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Infectious Disease Escape Room Tests Pharmacy Students' Knowledge

At first glance, the Education South classroom at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus looked like any other health sciences education space. But the countdown clock prominently displayed on the screen, along with the playful tension in the room, indicated something a little different was going on.

Author Lori Westermann | Publish Date March 14, 2023
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Education    Students    Pharmacy

New Pharmacy Pipeline Program with CU Denver is Designed for a Guided Student Journey

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CU Pharmacy) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is thrilled to announce a pharmacy pipeline program with the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver). The partnership programallows students to enter CU Denver as an undergraduate and seamlessly transition to CU Pharmacy to earn their Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD).  

Author SOP Communications | Publish Date January 19, 2023
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Education    Students    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy’s International Program Wins Global Recognition

Over twenty-five years ago, the Distance Degrees and Programs (DDP) Office at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences changed how students access advanced education in healthcare with its breakthrough North-American Trained PharmD program. Recently, the  DDP office was recognized for its work when it was awarded the Global Education SIG 2022 Outstanding Program Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) for its International Trained PharmD pathway. The award recognizes an established program or unit within a School or College of Pharmacy for their outstanding work and impact within the area of global education.

Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date December 13, 2022
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Education    Students    Pharmacy

P4's Rural Hospital Rotation Provides Diverse Experience

During their fourth year, all CU Pharmacy students participate in a series of six-week Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE). P4 Chase Allen spent his APPE working in an underserved rural hospital in Trinidad, Colorado. Listen to Chase share his experience from helping to redesign the new in-patient/out-patient pharmacy to lots of free minor league baseball and the best fajitas in the state!

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date February 14, 2022
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Education    Students    Pharmacy

P2 Gains Infectious Disease Experience in Rural Hospital

As a second-year pharmacy student, we complete our first hospital health system experience of our pharmacy career (as part of the CU Pharmacy Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience, IPPE). I am very passionate about rural pharmacy and so I matched to do this rotation experience in Salida, CO at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC).

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date February 10, 2022
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Education    Pharmacy

'I Want to Support Their Greatness'

Dr. Tina Brock is excited to be the new Associate Dean of Education at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. And she said every word in the name of the school, almost without having to pause. Almost.

Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date September 22, 2021
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Education    Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy to Offer Remote PharmD Option for Fall 2021

Remote education is nothing new to the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. As early as 1998, the School launched its innovative Distance Degrees Program (DDP), offering what was promoted at the time as iPharmD degrees for North American and International practicing pharmacists who lacked an advanced doctorate degree.

Author SOP Communications | Publish Date March 22, 2021
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School of Pharmacy In the News


Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain Tied to Arrhythmia Risk

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2024

Adults using medical cannabis for chronic pain, especially those with cancer or cardiometabolic disease, have a slightly elevated risk of developing arrhythmia, according to an editorial by Robert Page, PharmD

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Colorado company developing potential prescription psilocybin product

news outletKDVR
Publish DateJanuary 17, 2024

Dr. David Kroll, PhD, says right now psilocybin is listed as a schedule one drug with no medical benefit and a high potential for abuse. “So, it is a risky proposition for these companies," he said, "but the clinical trials that have come out to date have been so promising that these companies have been able to acquire investors."

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The Denver Post

Littleton company developing psilocybin microdosing drug in hopes of FDA approval

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 09, 2024

Though they hope to gain FDA approval soon, it may take some time. Dr. David Kroll, PhD, said the company will have additional hurdles to clear with the agency. 

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Neurology Today

Neurology Drugs Are Getting Better—and More Expensive—With More Prior Authorization Hassles

news outletNeurology Today
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2024

“The payers are trying to squeeze wherever they can,” said Dr. Kavita Nair, PhD, FAAN, a neurology professor and pharmacy outcomes researcher at the University of Colorado and vice chair of the American Academy of Neurology's Coding and Payment Policy Subcommittee.

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