College of Pharmacy


Mark your Calendars - Upcoming Conferences for Continuing Education in 2020

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We have more conference coming up within the next year!

The Infectious Disease Conference is scheduled to take place on March 7, 2020 at the Grand Rapids location. 

We also have another Spring Seminar on May 18-19, 2020 in the Main Campus in Big Rapids.

More information to come at a later time. 

Ferris State Pharmacy Faculty and Students Present at 2019 AACP Annual Meeting 

AACP 2019

The FSU College of Pharmacy was well represented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), held in Chicago on July 13-17, 2019.


Minji Sohn - Publishes on substance use research

Minji Sohn

Dr. Sohn’s substance use research was recently published in JAMA Network Open (June 25, 2019). The study found that legally mandating naloxone co-prescriptions for patients at high risk for opioid overdose is associated with large increases in naloxone dispensing in retail pharmacies.

A story about Dr. Sohn’s work was featured on Northern Michigan’s 9&10 News on August 2, 2019. 


"More than we know" - Ferris State Torch

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After three years of hard work, Ferris pre-pharmacy junior Nikota Redmond has been accepted into Ferris’ pharmacy school.

Redmond became passionate about becoming a pharmacist when he saw his dad unable to walk after cracking three vertebrae. The road to recovery and seeing how his dad’s medication helped heal him motivated Redmond to join the pharmacy field.

To read more, please click on the link above. 


Hagerman Building Renovation

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The College of Pharmacy building renovation will commence on December 17, 2018. With great anticipation, the faculty and staff have been organizing and preparing the rooms slated for the renovation. The first phase will include the infrastructure (the eastern end of the basement), converting PHR 201 into the new Dean's office and remodeling the entire first floor (east of the lobby). The estimated completion is the end of August in 2019. 

Excitement grows as the building takes on a new look!


Drs Ding and Shiltz New Publication

Cover of the Annals of Pharmacotherapy

Dr. Qian Ding and Dr. Dane Shiltz co-authored A Multicenter Retrospective Analysis of Factors Associated with Apixaban-Related Bleeding in Hospitalized Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease on Hemodialysis in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 

Susan DeVuyst-Miller's Opioid Book Featured on MLive

Dr. Miller's book, Prescription Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education was featured in an article on MLive. She described the book as an educational tool for healthcare professionals, providing important information about opioids, overdoses, and naloxone - the opioid overdose reversal agent.

Dr. Lindsey Westerhof Earns 1st Place in 2017 ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium

Congratulations to Dr. Lindsey Westerhof for achieving first place in the 2017 ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium Ambulatory Care PRN Awards! Her research poster entitled "Current knowledge, attitudes, and barriers to implementation of expedited partner therapy (EPT): A survey of West Michigan community pharmacists" was a part of the Doctoral Project course. 

Jeff Rowe Receives Honorary Doctorate

Jeff Rowe

Pharmacy alumnus Jeff Rowe received an Honorary Doctorate of Health Services during Spring 2017 Commencement. Jeff and his wife, Annette, a graduate of Ferris' College of Health Professions, provided leadership support for the renovation of the Hagerman Pharmacy Building and annual scholarships for students.

Jennifer Lamberts Receives New Investigator Award

Dr. Jennifer Lamberts

Congratulations to Dr. Jenny Lamberts for the receipt of the 2017 AACP New Investigator Award! Dr. Lamberts is one of 16 recipients of the AACP's award. She will receive $10,000 to support her research on Parkinson's disease.