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Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach

Plein Certificate Scholarships

Baxter Scholarship

The Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy is newly offering four Baxter Scholarships, in honor of UWSOP alum Dean Baxter ’58. The scholarships are each worth $500 and will be applied toward the fee for the Geriatric Certificate.

The scholarships are intended to support students with a demonstrated desire to work with older adults and a vision for the future of geriatric pharmacy practice. Essay responses in the Certificate application will serve as the application for a scholarship.

If you are interested in applying for the Geriatric Certificate, please visit this page.


Dean and Sally Baxter

New Geriatric Pharmacy Fund Honors the Legacy of UWSOP Alum Dean Baxter

For Louise Baxter, M.D., the roots of health care and a commitment to geriatrics truly run deep.

In 2011, Louise established the McPhee Geriatric Nursing Support Fund at the UW to honor her mother Sally, who, along with several relatives, devoted her life to a career in nursing. A few years later, Louise decided that a parallel fund to support geriatric pharmacy would be a perfect complement, so in tribute to her late father, UWSOP alum Dean Baxter ’58, she established the Dean Baxter Endowed Support Fund in Geriatric Pharmacy in 2017. The fund supports professional pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists seeking a Plein Certificate in Geriatric Pharmacy.

Four students awarded Baxter scholarships in Geriatric Pharmacy

Four second-year pharmacy students have been selected to receive a Baxter Scholarship toward their fee for the Plein Certificate in Geriatric Pharmacy. The Plein Center Leadership Team was inspired by the motivation and vision of the scholarship recipients. Each scholarship winner shared compelling personal stories of experiences that inspired them to pursue a career in geriatric pharmacy. A link between all of them is a desire to strengthen relationships with – and uphold dignity and agency to – older adults.