School of Pharmacy

May 27, 2022

Spring 2022

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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…

May 16, 2022

Diana Velasco

May 12, 2022

Stephanie Davidson

May 11, 2022

UWSOP Professor Wins Award of Excellence in 2022

Yvonne Lin

The School of Pharmacy is proud to announce that Yvonne Lin ’02, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics, will…

May 6, 2022

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2022-26 Through extensive surveys, the PCEUT strategic plan has been developed with the input of multiple stakeholders, both…

P-Ceut Student Wins Mary Gates Research Scholarship


UWSOP Department of Pharmaceutics student, Roshni Sabhaya, has been awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship to investigate the effects of…

David Veenstra and Colleagues Awarded $4.5M Grant From the National Human Genome Research Institute

David Veenstra

UWSOP Professor and Associate Director David Veenstra, along with Vanderbilt University Professor Josh Peterson, and Geisinger Health Assistant Professor Jing…

April 22, 2022


Xin Chen is a Ph.D. candidate co-mentored by Dr. Qingcheng Mao and Dr. Jashvant D. Unadkat. He has investigated whether…

April 21, 2022

Becker, Vada

Vada joins the Kelly Lee Lab via the Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease (M3D) PhD Program in the Department…

April 13, 2022

Pharmacy Student Team Takes 3rd Place in National P&T Final

Alin Kalayjian, Katie Necas, Kevin Li, and Sanchita Galgalikar

On March 30 in Chicago, Alin Kalayjian, Katie Necas, Kevin Li, and Sanchita Galgalikar—the student team representing UWSOP—placed third in…

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…

March 31, 2022

Grants and Awards

March 30, 2022

2021 Impact Report

March 28, 2022

Yuichi Fukuda, PMP, MPA

Kenneth Garbutt

March 21, 2022

Kyle Plummer

March 17, 2022

“Kidney on a Chip” team Awarded Contract for New Study and Collaboration

Kidney-on-a-chip team

UWSOP Assistant Professor and Kidney Research Institute Investigator Cathy Yeung ‘05 and her team—composed of Ed Kelly, Benjamin “Beno” Freedman,…

March 15, 2022

Michelle Guignet

The CHOICE Institute and Department of Pharmacy Welcome Decision Scientist Kyu Eun Lee

Kyu Eun Lee

Dr. Kyu Eun Lee, PhD will be joining The CHOICE Institute and the Department of Pharmacy in August as The…

March 11, 2022

Assessing Payers’ Preferences for Real-World Evidence in the United States

Enrique Saldarriaga

A research study published in Value in Health (and deemed as one of the Editor’s Choice articles) has determined that…

March 8, 2022

John Hoekman

      Biography  John is the co-founder and Chief Technology and Development Officer at Impel Neuropharma. He holds a BS…

Ed Kelly Joins NASA Panel

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the…

Students Provide Hopeful ‘FEEDBACK’

Students Provide Hopeful ‘FEEDBACK’

New initiative champions equity among marginalized students. Though the University of Washington (UW) prides itself on diversity, there’s still much…

March 7, 2022

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Annual Funding Benefits Access $50,000 Access, including early interviewing (with consenting student interest), to graduates and postdoctoral fellows throughout training…


The DMTSPR Consortium will include the following deliverables: Each year, UWSOP will present research proposals related to the broad research…

Drug Design/Metabolism/Transport and Research and Training Consortium (DMTSPR)

The overall objectives of the DMTSPR Consortium are to provide a focused effort which allows for advancing our understanding of…

March 4, 2022

Site Spotlight

Site Spotlight: Q&A with Susan Rowe MultiCare Tacoma Family Medicine How do you or others on the team create a…

Site Recognition

Annual Site Spotlight Sites featured as part of the Site Spotlight are exemplary sites that have demonstrated innovative pharmacy practice,…

March 3, 2022

Juan Garcia Selected to Participate In Latino Center for Health Scholars Fellowship Program

Juan Garcia

Juan Garcia, a PharmD student at UW School of Pharmacy, has been selected to participate in the Latino Center for…

February 25, 2022

Peggy Odegard Appointed UWSOP Interim Dean

Peggy Odegard

UW Provost Mark Richards announced today that Dr. Peggy Odegard has agreed to serve as interim dean for the UW…

February 15, 2022

Douglas Barthold Awarded NIA Grant

Douglas Barthold

UWSOP Research Assistant Professor and CHOICE Faculty Fellow Douglas Barthold has been awarded a K01 grant from the National Institute…

Teddy Johnson

February 7, 2022

The CHOICE Institute and Department of Pharmacy Welcome Health Economist Jing Li

Jing Li

Dr. Jing Li, MA, PhD will be joining The CHOICE Institute and the Department of Pharmacy in August as an…

February 3, 2022

Klarissa Jackson Receives 2022 ASPET Award

Klarissa Jackson

Klarissa Jackson, ’13, has been awarded an ASPET 2022 Division for Translational and Clinical Pharmacology Early Career Award which recognizes…

February 1, 2022

Cathy Liao

January 31, 2022

Healing Hands


WE-REACH Helps Fund Game-Changing Hand Injury Treatment, ReHeal. It’s a wonder how much you depend on your hands and fingers…

January 19, 2022

UWSOP Alum Tim Fuller passes away

Tim Fuller

We are deeply saddened to report that our friend and colleague Tim Fuller passed away unexpectedly this week. Tim graduated…

January 18, 2022

Fran Park

January 12, 2022

Ken Thummel Receives 2022 ASPET Bernard B. Brodie Award

Kenneth Thummel

UWSOP Pharmaceutics professor Ken Thummel was recently named recipient of the 2022 Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism and Disposition from…

January 10, 2022

Michelle LaCrosse

January 7, 2022

Contact an SOP Advocate

Bias and Misconduct Resources

What is a bias incident? A bias incident involves any discriminatory act against an individual or a group based on…

December 23, 2021

Jen Danielson Named Chair-Elect for AACP

Jen Danielson

Congratulations to Lynn and Geraldine Brady Endowed Professor Jen Danielson, BSPharm, PharmD, MBA, Assistant Dean for Experiential Education and Student…

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.

December 6, 2021


PRECISE-VALUE: PhaRmacogEnomics Clinical Support Economic VALUE Background and Objectives Pharmacogenomics (PGx) – guiding drug therapy based on individuals’ genetic make-up – offers significant…

November 17, 2021

Commitment To Community

Child Vaccine

Katterman’s Pharmacy immunizes hundreds of children against COVID-19. Even a cold, rainy November morning in Seattle can’t dampen the enthusiasm…

November 15, 2021

Lynn Hermanson

November 12, 2021

Nina Isoherranen named the Milo Gibaldi Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics

Nina Isoherranen

UWSOP’s Department of Pharmaceutics Chair, Nina Isoherranen, has been named the Milo Gibaldi Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics. Isoherranen is the…

November 8, 2021

Ogochukwu Amaeze

Eric Weaver

Zachary Stephen

Masakatsu Eguchi

Jade Yang

November 3, 2021

Leila Kirkpatrick

November 2, 2021

Mai Ponsang

Yuqian Zhao

Year Admitted:2021 Advisor: Dr. Nina Isoherranen

Vicky Sun

Year Admitted: 2021

Keiann Simon

Year Admitted: 2021

Ariel Scott

Year Admitted:2021  

Ellen Riddle

Year Admitted: 2021 Advisor: Dr. Nina Isoherranen

Jennifer Liem

Year Admitted:2021 Advisor: Dr. Yvonne Lin

Tianran Hao

Year Admitted :2021 Advisor: Dr. Qingcheng Mao

October 27, 2021

Scott O’Neill

October 26, 2021

Claudia Choi

Ismael Barreras Beltran

Aaron Del Pozo Sanz

Leanne Lehmann

October 20, 2021

Three CHOICE faculty receive international ISPOR awards

ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR)— recently announced its annual round of award winners, and three faculty members from The CHOICE Institute – Anirban Basu, Beth Devine and Aasthaa Bansal – have been named recipients for 2021.

October 18, 2021


Plein Certificate Scholarships Baxter Scholarship The Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy is newly offering four Baxter Scholarships, in honor of…

October 14, 2021

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

Dean and Sally 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.

October 13, 2021

Ifechukwu Benedict (Ben) Nwogu

Admission: Autumn 2021 Education MPH, Global Health, University of Nottingham BPharm, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Felipe Montaño-Campos

Admission: Autumn 2021 Education MS, Computer Science, Duke University MA, Economics, University of San Andres, Argentina BA, Economics, University of…

Ronald Dickerson

Admission: Autumn 2021 Education MPH,  Health Behavior and Health Promotion, New Mexico State University MA, Economics, Eastern Illinois University BA,…

Tori Dayer

Admission: Autumn 2021 Education PharmD, University of Washington BS, Pharmacological Chemistry, University of California, San Diego

October 12, 2021

Organizational Charts

Dean’s Office Org Chart (PDF) OPPE Org Chart (PDF) Department of Medicinal Chemistry Org Chart (PDF) Department of Pharmaceutics Org…

Fall 2021

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October 8, 2021

Tony Yang

Tony Yang is a lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy and a quality assurance/regulatory affairs specialist at Fluke Corporation. A…

Mary Lessig

Mary Lessig is an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy and a senior clinical research associate for a…

October 7, 2021

WA Notify: Smartphone App Indicates COVID-19 Exposure

WA Notify — Washington Exposure Notifications app

If you are a Washington state resident, you can enroll now in WA Notify, a smartphone app that lets you…

October 5, 2021

The CHOICE Institute 2020-2021 Annual Report Now Available!

We are pleased to share the 2020-2021 CHOICE Institute Annual Report. This past academic year was extraordinarily challenging, yet we…

September 30, 2021

Mason Saunders

Noelle Reimers

Ryan Nguyen

Meghan McGrath

August 25, 2021

Songmao Zheng

      Biography Songmao Zheng is Associate Vice President of Research and Development at Adagene (a global clinical-stage cancer…

August 24, 2021

Job Opportunities

Endowed Assistant Professor of Pharmacy – WOT University of Washington: Academic Personnel: School of Pharmacy: Pharmacy Location: Seattle, WA Open…

Clinical Faculty Appointment


August 18, 2021

Plein Center Director Shelly Gray Wins ASCP Award

Shelly Gray

Congratulations to Professor and Plein Endowed Director of the Plein Center Shelly Gray, who was recently named winner of the 2021 George…

July 30, 2021

WA State Residency

We encourage students interested in pursuing Washington State residency to contact the UW Residency Office for information about establishing a…

July 28, 2021

William Langevin

July 21, 2021

Katherine Painter

July 20, 2021

Welcoming our 2021-2023 Cohort of MS HEOR Fellows

We are pleased to announce the 2021-23 cohort of CHOICE MS HEOR Fellows. The CHOICE Institute has partnerships with four pharmaceutical…

July 19, 2021

Joseph Yang

Education PharmD, University of Maryland, Baltimore BS, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Justin Nedzesky

Education PharmD, BS, Duquesne University

Tommy Majda

Education PharmD, BS, Creighton University  

Qixin (Sandy) Li

Education PharmD, BA, University of Hawaii Hilo

Annaliza Dominguez

Education PharmD, MS, University of Southern California BS, University of California San Diego

Gina Ahmadyar

Education PharmD, University of California San Francisco BS, University of California Santa Barbara

July 9, 2021

Past Fellows

Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Postdoctoral Research Fellows Laura Hart, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP Assistant Clinical Professor University of California, San Diego Skaggs…

July 8, 2021

Previous Events

Research Symposiums 2022 Plein Research Symposium 2019 Plein Research Symposium ICYMI Public Lectures 2019 Medications Update Lecture 2021 Medications Update…


Annual Events Research Symposium This symposium highlights important research related to optimizing medication use in older adults. We feature nationally…

ASCP Student Chapter

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is an international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health…


We promote safe and effective medication use in older adults through outreach and advocacy efforts by: Providing education to health…


Plein Center faculty, students, and postdocs conduct translational science related to the health and wellbeing of older adults and their…

Education & Training

We offer three training opportunities to gain clinical and research skills related to the care of older adults. The Plein…


The late Joy Plein was widely credited for creating the momentum for senior-care pharmacy in Washington State at a time…

Who We Are

The University of Washington has been preparing pharmacists to care for older adults with diverse healthcare needs since 1986 through…

July 1, 2021

Malik Olanrewaju

June 29, 2021


PharmD-PA Program MEDEX Northwest and the UW PharmD program have partnered to offer a PharmD-PA concurrent degree program, a unique opportunity…

Dr. Dawn Ipsen, ’01, Dr. Han Kiat Ho, ’05, Receive PAA Distinguished Alumni Awards

Dr. Dawn Ipsen, ’01, Dr. Han Kiat Ho, ’05, Receive PAA Distinguished Alumni Awards

The UW Pharmacy Alumni Association proudly recognizes Dr. Dawn Ipsen, PharmD ’01, and Dr. Han Kiat Ho, PhD ’05, as…

June 3, 2021

Site Criteria

A broad variety of quality experiential sites for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences are essential to the curriculum at…

Preceptor Criteria

The School, through the Office of Professional Pharmacy Education, will identify qualified pharmacy practitioners and professionals to serve as preceptors…

Interest Form

New Preceptor and Site Interest Form Thank you for your interest in being a UW SOP Preceptor. Please fill out…

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June 2, 2021

The REAdi Tool

Real-world Evidence Assessments and Needs Guidance (REAdi) Tool A Framework for Evaluating Real-World Evidence The Real-world Evidence Assessments and Needs…

SOP Class of 2020 Has Stellar Showing In Latest NAPLEX & MPJE Results

SOP Class of 2020 Has Stellar Showing In Latest NAPLEX & MPJE Results

NAPLEX (Basic Science and Clinical Skills Examination) Our class of 2020 graduates achieved a first-time pass rate of 97.94%, which is well…

Construction On New HSEB Underway

Time lapse of Health Sciences Building construction

Watch Timelapse footage of the new Health Sciences Education Building.

May 27, 2021

New Plein Center Video Overview

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A new video chronicles the Plein Center’s work and history.

May 26, 2021

Spring 2021

Digital DawgScripts – Spring 2021 Welcome to Digital DawgScripts, a new multimedia supplement to our quarterly magazine. In the coming…

Dawg Scripts Spring 2021

Dawg Scripts Spring 2021

May 21, 2021

Work Groups

Communication & Community Actions that build a sense of inclusion and cohesion within the UWSOP community, fostering grass roots activities…

DEIC Members

Kelly Campbell Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration and Co-Chair, DEIC Email: What made you want to become a member of…


Diversity at the UW The main UW diversity website that includes the UW’s Diversity Blueprint and many resources for students,…

May 14, 2021

Richard Zhu

Pakteema Tong

Rutan Zhang

Publications Development and Application of a Peroxyl Radical Clock Approach for Measuring Both Hydrogen-Atom Transfer and Peroxyl Radical Addition Rate…

May 11, 2021

Yuanyuan Shi

Publications Impact of Microbiome on Hepatic Metabolizing Enzymes and Transporters in Mice during Pregnancy.  Han LW, Wang L, Shi Y,…

SOP Receives Gift From Washington Research Foundation For BRAMS Program

The SOP recently received a $75,000 gift from the Washington Research Foundation (WRF) to establish the Regulatory Sciences Fellowship Program,…

April 21, 2021

Leticia Salvador Vieira Named Magnuson Scholar Award Recipient

Leticia Salvador Vieira

Congratulations to the Department of Pharmaceutics’ Leticia Salvador Vieira for being named the UW School of Pharmacy’s 2021-22 Magnuson Scholar…

April 13, 2021

Josefin Koehn

        Publications Integration of Computational and Experimental Approaches to Elucidate Mechanisms of First-Pass Lymphatic Drug Sequestration and…

Neha Saxena

  Publications Targeted LC-MS/MS Proteomics-Based Strategy To Characterize in Vitro Models Used in Drug Metabolism and Transport Studies.  Xu M,…

April 9, 2021

Alyssa Camp

April 8, 2021

Maddalena Di Piazza

April 5, 2021

JingXin Liang

Publications Protein-Catalyzed Capture Agents. Agnew HD, Coppock MB, Idso MN, Lai BT, Liang J, McCarthy-Torrens AM, Warren CM, Heath JR. Chem…

March 23, 2021

Denouncing hate, racism and misogyny

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A statement from our SOP leaders.

March 18, 2021

Erica Woodahl

            Biography  Erica L. Woodahl, Ph.D. is a Professor at the University of Montana in…

Brian Kirby

  Biography Dr. Brian Kirby currently holds the position of Executive Director, Clinical Pharmacology, Gossamer Bio, San Diego, CA. He received…

J.B. Ingram

Jesus Rosales Soto

March 17, 2021

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February 23, 2021

PAA Membership Renewal | Spring 2021

Your membership in the UW Pharmacy Alumni Association makes possible student scholarships, mentoring opportunities, distinguished alumni awards, the annual Katterman…

PAA New Membership | Spring 2021

Your membership in the UW Pharmacy Alumni Association makes possible student scholarships, mentoring opportunities, distinguished alumni awards, the annual Katterman…

Sepideh Varon

February 22, 2021

The School of Pharmacy Mourns the Passing of Dr. Joy Plein

Joy Plein

Joy (Bickmore) Plein, ’51, ’57, a beloved UW School of Pharmacy colleague, mentor and true pioneer in the field of…

February 17, 2021

Anita Mathias

      Biography  Dr. Anita Mathias currently holds the position of Vice President, Clinical Pharmacology and Development, Gossamer Bio,…

Jeannine McCune

        Biography Dr. McCune completed a Doctorate of Pharmacy, an oncology residency, and a pharmacokinetics postdoctoral fellowship…

February 9, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination A Family Affair For SOP Student

A graduate student administers the COVID-19 vaccine

While recently volunteering at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by Kelley-Ross Pharmacy in Seattle, UWSOP’s Uyen Nguyen, a PY3 PharmD…

SOP Sends Local Team To 2021 National AMCP P&T Competition

Congratulations to the SOP’s first-place team comprised of Caitlyn Tung (PY3), Emma Cousin (PY3), Amelia Brown (PY3) and Melanie Busch…

February 8, 2021

Esther Li

February 2, 2021

Personalized Risk-Adaptive Surveillance Strategies in Cancer (PRAISE)

Background and Objectives Despite receiving effective primary treatment, many cancer survivors remain at risk of relapse and associated morbidity and…

January 29, 2021

Model For Economic Analysis of Sickle Cell Cure (Measure)

Background and Objectives Approximately 100,000 Americans have Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), a group of single-gene, autosomal recessive disorders that affect…

January 27, 2021

2021 Winners of the Elmer M. Plein Endowed Research Fund Announced

Congratulations to Rachel Wittenauer and Qingcheng Mao, 2021 recipients of the Elmer M. Plein Endowed Research Fund, an award established…

Mauro Ferrari

        Education Dottore in Matematica, Universita’ di Padova, Italy PhD and MS Degrees, Mechanical Engineering, University of…

January 25, 2021

Punit H. Marathe

      Biography Dr. Marathe is currently working as a Vice President, DMPK/Clinical Pharmacology at Agios Pharmaceuticals. She joined…

Leslie Dickmann

        Biography  Dr. Dickmann received her BS in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison…

January 22, 2021

Participate in 2021 PharmD Admissions Interviews

The PharmD office of Recruiting and Admissions is seeking volunteers to support virtual admissions interviews, particularly among recent alumni. PharmD…

January 20, 2021

Flavia Storelli

January 19, 2021

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January 15, 2021

Ed Kelly Receives the 2021 MLK Community Service Award

Ed Kelly

UWSOP Pharmaceutics Associate Professor Ed Kelly has been presented with the 2021 MLK Community Service Award, an annual honor celebrating individuals or groups who exemplify Martin Luther King, Jr.’s principles. A champion of diversity, equity and inclusion in sciences for his entire career, Ed has served as a mentor for entering UW freshman in the GenOM-ALVA program for the past 15 years and frequently hosts diverse students from the Stipends for Training Aspiring Researchers (STAR) summer program.

