Alumni & Donor News

Dr. Dawn Ipsen, ’01, Dr. Han Kiat Ho, ’05, Receive PAA Distinguished Alumni Awards

Dr. Dawn Ipsen, ’01, Dr. Han Kiat Ho, ’05, Receive PAA Distinguished Alumni Awards

The UW Pharmacy Alumni Association proudly recognizes Dr. Dawn Ipsen, PharmD ’01, and Dr. Han Kiat Ho, PhD ’05, as the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. Started in 1973 and originally presented at Commencement, the Distinguished Alumni Awards have a rich history of honoring UW School of Pharmacy graduates who demonstrate excellence in... Read more...

The School of Pharmacy Mourns the Passing of Dr. Joy Plein

Joy Plein

Joy (Bickmore) Plein, ’51, ’57, a beloved UW School of Pharmacy colleague, mentor and true pioneer in the field of geriatrics, passed away peacefully at Virginia Mason Medical Center on February 19, 2021. She was 97.

“For 48 years, Joy was the heart of the UW School of Pharmacy,” said SOP Professor and Dean Sean Sullivan. “Everyone who... Read more...


Participate in 2021 PharmD Admissions Interviews

The PharmD office of Recruiting and Admissions is seeking volunteers to support virtual admissions interviews, particularly among recent alumni. PharmD interview days are the most important recruitment events that we host each year. While we are evaluating applicants on their fit for our program, we know that most applicants will use the interview ... Read more...

Laura Hart publishes report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society on fall-related drug risks

Plein Center postdoctoral fellow alumna, Laura Hart, PharmD, MS, along with Plein Center Director, Shelly Gray, Pharm D, MS, and Plein Center Assistant Director, Zach Marcum, PharmD, PhD, published a systematic review in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society to summarize literature on whether fall risk-increasing drug use is reduced follo... Read more...

Global Brigades Hosts Donut Fundraiser

PharmD students in the Global Brigades student group travels internationally every summer to provide medications, medical supplies and health services to rural and under-resourced communities. In the past, the club has traveled to Honduras, Ghana, Nicaragua, and Panama. They work alongside our student peers, faculty and other healthcare profess... Read more...


Medicinal Chemistry Graduate Fellowship Support

Graduate students are at the heart of our most innovative and impactful work in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry — including mechanistic studies of infection by HIV and COVID19, cutting edge mass spectrometry studies, characterization of biologics used to treat cancer and autoimmune disease, and our continued leadership in drug metaboli... Read more...


The CHOICE Institute Graduate Fellowship Support

Graduate students are at the heart of our leading innovations and most impactful work — from developing models for value assessment in pharmaceuticals, to evaluating government policies and programs like the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA) to literally writing the textbook on drug-drug interactions. They are the inspired researchers who pro... Read more...


Pharmaceutics Graduate Fellowship Support

Graduate students are at the heart of our leading innovations and most impactful work — from modeling pharmacokinetic changes during pregnancy, to groundbreaking discoveries in drug transport, metabolism and drug-drug interactions that inform government policy and developing approaches to combat infectious disease globally. They are the inspi... Read more...


Bev Schaefer Receives Memorial Trailblazer Award From NCPA

Bev Schaefer

UWSOP alumna Bev Schaefer, co-owner of Katterman’s Sand Point Pharmacy in Seattle, has received the Sharlea Leatherwood Memorial Trailblazer Award from the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation.

The Trailblazer Award – named in honor of Sharlea Leatherwood, former NCPA and NCPA Foundation president – recognizes an outstandi... Read more...


UWSOP Dean Sean D. Sullivan Elected To NAM

University of Washington School of Pharmacy Dean and Professor Sean D. Sullivan has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, the election recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
“I’m tru... Read more...

Pharm 501 Seeking Volunteers

The first year students are currently completing a Friends and Family Assignment for PHRMCY 501: Foundations of Pharmacy I. Through this assignment, the students are working with a friend or family member who takes at least 3 medications daily to practice their clinical interviewing skills. We have a number of students who are experiencing difficul... Read more...

Gear Sales Benefit Student Conference Fees

Students in the Unified Professional Pharmacy Organizations of Washington (UPPOW) have opened their annual gear sale. Purchases of UW School of Pharmacy t-shirts and sweatshirts support student conference reimbursement and the annual Red Square Health Fair. Items can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. and sales are open until October 19th.

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PAA Creates First Endowed Student Support Fund

Scholarships at the UW School of Pharmacy support 72% of current students. With over 4,900 alumni across the globe, the UW School of Pharmacy alumni community remains committed to supporting student scholarships. In celebration of the UW School of Pharmacy's 125th Anniversary, the Pharmacy Alumni Association (PAA) matched gifts from 95 alumni and ... Read more...

Volunteer Opportunity: CV Review with PharmD Students

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The ASHP Student Chapter, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society and Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity are holding a CV and Letter of Intent Workshop for PharmD students on October 13th. These groups are seeking support from current pharmacists and those in pharmacy administration to serve as reviewers as student prepare for future applicat... Read more...

2020 PAA Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations Open

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The UW School of Pharmacy and the Pharmacy Alumni Association (PAA) invite you to recognize exceptional School of Pharmacy alumni by nominating one or more colleagues for the School's 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Presented annually by the Pharmacy Alumni Association, these awards recognize graduates who demonstrate excellence in the profession... Read more...