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Lt. Kristen Konosky, Wilkes Pharmacy Graduate 2015, was deployed as part of the response to Hurricane Harvey

Lt. Kristen Konosky, Wilkes Pharmacy Graduate 2015, was deployed as part of the response to Hurricane Harvey

Primary Care Progress Hotspotting Interprofessional Learning Collaborative for Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties

Primary Care Progress Hotspotting Interprofessional Learning Collaborative for Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties

Wilkes University Student Pharmacist Taylor Hodle Attends Primary Care Progress Annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit Aug. 18-20 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Wilkes University student pharmacist Taylor Hodle of Dallas, Pa., was selected to attend the Primary Care Progress annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit Aug. 18-20 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Wilkes University Recognizes Faculty and Staff With 2017 President's Awards for Excellence

Five Wilkes University faculty and staff members were honored with the 2017 President's Awards for Excellence. The awards, which were presented by President Patrick Leahy at the University's fall convocation, recognize individuals who reflect excellence in their work at the University based on the University's core values. This is the second year for the awards program.

Wilkes University Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards

Wilkes University has announced faculty promotions and recognized faculty who have been awarded tenure.

Wilkes University Student Pharmacist Kayla Hiryak Awarded AFPE Gateway to Research Scholarship

Wilkes University student pharmacist Kayla Hiryak of Boyertown, Pa., was awarded the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Gateway to Research Scholarship for her research. Hiryak worked with mentor Adam VanWert, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, on her project entitled, "Synthetic Biological Approach to Treating Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones." Hiryak was one of 16 winners out of hundreds of nominees from across the country and the first Wilkes student to receive the award.

Congratulations to P3 Student Taylor Hodle

Congratulations to P3 Student Taylor Hodle

Pharmacy Practice Welcomes Drs. McCutcheon and Miller!

Pharmacy Practice Welcomes Drs. McCutcheon and Miller!

Wilkes University Welcomes New Faculty for 2017-2018 Academic Year

Wilkes University welcomed 25 new faculty members at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. New faculty included new tenure-track faculty, as well as visiting professors and faculty of practice.

Faculty, Alumni and Students rock at the annual meeting of AACP!

Faculty, Alumni and Students rock at the annual meeting of AACP!

CareerMD Healthcare Career Fair

CareerMD Healthcare Career Fair

Wilkes University Student Pharmacists Named to CVS Health Foundation Scholars Program

Wilkes University student pharmacists Alexandra Grudeski of Gouldsboro, Pa., and Cody Morcom of Scott Township, Pa., participated in the CVS Health Foundation Scholars Program in summer 2017. The program, which was created in collaboration with Pharmacy Quality Alliance and the CVS Health Foundation, works to foster student engagement in performance measurement and quality improvement while working with a mentor to implement their quality-based project. The 20 selected scholars will present the results of their work during the 2018 PQA Annual Meeting poster session.

PQA/CVS Scholars Program

PQA/CVS Scholars Program

Dr. Scott Stolte Appointed Dean of Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University

Scott Stolte, Pharm.D., has joined Wilkes University as dean of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy.

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Faculty Member Jennifer Malinowski Wins Innovations in Teaching Competition Sponsored by American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Jennifer Malinowski, Pharm.D., a faculty member and an assistant dean in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, has won the 2017 Innovations in Teaching Competition sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Welcomes Dean Stolte!

Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Welcomes Dean Stolte!

Wilkes University Graduate Jennifer Smith Named 2017 Outstanding Pharmacy Student

Jennifer Smith of Hummelstown, Pa., a recent graduate of Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, was presented with the 2017 Outstanding Pharmacy Student Award by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. Smith received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2017.

Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Students Attended Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Legislative Day on April 19

Students in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy attended Pennsylvania Pharmacy Day at the capitol in Harrisburg on April 19. Thirty-two students along with faculty members Tom Franko and Judith Kristeller participated in the day organized by the Pennsylvania Pharmacy Association. The theme for the day was "Putting Patients First," advocating that pharmacists always put their patients first.

