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College of Pharmacy

Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:04:08 PST

Last Build Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 15:57:05 PDT


2010 Icons of Pharmacy Named

Mon, 17 May 2010 15:57:05 PDT

Three individuals were named OSU College of Pharmacy's Icons of Pharmacy for 2010. They were honored in a reception on May 8, 2010 for their outstanding contributions to the college and the field of pharmacy.

Pharmacy News and Events

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Stay up to date with what's going on in the College of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy News and Events

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Stay up to date with what's going on in the College of Pharmacy.

Alumni...want to look stylish? The Pharmacy polo is for you

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PST

Alumni polos are for sale! Proceeds to support student attendance at conferences such as the Midyear Regional Meeting of the APhA-ASP, as well as state and national conferences.

Monitoring of high-risk medications unchanged despite FDA warnings

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

A new study concludes that many doctors appear to have largely ignored a Food and Drug Administration warning to screen users of new antipsychotic drugs for high blood sugar and cholesterol, which poses risks to their health and raises questions about the efficacy of warning protocols in general.

Pain management failing as fears of prescription drug abuse rise

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

Millions of Americans with significant or chronic pain associated with their medical problems are being under-treated as physicians increasingly fail to provide comprehensive pain treatment - either due to inadequate training, personal biases or fear of prescription drug abuse.

New strain of MRSA poses antibiotic resistance concerns

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

The often feared and sometimes deadly infections caused by MRSA - methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - are now moving out of hospitals and emerging as an even more virulent strain in community settings and on athletic teams, and raising new concerns about antibiotic resistance.

Pharmacy Rx

Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:00:00 PST

How does an Oregon State program promote drug safety and cost control? (image)

Stakes for community pharmacy in health reform illustrated by local stories

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 PST

At times the Washington health care debate can be dry, number-driven and complex. Real-world experiences at the local level shed a light on the problems in our health care system, including those of community pharmacists and their patients.

No More Dentures

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Chrissa Kioussi's discovery could lead to growing spare teeth. (image)

New "adjuvant" could hold future of vaccine development

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 16:17:36 PDT

Scientists at Oregon State University have developed a new "adjuvant" that could allow the creation of important new vaccines, possibly become a universal vaccine carrier and help medical experts tackle many diseases more effectively.

See the Faces of Pharmacy

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Read about the people who make Oregon State University's College of Pharmacy an amazing place. (image)

Study explains potential failure of oral contraceptives with obese women

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a potential biological mechanism that could explain why oral contraceptives may be less effective at preventing pregnancy in obese women, as some epidemiological studies have indicated.

OSU Pharmacy Alum Returns from Native Cameroon for College Award

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 00:00:00 PDT

A distinguished alumnus of the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy's class of 1982 returned to campus from his native Cameroon to receive an award for the work he has done in his home country. (image)

New Diagnostic Advance Seen for Head, Throat Cancer

Mon, 18 May 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Pharmacy researchers at Oregon State University announced the discovery of a genetic regulator that is expressed at higher levels in the most aggressive types of head and neck cancers, in work that may help to identify them earlier or even offer a new therapy at some point in the future.(image)

Research Identifies Genetic "Master Regulator" in Skin Formation

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:05:57 PDT

Researchers at Oregon State University have found one gene in the human body that appears to be a master regulator for skin development, in research that could help address everything from skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis to the wrinkling of skin as people age. (image)

Inappropriate Drug Prescriptions Potentially Wasting Millions, Raising Health Risks

Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study in Oregon suggests that drugs designed for treating the most severe mental illnesses are often prescribed at inappropriately low doses and at considerable expense, for use in conditions where their benefit has not been established.

Findings May Lead to New Cancer Therapies

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 00:00:00 PST

Pharmacy researchers at Oregon State University have identified a protein that's essential to life but, when "expressed" at too high a level in cells, can lead to their death. The findings could lead to new approaches to cancer chemotherapy scientists say.

