of Instruction. 
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Alumni Award Honorees Announced

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Seven alumni and friends will be recognized Oct. 5 during the Osterhaus Lifetime Achievement Symposium and Alumni Awards Ceremony.
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2023 College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
College of Pharmacy welcomes new students during the White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at Hancher Auditorium.
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Kayla Sanders Named Staff of the Year

Thursday, August 10, 2023
Kayla Sanders was named the 2022-2023 College of Pharmacy Staff of the Year.
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Nejadnik Grant to Benefit Protein Therapeutics

Monday, August 7, 2023
Reza Nejadnik receives NIH R21 grant to create a novel approach for looking at the self-association of monoclonal antibodies, important to the research and development of protein drug products.
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Preceptor of the Year Award Recipients

Monday, July 31, 2023
The College recognizes exceptional preceptors with awards of excellence in three categories: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience, and Faculty.
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2022-23 Teachers of the Year Announced

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
We are pleased to announce Teacher of the Year award recipients for the 2022-23 academic year. Congratulations to these outstanding educators!
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Herring Named Collegiate Teacher of the Year

Friday, June 16, 2023
Morgan Herring has received the 2023 College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award.
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Anderson Awarded Grant to Study Sepsis

Thursday, June 15, 2023
NIH has awarded Associate Professor Ethan Anderson a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study sepsis.
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Finding a CDMO Partner for your Drug Development Needs

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Tips for finding a full-service CDMO to support your needs for your drug development program.
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Leadership Symposium Encourages Action

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Students, faculty, alumni, practitioners, and friends attended the 2023 Zada Cooper Leadership Symposium.
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2023 Graduate Doctoral Commencement

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Six College of Pharmacy graduate students have successfully completed their Doctor of Philosophy degrees or will finish this summer.
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2023 Doctor of Pharmacy Commencement

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
College of Pharmacy graduates 104 students during the Doctor of Pharmacy commencement May 11 at Hancher Auditorium.
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Residencies Enhance Career Preparation

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
For those graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, embarking on a residency is a way to gain extra skills and experience to further prepare for their career. Learn about plans from a few of our 2023 graduates.
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Graduate Student Earns Prestigious NIH Award

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Valeria Cota, completing her fourth year as a graduate student focuses on the use of microneedles to improve drug delivery through the skin.
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UI Pharmaceuticals Contracts with Shuttle Pharmaceuticals

Friday, March 31, 2023
UI Pharmaceuticals contracts with Shuttle Pharmaceuticals for a clinical trial brain tumor drug.
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College of Pharmacy Building Certified LEED Silver

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
The College of Pharmacy building recently earned LEED Silver certification.
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Leadership In The Lab

Monday, March 20, 2023
In honor of Women's History Month, we sat down with Samantha Franck-Rezac, director of Analytical Services, to talk about the lab and her advice for women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM.
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International Rotations Offer Valuable Learning Experiences

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Students in the College of Pharmacy have the unique opportunity to study abroad and experience health care at the international level.
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Prescription for Love

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Love has sparked many times at the College of Pharmacy. Meet two of our “sweetheart” couples: Karlee and Bryce Andry and Brandon Patterson and Yuexin Tang.
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Service to Community

Monday, February 6, 2023
Robert Nichols, ’17 PharmD, ’18 R, and Chayla Morris, ’16 PharmD, ’17 R, recently visited with faculty, staff, and students about the importance of community service as part of the College's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion series.
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UI Pharmaceuticals Partners with Protostudios

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
UI Pharmaceuticals partners with Protostudios, the University of Iowa’s 3D printing lab, to fix a sticking issue on UIP's fill line.
UI College of Pharmacy Fall 2022 PhD Graduates Zach Laird, David Nakhla, Grant Cooling, Aysheh Alrfooh

PhD Graduates Recognized at Fall Commencement

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Five University of Iowa (UI) College of Pharmacy graduate students, participated in the Dec. 16, 2022 Fall Doctor of Philosophy Commencement Ceremony at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City, Iowa. Learn a bit about these exceptional students:
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Falk Medical Research Trust Catalyst Award 2022

Friday, January 6, 2023
Two College of Pharmacy faculty members received the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust Catalyst Award
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SOLACE Palliative Care Collaborative

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Curriculum changes, reorganization, and philanthropic support are distinguishing pharmacists and spurring inclusion on palliative care teams.
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College Helping Pharmacies Transform Cardiovascular Care

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
The College of Pharmacy, in partnership with Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network Iowa, is helping 26 Iowa pharmacies improve cardiovascular health and care of patients.
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Graduate Student Earns US Residency: An Account

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Onyeche Oche is a PhD student and research assistant who recently applied for and received permanent US residency.
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Healthcare Business Leadership Continues to Grow

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Forty-six students recently completed the Healthcare Business Leadership program and participated in a graduation ceremony.
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UI Pharmaceuticals Manager Retires from Air Guard After Illustrious Career

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Jeramy Viet with University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals retires from Air National Guard after 25 years of illustrious service.
Emily Gajda, Keaton Higgins, and Hannah VanTruong

Enhancing the Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum

Friday, November 4, 2022
Dean Mary Ray discusses PharmD curriculum changes starting in Fall 2023.
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UI College of Pharmacy Offers New Leadership Certificate

Thursday, October 27, 2022
The leadership certificate is a collaboration with the Tippie College of Business.
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Domer Scholars Program Establishes Full-ride Scholarship

Friday, October 7, 2022
Judy and Floyd Domer established the Floyd R. and Judith E. Domer Scholars Program shortly before Floyd passed away this past April.
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College to Host Career Fair and Job Placement Interviews

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Join the UI College of Pharmacy in-person Career Fair on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Interviews for fourth-year pharmacy students will be scheduled for Friday, November 4th, from 8:30 am-4:00 pm.
Krishna Kumar Patel Graduate Presentation

UI College of Pharmacy Launches New Graduate Program

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
UI College of Pharmacy recently launched a new program referred to as Drug Discovery and Experimental Therapeutics.
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Preceptors of the Year Announced

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
The College recognizes exceptional preceptors with the Preceptors of the Year award in three categories: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience, and Faculty.
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Alumni Award Honorees Announced

Thursday, September 8, 2022
The UI College of Pharmacy has the pleasure of honoring several alumni and friends during the Osterhaus Lifetime Achievement Symposium, Alumni Awards, and Faculty Recognition event.
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College Welcomes New Students

Friday, September 2, 2022
The College of Pharmacy welcomes the Class of 2026 Doctor of Pharmacy students.
White Coat Ceremony 2022

First Cohort of Assured Admissions Enrolled

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
The first professional pharmacy students to have spots saved for them beginning in high school received their white coats.
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PharmD Student Finding Unique Niche in Pharmacy

Monday, August 22, 2022
Doctor of Pharmacy student Keaton Higgins wants to create a career advocating for pharmacists while integrating the area of sports medicine.
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College Welcomes New IT Director

Thursday, August 11, 2022
Anthony “Tony” Clark is the Iowa Pharmacy school's new-this-year Information Technology (IT) Director.
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Carrie Oxencis: Fired up by a Challenge

Thursday, August 4, 2022
Carrie Oxencis, '05 PharmD, works as an oncology pharmacist for the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Clinical Cancer Center.
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Pharmacy Researchers Create Nanoparticle-Vaccine Combination to Target Melanoma

Monday, July 25, 2022
Pharmaceutical scientists at the UI College of Pharmacy may have discovered a new strategy to overcome cancer’s resourceful defenses.
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A Change Agent with Moxie Pays it Forward

Thursday, July 14, 2022
Pharmacist and alumna Jannet (Jann) Carmichael marches to the beat of her own drum. Luckily one of her favorite rhythms is the Iowa Fight Song!

College-Grown Startup Ready for Takeoff

Friday, July 8, 2022
A few years ago, a pharmacy student had an idea for a business that would fix issues in the nation’s drug-making system.
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Remembering Former Dean Jordan L. Cohen

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Dean and Professor Emeritus Jordan L. Cohen, who served as the eighth dean of the UI College of Pharmacy, passed away on June 26, in Napa, California.
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Class Teachers of the Year Announced

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
The UI College of Pharmacy recognizes outstanding faculty in each Doctor of Pharmacy class with the Teacher of the Year award. 
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Summer Health Professions Education Program

Thursday, June 23, 2022
This summer, the College is bringing students underrepresented in the health professions for six weeks of exploration as part of the Summer Health Professions Education Program.
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Vicki Kee Named Staff of the Year

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Vicki Kee is this year’s College of Pharmacy Staff of the Year Award honoree.
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Pharmacy Students’ International Travel is Back, Better

Friday, June 3, 2022
Students are traveling outside of the country again to practice pharmacy and gain career experiences.
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Kerns Named Collegiate Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Robert Kerns has received the 2022 College of Pharmacy Award for Teaching Excellence.
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Academic Accomplishments Recognized with Faculty Promotions

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Promotions are an official confirmation of a faculty member's academic accomplishments and the value of their contributions.
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Graduate Provides Patient Care in Amish Community

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
When Mylo Wells, '18 PharmD, graduated from the UI College of Pharmacy, he wanted to give back to the community where he grew up.
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Leadership Symposium Emphasizes Connections

Monday, May 23, 2022
The UI College of Pharmacy hosted the Zada Cooper Leadership Symposium on May 7.
Rina Shah

Hit the Ground Running as a Leader

Friday, May 20, 2022
Shah, PharmD, is the Group Vice President of Pharmacy Operations and Services for Walgreens.
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2022 Doctor of Philosophy Commencement

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students participated in the 2022 Graduate Doctoral Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 13 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
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2022 Doctor of Pharmacy Commencement

Monday, May 16, 2022
The UI College of Pharmacy proudly hosted an in-person commencement ceremony– the first in-person ceremony since 2019 – at Hancher Auditorium on Thursday, May 12. 
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PharmD Graduate Making a Difference

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Marissa Stewart's priority is to make a difference in patients' lives. 
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Graduate Students Recognized

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Graduate students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics (PSET) were recognized at an inaugural Graduate Student Recognition event.
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Graduates Further Their Training

Thursday, May 5, 2022
A pharmacy residency is an organized, directed, postgraduate training program in a defined area of pharmacy practice. Graduates whose plans include a residency position in 2022-2023 discuss their future residency plans.
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2022 Medicinal Chemistry Meeting-in-Miniature

Thursday, May 5, 2022
The MIKIW medicinal chemistry conference was held at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy on April 29 to May 1, 2022.
Jose Rodriguez

First-Generation Student Brings a Passion For Change

Friday, April 22, 2022
First-Generation Student Jose Rodriguez is passionate about how association work can help pharmacists have a strong collective voice. It is a lesson he learned from his father, who has spent his career as a union worker in Chicago.
Erika Ernst

Ernst Named Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director

Monday, April 18, 2022
Associate Professor Erika Ernst has been named the inaugural Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.
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PharmD Student Recognized For Going Above and Beyond

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Doctor of Pharmacy student Milagro Michels-Cordao is being honored this spring with a 2022 Diversity Catalyst Award.
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Hoehns Practices Pharmacy and Improves Patient Care

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Jim Hoehns cares for patients and conducts research in his role at the UI College of Pharmacy, and brings learners along with him.
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From Refugee to Pharmacist: Alumna Contributes to Global Well-Being

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
When Zinatara “Zina” Manji, a BSPh, PharmD, and MS graduate of the college, was three years old, she and her extended family were expelled from their native African country in an act of ethnic cleansing.
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Quicker Diagnosis of Parkinson's Drives Crawford

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
PhD student Rachel Crawford's molecular research could help future physicians diagnose Parkinson’s Disease much earlier in their patients.
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Meet our Pharmacy Sweethearts

Monday, February 14, 2022
Love is in the air! Meet two College of Pharmacy sweetheart couples...
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Schmidt Empowers Students to Build a Compassionate Foundation

Thursday, February 10, 2022
Michelle Schmidt, ’14 PharmD, joined the college as a clinical assistant professor at the start of the 2022.
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Grateful to Serve His Community--Andy Spurgin

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
When Andy Spurgin graduated from the College of Pharmacy in 2013, he had multiple opportunities to jump-start his career. 
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UI Pharmaceuticals’ Director Specializes in Drug Formulations

Monday, February 7, 2022
Hima Bindu Gottam, MS, RAC, is the new director of pre-formulation and formulation development for UI Pharmaceuticals.
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Recognizing Two Pioneers For Black History Month

Thursday, February 3, 2022
As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s important to pause and remember the achievements of African Americans in our pharmacy history.
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Alumnus Rick Gates Pharmacy Executive of the Year

Friday, January 21, 2022
The Chain Drug Review recently honored Rick Gates, College of Pharmacy alumnus and Walgreens' senior vice president of pharmacy and health care, for his dedication to expanding new community pharmacist roles as health care providers.
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Diversity Champion Jeanine Abrons

Thursday, January 13, 2022
At the College of Pharmacy, many diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts have been led by faculty member Jeanine Abrons.
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Health Sciences Social Justice Reading Group

Monday, January 10, 2022
The Health Sciences Social Justice Reading Group was started by faculty, staff, and students interested in furthering discussions related to social justice and health equity.
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Iowa-Italy Scholar Exchange Program

Monday, December 20, 2021
Already-existing connections between the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Milan, Italy, have gotten a $10,000 shot in the arm from International Programs at the UI.
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Vaxi Taxi Offers Mobile Vaccinations

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
A University of Iowa College of Pharmacy graduate’s innovative business sends pharmacists with immunizations directly to people who need them.
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Healthcare Business Leaders Complete Program

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
College of Pharmacy students who want to develop their business acumen and leadership skills enroll in the Healthcare Business Leadership Program.
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Opinion: Get the Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccine

Friday, December 3, 2021
Tyler Wempen, a fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy candidate, recently penned a guest opinion piece for the Daily Iowan. 
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Students Get Firsthand Experience Treating Opioid Addiction

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Doctor of Pharmacy students have seen what it is like to work as a pharmacist on an uncommon type of medical team.
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The Link Between Cannabis and Impaired Driving

Friday, November 12, 2021
After inhaling cannabis, a person's driving performance and ability to learn new information takes a nose-dive for many hours.
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Faculty 'Saw Something Special' in PhD Student

Thursday, November 11, 2021
When Onyeche Oche was choosing between multiple pharmacy graduate schools, she chose the University of Iowa because of the people.
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Associate Dean Directing Shots in Arms of Children

Monday, November 8, 2021
As Chief Pharmacy Officer, Mike Brownlee has been closely involved with UIHC’s rapid pivot to vaccinating children aged 5-11 against COVID-19.
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Board Leaders Leave Their Mark

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The College of Pharmacy is saying goodbye to two outstanding advisory board chairs: Kelly Brock, ‘02 PharmD, chair of the Genesis Board, and Tom Veale, chair of the Executive Leadership Board.
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Hundreds Flock to Dedicate Building

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Hundreds of former graduates, donors, students, lawmakers, faculty, staff, and friends gathered at the new College of Pharmacy Building on Friday to take part in its official dedication ceremony.
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Professorship in Pharmaceutics to Honor Ting-Fong Chin

Friday, October 1, 2021
The College family is saddened by the passing of Associate Professor Emeritus Ting-Fong Chin, ’60 MS, ’62 PhD, who died Aug. 11, 2021. Chin’s children have established the Ting-Fong and Nei-Jia Chin Professorship in Pharmaceutics, an honor which will provide critical resources to the College.
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Seaba to be Honored with Humanitarian Award

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Hazel Seaba, BSPh, ’71 MS, clinical professor emerita, will be honored during Homecoming festivities with a Humanitarian Award.
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Alumni Award Honorees Announced

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
On October 14, the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy will honor several alumni and friends during the Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement Symposium, Alumni Awards, and Investiture Ceremony during Homecoming festivities. Awards include: Distinguished Alumni Award, Honorary Alumni Award, and Genesis Alumni Award.
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College to Celebrate Investitures in October Ceremony

Thursday, September 9, 2021
We are delighted to announce the following named positions and will be formally recognizing each faculty member at the Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement Symposium Alumni Awards, and Investiture Ceremony on October 14.  We wish each faculty member continued success in their areas of expertise in research, teaching, and service, and looking forward to celebrating with them in October.  
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College Welcomes New Students for 2021-2022

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Eighty-eight Doctor of Pharmacy students recited the Oath of the Pharmacist and were officially welcomed into the profession and college during the annual White Coat Ceremony on August 21. Seven new graduate students also began PhD programs in Health Services Research and Pharmaceutics.
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Ho, Juhl to Receive College's Pinnacle Award

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Tom Ho, '70 PhD and Randy Juhl, '72 BSPh, '74 MS, '76 PhD, have been named the 2021 recipients of the Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement and will be honored at a ceremony during Homecoming festivities in October.
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Associate Professor Emeritus Ting-Fong Chin Remembered

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of Associate Professor Emeritus Ting-Fong Chin, '62 PhD. Chin was a faculty member from 1963 to 1997.
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2020-2021 Preceptors of the Year Announced

Thursday, August 12, 2021
Each year the College recognizes exceptional preceptors with the Preceptors of the Year award in three categories: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE), Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE), and Faculty. We are excited to announce the recipients for 2020-2021.
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Medicinal Gardens and Sculpture Tie Past to Present

Monday, August 2, 2021
Learn about the UI College of Pharmacy's Medicinal Gardens and Synthesis sculpture, which tie its past to its present.
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2020-2021 Teachers of the Year Announced

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Congratulations to the following Teacher of the Year award recipients for 2020-2021 academic year.
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UI Pharmaceuticals: Growing to Improve Patients’ Lives

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
UI Pharmaceuticals is a small but mighty branch of the UI College of Pharmacy tree that has existed for nearly half a century. Despite that, it is still “the best kept secret” on the University of Iowa campus, according to Dean Donald Letendre.
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Associate Dean Michael Duffel Steps Down from Administrative Role

Monday, July 19, 2021
On July 1, 2021, Michael Duffel stepped down from his position as associate dean of research and graduate programs at the UI College of Pharmacy. 
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Office of Professional Education Welcomes New Staff

Thursday, July 15, 2021
The Office of Professional Education welcomed new staff recently.
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Brad Gilchrist Named Staff of the Year

Thursday, June 17, 2021
Building Coordinator Bradley Gilchrist has earned the inaugural College of Pharmacy Staff of the Year Award.
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PharmD Graduate Praised by Four-Star General for Vaccine Work

Thursday, June 17, 2021
In her role as Director of CEO Operations at U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), Farah Towfic, '11 PharmD, led the development of handling guidelines for frontline healthcare workers tasked with vaccinating Americans against Covid-19.
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Faculty Accomplishments and Contributions Honored with Promotions

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Promotions are an official confirmation of a faculty member's academic accomplishments and the value of their contributions in their respective fields.
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UI Pharmaceuticals Awarded New NIH Contract to Manufacture Parent Nucleoside of Remdesivir

Monday, June 14, 2021
UI Pharmaceuticals has been awarded a National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) contract, “Dosage Form Development, Manufacture, and Stability Studies of GS-441524” by the Office of Logistics and Office of Administration at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Jackson Russo

PhD Student Researches the Pain Relief Potential of Poloxamers

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Research conducted by fourth-year Pharmaceutics graduate student, Jackson Russo, investigates alternative treatments for chronic wounds like bedsores and diabetic ulcers.
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PharmD Student Witnesses Bill Signing Providing Iowans Better Access to Healthcare

Thursday, June 3, 2021
“Test and Treat” is the term given to a new law signed by Governor Kim Reynolds on May 19, 2021. This newly signed legislation (SF 296) will allow patients six years and older to enter their local pharmacy and receive testing to determine whether they have the flu, strep, or COVID-19. 
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Erika Ernst Named Teacher of the Year

Thursday, May 27, 2021
UI College of Pharmacy faculty member Erika Ernst leads efforts to beat back infectious diseases. Along the way, she does allow one catching element to reach her students: her enthusiasm.
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New Student Organization; Industry Pharmacists Organization

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Doctor of Pharmacy student Sydney Ross listened intently to recent graduate Cambridge Hampsher, ’20 PharmD, while discussing his career as a U.S. Clinical Marketing Fellow at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD). 
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UI Pharmaceuticals - Manufacturing Drugs to Save Lives

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
UI Pharmaceuticals recently contracted with G1 Therapeutics by manufacturing clinical drug supplies of an investigational drug therapy product called COSELA™.
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UI Partnership Leads to Lifesaving Drug Development in War on Malaria

Monday, May 24, 2021
Malaria is still a life-threatening disease in much of the world today. According to the World Health Organization, in 2019, there were an estimated 229 million cases of malaria worldwide.
Letendre Williams

Doctor of Pharmacy Graduates and Post Graduate Training -- A Chosen Path

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
This year, 43 UI Doctor of Pharmacy graduates—representing 39% of the Class of 2021— pursued post-graduate pharmacy residency programs. Our match rate exceeded the national match rate by nearly 10%.  
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Celebrating the Class of 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021
The UI College of Pharmacy and UI Graduate College proudly hosted commencement ceremonies for 112 Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates and seven Doctoral Degree (PhD) graduates with a concentration in Pharmacy. 
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Mobile Clinic Provides Accessible Health Care

Thursday, May 13, 2021
The University of Iowa Mobile Clinic is partnering with the Johnson County Department of Public Health (JCPH) in an effort to provide health care to local, underserved populations who are statistically more likely to be affected by COVID-19.
Logan Mougin

2021 Graduate Logan Mougin: Pharmacy Was the Right Choice

Thursday, May 6, 2021
2021 graduate Logan Mougin knew he wanted to pursue a healthcare career and pharmacy fit the bill -- especially once introduced to palliative care.
Health Care Business Leadership Certificates

2021 Graduates Earn Healthcare Business Leadership Cords

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
College of Pharmacy students who want to develop their business acumen and leadership skills enroll in the Healthcare Business Leadership Program.
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In the News: Students Practice Vaccine Administration

Monday, April 26, 2021
The curriculum within the first year of pharmacy school includes simulated training to earn vaccination certification.
Wesam Ismail

Graduate Student Specializes in Population Research and Comparative Effectiveness

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Wesam Ismail is a registered pharmacist and PhD candidate in the College of Pharmacy, focusing on pharmacoepidemiology – the utilization and effects of drugs in large numbers of people.
Helen Eddy

'No Playbook' -- Polk County Health Department Director Helen Eddy

Friday, March 12, 2021
March is Women's History Month, and we proudly honor alumna Helen Eddy, director of the Polk County Health Department -- one of Iowa’s largest health departments.
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Celebrating Black History Month with Eddy Airiohuodion

Monday, February 22, 2021
Eddy Airiohuodion, '17 PharmD and Genesis Board member, is passionate about many things:...
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"Job Market Flipped Overnight," Reports Former Community Resident

Monday, February 15, 2021
Maurice Shaw, '13 R (community resident), has been inundated lately with job opportunities.
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College Welcomes New Faculty Member Reza Nejadnik

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Associate Professor Reza Nejadnik has experience working in academic and industrial settings and has played critical roles on multi-national research teams in Europe and the U.S.
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From English Teacher to Pharmacist, Yury Kim Finds Perfect Fit

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
When Yury Kim started college in Seoul, South Korea, she enrolled in classes to become an English teacher, eventually completing a bachelor’s degree in language instruction.
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Student Pharmacist Has Many Talents

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Third-year PharmD student Allen Erika Baugh is a scientist first, but she also has some amazing artistic skills.

Walgreens Executive Rick Gates Proud to Serve his Alma Mater

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Rick Gates doesn't have to read headlines to know what's the latest COVID-19 vaccine news.

2020 ExCELS Awardees Named

Friday, December 4, 2020
In the News: DuBrava Honored with UI Outstanding Staff Award

In the News: DuBrava Honored with UI Outstanding Staff Award

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Lisa DuBrava, an assessment and accreditation manager in the Office of Professional Education, is one of six recipients of the University of Iowa Outstanding Staff Award for 2020.
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Second Year of Flip the Pharmacy to Include COVID-19 Vaccines

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Community pharmacists across the state and nation are gearing up to give COVID-19 vaccinations early next year, through a pre-existing grassroots network of pharmacists that is gaining steam.
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Gaine Probes Gene Regulation to Address Psychiatric Disorders

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Marie Gaine studies how a person’s environment can impact them at the genetic level:...
College Welcomes Clinical Assistant Professor Lorin Fisher

College Welcomes Lorin Fisher

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
The College of Pharmacy welcomed Lorin Fisher in July 2020 as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science.
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Susan and Patrick Keefe Receive International Award

Monday, October 26, 2020
Susan and Patrick Keefe began their dedication to international humanitarianism after marrying and completing their medical studies.

College Welcomes Clinical Assistant Professor Benjamin Miskle

Monday, October 19, 2020
Benjamin Miskle joined the College of Pharmacy in July as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science.
Theodore Nguyen

Nguyen Believes in Holistic Treatment

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Clinical Assistant Professor Theodore Nguyen’s primary role involves providing pharmacologic recommendations for the Adult Inpatient Supportive and Palliative Care consult service at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Iowa Pharmacy Association Awards and Achievements

Faculty, Alumni, and Students Recognized at Annual Meeting

Friday, September 25, 2020
We are full of pride!  Congratulations to the following Pharmily members for achievements and awards at the 2020 Iowa Pharmacy Association Meeting:
New large-scale art pieces grace the University of Iowa Campus, including “Synthesis,” shown here, which is located outside the new College of Pharmacy Building

In the News: 'Synthesis' -- A New Outdoor Masterpiece

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The College of Pharmacy's large-scale outdoor sculpture was designed for viewers to walk through and experience where science, people, and plants all come together.
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UI Student Entrepreneurs Advance to Final Round in Competition

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
During spring semester, in the chaotic early days of the pandemic, a team of UI College of Pharmacy students created a full-fledged business plan for a new community pharmacy.
2018-2019 Preceptors of the Year Announced

Preceptors of the Year Announced

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

In the News: Salem Uses Implant to Induce Bone Regeneration in Diabetic Patients

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Researchers at the University of Iowa, including Aliasger Salem, Bighley Chair and professor, are developing an implant that helps induce bone formation in patients with diabetes.
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UI Pharmaceuticals Fights COVID-19

Friday, August 28, 2020
University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals is partnering with companies seeking new drugs to treat patients who have COVID-19 infections.
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Inspiring Innovation

Thursday, August 20, 2020
A gift from UI College of Pharmacy Alumna Miek Hart made possible a program that supports student innovators.
In the News: Hoehns Involved in COVID-19 Trial

In the News: Hoehns Involved in COVID-19 Clinical Trial

Monday, August 17, 2020
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Producing Better Gene-Based Messages Against Coronavirus

Friday, August 7, 2020
Scientists across the world are racing to develop a novel coronavirus vaccine. Faculty researchers in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy are among them, including Professor Kevin Rice.
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Outstanding Teachers Recognized

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
We are pleased to announce the student-nominated Teacher of the Year Award recipients for the 2019-2020 academic year:...
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Faculty Uniquely Contribute to Fighting the Pandemic

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Faculty researchers in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy are drawing upon their unique strengths and expertise to slow or stop the spread of the novel coronavirus that has swept the globe.
Cole Chapman

Cole Chapman Helps Improve Health Through Statistics and Inference

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Cole Chapman, '14 PhD, joined the College of Pharmacy this past school year as an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science.
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UI Pharmaceuticals Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UI Pharmaceuticals), a division of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, is actively involved in supporting the fight against COVID-19.
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Residents Recognized in Virtual Ceremony

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
As with many graduations in 2020, the UI College of Pharmacy celebrated all PGY1 and PGY2 graduating residents on June 16 – virtually.
2020 Zada Cooper Student Leadership Award Recipients Announced

2020 Zada Cooper Student Leadership Award Recipients Announced

Thursday, June 11, 2020
The Zada Cooper Leadership Committee proudly presents the 2019-2020 recipients of the Zada Cooper Student Leadership Award.
Academic Accomplishments and Contributions Recognized with Faculty Promotions

Academic Accomplishments and Contributions Recognized with Faculty Promotions

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Promotions are an official confirmation of a faculty member's academic accomplishments and the value of their contributions in their respective fields.
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Responsibly Distanced...Connected Emotionally, Intellectually, and Professionally

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Celebrating the Class of 2020 looked different this year, but our enthusiasm has never been greater!
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2020 Doctor of Pharmacy Graduates Match in Residency Process

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
This year, 46 University of Iowa College of Pharmacy PharmD graduates—representing 44% of the graduating class of 2020—are heading off to pharmacy residency programs.
In the News: College of Pharmacy Faculty Among Researchers on $11.4M NIH Grant Renewal to Study PCBs

In the News: College of Pharmacy Faculty Among Researchers on $11.4M NIH Grant Renewal to Study PCBs

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs Michael Duffel and Professor Jonathan Doorn are among the UI researchers who recently received a highly-competitive five-year, $11.
Kelli Jo Welter presents at the 2019 Zada Cooper Leadership Symposium

Creating your “X” Factor and Making it Work for You

Friday, April 24, 2020
Your X-Factor is where your passion and skills meet a need in the world.
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In the News: Local Pharmacies Struggle to Attain Personal Protective Equipment

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Community pharmacists are on the front lines of community health during the COVID-19 pandemic, but struggling with supply shortages in personal protective equipment including face masks.
Eesha Patel and faculty member Jeanine Abrons in India

Soon-to-Be Pharmacy Grad Set to Take on the World

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Throughout pharmacy school, fourth-year student Eesha Patel has formed and deepened connections in Southern India.
Brett Faine

Emergency Room Pharmacy

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
UI College of Pharmacy Aids in COVID-19 Effort

UI College of Pharmacy Assists in COVID-19 Effort

Monday, March 23, 2020
During the current COVID-19 crisis, we all have a responsibility to do our part to help. The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy is no exception.
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Students Play Vital Role in Keeping Campus and Community Healthy

Monday, March 16, 2020
Pharmacists—including student pharmacists at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy—play an important role in keeping our community healthy through annual flu shot clinics.
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Basic Pharmaceutical Science Faculty Members Help Graduate Students Forge Unique Paths

Friday, March 6, 2020
Graduate students in UI College of Pharmacy's Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics (PSET) Department labs are not all traditional students working toward a PhD in Pharmacy.
Jessica Frank

Jessica Frank is a Hometown Hawkeye

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Alumna Jessica Frank forges important relationships that harness technology to improve patients’ healthcare.

CEO Engagement Manager

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Farah Towfic, '11 PharmD, works for an organization she strongly values: the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).
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Gilbert Banker, Former UI College of Pharmacy Dean, Dies at 88

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Professor Emeritus Gilbert Banker, who served as the seventh dean of the UI College of Pharmacy for seven years, died at his home in Carmel, Indiana, on February 16. He was 88.
Pharmacy Students with Preceptors

Iowa Pharmacy Supports Statewide Practice Transformation

Monday, February 17, 2020
Across the state and nation, community pharmacists are working together to transform the way they practice. University of Iowa College of Pharmacy faculty and alumni are supporting the effort.
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College of Pharmacy Wins Portion of $3.8 million Diabetes Research Grant

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Ethan Anderson, associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics, has won a piece of a $3.
Jim Ponto and Nic Mastascusa

Nuclear Pharmacy

Monday, January 6, 2020
Nuclear pharmacists prepare and dispense radioactive drugs in order to find and treat health issues.
Farah Towfic, one of the highlighted pharmacists, said: I think the students should keep an open mind about careers beyond the traditional community pharmacy or hospital.

Unique Pharmacy Careers

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Five unique pharmacy careers were profiled in HawkScripts Magazine in winter 2019-2020. Pharmacists often do not look like what you might picture in your mind when you think of them.
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College Offers Future Admission to Select High Schoolers

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Motivated high schoolers who have demonstrated their ability to learn, and know that they want to study pharmacy at the University of Iowa, can now apply to seal the deal sooner.
Dean Donald Letendre and TJ Johnsrud

Donor Profile: A Family and Corporate Family of Johnsruds

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
A father-son team of UI College of Pharmacy graduates, and their family—corporate and otherwise—have committed substantially to the success of the college’s new building.
Salem Discusses Drug Pricing on Local TV Show

In the News: Salem Discusses Drug Pricing on Local TV Show

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Aliasger Salem, Bighley Chair and professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics, was recently a panelist on “Ethical Perspectives on the News"...
Jackson Receives Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award

In the News: Hal Jackson Honored for His Service

Monday, November 11, 2019
Harold “Hal” Jackson, '62 BSPh, will be honored this week for receiving a 2019 Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award.
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UI Pharmaceuticals Assists in Development of New Toothpaste

Monday, November 4, 2019
University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP), a division of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, recently assisted Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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In the News: Valentin, '19 PharmD, Takes Part in New Residency

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Jasmin Valentin, '19 PharmD, was recently featured as the first-ever pharmacy resident at Gibbs Pharmacy in Lebanon, Tennessee.
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Erb Ushers in a New Era of Growth in UIP

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Dennis M. Erb started as the new executive director of University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals in July 2019.

College Names 2019 Genesis Alumni Award Recipients

Thursday, October 10, 2019
The UI College of Pharmacy Genesis Alumni Award recognizes graduates from the past 15 years who have achieved early distinction in their field. We are honored to announce the recipients for 2019:...
Leslie Williams - 2019 Honorary Alumni Award Recipient

Williams Named 2019 Honorary Alumni Award Recipient

Monday, October 7, 2019
The UI College of Pharmacy will recognize Leslie J. Williams, BSN, MBA, as the 2019 Honorary Alumni Award recipient during a ceremony on October 17.
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In the News: Erica Bushaw Discusses Pharmacy Ownership

Monday, September 30, 2019
Erica Bushaw, '07 PharmD, owns Oelwein Family Pharmacy in Oelwein, Iowa.
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Inclusivity an Emphasis in New Building

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Faculty, staff, and students at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy are busy preparing to move into their new building, located at 180 South Grand Avenue in Iowa City.
Beth Young

From PharmD Student to PhD Candidate: For Beth Young, Research Wins

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
When Beth Young graduated from Augustana College in Illinois with degrees in chemistry and math, she didn’t foresee a future in pharmacy.
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Bighley, Helling to Receive College's Pinnacle Award

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Lyle D. Bighley and Dennis Helling have been named the 2019 recipients of the Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement and will be honored at a ceremony during Homecoming festivities in October.
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Greenwoods Make Generous Contribution to Pharmacy Education

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Robert and Cheryl Greenwood have built a successful network of community pharmacies in Iowa, and in doing so, have built a strong relationship with the UI College of Pharmacy.

2019 ExCELS Awardees Named

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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College Recognizes Outstanding Preceptors

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Linnea Polgreen

In the News: UI Research Team Uses Chocolate to Investigate Overeating

Friday, August 30, 2019
What causes some people to eat more than others?
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UI College of Pharmacy Leads the Fight Against Drug Overdoses

Monday, August 26, 2019
The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy is doing its part to reduce fatal opioid overdoses. More people in the U.S.
In the Spotlight - Nora Garda

In the Spotlight: Nora Garda

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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Class Teachers of the Year Announced for 2018-2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The UI College of Pharmacy recognizes outstanding faculty in each Doctor of Pharmacy class with the Teacher of the Year award. The Teacher of the Year is a student-nominated award.
Kate Bowman and Dr. Jonathan Doorn in his laboratory

Younger-Than-Usual Researchers Join Faculty This Summer

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Undergraduate and high school students have been conducting research in the college this summer. Professor Jonathan Doorn has two students this summer.
OPE door label - In 127 PHAR are Lauren Garcia, Sarah Kayser, Patricia McCormick, Rita Schneider & Zach Shepherd. Other offices: Susan Vos, S413 PHAR. Mary Ray, 318 PHAR. Vern Duba, 212 PHAR & Lisa DuBrava, S553 PHAR

Office of Professional Education Created

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Two units in the college have been reorganized to better support the PharmD program and its students.
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In the Spotlight: Julia Woodiwiss

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Alumna Named Minister of South Korea’s Food and Drug Safety

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Eui-Kyung Lee, '90 PhD, is South Korea’s new Minister of Food and Drug Safety. The agency—like the U.S.
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Four Generations of UI Pharmacy Graduates

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The Norgaard-Berry family has a long history in pharmacy, one that dates back to 1904 when their patriarch, Jorgen Jensen Norgaard, started his pharmacy career.

Research Spotlight: Centralized Healthcare Solutions

Friday, June 28, 2019
A service created by researchers in the college brings clinical pharmacy expertise to patients across the state, remotely.
The first 8 PharmD students to graduate with a certificate in palliative care, at graduation with Drs. James Ray and Kashelle Lockman

First Class of Palliative Care Certificate-Holders Graduates

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  The graduating PharmD Class of 2019 included eight students, who—for the first time in collegiate history—earned a university-sanctioned Palliative Care Certificate.

Patents Issued

Friday, June 21, 2019
Three College of Pharmacy members were issued patents for their work in 2018. Mary Ray, assistant dean for academic affairs for the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, was issued a U.S.
In the Spotlight: Laura Felleman

In the Spotlight: Laura Felleman

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Jonathan Doorn

Jon Doorn Named 2019 College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year

Monday, June 17, 2019
Jonathan Doorn has received the 2019 College of Pharmacy Award for Teaching Excellence.
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In Tune with Medicinal Chemistry

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Arturo Aguirre will soon earn a PhD in Pharmacy from the UI College of Pharmacy.
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Two Fulbrighters in Three Years, to the Same Country

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
For the fourth consecutive year the University of Iowa is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students. During that run, two of these elite students have been College of Pharmacy students.

New Facility Designed for Collaboration, Community

Thursday, May 23, 2019
The UI College of Pharmacy's 210,000-square-foot facility—scheduled to open to students in early 2020—was designed to foster collaboration and community.
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Faculty Members Advance

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
At their May 2019 meeting, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved the following College of Pharmacy faculty promotions.
In the Spotlight: Phil Greazel

In the Spotlight: Phil Greazel

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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PharmD Student Part of Record Year for UI Fulbrights

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
A record number of University of Iowa students have been awarded Fulbright U.S.

2019 Senior Dinner and Awards Banquet

Monday, May 13, 2019
Congratulations to the following Doctor of Pharmacy graduates who were recognized during the 2019 Senior Dinner and Awards Banquet:...
Students

Student Leaders Honored at Leadership Symposium

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Three students recently received awards for exemplifying the leadership qualities of Zada Cooper, a UI College of Pharmacy student and faculty member in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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Palliative Care/Pain Management PGY2 Residency Accredited

Thursday, May 2, 2019
The Pain Management and Palliative Care PGY2 Pharmacy Residency has been newly accredited for the next four years by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Genesis Board Huddle

Genesis Board Builds Momentum

Friday, April 26, 2019
  The Genesis Board of the UI College of Pharmacy has been gaining momentum over the past few years, and its initiatives are starting to take off.
Brett Heintz

Brett Heintz named Master Preceptor

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Adjunct Associate Professor and Pharmacy Specialist Brett Heintz has been named a Master Preceptor by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
Michael Parisi-Mercado

Parisi-Mercado Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Monday, April 8, 2019
Michael Parisi-Mercado—a Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health candidate at the UI College of Pharmacy—has been awarded a Fulbright Research Award in Public Health.
Kellie Waechter - In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight: Kellie Waechter

Thursday, April 4, 2019
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In the News: UI Partners with Middle Eastern University

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Led by the College of Pharmacy, the University of Iowa will partner with Gulf Medical University, located in the United Arab Emirates, the Daily Iowan reported.
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In the News: PharmD Student Lives the Dream

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Guadalupe "Lupe" Chavez has learned from experience that you sometimes have to pave your own path to success.
John and Marge

A Family Affair: Daniels Give Back

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
For John and Margo Daniel, pharmacy is truly a family affair. John Daniel, '55 BSPh, opened the Daniel Pharmacy in Fort Dodge, Iowa in 1963 with his parents.
Nic Mastascusa

Nic Mastascusa: Among the Hot Shots of Pharmacy

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Listening to mentors and trusting his gut guided Nic Mastascusa, '08 PharmD, to a little-known specialty that he is passionate about: Nuclear pharmacy. "...
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Pharmacy Deans Forge Connections with United Arab Emirates

Monday, March 4, 2019
  Led by its College of Pharmacy, the University of Iowa has partnered with Gulf Medical University in the United Arab Emirates.
In the Spotlight: Kathryn Dorsey

In the Spotlight: Kathryn Dorsey

Thursday, February 28, 2019
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Building Update: February 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019
Despite the recent cold temperatures, snow, and ice, the UI College of Pharmacy building continues to progress and the move-in date is still winter break.
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Zada M Cooper: An Exceptional Leader in our History

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
When women’s choices were severely limited, Zada Mary Cooper secured a place as the only female faculty member in the UI College of Pharmacy.
Informatics

New Combined Degree Program Creates Patient Data Experts

Friday, February 15, 2019
Most students are drawn to the pharmacy profession, at least in part, by a strong desire to help people.
Brandon Gerleman

Brandon Gerleman is a Hometown Hawkeye

Friday, February 1, 2019
Alumnus Brandon Gerleman is a practicing pharmacist at Montross Pharmacy in Winterset in south central Iowa.
APhA-ASP administers flu shots

Student Organizations Work Together to Keep Community Healthy

Thursday, January 24, 2019
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 flu season proved to be one of the worst in years.
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Intercultural Social Group Offers Conversation, Insight

Friday, January 18, 2019
Pharmacy students at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy have started a low-stakes conversation group to talk about culture and improve their communication and English language skills.

Administrative Transitions

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
After many years of dedicated service, Associate Dean for Professional Education Michael W. Kelly has announced his decision to retire from his administrative duties on June 30, 2019.
Michael Ernst

Q&A with Michael Ernst About the Future of Aspirin Prescribing

Monday, January 7, 2019
Michael E. Ernst—a clinical professor in the UI College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science—co-authored October research papers that were based on the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) trial.

In the Spotlight: Lauren Garcia

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Discovery Poster Winners Announced

Monday, December 17, 2018
The second annual Discovery Presentation Day was held in late November at the Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) atrium with 28 project listings.
Victoria Parker and Mike Duffel

Congratulations to December Graduates

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Eight students will be culminating their graduate work in Pharmacy this month, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy or a Master of Science in Pharmacy.
Wurster Becomes AAPS President

Dale Wurster Becomes AAPS President

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
UI College of Pharmacy Professor Dale Eric Wurster, BS, PhD, recently became president of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).
Pharmacy Students in Business Class

In the News: Healthcare Business Leadership Program

Friday, November 16, 2018
The inaugural year of a program that introduces business topics relative to healthcare and the pharmacy profession is well underway.

In the Spotlight: Jill Soppe

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Ann and Bob Osterhaus

In the News: Osterhaus Family to Receive Inaugural Family Spirit Award

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Bob and Ann Osterhaus—as well as their large and influential family— are well-known in the pharmacy profession in our state and in our nation.
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Research Spotlight: Ryan Smith

Monday, October 29, 2018
Ryan M. Smith, PhD, uses genomics to find new treatments and optimize existing treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders.
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PharmD Student is First Female Drum Major

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
When Analisa Iole isn’t studying to be a medication expert, she’s leading the Hawkeye Marching Band. Iole, a first-year Doctor of Pharmacy student, is in her second season as drum major.
Barry Carter

Carter to Receive Parker Medal, Regents Award

Monday, October 15, 2018
Carter, ’78 BSPh, PharmD, has been named the recipient of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s (ACCP) Paul F. Parker Medal—the professional society’s highest honor.
Susan and Patrick Keefe

Susan and Patrick Keefe to Receive Humanitarian Award

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Susan and Patrick Keefe are set to receive a special University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Humanitarian Award during the 2018 Alumni Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 18.
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UI College of Pharmacy Announces Genesis Award Winners

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Nicole Brogden, '07 PharmD, PhD, and Farah Towfic, '11 PharmD, have been named the recipients of the 2018 Genesis Award from the UI College of Pharmacy.

Building Update: October 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The UI College of Pharmacy building continues its progress! Much of the exterior 'skin' has been installed.  Black granite panels now cover the east and north walls.
Award

Gainer, Ploehn Named 2018 Honorary Alumni Award Recipients

Thursday, September 27, 2018
The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy has announced the recipients of the 2018 Honorary Alumni Award.

Cohen to receive 2018 Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Jordan L. Cohen—former dean of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy—has been named the recipient of the 2018 Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement.
PLS and Check

Inaugural Run For Hope Walk/Run Helps SafeNetRx

Monday, September 17, 2018
Pharmacy students part of the leadership organization Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) hosted the first ever Run For Hope Walk/Run on Sunday, September 16.
Molecules

Estate Gift to Support Cancer Therapeutics Research

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Jean Schmidt's curiosity for science started early, studying rocks and insects on a family farm in rural Black Hawk County, Iowa.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Justine Delgado

Monday, September 10, 2018
Graduate student Justine Delgado has been working in Rob Kerns’ lab for the past five years.
Reghan Coyle cheering from the volleyball court after a win with a fellow player cheering behind her

In The News: Reghan Coyle - PharmD Student and UI Volleyball Co-Captain

Friday, September 7, 2018
Doctor of Pharmacy student Reghan Coyle is off to a banner year -- named co-captain of the UI Volleyball team and increasing her level of play.
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College Recognizes Outstanding Faculty

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The UI College of Pharmacy recognizes outstanding faculty in each Doctor of Pharmacy class with the Teacher of the Year award. The Teacher of the Year is a student-nominated award.
Drillings

In the News: The Drillings Keep it All in the Family

Monday, August 27, 2018
Recent graduate, Sarah Sorensen, '18 PharmD, returns to her roots to work side by side with her father and uncle at Drilling Pharmacy in Sioux City, Iowa.  She is a third-generation pharmacist.
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College of Pharmacy Welcomes New Students

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The college is full of excitement and activity again with the 2018-2019 school year underway!
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Drug Safety at the Iowa State Fair

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Geetu Mahadik and Family

In the Spotlight: Geetu Mahadik

Monday, August 6, 2018
Steve Baird

Executive Leadership Board Member Steve Baird

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Steve Baird, ’86 BSPh, ’90 JD, has 25 years of experience as a lawyer protecting the trademarks associated with brands.
Jeanine Abrons

Jeanine Abrons Named 2018 College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Jeanine P. Abrons, PharmD, MS, has received the 2018 College of Pharmacy Award for Teaching Excellence.
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Research Spotlight: Ethan Anderson

Friday, July 13, 2018
Ethan Anderson, PhD, researches cardiac complications of diabetes and sepsis; his research is geared towards the development of novel therapeutics and biomarkers of heart disease risk.
Ryan Jacobsen

Faculty Promotions Announced

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Grad Students Sign the Beam

Building Progress Marked

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
More than 100 students, faculty, alumni, board members, and friends of the college signed one of the final steel beams for the new building in May.

2018 ExCELS Awardees Named

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Ishaya David

In the News: Ishaya David

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Doctor of Pharmacy student Ishaya David promotes public health in his native Nigeria.
Anne Salamon

Mentor Profile: Anne Salamon

Friday, June 15, 2018
Anne Salamon, '90 BSPh, was a non-traditional pharmacy student. She came to pharmacy school with a master’s degree, previously working as a researcher studying anti-psychotics in rats.
Jeanine Abrons

In the News: Jeanine Abrons

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
From her home base at the University of Iowa, Jeanine Abrons, clinical assistant professor, uses her unique talents, skills, and connections to serve health needs in Iowa and Abroad.  Read more.
Autumn Petersen Receives Award from Dean Letendre

Zada Cooper Student Leadership Awards

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Dating back to the early days of pharmacy education, the UI College of Pharmacy cultivated pioneers.
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In the Spotlight: Deb Goodwin

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Graduates Line UP

College of Pharmacy Celebrates 2018 Commencement

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The College of Pharmacy and the Graduate College celebrated the class of 2018 during events held May 9-11.

2018 PhD Commencement Participants

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Congratulations to the following graduate students who participated in the spring 2018 Graduate College Commencement ceremony: Rondine Allen, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Advisor:...

2018 Doctor of Pharmacy Graduates

Friday, May 11, 2018
Congratulations to the following, who earned their Doctors of Pharmacy and were celebrated during the UI College of Pharmacy Commencement on May 10, 2018!

2018 Senior Dinner and Awards Banquet

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Congratulations to the following Doctor of Pharmacy graduates who were recognized during the 2018 Senior Dinner and Awards Banquet: College of Pharmacy Academic Excellence Awards Jonathan M.
Pharmacy students talked with students at Van Allen Elementary about medicine safety.

PharmD Students Teach Drug Safety

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
PharmD students at the UI College of Pharmacy go to great lengths to get out messages that could save lives;...
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Successful Zada Cooper Leadership Symposium

Monday, May 7, 2018
With more than 150 people in attendance, the UI College of Pharmacy hosted the Third Annual Zada Cooper Leadership Symposium on May 5.
Aditya Singaraju

Student Spotlight: Aditya Singaraju

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Graduate student Aditya Singaraju has spent his time at the UI College of Pharmacy studying the properties of materials in order to design superior materials for pharmaceutical manufacturing.
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Pilot Program Gives Pharmacy Students an Edge

Monday, April 16, 2018
Doctor of Pharmacy students spent a recent Saturday at the Tippie College of Business studying business practices and learning about data analysis.
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Two Days: Two Events

Sunday, April 15, 2018
On May 4, stop by and sign a steel beam that will be placed in the new building. 
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Student Research on Display During the First-Ever Discovery Poster Presentation Day

Monday, April 9, 2018
College of Pharmacy students, faculty and staff gathered in the Eckstein Medical Research Building Atrium in late 2017 for the first-ever Discovery Poster Presentation Day.
Guadalupe Chavez

Student Spotlight: Guadalupe Chavez

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
First year PharmD student Guadalupe Chavez has known she’s wanted a rewarding career since high school.
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In the News: UIP Chemist Participates in a German Dance

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Nora Garda, a Senior Chemist at UI Pharmaceuticals (UIP), was recently featured on KCRG-TV9 for participating in a group flash dance in Iowa City.
Jessica Coon being interviewed at the State Capitol

In the News: Pharmacy Students Advocate for the UI

Monday, April 2, 2018
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy students Jessica Coon and Grant Jerkovich were recently interviewed in a WHO-HD Channel 13 News video during a visit to the State Capitol in Des Moines.
In the Spotlight: Barb Kelley

In the Spotlight: Barbara Kelley

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
We love graduate and professional students, with heart made of coffee in a cup

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
We love our students!  The College of Pharmacy and the University of Iowa will celebrate National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, April 2-6 (#UIowaGradWeek).
Ishaya David

Dreams Alive: Student Spotlight, Ishaya David

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
In addition to being a full-time PharmD student, Ishaya David runs a non-governmental organization based in Nigeria that helps reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS.
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One Day for Iowa

Friday, March 9, 2018
One Day for Iowa is back! On Wednesday, April 4, Hawkeyes everywhere will have the opportunity to make a difference by taking part in One Day for Iowa, the University of Iowa’s 24-hour giving day.
Jasmine Mangrum

In the News: PharmD Student Featured as part of Fulbright Program

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The University of Iowa ranks 15th in the country this year for Fulbright recipients. Among the University's 16 Fulbright students is Doctor of Pharmacy student Jasmine Mangrum.

Pharmacy Students Dare to Discover

Friday, February 9, 2018
Focus on Future: Student Spotlight

Focus on Future: Student Spotlight, Irene Bae

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Fourth-year PharmD student, Irene Bae, is excited for her future and planning ahead for what’s beyond pharmacy school.
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College of Pharmacy Building Update

Friday, February 2, 2018
Much has happened to move the new UI College of Pharmacy facility forward!

Connie Connolly Improves Patient Care

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Alumna Connie Connolly, '92 BSPh, lives by the mantra: 'If it’s good for the patient, it’s good for pharmacy.

In the Spotlight: David Lam-Lu

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Student Pharmacists Provide a Dose of Compassion

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
PharmD students vow in unison, upon joining the UI College of Pharmacy, to devote themselves to serve others through pharmacy.
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PharmD Students Work to Keep Community Healthy

Monday, January 8, 2018
The American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) at the UI College of Pharmacy plays an integral role in keeping the UI campus and surrounding communities healthy.
Rita Schneider

In the Spotlight: Rita Schneider

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Chris Catney

Catney Retires, Leaving a Strong Imprint on the College

Friday, December 22, 2017
Chris Catney, BSPh, ’86 MA, ’96 PharmD, clinical assistant professor in the Applied Clinical Science (ACS) Division of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS), recently retired.
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Congratulations Graduate Students!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  Congratulations to the following UI College of Pharmacy graduate students who recently completed their programs and earned their degrees:...
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Thankful for Alumna Sharon Cashman

Monday, November 20, 2017
Sharon Cashman, '87 BSPh, of Waverly, Iowa, keeps on giving. Committed to her alma mater, her profession, and her community, Cashman is passionate about healthcare and mentoring students.
Mythri Kodidela and husband in Puerto Rico

In the Spotlight: Mythri Kodidela

Monday, November 20, 2017
Graduate Student Presents Poster

Graduate Students to Present Posters at AAPS Annual Meeting

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Meeting will be held on Nov. 12-15 in San Diego, Calif.
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Palliative Care Students Participate in Global Art Project

Friday, October 27, 2017
Two Doctor of Pharmacy students are promoting palliative care by bringing a global art project into the College of Pharmacy.
Lauren Pass

New Study on Rural Mental Health Care

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Lauren Pass, College of Pharmacy research associate and Master of Public Health student, and Korey Kennelty, assistant professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, recently initiated a new study examining how anxiety and depressive disorders are managed in rural cardiovascular disease patients.

Preceptor Excellence Awards Recipients Announced

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Each year, the College of Pharmacy recognizes preceptors with awards in three categories --- Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience, Introductory Pharmacy Practice, and Faculty. These preceptors excel in experiential teaching of student pharmacists.

Student Athletes Rise to the Demands of PharmD Program

Friday, September 29, 2017
Student athletes juggle academics with rigorous training and game schedules. That complexity is made even more daunting when a student athlete enters a professional or graduate program. Two such athletes joined the College of Pharmacy in the fall of 2017: Reghan Coyle (Volleyball) and Andrew Jatis (Track and Field).

Carmichael is 2017 Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Friday, September 22, 2017
Jannet M. Carmichael, ’75 BSPh, PharmD, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Carmichael, of Reno, Nevada, is the president of Pharm Consult NV LLC, a clinical pharmacy services consulting company.

Brothers Support Pharmacy Students through Scholarship

Friday, September 22, 2017
Student success comes from hard work, a strong supportive network, and sometimes the philanthropic backing of those who have come before you. Over the last ten years, David and James Carlson have supported two students each year as they pursued their Doctor of Pharmacy Degrees.

Parker Receives Staff Excellence Award

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Chris Parker—a pharmacy specialist in the college’s Division of Health Services Research—is one of six UI recipients of this year’s Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award.

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Announced

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sue Purcell, ’74 BSPh, and William C. Stagner, ’73 BSPh, ’77 MS, ’79 PhD, will be recognized as the UI College of Pharmacy's Distinguished Alumni Award winners during the Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement Symposium and Alumni Awards Ceremony on October 5. 
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Phawanan Sawangchan thesis defense

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
On  Sept. 8, 2017, pharmaceutics graduate student Phawanan Sawangchan successfully defended her thesis to the Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics.

Milavetz Named Executive Associate Dean

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
On Sept. 1, Gary Milavetz assumed the role of Executive Associate Dean of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. In this role, his duties include faculty development, strategic planning, and program and project management.

McCarty, Trewet Named 2017 Honorary Alumni Award Recipients

Thursday, August 24, 2017
The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy has announced the 2017 recipients of the Honorary Alumni Award. Mundi McCarty and CoraLynn Trewet will be recognized during the Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement Symposium and Alumni Awards Ceremony on October 5. 

College of Pharmacy Welcomes 124 New Students for 2017-2018 Academic Year

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Over the last week, the College of Pharmacy has been bustling with excitement, as 124 new students filled the halls.

PharmD Students Recognize Outstanding Teachers

Friday, August 18, 2017
As we prepare to begin a new academic year, the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the class Teachers of the Year for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Teacher of the Year is the student-nominated award for recognizing outstanding faculty.

UI College of Pharmacy Announces Genesis Award Winners

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Brett Barker, '08 PharmD, and Karunya Kandimalla, '04 PhD, have been named the recipients of the 2017 Genesis Award from the UI College of Pharmacy. This award recognizes graduates from the past 15 years who have achieved early distinction in their field.

Wurster Awarded Shangraw Memorial Prize

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Dale Eric Wurster, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics, is the recipient of the Ralph Shangraw Memorial Prize. The award, presented by the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) Foundation, is bestowed upon a person who has provided outstanding research contributions in the study of excipients or excipient-related technology over a number of years.

Mary Schroeder: Helping Patients through Economics

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Mary Schroeder’s students quickly learn that economists care about more than money. After earning a PhD in Economics at Emory University in Atlanta, Schroeder joined the college six years ago. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS).

Alumni, Faculty, and Students Honored at Annual Iowa Pharmacy Association Meeting

Thursday, July 6, 2017
The Iowa Pharmacy Association's annual meeting was held June 16-17, 2017. Numerous UI College of Pharmacy faculty and alumni were recognized for their contributions to advancing pharmacy in Iowa.

Mike Kelly Named 2017 College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Michael W. Kelly, ’73 BSPh, ’88 PharmD, ‘89 MS, associate dean for professional education, has received the 2017 College of Pharmacy Award for Teaching Excellence.

Efobi Family Visits UI College of Pharmacy

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Family members of Christopher Efobi, '54 BSPh, recently visited from their home in Georgia. When Efobi—their father and grandfather—came from Nigeria to study at the UI College of Pharmacy, they traveled by steamboat.

Researching the Effects of Toxic Chemicals in our Environment

Monday, July 3, 2017
Michael Duffel, BS, PhD, conducts basic research to provide vital insights for other scientists to use when designing better drugs and fighting toxic chemicals.

In the Spotlight: Vern Duba

Monday, June 26, 2017
Vern Duba, MA, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science’s Division of Applied Clinical Sciences, and also has an appointment as instructional services specialist in the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA).

Smith Joins College of Pharmacy Faculty

Monday, June 5, 2017
The College of Pharmacy welcomed Ryan Smith, PhD, as an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics, last month. After receiving his bachelor’s in psychology from The Ohio State University, he went on to earn his PhD in neuroscience from OSU.
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From Iowa to the World

Thursday, June 1, 2017
The Summer 2017 version of HawkScripts Magazine had the theme: From Iowa to the World: The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy impacts the world.