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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.