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Stephanie Carlson


A Hungary Sabbatical: Q&A with Dr. Jon Campbell

When typing the term sabbatical into Google, out spits the following, “a period of paid leave granted to a university teacher or other worker for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked.” Toggling to Wikipedia yields, “In recent times, "sabbatical" has come to mean any extended absence in the career of an individual in order to achieve something. In the modern sense, one takes sabbatical typically to fulfill some goal, e.g., writing a book or traveling extensively for research.” University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty member Jon Campbell, PhD, recently got to take a sabbatical and chose to go to Hungary.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date December 05, 2018
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Personalized Cancer Treatment

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According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, more than 14 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, worldwide, and more than 9 million people will succumb to the effects of cancer. This is equal to approximately 22,000 cancer deaths per day, and this cancer mortality rate is expected to continue to rise.

Despite all the advances in technology to both diagnose and treat cancer, many of these therapies are ineffective against the later stages of cancer.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date November 25, 2018
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Pharmacist On the Street: HPV

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CU pharmacy students, Nashel Patel and Tracie Vanhorn took to the "streets" of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to see what students and faculty know about Human papillomavirus (HPV) and the vaccine.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date November 20, 2018
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A Night in Hollywood - Fall Ball 2018

University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students got a chance to take a break from studying and get to know their peers, and CU Pharmacy faculty and staff, a little better. The theme for this year's Fall Ball was A Night in Hollywood and the students came dressed for the occasion!


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date November 16, 2018
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Sheridan Health Services earns Perfect Compliance Rating

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Sheridan Health Services, a University of Colorado College of Nursing nurse-led community health center in the Denver metro area, recently passed the Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA) Compliance Review with a 100 percent rating. Faculty and students from CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences also play an integral role at the clinic.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date November 15, 2018
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Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Annual Meeting

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The leaders in Colorado’s fight against the opioid epidemic gathered at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention’s annual meeting. Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, a longtime supporter of the Consortium, spoke to the audience about her office’s work fighting the opioid epidemic and the impact the Consortium has made.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date November 09, 2018
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A Summer Learning in the Netherlands

Instead of taking the summer off third-year University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy student, Anushka Tandon, spent ten weeks in the Netherlands doing independent study, interning with the Center for Human Drug Research, "It was a working vacation so I can't complain," she said.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date November 08, 2018
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Photos: Great Turnout for Homecoming 2018

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences had the largest gathering of University of Colorado alumni, faculty, staff, and students at this year's Homecoming Tailgate and CU Buffs football game with over 160 people.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date October 30, 2018
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CU Pharmacy at ACCP's Global Conference 2018

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) held their Global Conference in Seattle at the end of October. There were ten presentations from CU Pharmacy faculty and over 20 poster presentations from faculty and students.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date October 30, 2018
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Integrative Health and Medicine Elective: Recipes with Added Benefits

Saffron, cumin, thyme and pepper, mixed into things like guacamole, quinoa, fruit salad, and an herb butter stick. Faculty member Monika Nuffer, PharmD, teaches the elective course, Special Topics in Integrative Health and Medicine (IHM) and makes tasty snacks during the first week of classes each fall. They're not just good - but good for you!


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date October 16, 2018
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Faculty member Receives over $1 Million in NIH Funding

James Roede, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was recently awarded two different Administrative Supplement Awards attached to his prestigious Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award from NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) - a division of NIH (National Institutes of Health).


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date October 09, 2018
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Need to quit smoking? Just see a Pharmacist!

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It’s now easier to quit smoking in Colorado. People can go to a pharmacy, instead of waiting several days to get in with a provider, to get prescription anti-smoking medications, “People can come into a pharmacy and visit their pharmacist, and through a simple screening process and consultation, they can be subscribed smoking cessation medications,” explains Emily Zadvorny, PharmD, a University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy faculty member and Executive Director of the Colorado Pharmacists Society.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date October 02, 2018
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Kilts, bagpipes, haggis…and pharmacy!

