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Can "caffeitine" treat Parkinson's?

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Pharmacy Preceptor Education Workshop

Pharmacy Preceptor Education Workshop Sunday, June 8th 2014 8:00am – 4:00pm including a complimentary Preceptor Appreciation Luncheon University of Saskatchewan, Health Science Building, Saskatoon, SK Topics include: Student assessment and evaluation, feedback, and a PharmD curriculum information session * To pre-register for this event please contact claire.sutton@usask.ca or call 306-966-6327 More details to follow.... (full story)

Pharmacy Preceptor Education Workshop

Pharmacy Preceptor Education Workshop   ... (full story)

College Recruiting Consultant for Review of Nutrition Practicum

The Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, requires a Consultant to provide recommendations on its innovative model for dietetic education, with a focus on the practicum/internship component. The Division offers a BSc in Nutrition degree, delivered in collaboration with the Regina Qu’Appelle and Saskatoon Health Regions, which prepares individuals to become registered dietitians. The Pre-year and Years 1-3 provide the academic/theoretical foundations and Ye... (full story)

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the U of S hosts 4th Annual Pharmasave-Rubicon Pharmacy Student Business Plan Competition

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College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the U of S launches new Medication Assessment Centre

The Medication Assessment Centre at the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition opened its doors to see patients for the first time on February 19th, 2014.  The centre is one of only two programs of its kind in Canada.  The Centre offers comprehensive medication assessments, provided by faculty and students at the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, for any patients who may benefit.  Its vision is to demonstrate national leadership in the education of health professionals while optimizin... (full story)

Pharmacy Education Across Borders

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New dean of College of Pharmacy and Nutrition announced

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Pharmacy students are winners at PDW 2014

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Pharmacy project one of the 2014 U of S Tech Venture Challenge Finalists

Twelve tech-based entrepreneurs have been chosen from a field of 24 to advance to the next phase of the 2014 Tech Venture Challenge, the annual business start-up competition presented through the University of Saskatchewan Industry Liaison Office (ILO). The teams now begin the race for the $50,000 grand prize. Winners will be announced in May 2014.... (full story)

White Coat Ceremony 2013

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College opens new hands-on pharmacy laboratory for students

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Pharmacy Researcher Receives Funding from Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Research in Saskatchewan

Developing new ways to use medical isotopes for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers and other diseases in humans and animals, designing more robust materials for nuclear power plants and the long-term storage of nuclear waste, measuring greenhouse gas emissions in the uranium industry, and understanding how people communicate and receive scientific information are just some of the topics that will share over $2 million in funding from the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation.... (full story)

U of S Nutrition Alumna named Fellow of Dietitians of Canada

The Dietitians of Canada Fellowship program promotes excellence in dietetics by recognizing the outstanding contributions of members in areas of educational and professional enhancement; career achievements; initiative and innovation; and leadership. The Member Awards Ceremony held during the National Conference in Victoria saw four new members installed as Fellows of the Association.... (full story)

U of S College of Pharmacy and Nutrition officially launches centennial year

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition officially launched its Centennial Year on September 20, 2013 on the steps of the historic Thorvaldson Building. The short program included remarks from Garry King and Dennis Gorecki, centennial planning co-chairs, U of S Vice President Heather Magotiaux, Gordon Wyant, minister of justice, and the Saskatchewan Pharmacy and Nutrition Students’ Society Co-Presidents Laura Almas and Shelby Anderson. ... (full story)

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Alumni Newsletter 2012-2013

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Alumni Newsletter 2012-2013... (full story)

Diabetes Educator Course

UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education... (full story)

University of Saskatchewan hosts first stakeholder meeting on the evaluation of Lean in Saskatchewan’s healthcare system

The University of Saskatchewan hosted the first stakeholder meeting on the evaluation of Lean in Saskatchewan’s healthcare system.  The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health has committed to a multi-million dollar investment in implementation of Lean across the province’s healthcare system. With an initial focus on leadership, strategic alignment, training and creation of a supportive infrastructure, the goal is a whole system transformation that produces “better health, better... (full story)

