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Recent Updates

February 22, 2018
The obesity crisis is one of the nation’s biggest health concerns. Pharmacists are on the front lines when it comes to helping patients shed and keep off extra pounds. As obesity becomes more prevalent among the U.S. population—more than a third of adults and one in five children are now considered to be obese—the effects on society are harder to ignore.
February 22, 2018
Programs at Western University of Health Sciences and Duquesne University are showing young students what the pharmacist can do—and powering the pipeline in the process. Member schools are continuing to amp up efforts to recruit young adults to pursue pharmacy as a career and strengthen the pharmacy pipeline. Dr. Mario Jimenez knows such efforts work.
February 22, 2018
A Mercer University professor shares her expertise with key groups to help prevent chemical weapons attacks. In a remote, mountainous region in western Sudan known as Jebel Marra in 2016, the rocket attacks came often and without warning. Homes were decimated. People and livestock were killed. Others, especially children, suffered horrible burns to their body.
February 22, 2018
UCSF School of Pharmacy scientists engineer drug delivery device that treats glaucoma directly inside the eye. Glaucoma, which affects over 60 million people worldwide, can seem easy to treat: medicated eye drops can be used to ease the buildup of fluid in the eye that underlies the condition. If glaucoma is caught early, eye drops can prevent irreversible blindness.
February 2, 2018
Purdue University Grants Arun Ghosh received $186,716 from University of California-Santa Cruz for “Mechanisms of the Spliceosome Protein SF3B1 and ...
January 31, 2018
In response to the President’s focus on combatting the opioid crisis, a coalition of major pharmacy organizations is calling on the Administration to meet with them to discuss specific recommendations and implementation plans to address this public health emergency.
December 27, 2017
Duquesne University Awards Marc Harrold and Wilson Meng were recently honored with President’s Awards for Faculty Excellence at Duquesne University’s ...
December 14, 2017

Pharmacy schools are taking steps to address cultural competency by preparing future pharmacists to be inclusive and ensure that everyone ...

December 14, 2017

As an ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) scholar, Senior Director of Academic Affairs Dr. Cecilia M. Plaza hopes to ...

December 14, 2017

A new USPHS award builds upon a growing tradition of distinguishing pharmacy’s role in public health.

The Public Health Excellence ...

December 14, 2017

Telepharmacy programs are educating patients on medicine and educating students on people.

By Athena Ponushis

Jed Swackhammer shows up to ...

December 14, 2017

What could have been a career-ending car accident for a WNE University student pharmacist is now an opportunity to accomplish ...