April 23, 2019

UPDATED: Tune in to watch the Kidney on a Chip project launch to the International Space Station on NASA TV!

Please note, the day and time of the launch has changed! The times below are updated. The countdown is on!

April 4, 2019

UWSOP team wins the AMCP 2019 National Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Competition

Congratulations to our PharmD students, Michael Sporck, ‘20, Eunice Kim, ‘20, Hanna Kleiboeker, ‘20 and Erin Ichinotsubo, ‘21, who won

March 27, 2019

Advice from UW pharmacists on senior use of marijuana

Marijuana use among older adults has soared in recent years despite little being known about the effectiveness and safety of

March 25, 2019

Bacci, White, and Zaraa awarded UW Population Health grant to study integrated care models for people living with epilepsy

Congratulations to Jennifer Bacci, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy; H. Steve White, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy; and Sabra Zarâa, CHOICE

January 10, 2019

Libin Xu and Brian Werth Receive Royalty Research Fund Award

Libin Xu, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, and Brian Werth, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, have received a Royalty Research Fund

December 28, 2018

Leah Ruggerone and Richard Lee named to Husky 100

Leah Ruggerone, ’18, and PY3 student Richard Lee were both selected for the UW Husky 100 from the School of

December 18, 2018

Devine and Chen debut Real-world Evidence Assessments and Needs Guidance (READi) Tool

CHOICE faculty member Beth Devine and CHOICE PhD student Shuxian Chen led an invited workshop last month at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

December 17, 2018

CHOICE director Anirban Basu and collaborators receive NIH grant to study costs of dementia care

Team seeks to improve the projections of the future burden of the disease. Anirban Basu, director of the CHOICE Institute

December 14, 2018

CHOICE PhD student Landaas studies PupilScreen app in Thailand

CHOICE PhD student Erik Landaas received funding to conduct a mobile health validation study in Thailand. The study is funded by

December 13, 2018

Kai Yeung receives grant for project looking at value in prescription drug benefit design

Congratulations to CHOICE Institute alumnus and Affiliate Assistant Professor, Kai Yeung, PharmD PhD, `15, who received a research grant from

December 7, 2018

Anirban Basu awarded Mid-Career Excellence Award by HPSS

At the 2018 International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS) held in Charleston, South Carolina, Anirban Basu was awarded the

November 27, 2018

Barthold uses economics methods to improve dementia diagnosis and treatment plans across race, ethnicity, and sex

The newest researcher in The CHOICE Institute at UWSOP, Doug Barthold is taking a couple of approaches that use data and

Collaboration with UWSOP results in health benefits against flu for Era Living residents

Last year’s flu season was one of the worst in nearly a decade. The people most susceptible to the flu

Meet our Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Preceptors: Neris Palunas

Neris M. Palunas, PharmD, BCGP, is a Consultant Pharmacist with Consonus Pharmacy, serving people in the Seattle area. Neris consults as

Meet our Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Alumni: Cara McDermott

Alumna Cara McDermott, PharmD, PhD, MSc, ’11, ’12, 16, is a K12 Scholar in the UW Implementation Sciences Training Program and

Meet our Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Faculty: Leigh Ann Mike

Learn the latest about the deprescribing education and outreach UWSOP faculty member Leigh Ann Mike provides to older adults and

Marcum takes a multi-prong approach toward developing a dementia prevention strategy

The prospect of developing dementia is terrifying for most people, particularly for those with family members who have had the

Plein Center students and faculty research highlighted at ASCP’s annual meeting

Our School’s faculty and students presented two posters at the ASCP Annual Meeting, and the abstracts are in the October

Barker-Haliski’s novel research looks at the under-studied problem of epilepsy in patients with Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease can have up to an 87-fold increased risk of seizures. Patients with early-onset Alzheimer’s have the

November 20, 2018

Werth receives prestigious Young Investigator Award from SIDP

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Brian Werth who received this year’s Young Investigator Award from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacist

November 15, 2018

UW Researchers Gray and Phelan to study the impact of deprescribing to reduce falls in older adults

UW Pharmacy’s Shelly Gray and UW Medicine’s Elizabeth Phelan are teaming up to identify ways to prevent falls in older

November 1, 2018

Researchers at UW and USC find a type of medication used to treat high blood pressure may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers Doug Barthold of the University of Washington and Julie Zissimopoulos of the University of Southern California published the first

October 11, 2018

Lou Garrison named 2018 Value Assessment Challenge Award recipient

The PhRMA Foundation and the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) announced that Lou Garrison is one of the first place recipients

September 12, 2018

UW ranks 4th world wide for pharmacology and toxicology

The UW ranks 4th worldwide in Pharmacology and Toxicology, a subject that includes pharmacy, pharmacology, substance abuse, and toxicology, according

July 26, 2018

Researchers at UW bolster study of how austerity devastated Greece’s health

A new study by dozens of researchers from the University of Washington and around the world has found that Greece’s

June 4, 2018

APhA honors Project VACCINATE, led by Bacci and Odegard

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) presented the National APhA Immunization Champion Award (Partnership) to Project VACCINATE at their 2018 Annual

May 30, 2018

Organs-on-chips: Tiny technology helping bring safe new drugs to patients faster

It doesn’t look like a kidney, but this ‘kidney-on-a-chip’ is a breakthrough for new drug testing. Alex Levine, CC BY-ND

May 10, 2018

Strand awarded 2018 Garrison Prize in Health Policy & Economics

Congratulations to 3rd year, PhD student Lauren Strand who received the the Louis Garrison Sr. And Marilyn Garrison Endowed Prize in

April 27, 2018

Wienkers is keynote speaker at June 2018 AAPS-RMDG meeting at UW

Abstracts are due Friday, May 18, 2018 The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists – Rocky Mountain Discussion Group (AAPS-RMDG) Annual

April 25, 2018

Certain drugs for muscle conditions may be linked to increased risk of dementia

Shelly Gray editorial in The BMJ underscores importance of avoiding long-term use of anticholinergic drugs in older adults UWSOP Plein Center for

April 24, 2018

Marcum study finds metformin has mortality benefits even with low kidney function

Collaborative research between UW School of Pharmacy and VA Puget Sound looked at 175,000 patients In a recent study, researchers

April 17, 2018

Basu trains Indian government and health leaders in health economics

With India rolling out the one of the largest public health insurance initiatives in the world, it became more important than

March 27, 2018

Barker-Haliski advances research in antiseizure therapies in patients with Alzheimer’s

When a project is moments away from completion, or a new question arises during the experiment, a little bit of

March 26, 2018

Our CHOICE PhD students continue to advance research to improve health outcomes

From all of us at CHOICE, we hope your year is off to a good start. Our PhD students have

February 21, 2018

Meet Our Newest Faculty Member, Doug Barthold

We welcome Dr. Doug Barthold, PhD., Research Assistant Professor, to the faculty of the Department of Pharmacy and to The

February 6, 2018

New fellowship will advance thoughtful health care innovation in Washington state

Partnership between Washington Research Foundation and The CHOICE Institute at UWSOP creates opportunities for students and researchers at non-profit research

February 5, 2018

CHOICE alumnus Scott Strassels moves into leadership role at Ohio State U

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy congratulates Scott Strassels, PhD, PharmD, on his new position as assistant professor in

January 12, 2018

Werth and Xu awarded $1.86M NIH grant to continue MRSA investigation

Pharmacy’s Brian Werth and grant coinvestigator UWSOP Medicinal Chemistry’s Libin Xu will continue their novel research into antibiotic resistance mechanisms

December 16, 2017

Alumnus Glen Schumock, ’89, named Dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Congratulations to University of Washington School of Pharmacy alumnus Glen Schumock, ’89, who will become Dean of the University of

December 8, 2017

Meet our Geriatric Pharmacy Preceptors: Karen Dawson

Karan Dawson, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy; Consulting Pharmacist, UW Pharmacy Cares Following an internship at Valley Medical Center, Karan

Launch of The CHOICE Institute at UWSOP promises leadership in health economics and outcomes research

We are witnessing a period of renaissance, as current advances in medical technology and breakthroughs are unprecedented in human history.

December 1, 2017

SPECIAL EVENT: A talk with NPR’S Richard Harris

Panel Discussion: “From Rigor to Rigor Mortis–Good Science, Bad Science, and Patient Care” Noon-1:20pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Health Sciences

November 16, 2017

Veenstra weighs in on genetic testing in Science Magazine

The question about the benefits and pitfalls of genetic testing is discussed in, “Is health care ready for routing DNA

November 14, 2017

UW/Kaiser study finds taking Proton Pump Inhibitors not linked to higher dementia risk

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medicines commonly prescribed to treat acid-related digestive problems, including gastroesophageal reflux disease.  Up to one

October 20, 2017

Stergachis co-edited maternal immunization roadmap for Gates Foundation & GAPPS

UWSOP Associate Dean Andy Stergachis co-edited the “Maternal Immunization Safety Monitoring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Roadmap for Program

Bounthavong receives UWSOP Graduate Leadership Award

The UWSOP Graduate Student Leadership Award honors graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service and have had a positive impact

September 7, 2017

Lou Garrison was named a Change Agent in the 2017 PharmaVOICE 100 Honorees

UW School of Pharmacy Professor Emeritus Lou Garrison was named a Change Agent in the 2017 PharmaVOICE 100 honorees. A

July 5, 2017

Sager, Bounthavong, Seguin, Weber, & Shen receive inaugural UWSOP Graduate Program Awards

To recognize extraordinary excellence among our graduate students and faculty, UW School of Pharmacy established three new award programs in

May 30, 2017

Inaugural Plein Symposium advances geriatric pharmacy

“Celebrating Today, Planning Tomorrow” brought together a host of disciplines to discuss healthy aging Decades ago, geriatric pharmacy pioneers Joy

May 24, 2017

A conversation at the College Inn leads to Faculty Innovation Award, possible breakthrough in combating MRSA

There is a rich tradition of stories that begin with…“we were sitting in a bar talking, when we got this

Team finds no adverse risk to use of common antimalarials in first trimester

UW and international researchers publish the most comprehensive international analysis on artemisinin combination antimalarials safety in pregnancy Malaria is more

March 31, 2017

UW bestows Distinguished Retiree Excellence Award to UWSOP Alumna and Professor Emerita Joy Plein

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Professor Emerita Joy Plein, ’51, ’56, has been named the recipient

February 13, 2017

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,

January 30, 2017

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

January 4, 2017

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

November 7, 2016

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

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

October 31, 2016

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

October 26, 2016

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

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

October 17, 2016

UWSOP Alumnus Watanabe named National Academy of Medicine Fellow

University of Washington School of Pharmacy alumnus, Jonathan H. Watanabe, PharmD, Ph.D., ’08, ’12, has been selected as one of three

October 5, 2016

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

August 19, 2016

UW researchers find revascularization provides greater improvements for patients with peripheral arterial disease

Study published in JAMA Surgery compares effectiveness of two ways to treat intermittent claudication by evaluating outcomes that are important

Costs outlined of health plans that exclude contraception

Pharmacy study links lack of coverage to more unintended pregnancies, greater health expenses for employers At companies whose health insurance

July 13, 2016

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 elected to ISPOR leadership

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

July 12, 2016

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

July 6, 2016

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

July 1, 2016

Student’s enterprise yields 3 “essentially paid” for degrees

Pharmacy Ph.D. candidate shares tips for self-funding success You would think three degrees from the University of Washington would take

June 3, 2016

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

May 10, 2016

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

May 2, 2016

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

April 4, 2016

“When you really want something, you don’t give up.”

