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Caren Henderson


Eugene McMahan’s legacy lives on through scholarship

We are saddened to report that a great friend to our school, Mr. Eugene “Gene” McMahan, has passed away. He was 92 years old.

Gene was an extraordinary, generous person. For 25 consecutive years, he donated a full, in-state tuition scholarship to a pharmacy student in memory of his daughter and CU Pharmacy alumna Teresa McMahan-Shulkin, beginning at a time when in-state tuition was approximately $4,000 and continuing through last year when in-state tuition was nearly $31,000.


Author Caren Henderson | Publish Date February 28, 2019
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CU Pharmacy investigators receive PhRMA Foundation Award

The University of Colorado Center for Pharmaceutical Value (PValue) has been established with a Value Assessment Center of Excellence Award from the PhRMA Foundation.

The foundation grant of $500,000 was awarded to Jonathan Campbell, PhD, R. Brett McQueen, PhD, and Melanie Whittington, PhD, who have primary faculty appointments in the field of Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research with the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

PValue will be a center of excellence within the D2V initiative, a Transformational Research Funding project supported by the Dean's Office of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. D2V will support PValue through a matching award of $500,000. Additional D2V support will include peer review, shared professional research assistance, project management expertise, and institutional accountability. The total award will be allocated over three years to establish PValue initiatives.


Author Caren Henderson | Publish Date January 22, 2019
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Inspiration for future pharmacists

Sheldon “Shelly” E. Steinhauser knows the value of pharmacy – it was instilled in him during his childhood. His father, an immigrant, was a Navy doctor and, later, a neighborhood physician who worked closely with a trusted community pharmacist.

“My father wouldn’t make a key decision about prescribing drugs for his patients without consulting the pharmacist,” said Shelly. “Today, people are just as likely to turn to pharmacists whenever they have questions about prescription drugs and other health aids. They’re critical to our health care system.”


Author Caren Henderson | Publish Date December 31, 2018
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Survey: Coloradans think there is a prescription drug abuse problem in their communities

Coloradans are concerned about prescription drug abuse and support increased state funding for initiatives to address the epidemic, according to a survey commissioned by the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention to measure the public’s awareness of the opioid crisis.

More than half of the survey’s 1,400 respondents (57 percent) thought there was a problem with people in their community misusing prescription medication such as opioids, and 57 percent said they had heard or seen a message about prescription drug abuse being a problem in Colorado. Many of those surveyed had a personal connection to the crisis, as 37 percent said they knew someone who was or had been addicted to prescription medication.


Author Caren Henderson | Publish Date December 27, 2018
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The ALSAM Foundation funds new Anschutz-Boulder collaborative research

The ALSAM Foundation, a generous long-time donor to the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS), has provided $2M of funding for collaborative grants between the SSPPS and the BioFrontiers Institute. This donation supports the Therapeutic Innovation Grants Program that allows the SSPPS on the Anschutz Medical Campus to join forces with the BioFrontiers Institute on the Boulder Campus to encourage faculty collaboration in the development of innovative projects that will advance the health and wellness of people in our communities and around the globe. 


Author Caren Henderson | Publish Date December 17, 2018
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School of Pharmacy In the News

The Colorado Sun

As HIV infection rates rise in Colorado, pharmacies can now prescribe preventative pills

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateNovember 18, 2020

Julie Malhotra, along with Emily Zadvorny, discussed the importance of this therapy and pharmacists’ role in delivering it with the Colorado Sun. The CU Pharmacy Continuing Education Office is offering the mandatory training that pharmacists must complete before administering the drug.

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Denver 7

Pharmacists can prescribe HIV prevention meds

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateNovember 13, 2020

Emily Zadvorny, faculty member at CU Pharmacy explained to Channel 7 News that as of Nov. 14 pharmacists in the state of Colorado can now prescribe and administer PrEP and PEP HIV treatment. This Colorado Protocol is further example of the expanding role of pharmacists across the state and around the world.

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CPR

Colorado Patients Can Now Get Preventative HIV Medications From Pharmacists

news outletCPR
Publish DateNovember 12, 2020

Emily Zadvorny, executive director of the Colorado Pharmacists Society and faculty member at CU School of Pharmacy spoke with CPR about a new protocol that makes Colorado one of the first states to allow pharmacists to prescribe PrEP and PEP, preventative HIV medications. 

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Health Day

After Heart Attack, Pot Smoking Raises Post-Op Dangers

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateNovember 10, 2020

Robert Page, professor at CU Pharmacy, spoke with Health Day regarding the potential side effects of pot. "I treat cannabis as a pharmacist just like I would any other medication, and when you prescribe any medication, it's going to have drug interactions and side effects," he said.

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