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Pharmacy students continue tradition of national leadership

Pharmacy students

Pharmacy students

WSU student pharmacists at the Midyear American Society of Health‑System Pharmacists convention in Anaheim, CA.

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Lori Maricle

Leadership opportunities are built into the doctor of pharmacy program at WSU Spokane, some on campus in one of many pharmacy organizations, and others in the national arena where faculty have roles and contacts.

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WSU College of Pharmacy fights ALS, Alzheimer’s and more

WSU College of Pharmacy research

WSU College of Pharmacy research

“Right here in Spokane, Washington, we could potentially be making the drug to give to people with ALS that could stop their complications altogether.”

Those are the words of Travis Denton, a medicinal chemist in the WSU College of Pharmacy. Denton is trying to find a drug that could repair the brain’s “house-cleaning function” and help those suffering from ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and more.

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WSU College of Pharmacy fights rheumatoid arthritis

Salah Amed

Salah AmedResearchers in the WSU College of Pharmacy have found that a compound in green tea fights the joint pain, inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis.

Salah-uddin Ahmed, the lead WSU researcher on the project, teamed with fellow Spokane researchers Sadiq Umar and Anil Singh, as well as researchers from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research in Hajipur, India.

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WSU College of Pharmacy looks at impact of pharmacist-provided health screening

Julie Akers WSU Spokane

Julie Akers WSU Spokane

Julie Akers, Pharm.D., is working with Bartell Drugs to increase access to health services in Washington communities.

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Lori Maricle

Screening for hepatitis C could someday be available in pharmacies thanks in part to a research study under way by the WSU College of Pharmacy and funded by the national Community Pharmacy Foundation.

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