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The Class of 2016 were tops in initial NAPLEX pass rates in the U.S.

Class of 2016 Alumni Rank No. 1 in Initial NAPLEX Pass Rate in the U.S.

UW School of Pharmacy’s class of 2016 distinguished themselves by earning the No. 1 spot in the NAPLEX pass rate

An 1918 illustration showing blood vessels in the head and face. The drawing is from Henry Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body

Little-known disease has major economic impact

Giant cell arteritis is estimated to cost U.S. health-care system $1 billion in first year of treatment PORPP faculty members,

UWSOP Alumna Alice Ball, Class of 1914

UWSOP alumni legend Alice Ball, Class of 1914, solved leprosy therapy riddle

Alice Ball was born in Seattle in 1892, grew up both in Washington State and Hawaii to middle class parents. She

UWSOP alumna Cara McDermott, PharmD, Ph.D., M.Sc. and UW Medicine T32 Post Doc

McDermott researches value of insurer-provided care coordination

Pharmacy alumna and UW Medicine post doc receives 2017 AcademyHealth New Investigator Award to study benefits of end-of-life care planning in

Pharmacy Professor John Horn raises concerns about drug safety

Chicago Tribune investigation shows problems in drug interaction communications to patients UW School of Pharmacy Professor John Horn and UWSOP

Drug delivery device invented in UW Ho laboratory receives $36M

Venture funding to support clinical development of the company’s lead compounds Impel NeuroPharma, Inc., a Seattle-based clinical stage biotechnology company

Plein Geriatric Pharmacy Center leadership (L to R): Assistant Director for Research Zach Marcum, Assistant Director for Training Leigh Ann Mike, and Director Shelly Gray

Get to know the Plein Geriatric Pharmacy Center leaders

Over the summer, Dean Sullivan announced the leadership for the Plein Geriatric Pharmacy Center and some of the early planning

In 2016, we celebrated the the 30th class of UWSOP Plein Certificate in Geriatric Pharmacy graduates!

UWSOP, Era Living Partner for Patient-Centered Care

UW School of Pharmacy offers a novel approach to student training and patient care in Era Living residential communities. The

Pharmacy Professor Jeannine McCune

Common genetic disorder linked to increased death rate from cancer drug

Researchers recommend ‘caution’ when using the chemotherapy busulfan in patients with Gilbert’s syndrome By Susan Keown, Staff Writer, Fred Hutch News

Sid Nelson’s legacy lives on in science and collaboration

Busulfan is one of our oldest anticancer drugs. Today, it is often used to prepare a patient’s body for a

UWSOP ranks #4 in the world according to US News and World Report

UW improves to #4 worldwide for pharmacology & toxicology

The UW, including the School of Pharmacy’s scientists, improved to 4th overall, up from 7th last year, and 3rd among

UW School of Pharmacy's PharmD Class of 2017

Class of 2017 Honors Professor Doug Black

UW School of Pharmacy’s PharmD class of 2017 announced their class gift this week. They will work together over the

NACDS Launches Initiative to Improve Immunization Rates through Collaboration between UWSOP, Bartell Drugs, and QFC Pharmacy

Three demonstration projects aim to fulfill goals of $800,000 CDC grant to NACDS The National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Lou Garrison to retire from UW School of Pharmacy

UWSOP Dean Sean D. Sullivan announced Dr. Lou Garrison’s retirement from the UW School of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Research

UWSOP faculty and alumni past, present and future leaders of ISPOR (From left to right): Past President (2003-2004) Sean D. Sullivan, President Lou Garrison, President-elect Shelby D. Reed, Immediate Past President Daniel Malone, Past President (2010-2011) Scott Ramsey

UWSOP faculty and alumni elected to ISPOR leadership

Five UWSOP faculty and alumni have led ISPOR over the past 20 years UW School of Pharmacy faculty and alumni

Professor of Pharmacy Lingtak-Neander Chan

Lingtak-Neander Chan elected Fellow of the American College of Nutrition

UW School of Pharmacy congratulates Professor Lingtak-Neander Chan on his election as a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition

UWSOP Assistant Professor and K12 Scholar Zachary Marcum

Marcum named K12 Scholar for research on dementia and cardiac medications

UWSOP researcher will investigate the impact medication adherence has on patient health outcomes UW School of Pharmacy (UWSOP) Assistant Professor Zachary

On behalf of the PharmD 2016 class, Cameron Garner, Linda Blake, and Rory Cavaille presented a special gift to Nanci Murphy

Celebrating Nanci Murphy’s 25+ year career at UWSOP

Faculty member Dr. Nanci Murphy will retire from her full time position at UW School of Pharmacy on July 1, 2016. Dean

UWSOP Professor Jen Danielson, PharmD, MBA

New UW dual-campus PharmD-MBA concurrent degree program to launch Fall 2016

Unique collaboration between UW and UW Bothell brings together the top of executive education value with the top pharmacist training

2016 UWOSP IPE Health Fair

2016 Highlight: UW PharmD students organize health sciences Interprofessional Education Health Fair

2016 Highlight Stories: These stories highlight showcase the great work, service and achievements of our preeminent faculty and students in

PORPP Dir & Prof Anirban Basu

Anirban Basu Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association

UW School of Pharmacy and UW Department of Economics congratulate Anirban Basu on his election as a 2016 Fellow of

Influenza invades

Lee lab uses 3D electron microscopy to visualize influenza virus invasion

For the first time, researchers have images showing how a virus pries its way past host membranes Three to five

Joy and Elmer Plein

UWSOP Announces Groundbreaking Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education & Outreach

Research shows that medication-related problems are one of the top reasons for hospitalizations and for older adults losing the ability

Caroline Bennette, PhD

Bennette, Sullivan find cancer drug prices rise rapidly after market launch

UW School of Pharmacy researchers’ found large increases in oral anticancer drugs even in the face of increasing market competition

(L to R): Juan Cantu, Dean Sid Nelson, Rene Levy, and Dean Tom Baillie

UW Symposium on Past Present and Future of ADME Sciences Dedicated to Deans Sid Nelson and Tom Baillie

“Thanks to the strong academic programs in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Washington, I

US News and World Report ranks UWSOP #9

UWSOP ranks #9 in U.S. News & World Report

UW continues its consistent record by ranking in the top ten nationally of Schools of Pharmacy. One of the smallest

Professor and Dean Emeritus Thomas Baillie

Professor and Dean Emeritus Thomas Baillie announces retirement from UWSOP

Dr. Thomas Baillie, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Dean Emeritus for the UW School of Pharmacy, has announced that he

Don Downing is presented the Community Service award at the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr., Recognition Ceremony

Award season comes to UWSOP!

It’s award season–not just for film, also for the UW School of Pharmacy! Many of our School’s faculty, students, post docs and

Map of Magnuson Community Center: The Brig

UW PharmD students to host New Year health fair on Jan. 24th, 2016

FREE health services Sunday, January 24, 9:30AM – 1:30PM at Magnuson Community Center: The Brig Student health professionals & mentors

Jenna L. Voellinger with her art work in T-473

The Art of Science: “Human Kidney Tubule Cells” by Jenna Voellinger

In addition to being a newly-minted Ph.D., Jenna L. Voellinger is also an exhibiting artist. Her image, “Human Kidney Tubule

UW School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacy's chair, Dr. Steve White

Steve White Named Chair of UWSOP’s Dept of Pharmacy

The UW School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the appointment of H. Steve White, RPh, Ph.D. as the new

Pharmaceutics graduate students (L to R): Ryan Cheu, Olena Anoshchenko, Jessie Yu, Antonio Quinones-Lopez (not pictured here: Marc Vrana and John Amory).

Pharmaceutics welcomes six new students with a passion for discovery

  UWSOP’s Department of Pharmaceutics welcomed six new students this fall, here to join a great tradition of life-changing research.

A pregnant woman considers the medication she is about to take.

