News archive - 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Healthcare students learn together to enhance patient care at IPEC showcase

Collaboration between healthcare professionals is essential for effective patient-focused care, and thus interprofessional education (IPE) is a foundational element of healthcare training throughout the Waterloo-Wellington region.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Professor Colleen Maxwell's research has potential to maximize independence among seniors and improve their quality of life

As Canada’s population is aging, a team of researchers led by a Waterloo Pharmacy professor is investigating new ways to identify seniors most at risk of having adverse drug reactions, with the goal of improving their quality of life.

“Our work on frailty is a very exciting area of research and may point to ways to improve medication use and outcomes in vulnerable older adults,” said Colleen Maxwell, a professor in the Schools of Pharmacy and Public Health and Health Systems.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Federal government funds interdisciplinary program to curb opioid misuse

School of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Feng Chang from the Faculty of Science has received $720,330 in Health Canada funding for the Interdisciplinary Initiative to Reduce Prescription Opioid Misuse.

Friday, October 9, 2015

CAP Applications Now Open for Fall 2016

Visit the Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) section to get more information and to gain access to the application for Fall 2016.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Prof. Shawn Wettig's research is set to take a big step forward, from the petri dish to real cancer cases

With the funding from Ride for Dad and an impressive team of research partners, School of Pharmacy Professor Shawn Wettig’s research is set to take a big step forward, from the petri dish to real cancer cases. The Ride for Dad foundation has committed $104,000 to help Wettig and collaborators fine-tune a treatment that utilizes irradiated gold nanoparticles to target prostate cancer, one the most common cancer among Canadian men. The goal is to shorten treatment duration and reduce side effects, by delivering a more targeted treatment at a lower dose.

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