Dean Wasan selected for Prix Galien Canada Jury

Dr. Kishor Wasan, Professor and Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, has been selected as the newest jury member for the Prix Galien Canada. He will replace Dr. Jim Blackburn, former Dean of Pharmacy and Nutrition, as the prairie representative on the jury.

Designing depression diagnosis

For any number of diseases—think heart disease, cancer and diabetes—there are tests that diagnose and guide treatment. Diseases related to mental health are an exception.

New fund backs concussion test at U of S

SASKATOON – Testing of a protein biomarker that could contribute to a fast, effective and portable test for traumatic brain injuries, commonly known as concussions, is set to begin thanks to funding from the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) Saskatchewan Innovation Fund at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

SCPP Media Release on Bill 151

Proclamation of Bill 151 enhances the pharmacists’ scope of practice and welcomes a new class of pharmacy professionals in Saskatchewan. For Immediate Release: October 22, 2015

September Researcher of the Month: Dr. Roy Dobson

Dr. Dobson is an associate professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy and managing director of the MERCURi Research Group. He teaches on a range of topics across the four years of the pharmacy undergraduate program including comparative health systems, pharmacy management, pharmacoeconomics, and health and pharmacy policy.

CDRD Saskatchewan Innovation Fund Call for Applications

In February 2015 the University of Saskatchewan (through the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and VIDO-InterVac), Innovation Saskatchewan, Ag-West Bio and the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) established a new $2 Million Dollar Innovation Fund (Announcement attached).

Nutrition faculty part of $37.2M grant to U of S

Congratulations to Drs. Carol Henry, Susan Whiting and Anas El-Aneed, who are part of the team awarded $37.2 million over seven years by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund for leading-edge research and technology that will transform crop breeding and provide innovative solutions to national and global food security.

Nutrition Accreditation Committee Update

The Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP), a national partnership organization involving regulators, educators and Dietitians of Canada, is responsible for developing and maintaining Canadian standards for dietetic education. The Integrated Competencies for Dietetics Education and Practice – 2013 (ICDEP) were developed under PDEP`s direction as were the revised accreditation standards for Dietetics Education programs in Canada.

Gorecki wins 2015 CPhA Meritorious Service Award

Dennis Gorecki, former Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, has been awarded the 2015 CPhA Meritorious Service Awards. This award recognizes service to the pharmacy profession such that it brings credit and prestige to the profession.

2015 Dean's Scholarship (Round 2) Recipients

Please join the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition in congratulating Yohannes Melaku and Getenesh Berhanu Teshome, who have both been awarded Dean’s Scholarships in the second round of the 2015 competition.

SWITCH clinic services expanded

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Medication Assessment Centre (MAC) and the non-profit charity Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health (SWITCH) are teaming up to improve health care in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods.