New teaching pharmacy, students build bridges, and more!
New teaching pharmacy, students build bridges, and more!
Cedarville University School of Pharmacy - BenchmaRx

News from the Dean

We recently graduated our third Doctor of Pharmacy class into a growing profession. According to 2018 U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projections, pharmacist job opportunities will expand by 21% in physician offices and 40% in home healthcare over the next 10 years. Growth in outpatient care centers will grow by 40%. Our graduates are positioned well for opportunities in the missions field of healthcare. I continue to be proud of how well our alumni, students, and faculty/staff are influencing the future of our profession. 
Enjoy this latest issue of BenchmaRx, where you'll learn some of what has been happening in the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy. Thank you for your interest in our program.
Marc Sweeney, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Dean, School of Pharmacy

Cedar Care Village Pharmacy Will Serve Community, Educate Students

Cedar Care, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cedarville University, has announced plans to purchase the historic Cedarville Hardware store and convert it into a community pharmacy this summer. This new independent Cedar Care Village Pharmacy will also serve as a learning-laboratory for students enrolled in Cedarville University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. We are grateful for this opportunity to care for our neighbors in Cedarville and provide an innovative learning environment for our students.

Grant Supports Care for Diabetic Patients

The Living Well Clinic in Xenia, Ohio, was awarded a grant from the CVS Health Foundation that is allowing Cedarville University School of Pharmacy students to provide education and care for underserved diabetic patients.

New Pharmacy Residency Site

Dr. Andrew Straw, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Cedarville University, has long been a friend of the Rocking Horse Community Health Center in Springfield, Ohio. Now, he’s paving the way for graduates of Cedarville’s Doctor of Pharmacy program to serve there as well.

Students Build Bridges of Hope

As students in the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy learn new information and skills, they also look for ways to use their training to serve the community. For some, that has meant developing a partnership with a local homeless shelter to serve the individuals staying there. 

Patented Antibody Brings Professor’s Research Closer to Helping Diabetics

Amid lectures and grading papers, Dr. Rocco Rotello has helped engineer and test an antibody that has potential to treat the results of a multitude of vascular conditions, including pain in walking and limb necrosis associated with late-stage diabetes. 


Chen Named Associate Editor for Research Journal

Our faculty members seek to not only prepare students well for their future careers but also to set an example demonstrating excellence in their field. For Dr. Aleda Chen, Assistant Dean of the Cedarville School of Pharmacy and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, this is evidenced by her recent appointment as an associate editor for the Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Journal.  
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