September 2018

Dean WelageA MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Throughout 2018, the College of Pharmacy has held a number of events to mark our 125th anniversary and other milestones, including the 15th anniversary of our expansion to Duluth. Thank you to everyone who has attended these events.

To wrap-up our yearlong celebration, we will host a “Big Bash” on Friday, Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest (immediately following the MPhA Annual Learning Networking Event). This free event is open to everyone – I hope you will join us. Learn more and RSVP for the Big Bash.

I am extremely proud of our college’s 125-year history of innovative education, pioneering research, and interdisciplinary practice development to meet the diverse needs of the people of Minnesota and the world.

While today we are celebrating our rich history of innovation and leadership, I want to assure you that we will continue to strive for excellence in preparing the next generation of future pharmacy providers and leaders, developing and promoting new interdisciplinary approaches to healthcare, and conducting cutting edge research to tackle society’s grand challenges.

Over the next few months our college will wrap-up our work on our five-year strategic plan. While the bulk of the work is being done by our faculty and staff, there will be opportunities for you to provide feedback on what I expect to be a bold vision for the College of Pharmacy. Many of you have already shared with me your thoughts and suggestions for our future, for which I am truly grateful. The insights you provide are invaluable to me and everyone at the college.

I want to thank you for your support and the role you play in making our college one of the best in the nation.
 

Best wishes,

Lynda S. Welage, Dean
pharm@umn.edu


 homecomingJOIN US FOR HOMECOMING OCT. 6

On Saturday, Oct. 6, the college will host an All Class Celebration at its pre-game reception from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center prior to the Homecoming football game with Minnesota facing Iowa. The event is free and open to all alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the college. For more information, contact Jason Varin at 612-626-8734 or varin@umn.edu

 


 class of 2022CLASS OF 2022 IN A SNAPSHOT

This year, the college received 624 applications and admitted 171 students in our Doctor of Pharmacy program. Here’s a look at this year's incoming class:
 

• 3.38 avg. GPA
• 72% avg. PCAT
• 93% have a bachelor's degree
• 65% female, 35% male
• Average age: 25
• 4% International students
• 70% Minnesota residents

Scott Setzepfandt SCOTT SETZEPFANDT WILL RECEIVE ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD

Scott Setzepfandt, a 1979 graduate of the College of Pharmacy, has been selected to receive the University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award. The award recognizes his service to the college and the University, and to the profession of pharmacy. U of M President Eric Kaler will confer the award at the Alumni Association’s gala celebratory event during Homecoming Week on Oct. 4. Read more about the UMN Alumni Service Award

 scholarshipSUPPORTING STUDENTS THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS

You can brighten the future of Minnesota pharmacists by making a gift in support of today's pharmacy students at the college. Your online gift will provide student scholarships as well as program support such as our pace-setting initiatives advancing pharmacy practice. Thank you on behalf of the entire college.

pharmacy schoolKNOW SOMEONE INTERESTED IN PHARMACY SCHOOL?

Help us spread the word on our upcoming Preview Day on the Duluth campus, Saturday, Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m.; and on the Twin Cities campus, Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-4 p.m. Preview Day includes a pharmacy careers activity, admissions overview, tour of the college and ITV demonstration. Learn more and register for Preview Day.

Midwest Regional Conference3rd ANNUAL MIDWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE HOSTED BY AMCP

All are invited to the 3rd Annual Midwest Regional Conference hosted by the UMN AMCP Chapter on Sept. 28-29 at McNamara Alumni Center. The event features programming designed to improve attendees' knowledge of managed care pharmacy and patient care. Keynote speaker is Susan Cantrell, CEO of Academy of Managed Care. Learn more and register for the 3rd Annual Midwest Regional Conference.

calendarCALENDAR

Oct. 26
Pre-Game Reception, 4-7 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center

Oct. 27
Interprofessional Discussion of Healthcare Ethics, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Medical School Duluth Atrium. One of the featured speakers is Assistant Professor Laura Palombi who will present "Rural Opioid Abuse Crisis." Learn more and register for the Discussion of Healthcare Ethics.

Nov. 30
Alumni Awards Reception, 4-6 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center.

Early 2019 - Pharmacy Gala
The 14th Annual Pharmacy Gala benefiting the Michelle Mentzer Scholarship Fund at the College of Pharmacy will take place in early 2019 (date TBD). The evening includes food, cash bar, music, dancing and fun with students, faculty, alumni and friends. More information will be available soon on the Events webpage.