Calendar of Events

April 12, 2018
  • San Francisco Alumni Reception

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Date: April 12, 2018

    Location: Trou Normand, 140 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA


    Please join us for a casual School of Pharmacy alumni reception hosted by Dean Sean D. Sullivan. Reconnect with old friends and enjoy a special small bites menu created by the outstanding culinary minds behind Trou Normand.

    Hear updates from the School of Pharmacy, and the Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics departments, as you sip a classic turn-of-the-century cocktail or hand crafted beer.

    Register, here.

    San Francisco Alumni Reception 
    Trou Normand 
    140 New Montgomery St 
    San Francisco, CA 94105

May 3, 2018
  • 2018 Don B. Katterman Memorial Lecture and Dean’s Recognition Reception

    Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Date: May 3, 2018

    Location: Husky Union Building, 4001 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195, USA


    Join the UW School of Pharmacy and the Pharmacy Alumni Association for the annual Don B. Katterman Memorial lecture on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The annual lecture provides an avenue for pharmacy practitioners to stay abreast of important trends and issues in pharmacy.

    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. 

    The Katterman Lecture will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018, beginning at 6 p.m. at the HUB Lyceum on the UW Seattle campus, to be followed by the annual School of Pharmacy Dean’s Recognition Reception in the HUB’s South Ballroom.

    Thursday, May 3, 2018
    Husky Union Building (HUB), Lyceum
    6:00 p.m.
    Followed by the Deans Recognition Reception

    Dean’s Recognition Reception

    The annual recognition reception showcases the commitment of our Pharmacy community and is held in conjunction with the annual Katterman lecture. We will be recognizing two alumni for their outstanding work and leadership in the profession.

    Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
    Husky Union Building, South Ballroom
    7:30 p.m.

    Please register here

    Registration closes April 26th. 

    Questions? Contact Erin Bailey-Sun at or 206-616-7613.

May 16, 2018
  • In Case you Missed it! ICYMI Medication Updates for 2018

    Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    Date: May 16, 2018

    Location: Kane Hall (KNE), 4069 George Washington Ln, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    In Case you Missed it! ICYMI Medication Updates for 2018

    Do you ever wonder how the latest news headlines about medications relate to your own health? Join the UW School of Pharmacy Faculty and the Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy as we present three “hot off the press” topics from 2017 and how to use this information to better your health

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    6:30 p. m., followed by a reception
    Kane Hall, UW Seattle Campus

    Register here 

    Registration closes May 14th. 

    New Blood Pressure Guidelines: Going for the Goal
    Nancy J. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, Lead clinical pharmacist, Swedish Medical Group, Primary Care

    The optimal blood pressure for older adults is controversial and recent guidelines are recommending lower blood pressure. Some experts are concerned that a lower blood pressure target will lead to harm.

    What do the new recommendations mean for you?

    Combating Shingles: As Vac-‘seen’ on TV
    Doug Black, PharmD, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy

    Shingles is a painful condition caused by the chickenpox virus. Prevention of shingles is important as many people have prolonged nerve pain years after the shingle infection clears. A new and more effective shingles vaccine is now available.

    Should you get this even though you have already been vaccinated?

    Do Popular Heartburn Pills Increase the Risk of Dementia?
    Shelly Gray, PharmD, MS Shirley & Herb Bridge Endowed Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Director, Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach

    Several research teams have examined the link between proton pump inhibitors (Prilosec, Nexium) and dementia risk. While some researchers have found a link, others have not. This talk will translate current research and help you understand how it might apply to your health.

    About Dr. Joy Plein

    Dr. Joy Plein is widely recognized as a pioneer for creating the momentum for geriatric pharmacy practice in Washington State at a time when there were few pharmacists specializing in the care for older adults and few resources to advocate for older patients. She and her late husband, Dr. Elmer Plein, developed a visionary nursing home course in 1973, which evolved into developing a formal training program with the establishment of the Plein Certificate in Geriatric Pharmacy in 1986. In 2015, Joy was awarded UW School of Pharmacy’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding achievements in pharmacy.

    ​The History of the Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach 

    In 2016, the Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach was established with the generous support of Drs. Joy and Elmer Plein. The Center allows us to build on the School of Pharmacy's 30-year history of comprehensive and state-of the art education in geriatrics and expand our role as leaders in education, outreach and research to promote healthy aging.