Kilts, bagpipes, haggis…and pharmacy! Over a dozen CU Pharmacy faculty and staff recently descended upon Glasgow, Scotland for the 78th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, “Our presence at FIP speaks volumes about our school’s commitment to and impact on global pharmacy education, clinical practice and research,” said Dean Ralph Altiere.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date September 24, 2018
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CU Pharmacy receives $2 million gift commitment

The ALSAM Foundation recently invested an additional $2 million to continue the Therapeutic Innovation Grants Program at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The funding supports a second phase of grants for projects focused on drug discovery and development.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date September 20, 2018
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Not Just a Pharmacist

CU Pharmacy alumnus Richard Onufrock balanced two worlds - the worlds of pharmacy and art. Throughout his life, the graduate of the Class of 1961 worked as a pharmacist and an accomplished illustrator.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date September 07, 2018
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In Memoriam - Classmates reflect on the life of Dr. Steven Henke

On Monday, August 6, 2018, Dr. Steven Henke, a 2018 graduate of the PharmD program at CU Pharmacy passed away unexpectedly. In his obituary, his family says he passed due to complications from a muscle deterioration disease.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date August 28, 2018
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Welcome Class of 2022!

The wrap up for orientation week for the Class of 2022 included the marshmallow challenge, White Coat ceremony, and annual barbecue. 143 first-year students received their white coats and then signed and recited the Oath of the Professional Pharmacy Student, which they created as a class.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date August 21, 2018
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Edible Chemotherapy: Could particles from milk lead to the end of infusions?

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Generally, you can't eat chemotherapy. That’s because your digestive system breaks down the molecules you eat into smaller pieces that can be absorbed through the gut into the bloodstream.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date August 08, 2018
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CU Pharmacy Research: Drug Prices not always Aligned with Value

In many countries, healthcare reimbursements for drugs are directly related to their value or net health benefits in treating disease.

But a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in collaboration with a group of international clinical and economic experts, shows that’s not the case in the U.S.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date August 07, 2018
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CU Pharmacy at AACP's Pharmacy Education 2018 Annual Meeting

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's (AACP) annual meeting, Pharmacy Education 2018, was held July 21-25 in Boston and CU Pharmacy received several awards and had presentations and posters from students, faculty, and staff. 


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date August 01, 2018
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APPE Rotations in Unique Settings

I have always had a passion for working with our nation’s veterans and was excited to begin my advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotation at the Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date July 27, 2018
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Life Experiences Shape Future

When Erlynn Frankson was a teen, her grandfather moved in with her family so her mother could take care of him. “She was a nurse and the most equipped of her five siblings to be his caregiver,” says Frankson.

Frankson experienced palliative and hospice care on a personal level. It’s what she came home to after school every day and shaped who she is today. “I saw suffering and it stuck with me 10-20 years down the road.”


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date July 17, 2018
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Rugby and Pharmacy - A Winning Combination!

"It's a passion that's made me the person I am today." For Carmine Hernandez, a second-year CU Pharmacy student, that passion is rugby. He's been playing since he was 15 years old, trained for seven months in New Zealand after high school; and his team, the Denver Barbarians, recently won the Men's Division II National Championship, beating the Detroit Tradesmen 39-38!


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date July 11, 2018
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PhD Student Counts His Blessings

Adedoyin D. Abraham is one lucky guy.

Of Nigerian heritage, Abraham won a diversity immigrant visa in 2005 through the U.S. visa lottery system. The visa lottery allows foreign-born nationals to migrate, and eventually US citizens.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date July 06, 2018
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Study: Drug Treatment to Inhibit Growth of Prostate Cancer Cells

Cancers are one of the leading causes of disease-related fatalities worldwide. Prostate cancer, in specific, affects about 6 out of 10 men over the age of 65. In US male population, it is most common malignancy after skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. This highlights the need for immediate and effective prevention and intervention strategies.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date June 29, 2018
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Coming Full Circle

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Having spent the last seven years earning his PharmD through the Distance Degrees & Programs, Lokendra Upadhyay is ecstatic to be able to spend his weekends not studying.  “For me, it’s been a great investment of time and energy,” says Upadhyay.