Pharmaceutics’ Carol Collins part of drug risks in pregnancy mobile app team

Carol Collins, Clinical Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics, will bring her expertise in drug safety information and the design of drug safety

Principle Investigator and Associate Dean Peggy Odegard

Odegard and Diabetes Education team win UW award

Train the trainer program empowering clinic teams sees significant improvements in outcomes The UW School of Pharmacy is proud to

Green tea is one of the products in the drug-interaction center's initial study set.

Intercollegiate team will study natural product-drug interactions

Herbal remedies are a multi-billion dollar industry. Sales of natural product supplements have nearly tripled in the past twenty years

Student Pharmacist in UWSOP’s Bracken Pharmacy Learning Lab

Are you a #HUSKYPHARMACIST?

Celebrate American Pharmacists Month and share your #HUSKYPHARMACIST pride this October! Whether you are an alum, student, faculty member, preceptor, graduate,

Bain Chiba with his father Yasukichi, '17, at Bain's graduation from UW School of Pharmacy in 1937.

The Chiba Morio Family: Undaunted in the Face of Adversity

  Second year PharmD student Beau Chiba’s lineage in the UW School of Pharmacy is long and strong. When he

PORPP Retreat 2015

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence for the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program (PORPP)

“Great scientists and great surfers share a common trait. They don’t position themselves where the big wave is now; they

Ji-Ping Fellow Faye Zhang with donor Si Luo

Zhang named inaugural Ji-Ping Wang Endowed Fellow

The inaugural Ji-Ping Wang Fellow is Faye Zhang in the Department of Pharmaceutics. Faye Zhang (pictured left) received her B.S.

Examining the Economic Consequences of Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Therapy (ACTH) in Infantile Spasms and Multiple Sclerosis Relapse

PORPP Faculty Member Ryan Hansen and Research Team Present Findings at the 12th World Congress on Inflammation in Boston, Massachusetts

Pharmaceutics Professor Rodney Ho

UW-led team to develop innovative HIV treatment lasting at least 7 days

New regimen would make it easier for patients and potentially clear residual virus   An interdisciplinary team led by Professors

Ragueneau-Majlessi named UW CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellow

UW School of Pharmacy Pharmaceutics Clinical Professor Isabelle Ragueneau-Majlessi has been named a UW CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellow for 2015.

Associate Dean Peggy Odegard presents Adrian Hughes with the Dean's Club Humanitarian Award

Scenes from Commencement 2015

Friday was a day of recognition and celebration! Over 100 graduate and PharmD students received their degrees and began a

UW School of Pharmacy Research Assistant Professor Ryan Hansen, PhD, PharmD

Hansen study finds for new users, sleeping pills may double car crash risk

Three prescription sleeping aids are associated with an increase in motor vehicle crashes, according to a study by the University

UW School of Pharmacy Faculty and Students at the Governor’s Signing of SB 5557 on May 11, 2015

SB 5557 Expands Patient Access to Care in Washington

An Historic Day in Washington Washington will be the first state in the country to require that pharmacists are included

PORPP Dir & Prof Anirban Basu

PORPP Researchers Receive $3 Million Grant to Develop VOI methods to Prioritize NHLBI trials

Three faculty members from the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program (PORPP) and two faculty from the Division of Cardiology

Image of PORPP Alumnus and UW faculty member Joseph Babigumira

PORPP Alumnus Joseph Babigumira Featured on Whole U Faculty Friday

We are so proud of University of Washington School of Pharmacy PORPP alumnus Joseph Babigumira, featured today in the The

image of PharmD students Arianne Duong and Stephanie Heeney

Students Duong and Heeney Receive National Recognition for Script Your Future Campaign

Earlier this year, PharmD students, Arianne Duong and Stephanie Heeney, collaborated with other health sciences students and created a campaign to

Image of I2P2 Endowed Clinical Professor Don Downing with NCPA Student of the Year James Lin

James Lin Wins NCPA Outstanding Student Member of the Year

Congratulations to James Lin, PharmD, ’16, on being selected as the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Outstanding Student Member of

Image of Anirban Basu PhD

Anirban Basu Named Director of PORPP

In May 2015, Anirban Basu, PhD, was named the next Stergachis Family Endowed Director of Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program

Lou Garrison voted President-elect of ISPOR

We congratulate Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program (PORPP) Professor Lou Garrison who was voted President-elect for the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics

Image of PORPP Annual Retreat, 2015

Joshua Roth Awarded 2015 ISPOR Applied Paper of the Year

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, PORPP PhD and Current K12 Scholar, Joshua A Roth, will receive the ISPOR Applied Paper

State of Washington first in pharmacy, again

Washington will be the first state in the country to require that pharmacists are included in health insurance provider networks

Proteins attached to the HIV virus membrane attempt to fuse with host cells.

Lee lab pursues clues to HIV, flu in the moment of infection

In a basement lab deep within the Magnuson Health Sciences Building, a group of scientists works to decode the mysteries

Solving Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy is mission of Pharmaceutics Prof Kelly

Department of Pharmaceutics Associate Professor Ed Kelly and graduate student Cate Lockhart (UW PharmD, ’13) are undaunted by the challenge

Image of Pharmaceutics Ph.D. Graduate Student Alenka Jaklic

Pharmaceutics Ph.D. Student Alenka Jaklic Named Magnuson Scholar

We are so proud of Pharmaceutics third year Ph.D. student, Alenka Jaklic, this year’s School of Pharmacy Magnuson Scholar! Alenka

Three Pharmaceutics Graduate Students Selected for Prestigious ITHS TL1 Scholar Award

Congratulations go to Brian Chapron, Cate Lockhart and Savannah Kerr  and  who were selected as Institute of Translational Health Sciences

Image of pharmaceutics scientist preparing cell cultures for toxicity testing

New center to use novel method to screen chemicals’ toxicity

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide $6 million in seed funding for a Predictive Toxicology Center at the University

Image of UW School of Pharmacy Professor Shelly Gray

Higher dementia risk linked to more use of common drugs

Dr. Shelly Gray et. al. found a persistent link between dementia and some medications in a University of Washington/Group Health

Plein Scholars

Joy & Elmer Plein Scholars Advance Geriatric Research

JOY AND ELMER PLEIN CREATED A LEGACY by establishing two funds for geriatric pharmacy research: the Elmer Plein Research Fund

UW School of Pharmacy Researchers Ranked #7 in the World

U.S. News & World Report debuted a new ranking called Best Global Universities last week. It measures the academic research

Klarissa Hardy Receives Major NIH Grant

Congratulations to former UW School of Pharmacy Department of Medicinal Chemistry post-doctoral fellow, Klarissa Hardy, who received a $660,000 National

North American ISSX Meeting will award two of our faculty.

Not one, but two of our faculty were selected to receive the only awards given by The International Society for

Dr. Doug Black talks with students in the Bracken Lab.

How do you teach when the topic changes so fast? A Q&A with Dr. Doug Black

Doug Black, UW associate professor of pharmacy practice, confers with students in the Bracken Pharmacy Learning Center. From left are

Announcing our new Dean of Pharmacy: Dr. Sean D. Sullivan

Provost Ani Mari Cauce announced the appointment of Dr. Sean D. Sullivan as our next Dean of the School of

Dean Emeritus Baillie

Dean Emeritus Baillie Is Top Cited Researcher

Dean Emeritus Thomas Baillie was recognized as one of the topmost cited researchers in the area of Pharmacology & Toxicology.

Ron Bennett, one of the 2014 IPPE Preceptors of the Year

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Awarded IPPE Preceptors of the Year

We asked our students about their favorite preceptors at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital – Ron Bennett (pictured), Elizabeth Fuchs, and Candy

Teresa O’Sullivan presents Kradjan Award to John Watkins

Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching Goes to Dr. John Watkins

OUR PRECEPTORS CONTRIBUTE TIME AND EXPERTISE, opening their practice to teach and mentor our students. The Wayne A. Kradjan Excellence

Alumnus Mitch Higashi Speaks at Uppsala Health Summit

University of Washington School of Pharmacy alumnus Mitch Higashi addressed the topic of innovation in healthcare at the Uppsala Health