December 30, 2020

Jeffrey LaFrance

Samuel Arnold

Accepting Students to Lab: Yes Education Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University of Colorado Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, University of Washington…

December 22, 2020

Mayur Ladumor

Sumit Bansal

Jennifer Bacci Selected as 2021 Recipient of the Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award

Jenny Bacci

The Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute has named UWSOP’s Jennifer Bacci the 2021 recipient of the Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy…

UWSOP student nominated to take part in LCH Student Scholars Fellowship program

Roberto Rodriguez, a 4th-year UWSOP PharmD student, has been nominated to be a part of the 2nd Annual Latino Center…

Yan Wang

Calder Brauchla

Marie Bodinier

December 18, 2020

Zach Marcum authors a paper published in Neurology on dementia prevention

Plein Center Assistant Director, Zach Marcum, PharmD, PhD, served as co-first author on a paper published in Neurology, along with…

Douglas Barthold publishes paper on bladder antimuscarinics in Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety

Plein Center faculty member, Douglas Barthold, PhD, was first author on a paper published in Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety, along…

Laura Hart publishes report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society on fall-related drug risks

Plein Center postdoctoral fellow alumna, Laura Hart, PharmD, MS, along with Plein Center Director, Shelly Gray, Pharm D, MS, and…

Melissa Barker-Haliski publishes Alzheimer’s disease study in Neurobiology of Disease

Plein Center faculty member, Melissa Barker-Haliski, PhD, was senior author on a paper published in Neurobiology of Disease studying the…

Abhi Nath co-authors paper in PNAS examining small heat shock proteins

Plein Center faculty member, Abhi Nath, PhD, was a corresponding author on a paper published in PNAS examining small heat shock…

Lena Chaitesipaseut awarded scholarship from the UWRA

Lena Chaitesipaseut, a Plein Scholar and class of 2021 PharmD-MBA student, was recently awarded a $4,000 scholarship from the UWRA….

Tesfahun Eshetie begins Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Tesfahun Eshetie, PhD, MScClinPharm, began a 2-year fellowship with the Plein Center as of July 1, 2020. He received his…

Joshua Kim

Joshua Kim is a BRAMS alum and affiliated assistant professor. He has a diverse background in Quality Systems and Regulatory…

December 14, 2020

Terri Butler

The Plein Center Welcomes New Assistant Director of Outreach, Abby Winter

For Abby Winter, the Plein Center’s new Assistant Director of Outreach, a passion for health care comes honestly. In addition…

December 9, 2020

Anish Mahadeo

Year Admitted:2020

Robert (Bob) Weber

Year Admitted:2020

Xiaolin Xu

Year Admitted: 2020 Advisor: Rodney Ho, Ph.D.

Brice Thompson

Year Admitted: 2020 Advisor: Yvonne Lin, Ph.D.

Aurora Authement

Year admitted:2020 Advisor: Nina Isoherranen, Ph.D.

Timmy Tsang

Year Admitted:2020 Advisor: Rodney Ho , Ph.D.

WE-REACH Executive Director Dr. Rodney JY Ho to be named NAI Fellow

Dr. Rodney JY Ho

The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) is honored to announce that WE-REACH Executive Director and UWSOP Professor…

December 8, 2020

Steve White receives achievement award from AES

H. Steve White

UWSOP Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy H. Steve White has been honored with the Extraordinary Contributions to…

December 3, 2020

UWSOP grad students represent state in national ASHP competition

ashp 2020 National Clinical Skills Competition

Congratulations to Camille Troyer and Jessica Bixby, who will be representing the state of Washington December 5 & 6 in…

November 24, 2020

Francine Cesar

Year Admitted- 2019 Advisor- Edward Kelly Thesis- Development of a Cystic Fibrosis Kidney Microphysiologic Model of Glomerular Filtrate Reabsorption

November 18, 2020

Out Of The Lab And On The Air

Podcast power-couple (L to R): Chalia Stallings-Ala'ilima and Kendan Jones-Isaac.

Department of Pharmaceutics student Kendan Jones-Issac has found his voice. Third-year Department of Pharmaceutics graduate student Kendan Jones-Issac has participated…

November 17, 2020

Welcome (back) Dr. Elizabeth Brouwer to the CHOICE Institute!

We are excited to announce that Elizabeth (Lizzy) Brouwer, PhD, will be re-joining the CHOICE Institute as a research scientist….

Matthew Elamparo

November 16, 2020

UWSOP Alumna Deanna Kroetz Named Jere E. Goyan Presidential Chair At UCSF

Deanna Kroetz

UWSOP alumni legend Deanna Kroetz was recently named the inaugural Jere E. Goyan Presidential Chair for the Advancement of Pharmacy at…

November 13, 2020

Global Brigades Hosts Donut Fundraiser

PharmD students in the Global Brigades student group travels internationally every summer to provide medications, medical supplies and health services…

November 12, 2020

Fall 2020

Digital DawgScripts – Fall 2020 Welcome to Digital DawgScripts, a new multimedia supplement to our quarterly magazine. In the coming…

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November 10, 2020

UWSOP graduates eclipse state and national averages in 2020 MPJE and NAPLEX Exams

Recent data from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) for both the Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE) and the North American…

November 3, 2020

Medicinal Chemistry Graduate Fellowship Support

Graduate students are at the heart of our most innovative and impactful work in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry —…

The CHOICE Institute Graduate Fellowship Support

Graduate students are at the heart of our leading innovations and most impactful work — from developing models for value…

November 2, 2020

Pharmaceutics Graduate Fellowship Support

Graduate students are at the heart of our leading innovations and most impactful work — from modeling pharmacokinetic changes during…

October 27, 2020

2020 WSPA Award Honorees Announced

Don Downing

The Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) recently announced its 2020 Award of Distinction Honorees, and several members of the UWSOP…

October 20, 2020

Bev Schaefer Receives Memorial Trailblazer Award From NCPA

Bev Schaefer

UWSOP alumna Bev Schaefer, co-owner of Katterman’s Sand Point Pharmacy in Seattle, has received the Sharlea Leatherwood Memorial Trailblazer Award…

October 19, 2020

UWSOP Dean Sean D. Sullivan Elected To NAM

University of Washington School of Pharmacy Dean and Professor Sean D. Sullivan has been elected to the National Academy of…

October 15, 2020

Pharm 501 Seeking Volunteers

The first year students are currently completing a Friends and Family Assignment for PHRMCY 501: Foundations of Pharmacy I. Through…

September 29, 2020

Gear Sales Benefit Student Conference Fees

Students in the Unified Professional Pharmacy Organizations of Washington (UPPOW) have opened their annual gear sale. Purchases of UW School…

September 24, 2020

Information Sessions

Pharmaceutics Programs Information Sessions Below is a recording of one of our information sessions. Please email if you have…

PAA Creates First Endowed Student Support Fund

Scholarships at the UW School of Pharmacy support 72% of current students. With over 4,900 alumni across the globe, the UW…

Alumni & Donor News

Volunteer Opportunity: CV Review with PharmD Students

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The ASHP Student Chapter, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society and Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity are holding a CV and…

2020 PAA Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations Open

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The UW School of Pharmacy and the Pharmacy Alumni Association (PAA) invite you to recognize exceptional School of Pharmacy alumni…

September 21, 2020

Welcome to the Profession Ceremony PharmD Class of 2025

September 18, 2020

CHOICE Institute Releases 2020 Annual Report

CHOICE Annual Report 2020

The 2020 Annual Report for the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy & Economics (CHOICE) Institute is now available. Learn more about…

September 10, 2020

Jennifer Whiteley

Education EdD, Health & Behavior, Columbia University MSc, Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine MA, Physiology, Columbia University

Rachel Wittenauer

Admission: Fall 2020 Education: MPH, Global Health, University of Washington BA, Johns Hopkins University Research interests: Vaccine policy, global health…

Ashley Tabah

Admission: Fall 2020 Education BS, McGill University MS, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics MPH, Columbia University Ashley joins us from…

Jacob Silvers

Education PharmD, University of Arizona

Jenny Yeonhee Park

Education BS, University of Chicago PharmD, University of Illinois Chicago

Kimberly Cai

Education BS, PharmD, University of Maryland Baltimore

Eunice Kim

Education BS, PharmD, University of Washington

Gilbert Ko

Education BA, MBA, PharmD, University of Washington

Zizi Elsisi

Admission: Summer 2020 Education MS, Pharmaceutical Sciences- Health Outcomes Track,  University of Cincinnati BPharm, Cairo University Zizi is a Fulbright…

September 2, 2020

UW Breaks Ground On New Health Sciences Education Building

HSEB Groundbreaking

On August 27, UW School of Pharmacy Dean Sean D. Sullivan, Washington State Senator David Frockt and other UW Health…

September 1, 2020

Charlie Mundorff

Taeyoon Jung

Alesi Escobedo

Marie Brzoska

  Publications Imidazolium Compounds as Internal Exchange Reporters for Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange by Mass Spectrometry.  Murphree TA, Vorauer C, Brzoska M,…

Jerome Butler

August 20, 2020

New research finds association between COVID-19 hospital use and mortality

patient in hospital bed

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Washington found a statistical relationship between the number of hospital beds…

Jingjing Yu

Accepting New Students: No  Education PhD Degree in Biology,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MS Degree in Biology,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MS Degree in…

August 19, 2020

Andrew Heinz

Chair, Membership Committee

August 17, 2020

Contact Us

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry is situated on the first floor of the H wing of the Magnuson Health Sciences…

August 10, 2020

Arroyo-Holland, Elena

Elena joins the Abhi Nath Lab via the Biological Physics, Structure & Design Program.

August 7, 2020

Gizem Gökçe

  Gizem joins the Gaurav Bhardwaj Lab via the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute. Research Project: De novo peptide design for targeting specific…

Emily Pruitt

Stephen Rettie

Stephen joins the Gaurav Bhardwaj Lab via the Molecular & Cellular Biology PhD Program. Publications Cytosolic expression, solution structures, and molecular…

Alex Wiley

Jonathan Palmer

Marvin Chau

August 6, 2020

Abby Winter

Education Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Drake University Master of Public Administration (MPA), Drake University PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency (Ambulatory Care…

Jasmine Mangrum

Education PharmD, University of Iowa Master of Public Health, University of Iowa Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Education and…

Gail Anderson

August 3, 2020

Sean D. Sullivan accepts second term as UWSOP Dean

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Mark Richards announced this week that Sean D. Sullivan has accepted…

UW HSEB website unveiled


This week the #UW debuted a website devoted to the construction of the new $100M+ Health Sciences Education Building, one…

July 30, 2020

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Please complete the form below to stay connected with the UW School of Pharmacy and be the first to learn…

July 23, 2020

UWSOP Professor Allan J. Ellsworth Retires

Allan J. Ellsworth

After 39 years of distinguished service to the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Professor Allan “Al” Ellsworth retired June…

July 22, 2020

Student Progress and Early Intervention Policy and Procedures

Last revised by the UW SOP Faculty February 2022 The Progress Committee reserves the right to review and revise these…

July 17, 2020

UWSOP Dean Sean Sullivan meets with Washington State Senate Committee to discuss health care workforce challenges

Sean Sullivan

Representing UW Health Sciences, UWSOP Dean Sean Sullivan spoke this week with the Washington State Senate Committee to discuss the…

July 16, 2020

125th Anniversary

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July 14, 2020

Sara Shum named winner of 2020 UWSOP Pharmaceutics’ Graduate Student Leadership Award

Sara Shum

Congratulations to Sara Shum, a #UWSOP Department of Pharmaceutics graduate student who was awarded the 2020 UWSOP Pharmaceutics’ Graduate Student…

Biomedical innovations win WE-REACH go-to-market awards


Seattle, WA (July 14, 2020)—The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) is pleased to announce its first awards…

July 10, 2020

Ali Bouge

Ali is Director of the BRAMS Practicum Program and for the practicum component of our MS in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs…

July 9, 2020

Dawg Scripts Spring 2020

Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Welcome to Digital DawgScripts, a new multimedia supplement to our quarterly magazine. In the coming year, we’ll be…

June 22, 2020

Temporary license for pharmacy graduates approved

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On June 19 the Governor of Washington state, Jay Inslee, issued a proclamation allowing graduates from approved Schools/Colleges of Pharmacy…

June 16, 2020

Educating Our Seniors During A Pandemic

Navigating the pharmacy during Covid-19

In an age of social distancing, ensuring our older adults have safe, convenient access to the medications they need is…

May 30, 2020

A Message from UW Health Sciences Deans

Dear UW Health Sciences Community, Our country is once again experiencing the tragic realities of the racism present in our…

May 28, 2020

Graduation 2022

Matthew Hartman

May 17, 2020

Covid-19 Research

The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the social and economic constructs of our society and will continue to influence even…

May 15, 2020

Connor Henry

Education Master of Public Health, Health Services, University of Washington (’19) Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Washington (’13)

May 11, 2020

Rubenstein Pharmacy

Welcome The Rubenstein Memorial Pharmacy at Hall Health is proudly operated by the UW School of Pharmacy. Our dedicated pharmacy…

125th Celebration

May 7, 2020

Estimating the Infection Fatality Rate among Symptomatic Covid-19 Cases in the U.S.

Anirban Basu

According to a study released today, Anirban Basu, Stergachis Family Endowed Director of The CHOICE Institute at the UW School…

April 23, 2020

UWSOP alum appointed Senior VP for Health Economics at ICER

Jon Campbell

In September, UW School of Pharmacy CHOICE alum Jonathan D. Campbell, PhD, will become Senior Vice President for Health Economics…

April 22, 2020

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April 10, 2020

Pharmacy Frontline

Pharmacy Frontline

December 17, 2020 We travel to Duvall County and visit with Kari VanderHouwen, owner and pharmacist of Duvall Family Drugs….

