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The UW School of Pharmacy cherishes our alumni and donors. You are part of a family when you support our school and, truly, we could not be where we are without you. Your help makes a difference to our students, faculty, and the future of healthcare research. Examples include:

PharmD Student Chris Andrews with Professor and Dean Sean D. Sullivan

PharmD Student Chris Andrews with Professor and Dean Sean D. Sullivan

Support our Pharmacy Students Scholarships We are leading the nation in educating the pharmacists of tomorrow by providing an unparalleled, forward-looking student experience and an exemplary learning environment. We are the 9th-ranked School of Pharmacy in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report, and our faculty, staff and student researchers are ranked #2 in the world for productivity. To support our students, give to UWSOP Dean’s Excellence Fund, Pharmacy Scholarship Support Fund, Reducing Barriers for the Ambitious, or Rubenstein Memorial Fund.

Blythe Adamson whiteboards a problem in health economics research with colleagues Nathaniel Hendrix, left, and Wei-Jhih Wang.

Blythe Adamson whiteboards a problem in health economics research with colleagues Nathaniel Hendrix, left, and Wei-Jhih Wang.Alex Levine Photography

Support Our Graduate Students Our student researchers are developing therapies, improving care and medication safety, studying new ways to make drug treatments more accessible, affordable and effective. The graduates of our pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical outcomes, and biomedical regulatory affairs programs will go on to be leaders in government, universities, pharmaceutical companies and industry, developing responsible solutions and inspiring new generations of innovators. Support the next level of scientists and researchers in medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences and outcomes research through our Higashi Family PORPP Graduate Student Fellowship Fund, Levy Endowed Graduate Fellowship, or Bill Trager Drug Metabolism Endowed Fellowship.

In a mouse model, the deposits of Bietti's Crystalline Dystrophy are scattered throughout the back of the eye in the retina. (The large circular structure at lower right is the optic nerve.) Evidence indicates that the makeup of the crystals is lipid, but their exact biochemical composition is unknown and part of UW's research.

In a mouse model, the deposits of Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy are scattered throughout the back of the eye in the retina. (The large circular structure at lower right is the optic nerve.)

Orphan Drugs and Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy Our faculty and student researchers are discovering treatments, improving care and medication safety, studying new ways to make drug treatments more accessible, affordable and effective. We aim to create a treatment for a rare eye disease, Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy (BCD), which causes mid-life blindness. Curing a rare eye disease has implications for all blindness treatments. Funding for diseases like BCD is hard to obtain, but can lead to tremendous breakthroughs in drug development. Gifts to this fund support the research of Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics Edward Kelly and his lab in the area of Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy.

UWSOP faculty and student pharmacists serve as vital members of the health care team, with expertise in providing patient-centered care.

UWSOP faculty and student pharmacists serve as vital members of the health care team, with expertise in providing patient-centered care.

Geriatric Pharmacy We are on the eve of a new era in Geriatric Pharmacy with the establishment of the Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education & Outreach. The center promises to bring a new and timely level of life-changing research and practitioner training to this growing field of specialized medical care. There are many ways you can affect the future of geriatric pharmacy, whether through supporting student research, our faculty or our Plein Center: Plein Endowment for Geriatric Pharmacy ResearchPlein Endowed Faculty Fellowship for the Director of the Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and OutreachElmer M. Plein Research Fund in Pharmacy, and Geriatric Pharmacy Program.

UWSOP Professor Jen Danielson, PharmD, MBA

UWSOP Professor Jen Danielson, PharmD, MBAAlex Levine Photography

PharmD/MBA Dual Degree In Fall 2016, we launched a new PharmD-MBA program in partnership with UW Bothell School of Business that will teach our students to manage community pharmacies, pharmacy operations in health systems or agencies, or other leadership roles. Gifts to this fund will support students seeking a PharmD/MBA dual degree at the University of Washington. Promote future leaders with expertise in pharmacy through the PharmD/MBA Scholarship Fund.

Without the generous commitment of our alumni and donor friends, none of this critical work would occur. If you would like to make a difference in the future of healthcare, I invite you to review the opportunities available under Give to the School or join the Pharmacy Alumni Association and support our alumni and students through scholarship and a host of activities.

Many thanks,

Claire Forster
Assistant Dean of Advancement