A look back at legendary pharmacist, civic and women’s advocate, Shirley G. Bridge As we near our 125th Anniversary in

January 28, 2016

UWSOP and ICER form collaboration to model the clinical and economic impact of new medications

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy (UWSOP) and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) have formed a

January 21, 2016

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

December 17, 2015

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

November 14, 2015

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

November 2, 2015

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

October 14, 2015


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

October 5, 2015

The Chiba Morio Family: Undaunted in the Face of Adversity

  Second year PharmD student Beau Chiba comes from a long line of UW School of Pharmacy pharmacists. When he

September 15, 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

August 11, 2015

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

June 19, 2015

Innovative Pharmacy Training Does a World of Good in Malawi

New Pharmacy Assistants Graduate, Improving Patient Care at Critically Understaffed Rural Health Centers When most of us think of our

June 17, 2015

Scenes from Commencement 2015

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

June 11, 2015

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

June 2, 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

May 29, 2015

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

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

May 28, 2015

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

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

May 21, 2015

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

May 19, 2015

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

May 18, 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

February 25, 2015

UW PORPP and Fred Hutch Researchers Receive $7.75M PCORI Award to Study Cancer Treatment

  A research team, led by Scott Ramsey, director of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), that includes

January 26, 2015

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

December 29, 2014

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

Dr. Gary Lyman Joins PORPP Faculty

GARY H. LYMAN, M.D., M.P.H., is Adjunct Professor in the School of Pharmacy and the School of Public Health at

December 12, 2014

UW PharmD Students Aid Hundreds in Nicaragua

The day after final exams ended in June, 43 UW pharmacy students met before dawn at SeaTac. Seventeen hours later they

Fulbright Scholar Researches Experiential Pharmacy Education at UW

IT’S NOT OFTEN A PROMINENT RESEARCHER FROM SERBIA comes to UW Pharmacy as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. Dr. Jelena Parojcic

October 16, 2014

Congratulations Prof McCune!

Jeannine McCune, PharmD, was announced as the newest Associate Editor of the Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics the official scholarly publication

September 30, 2014

PORPP Faculty Member Garrison Named Interim Director

LOU GARRISON, PH.D., HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS INTERIM DIRECTOR for the Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Research Policy Program (PORPP). With a

August 28, 2014

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

August 11, 2014

On-demand intravenous fluids questioned

Have you heard about the critical shortage of IV products? We sat down with UW Pharmacy Professor Lingtak-Neander Chan to

June 26, 2014

UW Pharmacy Huskies Lead the Pack

As a School of Pharmacy consistently in the Top 10 nationally, we’ve come to expect our students, faculty, and alumni

June 20, 2014

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

June 6, 2014

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

June 2, 2014

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

May 29, 2014

Dr. Beth Devine Leads Study Showing Electronic Records Cost Savings

Dr. Beth Devine Leads Study Showing Electronic Records Cost Savings The age-old joke about physicians’ bad handwriting is no laughing

April 7, 2014

Dr. Sean Sullivan Honored with Steven G. Avey Award for Distinguished Service

Dr. Sullivan was chosen for his many outstanding accomplishments, including service as director of the UW Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and

January 9, 2014

New Research Institute Co-Director is Affiliate Faculty

The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research has hired Gary Lyman to serve as the institute’s co-director. Lyman is also

December 12, 2013

Sullivan Shares Expertise with Maryland Students

The University of Maryland’s International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research student chapter recently hosted a lecture by Sean Sullivan.

December 2, 2013

Report Profiles Student Scholarship Recipient

The UW Report to Contributors features a story about fourth-year pharmacy student Blaze Paracuelles. In the piece, Paracuelles talks about

November 4, 2013

Faculty Members Receive $1.9 Million Grant to Study Personalized Medicine Print

Many healthcare and research experts predict that the era of personalized medicine is fast approaching. Soon, individual patients could have

October 30, 2013

Understanding Methadone Treatment in Pregnancy

Clinical Professor Michaelene “Micki” Kedzierski was interviewed for this radio story about how women who struggle with addiction can best

October 25, 2013

Working Together Across Healthcare Settings

In the Foundations of Interprofessional Practice curriculum, health sciences students are working together to solve real health challenges. Faculty member

August 29, 2013

Garrison Contributes to ‘Value in Health’ Report

Lou Garrison, assistant director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program (PORPP), co-chaired a task force whose new report

July 24, 2013

Grad Student’s Research in Uganda Gets Boost

PORPP Affiliate Professor Andy Stergachis and his wife, JoAnn, have create the Stergachis Endowed Fellowship for International Exchange in the

July 11, 2013

Garrison Contributes to Report on State of Personalized Medicine

LONDON, UK, July 12, 2013 — The development of personalized medicine in the United Kingdom and internationally is being thwarted

June 26, 2013

Students Get Certified in Tuberculosis Screening

Screening for TB is one of the best tools to prevent the disease and its spread. Pharmacists throughout the region

June 5, 2013

PORPP Grad Students Named Global Health Fellows

Graduate students Solomon Lubinga and Marita Mann have received Thomas Francis, Jr., Global Health Fellowships from the UW Department of

June 3, 2013

A Prescription for Healthy Aging

‘Columns’ magazine, in its UW Foundation section, profiles PharmD student Laura Hart. The piece highlights the role that Professor Emeritus

A Conversation with the Border-to-Border Founder

‘Columns,’ the UW alumni magazine, interviewed Patrick Gallaher, ’95, founder of the School of Pharmacy’s Border-to-Border relay race that since

May 18, 2013

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

April 4, 2013

Lingtak-Neander Chan Honored for Clinical Nutrition Efforts

PRESS RELEASE A.S.P.E.N. Announces Lingtak-Neander Chan as Distinguished Nutrition Support Pharmacist Service Award Winner Dr. Chan honored for his dedication

PORPP Graduate Student Named Magnuson Scholar

William Canestaro from the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program has received a 2013-2014 Magnuson Scholarship. He is receiving this

March 12, 2013

Reception and Lecture Combine for One Special School of Pharmacy Event

This year, the School of Pharmacy is combining two of our signature events — the Dean’s Recognition Reception and the

February 10, 2013

Grant Will Help Create New Certificate Program

The PhRMA Foundation recently announced that the UW will receive a $250,000 grant to establish a graduate certificate program in

February 6, 2013

School of Pharmacy Debuts 301 Class

In an effort to give more UW undergraduate students an in-depth look at what the pharmacy profession is all about,

January 23, 2013

Students Win Clinical Skills Competition

Fourth-year pharmacy students Stephanie Friedman and Linda Lei took part in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 16th Annual Clinical

January 1, 2013

Global Health Program Has Widespread Impact

The UW Global Medicines program, co-founded by Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Andy Stergachis and Professor of Pharmacy Lou Garrison, is

December 31, 2012

Naloxone Cost-Effective in Preventing Overdose

‘The Annals of Internal Medicine’ has released a study showing that giving heroin users naloxone is a cost-effective way to

November 2, 2012

Students Practice Clinical Problem-Solving Skills

On October 30, nearly 450 pharmacy students, medical students, nursing students and physician assistant students convened as teams to apply

October 25, 2012

New Report Focuses on Diabetes in Older Adults

A new report by a consensus panel of diabetes experts has been published in ‘Diabetes Care’ and the ‘Journal of

October 23, 2012

‘Native Women Face Patchwork of Plan B Policies’

I2P2 Endowed Professor Don Downing, who has long collaborated with the Tribal Health Authority, was interviewed for an ‘AP/Huffington Post’

October 15, 2012

Andy Stergachis Elected to Institute of Medicine

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Andy Stergachis has been named a member of the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest

October 10, 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

October 1, 2012

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

September 25, 2012

Faculty Contribute to Malawi Health Care Project

VillageReach and the Barr Foundation recently announced the launch of a new program in Malawi to increase health care access

September 3, 2012

Spotlight: Medicine Safety in the Middle East

At the Seattle Center’s recent Global Health Experience Exhibit, a UW booth showed several videos of UW students involved in

August 21, 2012

PORPP to Join Forces with Oregon Research Center

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded a five-year contract to Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC). Through

June 18, 2012

Student Training Focuses on Teamwork, Communication

In the simulated acute care environments of the UW Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies, more than 300 students from

June 1, 2012

Article Honors Remarkable Women in Pharmacy

Sara McElroy, ’12, immediate past president the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), is profiled in APhA’s current magazine.