April 8, 2020

Medicinal Chemistry Student Named 2020-21 Magnuson Scholar

Amy Li

UWSOP would like to congratulate Amy Li, a 4th-year Medicinal Chemistry student in the UW XuLab, on being named a…

April 3, 2020

Elisabeth Vodicka

Education PhD, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy, University of Washington Master of Health Administration, University of Washington

March 26, 2020

UWSOP experts study SARS, HIV and malaria treatments in search of COVID-19 cure

CHOICE Institute Estimating the Infection Fatality Rate among Symptomatic Covid-19 Cases in the U.S. According to a study released today, Anirban Basu,…

March 17, 2020

UWSOP rises to #7 in U.S. News and World Report rankings

The U.S. News and World Report today released the 2021 edition of its Best Graduate Schools rankings, and UWSOP has…

March 9, 2020

Welcome to our new class of CHOICE MS Fellows

We are pleased to announce the 2020-22 cohort of CHOICE MS Fellows. The CHOICE Institute has partnerships with four pharmaceutical…

March 5, 2020

Student Advising and Counseling

The mission of UW PharmD student advising and counseling is to enhance the student experience, including academic success, professional growth,…

March 4, 2020

Chaitesipaseut awarded UWRA scholarship

Lena Chaitesipaseut

Lena Chaitesipaseut, a Plein Scholar and class of 2021 PharmD-MBA student, was recently awarded a $4,000 scholarship from the UWRA….

February 27, 2020

Novel Coronavirus – How the UWSOP is responding to the outbreak, helpful resources and latest news.


An emerging infectious respiratory disease or new coronavirus, now called COVID-19, was identified in Wuhan, China, in December. Public health…

February 19, 2020

Pharmacists can help solve our overmedication problem — if we let them

The Hill

Imagine that your local grocery store announced they would start employing several nutritionists, each of whom had years of training…

February 13, 2020

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February 10, 2020

Caitlin Blomquist

February 6, 2020

Executive Advisory Council

Meet the Executive Advisory Council The purpose of the University of Washington School of Pharmacy Executive Advisory Council is to…

February 3, 2020

Scott Braswell

January 31, 2020

UW’s new WE-REACH center to accelerate development of the ‘most exciting’ biomedical discoveries


With well over a billion dollars in research funding annually, the University of Washington is an engine of discovery and…

January 30, 2020

Lindsay Czuba

January 29, 2020

Technical and Other Performance Standards

Technical standards, as distinguished from academic standards, refer to physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities required for satisfactory completion of all…

January 28, 2020

UWSOP welcomes Gaurav Bhardwaj to Med Chem faculty

Gaurav Bhardwaj

Join us in welcoming Gaurav Bhardwaj, PhD, to the Faculty as Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. Gaurav…

Kyle Wunderlin

January 27, 2020

Linxi Zhu

  Publications Novel drug combination nanoparticles exhibit enhanced plasma exposure and dose-responsive effects on eliminating breast cancer lung metastasis.  …

January 24, 2020

Faculty Legend Wendel Nelson Retires

Wendel Nelson

After over 50 years of distinguished service at UWSOP and wide-ranging contributions to the profession of pharmacy, Professor Wendel Nelson…

Xu and Kelly receive SOP Faculty Innovation Award

Libin Xu and Ed Kelly take a novel approach to investigate toxicity of common household cleaners Libin Xu and Ed…

Kendan Jones-Isaac

Advisor: Edward Kelly , Ph.D.

January 17, 2020

WRF Fellowships

Fellowship Overview The Washington Research Foundation (WRF) operates at the intersection of academic research, technology development, public and private investment, philanthropy and…

Pharmaceutics student, Kendan Jones-Isaac honored at the UW Health Sciences Martin Luther King Tribute

Kendan Jones-Isaac Community Service Award

The award honors individuals or groups who exemplify Martin Luther King’s principles: a commitment to the needs of communities, particularly…

Cindy X. Zhang

Year Admitted: 2019 Advisor: Dr. Samuel Arnold  

Xin Chen

  Year Admitted: 2019 Advisor: Dr. Qingcheng Mao  

Aprajita S. Yadav

Year Admitted:2019 Advisor: Nina Isoherranen Ph.D.

January 16, 2020

UWSOP CHOICE create Novel New Framework for Valuing Health Outcomes in Cost-Effectiveness Analyses

Choice faculty and students

Introducing “Health Years in Total:” A Novel Framework for Valuing Health Outcomes in Cost-Effectiveness Analyses. CHOICE Researchers Introduce a New…

January 13, 2020

Student Professional Development

All members of a profession have a responsibility to engage in continuous personal and professional development.  As future pharmacists, Doctor…

January 10, 2020


As required by the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), with notices for both regular and special meetings filed with the UW…

January 7, 2020

The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH)


The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH)

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The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH)

The Center for WE-REACH The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) is a public/private partnership designed to facilitate…

Elsa Hagos

December 20, 2019

CHOICE Institute Researchers Find that Rural Hospital Closures Increase Patient Mortality

Kritee Gujral

About 15% of hospitals have closed since 1990, and rates of hospital closure—particularly in rural areas—have increased over the last…

December 19, 2019

The CHOICE Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Jens Grueger, PhD, to the School of Pharmacy as an Affiliate Professor

Jens Grueger, PhD is the 2019-2020 President Elect for the Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and current…

Recap from SMDM 2019

The Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) brings together researchers, clinicians, educators, managers, and policy makers from diverse backgrounds and…

CHOICE Alum Will Canestaro recognized for health innovation

CHOICE alum Will Canestaro was selected as a 2019 Seattle Health Innovator of the Year in Collaboration. This award recognizes…

Doug Barthold Explores Diagnostic Patterns of Dementia

Doug Barthold

CHOICE faculty member Doug Barthold has expanded his research program that studies risk factors and care for Alzheimer’s disease and…

CHOICE Team presents at the ICER CEPAC Meeting on Type 2 Diabetes

Ryan Hansen

UW Cost-Effectiveness Modeling Team, Ryan Hansen and Greg Guzauskas, were recently presenters at the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s…

November 21, 2019

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy strives to be a global leader in pharmacy education, research, and service, committed…

November 19, 2019

Blythe Adamson

Education PhD, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy, University of Washington Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, University of Washington

November 14, 2019

Invara: A new kind of rural pharmacy

Alumnus Simeon Roth, ’17, opens a new rural pharmacy based on a business plan he worked on as a student…

November 8, 2019

Recruiting for 2020 PhD Cohort

Colleagues, The CHOICE (Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics) Institute at the University of Washington ( is actively recruiting qualified…

November 7, 2019

Teams at UWSOP and Fred Hutch look at emerging sickle cell disease therapies

Teams at UWSOP and Fred Hutch look at emerging sickle cell disease therapies The National Institutes of Health’s National Heart,…

November 5, 2019

Data Repository

The CHOICE Institute hosts a variety of healthcare datasets which are available to the UW community under varying permission structures….

