The Citation of Merit is the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy’s highest award, honoring distinguished pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. This year, four worthy leaders, including three Badger pharmacy alumni, are the awardees: Chris Decker, Roger Tung (PhD ’87), Jim De Muth (MS ’72, PhD ’74), and Ibrahim Jalal (PhD ’78).
Pharmacy Alumni Tailgate
& Class of 1978 Reunion
Generations of Badger pharmacists from around the state, including the Class of 1978, gathered at Union South to reconnect and cheer for the home team.
The School of Pharmacy's Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station is striking a unique partnership with UW Health Pharmacy Services to enhance prescription safety.
After 15 years at the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy, including 11 as dean, Jeanette Roberts is retiring. Before her departure, she shares some of her cherished memories and lessons from her time at the School, and her future plans.
Associate Professor Warren Rose's lab focuses on antimicrobial resistance, and his outstanding work is being recognized nationally with a Distinguished Investigator Award.
Dean Steven Swanson explains why our Pharmacy Badgers are core to the School's success and expresses his gratitude to alumni for making so much possible for the School of Pharmacy.
Alumni Pharmacy Careers
Charlie Lee (BS ’96) is a community pharmacist, but he had originally gone to college to become a chemical engineer.
When his mother suggested pharmacy school, “that was kind of like a light bulb moment for me,” he says. Hear what he finds exciting and challenging about making a direct impact in patients’ lives.
Pharm-Tox alumna Alison Hill (BS '11) applies her background in research to legal questions of intellectual property.
Arielis Estevez, a Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate student, is selected for the National Institutes of Health Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program to continue her research into protein glycosylation.
Each year, alumni and friends of the School of Pharmacy advance graduate students' education by providing scholarships, fellowships, and awards. Read about the winners, and the donors behind their success.
A record number of UW–Madison School of Pharmacy PharmD students had their research selected for presentation at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy's Global Conference—and several won awards.
2018 Career Fair and Roundtable Networking
Alumni and practitioners flooded Rennebohm Hall for our annual Career Fair and a roundtable networking session designed to connect our PharmD students with the people and opportunities that will accelerate their careers.
The Sonderegger Research Center’s new director, Associate Professor Michelle Chui, is redesigning the center’s mission and space to cultivate collaboration and improve medication outcomes.
From the rebuilt classic car in his garage to why he's been named Man of the Year, here are 10 things to know about Jason Lau (PharmD '01).
Assistant Professor Ed Portillo's pharmacist-driven service, COPD CARE (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Coordinated Access to Reduce Exacerbations), has been selected by the Veterans Health Administration to be implemented nationally.
A unique room in the School of Pharmacy is helping Professor Paul Hutson study the unique properties of psychedelic compounds and their potential to treat difficult mental health conditions. In an upcoming study, Hutson and his team are targeting PTSD with MDMA.
55th Pharmacy Administration Residency Reunion
The UW–Madison School of Pharmacy created a two-year dual masters degree program and residency in health systems pharmacy administration with UW Health. In 2018, graduates and leaders of the program gathered to celebrate its 55th year.
In the News
Should You Still Be Taking That Medicine?
A new study found that patients on certain types of prescriptions continue taking them when it's no longer recommended. Consumer Reports spoke with Associate Professor Bob Breslow (BS '75) about what happens when prescriptions are taken for too long.
First, Marijuana. Are Magic Mushrooms Next?
Professor Paul Hutson, who has conducted psilocybin research, is featured in a Washington Post article about the important differences between medical marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Your UW–Madison School of Pharmacy alumni peers have been busy. They’re moving, growing their families and their careers, publishing new books, and more, and you can stay up to date with it all by checking class notes in each DiscoveRx.
2019 PSW LEGISLATIVE DAY
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
Each year, the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin hosts a day of legislative action.
The event brings hundreds of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists together to meet with Wisconsin legislators, hear from Wisconsin pharmacy leaders, and learn about current issues and pharmacy-related legislation in the works.
APhA 2019: ALUMNI & FRIENDS RECEPTION
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
Join fellow Badger pharmacists at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, in the Cedar Room of the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 5 pm to 7 pm. Find more details here.
PHARMD & PHARM-TOX RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM | TUESDAY, APRIL 16
See research underway by the School’s PharmD and Pharmacology-Toxicology students, in the Health Sciences Learning Center at UW–Madison, 12–2 pm.
Upcoming Pharmacy/Health Care Conferences
Current Topics in Patient Care | January 24-25, 2019 | Wausau, Wis.
The Health Care Provider’s Role in the Management of the Diabetic Patient | April 10-11, 2019 | Fitchburg, Wis.
Land O’ Lakes PharmSci Conferences
July 15-19, 2019 | Madison, Wis.
Learn to develop a toolkit for every stage of drug development. Beginning spring 2019, program is available online.
Learn about developing these large molecule therapies. Earn the full certificate, or choose only modules of interest.
Learn about the evaluations for efficacy, safety, and cost that inform formulary decisions.
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Editor-in-Chief | Katie Gerhards
Photographer | Sally Griffith-Oh
Contributing writers | Katie Ginder-Vogel, Jill Sakai, Stephanie Blaszczyk
Contributing photographers | Ingrid Laas, Paul L. Newby II, Todd Brown, John Wingren, Kate Kroes
DiscoveRx magazine is a quarterly digital publication by the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy.