September 2013 News Articles
University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy news for the third quarter of 2013
Past news articles about University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy alumni, faculty, staff, researchers, and students. We invite you to also check out other past news articles on the News Archives webpage. The school distributes both a quarterly electronic newsletter, the News Capsule, and an annual report and newsletter, Wyoming Scripts. Current and past issues of these newsletters can be found on the Newsletters webpage.
Third Quarter 2013
Richard Wilder Named UW School of Pharmacy Outstanding Alumnus for 2013
Richard R. Wilder (B.S.P. '50) from Cody, Wyoming, has been named the UW School of Pharmacy Outstanding Alumnus for 2013. He will be honored for his outstanding contributions and service to the profession of pharmacy during the College of Health Sciences award ceremony October 11. During his long and successful career, Wilder was active in numerous professional and civic organizations and he received the 1975 Bowl of Hygeia Award for Wyoming for his outstanding record of community service. Wilder and his wife, Marge, owned and operated Cody Drug for forty years.
Professor Robert Scalley Retires September 2013
Professor Robert D. Scalley, Pharm.D., retired from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy in September 2013. Dr. Scalley is a professor of pharmacy practice and former associate dean of pharmacy practice who taught and mentored many classes of UW pharmacy students as well as clinical faculty. College of Health Sciences and School of Pharmacy faculty, colleagues, students, alumni, friends, and family honored Dr. Scalley at a reception August 21 and celebrated his 41 years of hard work, loyalty, and dedication to the school. Dean Linda Gore Martin says, "Bob Scalley came to UW to change the profession of pharmacy by implementing clinical education. The success of this endeavor is his legacy."
The history of developing the clinical program at the University of Wyoming is a vital part of the school's past and a key element in making the program as successful as it is today. Dr. Robert Scalley was hired in 1972 to create the Clinical Pharmacy Program. He has kindly contributed an article documenting the history of the Clinical Pharmacy Program, how it was developed and the role it has and is playing in the school's success. Dr. Scalley retired from the UW School of Pharmacy in September 2013 following 41 years of hard work, loyalty, and dedication to the school.
School of Pharmacy Has New Administrative Structure
The School of Pharmacy has a new administrative structure consisting of the dean, an associate dean of academic and student affairs, and an associate dean of research and outcomes. Tonja Woods, Pharm.D., CGP, has been designated as the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. Kem Krueger, Pharm.D., Ph.D., has been designated as the Associate Dean for Research and Outcomes. Committees will have an increased role in the administration of the school.
Student Services Encourages Student Success and Development
The UW School of Pharmacy Office of Student Services is dedicated to providing prepharmacy and pharmacy students with resources and programs that encourage their academic and personal success and career development. Student Services is busy with recruiting activities and managing programs that support current students. The office has recently started new recruitment and diversity initiatives. In addition, Student Services is sponsoring UW Pride Fridays, town halls, the student ambassador program, and open houses.
UW School of Pharmacy Welcomes New Faculty
The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy was pleased to welcome two new faculty at the beginning of the fall 2013 semester. Guanglong He, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. He was previously an associate professor with the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Reshmi Singh, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Singh previously taught at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts.
Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Lab Prepare Students for Real-life Experiences
Students in the Pharmacy Practice Laboratory course at the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy now have the advantage of real-life, hands-on experiences to help them prepare for their rotations and future careers. Clinical faculty member Dave Bruch, Pharm.D., recently integrated new windows-based pharmacy management software into the P1 course. This innovation allows Bruch to simulate "real-life" and real-time pharmacy scenarios that included insurance claims adjudication, basic sterile product preparation, and utilization of select physical assessment techniques. View more photos of the innovative Pharmacy Practice Laboratory Course.
ASHP Clinical Skills Competition
P4 students Jenna Allais and Kendra Whalen won the UW School of Pharmacy ASHP Clinical Skills Competition September 26 and will represent the school at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Florida, in December. Alternates are P4s Ally Dolence and Kole Thornton.
The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy welcomed members of the class of 2017 into its professional pharmacy program in August. First-year professional students attended two days of orientation, followed by the "white coat ceremony" where they were congratulated by Dean Linda Martin with family and friends in attendance.
UW Pharmacy Faculty, Students, and Alumni Present at 2013 AACP Annual Meeting
The UW School of Pharmacy was well-represented at the 2013 AACP Annual Meeting, July 13–17 in Chicago, Illinois. Those attending participated in seminars, meetings, and gave several presentations. Representing UW were Linda Martin, Tonja Woods, Suzanne Clark, Carol Kobulnicky, Larry Staubach, Michelle Hilaire, Jessie Burch, Melissa Hunter, Maria Bennett, Cara Harshberger, Jeremy Vandiver, Antoinette Brown, Lauren Biehle, Becky Linn, Walmart Scholar Melissa Mehle, and Ambrose Scholar Jennifer Steiner. In addition, alumna Meghan Jeffres received the 2013 Innovations in Teaching Award, and alumni Shanna O'Connor and Sara Kerns Feddema Stephens gave presentations.
Melissa Mehle Named 2013 National AACP Walmart Scholar
University of Wyoming pharmacy student Melissa Mehle, from Rock Springs, Wyo., has received a 2013 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholars Award. Mehle and faculty mentor Michelle Hilaire, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, attended the AACP Annual Meeting July 13–17 in Chicago, Ill. During the meeting, they participated in interactive studies which focused on leadership development including a teacher’s seminar about strategies for effective teaching and learning.
Kali Autrey and Lisa Ohnstad, P3 classmates in the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy, were selected with seven other college women leaders from UW to attend the 2013 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland. Following the conference, all nine members are working as the steering committee for the University of Wyoming Women’s Leadership Conference, "Find the Warrior Within," which will be held Nov 8–9, 2013.
UW School of Pharmacy Alumni Receive WPhA-WSHP Awards
UW School of Pharmacy alumni were honored for professional excellence during the Wyoming Pharmacy Association (WPhA) and the Wyoming Society of Health-System Pharmacy (WSHP) Annual Convention in Laramie in June.