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Herb Tsuchiya, ’55, and his family were named Outstanding Philanthropic Family of 2009 by the Washington chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Herb, the School’s 2008 distinguished alumnus, and his late wife, Bertha Tsuchiya, ’48, were lifelong pharmacists. More…
Gordon Tweit, ’52, received the 2009 Bowl of Hygeia Award from the Washington State Pharmacy Association. This award recognizes an exemplary pharmacist who has made outstanding contributions in the area of community service.
Doug Ried, ’72, was appointed dean of the College of Pharmacy at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Okla. Ried received his master of science and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and previously was on the faculty at Oregon State University, the University of Florida and the University of Washington.
Margaret Smith (Fowler), ’74, married Donald Smith in May 2008. She retired in January of 2008 after 30 years at Providence Portland Medical Center in IV Admit and the Metabolic Support Team.
Jim Seymour, ’66, and Bill Corriston, ’72, are two of four co-owners of Key Pharmacy Compounding Center in Kent, Wash. Five of the six pharmacists at Key are graduates of the School. Key is a compounding-only pharmacy and owns the distinction of being the first and only compounding pharmacy to-date in Washington state to earn national accreditation by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board. Jim has been at Key Pharmacy since he graduated and Bill, who has 22 years of hospital pharmacy experience, has been there since 1999.
Lane Brunner, ’87, has been named dean of the new School of Pharmacy at Regis University’s Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions in Denver.
Steve Singer, ’81, is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Washington State Pharmacy Association Board of Directors.
Cheryl Zimmerman, ‘83, has been named an American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Fellow. She is professor and director of graduate studies in pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota. She is a past chair of the Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism section of AAPS.
David Clark, '99, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice of the new School of Pharmacy at Regis University’s Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions in Denver.
Ben Michaels,’97, and his wife, Darcey, welcomed their first child, son Ian Patrick Michaels, on Sept. 29.
Michael Nelson, '93, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the new School of Pharmacy at Regis University’s Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions in Denver.
Thomas Rowe, ’99, received the 2009 Bill Mueller Outstanding Mentor Award from the Washington State Pharmacy Association. This award recognizes a pharmacist or technician who has been an outstanding mentor in the field of pharmacy.
Kari Vanderhouwen, ’92, is a pharmacist-at-large director for the Washington State Pharmacy Association Board of Directors.
Thanks to the efforts of seven alumni from the class of 2005—Harrison Aihara, Emily Cooper, Wendy Exely, Jessica Hilton, Helen Marshall, Hollye Powell and David Strider—the muscle relaxer Carisoprodol has been rescheduled to a Class IV controlled substance by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy. The alumni proposed to reclassify the drug when they were still students. It was their class project in Professor of Pharmacy Tom Hazlet’s Law and Ethics course. They followed through with a formal petition to the Board of Pharmacy upon completion of the class. The board officially approved the petition this past fall, and the schedule change went into effect in February.
Brian Beach, ’01, is a pharmacist-at-large director for the Washington State Pharmacy Association Board of Directors.
Mayleen Panaligan Bulunggaya, ’00, and her husband, Victor Bulunggaya, welcomed daughter Mia Angeli Panaligan Bulunggaya in September.
Kelly Philopant, ’08, was married in September 2009 to Kyle Hackney, a UW School of Dentistry grad. Her classmates Carolyn Sear, ’08, and Elyse Tung, ’08, were bridesmaids. Kelly now works for the Multicare Health System in Tacoma as a clinical pharmacy oncology specialist.
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