Flax lignans showing early promise in university clinical trials

A group of researchers in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, including Dr. Ed Krol and Dr. Jane Alcorn, at the University of Saskatchewan are about to move into a second clinical trial to confirm the health benefits of lignans, a flax-derived supplement that helps seniors stay mentally sharp and physically healthy. ... (full story)

CIHR Funding Success - three College of Pharmacy and Nutrition professors receive funding

U of S researchers have received $2.14 million in a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) competition, a success rate of 15 per cent that is almost double last year’s number and close to the 17.7 per cent national average.... (full story)

Brain damage control: Scientists make progress towards blocking the detrimental aftermath of stroke

Scientists have used a new imaging approach that utilizes powerful synchrotron-generated light to reveal aspects of the brain that had never before been seen. This discovery has uncovered a new method for better understanding how stroke damages the brain. In the future, knowledge gained from applying this novel imaging technique could be used to develop new therapies for minimizing the detrimental aftermath of stroke.  ... (full story)

Research project finds communications problems between patients and health care providers in Regina

It's not uncommon for patients to be confused about what medications they should take at home when discharged from hospital.... (full story)

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Postdoctoral Fellow receives the first Terry Fox Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) are pleased to announce Dr. Ayman Mohammad as the first recipient of the Terry Fox Postdoctoral Fellowship, to be held at the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. The award, won in a highly competitive process, provides $50,000 a year for two years, allowing Dr. Mohammad to come from overseas to conduct his leading-edge work in Saskatoon, alongside Dr. Azita Ha... (full story)

Study Shows Immigrant Children at High Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency

Woodstock, ON (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 The Vitamin D Society wants to make parents aware of a recent Canadian study which reports that new immigrant and refugee children to Canada are at a high risk of vitamin D deficiency which may have serious negative consequences for their future health(1). The study compared vitamin D levels for non-immigrant children, aged 6-11 years with 72 immigrant and refugee children aged 7-11 years who had been living in Saskatoon, SK, Canada for no more than five years... (full story)

Nutrition News

Nutrition News was compiled by 3rd year Nutrition students Olivia Jebbink, Cheyanne Roth and Jacqueline Fehr for the Nutrition 430.36 class.... (full story)

The Edith Rowles Simpson Lecture - Dr. Doug Powell lecture video

Dr. Doug Powell, Professor of Food Safety at Kansas State University, visited Saskatoon and the U of S on March 4, 2013. Dr. Powell was the invited lecturer to be this year’s lecturer for the Edith Rowles Lecture Series. His lecture entitled “Canada Can Do Better: Avoid Food Safety Complacency and Demand Safe Food.” ... (full story)

Pharmasave-Rubicon Annual Innovation in Pharmacy Student Business Plan Competition 2013

PAW TeamThe 2013 Competition was held Thursday March 28th in Convocation Hall. Judges and sponsors were from: Pharmasave (Central), Rubicon Pharmacies LP, the Pharmacists’ Association of Saskatchewan, Wiegers Financial, and the W. Brett Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence. The competition was very successful with sponsors wanting to continue to participate on a go forward basis. ... (full story)

U of S food security conference explores agriculture, nutrition and health

Saskatoon – Experts from research, industry, and international aid organizations are gathering to explore solutions to the challenge of providing enough nutritious food to a growing world population at the Linking Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Conference from February 7 to 8 in Saskatoon.... (full story)

U of S Pharmacy Student Receives AFPC Award

University of Saskatchewan pharmacy student, Phillip Curran, 3rd year BSP program, received an Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada award to participate in the AFPC Pharmacist-in-Training project for optimizing the use of information and communications technology. Phillip was one of five undergraduate and graduate pharmacy students across Canada to receive $2,000 and will be engaged in various aspects of program development for the Pharmacists-in-Training project. The awards are given ... (full story)

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Centennial

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition will be celebrating its Centennial in 2013-2014. ... (full story)

U of S Recent Pharmacy Alumni Receive CSHP National Awards

Congratulations to Katherine Lang, BSP 2011, Kaitlyn McMillian, BSP 2011 and Eric Landry, BSP 2011 on receiving CSHP National Awards in 2012/2013.... (full story)

