Department News

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

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

2017 Plein Symposium audience members begin the day

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

Medicinal Chemistry Assistant Professor Libin Xu (left), Pharmacy Assistant Professor Brian Werth (right), are pictured in conversation with Medicinal Chemistry’s Senior Fellow, Kelly Hines (center). Their research earned them the inaugural award from the UWSOP Faculty Innovation Fund, which provides financial support for one to two awards of up to $20,000 each for high-risk, innovative research projects.

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

Women and their children await medical care at a clinic.

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

UWSOP Faculty Emerita and 2017 UW-UWRA Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award recipient, Joy Plein

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

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 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

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

Jonathan H. Watanabe, PharmD, PhD

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

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

Peripheral arterial disease can cause pain in the legs and make walking uncomfortable.

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

A positive pregnancy test. Women ages 18 to 24 and those over 40 years old were most affected by having to pay out of pocket for birth control, the researchers found.

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

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

Blythe Adamson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pharmacy Assistant student attending to patients during practicum training in rural pharmacies in Malawi

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

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

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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

Image of Electron Microscopy of Human Neutrophils

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

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

PORPP Professor Gary Lyman

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

UW Student Pharmacists Village Children

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

Pharmacy Professor Jeannine McCune

Congratulations Prof McCune!

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

PORPP Interim Director Lou Garrison, Ph.D.

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Emily B. Devine

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PORPP Interim Director Lou Garrison, Ph.D.

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

Stergachis Named Editor-in-Chief of APhA Journal

Affiliate Professor of Pharmacy Andy Stergachis will oversee the editorial content of the ‘Journal of the American Pharmacists Association,’ the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

Barriers to Plan B Access Persist for Native Women

I2P2 Endowed Professor Don Downing was interviewed for this ‘American Independent’ article about the challenges that Native American women are

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

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

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

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

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

‘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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Principle Investigator and Associate Dean Peggy Odegard

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

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

“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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don Downing Weighs in on Washington State Medicaid Changes

Clinical professor Don Downing was recently interviewed for a story on KUOW about Washington’s generics-first policy for anti-psychotics. Listen to

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

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

Pharmacists Expand Focus on Women’s Health

Modern Medicine interviewed Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Don Downing for an article about pharmacists’ role in providing patient-consulting services to

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

Downing Interviewed on KUOW’s “The Conversation”

Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Don Downing was recently interviewed by National Public Radio station KUOW about the role of pharmacists

Turning to Technology

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

Sullivan to co-PI Cancer Research Project

Sullivan to co-PI Cancer Research Project, Read Business Journal article (October 5, 2009), Read press release (October 5, 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

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

Annie Lam honored for Asian community-outreach program

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

Editorial: Pharmacists Important to Health Care Reform

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

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

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

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

UW names 2009 Magnuson Scholars

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

ISPOR elects Ramsey president

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

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

Combating overmedication one patient at a time

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

Weber recognized for contributions to psychiatric pharmacy

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

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)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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