Wilkes Pharmacy Student Eileen Friery of Kenosha, Wis., Wins U.S. Public Health Service Award

Wilkes University second-year pharmacy student Eileen Friery of Kenosha, Wis., was the recipient of a United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award. Friery was recognized for her work in initiatives that help achieve unmet needs of local and global underserved populations.

Wilkes University Student Pharmacist Finalists in Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition

Wilkes University student pharmacists from the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Ashley Robold and Terra Landis were finalists in the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association's (PPA) 2017 "Know Pain Know Gain" Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition, which took place during PPA's mid-year conference on Jan. 28 in Lancaster, Pa. Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,300 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Wilkes University Presents the Lecture "Borders Beyond the Wall: Immigration Policy Today and the Battles Ahead" on March 21

The question of national immigration policy will be the focus when the lecture, "Borders Beyond the Wall: Immigration Policy Today and the Battles Ahead" is presented on Tues., March 21 at Wilkes University. The lecture will be delivered by Lina Newton, associate professor of political science at Hunter College, CUNY, in the Miller Room at the Henry Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, and is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.

Six Student Pharmacists Names to Fall MAC Honor Roll.

Six Student Pharmacists Names to Fall MAC Honor Roll.

Pharmacy Students Assist with Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups

Pharmacy Students Assist with Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups

CPFI volunteered at St. Vincent De Paul soup kitchen.

CPFI volunteered at St. Vincent De Paul soup kitchen.

Jefferson Bohan (PharmD, 2014) recipient of an ASHP Best Practice Award

Jefferson Bohan (PharmD, 2014) recipient of an ASHP Best Practice Award

Passport to Science welcomed more than 200 members of the Community

Passport to Science welcomed more than 200 members of the Community

Wilkes University Delta Omicron chapter wins Man Mile award at Kappa Psi Northeast Province Meeting

Wilkes University Delta Omicron chapter wins Man Mile award at Kappa Psi Northeast Province Meeting

Creative Writing Fall Workshops

Check out the listing of creative writing classes for late Fall!

Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Marks 20 Years of Pharmacy Education With Oct. 22 Event

Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy rededicates its CVS Pharmacy Care Lab at a special event on Saturday, Oct. 22. The event also marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the pharmacy school at Wilkes. The ribbon cutting and rededication will be at 4:30 p.m. at the lab on the first floor of the Stark Learning Center, followed by a reception.

TITLE: "Awareness, Learning, and Speaking for Those That Can't About ALS" (A Patient's Point of View)

TITLE: "Awareness, Learning, and Speaking for Those That Can't About ALS" (A Patient's Point of View)

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Honors Students in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association honored students in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy with two awards at its recent conference.

Wilkes Success at 2016 PPA Annual Conference!

Wilkes Success at 2016 PPA Annual Conference!

Wilkes Pharmacy at the Today Show

Wilkes Pharmacy at the Today Show

Wilkes University Pharmacy Faculty Receive Grant To Improve Transition of Care from Hospital to Home

Judith Kristeller and Dana Manning, faculty in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, have received a $150,000 grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation. The grant, to be paid over three years, will expand a system for improving the transition of care and medication use for patients who are discharged from Commonwealth Health network hospitals to home. The Wilkes grant is one of only 13 awarded by Cardinal Health from among 163 applications nationwide.

Wilkes University Faculty Receive Teaching Awards

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IPHO welcomes Dr. Barbara Leri

IPHO welcomes Dr. Barbara Leri

Wilkes University Alpha Phi chapter hosted the Lambda Kappa Sigma annual convention

Wilkes University Alpha Phi chapter hosted the Lambda Kappa Sigma annual convention

Wilkes University's Dr. Zbigniew Witczak Elected President of the International Carbohydrate Organization

Zbigniew Witczak, chair of the department of pharmaceutical sciences in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, was named President-Elect of the International Carbohydrate Organization for the 2016 - 2018 term. He will take the helm as President on Aug. 1, 2016, after the closing of the 28th International Carbohydrate Symposium this month, July 17-21, in New Orleans, La.. He is currently serving as Vice-Chair and National Representative to the Organization.

