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February/March 2014

There's a lot happening at the UW School of Pharmacy these days! Dean Thomas Baillie will be stepping down as Dean this fall, although he will be remaining on the faculty, and we are celebrating the completion of a successful accreditation. And as always, read on to learn about other news, events and more.


Tom Baillie headshot Dean Thomas Baillie to Step Down
This past November, our dean announced that he will be returning to his teaching duties in September 2014. If you missed the email announcement, read it here. We will also be keeping you in the loop about the dean transition process as it unfolds.

Special Announcement: School of Pharmacy Accredited Through 2022
The final results from our October accreditation site visit were released in January. And we are pleased to announce that our School has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through 2022. The council found that we were in compliance in all areas. We are so grateful to our faculty, staff, students and alumni who helped make the accreditation so successful!

Twitter iconWe’re now on Twitter!
Follow us, retweet us, connect with us at @UW_Pharmacy! And you can still find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.  


February 24: Pharmacy Legislative Day
A Washington State Pharmacy Association event. Washington State Capitol. Olympia, Wash. Find out more at the WSPA event webpage

April 4: Unified Professional Pharmacy Organizations of Washington (UPPOW) Auction
UW Mary Gates Hall, 7 p.m. Stay tuned to the UPPOW Facebook page for more details.

Save the Date: May 15, Katterman Lecture & Dean's Recognition Reception
Museum of Flight. Stay tuned for more details


Gearing Up for A Global Medical Brigade
A group of our PharmD students are organizing a Global Brigades trip to Honduras this June. Global Brigades is an organization that mobilizes university students to create positve social change throughout the world. Read more about the students' efforts to organize this year's brigade here.

Project CHANCE Receives Community Service AwardProject CHANCE
A School of Pharmacy diabetes-education program for homeless and low-income populations in Seattle has been honored for its impact on underserved communities. Read more.

And the WSPA Awards Go To…
Faculty members, clinical faculty members and alumni from our School received 2013 Washington State Pharmacy Association awards for drug abuse prevention efforts, distinguished leadership and more. Read more.

Blaze ParacuellesReport Profiles Scholarship Recipient, Donors
The 2013 University of Washington Report to Contributors features a story about pharmacy student Blaze Paracuelles and an accompanying piece about the Bracken family. Read more.

Working Together Across Healthcare SettingsIPE 2014

Our School is continuing its widespread efforts to focus on interprofessional education (IPE). Check out this recent story as well as this one to learn more about our IPE efforts.

Understanding Methadone Treatment in Pregnancy
Clinical Professor Michaelene "Micki" Kedzierski was interviewed for a story about how women who struggle with addiction can ensure they have a stabilized pregnancy. Read more.

Research Highlights


Seeking PAA Board Members
The Pharmacy Alumni Association is seeking people to fill positions on its board — including a PAA Events Chair and Regional Reps. Are you interested, or do you know of someone to nominate? Email to inquire or to recommend a colleague!