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6/13/2014 - UC School of Pharmacy and UC Healthcare Professional Schools Host Camp
Charleston, WV (June16, 2014) –   Thirty current West Virginia high school students will be attending the first University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and UC healthcare professional schools Camp EPIC - Exploring Professions in health Care - June 22-27, 2014.  The week long camp, funded by a WV-Higher Education Policy Commission grant, will allow these students the chance to explore different careers in healthcare, with a goal of influencing them to pursue their education, beyond high school, in the healthcare field.

6/4/2014 - Iconic pharmacist fills her final scrip
She’s a South Hills icon, a 34-year fixture in the pharmacy at the Bridge Road Rite Aid. No more. On May 15, at 71, Harriet Nottingham worked her last 12-hour day. She finally retired. Can you believe it?

Her Charleston roots run deep. Daughter of the late Harry Brawley, a well-known teacher, broadcaster and city historian, she spent her early years in Kanawha City, then moved on the hill as a teenager. She never left. Everyone up there knows her.

Professionally, she blazed a trail of sorts. When she started in 1966, pharmacy was dominated by men. No problem. A shrinking violet she is not. During 48 years behind the counter, she plowed through change in her usual intrepid way. 

She and her pharmacist husband, Gerry, helped set up the pharmacy school at the University of Charleston. They remain active in the school to this day.

5/30/2014 - Advance Healthcare @ UC
Introducing Advance Healthcare @ UC - an exciting partnership between Highland Behavioral Health Services and the University of Charleston.

5/15/2014 - University of Charleston School of Pharmacy 8th Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony
Charleston, WV  – The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy 8th Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Riggleman Auditorium on the University of Charleston campus.  In addition to scholarship recipients the event recognizes faculty members chosen by students for their dedication to the profession and guidance to student pharmacists.

5/9/2014 - UC School of Pharmacy Alumnus Named Ohio-Marshall Pharmacist of the Year
Charleston, WV  – Dr. Matthew Rafa was named pharmacist of the year by the Ohio-Marshall County Pharmacy Association at the organization’s 40th annual seminar.

5/2/2014 - The University of Charleston will hold its 126th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 4th
Charleston, W.Va.  - The University of Charleston will hold its 126th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 4th, at the University campus. While not all students will participate in the commencement ceremonies, this year’s graduating class includes 280 students from all UC locations (Charleston, Beckley, Martinsburg and online), and will include candidates for 160 bachelor’s degrees, 44 master’s degrees and 76 doctorate recipients.

4/17/2014 - Abraham Lincoln Presenter John Mansfield to Serve as University of Charleston Commencement Speaker
Charleston, W.Va. – What would Abraham Lincoln say to the graduates of 2014 – 150 years after his presidency? To help celebrate the bright futures of 280 new graduates, the University of Charleston will call on the wisdom of the 16th President of the United States of America. Famed Abraham Lincoln educational presenter John Mansfield will address UC graduates at Spring Commencement on Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. on the school’s Riverfront Lawn in Charleston, W.Va.

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.

11/13/2013 - 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.

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