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Personalis Regis University School of Pharmacy Newsletter

Volume II, Issue 3

The end of our spring semester and the beginning of summer has been a time of great celebration, thoughtful reflection, and eager anticipation for the School of Pharmacy. We all celebrated the graduation of our inaugural class on May 5th. I had the distinct honor and pleasure to read the names of our fifty new Regis pharmacists as they marched across the stage to receive their Doctor of Pharmacy diplomas from President Fitzgibbons. In the audience, family and friends shared the moment with smiles, cheers and a few tears – recognizing the hard work, commitment and pioneering spirit these graduates had shown over the past four years. And as the faculty watched, you could see the pride and sense of accomplishment in their faces as their dedication to building an exemplary pharmacy program was evidenced by the quality of these new pharmacy graduates. We also are celebrating receiving full accreditation status from ACPE. A new school can receive a maximum of 2 years of this status which we received. The hard work of the faculty and accreditation steering committee, led by Dr. Allana Sucher, resulted in a very positive site visit in early April and now our long sought after goal of full accreditation. I give my highest praise and congratulations to our faculty, staff and community partners in successfully building a truly innovative, mission-driven and now, fully accredited school of pharmacy. With such successes to celebrate, it is only appropriate to reflect for a moment on what brought us to this point. A commitment by Regis University to support a high quality pharmacy program adding to the existing nationally ranked physical therapy and nursing programs in the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions. The innovative vision of our inaugural faculty to take a chance and teach our students in an integrated, team-based learning (TBL) model that is still unique in pharmacy academia. The overarching Jesuit mission of educating men and women in service of others – and the commitment to make this mission real in every aspect of the curriculum. All of these shaped the development of the school, its recent successes, and will continue to shape our future. That future is something we all are looking toward with great anticipation. With the development of new residency programs in partnership with our practice colleagues; with the formation of an operational structure within the School to maximize the benefits of our TBL expertise in our education, scholarship and outreach; with an expanded (both by discipline and by geography) Board of Advisors to help us envision how we need to grow – we will strive to provide the best pharmacy graduates for current and future practice and help shape pharmacy education well into the 21st century.

Rodney A. Carter, Pharm.D. Dean, Regis University School of Pharmacy

Executive Editor: Rodney A. Carter, Pharm.D. Dean, School of Pharmacy Regis University 303.625.1300

Editor: Miki Goldwire, PharmD, MSc, BS, BCPS Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice Regis University, School of Pharmacy

Graduation Spring 2013 Jeff Baca can remember when the seed was planted. He was young. His mother had just gotten open-heart surgery and he was worried about her health. He recalls talking to a pharmacist about his mother’s medication because he wanted to be helpful. He didn’t fully understand the science, but he remembers how the pharmacist spoke to him in a kind, patient manner, and how reassured he felt to be a support for his mother.

Fast forward two decades – through a stint in the Navy, a new marriage and his first child – and Jeff is set to be the one doling out kindness and medical guidance. Earlier in May, he graduated from Regis, one of 50 students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program’s inaugural class. Jeff believes that the program’s innovative Team-Based Learning model has prepared him well for the next step in his career. He is ready to work on the frontline of the health care field. “Team-Based Learning has put me ahead of the curve in terms of communication. I have learned how to collaborate with people from different backgrounds and with different personalities. I have become good at explaining myself clearly and efficiently, a skill that will be essential in working with patients.” Jeff will have that opportunity soon. He has already been hired and will begin working as a pharmacist in the coming weeks. He is excited about the opportunity to put his skills to use for others. “I feel called to help people, to serve. That’s what that pharmacist did for me back then. Now it’s my turn.”

Jeff Baca shaking hands with Bryan Do while Elizabeth Tran looks on

Mary Lien and Vivian Lam

Elizabeth Tran

Dr. Rod Carter, Dean School of Pharmacy

Kevin Duong

Regis University Faculty Marshals, Dr. Randy Lumpp, Professor, Religious Studies, Regis College and Dr. Marianne McCollum, Associate Dean of Assessment, School of Pharmacy, RueckertHartman College for Health Professionals (RHCHP)

Tom Cowden Bryan Do

Mary Lien, Martin Rojo, Dr. Bianca Calderon and Vivian Lam

Convocation Friday May 3, marked the convocation for hooding of doctoral candidates from the RHCHP. During this ceremony, faculty nominated students received prestigious awards. The student marshal, chosen by pharmacy faculty, spoke during the convocation about the journey to graduation.

Janelle Agulo, Student Marshal

Excellence in Clinical Practice Award Awarded to the student who exemplifies excellence in clinical achievement consistent with the mission of Regis University and the School of Pharmacy. Additionally, the student is one who above all other classmates has shown exemplary clinical skills and attitude. Our first award for excellence in clinical practice resulted in a tie. Recipients: Jason Mallari and Bryan Do

Jason Mallari and Bryan Do with Dr. David Clark, Chair Department of Pharmacy Practice

Excellence in Service Award Awarded to the student who made the greatest contribution and commitment to service through volunteer efforts associated with the school and university, involvement in community for the enhancement of society, promotion of the profession of pharmacy, and leadership and collaboration with classmates. Recipient: Elizabeth Tran

Elizabeth Tran with Dr. Stephen Luckey, Assistant Dean

Excellence in Research Award Awarded to the student who developed, completed, and presented quality research as a School of Pharmacy student. Recipient: Stacey Smith

Stacey Smith with Dr. Michael Nelson, Chair Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Excellence in Leadership Award Awarded to the student who has shown considerable involvement in student organizations as evidenced by elected leadership roles, organization of events, and service to the school. This student must also be well respected as a leader among classmates. Recipient: David Nguyen

Dr. Marianne McCollum, Associate Dean and David Nguyen

Graduation Banquet The School of Pharmacy faculty honored outstanding students during the recent Graduation Banquet held on May 2. Dr. John P. Fitzgibbons, SJ, President of Regis University and Dr. Janet Houser, Dean of the RHCHP spoke. The Keynote Speaker for the inaugural banquet was Dennis K Helling, PharmD, DSc, FCCP, FASHP, of Denver, CO, and the recipient of the 2013 Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

Helen Leung and her mom

Father Fitzgibbons, SJ, President Regis University

Dr. David Clark, Associate Professor and Chair Pharmacy Practice with Elizabeth Tran

Keynote Speaker Dr. Dennis K. Helling

Drs. Brandon Sucher, Robin Wackernah and Leah Sheridan

Paul Kang, Trinidad Ramirez, and Michael Marroquin

Dr. Janet Houser, Dean RHCHP, David Nguyen and Janelle Agulo

Award Recipients School of Pharmacy Valedictorian The valedictorian is the student who achieved the highest academic rank in the graduating class. Recipient: Eve Hackett

Eve Hackett shaking hands with Dr. Stephen Luckey, Assistant Dean

Excellence in Living the Regis Mission This award is given to the student who demonstrates magis (Latin term meaning to the greater extent), practices integrity and respect for others, exemplifies service to others with compassion and caring, demonstrates cura personalis (care for the whole person) during experiential rotations and service learning interactions, is socially responsible and committed to advancing social justice and community engagement. Recipient: Janelle Agulo

Janelle Agulo with Dr. Rebecca Moote, Associate Professor

Academy of Student Pharmacists This award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership and service to the Academy of Student Pharmacists. Recipient: Paige Boumeester Paige Boumeester and Dr. Leticia Shea, Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor ASP

Outstanding Performance on an APPE This award is given to the student who has demonstrated outstanding performance during the fourth professional year. Recipient: Bryan Do

Award Recipients


National Community Pharmacists Association This award is given to the student who made the greatest contribution to the Regis University School of Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association student chapter. Recipient: David Nguyen Dr. Charlotte Ricchetti, Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor NCPA and David Nguyen

Phi Delta Chi This award is given in recognition of brotherhood, service, leadership, and advancing the Gamma Rho Chapter of Phi Delta Chi. Recipient: Sarah Pham

Sarah Pham and Dr. Brandon Sucher, Associate Professor and Faculty Advisor Phi Delta Chi

Student National Pharmaceutical Association This award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership and service to the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy and is the recipient considered the most valuable member. Recipient: Kimberly Low, first chapter president

Kimberley Low with Dr. Shannon Knutsen, Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor SNPhA

Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy This award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership and service to the goals set forth by the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy. Recipient: Jayce Wright

Grant Palmquist This award is given to the student who is nominated by fellow classmates as having a good sense of humor, performing well in an academic setting while balancing school and extracurricular activities. Recipient: Jayce Wright

Jayce Wright with Dr. Chad Martell, Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor SSHP Jayce Wright receiving the Grant Plamquist award from fellow student Dan Schuenke

Susan M. Paulsen Heart and Soul Award The Susan M. Paulsen Heart and Soul Award is given to students who, above all other classmates and in the eyes of faculty and peers, bring out the best in others, demonstrates outstanding leadership, recognizes the good in all situations, practices reflection, balances responsibilities and roles, is a good listener, and above all else, is the heart and soul of their graduating class. Recipients: Paige Boumeester and Jisha John

Dr. Marianne McCollum, Associate Dean, Jisha John, Paige Boumeester, and Dr. Lauren Burt, Assistant Professor

Scholarship Recipients National Association of Chain Drug Stores Scholarship This scholarship is awarded for interest in pursuing a career in retail pharmacy, specifically to a student who will be the “face of neighborhood healthcare.� Recipient: Johnson Vu