Twenty-five years ago, Upadhyay had the opportunity to tack one more year onto his BS and obtain his PharmD from CU but declined. “I was ready to get out and start earning money. In retrospect, it would have been a lot easier, but then I wouldn’t have all my life experiences,” says Upadhyay.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date June 28, 2018
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Photos! Residency and Fellowship Graduates

Congratulations to the 2018 CU Pharmacy residency and fellowship graduates here is the full list of graduates, along with photos from the ceremony held earlier this month. Congratulations as well to CU Pharmacy faculty member, Sarah Scoular, PharmD, she was chosen as Preceptor of the Year for the PGY1 Residency Program by the students.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date June 20, 2018
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True Love

Originally from Alaska, Rebekah and Carlo Balmes met in middle school and began dating in high school, where they both shared a passion for science. Rebekah, the youngest of three girls, and Carlo, the oldest of three boys, were drawn to each other. They moved to Colorado for pharmacy school and married the summer after their second year. “My mom finally got a girl!” says Carlo enthusiastically.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date June 18, 2018
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Life Redirected

When Joe Oropeza was 17 years old he wanted to become an Army Ranger, one of the most elite soldiers in the U.S. Army. But two strokes and open heart surgery — prior to his high school graduation — put an end to his military career before it started.

“I was 17 and invincible,” says Oropeza, who recently celebrated his 12th-anniversary post-surgery.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date June 14, 2018
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Need for Knowledge: Integrative Health and Medicine

Americans spend about $34 billion annually out-of-pocket on supplements, but most don’t report the use to their healthcare provider. This causes problems if the patient is on a medication that could have an adverse reaction to the dietary supplements they’re using.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date June 11, 2018
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Congratulations Class of 2018! Photos!

Over 200 doctoral degrees (5 PhD, 152 traditional entry-level PharmD, and 44 in the distance PharmD program) were conferred for 2018. The Commencement Ceremony was held May 25th at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Here are all the photos from commencement, enjoy!


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date June 06, 2018
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Military Musician Hits High Note in Pharmacy

For seven years, Dan Galipeau served in the US Army as a military musician, playing saxophone and sometimes piano. Performing for deployed troops, their families at home, international audiences and dignitaries including the President of the United States offered Galipeau a window to the world. “My military career took me to more than 15 countries representing the US Army and NATO,” says Galipeau.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date June 01, 2018
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Not Just for Kicks

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Kickball is fun, especially when you have a chance to beat CU Pharmacy faculty members and raise money for a good cause at the same time! 


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date May 24, 2018
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"The Pharmacy Frontier" - Student Raps his way through the Curriculum

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Lee Amaya, stage name SouLee PharmD, is our very own rapping pharmacist.

Amaya fell in love with rap music and poetry during high school. “I became infatuated with the flow and rhyme schemes of songs while listening to my favorite artists. The raw passion displayed and the topics they rapped about resonated with me,” says Amaya.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date May 18, 2018
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A Local's Guide to Aurora, CO - Home to CU Pharmacy

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The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy on the Anschutz Medical Campus is located in Aurora, CO. While Aurora is not among the most publicized cities in America, it is definitely among one of safest, largest, and diverse cities in the whole country.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date May 09, 2018
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Special Milestone Celebrated at Awards Convocation

This year marks 25 years for the Theresa McMahan-Schulkin Memorial Scholarship.  The award was created in memory of Gene McMahan's daughter, Theresa, who graduated from CU Pharmacy in 1976 and passed away in 1994.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date May 03, 2018
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Oncology Resident and CU Pharmacy Grad Wins Prestigious Poster Contest

Congratulations to Clay Cuny, PharmD, a PGY2 Oncology resident and 2014 CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy graduate! His research project was chosen as a Top 10 Trainee Research Poster at the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) 2018 Annual Conference. This is a huge accomplishment as there were 188 trainee abstracts presented at the meeting!


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date May 01, 2018
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CU Pharmacy Faculty Win Excellence Awards

Each year, faculty at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are recognized for their accomplishments. The Faculty Excellence Awards are special because the winners are nominated by students and chosen by faculty peers and selection committees comprised of previous award winners. There are several faculty members from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the 2018 list.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date April 25, 2018
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Extraordinary Preceptors Honored

At the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Preceptor Recognition Event seven awards were handed out to extraordinary preceptors and faculty members. On Saturday, April 14, around 50 attendees gathered at the CU South Denver Campus Wildlife Experience to recognize Emily Kosirog, PharmD, Toral Patel, PharmD, Tammy Lopez, PharmD, William Finn, MD, Cody Taylor, PharmD, Jacob Beyer, PharmD, and Susan Finstrom, RPh.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date April 20, 2018
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CU Students Teach 8th Graders About Pharmacy

Two fourth-year CU Pharmacy students took time out of their rotation in Delta County, Colorado to share pharmacy with hundreds of 8th grade students.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date April 12, 2018
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Over 100 Women from 30 Countries Gather for International Women's Day

March was Women's History Month and several women from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and other Aurora businesses, participated in an International Women's Day Celebration. This is the second official year for the event and it included more than 125 women, from 30 countries with 15 sponsors and exhibitors.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date April 09, 2018
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CU Pharmacy Supporters Edward and Karen Skaff Honored

Over 400 people gathered at this year’s Benefactor Recognition Dinner in the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The event recognizes and celebrates those behind philanthropic gifts to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Among those in the crowd were Edward and Karen Skaff, CU alums and longtime supporters of the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date April 03, 2018
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It's a Small World After All: Surprise CU Connection in Italy

When in Rome...meet Italian pharmacists! That's exactly what fourth-year CU Pharmacy student Karly Bergquist did on her vacation to the country. 


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date March 26, 2018
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CU Pharmacy Rho Chi receives award at APhA 2018 - Conference Recap

Congratulations to the Rho Chi - Alpha Theta Chapter at The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy! The organization received the Chapter Achievement Award during the American Pharmacists Association’s (APhA) Annual Meeting and Expo in Nashville, TN for all the great work they did in 2017, and continue to do.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date March 20, 2018
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CU Pharmacy Alums Gather in Long Beach

Several University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy Alumni, and even a couple of incoming students, got together in Long Beach, California at the end of February. Dean Ralph Altiere and Associate Dean Laura Borgelt (Class of 1997), along with alumni Charles Brown (Class of 1964) and Katherine Johnson (Class of 2013), hosted the event. 


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date March 07, 2018
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CU Pharmacy Front and Center at Colorado HOSA Conference

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Close to one thousand Colorado high school and post-secondary students participated in this year’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date March 02, 2018
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CU Pharmacy Wins Community Service Award!

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date February 27, 2018
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Cambodian Connection turns into Learning Opportunity

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Instead of taking some time off between his second and third-year, CU Pharmacy student Pulkit Jain turned his summer vacation into a learning opportunity. He volunteered in Cambodia, assisting medical teams under the supervision of physicians.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date February 20, 2018
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Dreamland in Denver recap: Busting myths, preconceptions about opioid epidemic

Most of what you know about opioid pain relievers such as Vicodin and OxyContin is wrong. Your perception of the type of person who becomes addicted to heroin and the underlying causes of the opioid and heroin epidemics might be wrong as well.

Correcting myths and challenging preconceptions were running themes during an evening of TED talk-style presentations about the opioid epidemic held at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in January.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date February 05, 2018
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Student Study: Access to emergency contraception in Arizona and Utah

It has taken all four years of pharmacy school but student Rupa Parikh has now completed her study on emergency contraception (also known as the morning after pill) availability, specifically in Arizona and Utah, and she’s getting a lot of recognition.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date January 29, 2018
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CU Pharmacy students give free flu shots and health screenings at the stock show

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CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy students and faculty spent a lot of time volunteering at the National Western Stock Show in Denver this year. They helped provide free health screenings to members of the community and, on certain days, also offered flu shots.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date January 19, 2018
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Elementary school students become a pharmacist for a day

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Hundreds of fourth graders from Aurora Public Schools recently descended onto the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to learn all about pharmacy.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date January 18, 2018
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From Infantry to Public Health

As a military combat veteran, I had a strong desire to pursue a career where I could continue serving the greater good. The Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service (USPHS) has provided me an incredible opportunity to do so as a pharmacist.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date January 05, 2018
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The Science Behind the Spicy Chip #OneChipChallenge

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Just one chip, that's all it is, but it is a chip made with one of the hottest peppers on the planet. The Paqui Carolina Reaper Madness chip is made with the Carolina Reaper pepper, which has an average Scoville Scale score of over 1.5 million.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date December 27, 2017
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Expensive new cancer therapy may be cost effective

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Researchers from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, selected to estimate the cost-effectiveness of the newly approved CAR-T therapies, have found the clinical benefit may justify the expensive price.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date December 21, 2017
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CU Pharmacy Holiday Drive

The totals are in for our annual Holiday Drive, which benefits the Colfax Community Network, and our first-year students came out on top!  Each on-campus class, along with faculty and staff, held a friendly competition to see who could collect the most.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date December 20, 2017
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CU Pharmacy at ASHP Midyear 2017

Several students and faculty from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences were at ASHP Midyear 2017, in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month. Attended by more than 25,000 people, ASHP's (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition is one of the largest gatherings of pharmacy professionals.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date December 14, 2017
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CU Pharmacy Students Place in Public Health Case Competition

The fifth annual Rocky Mountain Region Public Health Case Competition was held in the Health Science Library on the Anschutz Medical Campus earlier this month.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date November 28, 2017
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CU Pharmacy Students Teach Boy Scouts Medicine Safety

The CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy student chapter of the OTC Medicine Safety Operation, through the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), hosted an event with local Boy Scouts to talk about responsible medicine use.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date November 21, 2017
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Photos: Students, faculty and staff have a roaring good time at the Fall Ball!

Several students, faculty, and staff showed up to the Fall Ball, held at The Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Denver.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date November 17, 2017
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CU Pharmacy Collaborates with Egypt Hospital to Offer PharmD Program

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The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has an ongoing relationship with Hospital 57357, also known as Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) in Cairo, Egypt. The hospital is one of the largest in the world that specializes in children's cancer. This collaboration makes it possible for the hospital's "57357 Academy" to now offer a PharmD program.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date November 15, 2017
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"Music and Medicine" - Anschutz Campus Choir

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On Tuesday evenings healthcare students, faculty and staff of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus gather to do something a little different, they sing. They're members of the Anschutz Campus Choir, formally known as the Arrhythmias. The choir has been a part of the campus for several years. Third year CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy student, Susan Kang, just joined this year. "I’ve always enjoyed singing and just wanted this to be a way to incorporate music into my life, even with my busy school schedule," she explains.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date November 08, 2017
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Photos: CU Pharmacy at Homecoming

Around 70 alumni, students, faculty and staff with the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences paraded the grounds of the University of Colorado Boulder campus to support the CU Buffs football team as they played against the California Golden Bears, Sat., Oct. 28th for this year's homecoming weekend.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date November 01, 2017
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Study Results: Return on Investment of federal Prevention and Public Health Fund

University of Colorado researchers recently calculated the return on investment of one activity of the federal Prevention and Public Health Fund. Their study found that the activity has saved 35 million dollars since it was put into place in 2013.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date October 30, 2017
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Increasing Need for Pharmacists in Cancer Care

Oncology pharmacists are in high demand. By 2020 cancer patient visits will increase by 48% with only a 14% increase in oncologists, according to the American Association of Medical Colleges Center for Workforce Studies. Oncology pharmacists can help offset this projected shortfall in patient visits.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date October 23, 2017
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CU Pharmacy students hold bake sale for University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy

This week marks one month since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. The category 5 storm was the strongest to make landfall on the island in 85 years. It knocked out power, destroyed homes and caused widespread flooding. Among the devastation, several practice sites for University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy students were also damaged or destroyed.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date October 20, 2017
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Record number turn out for CU Pre-Health Day

Four hundred and forty two Colorado high school students, undergraduate students and pre-health advisors, attended the third annual CU Pre-Health Day on the Anschutz Campus, Sept. 23.  With just over 200 students attending the first event in 2015, it shows tremendous growth for the event.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date October 02, 2017
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Video: Hands on pharmacy experience for students in Undergraduate Pre-Health Program

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Undergraduate college students spent time on campus this summer through the Undergraduate Pre-Health Program, or UPP. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion partners with Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of Colorado for the 13-month program. The program gives historically underrepresented students the opportunity to explore all types of health careers. They get direct access to faculty, deans and staff on the Anschutz Medical Campus and are able to work in research, both clinical and scientific, and shadow health care professionals.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date September 05, 2017
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Photos: White Coat Ceremony, Welcome Class of 2021!

The finale to orientation week for our incoming students is the White Coat Ceremony. 164 students received their white coats and then signed and recited the Oath of the Professional Pharmacy Student, which they created as a class. They're now officially working their way towards their PharmD. Welcome class of 2021!!


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date August 22, 2017
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Video: High School Students Explore Pharmacy

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Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date August 16, 2017
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CU Pre-Health Scholars Program Sparks Interest in Pharmacy for High Schoolers

“It’s really opened my eyes to the medical field and different opportunities that are available,” says high school junior Sanam Dean, she’s one of the students that participated in the CU Pre-Health Scholars Program (CUPS) this summer. The program is designed to motivate high school students to pursue a college education and enroll in a professional health career or graduate school program.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date July 26, 2017
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CU Pharmacy Providing Solution to Sodium Bicarbonate Shortage

There’s currently a national shortage of sodium bicarbonate, yes baking soda, for use in medical procedures.  The shortage of injectable sodium bicarbonate, is prompting health care providers to postpone some non-emergent procedures and operations, so they have some on hand for emergencies, “One form is an emergency syringe, used in some patients who have a cardiac event. When hospitals don't have enough of that, they get really nervous that a cardiac event might occur in one place, and they wouldn't have some readily available," explains Peter Rice, PharmD, PhD with the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date July 14, 2017
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Students Get a Taste of Small Town Life

Nearly two dozen students from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, including pharmacy, recently visited Rio Grande County in Southern Colorado for Rural Immersion Week. The experience is for health professions students who are interested in living and working in a rural area “I really enjoyed the Rural Immersion Week! We got to meet with local community leaders and learn what it was like to live in a rural community,” says third year student Amanda Howard, who represented the school along with Jhani Williams, Dario Martinez and Nicola Maude.


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date July 11, 2017
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"Truly an Exceptional Preceptor"

A great preceptor doesn’t just give professional guidance and help mentees grow academically, they also help students grow personally and learn to believe in themselves. That’s exactly what Dr. Erin Johnson-Mundo does, and because of that is the winner of this year’s Health-System Excellence in Precepting Award.

"She is truly an exceptional preceptor," says University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences fourth year student Ursula Fiala, “Erin was supportive, encouraging and patient during the entire rotation which really helped to build my confidence. She also treated me with respect kindness and compassion."


Author Stephanie Carlson | Publish Date June 22, 2017
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School of Pharmacy In the News

The Denver Post

You asked, we answered: Can you trust COVID-19 test results?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 27, 2020

Every time we write about new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Colorado, some variation of the same objection comes in: we’re making too much of nothing.

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Denver 7

COVID-19 vaccine could cost about 500,000 sharks their lives, experts say

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

Part of the cure for COVID-19 might be found in sharks dwelling deep in our oceans.

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Denver Business Journal

New CU Anschutz technology could speed up drug development in the Mountain West

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateOctober 07, 2020

Prior to this advancement, the technology was largely limited to the coasts.

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ScienMag

CU Anschutz Announces Unique Technology To Rapidly Screen New Drugs, Therapies

news outletScienMag
Publish DateOctober 06, 2020

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus announced a new robotic screening and imaging technology today marking a major breakthrough in the detection and treatment of disease.

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