The News Capsule

Welcome to the News Capsule! We are proud to share news about the UW School of Pharmacy alumni, students, faculty, staff, and our program!


Allan Weber (BSP ’63) was recently selected as the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy 2014 Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Weber’s award will be presented during UW Homecoming weekend at the College of Health Sciences Distinguished Alumni Reception October 17. (watch for more information in the September News Capsule)

Dean Linda Gore Martin has been selected as a member of the International Advisory Board of the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. (watch for more information in the September News Capsule)

Pharmacy Times
has published a Pharmacy School Q&A section featuring the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy.

Tonja WoodsPharmacy Association Chooses UW Faculty Member for Leadership Program

UW School of Pharmacy Associate Dean Tonja Woods is among 30 faculty members nationwide selected for the American Association of College of Pharmacy’s 2014 Academic Leadership Program.

Megan SaundersUW's Megan Saunders Named Finalist for National Pharmacy Award

Recent University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy graduate Megan Saunders of Chinook, Washington, has been selected as a finalist for the Next-Generation Pharmacist award.

Weber Family Scholarship Helps Future PharmacistsWeber Family Scholarship Helps Future Pharmacists

Alumnus Allan Weber (BSP ’63) and his wife, Sharon, created the Allan E. and Sharon J. Weber Family Memorial Scholarship to help foster excellence and to provide financial support to students entering the program.

Sreejayan NairSreejayan Nair Promoted to Professor

Sreejayan Nair, Ph.D., was recently promoted to professor by the UW Board of Trustees. Nair is the director of the UW Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program and director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research and Alternative Medicine.

Class of 2014Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy is proud to announce the class of 2014! Following graduation, members of the class shared their future plans, which include residencies, hospital, retail and community pharmacy, and spending time with family.

2014 Preceptors of the Year2014 Preceptors of the Year

Alumni Natasha Gallizzi (Pharm.D. ’01) and Lee Smith (B.S.P. ’75) were selected as the 2014 Preceptors of the Year for their significant contributions to the education of UW pharmacy students.

Bobbie Cesko Receives 2014 CHS Dean's AwardBobbie Cesko Receives CHS Dean’s Award

Staff Assistant Bobbie Cesko has received the College of Health Sciences Dean’s Award. The honor is the highest award given in the college and is presented to someone who has an outstanding career devoted to their division and the college.

Bruce Culver Receives 2014 CHS Career Achievement AwardBruce Culver Receives CHS Career Achievement Award

Professor Bruce Culver, Ph.D., has received the 2014 College of Health Sciences Career Achievement Award. Culver was recognized by the college for the impact he has had throughout his 37-year career of teaching, research, and service.

Misty O'LexeyMisty O’Lexey Selected for Leadership Conference

Misty O’Lexey (class of 2016) was selected to attend the 15th Annual Cardinal Health Student Leadership Conference in May. Top pharmacy students from across the nation were chosen to better prepare them for assuming future leadership roles in health-system pharmacy.

2014 Award RecipientsUW School of Pharmacy Honors 2014 Award Recipients

Outstanding student award recipients for 2014 were honored at the UW School of Pharmacy Annual Honors and Awards Banquet in May.

2014 Scholarship Recipients Honored2014 Scholarship Recipients Honored

The UW School of Pharmacy announced the 2014 scholarship recipients at the Annual Honors and Awards Banquet. Thanks to the generosity and support from donors and friends of the school, 49 scholarships were awarded.

Student Organizations Honor 2014 Award RecipientsStudent Organizations Honor 2014 Award Recipients

UW School of Pharmacy student organizations honored award recipients during the school’s Annual Honors and Awards Banquet May 3.

2014 College of Health Sciences Grand Rounds 2014 CHS Grand Rounds/Research Day

The UW School of Pharmacy was well-represented at the 2014 College of Health Sciences Grand Rounds in April. The 20th Annual Research Day showcased the exciting research and work of faculty, researchers, and students.

Guanglong HeGuanglong He Receives Faculty Grant-in-Aid Awards

UW School of Pharmacy Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Guanglong He, Ph.D., has received two Faculty Grant-in-Aid Awards—one from UW and one from the College of Health Sciences.



Lanae Fox  Jaime Hornecker 

Lanae Fox and Jaime Hornecker Article Published in U.S. Pharmacist

An article by UW School of Pharmacy faculty Lanae Fox, Pharm.D., BCPS, and Jaime Hornecker, Pharm.D., BCPS, was published in U.S. Pharmacist in April.

