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Established in 2010, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has the resources of a century-old, comprehensive, national university and the agility to introduce forward-leaning programs to educate the leaders of tomorrow in the health and wellness fields. Resilient and adaptive, WNE students connect theory to practice to become lifelong learners amid revolutionary changes in science, medicine, and wellness.
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Western New England University Congratulates Dr. Katelyn Parsons on Receiving the 2023 ADCES Research Award

September 05, 2023

Dr. Parsons' innovative diabetes research, focusing on diabetes distress and pharmacist-led interventions, earns her the prestigious 2023 ADCES Research Award, showcasing Western New England University's commitment to impactful and empathetic research.

Dr. Daniel Kennedy stands alongside fellow authors of the Curricular Outcomes and Entrustable Professional Activities (COEPA) document, a significant milestone in professional standards for pharmacy graduates.

WNE Celebrates Faculty Achievement: Daniel Kennedy's Key Role in Pharmacy Education Advancement

August 21, 2023

Dr. Daniel Kennedy's outstanding contributions to pharmacy education take center stage as he completes his term on the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's Academic Affairs Committee. Dr. Kennedy played a key role in overhauling and consolidating the pharmacy COEPA (Curricular Outcomes and Entrustable Professional Activities) document, a foundational professional standard. His work underscores Western New England University's commitment to innovative teaching and its impact on shaping the pharmacy landscape.

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OTD Presents CarFit: Enhancing Senior Driver Safety and Comfort

May 31, 2023

Western New England University's Department of Occupational Therapy hosts CarFit, a 12-step vehicle check event to enhance driving safety and comfort, particularly for senior citizens. Trained technicians will provide personalized attention and guidance during the event.

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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Summer Camp Offers Free Career Exploration for High School Students

May 04, 2023

Western New England University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announces the Golden Bear Summer Camp, offering high school students hands-on experiences to explore careers in pharmacy and occupational therapy.

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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Students Honored For Outstanding Achievements

May 04, 2023

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at WNE honored high-achieving students for their academic excellence and contributions to their fields.

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Western New England University Students Inducted into Phi Lambda Sigma National Honor Society

April 28, 2023

Eleven students from Western New England University were inducted into the Phi Lambda Sigma National Honor Society, recognizing their dedication to pharmacy leadership and fostering further leadership development.

ODT students working with community members

Bear Paw Center Looks to Expand Services to WNE and Greater Springfield Community

March 17, 2023

Bear Paw Center at WNE, operated by OTD students, set to offer comprehensive OT services to pediatric clients, prioritizing community partnership and accessibility.

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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Celebrates High Match Rates

March 16, 2023

WNE College of Pharmacy celebrates a successful match rate with 81.8% matched to PGY1 and 100% to PGY2 programs.

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WNE Congratulates Dr. Sheralee Tershner on Being Named One of 10 Fearless Women

March 14, 2023

Western New England University congratulates Professor Sheralee Tershner for being recognized as one of 10 Fearless Women by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Tershner is applauded for her contributions to neuroscience education and advocating for underrepresented students in sciences.

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WNE College of Pharmacy Student Kathryn Grant Awarded Student Registration Grant from AAPP

March 03, 2023

Kathryn Grant, a PharmD student at WNE, awarded prestigious Student Registration Grant to attend American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists' annual meeting.

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WNE OTD Program Achieves a 90% Pass Rate on the 2022 NBCOT Exam

March 01, 2023

Western New England University's OTD program celebrates a 90% pass rate on the 2022 NBCOT exam, showcasing the program's commitment to excellence in occupational therapy education.

Dr. Melissa Mattison

Dr. Melissa Mattison Receives $50K Grant for Naloxone Education

February 17, 2023

Western New England University's Dr. Melissa Mattison secures a $50,000 grant to educate healthcare professionals and communities about naloxone's life-saving effects in opioid overdose cases.

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Prestige and Financial Stability Sited as Motivating Factors to Pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree

January 25, 2023

New research from Western New England University reveals that financial stability and prestige are key motivating factors for individuals pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.

Grape Consumption Helps Counter UV Damage to Skin

November 30, 2022

Researchers at Western New England University find that consuming grapes boosts skin's UV resistance, offering potential skin protection against sunburn.

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Dr. Charles Caley Selected to Receive the 2023 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award

November 01, 2022

Dr. Charles Caley, Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Western New England University, receives the 2023 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award for his distinguished contributions to psychiatric pharmacy.

Dr. John Pezzuto-WNE College of Pharmacy Dean

Study Finds Astounding Effects of Dietary Grapes and the Potential for Health Benefits

August 03, 2022

Studies led by Dr. Pezzuto at WNE reveal that dietary grapes alter gene expression, preventing fatty liver, boosting antioxidant genes, and extending mice lifespan.

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Western New England University to Offer Free CarFit Event on July 7

July 02, 2022

WNE's Department of Occupational Therapy hosts CarFit, providing free vehicle checks for seniors to optimize safety and comfort while driving.

Dr. Kam Capoccia, Clinical Professor of Community Care at Western New England University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

WNE's Dr. Kam Capoccia Receives Massachusetts Diabetes Care and Education Specialist of the Year Award

May 31, 2022

Western New England University's Dr. Kam Capoccia is recognized for her outstanding work in diabetes care and education, earning the prestigious Massachusetts Diabetes Care Specialist of the Year Award.

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WNE College of Pharmacy Students Inducted into Alpha Zeta Omega Professional Pharmaceutical Fraternity

May 26, 2022

Alpha Zeta Omega Professional Pharmaceutical Fraternity celebrates its 1st annual induction ceremony, welcoming eight new members at WNE University.

Pharmacy Student Governance Association Hosts Inaugural Young Alumni Awards

April 04, 2022

WNE's PSGA hosts the inaugural Young Alumni Awards event to acknowledge the successes of outstanding College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumni. Six recipients were recognized for their achievements.

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PharmD Class of 2021 Exceeds State and National Averages On NAPLEX and MPJE

March 10, 2022

Graduates of WNE's PharmD Class of 2021 achieve exceptional NAPLEX and MPJE pass rates, exceeding state and national averages and reflecting the program's excellence in education and preparation.

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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to Offer Online Doctor of Pharmacy Program

March 03, 2022

WNE's College of Pharmacy introduces PharmD Distance Pathway, an online alternative to the on-campus Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students gain flexibility to pursue pharmacy remotely.

Dr. Ola Ghoneim, College of Pharmacy
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