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4/7/2014 - David G. Bowyer, RPh, Named Chair, UCSOP Pharmacy Practice
David G. Bowyer, RPh, Named Chair, UCSOP Pharmacy Practice 2014-04-07 Charleston, WV  - David Bowyer has been named Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (UCSOP).  Mr. Bowyer’s responsibilities include development and oversight of budget, hiring and men

4/2/2014 - UC School of Pharmacy and Healthcare Professional Schools Awarded Grant
Charleston,WV  - The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and Healthcare professional schools sought and were awarded a $30,000 grant from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to examine the factors that might influence current West Virginia rising high school juniors, residing in southern West Virginia, to pursue their education beyond high school, and to expose them to the tremendous rewards of pursuing health care careers.

 

3/25/2014 - UC Pharmacy, Nursing Students Participate in Interprofessional Education Event
The place:  a large stadium-style classroom. At the bottom front, a slender man in a hospital gown sits atop an examination table. He is the focus of attention for West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) third-year medical students and visiting nursing and pharmacy students from the University of Charleston. In this exercise two different teams composed of medical, nursing and pharmacy students will play their roles, examining the patient, taking vitals, taking a history then returning with their differential diagnosis.  In another room, a second interprofessional team awaits their turn.

2/21/2014 - University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and Fruth Pharmacy Tackle Medication Adherence
Charleston, WV  - The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and Fruth Pharmacy are partnering to emphasize the importance of medication adherence.  West Virginia leads the nation in deaths resulting from inappropriately taking medications.

 

2/19/2014 - UC School of Pharmacy to Host Health Fair at Charleston Town Center
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Charleston Town Center Mall will host a free health fair on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the mall’s Center Court from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

2/6/2014 - University of Charleston Students Launch Script Your Future Campaign for Medication Adherence Education
Charleston, W.Va.  - This February, an interdisciplinary student team from pharmacy, nursing, athletic training and other health professions from the University of Charleston are joining the national Script Your Future campaign to host a series of community outreach activities, raising awareness of the health consequences of not taking medication as directed.

11/26/2013 - San Antonio pharmacist follows father's footsteps

SAN ANTONIO — As a child, Shannon Corkrean stood behind a pharmacy counter beside her father.

She, a first-grader, counted the pills. He, the pharmacist, recounted them. Her time in the independent pharmacy shadowing her dad taught her about customer service and math. As an adult, she uses the skills every day where she spends most of her time: behind the counter of her own pharmacy.

About a year ago, Corkrean, 27, was working as a Kmart pharmacist — her second job since finishing pharmacy school at the University of Charleston in West Virginia in 2010.

11/20/2013 - Walgreens Donates $10,000 to University of Charleston School of Pharmacy for Diversity Scholarship
Walgreens Donates $10,000 to University of Charleston School of Pharmacy for Diversity Scholarship  WALGREENS DONATES $10,000 TO UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF PHARMACY FOR DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

11/13/2013 - Interdisciplinary day brings student physicians and pharmacists together
LEWISBURG, W.Va. – On Nov. 8, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) and the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (UCSOP) collaborated on an interdisciplinary day of training held at the Clinical Evaluation Center on WVSOM’s Lewisburg campus.

11/8/2013 - University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Post Graduate Residency Receives Accreditation
Charleston, WV  - University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Dean Michelle Easton today announced the Post Graduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency Program recently received a one-year accreditation from the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP).

10/31/2013 - City of Charleston Recognizes American Pharmacists Month
Charleston, W.Va.   - The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (UCSOP) received a proclamation from the City of Charleston and Mayor Danny as a special tribute to the students, graduates, faculty and staff for the positive impact they have in the city and surrounding areas and in recognition of October 2013 as American Pharmacists Month.

10/29/2013 - UC School of Pharmacy Student Group to Receive National Award Today
Charleston, W.Va.  - Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) Awards Committee member Keith Allhands will present the National Student Chapter of the Year Award to the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy student chapter today. The presentation will take place during Convocation at 11 a.m. in Riggleman Hall’s Geary Auditorium.

10/16/2013 - University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Announces 100 Percent Passage Rate on Licensure Exam
Charleston, W.Va.  - The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy today announced a 100 percent first-time passage rate on the 2013 North American Pharmacists Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) by 2013 graduates.

10/14/2013 - ADHD Awareness Month in WV
CHARLESTON, WV - ADHD is a brain based disorder showing symptoms of difficulty concentrating.  It's also the cause of some debate in the medical field.

10/14/2013 - State Journal Decision Makers
Bray takes a trip to the University of Charleston to visit their pharmacy program during Pharmacy Month. The UC's pharmacy program has been quickly gaining national recognition, making the university one of West Virginia's most up and coming schools.

9/12/2013 - Dr. Julie A. Testman Becomes a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Charleston, W.Va. - Dr. Julie Testman, Associate Professor at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, fulfilled requirements for the qualifications as a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists ASCP).

7/24/2013 - University of Charleston Receives Major Gift for Sports & Fitness Center
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The University of Charleston today announced a gift of approximately $1.25 million from H.B. (Bernie) Wehrle, III and his wife Cecilia toward the school’s Sports & Fitness Center campaign. Combined with a gift of $250,000 from the H.B. Wehrle Foundation and Wehrle family members, the total contribution was over $1.5 million.

6/17/2013 - University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Student Group Wins National Award
Charleston, W.Va.  –  The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy chapter of the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) won the Student Chapter of the Year award at the national CPFI meeting June 6-9, 2013 in Flat Rock, N.C.

5/16/2013 - University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Garners National Award
Washington, D.C. -- Today, the National Consumers League (NCL) and its partners announced the awardees of the second annual Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge for health profession students. This month-long competition engaged health profession students and faculty in developing creative ideas for raising awareness about medication adherence as a critical public health issue.   This year’s awardees are:  St. Louis College of Pharmacy, University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Touro University College of Pharmacy California, and The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. 

2/15/2013 - Snodgrass Awarded Incentive Grant
Dr. Brittany Snodgrass, UCSOP Class of 2012, has been awarded a $1,000.00 APhA foundation Incentive Grant.  Dr. Snodgrass is currently a post graduate year 1 community pharmacy resident at Fruth Pharmacy in Point Pleasant, WV.

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