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Community Outreach Brings Pharmacy Care to Where It's Needed Most

The world watched as pharmacists across the globe played a pivotal healthcare role during the COVID pandemic. But engaging in public health is nothing new for the Skaggs School of Pharmacy. In any given year CU Pharmacy faculty and students are on the front lines of education and access to community care.

Author SOP Communications | Publish Date October 17, 2023
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CU Pharmacy 2018 Alumnus Fulfilled a Promise in Pursuing His PharmD Degree

2018 alumnus Richard Dziallo joined the Alumni Association Board in 2022. As one of its newest leaders, Dr. Dziallo recalls his years as a student, leading up to his career today as a Pharmacy Manager.

Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date October 01, 2023
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Alumna Highlighted for her Work with Walmart

This article was originally featured on Walmart Health and Wellness Linkedin. Alumna Elizabeth Piehl, PharmD '22, has been working in community pharmacy as part of the Walmart team since she was a student. 

Author SOP Communications | Publish Date August 14, 2023
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CU Pharmacy Provided 2007 Alumnus the Space to Be His “Authentic Self”

The journey from small-town roots provided 2007 alumnus Robert Willis an opportunity that not only directed and shaped his career as a pharmacist but also provided him the road map to self-discovery, making him the person he is today. In celebration of Pride Month this June, Dr. Willis reflects on his college experience that launched his Pharmacy career and brought him to the realization of his identity as a gay man.

Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date June 01, 2023
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A PharmD, For Personal Merit, and Professional Innovation

Determination doesn’t sleep, and neither does Lisa Chang, BS, MBA, and soon to be Doctor of Pharmacy from the North American-Trained PharmD program (NTPD).

Unlike traditional PharmD programs, where training is in-person, the NTPD program at CU Pharmacy is built for individuals already licensed to practice pharmacy but who want the added benefits of a doctoral degree.

Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date May 17, 2023
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2012 CU Pharmacy Alumnus Serves to Advance Healthcare Needs in Underserved Communities

CU Pharmacy alumnus Harold Okocha, PharmD ‘12, recently discussed his pharmacy career. As a board member of the CU Pharmacy Alumni Association and a member of the School’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Dr. Okocha stands as a leader and role model for future pharmacists.

Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date February 03, 2023
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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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Giants of MS Awards Recognize Pharmacist’s Contributions to the Field

news outletPharmacy Times
Publish DateJuly 08, 2024

In an interview with Pharmacy Times, Jacci Bainbridge, PharmD, BSPharm, FCCP, MSCS, FAES, discusses what it means to be one of the recipients of the 2024 Giants of MS awards. Bainbridge said she believes pharmacists will play a growing role in multiple sclerosis care, and neurology more broadly.

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Arrive Health takes the pain — and time — out of prescription prior authorizations

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateJuly 01, 2024

The prior-authorization system is working smoothly at three UCHealth clinics with the goal of rolling it out systemwide by the end of 2025, says Surabhi Palkimas, PharmD, UCHealth’s pharmacy operation manager and a professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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Cancer drug shortages continue, provider warns 'this is a big issue'

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 28, 2024

The drugs many people need to treat their cancer are in short supply. Dr. Cindy O'Bryant says the problem has existed for years, but warns it's never been this serious.

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Colorado law empowers students in public and charter schools to be Naloxone first responders

news outletKSUT
Publish DateMay 02, 2024

Students are empowered to carry and administer Narcan regardless of whether a school district has a policy in place and without permission from schools. The new law also resolves some legal gray areas.
“The question was, are the schools immune?” said José Esquibel, director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. “Schools wanted to know, ‘Are we going to be liable for something that occurs on school campuses, and could a parent or someone else initiate a lawsuit against the school?’”

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