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February 2013

Welcome to the School of Pharmacy's winter 2013 e-newsletter! We hope you enjoy reading about our recent highlights and news. We also hope to see you at our Dean's Reception and Katterman Lecture, a special program that, for the first time, will combine two of our signature events.

It's a Contest!

Want to win free tickets to our Mariners event on July 10th? Between now and March 8th, like us on Facebook and tell us what you love most about the UW School of Pharmacy. You'll be entered to win two tickets to join Dean Tom Baillie at the annual Dean's Club Mariners Night event. The Mariners will face the Red Sox, and you'll be watching in a box suite.


BPLCBracken Center Gets New Look
The newly remodeled Bracken Pharmacy Learning Center opened for business in fall quarter to rave reviews by our PharmD students. Here are photos taken during October's ribbon-cutting ceremony. And take a look at the construction photos

Welcoming Undergrads to the World of Pharmacy
This spring, we will offer a 301 level class to inspire undergrads to think about pharmacy as a career. Know a UW student who may be interested? Please encourage them to register! Read more.

Excellence Report coverAll About Our Excellence
The new report, "Excellence at the School of Pharmacy 2013," was published in January. Peruse the digital version of the report for a snapshot of our School's accomplishments.


February 27, March 25: Pharmacy Legislative Day
A Washington State Pharmacy Association event. Washington State Capitol. Olympia, Wash. Find out more at the WSPA event webpage

April 5, Unified Professional Pharmacy Organizations of Washington (UPPOW) Auction
UW South Campus Center Room 316, 7 p.m. Theme: "The Office." Stay tuned to the UPPOW Facebook event page for more details.

Flight photo.jpgNEW EVENT! May 8: Dean’s Reception and Katterman Lecture
This year, our Don B. Katterman Lecture will be followed by our Dean's Recognition Reception. The lecture, “Better Informed Patients, Better Informed Pharmacists: Navigating the Changing Medication Information Landscape,” will feature Stergachis Endowed PORPP Director Sean Sullivan. Museum of Flight, 5:30-8 p.m. Stay tuned to our website for more details.


Breaking News: The Washington State Attorney General’s Office released an informal opinion stating that pharmacists must be compensated for services included in the basic health plan that are within the scope of the pharmacist's practice. A bipartisan committee on health reform and many others, including I2P2 Endowed Professor Don Downing, helped make this possible.

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Isoherranen Noted for
Career Achievement
Professor of Pharmaceutics Nina Isoherranen will receive the Early Career Achievement Award from the
Drug Metabolism Division of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Read more.


Naloxone Cost-Effective in Preventing Overdose Deaths
Stergachis Endowed PORPP Director Sean Sullivan co-authored a study showing how the heroin-overdose antidote naloxone can save lives and money.  Read more.

MLK Volunteer Service Award Goes to Catalano
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Carlos Catalano received a Volunteer Recognition Award at the UW Health Sciences 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute. Read more.

Unadkat Receives Research Achievement Award
Jashvant Unadkat, professor of pharmaceutics, was given the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Research Achievement Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism. Read more. 

interprofessional eventPharmD Students Practice Team-based Clinical Problem Solving
In October, nearly 450 UW health sciences students from four schools convened as teams to apply their diverse skills in a medical scenario. Read more.


Seeking PAA Board Members
The Pharmacy Alumni Association is creating several new positions for its board — including a PAA Events Chair and Eastern Washington/Regional Reps. Are you interested, or do you know of someone you would like to nominate? Email to inquire or recommend a colleague!

Questions? Comments? Email us or visit us on Facebook or our website. We always love to hear from you!