Staff spotlight: Gen Clark

Gen Clark is the college’s research facilitator. As a research development professional, she works closely with researchers to help them achieve funding success.

Two of three MS national wellness research grants awarded to U of S

SASKATOON, SK. Through a new grant competition from the MS Society of Canada and its affiliated MS Scientific Research Foundation, two University of Saskatchewan multiple sclerosis (MS) researchers have each been awarded $40,000 to assess novel approaches to physical exercise in helping people with MS—a web-based exercise program and Pilates.

Frank and Phyllis Abbott leave legacy gift

On Thursday, September 27, Frank and Phyllis Abbott met with Dean Kishor Wasan in Vancouver to sign the paperwork for the Frank and Phyllis Abbott Legacy Fund at the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. The fund will support the college’s priority areas, as determined by the dean.

High medication adherence in individuals with MS

Taking medications as prescribed is essential for maintaining optimal health. Yet only 50% of patients with long-term chronic illnesses are estimated to adhere to treatment recommendations.

Staff Spotlight: Claire Sutton

Claire joined the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition in September 2010, after moving to Saskatoon from Calgary, where she worked with students at SAIT Polytechnic in the Petroleum Engineering program. She was born and raised in South Africa, and emigrated with her family in 1995, establishing their new Canadian home in Calgary.

Jenna Anderson appointed SPEP Coordinator and Instructor

Congratulations to Jenna Anderson who has been appointed as the Pharmacy Structured Practice Experiences Coordinator and Instructor in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. The following announcement was issued by Dean Kishor Wasan:

Pharmacy accreditation update

The Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAP), a national organization involving educators and Pharmacists, is responsible for developing and maintaining Canadian standards for pharmacy education.

Nutrition Research Day 2016

The annual Dietitians of Canada Saskatchewan Research Day was held on Thursday, April 21, in the Health Sciences Building at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). The day highlighted and celebrated the fourth year nutrition students' practice-based research project presentations, and featured presentations by leading experts in food and nutrition.

U of S to introduce new pharmacy curriculum

The University of Saskatchewan will launch a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in fall 2017 to replace the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy as the first professional degree required to practice as a licensed pharmacist.

Nutrition students receive USSU awards

Congratulations to nutrition students Lauren Kapphahn and Tenielle Koob who received University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) Experience in Excellence Awards on Sunday, April 3.

Trainee spotlight: AAPS student chapter

The U of S Student Chapter of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) was launched in January 2015 and is the newest AAPS student chapter, joining 96 other student chapters in 19 countries around the world.

Rising to the challenge

A U of S student team recently won top prize at the National Health Care Team Challenge, a Canada-wide case competition for students in the health sciences.

Testing the market

The atrium of the agriculture building was a-buzz last Friday, Feb. 5, as a student-organized farmers’ market offered fresh, local food and handcrafts to the campus community.

U of S first in compounding at PDW

With 35 delegates at the 2016 CAPSI Professional Development week, the University of Saskatchewan had an impressive showing at the national conference.

PharmaZzz helps pharmacists help patients with insomnia

Dr. Fred Rémillard and his colleagues, Loren Regier (RxFiles), Karen Jensen (medSask), and Pharmacy student Janelle Trifa, have developed PharmaZzz©, a non-medication therapy offered by community pharmacists and designed to help patients with chronic insomnia improve their sleep and come off hypnotic therapy.