The pandemic pushed many industries to support remote employees. But what about pharmacy? Data from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study, led by Professor Dave Mott (BS ’88, MS ’92, PhD ’95) and colleagues, finds a significant increase in the hours pharmacists are working from home since 2019. The careers of these five alumni bear out the trend and illuminate where and how pharmacy work is done remotely.
Alumni of the Year
For four decades, Bruce Scott (BS '79) has served the profession of pharmacy at national and local levels, earning him the PAA's Alum of the Year award. Learn about his broad impact on pharmacy.
One of the first graduates of the PharmTox program, Patrick Dowling (BS '87) used the degree as a launchpad for an illustrious career as a pulmonary and critical care physician. Learn why he's the PharmTox Alum of the Year.
It’s not easy to buy a pharmacy during a global pandemic, but that’s exactly what Matt McGowan (PharmD ‘10) did. For his impact on the community, he's honored as PAA's Young Alum of the Year.
With 79 PharmD students matched with a PGY1 residency, the School of Pharmacy’s ASHP match rate hit 99 percent for 2023 graduates, making UW–Madison one of the top pharmacy schools for residency placement and marking a new record in its residency match rate in recent years. Learn about the innovative education supporting this success.
“This program will open up more opportunities to students like me, who want to stay at home for undergrad. I’m really excited to have a head start on my career path with a spot in the UW–Madison PharmD program." Learn how the School's new Early Assurance program helps Wisconsinites access a top pharmacy education.
For their broad impact on practice, Jordan Dow (PharmD ‘08, MS ‘10), David Hager (PharmD ‘05), Neil MacKinnon (MS ‘95), and Kate Schaafsma (MS ‘09) are honored by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists as 2023 fellows. See what they’re doing to shape the profession and patient care.
Nationally recognized pharmacy workforce research by alumni and faculty receives the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association’s Best Published Paper Award: the cherished Wiederholt Prize. Learn about their award-winning findings.
A month into her residency, all of Debra Fluno's (BS '87) preceptors left, leaving her to step up in a big way. That experience helped her forge the path that led her to where she is today, guiding national pharmacy operations for a major healthcare service provider.
Alumni have an immeasurable impact on the School of Pharmacy and its students through generously sharing their time, talent, and treasure. As another semester begins, Associate Dean for Advancement Dave Mott (BS ’88, MS ’92, PhD ’95) shares some of the ways your support is making a difference.
Gallery: PAA/WSPS Golf Outing
Each year, the Pharmacy Alumni Association hosts a golf outing that brings alumni, faculty, and students together for a day on the green, all to benefit student scholarships.
Gallery: 2023 PAA Luncheon
During the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin's annual meeting, the Pharmacy Alumni Association hosted a luncheon to bring Wisconsin alums together to reconnect and celebrate 2023 honorees.
Fighting Infectious Disease
A School of Pharmacy team led by Associate Professor Warren Rose is testing a novel platform that could give doctors a better way to fight hard-to-treat infections.
Our 2023 Hooding Ceremony celebrated more than 100 graduates from the School's PharmD, Health Services Research in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Health System Pharmacy Administration programs.
Detecting Drugs of Abuse
“I call it forensic tox whack-a-mole,” says Assistant Professor Heather Barkholtz. “As soon as a certain substance is made illegal, something new pops up, so we’re always chasing those novel psychoactive substances."
Clotting to Target Cancer
To better target cancer therapeutics, Assistant Professor Quanyin Hu leverages a mechanism that results in a very specific biological chain reaction — the cellular signals that trigger blood to clot.
New Antiviral for Deadly Encephalitis
Associate Professor Jennifer Golden has found a brain-penetrating drug candidate that is effective against two deadly encephalitis viruses, for which there are currently no approved prophylactic or therapeutic treatment options.
New UW Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin visits Rennebohm Hall to be introduced to the breadth and depth of pharmacy education and research taking place right here on campus.
National Programming Award
For their Conference on Conferences, the School's Wisconsin Society of Pharmacy Students earns a national award from the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists.
3 PharmTox Fellows
Three PharmTox students receive competitive UW–Madison research fellowships to explore issues from repairing traumatic brain injuries to using oncolytic viruses as treatment.
In front of a panel of School of Pharmacy alumni judges, PharmD students pitched entrepreneurial ideas for new medication-focused apps and devices.
National Student Leader
Even before pharmacy school, PharmD student Michael Nome helped found a school in his hometown in Nigeria. His leadership qualities have only grown stronger, and now he's one of 12 pharmacy students nationwide to receive this ASHP award.
A national organization is honoring Associate Professor Jason Kwan for his contributions to natural products research, including developing a platform to accelerate genomic sequencing.
See what our Pharmacy Badgers have been up to all spring and summer, including numerous professional achievements, new roles, and updates on how life has been. Keep in touch with your School of Pharmacy alumni peers through class notes.
Christopher Barron (BS ’97), Tyler Prickette (PharmD ’17), and Tony Knutson (PharmD ’20) share how Fort HealthCare applies principles of population health, including its key initiatives, pharmacy’s role, and best practices that promote population health initiatives.
From the PAA
Nov. 2 – 3, 2023 | BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute, Fitchburg, Wis.
Hosted by the UW Transdisciplinary Center for Research in Psychoactive Substances and the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development, this third-annual symposium is intended for researchers and clinicians in the areas of clinical psychology, psychiatry, pharmacy, nursing, and social work.
The symposium will highlight community engagement approaches and scientific and clinical work on campus, as well as roundtable discussions on models of care for ketamine and psilocybin therapies, barriers to access for underserved communities, best practices, and more.
October 16 – 19, 2023 | Pyle Center, Madison
This course provides project management and leadership training for aspiring or current project team leaders, covering effective leadership skills, team dynamics, project management, and decision-making skills. The course also covers regulatory compliance and quality assurance to plan candidate advancement to Phase I and beyond.
Nov. 3, 2023 | Virtual
Editor-in-Chief | Katie Gerhards
Photographer | Sally Griffith-Oh
Contributing Photographers | Todd Brown, Andy Manis, Samantha Casper, Kristen Koenig
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Editorial Interns | Aarti Gupta, Olivia Bouchard
Editorial Advisors | Alyson Kim, David Mott
DiscoveRx magazine is a quarterly digital publication by the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy.