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May 1, 2017

May 2017 news from faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy Duluth.

Karen Bastianelli, assistant professor, presented "Considerations in Treating Mental Health Conditions in Older Adults" at the Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies Throughout the Second Half of Life Conference held April 18, 2017, at the University of Wisconsin - Superior.

Bastianelli, L. Nelson, and Laura Palombi, assistant professor, had their article, "Perceptions of pharmacists’ role in the health care team through student-pharmacist led point of care screenings and its future application in health care," published in Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2017 March/April;9(2):195-200.

R. C. Haight, C. Kolar, M. H. Nelson, K. Fierke, assistant professor, B. J. Sucher, and K. K. Janke had their article, “Emotionally intelligent leadership in pharmacy students,” published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2017 Mar 25;81(2):29. doi: 10.5688/ajpe81229

Keri Hager, assistant professor, presented "What is this Wheel? Incorporating the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process into Experiential Rotations" three times in March-April 2017: March 21-22 at Roseman University College of Pharmacy for their Preceptor Continuing Education Workshops in Henderson, Nev., and South Jordan, Utah; March 27 as a Collaborative Education Institute Preceptor Development Continuing Education Institute Webinar; and April 6 to the Minnesota Society of Health-system Pharmacists Arrowhead Chapter in Duluth, Minn.

Palombi was invited to speak on "This I Believe" at the 2017 Minnesota Campus Compact Annual Summit and Awards Luncheon held April 5, 2017, at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.

Paul Ranelli, professor, received a $3,500 award from the Provost’s Imagine Fund for Arts and Humanities for the project, "To Really See: Exploring Medicines & the Medication-taking Experience Through Visual Arts."

N. A. DiPietro Mager, L. Ochs, Ranelli, A. A. Kahaleh, M. R. Lahoz, R. V. Patel, O. W. Garza, D. Isaacs, and S. Clark had their article, “Partners in Public Health: Public Health Collaborations With Schools of Pharmacy, 2015” published in Public Health Reports 2017;132(3)1-6.

Brittney Rohrer, PD4, and Tim Stratton, professor, presented a poster titled "Continuum-of-Care for Inmates Taking Psychiatric Medications While Incarcerated in Minnesota County Jails" at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) annual meeting held March 24-27, 2017, in San Francisco, Calif. The poster described Rohrer’s survey of Minnesota county jails for the Colloquium course.

Randy Seifert, senior associate dean and professor, has been selected as the 2016 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal recipient. The award is given annually to someone who supports the college and its students through service to education, the profession, research and the community. He will be honored at receptions in the Twin Cities and Duluth on April 19 and April 26, 2017, respectively.

Seifert has been invited to join the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) Advisory Committee.

Seifert is mentioned in the March 23, 2017, Duluth News Tribune story, "$8 million sought for rural cancer care in Minnesota."

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