United States Public Health Service (PHS) Pharmacist Opportunities

United States Public Health Service (PHS) Pharmacist Opportunities

Volunteers needed for "Camp Sight".

Volunteers needed for "Camp Sight".

American College of Clinical Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Forum (Hollywood, FL)

American College of Clinical Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Forum (Hollywood, FL)

Wilkes University 2016 Pharmacy Graduate Recognized with Outstanding Pharmacy Student Award

Wilkes University pharmacy graduate Trina Patel of Mechanicsburg, Pa., was recently awarded the 2016 Outstanding Pharmacy Student Award from the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

Wilkes Pharmacy Student Sarah Fillman of Limerick, Pa., Wins U.S. Public Health Service Award

Wilkes University third-year pharmacy student Sarah Fillman, of Limerick, Pa., was the recipient of a United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award. Fillman was recognized for her work during a summer internship at Geisinger Health System, where she piloted a program to establish public awareness efforts to promote proper drug disposal.

Graduate of Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Makes Headlines In The New York Times

Graduate of Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Makes Headlines In The New York Times

Pharmacy US Public Health Newsletter

Pharmacy US Public Health Newsletter

Wilkes Pharmacy Rocks in Residency Matching!

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Wilkes University Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) Will be Hosting an Open House

The event will provide students the opportunity to "shadow" an AFROTC class, sit down with AFROTC staff members for a Q&A, and learn more about AFROTC opportunities and scholarship benefits.

Wilkes University Pharmacy Students Offer Outreach To Assist Community With Affordable Care Act Sign Ups

Students in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy are offering an outreach session to help community members learn about and sign up for the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") the session, offered in cooperation with the Advocacy Alliance, is on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the School of Pharmacy, located in Stark Learning Center on the Wilkes campus.

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Student Organization Receives Membership Award from Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) presented the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy student chapter with the Membership Award during the association's Annual Conference on Oct. 3 in Grantville, Pa. The award recognizes the pharmacy school that excels at membership recruitment, retention and involvement in the PPA. Points are awarded for a number of activities based on these criteria and special credit is given for creative and innovative efforts.

Wilkes University Faculty, Students and Alumni Present at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

Faculty, students and alumni from Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy played a significant role at the recent annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, held October 1-4 in Grantville, Pa. The weekend featured educational presentations and opportunities for mentoring and entertainment. Wilkes had the largest student turnout of any school of pharmacy. In addition, more than 40 percent of the speakers at the convention were Wilkes faculty, students and alumni.

Wilkes University Announces Recipients of 2015 TREC Awards

Wilkes University recognized 12 faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching and advising at the 2015 Teacher Recognition and Effectiveness Committee (TREC) Awards Ceremony.

Wilkes University Dedicates Campus Gateway

Wilkes University formally dedicated its new $1.7 million Gateway - which joins the heart of campus with South Main Street -- in a ceremony that kicked off its annual Homecoming weekend on Oct. 2. The dedication, attended by faculty, staff, students, alumni and elected officials, celebrated the completion of a project that opens a new era for the University.

Be Part of History - Participate in the Gateway Dedication!

Want to be part of Wilkes history? Be a part of the dedication ceremony for the Campus Gateway on Friday, October 2, at 4:00 p.m.!

Family of Colonels Is Theme for Wilkes University Homecoming From Oct. 2-4

Wilkes University will welcome alumni back to campus for the 2015 Homecoming weekend from Oct. 2-4. The theme this year, "Family of Colonels," celebrates Wilkes' close-knit campus community.

Wilkes University Hosts "Passport to Science" Oct. 10 Community Open House

Wilkes University will hold a community open house at the Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The science center is located at 140 S. River St. in Wilkes-Barre. Refreshments will be served.

Wilkes University Provost Anne Skleder Announces Appointment of Four New Deans

Wilkes University Provost Anne Skleder has announced the appointment of new deans to lead the colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Engineering and the schools of Education and Nursing.

