Pharmacotherapy Clinical Assistant Professor Kimberly C. McKeirnan, Pharmacotherapy Clinical Assistant Professor Julie M. Akers, Pharmacotherapy Research Associate Jennifer C. Czapinski, and Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Student Success Jennifer D. Robinson published, “Using collaborative drug therapy agreements to train student pharmacists to provide clinical patient care services,“ in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, the open-access official scholarly publication of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), available online March 30, 2017. Read more
- Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Grant Trobridge and six co-authors published, “Evidence for the in vivo safety of insulated foamy viral vectors," in Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from the nature publishing group. Read more
- Pharmacotherapy Professor Tracy L. Skaer published, “Treatment recommendations for fibromyalgia,” in the International Journal of Pharma Research & Review, an open access, peer-reviewed pharmacy journal (2016;5(4):19-28). Read more
- Pharmacotherapy Professor and Associate Dean for Professional and Continuing Education Danial E. Baker published, “High drug prices: so who is to blame?” in the independent, peer-reviewed journal Hospital Pharmacy (2017;52(1):5-6).
- Danial Baker and Pharmacotherapy Clinical Professor Terri L. Levien published, “Lixisenatide,” in Hospital Pharmacy (2017;52(1):65-80).
- Danial Baker and Terri Levien published, "Irinotecan liposome injection,” in Hospital Pharmacy (2017;52(2):144-150).
- Pharmacotherapy Assistant Director of Experiential Services Luke Rice co-authored with six others, “Best practices in establishing and sustaining consortia in pharmacy education,” in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2017;81(2):1-8).
Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Hui Zhang presented, “Alcohol modulation of NK cells and CD8+ T cells via IL-15: kill two birds with one stone,” as part of the WSU College of Pharmacy Research Seminar Series on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Spokane, Washington.
- Pharmacotherapy Associate Professor and Director of Experiential Services Joshua J. Neumiller presented, “Type 2 diabetes – pathophysiology and pharmacology review,” as a webinar for Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC on March, 22 2017.
- Pharmacotherapy Research Resident in Medication Optimization Kyle Frazier, Kimberly McKeirnan and Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor Lisa Woodard presented two CE sessions of, ‘’Hypertension update,” for the Spokane Pharmacy Association on March 6 and 7, 2017, in Spokane, Washington.
- Julie Akers presented, “Evolving role of the pharmacist,” at The Hepatitis C meeting at Gilead on March 3, 2017.
- Joshua Neumiller was elected to serve a two-year term on the Rho Chi Society Executive Council as Region VII Councilor at the APhA Annual Meeting on March 26, 2017.
- Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor John Clarke was awarded $714,616 over three years by the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Microcystin-LR toxicity in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.”
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students
- Kari Gaither, pharmaceutical sciences (Liu lab), will receive the 2017 Karen DePauw Leadership Award on April 6 in Pullman, Washington. Gaither was chosen for her demonstrated leadership as a WSU doctoral candidate and will receive $1000 as part of this award, given jointly by the WSU Association for Faculty Women and the WSU Graduate School.
- Sara Dumit, pharmaceutical sciences (Tolmachev lab), presented, “Plutonium biokinetics in the human body under decorporation treatment,” during the European Radiation Dosimetry Group Annual Meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany on February 27 through March 3, 2017.
- Sara Dumit, pharmaceutical sciences (Tolmachev lab), presented, “Chelation treatment after occupational exposure to plutonium,” at the Brazilian Graduate Student Conference at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California on March 11 and 12, 2017. Faculty co-authors include: Sergei Tolmachev and Maia Avtandilashvili.
- Panshak Dakup, pharmaceutical sciences (Gaddameedhi lab), won the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with his presentation, “The benefits of circadian function in cancer therapy,” in Pullman, Washington on March 28, 2017.
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students
- The WSU student chapters of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and Operation Immunization provided medication reviews, immunizations and cholesterol screenings to elderly patients at the Deer Park Crossing Senior Center on March 6, 2017, in Spokane, Washington.
- Natalie Tucker has been selected as an incoming American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) National Communications Standing Committee member.
- WSU APhA-ASP Operation Immunization 2015-2016 has been recognized with an APhA Regional Award.
- WSU College of Pharmacy elected the following students to the Professional Pharmacy Student Organization (PPSO) executive board: PPSO President-elect, Casey Aaby; APhA-ASP, Yongmin Ko; ASCP, Amber Duldulao; ASHP, James Nguyen; NCPA, Megan Baker; Director-elect of PR, Anne Fleming; Fundraising Chair, Brandy Seignemartin.
- Tory Knebel was selected to serve on the national student leadership council for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).
- Alec Sisneros and Johanna Pantig were elected president and vice president, respectively, for the 2017-18 Associated Students of WSU Spokane leadership team.
- Kimberly Paulson, Shauna Leggett and Megan Baker placed fourth overall at the national Student Pharmacists Compounding Competition. In addition, their team won a research proposal contest and the college will receive a Medisca Mazerustar, a piece of compounding lab equipment valued at $17,000.