PharmD News

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

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

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

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

Alice Ball, UW School of Pharmacy class of 1914

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

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

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

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.

Pharmacies provide more than meds and flu shots

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

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

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

Celebrating Nanci Murphy’s 25+ year career at UWSOP

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

UWSOP Professor Jen Danielson, PharmD, MBA

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

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

2016 UWOSP IPE Health Fair

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

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

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

US News and World Report ranks UWSOP #9

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

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

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

Award season comes to UWSOP!

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

Map of Magnuson Community Center: The Brig

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image of UW School of Pharmacy Professor Shelly Gray

Higher dementia risk linked to more use of common drugs

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

Plein Scholars

Joy & Elmer Plein Scholars Advance Geriatric Research

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

UW 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

UW School of Pharmacy Researchers Ranked #7 in the World

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

North American ISSX Meeting will award two of our faculty.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Awarded IPPE Preceptors of the Year

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

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

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

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

‘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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 .  

Students celebrate American Pharmacists Month with ad campaign

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

Tuscany Provides Backdrop for Pharmacy Education

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

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.

Pharmacy Students’ Public Service Announcement Urges Sun Protection

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

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

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.

Tsuchiya Named Distinguished Alumnus

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

Pharmacy students’ outreach garners national acclaim

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

WSPA Honors 2008’s Best

WSPA Honors 2008’s Best (January 2009)   Click here for an archive of PharmD news stories.

Pharmacy student receives coveted Roybal Scholarship

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

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.

PORPP Student Receives Prestigious Fellowship

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

Consortium to Help Reshape Thai Pharmacy Practices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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