UW School of PharmacyAdmissions Committee Spotlight

Committees at the UW School of Pharmacy are a very important part of the administrative structure of the school. The Admissions Committee is in the spotlight this month showing how the committee is positively impacting our program and our students.



Jodi Johnson   Forrest Floyd

Go for Gold

Alumna Jodi Johnson (Pharm.D. ’11) and Pharm.D. candidate Forrest Floyd (class of 2015) are featured in the UW Go for Gold Banner Campaign. Their profound and meaningful quotes will inspire many students during the two years of the campaign.


Jodi Schilz BMS Ph.D. dissertation defense.Jodi Schilz Presents BMS Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

Jodi Schilz, a graduate student in the UW Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program, defended her doctoral dissertation in April.

 Jaime Hornecker Michelle Hilaire 
Jaime Hornecker and Michelle Hilaire Present at STFM Conference

UW School of Pharmacy faculty Jaime Hornecker, Pharm.D., BCPS, and Michelle Hilaire, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, recently presented at the 48th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference in San Antonio, Texas.


Antoinette BrownAntoinette Brown Gives Presentations on Prescription Drug Abuse

In April, Antoinette Brown, R.Ph., UW School of Pharmacy coordinator of experiential education, gave three presentations on prescription drug abuse to groups in Casper, Wyoming.

Reshmi SinghReshmi Singh Selected for 2014 Ellbogen Summer Institute

Reshmi Singh, Ph.D., assistant professor of social and administrative pharmacy, was selected to participate in the 2014 John P. Ellbogen Summer Faculty Institute “Designing Your First-Year Seminar.”

First-Year Students Present Posters during CHS Research DayFirst-Year Students Present Posters during CHS Research Day

First-year Pharm. D. students presented six posters on drug interactions during the CHS Research Day. The posters were presented as part of the PHCY6102 course taught by Dr. Baskaran “Baski” Thyagarajan, M. Pharm., Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutics.

Students Attend APhA-ASP National Meeting Students Attend APhA-ASP National Meeting

Presley Legerski, Kali Autrey, and Jessica Potthoff, UW American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists chapter members, attended the APhA-ASP National meeting in Orlando, Florida, March 28–31.

Taylor GardnerUW Pharmacy Student Taylor Gardner Earns All-MW Honors in Track and Field

The UW men's and women's track and field teams set two program records in May, as 15 Cowboys and Cowgirls collected 22 All-Mountain West honors. Sophomore Kereston Thomas and senior
Taylor Gardner highlighted the honorees for the Cowgirls with three apiece.

Lisa Ohnstad and Rebecca Pullos Finalists in UW Business Plan Competition Lisa Ohnstad and Rebecca Pullos Finalists in UW Business Plan Competition

Lisa Ohnstad (class of 2015), Rebecca Pullos (class of 2014), and their fellow team members were awarded “Most Creative Business Plan” in the 2014 University of Wyoming John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition.

2014 Pharmacy Frolic 5K Results

The successful 2014 Pharmacy Frolic 5K, sponsored by the Wyoming Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy (WSSHP) was held in April at Optimist Park/Laramie River Greenbelt in Laramie, Wyoming, with proceeds split between the Laramie Interfaith-Good Samaritan and WSSHP.

Keep Up-to-Date with School of Pharmacy News!

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy wants to stay connected with our alumni, faculty, staff, researchers, and students, and to recognize and share your accomplishments.

These accomplishments are shared through news stories and newsletters. The school distributes both a quarterly electronic newsletter, the News Capsule, and an annual report and newsletter, Wyoming Scripts. Individual news articles are featured on our News webpage and in our newsletters. We invite you to check out past issues of our newsletters on the Newsletters webpage.

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Upcoming Events:

Please join us at the Retirement Reception for Bruce Culver

Bruce Culver Retirement Reception
August 5, 2014
4-6 p.m.
Alice Hardy Stevens Center

ASHP Live Webinar:
 Winning the Game of Jointly Funded Faculty Positions

August 6, 2014
2-3 p.m. ET

Lanae Fox, Pharm.D., BCPS
David Fuentes, Pharm.D.

Please join us at the Retirement Reception for Bobbie Cesko
Bobbie Cesko Retirement Reception

August 20, 2014
3-5 p.m.
CHS Atrium

 New Pharmacy Student Orientation

August 25-26, 2014

White Coat Ceremony

August 26, 2014
Location: TBA

First Day of Classes

September 3, 2014

Welcome Back BBQ

September 5, 2014
4-7 p.m.
Location: TBA

Town Hall

September 25, 2014
12-1 p.m.
Location: TBA

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