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News From the Dean

It's hard to believe that the School of Pharmacy has launched its 11th year and just graduated the fourth class of Pharm.D. students in May.
This academic year has brought important additions and changes in our School's staffing.

– Dr. Justin Cole, appointed Chair of Pharmacy Practice
– New faculty members:
  • Dr. Timothy Veenstra, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Dr. McKenzie Shenk, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • Dr. Katie Perry, Fellow/Instructor of Pharmacy Practice
– New staff appointments:
  • Dave Ormsbee, Associate Director of Pharmacy and Graduate Admissions
  • Cheryl Reese, Co-Curricular Coordinator
  • Heather Bellman, Coordinator of Experiential Program
  • Rhonda Anderson, Dean’s Assistant
– Stacy Cody, welcomed as new Director of Cedar Care Pharmacy 
God has brought together an outstanding team serving the largest School enrollment in our history. We are excited, blessed, and anticipating what God has in store!
Marc Sweeney, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

Networking at Prasco

To kick off our year, the School of Pharmacy attended a networking breakfast at Prasco. Vice Chairman and CEO Philip Arington welcomed the students and spoke about Prasco’s Christian culture and values. Then, Senior Vice President Business Development Jonathan Lapps provided a brief overview of Prasco, and Dr. Sweeney moderated a Q&A panel with Prasco executives. Another highlight of the day was hearing from New York Times best-selling author Katherine Eban, author of Bottle of Lies, The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom. Our School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students were able to network with more than 30 Prasco team members throughout the day. 

Disrupting Healthcare Blog

We've launched a new blog, Disrupting Healthcare, to celebrate how Cedarville University School of Pharmacy faculty and students are disrupting the pharmacy profession with fresh solutions. Subscribe to read stories about innovative, entrepreneurial, and disruptive strategies for addressing some of the biggest problems in healthcare today.

Preceptor Appreciation Spotlight

We are grateful to Erin Dill, Pharm.D., of Barr's Hometown Pharmacy in Xenia, Ohio, for her commitment to excellence as a teacher and preceptor. Students appreciate her professionalism and how she takes an interest in them, helping them excel. She teaches students by her example first, and makes time in her schedule to make sure they are learning. Thank you, Dr. Dill.

Students Place Third at ACCP

Three Cedarville University pharmacy students demonstrated their competency at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Clinical Research Challenge by placing third at the 82-team competition. With their strong placing, the team has the opportunity to present at the 2019 ACCP annual meeting in New York City. The national event takes place October 25-29.

Alumnus Studies Connection Between DNA and Drug Reactions

2018 Pharm.D. grad Ryley Uber is a fellow at the  Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is conducting ground-breaking research into how a person's genes may affect their response to certain drugs. This exciting new field – pharmacogenomics – combines the study of drugs (pharmacology) with the study of genes (genomics).

Fall Professional Hour Brings Engaging Speakers to Campus

This fall we introduced a new Professional Hour series, in partnership with our Advisory Council and Center for Pharmacy Innovation, to host professional speakers from a variety of career fields. Our theme is "Disrupting Healthcare Through Innovative Solutions in Pharmacy." The series exposes professional students to various practice areas and help them develop the knowledge and skills to address the challenges facing the pharmacy profession today. Dr. Nick Manion, Manager of Pharmacy Services, OhioHealth Population Health, Columbus, presented recently with a focus on ambulatory pharmacy. Other partners who are participating this fall include Kettering Health System, Asti’s Pharmacy, IHS Pharmacy, and Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio.

Using Pharmacy as Missions in DR

A group of pharmacy students were part of a short-term medical missions trip to the Dominican Republic this summer, using what they are learning in their coursework to bring compassionate care to an underserved area of the world.

Thank You, Donors

We are grateful to our donors who are recognizing and supporting our students:
  • Fruth Pharmacy
  • Dayton Area Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (DASHP)
  • David and Phyllis Grauer
  • CVS Charitable Trust
  • Walmart Scholars Program 
  • Roloff Incentive Award 
  • Walgreens
  • Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy

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