Events that honor and celebrate our community of preeminent alumni, faculty, students, and staff
Welcome to the Profession Ceremony (also known as the “White Coat Ceremony”)
At this annual event, the incoming PharmD students receive their White Coats in a ceremony that marks the first step in their career as professional pharmacists. Held annually in September.
Professional Networking Day
Bringing together our Career Fair and Residency Day events, Professional Networking Day creates an opportunity for our students to meet, network, and interview with prospective employer, internship, and residency sites. Held annually in October.
Put on your Purple and get your game face ready for the biggest alumni event of the year! Join decades of Pharmacy Dawgs as we come together to celebrate the traditions of the University of Washington!
Scholarship and Preceptor Event
The annual scholarship event has expanded to include recognition of our outstanding preceptors – volunteers around the globe who work hard to support and mentor our students. The event gives our scholarship recipients a chance to connect with the donors who made their education possible.
Dean’s Recognition Reception
Hosted by Dean Sullivan, the annual Recognition Reception showcases the commitment of our Pharmacy community, while honoring and celebrating the accomplishments of the UW School of Pharmacy, our alumni, students, and faculty. The UW School of Pharmacy honors two alumni for their outstanding work and leadership in the profession.
Phil & Sandra Nudelman Endowed Lecture
The Nudelman Endowed Lecture series is dedicated to celebrating innovation in Pharmacy and features topics related to leadership, management, communication and entrepreneurship in the field of healthcare financing and delivery or in the field of oncology oriented research, discovery and management. Phil and his wife, Sandra, created the endowed lecture in 2016.
Phil Nudelman is a graduate of the School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, who went on to serve as President and CEO of Group Health Cooperative, and President and CEO of the Hope Heart Institute. His achievements over his distinguished career range from developing the first computerized pharmacy systems to serving on several Presidential commissions.
Don B. Katterman Memorial Lecture
The annual Don B. Katterman Memorial Lecture is presented to the community by the UW School of Pharmacy and the Pharmacy Alumni Association. It provides an avenue for pharmacy practitioners to stay abreast of important trends and issues in pharmacy. Continuing-education credits are made available to qualified practitioners through the Washington State Pharmacy Association.
The lecture is made possible by the Katterman family in honor of Don Katterman, ’48. As the owner of Katterman’s Sand Point Pharmacy, a mentor to many UW students, a former president of the UW Pharmacy Alumni Association and a president and active member of the Washington State Pharmacy Association, Don Katterman helped make the practice of pharmacy and the instruction of pharmacy students what they are today. Read about previous lectures:
After years of hard work, it is time for our students, their friends, family members, and our School community to come together and celebrate all their accomplishments. Held annually in June.
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