UW Pharmacy Alumnus Ryan Oftebro Innovates Method for Opioid Overdose Rx

The pain of losing a cousin who mixed methadone with alcohol inspired pharmacist Ryan Oftebro to turn his attention to

Nasal Drug-Delivery System Noted as a Seattle Innovation

Magazine article highlights the work of a company that markets an invention made at our School. Impel Neurophama, a company

Med Chem Alumnus Appointed Dean at Campbell University

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry is proud to congratulate alumnus Michael Adams, Ph.D. for his recent appointment as Dean of

Klarissa Hardy Receives AACP Award

Former Medicinal Chemistry postdoctoral fellow Klarissa Hardy has received a 2014 New Investigator Award from the American Association of Colleges

Bracken Family Expands Legacy with Scholarship

L.D. Bracken, a UW School of Pharmacy alumnus, was the original creator of the Blistex ointment. The School of Pharmacy

UW Faculty, Alums Receive Awards for Innovation

This past weekend at its annual meeting, the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) announced its 2013 award winners — all of

Jeff Rochon is the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus in Pharmacy Practice

This week, at the UW School of Pharmacy Dean’s Recognition Reception, Jeff Rochon, PharmD, ’99, will be named the School’s 2012

Pharmacists Play Expanding Role in Health Care

Institute for Innovative Pharmacy Practice Endowed Professor Don Downing is interviewed in this ‘Everett Herald’ story about the pharmacists’ role

WSPA Announces 2012 Award Winners

Several School of Pharmacy alumni and affiliate faculty members are among this year’s award winners. The awards include Pharmacist of

Ryan Hansen is 2011 Distinguished Alumnus

The School of Pharmacy’s 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award in Pharmacy Practice will go to a young pharmacist who has already

UW School of Pharmacy Ranks Tenth in the Nation

The “Best Grad Schools: 2013” issue of ‘U.S. News’ hit the stands on March 14th. Our School ranked in the

Chairs Corner: Pharmacists without Borders

The February Chairs’ Corner focuses on the School of Pharmacy’s impact locally, nationally and globally. Chairs’ Corner is a bimonthly

Pharmaceutical Outcomes Program Receives Endowed Directorship

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the establishment of an endowment that will support the

School Spinoff Company Receives Large Grant

Impel NeuroPharma, a Seattle biotech co-founded by Professor Rodney Ho and John Hoekman, Ph.D., ’10, has received a $750,000 research

School of Pharmacy Announces Endowed Professorships

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy congratulates the recipients of the following endowed professorships. These prestigious professorships were made

School Mourns Loss of Bev Katterman

Remembering Bev Katterman Beverley Katterman, former co-owner of Montlake Drugs and Katterman’s Sand Point Pharmacy and wife of the late

Tsuchiya Named Distinguished Alumnus

Tsuchiya Named Distinguished Alumnus, Read NW Asian Weekly article, Read Tsuchiya’s biography, Read Tsuchiya’s acceptance speech (May 2009)   Click

Faculty-staff-retiree gifts to the University show depths of connection

Gifts to School Have Far-Reaching Impact (October 2, 2008)   Click here for an archive of PAA news stories.

Alumnus Al James Makes Large Gift to School

Read James’ profile in Columns, the UW alumni magazine (March 2008)   Click here for an archive of PAA news

UW School of Pharmacy Mourns the Loss of Dean Emeritus Milo Gibaldi

  Dr. Milo Gibaldi, who served as dean of the UW School of Pharmacy from 1978 to 1995, died Jan.

KATTERMAN LECTURE Managing Change: Pharmacists Shaping the Future of Pharmacy

The University of Washington and the Pharmacy Alumni Association (PAA) are pleased to present motivational speaker and ex-Husky football great,

Katterman Lecture to Showcase Latest Technologies

Technology is fueling rapid changes in the pharmaceutical industry. The direction of this profession will be greatly influenced by the

Phonathon Gets Great Reception

One of the biggest volunteer turnouts to date at a School of Pharmacy Phonathon was held to raise funds for