May 9, 2012

Working to Protect Women’s Health in Uganda

As a graduate student in the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program (PORPP) and now as an assistant professor of

May 8, 2012

‘UW360’ Showcases Kedzierski’s Outreach Work

Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Micki Kedzierski is profiled on the May episode of ‘UW 360.’ In it, she and some

May 1, 2012

UW Global Medicines Program Expands Impact

From Bangladesh to South Africa, the UW Global Medicines Program continues its efforts to improve the use, safety and affordability

March 28, 2012

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

February 6, 2012

Shifting Hong Kong’s Pharmacy Care Model

Department of Pharmacy faculty members Lingtak-Neander Chan, Al Ellsworth and Annie Lam recently spent two weeks in Hong Kong training

January 18, 2012

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

January 8, 2012

Student Completes International Rotation

Fourth-year pharmacy student and Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellow Elise Fields recently completed a rotation in Windhoek, Namibia, where

December 16, 2011

Pharmacy Faculty Collaborate Across Borders

Faculty members Dana Hammer and Nanci Murphy recently joined the UW team who presented at the international Collaborating Across Borders

December 6, 2011

NIH Genome Sequencing Grants Awarded to the UW

To accelerate genome sequencing applications for patient care, the National Human Genome Research Institute has announced the establishment of two

November 16, 2011

Pharmacy Students Lead Honduras Medical Brigade

This past September, almost thirty UW pharmacy students led a global health project in Honduras — offering a temporary, free

November 1, 2011

WSPA Announces Its 2011 Award Recipients

Clinical Professor Micki Kedzierski received the Cardinal Health Generations Rx Award, Associate Dean Nanci Murphy took home the Bill Mueller

October 25, 2011

Pharmacy Students Amp Up Their Business Expertise

The School of Pharmacy’s Principles of Pharmacy Practice Management class has undergone some changes this year. The class, co-taught by

September 21, 2011

Commentary Takes a Look at Pharmacogenomics

Professor of Pharmacy David Veenstra has co-authored a commentary in ‘The Journal of the American Medical Association’ about the many

September 12, 2011

UW Pharmacy Cares Offers Services to Older Adults

Last year, UW Pharmacy Cares, the School of Pharmacy’s consulting pharmacy program, partnered with Era Living Retirement Community’s University House

August 31, 2011

Keeping Medicines Safe in a Global Economy

In a recent opinion piece in ‘The Scientist,’ Epidemiology and Global Health Professor and Adjunct Pharmacy Professor Andy Stergachis writes about

August 15, 2011

Caring for Prescriptions in Extreme Weather

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Skye McKennon recently shared her drug safety expertise with ‘The New York Times.’ The article

July 27, 2011

KUOW Story Discusses Expiring Drug Patents

The patents are currently set to expire on seven of the 20 top-selling prescription drugs. Professor of Pharmacy John Horn

July 20, 2011

Professor, Alum Address Pharmacy Robbery Issue

Pharmacy robberies are on the rise in Washington state. Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Don Downing and Washington State Pharmacy Association

July 12, 2011

Study Determines Cost-Effective Means to Prevent Diabetes

Professor of Pharmacy Sean Sullivan is the lead author on a study out this week that shows that the cost-effectiveness

June 24, 2011

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

May 25, 2011

Odegard Named Chair of Department of Pharmacy

Bridge Endowed Professor of Pharmacy Peggy Odegard will start her new role as the chair of the School’s largest department

April 29, 2011

Student Team Places in National P & T Competition

Pharmacy students Sara Forrester, Ingrid Larson, Lisa Rogers and Tracy Yep took third place in the Academy of Managed Care

April 27, 2011

“Preparing For New Health Care Market Realities” took place at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle.

