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Discovering her Future

Sara Azimi comes from a family of medical professionals and CU alums who have helped her determine a career path that is right for her. While both of her parents and sister are in the physical therapy field, and her brothers are physicians, Sara has chosen a different healthcare path. She will be entering CU Skaggs' PharmD program in the fall of 2018 to pursue her dream of becoming a pharmacist.

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date April 18, 2018
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Pharmacy Family Learns Life Lessons and Skills by Building Houses Together

Sue and Tim Mead (CU Pharmacy alums '79 and '75 respectively), together with their daughters, have built a strong family bond by building houses for others. "In addition to learning how to roof, stucco and cut wood, the experience taught us how to give back, to see that we are part of a bigger world, and to reflect on how much we have," says Sue Mead.

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date March 29, 2018
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Rural Rotation Experience - A Student's Perspective

In the far southwest corner of Colorado sits the charming and mountain-encased town of Durango.  The breathtaking landscape and friendly residents alone warrant enough enticement to rank this location as a rotation site,  but the experiences I have gained at Rivergate Pharmacy and Animas Internal Medicine were the most fulfilling aspects. 

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date March 22, 2018
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Teen's-Eye View of CU Pharmacy

The building seemed more exquisite up close than it was from the long distance that I was used to seeing it. The many walls of glass were a vision of innovation, and the renaissance-like structures dotting the exterior landscape of the building paid a respect to tradition. I'd like to think that the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is innovative, yet values tradition.

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date March 12, 2018
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Second-Year CU Pharmacy Student's Experience at HOSA

February 22-24 marked the 2018 Colorado HOSA State Leadership Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Stapleton, CO. The annual event attracts high school students interested in healthcare careers and encourages them to participate in a variety of educational sessions to improve their skills regarding the healthcare setting.

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date March 05, 2018
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Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

Our talented faculty are working to solve some of the country's most pressing health issues, including the widespread opioid epidemic. In the U.S. last year, more than 63,000 people died of a drug overdose, with opioids involved in 75 percent of those deaths.  the crisis also hits close to home,, with at least 504 deaths in Colorado caused by opioid overdose.

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date February 22, 2018
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Manisha Patel Joins Epilepsy Society Board

Faculty member Manisha Patel, PhD, has joined the Board of Directors of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), a medical and scientific society with 4,000 members. Dr. Patel assumed her new position at the end of the society's annual meeting, December 1 -5, in Washington, D.C.

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date December 12, 2017
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Skaggs Numbers Soar

Skaggs numbers soar
Pharmacy school celebrates high-quality programs, successful recruitment

There’s good news to share from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CU Pharmacy). Applicant numbers at CU Pharmacy rose 30 percent for the incoming class of 2017, even as applications to pharmacy programs nationwide are down 3 percent.

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date December 05, 2017
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Cannabis Studies

Faculty member Jacci Bainbridge, PharmD, together with Clinical Neurology Research Fellow Matt Makelky, PharmD, are currently studying cannabis and its effectiveness in treating a variety of conditions including back pain, Parkinson’s tremor and seizure disorders in children.

Some of the first prospective cannabis trials on the Anschutz Medical Campus “Will hopefully help determine the cannabis’ effectives in treating these types of disorders, side effects and dosing levels,” says Jacci Bainbridge.

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date October 18, 2017
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CU Nurse Puts CE Education Into Practice in Houston

Many people have rushed to the aid of Houston citizens in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, including many UCHealth employees.  One such volunteer is pulmonary nurse Rachel Kuker who was featured in Katie Kerwin McCrimmon's article, CE helps nurse during Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date September 19, 2017
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School of Pharmacy In the News


Helping Doctors Understand Cannabis

news outletCPR
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

Some graduate schools are teaching health care workers about cannabis since many say they don’t feel prepared to answer patients' questions about it.

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Summit Daily News

Summit County grad earns doctorate in pharmacy

news outletSummit Daily News
Publish DateAugust 26, 2020

Summit County graduate Elizabeth Shields received her doctorate in pharmacy in May.

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MedPage Today

Ease Up on Cannabis Research Restrictions, Heart Group Urges

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

Cannabis should be removed from Schedule 1 of the U.S. Controlled Substances Act so that it can be better researched, according to a statement by the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Medical Xpress

Cannabis use shows substantial risks, no benefits for cardiovascular health

news outletMedical Xpress
Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

The chemicals in cannabis have been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks, heart failure and atrial fibrillation in observational studies; however, a full understanding of how use of cannabis affects the heart and blood vessels is limited by a lack of adequate research, according to a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) published today in its flagship journal Circulation.

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