Young Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity in The Next 36

Jackie Cook and Jeff Wandzura know a good opportunity when they see one so when the two U of S students had the chance to put their entrepreneurial spirits to the test, they took it.... (full story)

Research Chair in Drug Discovery

Research Chair in Drug Discovery in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan ... (full story)

BSc Nutrition Alumna Receives U of S Alumni Association Award

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Linking Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Conference 2013

Nutrition is increasingly recognized as an important component of agriculture and food security research. The University of Saskatchewan and its partner institutions invited Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) project teams and all those interested in the global food security initiative to the Linking Agriculture, Nutrition and Health conference, February 6-8, 2013.... (full story)

U of S and Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council welcome Research Chair in Health Quality Improvement Sciences

The U of S College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council are pleased to announce Thomas Rotter has joined the university as the first Research Chair in Health Quality Improvement (QI) Sciences.... (full story)

U of S researchers find beer a favourite fluid among Canadian adults

A University of Saskatchewan study has found that patterns of beverage intake in Canadian women indicate high consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, high intake of beer and low intake of milk.... (full story)

U of S students blog from Uganda

The U of S had four students volunteer in 2012 in Uganda for a project with Dr. Adil Nazarali. The students have set up blogs and are highlighting their trip. Check out their blogs below:... (full story)

Alumna receives the APhA Foundation 2010 Pinnacle Award for Leadership in Patient Adherence

Congratulations to Dr. Dorothy Smith, BSP 1968, on receiving the 2010 Pinnacle Award for Leadership in Patient Adherence from the APhA Foundation. Dr. Smith is an internationally recognized pharmacist, author, patient advocate, clinical educator and expert in patient adherence with medications. She has been a pioneer in patient education and safe medication use from the earliest days of her career in pharmacy. Dr. Smith received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Saskatchew... (full story)

Alumnus elected new Chair of the Pharmacists’ Association of Saskatchewan Board

Dr. Kerry Mansell, BSP 1998, has been elected as the Chair of the PAS Board for 2010. Dr. Mansell is an Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan. He teaches various pharmacotherapeutic topics, with a focus on diabetes. He is also part of an interdisciplinary diabetes team within the Saskatoon Health Region. Congratulations Kerry!... (full story)

Alumnus New Saskatchewan Cancer Agency CEO

In spring 2010, the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency announced their Chief Executive Officer is Scott Livingstone. Scott graduated from the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in 1988 and a M.Sc. in 1994. Before joining the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Scott was the executive director of the Health Information Solutions Centre with the Ministry of Health. Part of Scott’s role as the executive director was to enhance the province’s health-care by expanding the e... (full story)

Alumni Newsletter 2010

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition - Alumni Newsletter 2010... (full story)

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Annual Report 2009-2010

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition - College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Annual Report 2009-2010... (full story)

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Alumni Newsletter_2011

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition - College_of_Pharmacy_and_Nutrition_Alumni_Newsletter_2011... (full story)

University of Saskatchewan researcher examines the road toward food security for refugees

University of Saskatchewan researcher Dr. Hassan Vatanparast has begun a project that will explore the issues around socio-cultural integration and food security status of refugees as they flee their homelands, pass through different countries and eventually end up in Canada.... (full story)

U of S, Kenyan and Ethiopian scientists partner to combat hunger

Carol Henry, associate professor in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition ... (full story)

Children's pop consumption still rising

From CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/06/18/pop-child-obesity.html... (full story)

Pharmapreneurship – where pharmacy education meets entrepreneurship

EDO Mobile Health Team - L-R: Jeff Wandzura, Cheryl Cui, Jay Zhou and Omer Dor ... (full story)

Congratulations to our Graduate Academic Fall Award Recipients!

The following graduate students have received awards for scholarly excellence: In Nutrition • Martina Selinger, MSc Nutrition (Supervisor - Dr. Shawna Berenbaum) is recipient of an Rx&D Health Research Foundation Award • Rajesh Thakur, PhD Nutrition (Supervisor - Dr. Shawna Berenbaum) is recipient of an Rx&D Health Research Foundation Award • Navita Viveky, Nutrition PhD (Supervisor - Dr. Susan Whiting) is recipient of an Elizabeth Helen McLeod Scholarship •... (full story)