Check out College of Pharmacy Events

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:00:00 PST

Stay up-to-date with what's going on in the College of Pharmacy.

Winter Brings Flu, Summer Brings Bacterial Infections

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 00:00:00 PST

In the same way that winter is commonly known to be the "flu season," a new study suggests that the dog days of summer may well be the "bacterial infection" season.

2008 Icons of Pharmacy

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 00:00:00 PST

Recognition as an OSU Icon of Pharmacy and induction into the Pharmacy Hall of Fame is reserved for OSU alumni or those who have demonstrated dedication to the College of Pharmacy and who have distinguished themselves through sustained and meritorious contributions to pharmacy throughout their careers.

Pharmacy Programs Moving Students to Front Lines

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:00:00 PST

A recent report concludes that pharmacy colleges across the nation need to more aggressively train and involve their students in becoming the "front line" of medicine, to reach out to underserved populations, those with little insurance, special needs, low income or minority groups.

Cancer Patients With Neutropenia Respond to Daptomycin Treatment

Thu, 16 Oct 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Daptomycin is effective and well tolerated in neutropenic cancer patients, according to trial data reported by Myrna Y. Munar, PharmD, at the American College of Clinical Pharmacology 37th Annual Meeting.

Agricultural Research Foundation Funds 33 OSU Projects

Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:00:00 PDT

The Agricultural Research Foundation of Oregon has announced grants totaling $373,760 for projects in agriculture, pharmacy and veterinary medicine at Oregon State University.

2008 Icons of Pharmacy

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Recognition as an OSU Icon of Pharmacy and induction into the Pharmacy Hall of Fame is reserved for OSU alumni or those who have demonstrated dedication to the College of Pharmacy and who have distinguished themselves through sustained and meritorious contributions to pharmacy throughout their careers.

Program Aids Low-Income Patients in Successful Medication Usage

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 00:00:00 PDT

With just a little help from a medication specialist to help get them started on the right track, low-income patients appear to do just as well at taking and benefiting from important prescription drugs as more affluent people with health insurance, a new study suggests.

2008 Icons of Pharmacy

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 15:13:48 PDT

Recognition as an OSU Icon of Pharmacy and induction into the Pharmacy Hall of Fame is reserved for OSU alumni or those who have demonstrated dedication to the College of Pharmacy and who have distinguished themselves through sustained and meritorious contributions to pharmacy throughout their careers.

Keep Up-to-Date with Faculty Accomplishments

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Stay informed on the accomplishments of College of Pharmacy faculty.

2008 College of Pharmacy Graduation Information

Fri, 16 May 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Get information about COP, OHSU and OSU graduation ceremonies.

Pharmacy Student Highlighted in American Society of Health System Pharmacists Publication

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:41:33 PDT

Pharmacy student Sarah Hilbert Deines is highlighted in a recent article in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists InterSections publication.

Spring Break Outreach

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 14:29:02 PDT

While most students were still vacationing on Spring Break, 33 OSU Pharm.D students spent Saturday, March 29th in various cities in Oregon participating in the first annual Spring Outreach Project.

Upcoming Events at the College of Pharmacy

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:53:35 PDT

Find out what is happening at OSU's College of Pharmacy by visiting the college's calendar of events.

OSU's Icons of Pharmacy

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:52:42 PDT

Check out OSU's Pharmacy Hall of Fame. Inductees have demonstrated dedication to the College of Pharmacy and have distinguished themselves through sustained and meritorious contributions to pharmacy throughout their careers.

Health Screening Success

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 08:54:28 PST

In January, pharmacy students Ron Suguitan, Annie Ratliff, Samantha Woodhouse and Claire Evangelista collaborated with Safeway to offer a cholesterol and blood pressure screening event in Beaverton.

Faculty News and Accomplishments

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 00:00:00 PST

Check out what some College of Pharmacy faculty members are up to.

