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Zada-Student Award Winners 2024

Zada Cooper Symposium Facilitates Belonging

Thursday, May 23, 2024
The 2024 Zada Cooper Leadership Symposium took place in early May, featuring a specialized group of speakers and five student leadership awardees.
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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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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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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.

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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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.
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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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.
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'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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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.
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.
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.