Wilkes University Opens Academic Year With Largest Undergraduate Student Body In History

Wilkes University Opens Academic Year With Largest Undergraduate Student Body In History

Ugandan Pharmacists Study At Wilkes University

Two Ugandan pharmacists complete an eight-week training program with KarenBeth Bohan, associate professor of pharmacy practice in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy.

Professor Eric Wright Adds Public Health Perspective to Pharmacy Practice

Eric Wright, associate professor of pharmacy practice, is bringing students at Wilkes University a new perspective on pharmacy. Wright recently graduated with a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He now has the knowledge and skills to train Wilkes pharmacy students to manage patient populations.

Wilkes University Seeks Patents For Medical Advancements Developed By Faculty

The research of two Wilkes University professors could dramatically improve diagnosis and treatment for wound care, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other brain-related disorders. The University has filed patent applications for health care innovations developed by Ali Razavi, professor of mechanical engineering, and Abas Sabouni, assistant professor electrical engineering. The two separate applications are the first intellectual property right submissions for the 82-year-old University.

Wilkes University Students Study Health Care During Study Abroad In Tanzania

Three Wilkes University students gained hands-on experience recently during a study abroad trip to Tanzania. Nursing student Ariel Velez and pharmacy students Sarah Brozena and Erica Chambers spent two weeks volunteering with grass roots organizations, learning about global health, and enjoying local customs.

Wilkes University Freshmen Help Community During Summer Orientation

Members of Wilkes University's incoming freshman class will pitch in to help the Wyoming Valley community as part of their summer orientation on Monday, June 29 and Monday, July 13. About 300 students at each orientation session will volunteer at locations that include senior centers, youth centers, parks, the CEO's Weinberg Food Bank, and many other organizations.

Ugandan Pharmacists Completing Summer Study With Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Faculty Member

Two Ugandan pharmacists are spending the summer at Wilkes University to complete an advanced pharmaceutical care experiential training program under the supervision of KarenBeth Bohan, associate professor of pharmacy practice in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy.

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Exceeds National Average for Post-Graduate Residency Training

Twenty members of the 2015 graduating class in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy are entering residency programs following their graduation in May.

Wilkes University Holds 68th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Holds 68th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University to Host Veterans Career and Education Boot Camp on May 11

Wilkes University will host the Veterans Career and Education Boot Camp on Monday, May 11 in the Henry Student Center, located at 84 W. South Street, Wilkes-Barre. The event will begin with a registration and networking session at 8 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. All current and former military personnel are invited to attend.

Wilkes University Announces Young Scholars Gateway Program

Wilkes University Announces Young Scholars Gateway Program

Wilkes University Breaks Ground For Campus Gateway

Wilkes University broke ground today on its campus gateway project that promises to transform both its campus and the South Main Street area in the city of Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University Pharmacy Student Nicholas Stauffer of Barto, Pa., Receives United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award

Wilkes University pharmacy student Nicholas Stauffer of Barto, Pa., has received the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award. The national award is given annually to a pharmacy student enrolled in an accredited doctoral program who promotes the objectives of the Public Health Service's "Healthy People 2020" initiative, serves the community and demonstrates leadership qualities that foster a team approach in patient care. This is the second consecutive year that a student from Wilkes University has received the national award.

Patricia Clancy Kienle, Wilkes University Pharmacy Faculty, Receives American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Award for Distinguished Practice Leadership

Wilkes University Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Patricia Clancy Kienle received the Board of Directors Award for Distinguished Leadership in Pharmacy Practice from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) at the association's 49th Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Students Participate in Global Health Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Uganda

Kristen Konosky, Amanda Fenstermacher and Elizabeth Cook, fourth-year students in the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, are participating in a Global Health Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Uganda. There they will learn about the healthcare challenges that affect Sub-Saharan Africa while experiencing Ugandan life and culture. KarenBeth Bohan, Wilkes associate professor of pharmacy, is leading the trip.