October 28, 2019

Yilin Chen

Admission: Autumn 2019 Education BS, Global Health, Wuhan University, China MPH, Global Health, University of Washington Research Interests Decision modeling,…

Sara Khor

Admission: Autumn 2019 Education BASc, Nano Engineering, University of Toronto MASc, Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto Research Interests Health and…

Jacinda Tran

Admission: Autumn 2019 Education BS, Psychobiology, UCLA PharmD, University of Maryland, Baltimore MBA, University of Baltimore

Shangqing (Joyce) Jiang

Admission: Autumn 2019 Education BS, BA, Experimental Medicine and Economics, Peking University, Beijing, China MPH, Epidemiology, Columbia University Research Interests…

October 25, 2019

Med Chem Application Information & FAQs

Application Deadline for entering class of 2022: December 20,2021 (usually mid December) Prospective Student Visits (by invitation): Mid February 2022…

October 20, 2019

Find the CHOICE Institute at SMDM 2019

The 41st Annual North American Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) is just down the road in…

October 17, 2019

Jens Grueger

Education PhD, Technical University of Dortmund MS, Technical University of Dortmund Experience 2020-2021: President of ISPOR, The Professional Society for…

October 9, 2019

Gaurav Bhardwaj

Education B.Tech in Biotechnology, GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi PhD in Integrative Biosciences, Pennsylvania State University Postdoctoral work at the University…

September 27, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship The University of Washington (UW) School of Pharmacy’s Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education…

Electives & Certificates

PharmD students have the ability to customize their education with a combination of approved Professional Electives and more broad General…

September 25, 2019

Help Our Students Travel (HOST)

The Pharmacy Alumni Association is launching a new tradition for the School of Pharmacy called HOST (Help Our Students Travel),…

September 24, 2019

Marcum first pharmacist to receive prestigious Beeson Award

Zachary Marcum, PhD, PharmD was recently awarded the Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award (K76) from the National…

September 23, 2019

Mike Spielman

September 18, 2019

Professor Larry Bauer retires from UW School of Pharmacy

After 39 years of distinguished service to the students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy,…

Professor Gail Anderson retires from UW School of Pharmacy

Gail Anderson

After 31 years of distinguished service to the students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy,…

Associate Professor Stan Weber retires from UW School of Pharmacy

After 22 years of distinguished service to the students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy,…

Promoted UWSOP faculty tackling tough problems facing population health with novel approaches

Recently promoted faculty are finding news ways to solve significant population health problems from Alzheimer’s and related dementias to kidney…

September 13, 2019

Using Data and Economics to Transform Health | Celebrating 25 Years

CHOICE faculty and students at the 2019 retreat

Celebrating 25 years, The CHOICE Institute continues to grow and transform, expanding its impact on population health. “At CHOICE, we…

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…

A Commitment to the End of HIV/AIDS

Shiu-Lok Hu’s work began decades ago in utter frustration with a powerful and unknown virus and continues today…with promising new…

Improving Care for Alaska Native People

Ken Thummel, Milo Gibaldi Endowed Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutics, with Katrina Claw who was honored for her service to the community at the 2019 Martin Luther King Tribute

One of the University of Washington’s significant population health projects began ten years ago with a collaboration led by Pharmaceutics…

September 12, 2019

Using Genetics to Decode Warfarin

Genome Sequencers

The potential impact of personalized medicine launched here at UW School of Pharmacy about twenty years ago, when Dave Veenstra’s…

Small Molecules, Big Health Solutions

Bill Howald (pictured center) in the Mass Spec lab with then graduate student Shimako Oishi and former Dean Sid Nelson.

The story of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry is of a multi-generational approach to solving big problems in population health….

A Tradition of Innovation and Impact

UW School of Pharmacy has always been ahead of its time—right back to our founding in 1894 as the first…

Enhancing the way epilepsy is managed by engaging community pharmacists

The University of Washington’s School of Pharmacy today announced a collaboration with global biopharmaceutical company UCB to improve access to…

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…

The Future of Pharmacy

Celebrating 125 Years of Impact & Innovation Our mission is to develop exceptional pharmacy leaders and researchers, discover solutions to…

August 28, 2019


125 years of excellence…. This year, the School of Pharmacy will celebrate its 125th anniversary. Trailblazing science and leaders in…

Alumni Legends

Over our School’s history, our alumni have consistently charted new territories spanning science, research and patient care – often pioneering…

125th Anniversary Events

125th Anniversary Events Past Events Dean’s Circle Night at the Mariners Dean Sean Sullivan kicked off the 125th Anniversary with…

August 26, 2019

Professional Connections Day

Professional Connections Day 2020 November 4, 2020 11 am – 7 pm PST Join us virtually this November as Washington…

July 30, 2019

Sharon Wu

Education BA in Molecular & Cell Biology in 2012 from  the University of California, Berkeley Pharm.D. in 2016 from the…

Lauren Cirrincione

Education Doctor of Pharmacy in 2015 from the University of Pittsburgh Masters of Public Health in 2018 from the University of…

July 22, 2019

Nina Isoherranen named Chair of Pharmaceutics Department

On July 1, 2019, UW School of Pharmacy Professor and Dean Sean D. Sullivan appointed Professor Nina Isoherranen to the…

July 17, 2019

Ken Thummel returns to faculty after 13 years of success as Chair

After thirteen years leading the Department of Pharmaceutics to international success, Professor Kenneth Thummel will return to faculty full time…

July 12, 2019

Chengbo Chen

    Publications Elicitation of Potent Neutralizing Antibody Responses by Designed Protein Nanoparticle Vaccines for SARS-CoV-2.   Walls AC, Fiala…

July 6, 2019

Supporting cancer survivors

Assitant Professor Aasthaa Bansal’s team will look at care for colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, and chronic myeloid leukemia. Their approach will extend to other diseases, including pediatric cancers.

Aasthaa Bansal leads an NIH MERIT award-winning team to develop decision-making frameworks to guide post-treatment care for cancer survivors Despite…

July 1, 2019

Gray receives AGS Editor’s Choice Award for dementia research

Congratulations to Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Director Shelly Gray who received the The American Geriatrics Society Editor’s Choice Award…

Congratulations to our recent Pharmaceutics PhD alumni!

We are so proud of our Pharmaceutics PhD alumni who completed their dissertation research in academic year 2018-2019.   Ryan…

June 27, 2019

Becoming Adjunct or Affiliate Faculty

Criteria for becoming Adjunct or Affiliate Faculty with The CHOICE Institute Faculty interested in contributing to The CHOICE Institute mission…

June 26, 2019

Marita Zimmermann

Education PhD in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Studies, University of Washington Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, Brown University…

June 21, 2019

Meet the Plein Certificate Preceptors: Jason Rusk, PharmD, BCGP

Plein Center Preceptor Jason Rusk, PharmD, BCGP

Jason Rusk, PharmD, BCGP, has been a UWSOP Preceptor for many years. Earlier in his career (2010-2013), he precepted UW…

Meet the Plein Certificate Alumni: Grant Walker, PharmD

Grant Walker, PharmD, ’10, is a pharmacist at Mercury Pharmacy Services where he staffs the pharmacy and works as a…

Meet the Plein Certificate Faculty: Melissa Barker-Haliski, PhD

Melissa is a Research Assistant Professor specializing in translational epilepsy research. She develops and implements preclinical models to support the…

Meet the Plein Certificate Faculty: Nagham Ailabouni, PhD, Senior Fellow

Nagham Ailabouni, BPharm, PgCertPharm Res (Dist), RegPharm NZ, PhD

Nagham earned her BSPharm, Postgraduate Certificate in Research Pharmacy, and PhD at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Her…

Hart’s research shows risk in older adults with dementia taking CNS-active medications

Laura Hart

While competing  the postdoctoral fellowship in geriatric pharmacy here at the UWSOP, alumna Laura Hart, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP,’14, ’17,…

Congratulations to this year’s class of Plein Geriatric Certificate graduates!

