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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).

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