Wilkes Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Kimberly Ference, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Recognized at Volunteers in Medicine Annual Event

Volunteers in Medicine recognized Kimberly Ference, assistant professor of pharmacy at Wilkes University, and the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University for their philanthropic contributions at the organization's Annual Meeting and Appreciation Luncheon, held at the Westmoreland Club in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

New Spanish Concentration In Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Gives Students Career Edge

New Spanish Concentration In Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Gives Students Career Edge

Wilkes University Pharmacy Team Places Fourth in American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Skills Competition

Bethany Sharpless and Lindsey Coval represented the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy in the 19th annual American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Skills Competition, held during the society's Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The team placed fourth in the competition, in which a record 127 teams from pharmacy schools across the country competed.

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Recognized as Top Five School in American Pharmacists Association's Pharmacists Provide Care Campaign

The Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy has been recognized as a top five school with the highest rate of participation in the American Pharmacists Association's Pharmacists Provide Care Campaign. The campaign's mission is to lobby congressional support to grant pharmacists provider status in federal law. Provider status would enable Medicare beneficiaries to access pharmacist-provided services under Medicare Part B.

VIP Day To Be Held As Scheduled March 21; Wilkes University Closing At 2 p.m. March 20

VIP Day To Be Held As Scheduled March 21; Wilkes University Closing At 2 p.m. March 20

Wilkes University Pharmacy Student Alysha Lopez of DuBois, Pa., Wins "Know Pain, Know Gain" Competition at Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association's Mid-Year Conference

Alysha Lopez of DuBois, Pa., won the 2015 "Know Pain, Know Gain" competition held on February 21 at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association's Mid-Year Conference in Harrisburg. Lopez, a fourth-year pharmacy student at Wilkes University, competed against 11 other pharmacy students from colleges and universities across the state.

Allen P. Kirby Lecture Series and Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University to Host Harvard Business School Professor Cynthia A. Montgomery on April 16

Cynthia A. Montgomery, Harvard Business School Timken Professor of Business Administration, will speak about "Where Leadership Begins" at the Allen P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship on Thursday, April 16 at Wilkes University. The lecture, which is being co-hosted by the Wilkes University Family Business Alliance, will take place at the Arnaud C. Marts Center Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Running Club Holds Relay for Heat to Raise Funds to Ease Home Heating Crisis

The Wilkes University Running Club will hold its 11th annual Relay for Heat to raise funds to help the Commission for Economic Opportunity (CEO) assist local families in need with heating costs.

Empty Bowls Raises $10,000 for Area Food Banks

Volunteers from the Empty Bowls committee recently presented a $10,000 check to representatives of the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, the Commission on Economic Opportunity and the food bank at Luzerne County Community College. The funds were raised at the third annual Empty Bowls event in November 2014 and will be divided among the three organizations. The event is sponsored by Wilkes University, King's College, Wyoming Seminary and Luzerne County Community College. The next Empty Bowls event will take place at Wilkes on November 15, 2015.

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30

Wilkes University Receives $40,000 From UGI Utilities, Inc. for Women Empowered by Science Program

UGI Utilities, Inc., recently made a gift of $40,000 to Wilkes University through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. This gift will support the Women Empowered by Science program at Wilkes University.

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Fall 2014 Semester

Wilkes University Provost Anne A. Skleder announces the Dean's List for the Fall 2014 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must earn a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.

Wilkes University Pharmacy Students Assist With Affordable Care Act Signups

Wilkes University Pharmacy Students Assist With Affordable Care Act Signups

Wilkes University Scientist Leads Research Team Awarded $1 Million National Science Foundation Grant

Ned Fetcher, scientist and coordinator of the Institute for Environmental Science and Sustainability at Wilkes University, is the principal investigator on a research team that has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of climate change on plants. The team will study the effect of a changing climate on tussock cottongrass, a plant indigenous to tundra ecosystems in Alaska. The grant funds research entitled "Collaborative Research: Local adaptation in a dominant arctic tundra sedge (Eriophorum vaginatum) and its effects on ecosystem response in a changing climate."

