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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy hosts sixth annual golf invitational

Students and alumni at the golf tournament

Faculty, alumni and friends of the Waterloo Pharmacy community came together for a fun-filled day of golf in support of our Student Success Fund. This year’s event, held August 28,is part of an annual tradition which has raised close to $180,000 towards this cause.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Professor Colleen Maxwell appointed University of Waterloo Research Chair

Colleen Maxwell

In August, Waterloo Pharmacy’s Colleen Maxwell was appointed a University of Waterloo Research Chair. The position recognizes exceptional achievement in a particular field of knowledge. Professor Maxwell’s primary field is pharmcoepidemiology – the study of medication use and effects in human populations – and she is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in aging-related research.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wettig lab develops novel compounds that can improve drug delivery

Samathan Shortall working in the lab

The Wettig lab group, led by Professor Shawn Wettig, focuses on design, synthesis, and characterization of compounds called surfactants. Surfactants (short for surface active agents) lower the interfacial tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid or air, and are added to products like medications, detergents, skin creams and more. Professor Wettig’s lab specializes in building new types of surfactants with the aim of improving how drugs are delivered into human bodies.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Co-op in Sudbury offers student hospital, community, and interprofessional experiences

Blake Houle and other pharmacy students

Rx2019 Blake Houle and the Rx2017 students on rotation in Sudbury - Matthew Filipovic, Jillian Belanger, Tayyaba Mawani and Monique Eisa.

Health Sciences North (HSN) is one of the largest hospitals in northern Ontario. For Blake Houle, a second year pharmacy student who’d never worked in a hospital before, a work term at HSN was an exciting prospect.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Professor Nardine Nakhla appointed clinical lecturer

'Pharmacists should strive to inform patient self-care decisions to ensure that they are optimal, effective, & safe' Dr. Nakhla

The School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that long-time adjunct clinical assistant professor Nardine Nakhla has been appointed to the role of clinical lecturer. The full-time faculty role will allow Professor Nakhla to expand both her teaching and her pharmacy practice research.

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