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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Researchers identify drug mixtures that can lead to serotonin syndrome

Drugs that cause serotonin syndrome with Tejal Patel, BScPharm, PharmD

Mixing antidepressants with common drugs found in your medicine cabinet could lead to serotonin syndrome, a condition caused by excessive levels of the chemical in the brain.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Waterloo Pharmacy hosts public lecture on medication errors

Melissa speaking to crowd

On March 13, 2016 Melissa Sheldrick woke up to the news that no parent ever wants to face. Her son Andrew, a fun-loving eight-year-old boy, had died overnight. It would take the family four and half months to learn that the cause of death was a medication error.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Richard Kelch recognized with Preceptor of the Year Award

Hallman Director David Edwards presented Richard Kelch with his award 

Each year Waterloo Pharmacy presents an award for Outstanding Preceptor of the Year. The award recognizes a preceptor who has shown exceptional dedication in their mentorship of Waterloo Pharmacy students on their fourth year clinical rotations work terms.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Waterloo Pharmacy on the Road: Sudbury and Windsor

A team from the School of Pharmacy visiting Sudubry

This fall, the School of Pharmacy was back on the road making trips to Sudbury and Windsor. The visits are part of the 10th Anniversary Regional Tour which has members of the School’s leadership meeting with preceptors, co-op employers, alumni, and stakeholders across the provinces.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Waterloo Pharmacy students graduate at University of Waterloo’s 117th convocation

Class of Rx2018 in graduation gowns jumping

On Friday, October 26 the School of Pharmacy celebrated the graduation of 115 PharmD students, 15 PharmD bridging program students, and 4 graduate students. After the formal ceremony on the University of Waterloo main campus, pharmacy students and their families were invited to the School of Pharmacy for a convocation reception.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

How to help protect yourself from vaccine administration injury

Deltoid outlined on woman's arm with the word inject above.

A study by professors Sherilyn Houle and Kelly Grindrod and pharmacy student Ashley Bancsi reiterates the need for health care professionals, including pharmacists, to take certain precautions to minimize the risk of their patients suffering shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA).

Monday, October 22, 2018

Nekkar lab determines that depression medications can help treat Alzheimer’s disease

SSRI binding to string of amyloid beta

There are over half a million Canadians living with dementia. Treatment of this devastating disorder is challenging as there are no drugs available to cure it. Developing a new drug, running clinical trials, and acquiring approval from regulatory agencies is expensive and time-consuming: the process can take decades and cost upwards of 4 billion dollars.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Nikki Domanski, Rx2017 alumnus, completes first offering of ambulatory care residency program

Barb Coulston, Nikki Domanski, and Jeff Nagge

Barb Coulston, Nikki Domanski and Jeff Nagge. Coulston and Nagge are coordinate the ambulatory care residency program.

In September, Nikki Domanski became the first resident to complete the ambulatory care residency program developed by the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and delivered in partnership with the Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team (CFFM FHT).

Friday, September 28, 2018

Waterloo Pharmacy welcomes alumni and celebrates 10th anniversary at Reunion 2018

Nardine Nakhla with students and alumni

Waterloo Pharmacy’s Reunion 2018 brought alumni and friends back to Kitchener for two events. On Friday Sept. 21, alumni, students, faculty, and staff competed in trivia at McCabe’s Irish Pub and Grill, and on Saturday Sept. 22, leaders in pharmacy practice and research delivered continuing education talks. The event was held alongside the University of Waterloo’s Reunion weekend.

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