Wilkes University Pharmacy Student Liz Taber of Nazareth, Pa., Performs Pharmacy Rotation in Peru

Wilkes University student Liz Taber performed a three-week pharmacy rotation in Peru through the Global Awareness Institute. The international program provides pharmacy students an opportunity to study in the rainforest and learn about medicinal plants unique to the region. Taber is the daughter of Beth and Charlie Taber of Nazareth, Pa. The rotation fulfills one of six rotations required by the University's doctor of pharmacy program. Taber completed the rotation in Peru in July.

Wilkes University Announces Honors Program Beginning In 2015-2016 Academic Year

An honors program offering enhanced academic experiences and grants and scholarships totaling more than $35,000 over four years will be offered to students for the first time by Wilkes University in fall 2015.

Wilkes University Receives $3 Million in State Funding For Engineering Laboratories

Wilkes University has received $3 million in funding from the State of Pennsylvania that will allow it to revolutionize the engineering education experience for its students and provide engineering laboratory support to regional industry.

Wilkes University Honors Faculty, Staff with 2014 TREC Awards

Seven Wilkes University faculty and staff members were honored for their work teaching and advising students at the annual TREC Awards Ceremony. The awards are presented by the university's Teaching Recognition and Effectiveness Committee (TREC).

KarenBeth Bohan, Wilkes University Pharmacy Professor, Awarded Fulbright Grant

KarenBeth Bohan, associate professor of pharmacy practice in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and Nursing, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant in public/global health to work with Makerere University in Uganda. Under the grant, Bohan will work with faculty in the African university's pharmacy program to develop better curriculum for clinical training for pharmacy students. She also will develop training for pharmacists already working in hospitals.

Volunteers in Medicine and Wilkes Pharmacy Students Offer Assistance with Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups on March 11 and March 18

Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) students from Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and the Advocacy Alliance will offer two outreach sessions to educate community members and assist with sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"). Sessions will be offered on Tuesday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Volunteers in Medicine, 190 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Wilkes-Barre. Walk-ins are welcome but individuals may wish to call ­­570-970-2864 to make an appointment.

Wilkes Professor Elected President of Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation

Jonathan Ference, associate professor of pharmacy practice at Wilkes University, was recently elected president of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation. In this role, he will guide other board members in establishing the strategic direction for the foundation.

Wilkes University Hosts Community Health Fair April 5

Wilkes University is sponsoring a Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 5, to provide information to members of the community about healthy lifestyles and health-related topics. The health fair, rescheduled from Feb. 15 due to inclement weather, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Henry Student Center on the University's campus. The event is free and registration is not required.

Wilkes University Pharmacy Students Offer Assistance with Sign-Ups for Affordable Care Act On March 29

Students from Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and The Commonwealth Medical College, in cooperation with the Advocacy Alliance, will offer an outreach session to assist community members to learn about and sign up for the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"). The session will be held on March 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wilkes University.

Wilkes University Student Bethany Sharpless of Lansing, N.Y., Receives U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award

Wilkes University third-year pharmacy student Bethany Sharpless of Lansing, N.Y., recently received the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award. The national award is given annually to a pharmacy student enrolled in an accredited doctoral program who promotes the objectives of the Public Health Service's "Healthy People 2020" initiative, serves the community and demonstrates leadership qualities that foster a team approach in patient care.

Wilkes University 2014 Pharmacy Graduates Pursue Post-Graduate Training, Set University Record

Twenty-four Wilkes University 2014 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates will pursue post-graduate training across the country. Nationwide, approximately 18 percent of pharmacy graduates pursue residency training. At Wilkes, 24 percent of the graduating class matched with residency programs, exceeding the national average. Including fellowships, 35 percent of the graduating class will pursue post-graduate training, setting a University record.

Wilkes University Pharmacy Professor Eric Wright Announces Study To Increase Pharmacists' Role In Health Care Team

Eric Wright, Wilkes University associate professor of pharmacy practice, is the principal investigator on a $600,000 research grant from the National Association of Chain Drugstores Foundation to expand the role of community pharmacists within the health care team. Wright will partner with Geisinger Health System and participating pharmacies in central and northeastern Pennsylvania in conducting the study.


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