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.
The annual spring seminar held on the Big Rapids campus on May 20th-21st was a big success. We look forward to seeing everyone next year for the 67th Annual College of Pharmacy Spring Seminar on May 18th-19th. Mark your calendars!
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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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.