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Research    Diabetes    Pharmacy

McQueen Awarded $600K to Develop Predictive Tool for Type-1 Diabetes

R. Brett McQueen, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, along with his colleagues at the University of Exeter, UK, have been awarded a two-year, $600K grant from JDRF to develop a comprehensive web-based tool to inform global public health adoption and therapeutic investment decisions on the costs and benefits of identifying people at risk of type-1 diabetes (T1D) world-wide. McQueen is principal investigator on the project, with Exeter co-investigators Dr. Richard Oram, MD, associate professor, Diabetes UK Harry Keen Fellow; Prof. Jonathan Fieldsend, Professor of Computational Intelligence; and Dr. Lauric Ferrat, PhD, applied mathematician.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date October 01, 2022
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy 2010 Alumnus Focuses on Applying Technology in Pharmacy

2010 alumnus Charles Foster finds value in incorporating advanced technology to move forward the work of pharmacy. He’s even gone as far as to create a website specifically designed for pharmacy professionals to network through an online community.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date September 30, 2022
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

All Roads Lead Back to CU Pharmacy for 2012 Alumna

2012 graduate Michaela Hasan never imagined she'd return to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Through networking and reconnecting with faculty from her days as a pharmacy student, she found herself at the doorstep of the CU School of Pharmacy once again--this time returning as a member of the faculty at the newest facility operating out of the recently completed Health Sciences Building.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date September 01, 2022
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Alumnus Proud to Serve Community Over 40 years

1972 CU Pharmacy alumnus Robert Fowler wears many different hats as a pharmacist, city coroner and minister, establishing a reputation for multitasking in order to meet community needs. For anyone who has ever thought about how far you can go with a pharmacy degree, Robert demonstrates the possibilities when you use your background knowledge to think outside of the box and apply your degree to areas that most would never consider as an option with a pharmacy degree.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date July 29, 2022
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Pharmacy Perspectives    Pharmacy    Clinical

The Invaluable Team of Professionals Behind Every PharmD

The Experiential Programs at CU School of Pharmacy are an integral part of its PharmD education, comprising over 33% of the curriculum. The hands-on learning allows students clinical training opportunities to ensure that students have the self-confidence and ability to practice independently upon graduation.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date July 19, 2022
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Pharmacy    Awards

Faculty and Alumni Receive Colorado Pharmacists Society Awards

The annual meeting of the Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS) was held June 2-3, 2022, and many of our own were honored with distinguished awards. CPS improves patient care and public health by advancing and supporting the professional practice of pharmacy while serving as the voice of pharmacy in Colorado. CPS provides support and services to over 800 member pharmacists, technicians and associated pharmacy professionals. Congratulations to all of those honored.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date July 15, 2022
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Press Releases    COVID-19    Pharmacy

FDA Authorizes Pharmacists to Prescribe Paxlovid with Certain Limitations

Note: Portions of this media release originally appeared on the FDA website. It has been edited for content and space.

On June 6, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revised the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir and ritonavir), to authorize state-licensed pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid to eligible patients, with certain limitations to ensure appropriate patient assessment and prescribing of Paxlovid.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date July 11, 2022
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Announces 2022 Alumni Awardees

The Alumni Association for the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud to unveil the recipients for the third annual Alumni Awards. This year's honorees are Edward Skaff, RPh '59, Kristin Speer, PharmD '12, and Laura Tydall, PharmD (RPh '82).


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date July 01, 2022
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Alumna Finds Rewards in Academia

2012 CU Pharmacy alumna Julia Slejko has traded places going from student to faculty with her career in academia. She had been working in biotech for about seven years before considering graduate school, taking pharmaceutical sciences courses as a non-degree student at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutical Sciences in the early 2000s. Then she discovered CU Pharmacy's Center for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research (CePOR) degree program and found her fit in pharmacoenomics, the scientific discipline which compares the value of one pharmaceutical drug or drug therapy to another.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date July 01, 2022
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Faculty    Pharmacy Perspectives    Cancer    Pharmacy   

