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First-year student Jasmine Adams shares how St. Louis College of Pharmacy has supported her desire to give back to the local community.

As the field of geriatric medicine continues to grow so does the demand for consultant pharmacists like Curt Wood, B.S. '90, BCGP, FASCP, founder of Elder Care Pharmacy Consultants LLC.

With more and more states taking steps to legalize medical marijuana, increasing numbers of individuals are utilizing the substance to treat a variety of health issues, yet health care providers and patients still have much to learn regarding its health benefits and risks, and the issues surrounding its legality.

Beyond named scholarships, the College provides many avenues of support and aid to students. From merit- and need-based scholarships to federal and state grants, approximately 94 percent of students receive financial aid, and 60 percent of students receive aid directly from the College.

With increasing numbers of students expressing a desire to take part in undergraduate research opportunities, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has established the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program.

Join us as we define the future of pharmacy education. On Nov. 10, we will share a special announcement you will not want to miss.

Nourished by the commitment of the pharmacy pioneers who came before, the College’s roots continue to provide a strong foundation for future growth and transformational change.

The opening of the new Recreation and Student Center (RAS) marks a homecoming for the Eutectics. The RAS provides new facilities for student-athletes including a competition gymnasium, conditioning facilities, a Hall of Fame room and event spaces.

Too often, health care practitioners get only a snapshot of their patients’ conditions and find themselves working in silos. Through an interdisciplinary approach, providers can share knowledge, form a more complete picture of a patient and achieve better outcomes.

Gina Banks, Pharm.D. ’14, M.S., MPH, lets her drive to help others and her quest for knowledge guide her through an impressive career in health sciences and academia.

Community pharmacists are a patient’s most accessible health care provider, and as medication experts, they are critical to maintaining and improving patients’ health. While this truth has long been understood by pharmacists and the patients who rely on them, the larger health care industry has been slow to fully leverage community pharmacists as the invaluable resource they are.

On Feb. 1, Tom Burris, Ph.D., FAAAS, FAHA, joined St. Louis College of Pharmacy as the Alumni Endowed Professor in the Center for Clinical Pharmacology and President’s Senior Research Advisor. Burris brings the center one step closer to becoming a national research leader in pain management and personalized approaches to medication therapy.

In 1930, a group of students started assembling a history of pharmacy museum. Led by Eugene Clark, associate professor of pharmacognosy, the students reconstructed a pharmacy that captured the spirit of early American pharmacy.

At St. Louis College of Pharmacy, the sky is the limit when it comes to learning opportunities, and P4 student Dan Ilges is taking advantage of all the College has to offer. From assisting renowned researchers and forming new student organizations to attending a national standard-setting meeting, Ilges has been committed to making the most of his college experience.

The College is dedicated to its students and believes these four new programs, tailored to the demands of the health professions market, will provide future students with the ability to find themselves within the context of health care.

How a health sciences foundation enriched by liberal arts experiences is helping students explore their passions.

David Norman ’67, R.Ph., was certain of three things growing up—he was not going to work in his family’s pharmacy, he was never moving back to Ava, Missouri, and he was not going to be a pharmacist. Young Norman could not have been more wrong about his future.

After 12 years of practice, Jill Sellers ’92/’93, Pharm.D., took a leap of faith to make the transition from pharmacist to communications entrepreneur.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy and its faculty have a long-standing tradition of incorporating the latest technologies to support student learning.

Over the past decade, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has primarily admitted students directly from high school for the duration of the undergraduate and professional programs. However, in recent years, an increasing number of transfer students have been accepted.

Nearly three years ago, St. Louis College of Pharmacy broke ground on the Academic and Research Building and marked the beginning of a project that would transform the face of the College.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is home to a talented, diverse group of students. The qualities that make them special are too numerous to count, but faculty, staff and alumni know that there’s a special trend among our students. They often come in pairs!

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 outlines new provisions to help pharmacists and other health care providers continue the fight against opioid abuse.

Kurt Kleinmann ’59, R.Ph., M.S., came to the U.S. in 1941 only knowing “yes” and “no,” but would carve a place for himself in the profession of pharmacy through lifelong learning and a dedication to teaching those after him.

Projected to save billions of dollars in U.S. health care costs, biosimilars are a highly anticipated alternative to some of the most expensive medications on the market. However, from ongoing patent litigation and legislation to complex development processes, pharmacists and the U.S. prescription drug industry are left to hang on the cusp of a revolution.

Sister Mary Louise Degenhart ’60 receives the prestigious Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award.

Christopher Smith ’08 doesn’t remember a transformative moment when God called him closer. There were no bolts of lightning or a definitive sign from above or the sort of epiphany that can lead to a life of prayer and reflection. He was a young man, already a graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy when, little by little, life—and the pull of something bigger than himself—seemed to be nudging him in a different direction.

How two faculty members at St. Louis College of Pharmacy are helping reduce hospital readmission rates.

Skydiver, Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)national president, licensed insurance agent, and student pharmacist are just a few ways to describe P3 student Jessie Nia Hwang.

With 1,685,210 new cancer cases expected to be diagnosed in 2016, according to the American Cancer Association, the necessity to expand our knowledge of cancer biology to improve treatment is undeniable. Simply learning more about the biology of cancer is not enough; it is only one piece of the puzzle.

Phase II of the master plan to transform the campus of St. Louis College of Pharmacy is quickly coming together. When complete, the College will have added more than 400,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, study areas, recreation facilities, and living space in just three years.

Less than 20 percent of Americans smoke. Every year, more try to quit. Asking for help from a pharmacist help could increase your chances of putting cigarettes down for good.

Evan Schnur ’12 received the Rising Star award at the Next-Generation Pharmacist awards gala in August.

For STLCOP students, community service and outreach are a way of life.

What do you do when you have no idea why your spouse is acting so strangely? Doug Joseph ’85/’90 knew something wasn't quite right with his wife, Kris, yet no one could give him any answers—until one morning when she couldn't get up to walk.

Rebecca Lich, who grew up among the hills of rural Jefferson County, Mo., has an undying, undeniable desire to see the world, learn about different cultures, and create new experiences

Ismar Karadzic ’10 has treated the president of the United States, who was also a medical doctor. Well, not really. But Karadzic’s patient definitely believed he was both of those things.

Whether a person is moving from operating to recovery room, hospital to home, or home to skilled-care facility, each transition of care can become a complicated, intricate process.

Pharmacists and physicians are increasingly using genetic testing for patients who are taking a host of medications, such as warfarin or antidepressants, to help use the correct dosage.

Associate Professor Jasna Marjanovic has been awarded an NIH grant—the first in STLCOP's history—to study an enzyme in blood platelets.

College alumnus is the acting director of professional degree program accreditation at the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Asthma, a chronic disease affecting 20 million Americans, including nine million children, continues to affect the city of St. Louis. In 2012, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranked St. Louis seventh on their list of the 10 asthma capitals in the U.S.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Washington University, and Barnes-Jewish College have created an interprofessional education collaboration.

Professor John Beale's discovery of four drug compounds—for which he has acquired the first international patent in STLCOP's history—may treat and even prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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