School of Pharmacy

PharmD News

May 25, 2022

PharmD PhD Student Awarded Magnuson Scholarship for 2022–2023

Yilin Chen

The UW School of Pharmacy is proud to announce that Yilin Chen, a PhD candidate in the PharmD program and…

April 13, 2022

Four UWSOP Faculty Each Receive $20k Innovation Award for 2022

Abhinav Nath, Yvonne Lin, Brian Werth, Qingxin Mu

The UWSOP Faculty Innovation Award provides financial support of up to $20,000 each for high-risk, innovative research projects. The reviewers…

September 13, 2019

A Tradition of Reinventing Pharmacy

Never doubt the profound impact that our faculty and alumni have had on health care nationwide through decades of advocacy…

Inventing Blistex

A chance meeting on a train between a Seattle pharmacist and Chicago businessman turned an ointment created in L.D. Bracken’s…

September 10, 2019

Training to practice at the top of their license

Our student pharmacists train in the Bracken Pharmacy Learning Center

UWSOP implements the Purple Curriculum with new Wednesdays in Practice, Provider Readiness Training and more UW School of Pharmacy’s PharmD…

June 3, 2019

Congratulations to all awarded a Certificate of Merit in Precepting!

Certificates of Merit in Precepting Our Experiential Education team recently completed our annual preceptor review process as part of our quality…

Wong named Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Preceptor of the Year

Candice Wong, Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Preceptor of the Year The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) Preceptor of…

Casanova named 2019 Wayne A. Kradjan Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award Recipient

Tony Casanova: 2019 Wayne A. Kradjan Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award Recipient The Wayne A. Kradjan Excellence in Clinical Teaching…

May 14, 2019

Class of 2018 scores 98.8% initial pass rate on NAPLEX exam

Congratulations to the UWSOP PharmD class of 2018!

Congratulations to the UW School of Pharmacy’s PharmD class of 2018 for distinguishing themselves with a 98.8% initial pass rate–putting…

April 4, 2019

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

Michael Sporck, ‘20, Eunice Kim, ‘20, Hanna Kleiboeker, ‘20 and Erin Ichinotsubo, ‘21 won first place at the National AMCP P&T competition

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

March 15, 2019

Alumnus Jeff Rochon named APhA-APPM Fellow

Jeff Rochon, PharmD | WSPA Liaison

The American Pharmacists Association announced this week that it has selected Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) CEO Jeff Rochon, PharmD, ’99, as…

December 28, 2018

Leah Ruggerone and Richard Lee named to Husky 100

Leah Ruggone, '18, and Richard Lee, PY3

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

November 27, 2018

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

UWSOP PharmD student presents to Era Living residents

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

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

Plein Certificate students Julia Yunkyung and Jina Yun, pictured with Julia's ASCP poster

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

November 7, 2018

UW Husky Pharmacists receive awards for leadership in practice

UWSOP Alumna Bev Schaefer, '70

Congratulations to our Plein Certificate, BSPharm, and PharmD alumni and affiliate faculty who were recognized by the Washington State Pharmacy…

September 10, 2018

King County offered naloxone kits and training at health fair organized by UW Pharmacy students

Students at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy have partnered with King County Department of Community and Health Services…

July 11, 2018

Preceptors of the Year, Daniel Kim and Kate Atienza, honored by UWSOP

Preceptors of the Year Daniel Kim and Kate Atienza were recognized at our 2018 Commencement ceremony

Kim and Atienza were recognized for their excellence in clinical training of our students at the 2018 UWSOP Commencement Ceremony…

June 4, 2018

APhA honors Project VACCINATE, led by Bacci and Odegard

Members of the Project VACCINATE team (L to R): Michelle Bonjour, Lara Popovich, James Lin, ’17, Marci Reynolds, ’04, Christina Ree, Jennifer Bacci, Jenny Arnold, ’06, Peggy Odegard, ’85, ’90,

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

April 9, 2018

Huang, ’17, named UWSOP Magnuson Scholar for 2018-2019

Weize Huang, PharmD, '17, and graduate student in Pharmaceutics

Congratulations to Weize Huang who was named UWSOP’s Magnuson Scholar for 2018-2019! Weize graduated with a Pharm.D. degree from UWSOP…

January 2, 2018

PharmD student leads shift from triage to evidence-based health care provider training in Ghana

David Nguyen (front, 5th from the left) and the UWSOP team that trained Ghanaian nurses and physician assistants in recognizing signs of hypertension, the #1 killer in Ghana.

David Nguyen, President of the UWSOP Global Brigades team, led a team of students, along with Institute for Innovation in…

December 16, 2017

UWSOP Curricular Innovation Fall 2017 PDF

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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…

November 5, 2017

Wallace family presents historic gift to UWSOP

Bette and Bryan Wallace

“We always knew our family was going to make a gift to the University of Washington School of Pharmacy,” said…

October 10, 2017

Steve Davis, CEO & President of PATH, to give UWSOP Nudelman Lecture on Nov. 9, 2017

Steve Davis, President and CEO of PATH

The Phil and Sandra Nudelman Lecture will feature Steve Davis, President and CEO of PATH, who will share his approach to…

August 25, 2017

Don Downing receives major American College of Apothecaries Award for his contributions to pharmacy practice

We are proud to announce that the American College of Apothecaries presented the 2016-17 Albert E. Rosica, Jr. Memorial Award…

April 29, 2017

UWSOP places second in AMCP P&T competition

UWSOP’s student team Iris To, Nina Kim, Derek Louie, and Andrew Nguyen (third year PharmD students)

UWSOP’s student team Iris To, Nina Kim, Derek Louie, and Andrew Nguyen (third year PharmD students) came in second at…

February 27, 2017

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

The Class of 2016 were tops in initial NAPLEX pass rates 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…

February 13, 2017

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

Alice Ball, UW School of Pharmacy class of 1914

Just over 100 years ago, as World War I raged in Europe, a chemistry professor named Alice Ball was demonstrating…

November 7, 2016

UWSOP, Era Living Partner for Patient-Centered Care

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

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

October 17, 2016

Pharmacies provide more than meds and flu shots

A local pharmacist counsels a client on the monitoring of blood sugar and the appropriate use of glucose tablets as part of diabetes self-care.

UW School of Pharmacy faculty highlight the important role of pharmacists as part of the healthcare team Autumn brings back…

August 16, 2016

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…

July 6, 2016

Celebrating Nanci Murphy’s 25+ year career at UWSOP

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

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

June 15, 2016

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

UWSOP Professor Jen Danielson, PharmD, MBA

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

June 7, 2016

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

2016 UWOSP IPE Health Fair

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

May 10, 2016

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

Joy and Elmer Plein

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

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…

March 16, 2016

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

US News and World Report ranks UWSOP #9

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

January 21, 2016

Award season comes to UWSOP!

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

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…

January 14, 2016

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

Map of Magnuson Community Center: The Brig

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

December 17, 2015

Steve White Named Chair of UWSOP’s Dept of Pharmacy

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

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

Principle Investigator and Associate Dean Peggy Odegard

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

October 20, 2015

Geri and Lynn Brady Preserved Medicinal Garden Legacy

Geri and Lynn Brady

As a community, we were deeply saddened to learn that Geraldine “Geri” (Walcott) Brady, the widow of Professor and former…

October 14, 2015


Student Pharmacist in UWSOP’s Bracken Pharmacy Learning Lab

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

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

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

June 17, 2015

Scenes from Commencement 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 28, 2015

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

image of PharmD students Arianne Duong and Stephanie Heeney

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

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

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

May 11, 2015

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…

April 13, 2015

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…

February 6, 2015

UW student team discovers stories behind ‘super-utilizer’ patients

Photo of PharmD student Kelsey Rasmussen, left, and Liza Hutchinson

UW Pharm.D. student, Kelsey Rasmussen, serves as a member of an interprofessional team of students who received a grant to…

December 29, 2014

Joy & Elmer Plein Scholars Advance Geriatric Research

Plein Scholars

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

December 12, 2014

UW PharmD Students Aid Hundreds in Nicaragua

UW Student Pharmacists Village Children

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 15, 2014

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…

August 28, 2014

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

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

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…

July 1, 2014

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Awarded IPPE Preceptors of the Year

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

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

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

Teresa O’Sullivan presents Kradjan Award to John Watkins

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

May 23, 2013

Student on Winning Team for Business Plan Contest

PharmD/PhD student in medicinal chemistry Nick Au was recently part of a team of UW grad students to take the…

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…

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…

March 14, 2012

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…

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…

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…

December 8, 2010

Students Make an Impression on Public Officials

Pharmacy students’ efforts to engage with public officials were noteworthy in 2010. Most recently, they met with Senator Ed Murray…

October 14, 2010

Student Earns National Public Health Scholarship

Karen Craddick received a competitive Paul Ambrose scholarship to participate in the annual Ambrose Symposium in Washington, D.C, and to…

Schweitzer Fellowship Offers Experience of a Lifetime

Elise Fields is the first pharmacy student ever to receive a Schweitzer Lambarene Fellowship. She went to Gabon this summer…

September 28, 2010

A Welcome to the Class of 2014

On Monday, September 27, the UW School of Pharmacy welcomed its newest class of Pharm.D. candidates at its annual Welcome…

May 13, 2010

UW Student Becomes First-Ever Pharmacy Student to Be Named a Schweitzer Fellow

Second-year pharmacy student Elise Fields has become the first pharmacy student ever to receive a Lambarene Public Health Fellowship from…

Students Again Place in National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Competition

For the second year in a row, a UW student team made it to the finals in the Academy of…

April 15, 2010

Pharmacy Students Go to Capitol Hill

Students recently attended the American Pharmacists Association and National Association of Chain Drug Stores conventions in Washington D.C. They came…

November 12, 2009

Pharmacy Student of the Year, Innovative Practice awards go to UW

Congrats to WSPA’s Award Winners, Read U Week article (November 12, 2009), Read WSPA announcement   Click here for an…

November 5, 2009

Small-Town Pharmacy Business Plan Wins National Competition

UW students won first place nationally in the prestigious Pruitt-Schutte Business Plan Competition. Read more in University Week .  …

October 8, 2009

Students celebrate American Pharmacists Month with ad campaign

Celebrating American Pharmacists Month (October 8, 2009)   Click here for an archive of PharmD news stories.

August 21, 2009

Tuscany Provides Backdrop for Pharmacy Education

Read University Week article here.   Click here for an archive of PharmD news stories.

June 4, 2009

For pharmacy students, breaking down complex drug has its rewards

Students Win National AMCP Award, (June 4, 2009)   Click here for an archive of PharmD news stories.

May 29, 2009

Pharmacy Students’ Public Service Announcement Urges Sun Protection

Read University Week article here.   Click here for an archive of PharmD news stories.

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…

Biography of Herb Tsuchiya, 2008 Distinguished Alumnus in Pharmacy Practice

Herbert Minoru Tsuchiya graduated from the UW School of Pharmacy in 1955. After completing his degree, he worked as a…

May 7, 2009

Pharmacy student creates medication-safety program in Uganda

Pharmacy Student Creates Drug-Safety Program in Uganda (May 7, 2009)   Click here for an archive of PharmD news stories.

May 1, 2009

Tsuchiya Named Distinguished Alumnus

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

February 12, 2009

Pharmacy students’ outreach garners national acclaim

Students’ Outreach Garners National Acclaim (February 12, 2009)   Click here for an archive of PharmD news stories.

October 16, 2008

Pharmacy student receives coveted Roybal Scholarship

Pharm.D. Student Receives Coveted Scholarship (October 16, 2008)   Click here for an archive of PharmD news stories.

September 25, 2008

UW pharmacy students help the Seahawks tackle hypertension

Students Help NFL Tackle Hypertension (September 25, 2008)   Click here for an archive of PharmD news stories.

August 21, 2008

PORPP Student Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Read University Week article here.   Click here for an archive of PharmD news stories.

August 7, 2008

Consortium to Help Reshape Thai Pharmacy Practices

Read University Week article here.   Click here for an archive of PharmD news stories.

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…

March 1, 2006

UW Receives HRSA Grant to Train Students in Bioterrorism and Emergency Preparedness

  Andy Stergachis, professor of epidemiology and adjunct professor of pharmacy, has received a 3-year $559,000 award from the federal…

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…

February 15, 2005

Hidden Dangers in Common Drugs

John Horn, PharmD, University of Washington BottomLine PERSONAL VOLUME 26 NUMBER 4, FEBRUARY 15, 2005 Every year, two million Americans…

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

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…

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…