A Clinician At Heart

Professor. Researcher. Fulbright awardee. Cindy O’Bryant, PharmD, can now add Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs to her impressive CV.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date June 28, 2022
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Students    Pharmacy    Awards

2022 Student Awards and Recognitions

At the close of each academic year, we acknowledge outstanding students who have been recognized both within their program and from external organizations. Congratulations to all students for their hard work and continued dedication to the fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date June 20, 2022
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Faculty    Pharmacy    Heart

Saseen Co-Authors National Lipid Association Official Scientific Statement on Statin Intolerance

NOTE: This release was originally published by the National Lipid Association on June 4, 2022. It has been edited for clarity and space.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date June 16, 2022
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Pharmacy Perspectives    Vaccinations    Pharmacy   

Generous Gift Supports Vaccination Partnership for Underserved Communities

COVID-19 infections have plummeted, mask mandates are dropping, and the state of Colorado is welcoming the spring with a renewed sense of “post-Covid” enthusiasm. But not all Coloradans are breathing easier. According to the CDC, approximately 1.75 million people, or a third of the population in the state, have yet to be vaccinated. Many of these people are part of historically underserved, marginalized communities where access to health care is low and vaccination hesitancy is high.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date June 14, 2022
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Faculty    Pharmacy    Awards

Spring 2022 Faculty Awards and Recognitions

 

At the close of each academic year, we recognize outstanding leadership and awards from our team of faculty and researchers. Congratulations to the Spring 2022 awardees.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date June 08, 2022
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Alumni Association Names 2022 Board Members

The alumni association for the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences recently selected board members to begin terms this July. Each member brings a unique skill set and perspective to helping guide the work of the association.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date June 03, 2022
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Alumna Uses Skill and Passion to Benefit the Geriatric Community

2012 CU Pharmacy alumna Renee Castilleja (née Torres) hits new stride in career as a long term care pharmacist, stepping out of her comfort zone and aligning her passion for working in geriatrics.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date June 03, 2022
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Students    Pharmacy Perspectives    Pharmacy

Medicine is Personal for this PhD Graduate

“I’ve always been interested in science . . . but I had a personal, really adverse reaction to a medication, and I had to stop and think, what can we do to make medications better? And what can we do to make the best medications available to people who need them?”


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date May 25, 2022
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Students    Pharmacy Perspectives    Pharmacy

Master's Graduate Means Business

She originally intended to be a medical doctor, but thought pre-med and biology sounded boring, so she majored in neuroscience in undergrad. Later, when she had free time in her course schedule, she took an elective on the history of country music. Now, Jordan Palan is graduating with her MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in pharmacokinetics – and she loves working at her fellowship with the CU Innovations Team.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date May 24, 2022
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Students    Pharmacy Perspectives    Pharmacy

Distance Degrees Grad Keeps Many Balls in the Air

Arjay Mendoza is an avid tennis player. He tries to play at least twice a week, at some newly renovated courts close to his house.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date May 23, 2022
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Students    Pharmacy Perspectives    Pharmacy

Life in Ghana and a Mother's Tupperware Inspire a Future of Giving Back Through Pharmacy

When Faithful Anane-Asane left Ghana at age 17, he knew he would be back. Born and raised there, he moved to the United States in 2007. More than a decade later, he returned for an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation, where he was able to combine his internship with a family visit to enjoy good food and education at the same time.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date May 21, 2022
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Faculty    Cancer    Pharmacy    Oncology

Oncology Pharmacists Share Cancer Expertise in Nigeria

NOTE: This article originally appeared in Pharmacy Practice News; Dave Doolittle, writer.

Cindy O’Bryant, PharmD, didn’t know quite what to expect in the days leading up to a trip to Nigeria late last year that was designed to help strengthen cancer treatment and care in the African nation. Although she has met several Nigerian healthcare professionals and students as a clinical pharmacy professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences she had no first-hand knowledge of how her colleagues there treated cancer patients.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 03, 2022
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Alumna Explores Business Model for New Opportunity

As this month’s 2022 Milestone feature, Kristin Speer (nee Braschler) looks back 10 years ago since graduating from the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She offers insight and advice for the next generation of pharmacists.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date April 29, 2022
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Students    Pharmacy    Advocacy

P4 Advocates for the Pharmacy Profession at the Colorado State Legislature

The best part about being a student at CU Pharmacy is the ample opportunities we are granted through school. We have access to renowned preceptors and diverse experiences for our Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations. I was lucky enough to have my elective APPE rotation with Gina Moore, PharmD, and Emily Zadvorny, PharmD, legislative chair/past president and current Executive Director of Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS), respectively. This rotation was certainly unconventional being that it was not clinical at all, but rather policy and advocacy focused.


Author cupharmacy | Publish Date April 25, 2022
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

How Medications, Murder and Modernization Became one Alumna’s Theme

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Rho Chi, the academic honor society for pharmacy. In special acknowledgment of the occasion, this month’s alumni spotlight focuses on a former president of the CU Pharmacy Alpha Theta chapter of Rho Chi, Laura Tyndall. Laura marks her 40-year anniversary as a 1982 graduate of CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She looks back on the last 40 years and the opportunities that have come her way in that time. Continuing with the feature on alumni milestones, Laura provides a retrospective on the changes she’s experienced in the pharmacy profession and her role in influencing those changes.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date March 29, 2022
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Pharmacy

In Memoriam: A Community Pharmacist

William F. Carlyle, 97, passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 in Urbana, IL. A 1950 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, Bill was a pharmacist and manager of McBride’s pharmacies on Main Street and Lincoln Square in Urbana until his retirement.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date March 09, 2022
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Students    Pharmacy

A Natural Interest in Pharmacy Leads to a Career Shift

Before coming to CU Pharmacy, P1 Webster Cleveland had a career as an Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) for the U.S. Navy. He received accelerated advancement to E-4 3rd Class Petty Officer out of technical school, and soon after was promoted to the rank of E-5 2nd Class Petty Officer in his first enlistment.  When ATs reach the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer E-9, they are promoted to Avionics Technicians.  


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date February 23, 2022
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Students    Pharmacy

Student Support with a Passion

Tell us more about yourself. What shaped who you are today?
I was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa but have spent the majority of my life here in America. We did not have much growing up but my father was determined to change our circumstances for the better. He worked incredibly hard and sacrificed a lot to bring my mother, sister, and I here in hopes of opening up a new world of opportunities that would otherwise not be available to us.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date February 16, 2022
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Pharmacy   

CU Pharmacy Celebrates Black History Month

Black History is American History, and all February we are recognizing individuals who are standouts in their field in honor of Black History Month. Their dedication to their craft is moving our world forward, one step at a time. Check back all month as we update this page with more standout history makers!


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date February 16, 2022
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Pharmacy

Remembering Dr. Kenny Yuan, '21

On Feb. 3, Kenny Yuan, PharmD, ’21, passed away unexpectedly. Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Kenny was completing his post-graduate-year-one residency in Arizona at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Before coming to CU Pharmacy, Kenny completed his undergraduate studies at the Virginia Military Institute and served six years in the United States Army. He attributed his studies in pharmacy and leadership experience in the military with guiding him through his work as a pharmacist. In particular, he was interested in clinical research, critical care, and infectious diseases.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date February 15, 2022
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Alumni    Pharmacy

5 Minutes with a Pharmacist: Dr. Lucas Smith

Dr. Lucas Smith, PharmD, '14, joined us for 5 Minutes with a Pharmacist, a new series on why our alums live and work in Colorado. "It is a great place to raise my family," he says. "I enjoy being in a place where I can easily spend time with my daughters outdoors and watch them adventure and explore."


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date February 15, 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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Pharmacy    Giving

We’re planners! Bequest gifts support scholarships in music and pharmacy

Opportunity has always been important to University of Colorado alumni Dan ’94 and Kristen ’88 Womer. It’s why they chose to include scholarships for the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the College of Music in their estate plans. In their words, “If we can help even one student to graduate without debt, we will feel like we have left an important legacy to the university.”


