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Friday, May 17, 2019

Pharmacy students win several student leadership awards

Kelsey Ann Prior, Mikaela Ney, UW President Feridun Hamdullahpur, and Munaza Saleem with 2 other pharmacy students

Kelsey-Ann Prior (award winner), Mikaela Ney (award winner), Feridun Hamdullahpur (unviersity president), Nastaran Keshmiri (pharmacy student), Munaza Saleem (award winner) and Ridwaan Safi (pharmacy student)

Monday, May 13, 2019

New discovery could slow Alzheimer’s in its tracks

Hand holding basket full of medications

By Kathy Smidt University Relations

A new breakthrough is offering hope to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Travel health kit company wins annual Pharmasave Business Competition

Jaspreet Dhaliwall with the students behind Oversees, Joey Champigny, Saara Manji, Arthur Catapano, Rebecca Conti, Lee Pham

Jaspreet Dhaliwall with the students behind Oversees, Joey Champigny, Saara Manji, Arthur Catapano, Rebecca Conti and Lee Pham

Monday, May 6, 2019

OPEN:STIMULUS program grant terminated

The Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN) is disappointed to announce that the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has cancelled funding for the OPEN:STIMULUS 3 year program grant. OPEN:STIMULUS’s research will end on July 17, 2019, 14.5 months earlier than the original end date.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Helping health care providers understand Ramadan

Hands reaching for dishes of food on a table

Sunday, May 5 marked the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer and charity for more than one billion Muslims worldwide. Fasting takes place between Suhoor, the morning meal that occurs before sunrise, and Iftar, the evening meal after sunset. 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Outstanding graduate students and faculty member recognized at annual awards ceremony

graduate students and supervisors holding award plaques and smiling

Since 2013, the Waterloo School of Pharmacy has recognized the excellence of MSc and PhD students with the Pharmacy Annual Graduate Awards. This year’s award’s ceremony recognized student achievements from spring of 2018 to winter of 2019.

Topics in Drug Development – Rand Hussein

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Waterloo Pharmacy researcher combines new medical device technology with old medications to combat HIV

Emmanuel with students in the lab looking at a computer

36.9 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2017. In the same year, 1.8 million people became infected and 940,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses. Despite the existence of antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV, the disease continues to exact a staggering cost on human life, so much so that combatting HIV and AIDS is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals for health. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New course for health care prescribers tackles growing public health issue of antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial stewardship in primary care. Colourful images of bacteria.

A course developed by the University of Waterloo teaches health care providers in community settings –  family physicians, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists – how to better manage the use of antibiotics.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Alumnus Kaitlin Bynkoski recieves 2018 Pharmacy Alumni Achievement Award

Kaitlin Bynkoski

Kaitlin Bynkoski (BScPhm ’13, PharmD ’17) graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy in 2013, receiving the honour of the Ontario Pharmacists Association Student of the Year Award. In 2017, she earned her PharmD from Waterloo Pharmacy through the PharmD bridging program.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Maria Anton receives Remedy’sRx Legacy Award in recognition of extracurricular and volunteering excellence

Members of the legacy group pose with award winner Maria Anton who is holding her award plaque

In April 2019, the second Remedy’sRx Legacy award was presented to Maria Anton, a first year pharmacy student.

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