On January 28th, 2020 the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced its list of Academy Awards recipients. Connor Anderson, a P3 student in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Ferris State University and member of the APhA’s Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP), was awarded the APhA Student Leadership Award. This national honor “recognizes outstanding academic achievement and leadership ability in APhA-ASP at the local, regional, and national levels of students who are currently in their next to the last year of pharmacy school.” Mr. Anderson will receive his award during a special ceremony at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition to be held in National Harbor, MD on March 20-23, 2020. In addition, Mr. Anderson has been selected to serve on APhA-ASP’s National Awards Standing Committee.
FSU Students presented research projects on antimicrobial use patterns in various outpatient settings, conducted with their faculty advisor, Dr. Michael Klepser.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.