March 2012 News Articles
University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy news for the first quarter of 2012School of Pharmacy Announces New Program
The School of Pharmacy announces a new multidisciplinary graduate program which will provide pharmacy students with a complementary business degree to start their own business or to advance into management positions during their careers. The Doctor of Pharmacy / MBA will take five years to complete.
An article highlighting the process of hosting a medication disposal event by pharmacy students from the class of 2012, Jared Underdahl and Morganne Smyth, along with Drug Information Director, Melissa Hunter, has been published in the April 2012 edition of America's Pharmacist.
Nair Sreejayan, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology, together with Debasis Bagchi, Ph.D., adjunct professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, has edited a book aimed at providing a comprehensive approach to understanding diabetes, its complications, molecular mechanisms and various strategies for prevention and treatment.
Jennifer Steiner, class of 2013, presented a poster about preparedness practice outcomes at the national Public Health Preparedness Summit. The poster describes improvements to mass countermeasure dispensing and how pharmacy students at the University of Wyoming streamlined the repackaging process and implemented important patient safeguards that were adopted by the Wyoming Department of Health.
Evgeniy Panzhinskiy, from Khabarovsk, Russia, a graduate student in the research lab of Associate Professor Sreejayan Nair, Ph.D., was recently notified that he has received a Graduate Student Travel Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) to attend the ASPET Experimental Biology 2012 Annual Meeting.
Tonja Woods and Padmamalini Baskaran recently received College of Health Sciences Faculty Development in Aging Mini-Grants, with funds made available through the Ellbogen Fund for Excellence in Geriatrics.
The School of Pharmacy is committed to advancing interprofessional educational opportunities for students. In the first-semester Pathophysiology course, teaching assistants (TA's) have included top students from the pharmacy and nursing programs. TA Emily Bandel, a junior in the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing BSN program, has been accepted into the Mayo Clinic Internship program.
The UW student chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) will hold the 12th Annual Pharmacy Frolic April 21 from 8-11 a.m. on Laramie's Greenbelt in Optimist Park. Proceeds will benefit Interfaith-Good Samaritan. Entry fees will be $15 for students and $20 for non-students. Register early at tables in the Wyoming Union breezeway April 3-5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to purchase a T-shirt for $5.
Phi Delta Chi is again sponsoring the annual Penny War with proceeds of the event benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Pennies and green currency give positive points while silver change equals negative points. The game ends April 5th, so gather up your loose change and support this great cause!