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May 30, 2016

The average cancer patient will work with over a dozen medical professionals during treatment. Oncologists, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, and social workers – these are just a few of the many healthcare providers who support cancer patients through their journey.

With nearly 80,000 diagnosed cancer cases as of 2012, the number of appointments and time committed by patients and caregivers is staggering.

May 24, 2016

The context in which physicians and pharmacists practice can differ dramatically, and ensuring consistent and quality care for the patient in each venue is essential. The key to that quality care often lies in interprofessional collaboration.

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Students listening to opening remarks as HIPED 2016 gets underway

May 20, 2016

A stack of suitcases filled with medications, a CPS and an English-Spanish medical phrasebook – that’s what Sandra MacTavish, a class of 2016 Waterloo Pharmacy student, had to work with when she landed in Peru last summer.

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Sandra and fellow volunteers at the pharmacy clinic in Lima.

May 12, 2016

One, two, three. It takes just three seconds for a new case of Alzheimer’s to develop worldwide. As of 2015, Alzheimer’s affects nearly 50 million patients and has a global economic cost of $820 billion. In Canada alone, about 1 million patients suffer from this devastating disorder. In short, Alzheimer’s is a cureless, debilitating, and costly disease.

Tarek pipetting liquids into a tray

May 3, 2016

William smilingThe School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the hiring of William W.L. Wong, assistant professor with a focus in pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoinformatics, and health technology assessment.

Apr. 27, 2016

This week Waterloo Pharmacy honoured six top-achieving graduate students and one faculty member at the annual Graduate Student Awards Ceremony.

Our graduate students tackle complex problems across diverse fields like medicinal chemistry, neurology, and mobile health technologies. Janet McDougall, the donor of one of the awards, recognized this variety in her opening remarks at the event. Janet spoke to the ability of pharmacists and researchers to “change their communities and environments in positive ways.”

Apr. 26, 2016

Waterloo Pharmacy faculty shared research findings and reflections on the profession at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy (CFP) Innovation Gala in April.

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Faculty, staff, and alumni from Waterloo Pharmacy attended the innovation gala.

Apr. 13, 2016

National Volunteer Week April 10-16 2016. "Volunteers are the roots of strong communities".

School of Pharmacy students are busy. Between their many classes, the stress of co-op interviews and the late nights studying for midterms there’s no doubt that our students have their hands full.

Apr. 12, 2016

Paul Malik, Rx 2016, won the 2016 Glaxo-Smith-Kline National Undergraduate Student Research Award. His poster, “Using Population PBPK Modelling to Explore Variability in Trastuzumab Pharmacokinetics”, conveyed focused and complex research, and Paul rendered that information in an accessible and engaging way for the audience.

The award-winning research

PBPK stands for physiologically-based pharmacokinetics, an area of study that explores how variables about the human body affect how drugs reach certain concentrations in that body.

Apr. 5, 2016

Last week, the first year class of pharmacy students travelled to the London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital (LHSC) for a day-long interprofessional education (IPE) event with Western University medicine and dentistry and Waterloo optometry learners.