On April 27, a Comparative Effectiveness Symposium, “Preparing For New Health-Care Market Realities” took place at Bell Harbor International Conference

April 25, 2011

Pharmacy Student Receives ASHP Leadership Award

Third-year student Karen Craddick was one of only ten pharmacy students nationwide to receive an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

April 20, 2011

School Helps Namibia Open Pharmacy Program

Faculty members from the UW Schools of Pharmacy and Public Health have been working with the University of Namibia and

April 13, 2011

Katterman Lecture Looks to ‘Electronic Revolution’

Presenter Sue Merk, pharmacist and VP at OneHealthPort, will headline the School of Pharmacy 2011 Don B. Katterman Memorial Lecture,

April 6, 2011

Anderson Named School’s Distinguished Alumna

The 2010 Distinguished Alumna in Pharmaceutical Science and Research is UW Professor of Pharmacy Gail Anderson. An internationally recognized expert

February 7, 2011

School of Pharmacy Student, Faculty Member Receive UW Volunteer Awards

Each January, the UW Medical Center (UWMC) holds a celebration event in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. At this

February 2, 2011

Two Students Named to National Leadership Roles

Students Sara McElroy and Andrew Heinz will become presidents of two prominent pharmacy organizations — the American Pharmacists Association Academy

January 17, 2011

Drug Interaction May Cause Hypotension, Study Finds

Professor John Horn co-authored a study that found that older adults on common blood pressure medications could suffer dangerous drops

January 6, 2011

UW Global Medicines Program Launched

School of Pharmacy Professor Lou Garrison and Affiliate Professor Andy Stergarchis have joined forces in this UW Department of Global

December 27, 2010

School Receives Flu Vaccines for Outreach Programs

Bartell Drugs has donated 4,000 vaccine doses to the UW and WSU schools of pharmacy to support programs that provide

November 4, 2010

Downing and Plein Receive 2010 WSPA Awards

Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Don Downing received the David Almquist Award for outstanding work in pharmacy enrichment and Professor of

October 5, 2010

Garrison Speaks at Health Affairs Comparative Effectiveness Conference

Professor of Pharmacy Lou Garrison presented his research at the Health Affairs-sponsored conference and was featured in the October issue

Sullivan Receives $2.45 Million AHRQ Grant

Professor of Pharmacy and Director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program Sean Sullivan received funding from the Agency

September 30, 2010

Plein Is Idaho State U’s 2010 Distinguished Alumna

Professor of Pharmacy Joy Plein, ’51, ’56, has been honored by her undergraduate alma mater for exemplary professional and personal

July 6, 2010

PORPP Helps Create Important UW Research Alliance

This past November, the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program co-founded the UW Centers for Comparative and Health Systems Effectiveness

June 1, 2010

School of Pharmacy Program Continues Groundbreaking Research on Medication Use in Pregnancy

The summer issue of the UW alumni magazine, Columns, highlighted the work of Professor of Pharmacy Mary Hebert, director of the

May 10, 2010

Professor Shelly Gray’s Research Finds Risk Associated with Popular Medications

Shelly Gray, professor in the Department of Pharmacy, was the lead author in an Archives of Internal Medicine study of

March 4, 2010

Chan and Downing Headline Lecture

Katterman Lecture Highlights Faculty This year’s lecture, headlined by Professors Lingtak-Neander Chan and Don Downing, is called “Keeping Up, Staying

February 18, 2010

Professors Bring New Pharmaceutical Care Model to Ethiopia

A team of three faculty members from the Schools of Pharmacy and Public Health recently traveled to Ethiopia to help

January 4, 2010

PORPP Research Shows Impact of E-Prescribing

Research Associate Professor Beth Devine recently led a study on the impacts of e-prescribing, in collaboration with researchers from the

December 2, 2009

Turning to Technology

Telepharmacies, robots are two ways technological innovations are making pharmacy services better. Read the 2009 Columns article, “Turning to Technology“.

October 5, 2009

Sullivan to co-PI Cancer Research Project

Sullivan to co-PI Cancer Research Project, Read Business Journal article (October 5, 2009)   Link to Department of Pharmacy archived

September 29, 2009

School Research on KING 5

The Department of Pharmacy’s Annie Lam was recently featured on the Seattle evening news to talk about research she is

September 26, 2009

Local researchers test ‘talking pill bottle’

School Research on KING 5, Watch KING 5 news segment (September 26, 2009), Read previous U Week article article (May

September 25, 2009

Annie Lam honored for Asian community-outreach program

Lam Honored for Outreach Program (September 25, 2008)   Link to Department of Pharmacy archived news

July 28, 2009

Editorial: Pharmacists Important to Health Care Reform

Faculty members Don Downing and Peggy Odegard wrote an editorial for ‘The Bellingham Herald’ about the important role that pharmacists

June 3, 2009

School Mourns the Loss of Alumna and Longtime Supporter

Shirley Bridge, ’45, passed away this past weekend. In addition to being a prominent community-member and tireless advocate for multiple

May 29, 2009

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

May 11, 2009

Message from Herb Tsuchiya, 2008 School of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus in Pharmacy Practice

Tsuchiya gave the following speech upon accepting his award at the School of Pharmacy’s Dean’s Recognition Reception on Wednesday, May

April 30, 2009

UW names 2009 Magnuson Scholars

PORPP Student Receives Premier UW Scholarship (April 30, 2009)   Link to Department of Pharmacy archived news

April 27, 2009

ISPOR elects Ramsey president

Ramsey Elected as ISPOR President (April 27, 2009)   Link to Department of Pharmacy archived news

March 12, 2009

MRSA Among Topics at 2009 Katterman Lecture, April 1

MRSA Among Topics at 2009 Katterman Lecture (March 12, 2009)   Link to Department of Pharmacy archived news

January 8, 2009

Combating overmedication one patient at a time

Combating Overmedication One Patient at a Time (January 8, 2009)   Link to Department of Pharmacy archived news

December 4, 2008

Weber recognized for contributions to psychiatric pharmacy

Weber Honored for Contributions to Field (December 4, 2008)   Link to Department of Pharmacy archived news

November 10, 2008

Talking pill bottles aim to improve health, health literacy

Pill Bottles May Improve Health Literacy, Read U Week article (May 14, 2009), Read NIH Grant announcement (November 10, 2008)

October 2, 2008

Shen to head national pharmaceutical group

Shen to Head National Pharmaceutical Group (October 2, 2008)   Link to Pharmaceutics archived news

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.

September 28, 2008

Bridge Endowment Names Lam and Odegard

  Drs. Annie Lam, ’95, PharmD,’97 and Peggy Odegard,’85, PharmD, ’90, co-directors of the Plein Certificate in Geriatric Pharmacy, have

June 12, 2008

School Receives License for Nondispensing Pharmacy

The Washington State Department of Health Board of Pharmacy recently granted the UW School of Pharmacy a license to open

March 3, 2008

Don Downing Named 2008 “Pharmacist Leader of the Year” by the California-based Pharmacy Access Partnership

Don Downing, ’75, clinical professor, was named the 2008 “Pharmacist Leader of the Year” by the California-based Pharmacy Access Partnership

December 13, 2007

New Residency Program Meets Growing Demand for Management Trained Pharmacists

The UW School of Pharmacy has created a new joint Pharmacy Management/Masters in Health Administration (MHA) residency program to help

October 1, 2007

Two Professors Named as Fellows, AAAS and ASCP

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy is proud to announce that two if its professors, Drs. Rene Levy and

December 1, 2005

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,

September 1, 2005

UW Faculty Are Leaders in Experiential Education

On June 17, representatives from all areas of pharmacy practice, regulation, professional organizations and education met in Chicago, Illinois, for

March 1, 2005

Downing Receives APhA Distinguished Achievement Award in Specialized Pharmaceutical Services

Don Downing, clinical associate professor, has been awarded the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APPM) Distinguished Achievement Award

December 12, 2004

Pharmacist Prescribers Increase Access to Effective Contraceptives

It has been my pleasure to observe and participate in the expansion of clinical services provided by pharmacists in Washington

August 2, 2004

The Pharmacist’s Role In an Age of Bioterrorism and Other Emerging Public Health Threats

 Where were you on 9/11? Andy Stergachis, professor of epidemiology and affiliate professor of pharmacy for University of Washington, School

UW Pharmacy Care Considered Most Progressive in the Nation

Henry R. Manassi, executive vice president of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), was very impressed by his recent

UWSOP Receives $2.8 Grant to Study the Pharmacology of Drugs in Pregnant Women

Mary Hebert, associate professor of pharmacy, and her UW team of researchers received a $2.8 million grant from the National

February 12, 2003

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