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date February 10, 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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Alumni    Pharmacy

5 Minutes with a Pharmacist: Dr. David Gurule

 

Dr. David Gurule, PharmD, '16, joined us for 5 Minutes with a Pharmacist, a new series on why our alums live and work in Colorado. "I was born and raised in rural Colorado so to me it has always been what I have known," he says. "I really enjoy the people. I get to see most on a regular basis and have formed relationships with them and their families."

 

Author SOP Communications | Publish Date February 09, 2022
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Research    Pharmacy

2022 Publications

The School of Pharmacy keeps a running list of publications in partnership with Strauss Library to highlight published research. This page is updated at the end of each month, and we are working to refine our search and filtering fields. During this process we may inadvertently miss a research paper. If you notice this, please let us know by emailing sop.communcations@cuanschutz.edu.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date February 02, 2022
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Alumna Makes Medical Matters Her Affair

2022 marks a milestone year for the classes of ‘82, ’92, ‘02, and ’12. All year long, we’ll be spotlighting alumni from each of these classes as they provide a retrospective on life at CU Pharmacy and their career success. ’02 alumna, Elisha DeLong Sieg kicks off the first 2022 alumni spotlight.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date January 28, 2022
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Pharmacy    Pediatrics    Clinical

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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Alumni    Pharmacy    Advancement

Pharmacy Was a Family Affair

Perhaps Marguerite Cole Moore, ’60, was predestined to become a pharmacist. Her father, Wallace Cole, grew up in Salida, Colorado, and worked there for Wagoner’s Drug Store. When he graduated from high school in 1924, he worked in Denver for Maier Drug and Strickland Drug Company, prior to enrolling in the Capitol College of Pharmacy. After graduating in 1928, he purchased a drug store in Center, Colorado. Eventually, he ended up buying Pioneer Drug in Lamar, Colorado, which he renamed Cole’s Prescription Pharmacy. He received his fifty-year certificate of Pharmacy Registration in 1978.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date January 14, 2022
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Students    Magazine    Pharmacy

Meet the Class of 2025

The class of 2025 are the go-getters. The ones who did not let a pandemic derail their plans. The students who arrived this fall ready to jump in, be flexible, and learn. They came to CU Pharmacy from eight countries, sixteen states, and one U.S. territory. They came to thrive.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date January 10, 2022
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

Alumnus' Nuclear Oncology Role Broadens Work

CU Pharmacy alumnus Andrew Maurer, PharmD ‘10, recently discussed his newest career as a Nuclear Oncology Radiotherapy Specialist. As chair of the Nomination Committee for the School’s Alumni Association, Dr. Maurer is regularly engaged with his alma mater as a leader and role model for future pharmacists.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date December 30, 2021
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Alumni    Pharmacy

Remembering a Pioneer of Compounding

Robert 'Bob' Leslie Light, BS, '78, of Sun Lakes, Arizona passed away on November 8, 2021 after complications from COVID-19.

Bob is recognized as a pioneer of compounding who has helped the pharmaceutical industry maintain and exceed standards of quality set by state and federal levels, and whose methodologies have been adopted by Walgreens across the country. Bob traveled to Brazil to educate physicians about pharmacy compounding and said the experience was the exclamation point to an amazing pharmacy career.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date December 23, 2021
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Faculty    Pharmacy    Pharmaceutical Sciences

Patel Elected First Vice President of American Epilepsy Society

Manisha N. Patel, PhD, has been installed as First Vice President of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), a medical and scientific professional society with 4,500 members. Dr. Patel’s term started at the end of the society’s annual meeting, held in Chicago December 3-7, 2021. She will serve in the society’s presidential line and begin her term as president in 2023.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date December 13, 2021
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Pharmacy    Oncology

Fulbright Sends O'Bryant to Nigeria

Dr. Cindy O’Bryant, PharmD, Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, received a Fulbright Specialist Program Scholar Award. A program of the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Specialist Program is a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in two to six-week, project-based exchanges at host institutions across the globe. On November 27, Dr. O’Bryant left the U.S. for Nigeria with other oncology pharmacists to share her knowledge and experience in cancer care to advance pharmacy oncology practice. She made time to answer questions before her trip about her award, what she expects from the field, and what she hopes to share with medical professionals in Nigeria.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date December 01, 2021
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Students    Pharmacy   