Stay Up-to-Date on Events at the College of Pharmacy

Fri, 18 Jan 2008 00:00:00 PST

Keep up with what's going on at OSU's College of Pharmacy.

Drug Dosages Often Inappropriate for Obese Patients

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 16:27:05 PST

As if severely overweight people didn't already have enough health concerns, experts are raising another red flag: the possibility that some of their prescription medications, especially antibiotics, may not be prescribed at the appropriate dosage and could be ineffective. "The number of individuals with the highest body mass index, very obese people, is up 600 percent between 1986 and 2000," said David Bearden, a clinical associate professor in the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University.

Deadly Staph Infections Prompt Research on Best Treatment for Cuts, Scrapes

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 07:43:54 PST

One type of over-the-counter product for topical wound care is more effective than others in killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, or MRSA, which is potentially deadly and in recent years has moved from its historic hospital setting to a much broader public concern. The findings were presented earlier this month at a meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, by David Bearden, a clinical associate professor in the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University.

Pharmacy Students & Preceptors hold Free Health Screenings

Wed, 14 Nov 2007 10:54:00 PST

Neither rain, wind, nor cold weather can stop the mail carrier; it also is not enough to stop 16 P3 pharmacy students and three preceptors from helping out in the community. The students came out on a very wet and cold Saturday to run a health fair at the Beaverton Farmers Market.

Pharmacy calendar of events

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 15:14:34 PDT

Find out what is happening at OSU's College of Pharmacy by visiting the college's calendar of events.

Infectious disease research provides valuable information

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 08:45:21 PDT

In 2005, the OSU College of Pharmacy launched a research initiative devoted to anti-infective drug discovery. This focus arises from the fact that infectious diseases are the No. 1 cause of illness and mortality worldwide and the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S.

Student leads the way in publishing research

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 11:35:52 PDT

Brian Sloat has only been in the pharmaceutical sciences graduate program for two years, but he already has had his name on seven peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals.

Agreement with OHSU benefits pharmacy students

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 15:04:37 PDT

An agreement with Oregon Health and Science University allows many OSU Pharm.D. students to work in hospitals and clinics at OHSU during their clerkships.

College unveils new Web site

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 09:06:55 PDT

The College of Pharmacy now has a new, updated Web site offering easier access to information. Check it out.

College provides drug use information

Fri, 18 May 2007 10:39:54 PDT

Drug Use Research and Management in the College of Pharmacy seeks to encourage safe, effective, innovative and financially sustainable policies through service, drug use research and education.

Keep up with pharmacy alumni

Wed, 18 Apr 2007 08:24:05 PDT

Check the current status of alums through the Alumni Notes on the college's Web site.

Interested in studying pharmacy?

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 12:58:40 PDT

Be prepared. Check out the prerequisites for OSU's Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Free health screenings offered at pharmacy open house

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 10:07:46 PST

The Oregon State University College of Pharmacy held an open house Feb. 11 in its new Portland facility at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing. Free public health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol levels, bone density and blood sugar were offered to visitors.

Annual Apothecary Ball set for Portland Feb. 17

Fri, 19 Jan 2007 12:14:21 PST

Dinner, dancing and a silent auction will be highlights of the Apothecary Ball Feb. 17 from 6 p.m. to midnight at McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom. Contact the College of Pharmacy at 541-737-3424 for more information.

Human resource training for pharmacists available online

Fri, 19 Jan 2007 11:59:06 PST

(image) Pharmacists around the country will benefit from this online training program offered through Extended Campus. "Management and Human Resource Skills for Pharmacists" is a nine-module, 18-hour course covering topics such as managing staff and dealing with legal issues. Participants earn 18 continuing education credits.

Pharmacy offers opportunities to contribute

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 14:55:01 PST

You can support College of Pharmacy students, faculty and programs with your online donation.

Thinking about pharmacy?

