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Lori Westermann


Research    Students

Student Researchers Examine Infectious Disease Theory

Listening to Dr. Meghan Jeffres and her students explain their infectious disease work brings to mind the 80’s arcade game Space Invaders, in which an intergalactic battle plays out between defending forces and evil alien elements. The researchers describe an inner world, specifically the large and small intestines, in which tricky bacteria use enzymatic mechanisms to destroy the antibiotic sent to destroy it. Welcome to the front line of the infectious disease battleground.


Author Lori Westermann | Publish Date May 17, 2021
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Research    Faculty    Students    Pharmacy    Pharmaceutical Sciences

Persistence Pays Off

According to Kristofer Fritz, PhD, associate professor in the School of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, bench-side research requires a lot of trial and error. Also, according to Dr. Fritz, it takes a certain kind of fortitude and dedication for a PharmD student to undertake an intensive lab-based research project due to the already-demanding academic rigors of a pharmacy degree.


Author Lori Westermann | Publish Date May 14, 2021
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Alumni    Diversity    Pharmacy

Alum Puts a Fresh Spin on Patient Education

Pharmacists are known for being medication experts who take their role of patient education seriously. 2012 PharmD alum James Delk has created a way to make that serious message, well, fresh.


Author Lori Westermann | Publish Date February 10, 2021
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COVID-19    Students    Vaccinations    Pharmacy

Pharmacy Students Step Up to Stamp Out COVID-19

The Experiential Office at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a model for hands-on pharmacy programs across the nation. Known for providing clinical opportunities starting in the first year of pharmacy school, the program is used to activating students to respond to community needs. In a normal year, those requests are generally along the lines of providing wellness checks or administering flu vaccines, but this year the stakes are higher and the request much more urgent.


Author Lori Westermann | Publish Date January 20, 2021
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Community    COVID-19    Faculty

Pharmacists on the Front Lines: As Vaccines Arrive, Pharmacists Play Critical Role

Professor Ty Kiser, PharmD, recalls getting the push notification from UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital that announced he was on the list to receive one of the first COVID-19 vaccines in the state of Colorado.

“I was pretty excited. I took the first appointment I could get . . . It was like Christmas came early,” Kiser said.


Author Lori Westermann | Publish Date January 11, 2021
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School of Pharmacy In the News

9News

Clearing medicine cabinets helps combat opioid crisis

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 30, 2022

Professor Peter Rice, PharmD, PhD and CU Pharmacy students were featured in 9News participating in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Their efforts helped get potentially dangerous drugs out of homes.

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Denver 7

'It can 100% be a gateway': Fort Collins man warns others about keeping unused prescription drugs

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateApril 25, 2022

Professor Robert Page, PharmD, spoke about the National Drug Takeback Day and CU Pharmacy's role in hosting the annual event on campus.

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Colorado Politics

Let patients benefit from prescription drug reform

news outletColorado Politics
Publish DateApril 22, 2022

Kavita Nair, PhD writes that, "Coloradans continue to struggle to pay for their prescription medications. The largest yearly survey of Colorado households conducted by the Colorado Health Institute found that one in five Coloradans skipped health-care services due to cost concerns in 2021."

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UK Today News

Newly developed drug shows promise against a novel oncogene that supports cancer progression

news outletUK Today News
Publish DateApril 07, 2022

In findings recently published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Daniel LaBarbera, PhD and colleagues describe the optimization of the first lead CHD1L inhibitors (CHD1Li) through drug design and medicinal chemistry.

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