UW News

October 8, 2013

Major funding awarded for research on drugs taken during pregnancy

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Pharmacists and physicians will be looking at prescription and illicit drugs taken during pregnancy to evaluate risks to mothers and their fetuses.

June 26, 2013

Pharmacy students learn TB screening

Pharmacy students learn TB screening.

Ninety-one UW pharmacy students became certified in TB screening through collaborative training from the State Department of Public Health, the Washington State Pharmacy Association and the UW School of Pharmacy.

December 31, 2012

Study shows naloxone kits cost-effective in preventing overdose deaths

Giving heroin users kits with the overdose antidote naloxone can help save lives. Efforts are under way to make similar kits available for prescription opioid users.

November 16, 2012

Leadership award given to late Pharmacy Dean Emeritus Sid Nelson

Nelson, and several other School of Pharmacy alumni, were honored for their contributions to their profession, their patients and their community at large.

May 24, 2012

Academic-industry partnership forms for drug development

The School of Pharmacy and pharmaceutical companies will study the body’s drug transporters to map interactions and individualize therapy.

February 10, 2012

Grant to Schools of Pharmacy, Public Health creates graduate research certificate

The program will hone students’ investigative skills in comparing the benefits and risks of different treatment choices.

February 6, 2012

Shifting the pharmaceutical care model in Hong Kong

One of the world’s most densely settled places, Hong Kong is restructuring pharmacy practice to meet the healthcare needs of its populace.

January 23, 2012

Pharmacy students impress judges with clinical knowledge at New Orleans competition

Students Stephanie Friedman and Linda Lei put their pharmaceutical expertise to the test at a national competition, and won first place.

December 7, 2011

UW scientist gets major boost in search for HIV vaccine

Dr. Shiu-Lok Hu and his colleagues are looking to generate protective antibodies targeting a part of the HIV virus that binds to immune cells. This segment is widely considered to be the Achilles heel of the virus

November 16, 2011

Pharmacy students lead Honduran medical brigade

Twenty-nine UW pharmacy students, along with some faculty members,alumni and health professionals from other fields, offered a free, temporary clinic in Joya Grande. When they arrived, a long line of Honduran villagers were waiting to welcome them.

November 1, 2011

Washington State Pharmacy Association honors student, faculty and alumni for their contributions

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.

October 25, 2011

Pharmacy students amp up their business expertise

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.

May 25, 2011

School of Pharmacy’s largest department gets new chair

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.

April 20, 2011

Namibia gets first-ever pharmacy degree program with help from UW

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.

April 13, 2011

Pharmacy’s Katterman Lecture gears up for an ‘Electronic Revolution’

Sue Merk, a pharmacist from OneHealthPort, will talk about the use of advanced communications and information technologies in hospitals, communities and clinics.

April 6, 2011

School of Pharmacy dean emeritus honored for research excellence

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has honored Sid Nelson for his many contributions to pharmaceutic sciences, including work leading to safer medications.

UW scientist named School of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Alumna

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.

February 2, 2011

Pharmacy students elected to national leadership roles

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.

January 26, 2011

Lifetime achievement award goes to epilepsy drug researcher Rene Levy

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.

December 8, 2010

Pharmacy students leave a lasting impression on public officials

UW pharmacy students inform public leaders about the expanding role of pharmacists in disease prevention and health promotion.

School of Pharmacy honored for service to the community

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has named the UW School of Pharmacy the winner of the 2010-11 Transformative Community Service Award.