Thu, 16 Nov 2006 11:22:39 PST

The College of Pharmacy prepares the professional and graduate pharmacy students of today to be the pharmacy practitioners and pharmaceutical sciences researchers of tomorrow. We contribute to improved health by advancing patient care and the discovery and understanding of medicines.

Researchers find key to pachyderm pain relief

Wed, 18 Oct 2006 10:20:05 PDT

While it's long been known that ibuprofen and phenylbutazone are effective pain killers, no one really knew just how much to give an elephant. Now Ursula Bechert, an OSU doctor of veterinary medicine in the College of Science, and John Mark Christensen, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, have calculated the optimal therapeutic dose levels for elephants.

Pharmacy sets Homecoming reunion and brunch

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 09:29:46 PDT

Registration is under way for the college's seventh annual Homecoming reunion and brunch set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Pharmacy offers varied career opportunities

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 14:28:47 PDT

The diversity of pharmacy careers is one of the chief strengths of the profession. Check out some of the options.

Online human resource training for pharmacists offered

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 13:36:06 PDT

(image) OSU Extended Campus and the College of Pharmacy recently unveiled the Management and Human Resource Skills for Pharmacists course. The nine-module, 18-hour online course covers topics such as managing staff and dealing with legal and communication issues. The self-paced program earns 18 continuing education credits and costs $295.

108 years of pharmacy at OSU

Fri, 16 Jun 2006 10:41:08 PDT

A lot has happened since the Oregon Agricultural College started teaching pharmacy courses. Check out the history of pharmacy at OSU.

College of Pharmacy offers graduate programs

Wed, 17 May 2006 15:13:02 PDT

In addition to its Doctor of Pharmacy program to train pharmacists, the college has a Ph.D. program with emphases in pharmacology, pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry.

Interested in becoming a pharmacist?

Thu, 13 Apr 2006 13:47:18 PDT

Check out the prerequisites for admission to OSU's Pharm.D. degree program.

First Apothecary Ball successful

Fri, 17 Mar 2006 14:23:06 PST

On February 11, the pharmacy community gathered for the Apothecary Ball at McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom in Portland. A portion of the proceeds were donated to Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation and the rest will go toward professional development for OSU pharmacy students.

Drug Use Research and Management Web site redesigned

Tue, 14 Mar 2006 16:18:23 PST

Check out the new and easy-to-navigate Drug Use Research and Management Web site. The OSU College of Pharmacy contracts with the state's Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP) and a Medicaid managed care organization, CareOregon, to provide expertise and support for pharmacy programs.

Medical mission to Honduras

Fri, 10 Feb 2006 14:16:01 PST

Fifteen pharmacy students are working with faculty coordinator Theresa Filtz to put together a three-week medical mission to Honduras in August. The students will team up with clinics to help with patient screenings.

New medications for the treatment of insomnia

Fri, 10 Feb 2006 14:12:11 PST

In 2004, Americans filled more than 35 million prescriptions for sleeping pills, spending $2.1 billion on these medications. Evidence suggests that nearly half of chronic insomnia patients who take sleeping pills derive little or no subjective benefit from them.

Faculty member and undergrad receive awards

Wed, 18 Jan 2006 14:07:27 PST

Pharmacy professor Mark Zabriske has been awarded funds from the Research Equipment Reserve Fund for his proposal, "High Performance Liquid Chromatograph." In addition, one award in the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarhip and Creativy (URISC) program went to Peter Hsu, a student who works in Jane Ishmael's lab, for "Characterization of a Previously Undescribed Calmodulin Binding Site on the NMDA Receptor."

Frosty Comer receives E.B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award

Wed, 14 Dec 2005 13:55:18 PST

Frosty Comer ('68 BA/BS, '78 MA) is the 2005 recipient of the E.B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes and honors former OSU students who have significantly contributed to society and whose accomplishments and careers have brought credit to the university. A retired Army colonel, Comer is vice president of Federal Health Services for Coram Healthcare, Inc. In this position, he has made home health care more accessible to military personnel and veterans by influencing policy changes.