Pharmacy student Karen Craddick, faculty members Micki Kedzierski and Nanci Murphy, along with several School of Pharmacy alumni, received awards for their community, advocacy and educational efforts.
Students are benefiting from the management insights of faculty and community pharmacist. Among the visiting lecturers was George D. Bartell, from the oldest family-owned drug store chain in the nation.
Bridge Endowed Professor of Pharmacy Peggy Odegard has been named the next chair of the Department of Pharmacy at the UW School of Pharmacy, effective July 1. Odegard, who is also a practicing pharmacist, is the first woman to hold this role.
Namibia’s 2 million people have fewer than 200 pharmacists to dispense essential medications. Namibia has recently opened its first pharmacy degree program at the University of Namibia in Windhoek.
Sue Merk, a pharmacist from OneHealthPort, will talk about the use of advanced communications and information technologies in hospitals, communities and clinics.
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has honored Sid Nelson for his many contributions to pharmaceutic sciences, including work leading to safer medications.
Dr. Gail Anderson attended the UW as an undergraduate and graduate student, and then pursued her career here. This month she will receive the School of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Alumna Award for her work on drug treatments for brain injuries and epilepsy.
Sara McElroy and Andrew Heinz will each become presidents of national pharmacy student organizations. Both have innovative ideas for their profession and its role in improving health care.
Professor and Chair Emeritus of Pharmaceutics Rene Levy has received the 2011 Arthur A. Ward, Jr. Achievement in Epilepsy Award from the Northwest Epilepsy Foundation. He is an expert on medications to control seizures and on drug interactions.
UW pharmacy students inform public leaders about the expanding role of pharmacists in disease prevention and health promotion.