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Seasoned CU Pharmacy Alumna Goes Beyond Dispensing Medications, Making a Meaningful Impact on Patients

For 10 years in her role at a specialized pharmacy focusing on Oncology, Dr. Kris O’Malley, PharmD ’14, has actively engaged in assisting patients with the management of oral medications.  The scope of her work emphasizes the profound influence pharmacists can have on patients' lives, reinforcing the belief that impactful pathways exist when healthcare professionals invest time and effort in compassionate care.

Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date March 04, 2024
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From Active Duty to Resident Pharmacist

Arjay Mendoza graduated from CU Pharmacy's award-winning International-Trained PharmD program in 2022 and went on to pursue a residency with the United States VA and teach classes at his alma mater, The University of Manila in the Philippines. He made time to chat with the Orange County Pharmacists Association (OCPhA) podcast about his  remarkable career journey.

Author SOP Communications | Publish Date January 04, 2024
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Mentoring and Work-Life Balance Factor into 2014 Alumna's Success

Over the course of a decade, Christine MacBrayne, PharmD '14, has found a fulfilling and enriching life experience in balancing her career and family. Dr. MacBrayne reflects on her student days and the valuable lessons she learned that have contributed to her growth as a thriving pharmacist, both personally and professionally.

Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date December 21, 2023
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CU Pharmacy 2018 Alumnus Credits Mentors in Shaping His Career Path in Pharmacy

When entering the lobby of the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018 alumnus Lee Amaya can be found immortalized in rap video he created while a student in the PharmD program, representing the diverse talent among the CU Pharmacy Alumni. Now just a few years later, Dr. Amaya recalls his student experience and those moments that impacted his learning and contributed to his success as a pharmacist today working in the specialty area of Infectious Diseases.

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15th, we celebrate Dr. Amaya and other CU Pharmacy alumni of Latina/Latino descent for their significant contributions in the field of Pharmacy and to the community.

Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date September 01, 2023
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CU Pharmacy Alumna Finds Success in Stepping Outside Her Comfort Zone

In celebration of Arab-American Heritage Month this April, we feature 2016 CU Pharmacy alumna Lana Al-Omar as the Alumni Spotlight. Lana reflects on her time as a student on campus, catching us up to date on where she is today, along with sharing pearls of wisdom to guide future pharmacists.

Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date April 03, 2023
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Wrestling with Fame

Jeff Gold, PharmD, has a name fit for the bright lights, whether it’s the lights of a film crew, or the lights of a professional wrestling match. Those film lights found him for the Netflix documentary, “Take Your Pills: Xanax”, as he is a leading psychiatric pharmacist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado and a specialist on medications like Xanax and other benzodiazepines.

Author Brad Bobel | Publish Date February 06, 2023
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Orth Helps Develop Pharmacy Protocols for Pediatric Initiative

Any medical professional will tell you that kids need special attention. So, when assistant professor Lucas Orth, PharmD, had the opportunity to work with the Colorado Pediatric Preparedness for the Emergency Room (COPPER) program, he knew it was worth his time.  

Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date January 25, 2022
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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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Alumnus prescribes two doses: medication and music

Dr. Corey Craig doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to balancing his pharmacy career with his love of music. During a recent interview, Corey shared his thoughts on pursuing a career in pharmacy and provided insight on managing the time as a nuclear pharmacist and a professional DJ.

Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date January 28, 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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