We are so proud to celebrate this year’s class of Plein Geriatric Pharmacy Certificate graduates! Everyone was recognized at a…

June 19, 2019

Nath Faculty Innovation Award leads to student publications

Abhi Nath, '08, and Medicinal Chemistry graduate student Eleanor Vane discuss research

In 2018, Abhi Nath, ’08, was named recipient one of that year’s UWSOP Faculty Innovation Awards. The awards provide financial support…

Goulet and Maldonato presented UWSOP Med Chem graduate student awards

Congratulations to UWSOP Outstanding Dissertation Award winner Dennis Goulet, Medicinal Chemistry, and Graduate Student Leadership Award for Medicinal Chemistry, Benjamin Maldonato. The…

Diane Romero

June 18, 2019

Allan Rettie named 2019 UWSOP Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor

2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor: Allan Rettie, Medicinal Chemistry

Professor Allan Rettie, Medicinal Chemistry, was nominated for and selected at the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor by colleagues and…

Lopez receives 2019 UWSOP Pharmaceutics’ Graduate Student Leadership Award

Pharmaceutics PhD Graduate Student Antonio Lopez

The UW School of Pharmacy Graduate Program Awards offer special recognition of our preeminent graduate students and faculty. We are…

June 17, 2019

Pharmacological Sciences Summer Diversity Program brings undergrad students to UWSOP

Sierra Napoleon, a junior from Louisiana Tech University, will take part in the 2019 UWSOP Pharmacological Sciences Summer Diversity Program

In summer 2019, we welcome two undergraduate student scientists taking part in the Pharmacological Sciences Summer Diversity Program. Sierra Napoleon,…

June 14, 2019

Celebrating our 2019 Plein Student Scholars!

Plein Center Assistant Director of Research Zach Marcum with Plein Scholar Sarah Tu, '19

The goal of the Plein Student Scholarship is to foster student interest in geriatrics-related research.  Research areas may include but…

June 11, 2019

Saveena Ahmed

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June 7, 2019

UWSOP at ISSX 2019 in Portland

Don’t miss out on these UWSOP alumni and faculty presenting at ISSX! This meeting will also mark the last meeting…

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

Where to find CHOICE Students, Alumni, & Faculty at ISPOR 2019

To find the posters and presentations of CHOICE students, alumni, and faculty, please refer to the PDF attached here. CHOICE…

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…

May 13, 2019

Dean Sullivan named OSU Icon of Pharmacy

On the evening of May 4th, 2019, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy alumni and friends gathered at Portland City…

Brouwer and Ko each win Garrison Prize in 2019

Lou Garrison presents the Garrison Prize to Lizzy Brouwer at the 2019 CHOICE retreat.

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Louis Sr. and Marilyn Garrison Endowed Prize in Health Policy and Economics, Elizabeth…

May 10, 2019

CHOICE students travel abroad to research cervical cancer and test a TBI screening app

Two CHOICE graduate students were recently awarded global health travel fellowships. Erik Landaas received the Global Opportunities (GO) Health fellowship…

Welcome new Research Project Manager Anthony Morgan to CHOICE

CHOICE Research Project Manager, Anthony Morgan

Please join us in welcoming Anthony Morgan (who goes by Morgan) to The CHOICE Institute! Morgan is serving as CHOICE’s…

Brouwer receives UW Population Health Initiative Travel Award

CHOICE PhD Student Elizabeth Brouwer

Congratulations to CHOICE PhD student Elizabeth Brouwer who received conference travel funds from the Population Health Initiative at the University…

Lauren Strand named 2019-2020 UWSOP Magnuson Scholar

Magnuson Scholar Lauren Strand with CHOICE faculty (right to left) Ryan Hansen, Josh Carlson, and Beth Devine

Congratulations to third-year PhD student in the CHOICE Institute, Lauren Strand who was named the UWSOP Magnuson Scholar for 2019-2020. Magnuson Scholars are selected…

May 6, 2019

Rodney Ho recognized with AACP Volwiler Research Achievement Award

We are so proud to learn that Professor Rodney Ho has been named the recipient of the American Association of…

Brain cholesterol, SLOS, & autism

From left to right: Libin Xu with Acting Instructor Hideaki Tomita and MedChem PhD student Amy Li.

The UW Medicinal Chemist studied neural chemistry and biology to understand the underlying mechanism that cause birth defects, behavioral problems,…

But is it safe for my baby?

Mary Hebert and research nurse Maggie Leahy, RN, meet with an expectant mother as part of their study.

Mary Hebert and the Obstetric-fetal Pharmacology Research Unit (OPRU) team are exploring how to optimize care for pregnant and lactating…

Licit and illicit drugs and maternal health

Visiting student Xin Chen (left),and Pharmaceutics PhD Lyrialle Han (center) look at cell samples with Qingcheng Mao.

Qingcheng Mao collaborates with colleagues across UWSOP to gain insight into how pregnancy affects drug disposition in expectant mothers and…

Kidney on a Chip has gone to outer space..and returned to Earth!


What did it take to send delicate kidney cells into space to be studied by astronauts wearing big, clunky gloves…

May 2, 2019

Sanjit Uppal

Publications Dissection of Fragmentation Pathways in Protonated N-Acetylhexosamines. Mookherjee A, Uppal SS, Guttman M. Anal Chem. 2018 Oct 16;90(20):11883-11891. doi:…

May 1, 2019

Ellie James

April 24, 2019

Klaus Lovendahl

Publications Sequence-DirectedCovalentProtein-DNALinkages in a SingleStep Using HUH-Tags. Lovendahl KN, Hayward AN, Gordon WR. J Am Chem Soc. 2017 May 24;139(20):7030-7035….

April 23, 2019

Henderson wins poster award at national AsPET Conference

Congratulations to PharmD and Pharmaceutics PhD student Lindsay Henderson who received the 2nd place graduate student poster presentation award for…

5/3 UPDATE: 5/3 11:48 PM PDT launch for Kidney on a Chip project to the International Space Station!

PHOTO DATE: July 06, 2018 LOCATION: Bldg. 2 Lobby SUBJECT: NIH Tissue Chip. PHOTOGRAPHER: Josh Valcarcel

Updated May 3, 11:29 am Pacific: NASA has pushed back the launch to Friday, May 3 at 11:48 PM Pacific…

April 12, 2019

Fuller named PAA Distinguished Alumni Award for Pharmacy Practice recipient

Tim Fuller, 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner for Pharmacy Practice

Fuller has been instrumental in establishing collaborative practice agreements that enable pharmacists to practice to the top of their license in…

Watanabe named PAA Distinguished Alumni Award for Pharmaceutical Science & Research recipient

Jonathan H. Watanabe, PharmD, PhD

Recently named the first pharmacist to the National Academy of Medicine (former Institute of Medicine) Emerging Leaders in Health and…

April 9, 2019


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