Dr. Stephen Luckey, Assistant Dean with Johnson Vu

CVS Scholarship This scholarship is awarded for interest in pursuing a career in retail pharmacy, specifically to a student who can identify the opportunities and barriers to providing patient-centered care services in community pharmacy. Recipient: Paul Kang

Dr. Stephen Luckey, Assistant Dean with Paul Kang

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and NCPA Foundation Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition The goal of the competition, named for two great champions of independent pharmacy, Neil Pruitt Sr. and H. Joseph Schutte, is to promote student engagement in independent pharmacy. If chosen as a finalist, recipients will represent Regis University School of Pharmacy at the annual NCPA meeting in Orlando this fall. Recipients: Bryan Do, Jason Mallari and John Turtle

Recognition of Achievement for the Class of 2013 Governance Officers

Alpha Sigma Nu Recipient

Bryan Do, Eve Hackett, Thomas Cowden, Mary Lien, David Nguyen, Stacey Smith, Elizabeth Tran, Matthew White, Jayce Wright and Michael Zehnder

Alpha Sigma Nu, a Jesuit National Honor Society, honors students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty to the ideals of Jesuit education, and service to others while attending a Jesuit college or university. Recipient: Stacey Smith

Alumni Affairs Officers

Graduates with Honors

Jeff Baca and Paige Boumeester

Graduate students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.850 or higher graduate with honors. Recipients: Bryan Do, Eve Hackett, Jason Mallari, Michael Marroquin, Marcella Molina, Sarah Pham, and Daniel Schuenke

Daniel Schuenke, Eve Hackett, Jason Mallari, Bryan Do, Sarah Pham, Michael Marroquin, and Marcella Molina

Award Recipients (front row): Bryan Do, Jason Mallari, Paul Kang, Tony Le, Janelle Agulo, Tyler Nguyen; (back row): Michael Marroquin, Eric Lorensen

Experiential APPE Awards Experiential Education The Office of Experiential Education (OEE) hosted a recognition dinner for all preceptors on May 21. Preceptors along with faculty and staff from the School of Pharmacy mingled during a happy hour and buffet dinner. Attendees also toured newly constructed classrooms and offices. Dean, Dr. Rod Carter, provided an update on the state of the School of Pharmacy during dinner. Afterwards, faculty and staff led several breakout sessions such as an update on use of E*Value and an introduction to the library resources. The highlight of the night was recognizing our preceptors including those who serve on the Experiential Advisory Committee (EAC). Several Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) preceptors received an APPE Preceptor of the Year award based upon student nominations submitted over the course of the year. Awards specific to the following experiences were given: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Community Pharmacy, and Hospital Pharmacy. Additionally, a preceptor for an elective rotation and a faculty preceptor received awards.

APPE Preceptor of the Year in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Drs. Jessica Angleson and Amy Hughes - Kaiser Permanente Hidden Lake Students were not able to separate these two preceptors who work together when precepting at the Kaiser Hidden Lake site, and insisted on nominating Drs. Angleson and Hughes together saying, “They are always patient and guide us through the method of thinking to come to their clinical decision. If I need anything or have any questions, my preceptors are always available and are more than happy to help me…. their service to others in need and always going above and beyond their duty is what mirrors the mission of our school.”

Drs. Jessica Angleson and Amy Hughes

APPE Preceptor of the Year in Community Pharmacy Dr. Tu Ngo - Kaiser Permanente Rock Creek Students appreciated Dr. Ngo, and appreciated that he “always did his best to do right by his patients and by me. He felt the need to make my APPE experience a valuable one and to teach me the value of serving patients. If I can turn out to be half as compassionate as Tu, I’ll be lucky.” Drs. Jamie Nash and Tu Ngo

APPE Preceptor of the Year in Institutional (Hospital) Pharmacy Dr. Jackie McClintic - HealthONE Swedish Medical Center Students said Dr. McClintic “is always the person that everyone goes to when you have problems/questions. She always sets aside time for you and makes you feel important. She always strives for excellence and motivates others around her to accomplish the same.”

Drs. Jeffrey Llama, Jackie McClintic, and Megan Schumacher

APPE Preceptor of the Year in Acute Care Pharmacy Dr. Ashley Cook - Centura Porter Adventist Hospital Students recognized Dr. Cook as “an important part of the team who equally acknowledges other team members…who are all an intricate part of each patients overall treatment and health…Ashley was not only a great pharmacist, but she became an amazing friend.”

Drs. Megan Schumacher, Ashley Cook, Robin Wackenah, and Jamie Nash

Elective Rotation: APPE Preceptor of the Year in Clinical Community Pharmacy Management Dr. Christy Harmon - Safeway Corporate Office, patient care management Students appreciated that Dr. Harmon “exemplifies the excellence of both a great teacher and mentor that Regis University needs… and supported me both during her rotation and long thereafter I had finished. Her dedication and commitment to community patient care and in developing roles of the community pharmacist is inspiring.”

Faculty Preceptor of the Year Dr. Michele Hanselin - Acute Care/Internal Medicine, Denver Health Dr. Hanselin has educated students both in an out of the classroom. While on rotation, students noted, “To me, Dr. Hanselin exemplifies a true teacher and mentor because she advocated for me, compelling me to want more for myself….She is approachable and kind, and demonstrates this in the way she interacts with fellow health professionals and patients…She pushes her students to strive for excellence and to always look to learning more.”

School of Pharmacy Receives Full Accreditation The Doctor of Pharmacy program of the Regis University School of Pharmacy was granted full accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. This follows months of preparation for the on-site accreditation visit that took place this past March. ACPE granted pre-candidate status in June 2009, candidate status in June 2010, and following graduation of our first class, full accreditation in June 2013. Accreditation ensures our Doctor of Pharmacy program meets all standards for accreditation set forth by ACPE, the agency recognized by the US Department of Education for the accreditation and pre-accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy.

Student Activities 9 Health Fair The 17th annual 9Health Fair at Regis University, hosted on Saturday, April 6, was a huge success with over 600 persons participating. Students from across health care disciplines collaborated in interprofessional teams to deliver many screenings and education. Faculty and students from the School of Pharmacy assisted in answering medication questions, taking blood pressures, and providing medication-related education.

Dr. Megan Schumacher with Ryan Nguyen, Class of 2016

Dwain Bowen, Class of 2016

Tran Nguyen, Class of 2016

Kent M. Nelson Clinical Pharmacy Scholarship In honor of Kent M. Nelson, a beloved pharmacist who was instrumental in the phenomenal group of clinical pharmacy services at Kaiser Permanente, this scholarship is awarded to second year pharmacy students. Qualifying students have strong communication skills, involvement in community service and/or professional organizations, and an interest in clinical pharmacy practice with plans to complete a post-PharmD residency and pursue a career in clinical pharmacy. Each recipient receives a cash award, an ongoing mentoring relationship with pharmacy leaders in Kaiser Permanente, and the potential to work as a paid clinical pharmacy intern or for participation in a clinical pharmacy research project. Class of 2015 recipients include Kathryn Bevilacqua, Jennifer Davidson, Corinne Feehan, Elina Gutkin, Jane Han, and Keyvan Nekouei.

Walmart Scholar Dr. Matt Fete and Curt Tschida, current P4 student, were selected as one of seventy-five faculty/students recipients of the 2013 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholars Program. This program was established to further commitment to a career in academic pharmacy. Students along with their faculty mentor applied for the scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship provides travel to the AACP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, July 13-17.

American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacist The APhA-ASP held their 3rd Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on April 19 at Bonacquisti Wine Company in Denver. Over 100 pharmacists and student pharmacists attended and raised over $2000. Proceeds will go towards funding future healthcare-related events and assisting student members with costs to attend national and regional meetings.

Nicole Gunderson, Class of 2014 with Carl Buhay, Class of 2016

April Oi, Class of 2015; Carl Buhay, Class of 2016 and Paul Nguyen, Class of 2015

Janice Auyeung, Class of 2014; Shaun Mazur, Class of 2014; Sheryle Ishimoto, Class of 2014; Trinidad Ramirez, Class of 2013

Hieu Nguyen, Class of 2014; Bryan Do, Class of 2013; Sheryle Ishimoto, Class of 2014; Kyle Ochotny, Class of 2014 Abigail Taylor and Josephine Giang, Class of 2016

Joel Garayar and Mallory McCullough, Class of 2014

Lovelace Twumasi-Ankrah, Class of 2016, Dr. Leticia Shea, Phu Tai Trinh, Class of 2016

Jordan Thomas, Corinne Feehan, Lauren Hammond, Class of 2015

Class of 2016 students

Clinical Skills Competition Members of the School of Pharmacy SNPhA chapter participated in the 2013 SNPhA Regional Conference March 15-17 held in downtown Denver. Third year students, Janon Khedir Al-Tiae and Heather Flores represented the chapter in the clinical skills competition that focuses on providing patient counseling in which contestants are judged on both content and communication skills. Participants were given five minutes to review the patient case and discuss their counseling plan and another five minutes to counsel the patient. Janon and Heather placed second among 15 competing teams from other SNPhA chapters. Heather Flores and Janon Khedir Al-Tiae, Class of 2014

First APPE School of Pharmacy Ethiopia Experience Last March Drs. Rebecca Moote and Matt Fete traveled to Ethiopia with two fourth year pharmacy students, Jayce Wright and Corina Adams. Students spent three weeks in Ethiopia and were accompanied by nursing and physical therapy students. Visits to several hospitals and interactions with pharmacists in a variety of settings increased awareness of the global health care system. Pharmacy students at the Addis Ababa University School of Pharmacy welcomed Jayce and Corina who provided a presentation about the life of a pharmacy student in the United States. Dr. Rebecca Moote also provided a series of lectures for students enrolled in the Master of Science Pharmacy program. The group also spent several days at the Mother and Child Rehabilitation Center in the capital, Addis Ababa, where they provided health care screenings, organized medication supplies in the small clinic, and educated staff on various health care topics. Through Project Mercy, a philanthropic organization in Yetebon, members of the Regis cartel shadowed physicians and nurses at a local hospital and helped local volunteers teach writing to elementary age students.

Dr. Rebecca Moote with Corina Adams and Jayce Wright

Visit to Central America

Dr. Michael Nelson presenting Father Vicente Espinoza, SJ a School of Pharmacy shirt.

In early February, Dr. Michael Nelson, Department Chair Pharmaceutical Sciences, participated in a week-long El Salvador immersion experience with 15 colleagues from various Jesuit universities and related institutions. His immersion experience was part of the 18-month Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP). The ICP serves to more deeply educate and develop administrators of Jesuit colleges and universities in the Jesuit tradition of higher education. The ICP includes an immersion experience to either El Salvador or Nicaragua, both sites of extensive Jesuit tradition, particularly with regard to human rights advocacy during the civil wars in Central America. While in El Salvador, Michael and his colleagues met with various representatives from groups related to human rights, politics, economics, and Jesuit and Salvadoran history. Father Espinoza from the University of Central America (UCA) in San Salvador, discussed the assassination of six members of the Jesuit community, their housekeeper and her daughter on the UCA campus in November 16, 1989. Michael commented, “The variety of groups we met with resulted in a series of diverse conversations that provided me with an understanding of recent Salvadoran issues related to human rights. Something that became very clear to me during this immersion is how the news about Central America we see in mainstream media is very one-sided. This reinforced to me the Jesuit principle of working amongst and learning from the people one is trying to serve in order to better understand them.” Michael’s ICP experience will culminate in a capstone project in January, 2014. For this project, Michael and another Regis ICP colleague, Dr. Sheila Carlon (Director, Health Services Administration), are teaming up to develop a Jesuit leadership module for use in curriculum and leader development efforts.

Nicaragua A reflection from John Jeffrey Jones, Class of 2016 During this spring semester, I participated in the intercultural immersion to Nicaragua over spring break along with other pharmacy students, nursing students, and a physical therapy student from the RueckertHartman College for Health Professions to explore the intersections of poverty and health in Nicaragua. On our trip, we met with health care workers and local activists, whose work is inspiring considering their limited resources. Specific examples of noteworthy events that transpired throughout our journey included visits to Casa Materna, which serves peasant women with high-risk pregnancies in an effort to decrease maternal mortality in Nicaragua, and Centro de Mujeres Acahual (Acahualínca Women’s Center), whose staff provides treatment for cervical and uterus cancer, advocates against domestic violence, elevates self-esteem of women through education and self-help groups, and aims to lower the rates of STDs, HIV-AIDS, and teenage pregnancy. We

toured Villa Libertad Health Care Center, Lenín Fonseca, a public trauma hospital, and NicaHOPE, a project of Fabretto Children’s Foundation that offers educational programs for communities that work in and around La Chureca, the Managua city dump. The mission of NicaHOPE is to promote integrated education to children and their families in vulnerable communities by developing abilities and skills in order to improve quality of life in a sustainable manner via jewelry making. The interprofessional dynamic of this experience allowed me to gain perspectives from other disciplines as we discussed the qualities of the health care system in Nicaragua in comparison to the health care system here in the United States. We all realized how technologically advanced the United States is in our respective disciplines and how fortunate we are for the things we take for granted. I am amazed at the powerful impact that this experience had upon me and the inspiration that it created within me to progress and to advocate for humanitarian causes.

Trauma Hospital - Back row: Chief Nurse of Hospital, Mariela Huerta (nursing), Wendi Strauss (nursing instructor), Anna Darling (nursing), Carrie Glenny (nursing), Carl Buhay (pharmacy), Sharif Abdelhamid (service learning staff), Ashley Cherian (pharmacy), Kailyn Hinrichsen (nursing), Nicole Cato (nursing), Dr. Megan Schumacher (pharmacy faculty), John Jeffrey Jones (pharmacy) Front row: Regina Retterolf (nursing), Alexandria DeLeon (nursing), local physical therapist, Stephanie Baertline (physical therapy), Tami Flipse (nursing)

Casa Materna - Back Row (standing): Dr. Megan Schumacher (pharmacy faculty), Carrie Glenny (nursing), Anna Darling (nursing), Nicole Cato (nursing), Mariela Huerta (nursing), John Jeffrey Jones (pharmacy), Stephanie Baertline (physical therapy), Regina Retterolf (nursing), Wendi Strauss (nursing instructor), Sharif Abdelhamid (service learning staff); Front Row: Kailyn Hinrichsen (nursing), Carl Buhay (pharmacy), Tami Flipse (nursing), Alexandria DeLeon (nursing), Ashley Cherian (pharmacy)

Nicaragua Continued Centre De Salud Villa Libertad - Back Row: John Jeffrey Jones (pharmacy), Nicole Cato (nursing), Wendi Strauss (nursing instructor), Regina Retterolf (nursing), Carrie Glenny (nursing), Anna Darling (nursing) Second Row: Mariela Huerta (nursing), Stephanie Baertline (physical therapy), Tami Flipse (nursing), local Hospital Nurse, Kailyn Hinrichsen (nursing), Ashley Cherian (pharmacy), Sharif Abdelhamid (service learning staff); Front Row: Carl Buhay (pharmacy), Dr. Megan Schumacher (pharmacy faculty), Alexandria DeLeon (nursing)

Centre De Salud Villa Libertad Pharmacy - John Jeffery Jones (pharmacy), local Pharmacy Director, local Pharmacist, local Pharmacy Tech, Carl Buhay (pharmacy), Ashley Cherian (pharmacy), Dr. Megan Schumacher (pharmacy faculty)

Acahualínca Women’s Center - Back Row (standing): Nicole Cato (nursing), Mariela Huerta (nursing), local Director, Carrie Glenny (nursing), Anna Darling (nursing); Second Row: Ashley Cherian (pharmacy), Tami Flipse (nursing), Sharif Abdelhamid (service learning staff), Stephanie Baertline (physical therapy), Wendi Strauss (nursing instructor), Dr. Megan Schumacher (pharmacy faculty); Front Row: Carl Buhay (pharmacy), Alexandria DeLeon (nursing), Kailyn Hinrichsen (nursing), John Jeffrey Jones (pharmacy), Regina Retterolf (nursing)

Faculty Celebration

of Research, Scholarship and Creative Excellence Each year the Regis University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC) holds a symposium highlighting research efforts of faculty and students. This university-wide event recognizes and celebrates the creative, excellent scholarly endeavors of both faculty and students, and builds upon an ever-growing research, scholarship and creative culture at Regis University. Dr. Leah Sheridan received an award for her work as chair of URSC and organizer of the Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Excellence day.

Dr. Leah Sheridan, Assistant Professor and Chair URSC with Pharmacy Dean, Dr. Rod Carter

Children of Faculty Visit the Campus Children of several of the School of Pharmacy faculty visited the campus for Take Your Daughter and Son to Work Day that occurs annually on the fourth Thursday in April. They visited the pharmacy lab where Dr. Dean Allison led the group in making chap stick and calamine lotion. The children also toured the campus, including the dorms, and ate lunch in the cafeteria. Members of the pharmacy faculty spoke to the children about the profession of pharmacy. After lunch, children spent the rest of the day with their parents.

Front row: Judson Nash, Domitille Sullivan, Emeline Sullivan, Abby Story, Holly Nelson; Back row: Evan Nash, Izzy Allison, Hazel Allison and Kara Goldwire

Faculty Accomplishments Aurora K. Chronic Illness, Spiritual Struggles and Meaning Making; Reflections on Meaning Making; and Helping Individuals Find Meaning and Connection. Keynote speaker at: Chronic Illness Meaning and Connection 4th Annual Hospital Sisters Health System Spirituality in Health Care Conference; April 3, 2013; Springfield IL. Burt L, Berlau D, Hanselin M, Lalama J, Sheridan L, Sucher B. Practical strategies: enhancing TBL in your classroom. Presented at: 2013 Annual Team-Based Learning Collaborative Conference; March 1, 2013; San Diego, CA. Fete MG, Tschida CP*. Trigger induced polymer degradation. Poster presented at: Regis University Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Excellence; April 24, 2013; Denver, CO. Fete M, Shea L, Caffarini E*, Savaryn H*. A chemical analysis of currently available melatonin products in the United States. Poster presented at: Regis University Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Excellence; April 24, 2013; Denver, CO. Goldwire MA. Clinical considerations in premature infants. US Pharm. 2013;38(5):HS8-HS11. Gunderson N*, Ishimoto S*, Burt L, McClew N, Swaney R. G-CSF for primary prophylaxis of febrile neutropenia in patients at a community cancer center. Poster presented at: Regis University Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Excellence; April 24, 2013; Denver, CO. Irizarry W*, Ricchetti C. Impact of an interprofessional group clinic on anticoagulation outcomes. Poster presented at: Regis University Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Excellence; April 24, 2013; Denver, CO. McCollum M, Sheridan LM, Pennington KS, Suit L, Davis A, Scherer SA. Assessing teaching effectiveness in an interdisciplinary environment. Poster presented at: Regis University Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Excellence; April 24, 2013; Denver, CO.

Ricchetti C, Fete M, Knutsen S, Lalama J, Nelson M, Wackernah R. Bringing classes together: developing integrated, team-taught TBL modules. Poster presented at: Team Based Learning Collaborative Annual Meeting; March 1, 2013; San Diego, CA. Sheridan LM, Haight R, Scherer S, Clapp P, Cogan P, Hanselin M, Smith KL, Wackernah R, McCollum M. The creation and implementation of an instrument to peer-assess TBL facilitation. Poster presented at: Regis University Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Excellence; April 24, 2013; Denver, CO. Sucher A, Suit L, Houser J, Burt L, Luckey S, Roysden D. Relational aggression in health professions students. Poster presented at: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Virtual Poster Symposium; May 21-22, 2013. Abstract 14. Todd B, Hanselin M, Lalama J. Clinical pearls: niacin, the old frontier; novel oral drug for cystic fibrosis; preventing clots in the 21st century. Presented at 2013 Annual Colorado Pharmacists Society Meeting; May 31, 2013; Colorado Springs, CO. Wackernah, RC. An overview of psychotropic medications. Presented at: 2013 National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Jefferson County of Mental Health; March 6, 2013; Wheat Ridge, CO. Behavior Health Center at Arapahoe/Douglas County; March 13, 2013; Englewood CO. *School of Pharmacy student

Faculty Teacher of the Year Each class of pharmacy students votes for their favorite teacher. Recipients for the 2012-2013 academic year include: Class of 2016: Dr. Brandon Sucher Class of 2015: Dr. Dean Allison Class of 2014: Dr. Dan Berlau

Faculty Promotions The School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that the following faculty will be promoted in rank this August following their successful rank committee review. Promoted to Associate Professor: Dr. Dean Allison, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Stephen Luckey, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Rebecca Moote, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Prompted to Full Professor: Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Department of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Marianne McCollum, Associate Dean of Assessment

Faculty Updates Newest member of the School of Pharmacy team

Faculty Awards Brandon Sucher Since 1999, members of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center have awarded accomplished alumni with the school’s highest honor - the Distinguished Alumni Award. This award recognizes alumni nominated by their peers, for service and/or achievement in the field of pharmacy. Dr. Brandon Sucher was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award this past May.

Drs. Brandon and Allana Sucher with Amelia Dr. Chad Martell with baby Aven Dr. Chad Martell and his wife Kelly welcomed Aven Jayne Martell on April 1 at 10:07 pm. Aven arrived weighing 5 lbs 11 oz and measuring 19 inches in length. Both Aven and Kelly are healthy and doing well.

Miki Goldwire Dr. Miki Goldwire received the preceptor of the year award for her work as a drug information preceptor with nontraditional PharmD students from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy.

Meet our Faculty Kelly Arora, PhD Dr. Kelly Arora teaches courses at the Regis University School of Pharmacy and is the course director for Faith Traditions in Health Care offered to third year pharmacy students. She also teaches at Regis College, Iliff School of Theology, and the University of ColoradoDenver Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Arora provides presentations and leads workshops for national and international audiences on topics related to spirituality and health care. She recently presented with her co-researcher at the American Academy of Religion on Putting into Practice an Intercultural Approach to Understanding Veterans’ Experiences of Morally Distressing Suffering, served on an Ethics Forum Panel at the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium, and led a workshop on Models of Understanding Illness and Disability at the Spiritual Directors International annual Spirituality and Health Care Institute. Kelly also maintains a private practice in spiritual direction. Before entering academia, Kelly spent 11 years in the telecommunications industry and 10 years developing nationally recognized spiritual formation and leadership programs in the United Methodist Church. Dr. Arora earned her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University, a M. A. in Religion, from Memphis Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies, from University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology.

Dr. Kelly Arora

Alumni News Residencies Several School of Pharmacy graduating students matched to pharmacy practice residencies through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Match program. Paige Boumeester matched to Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center Department of Pharmacy in Lafayette, CO.

Jason Mallari matched to Peace Health Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA.

Bryan Do matched to the UMass Memorial Medical Center Department of Pharmacy in Worcester, MA.

Michael Marroquin matched to Kaiser Permanente at the Fresno Medical Center Department of Pharmacy in Fresno, CA.

Eve Hackett matched to Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Co.

David Nguyen matched to Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, MO.

Kimberly Low matched to Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Woodlands Hill, CA.

Kendra Turner-Jones participated in the Scramble and matched to a community pharmacy residency at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and Balls Food Stores in Kansas City, KS.

Weddings Paige Boumeester and Dan Schuenke both graduates of the Class of 2013, were married at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, CO on May 18, 2013. Congratulations to both Paige and Dan!

Office of Experiential Education By Keri Miyashiro and Daniel Ng, Class of 2014 Our first Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential took us back to campus for the Drug Information rotation with Dr. Miki Goldwire. For those of you who don’t know, Dr. Goldwire and her APPE students provide a drug information phone and email service where students, faculty, and preceptors are able to ask questions about anything and everything related to drugs. In order to provide this service efficiently, we must be knowledgeable about the various resources we can use

to find the information. So far, the drug information service (DIS) has been a success! We have received a number of questions from peers who are also on APPE rotations, as well as various projects from faculty including patient information sheets and drug information handouts for other health care professionals. We are not only learning a lot about different journals and databases, but getting quicker and more efficient at answering challenging questions. Going through this rotation has helped us expand our drug information knowledge and medical writing, and it has only been a week and a half! We are confident that our drug information skills have already improved, and will hopefully continue to improve and prepare us for future APPE rotations and career as a pharmacist. In addition to working at the DIS, Daniel is also working on a project with Dr. Cogan to develop a mobile application for the School of Pharmacy (SOP). The goal of this project is to provide a portal for School of Pharmacy students, faculty and staff to access Regis University sites, like drug information databases, class schedules, RegisNet, and other useful information. It has been an exciting experience so far and hopefully it can be published soon so everyone can use it!

Keri Miyashiro, Daniel Ng and Rachel Tsegaye

Experiential Update Members of our second class of APPE students, the Class of 2014, started their fourth academic year (P4) and clinical rotations the week of May 27.

the year. Students are either returning home to stay with family and friends or have found exceptional opportunities allowing them to combine travel with experiential learning.

Students were able to choose from a wide selection of APPE sites this year. Many students did their own research to find unique opportunities and we now have rotations that range from experiences in emergency departments to academic research to corporate management. We have also started collaborating with many new partners this year such as the Indian Health Services and National Cancer Institute.

For those students staying within Colorado, we have also expanded our horizons. The School of Pharmacy has recently partnered with AmeriCorps, a national organization that rewards students for providing healthcare to underserved areas. The Office of Experiential Education has tailored this partnership to expand our student’s participation in more rural and underserved areas of Colorado. Students are doing rotations in hospitals in Durango, Cortez, Grand Junction, and many other towns outside of the Denver Metro area. The University feels that this is a wonderful partnership as it coincides with our Regis goal of providing service and education back to our communities.

In addition to the expanded variety of APPEs, our students are travelling far and wide this year. We have three rotations in other countries: Germany, Costa Rica, and Ethiopia. The students are also attending rotations in 18 states outside of Colorado - spanning from Alaska to Florida and from Connecticut to Hawaii. Many of these states are hosting multiple students in many different cities and sites throughout

As always, we want to recognize our preceptors. We appreciate all of the time and energy you dedicate to our program and our students. Thank You!



Block 1- PHRM 760-APPE I

May 27 through July 5

Block 2- PHRM 761- APPE II

July 8 through Aug 16

Block 3- PHRM 762- APPE III

Aug 19 through Sept 27

Block 4- PHRM 763- APPE IV

Sept 30 through Nov 8

Block 5- PHRM 764- APPE V

Nov 11 through Dec 20

Block 6- PHRM 765- APPE VI

Jan 6 through Feb 14

Block 7- PHRM 766- APPE VII

Feb 17 through March 28


March 31, 2014 through May 2, 2014- Core Block

2014 Commencement

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Office of Experiential Education • Regis University’s School of Pharmacy 3333 Regis Boulevard, H-28 • Denver, Colorado 80221-1099 Telephone: 303.625.1326 • email:

*PHRM 767- APPE VIII - Longitudinal Components – May 27, 2013 through March 28, 2014



APPE 2013-2014 Schedule

MTM Regis University School of Pharmacy is hosting the American Pharmacist Association Medication Therapy Management (MTM) certification on August 22. The APhA MTM certification is an innovative and interactive training program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing MTM services to patients. This activity teaches pharmacists essential skills necessary to become a successful MTM practitioner. The certificate training program will enhance pharmacists’ clinical expertise in evaluating complicated medication regimens, identifying medication-related problems, and making recommendations to patients, caregivers, and health care professionals. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all program components, including an evaluation form. For a complete list of learning objectives and all APhA accreditation information and policies, please visit APhA’s website, www. The program, worth 21 CE credits, consists of three parts – a pre self-study and quiz, a full day session (August 22 from 8 am until 4 pm), and completion of three cases to be submitted after the full day session. The cost is $150 for current Regis preceptors and $300 for all other participants. Please contact Dr. Megan Schumacher at if you would like more information or to register for the program.

Calendar of Events July 13-17

August 22

September 2

Academy of American Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago

MTM Pharmacist Training

Labor Day (No classes)

August 21-23

August 26

September 12

Classes Begin

Mass of the Holy Spirit (11am – 1pm )

New Student Orientation

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