P1 Brings Drive and Navajo Culture to the First Remote PharmD Cohort

Earning a PharmD from her home in Window Rock, Arizona, Diedre Greyeyes is one busy lady. The full-time online student at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is also a full-time distance student at Colorado State University (CSU) earning an MBA. And because of the magic of technology, Greyeyes is able to do both from her home – a necessity when the closest Target is over two hours away.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

Introverted Pharmacist Spreads Wings for Business Intelligence Career

CU Pharmacy Career Services Manager Laurie Sein chatted with Przemek Lott, PharmD ’19, recently about his journey to becoming a business intelligence pharmacy practitioner.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date November 29, 2021
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

Alumna Shows Drive and Initiative in Identifying a Pharmacy Career

CU Pharmacy alumna, Jennifer Kobylarczyk, ’19, describes how she created a path for herself in building a career as a consultant pharmacist incorporating her experience in compounding pharmacy (the process of combining, mixing, or altering ingredients to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient) and veterinary pharmacy (dispensing veterinary drugs, supplies or products and advising owners of companion animals and livestock). Career Services Manager Laurie Sein conducted the interview.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date October 30, 2021
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Alumni    Pharmacy

Would You Like a Sundae With that Prescription?

NOTE: This article originally appeared in The Denver Gazette: Amanda Hancock, Writer; Chancey Bush, Photographer.

Maybe you’ve forgotten about this 170-year-old dynamic duo: Pharmaceuticals and sweet treats.

It has slipped from some memories, according to the surprised expressions of people who walk in this front door. Despite the sign out front and despite the smell of fresh waffle cones mixed with the distant sight of pill bottles, visitors are repeatedly confused about what’s offered here.


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Research    Pharmacy    Advocacy

School of Pharmacy Joins Nationwide Medication/Vaccine Initiative

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy announced that it is joining the RAPID Alliance Medications 360 Study, with a goal of transforming how medications and vaccines are delivered in the US from 2022 – 2031. The RAPID Alliance is a multi-stakeholder research consortium founded in the University of Louisville Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), a National Science Foundation-funded research center.


Author cupharmacy | Publish Date October 12, 2021
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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Alumna’s career blends pharmacy and business

In her own words, 2018 CU Pharmacy alumna Chelsea Sax reflects on her experience completing the PharmD program and entering the corporate sector as a managed care pharmacist with the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company Express Scripts in an interview conducted by Career Services manager Laurie Sein as part of a series on specialty careers in pharmacy.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date September 30, 2021
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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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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Alumnus Stacks the Cards in Career Choice

Career Services Manager Laurie Sein continues her conversations with CU alumni involved in new and novel fields of pharmacy. This time, Dmitriy Gekker, PharmD '20, takes center stage, discussing his role at STAQ Pharma as an intern production pharmacist.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date August 30, 2021
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Pharmacy Perspectives    Pharmacy

2021 Excellence in Precepting Awards

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy is renowned for our experiential programs. At the core of this meaningful student educational experience are our preceptors who dedicate their time and talent to mentor and train the next generation of pharmacy professionals. The 2021 Preceptor Award winners are:


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date August 12, 2021
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Faculty    Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Announces 2021 Alumni Awardees

The Alumni Association for the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud to unveil the recipients for its second annual alumni awards. This year's honorees are Lucas Smith, PharmD '14 and Boris Tabakoff, RPh '66, PhD '70.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date July 28, 2021
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Alumni    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Alumnus Takes Initiative

Career Services Manager Laurie Sein puts the spotlight on 2018 graduate Bayli Larson, who completed an ASHP fellowship that evolved into her current role as a Strategic Initiatives Associate for the healthcare professional society.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date July 28, 2021
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Alumni    Pharmacy

