UW School of Pharmacy E-news
February 2010

A Letter from the Dean

Dean Thomas Baillie
Thomas A. Baillie

The moment of truth for our pharmacy students often arrives in the fourth year of pharmacy school—on the first day of that first rotation. They get to apply everything they’ve learned in school in real-life pharmacies, working alongside experienced pharmacists and researchers. More...


The award-winning team (photo courtesy UW School of Pharmacy)

Students' Business Plan Wins Top Honors
UW students recently helped a Sequim, Wash., pharmacy by creating a business plan for it. In so doing, they won the 2009 National Community Pharmacists Association’s Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. More...

Bill Trager
Bill Trager, UW graduation, '65

William F. Trager, Ph.D:
In Remembrance
The School of Pharmacy lost a good friend when Professor and Chair Emeritus of Medicinal Chemistry Bill Trager passed away in November. Dean Emeritus Sid Nelson pays tribute to his former mentor and friend. More...

In the News

Jeff Rochon (photo by Kerry Dahlen)

The Changing Face of Pharmacy
, the UW alumni magazine, featured the School and its alumni in its December edition—praising the School for its entrepreneurial ideas and spirit of innovation (and see the accompanying piece about technology in pharmacy). More... 

Don Downing on The Conversation
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Don Downing was a recent guest on KUOW’s call-in show, The Conversation. Downing spoke on the important role pharmacists play in health care. Listen to the show (Downing’s segment begins 13:09 minutes into the audio).

Talking pill bottle (photo by Clare McLean,UW)

School Research Featured on KING-TV
Department of Pharmacy's Annie Lam was interviewed recently about research she is conducting in collaboration with the School of Nursing. Lam's research looks at how "talking pill bottles" might improve the health, safety and health literacy of certain patients. Watch the segment.


Rene Levy

Faculty Honors & Milestones
Dr. Rene Levy retires after nearly 40 years at the UW, Dean Emeritus Sid Nelson receives an NIH fellowship and more...

Gail Anderson

Grant Highlights
From their studies of potential HIV vaccines to studies of drug therapies for brain injuries, faculty members continue to secure funding for critical research. More...

Pharmacy Alumni Association

Jeannette Zimmer

Fostering Future Leaders
Members of the School’s Pharmacy Alumni Association (PAA) have long supported pharmacy students with their time, expertise and mentorship. Now, the PAA is proud to announce that its members are providing students with financial support, too. More ...

The Student Connection

Bus ad subjects Jennifer Danielson, left, and Karen Craddick

Students Take Outreach
Local, National & Global

Pharmacy students’ extensive outreach efforts range from a pro-pharmacist ad campaign to a fundraiser for students in Ethiopia. More...

UPPOW Auction Promises Treasures & Good Times
The Unified Professional Pharmacy Organizations of Washington (UPPOW) will host its annual auction on Friday, April 9. This year’s theme, "Pirates of the Caribbean," promises to be a good time for all. More...

Students at the osteoporosis fair

Student Awards & Honors
A pharmacy student receives a national Student Leadership Award from the American Pharmacists Association, a graduate student helps inform a Congressional request regarding anti-epileptic drugs and more...

Class Notes

Mark Caldwell, '68, at class reunion

Alumni and Friends Out and About
Check out our slide show featuring School of Pharmacy alumni and friends at recent events. View slide show ...

Carolyn Sear, Kelly Philopant & Elyse Tung

Class Notes
Find out which four alumni have recently received leadership positions at pharmacy schools, and read about other personal and professional developments in the lives of your fellow alumni. More...

In Memoriam
The UW School of Pharmacy remembers the alumni we’ve lost. More...

Pharmacy Events

We hope to see you at the annual Don B. Katterman Lecture—where you can learn from our expert faculty members—and at other upcoming events, such as the Dean’s Recognition Reception. More ...

Keeping in Touch

If you have any feedback, questions, story ideas or class notes, please drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you! Write to rxalumni@uw.edu. To learn more about the School, visit our Web site. And don't forget that the Pharmacy Alumni Association has a Facebook page you can join.

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