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Research    COVID-19    Pharmacy Perspectives    Pharmaceutical Sciences

New Research Could Anticipate Covid’s Next Move

Throughout the pandemic, we have struggled to get ahead of COVID-19. Now, with research from the Mallela Research Lab at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, scientists can take steps to be proactive instead of reactive – and possibly predict how the virus will act next.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date January 10, 2022
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COVID-19    Students    Public Health    Pharmacy

One year into the pandemic, students provide telecare to isolated older adults

Pivot might be the word of the past year. With COVID-19 continuing into fall of 2020, the CU Pharmacy PharmD program needed to develop a new plan to fit its service-learning curriculum. Previously fulfilled by an elementary school education program, with K-12 schools in limbo, the department got creative – and fulfilled an un-met community mental health need for isolated older adults.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date March 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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