Boulder Revisited: Alumnus Recalls Pharmacy School Pre-Anschutz

As the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences approaches the eve of its 110th anniversary, an interview with Morrison Brown, ’55 provided a walk through time in recounting his days on the Boulder campus as a pharmacy student and the opportunities afforded him as an advocate for the pharmacy profession.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date June 30, 2021
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Alumni    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Alumni Association Names 2021 Officers and Board Members

The alumni association for the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences recently selected new officers and board members to begin terms this July. Each member brings a unique skill set and perspective to helping guide the work of the association.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date June 30, 2021
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Research    Faculty    Pharmacy

Treatment Gets Personal with Advances in Precision Medicine

Is there a way to reduce the time spent in trialing different medications, such as antidepressants? Is there a way to predict who may be at increased risk of experiencing medication side effects?


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date June 21, 2021
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Research    Alumni    Pharmacy    Clinical Research    Graduate Program

CU Pharmacy Alumnus Strategizes through PhD Program


Recently, we connected with Dr. Chong Kim (CK), who received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Outcomes during the fall 2020 Commencement on Dec. 12. Dr. Kim  describes himself as a critical thinking, highly motivated, and hard working problem solver. Currently, his specific interests lie in optimizing the landscape of the healthcare environment around the world. His main expertise involves observational studies, development of statistical methods, and programming. He's currently working as a manager at Stratevi.

Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date May 28, 2021
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Students    Pharmacy

Rugby Champion Makes Plan to “Pass it Forward"

In 2018, we chatted with PharmD student and Denver Barbarians Rugby player, Carmine Hernandez. At the time, Hernandez was a second year CU Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences student and fresh off winning the rugby Men's Division II National Championship with the Barbarians. Today, he is approaching graduation, planning his future, and excited about his residency. We caught up with Hernandez as he begins this new chapter.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date May 22, 2021
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Students    Pharmacy

Late Nights, Long Hours, and Bus Rides Mark the Academic Journey of First-Generation Graduate Student

Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences student Glenn Harter is ready to take on a PhD in organic chemistry this fall at the University of Southern California (USC), and he views his master’s degree at CU Pharmacy as a necessary step to achieve his considerable dreams.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date May 21, 2021
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Students    Pharmacy

Distance Degree Program Makes Dreams Come True

For Omniah Elmorshedy, the path to a PharmD looked a little different than most. A student in our Distance Degrees and Programs Office, Elmorshedy already had a Bachelor’s of Pharmacy from Egypt and had been practicing pharmacy in her home country, where a doctor of pharmacy is not necessary. She moved permanently to the United States in 2015 where she had a seven-month internship, took and passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), and was able to practice as a licensed Pharmacist – and yet, she wanted more. 


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date May 20, 2021
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Students    Pharmacy

Three Years in Nigeria Informed One Student’s Pharmacy Specialty

“I moved to the United States from Nigeria when I was seven years old, and when I was about to go to high school, my parents decided I needed to go back to Nigeria. So I did. I went to a boarding school in Nigeria for three years, and I noticed that so many diseases can be prevented by access to healthcare.”


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date May 19, 2021
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Students    Pharmacy

For Two Graduates, Balancing School and the Military Became Second Nature

Life in pharmacy school is not easy. As students progress through their doctoral program, studies, rotations, and exams take precedent. For two graduating CU Pharmacy students, the drill is all too familiar – and they added military service to their workload.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date May 18, 2021
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Research    Faculty    Students    Pharmacy    Pharmaceutical Sciences

Persistence Pays Off

According to Kristofer Fritz, PhD, associate professor in the School of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, bench-side research requires a lot of trial and error. Also, according to Dr. Fritz, it takes a certain kind of fortitude and dedication for a PharmD student to undertake an intensive lab-based research project due to the already-demanding academic rigors of a pharmacy degree.


Author Lori Westermann | Publish Date May 14, 2021
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Alumni    Philanthropy    Pharmacy    Advancement    Health Sciences    Integrative Health    Medicine

CU Pharmacy Alumnus Built a Legacy in Alternative Medicine

Longtime friend and supporter, Henry Leopold Strauss, 93, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2021 at the home where he lived for the past 60 years. Strauss, RPh '51 leaves a lasting legacy with the University and Colorado and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, his alma mater.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date April 30, 2021
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Alumni    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Alumna Draws from Personal Experience to Treat Neurology Patients With Compassion

Dr. Felecia Hart always had passion for health care solutions to multiple sclerosis (MS), and a chance opportunity provided the outlet for her to combine that passion with her PharmD. She currently works for Novartis, a pharmaceutical company in Fort Collins, CO as a medical science liaison.

Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date March 30, 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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Alumni    Students    Diversity    Pharmacy    Scholarship

The Beverly Brunson Pharmacy Diversity Scholarship

According to former Skaggs School Director of Student Services Beverly Brunson, her career was a happy accident, spanning nearly three decades, changing thousands of lives, and redefining how we see the face of pharmacy.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date March 22, 2021
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Research    Patient Care    Faculty    Pharmacy

Jeffres Publishes in JAMA Surgery Journal

New research from Dr. Meghan Jeffres, PharmD, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and University of Porto in Portugal, indicates that most surgical patients with a history of penicillin allergy can safely be given the guideline-recommended antibiotic cefazolin to prevent infection instead of alternative antibiotics that are less effective and more expensive. The researchers reported in JAMA Surgery that the frequency of allergies to both penicillins and cefazolin was so small that most patients should receive cefazolin regardless of their allergy history.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date March 16, 2021
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Community    Alumni    Pharmacy

Graduate Takes the Reins of National Organization

Sandra Leal, a 1999 CU Pharmacy graduate and EVP of TabulaRasa Healthcare, is the new president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the largest association of pharmacists in the United States and the only organization advancing the entire pharmacy profession. Leal officially assumed her three-year leadership term at the 2021 APhA  Annual Meeting and Exposition on March 15.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date March 15, 2021
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Research    Pharmacy

Published Research Supports Expanding Insurance Coverage of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing

A new study by R. Brett McQueen, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, supports expanding coverage of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to pregnant women less than 35 years of age. 


Author cupharmacy | Publish Date March 12, 2021
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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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Alumni    Diversity    Pharmacy

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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Alumni    Pharmacy

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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Alumni    Pharmacy

NTPD Graduates Provide Leadership for CU Pharmacy Alumni Association

Most pharmacy professionals enter the North American-Trained PharmD (NTPD) program as a way to earn their Doctor of Pharmacy degree and increase their career opportunities. But an increasing number of NTPD graduates are also using their expanded opportunities to flex their leadership muscle and give back to the pharmacy profession. One place that NTPD graduates are making their mark is on the CU Pharmacy Alumni Association Board. This year almost half of the board is comprised of alumni from the North American-Trained PharmD program.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date January 25, 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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School of Pharmacy In the News

Health.com

Cooking Chicken in NyQuil Is a 'Recipe for Danger' FDA Warns, Citing TikTok Video

news outletHealth.com
Publish DateSeptember 22, 2022

Dr. Gina Moore, PharmD, MBA, talks with Health on why this viral TikTok trend is a dangerous misuse of medication.

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ScienceDaily

Early intervention effective in treating neurodevelopmental disorders

news outletScienceDaily
Publish DateSeptember 07, 2022

A new study from Molly, Huntsman, PhD, suggests that therapeutic interventions to treat neurodevelopmental disorders may be more effective if done during the early stages of brain development.

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Cancer Health

Lipid Nanoparticles Show Significant Promise in Carrying Cancer Drugs to Tumors

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateSeptember 02, 2022

CU Pharmacy and Cancer Center researcher Dmitri Simberg, PhD, is focusing on penetrating the blood-brain barrier in glioblastoma to more effectively deliver anti-cancer therapies.

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Pharmacy Times

Coping With Burnout and Stress in Community Pharmacies

news outletPharmacy Times
Publish DateAugust 25, 2022

Wesley Nuffer, PharmD, joins a panel of his peers for an expert discussion of their personal experiences with burnout in the pharmacy setting and outline opportunities for improving the atmosphere of the workplace.

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