2017 Pharmacy Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report celebrates another pivotal year for the School of Pharmacy. The following are just a few of the highlights you'll find in this engaging online annual report:

  • Graduating our second class
  • Serving patient care needs in communities locally, regionally, and internationally through ongoing partnerships
  • Preparing to launch our new Center for Pharmacy Innovation
  • Collaborative research gaining FDA approval
  • A new academic fellowship program
  • A new professional development program
  • Interprofessional education among three local universities

Enjoy videos, read articles on student achievements, review faculty scholarship, and much more. We are incredibly blessed and thankful for these and many other great things taking place in the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy.

Center for Pharmacy Innovation Set to Improve Healthcare

During its early October meetings, Cedarville’s Board of Trustees approved the launch of a new Center for Pharmacy Innovation, which will be tasked with finding new, innovative ways to improve patient care.

School of Pharmacy Adds 6-Year Completion Option

Starting fall 2017, School of Pharmacy students now have the option of completing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in six years instead of seven, with an expected savings of about $20,000, with the opportunity to begin earning a salary 12 months earlier.

By the Numbers

Since 2016, the School of Pharmacy has graduated more than 90 professional pharmacists. You’ll find these Cedarville graduates working in pharmacy chains, hospital settings, and in their own businesses. Others are completing prestigious residency programs at places like Kettering Health; CareSource, Premier Health; Wake Forest Baptist Health; Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Cleveland Clinic; OhioHealth; and The Ohio State University. You'll also find our graduates are completing academic fellowships at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Cedarville University. We are proud of our graduates’ success:

of class of 2017 had secured employment at graduation.

of class of 2016 had secured employment within 6 months of graduation.

of graduates who sought a residency program found placement.

of alumni continue to engage with the School of Pharmacy.

Josh Arnold

"As I reflect on my transition from student to pharmacist, I have many reasons to be thankful for my experience at Cedarville University School of Pharmacy. The faculty sacrificially invested throughout the program to develop students into competent and compassionate practitioners, a characteristic I strive to emulate and instill in my own learners. The effort from the school to create high-impact learning experiences from research projects, interdisciplinary activities, and leadership opportunities allowed me to step into my postgraduate residency program with confidence."

—Josh Arnold ’13, Pharm.D., ’16

Making an Impact

100% of Pharmacy Students Participate in Cross-cultural Missions

Last year, all Cedarville pharmacy students participated in cross-cultural missions, meeting the physical and spiritual needs of people across the globe.

Making an Impact Regionally

Cedarville University School of Pharmacy has 304 partner sites, 581 pharmacy preceptors, and 12,600 patient contact hours (third-year service learning).

Students Attend Global Missions Health Conference

Forty-seven first-year professional student-pharmacists from Cedarville attended the Global Missions Health Conference engaging with thousands of professionals interested in health care missions. Dr. Ginger Cameron, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, spoke at the conference.

Students Serve at Chicago Clinic

A team of students in the professional pharmacy program spent a week at the Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC), a nonprofit clinic in a primarily underserved, minority neighborhood in Chicago.

Offering CE Credits to Area Professionals

Since August 2016, the School of Pharmacy has provided 24 hours of continuing education for 160 preceptors.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Gryka teaching class

Dr. Gryka to Retire After Years of Contribution

Dr. Rebecca Gryka, Chair and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, came to Cedarville as a key founding faculty member in the School of Pharmacy after working in Southern California for 40 years. She played a pivotal role in launching the School of Pharmacy in fall 2012, and the School of Pharmacy is grateful for her influence on so many lives during her time at Cedarville. She will retire at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

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Research and Scholarship

Dr. Denise Simpson

Dr. Denise Simpson, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was a recipient of the 2017 SOCHE Faculty Excellence Award. She was honored for her excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship during the past academic year.

SNPhA Chapter Wins Awards at National Convention

After only existing one full year, Cedarville University’s Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) chapter brought home several awards from the SNPhA National Convention in Las Vegas this past summer.

Cedarville Pharmacy Student Awarded Coveted Scholarship

The Dayton Area Society of Health-System Pharmacists (DASHP) awarded Jonathan Czyzewski, a second-year professional pharmacy student at Cedarville University, with one of its four $1,250 scholarships.

Cedarville Places Eighth in National Pharmacy Research Competition

The Cedarville University School of Pharmacy earned top honors among Ohio schools of pharmacy, and was named among the best in the nation, in the 2017 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Clinical Research Challenge.

Prestigious Honor Society Comes to Cedarville

One year after graduating its first class of students in its Doctor of Pharmacy program and receiving full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Cedarville’s school of pharmacy established the Rho Chi Society, Epsilon Mu chapter.

Student Academic Honors

We’re proud of our students who were granted academic awards during the 2016–17 academic year.

Generosity That Transforms Lives

Total Giving to the School of Pharmacy to Date

Giving to Launch Center for Pharmacy Innovation

Matthew Madden at the Legacy Banquet

“It is a great honor to have been selected for a scholarship within the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy. Receiving this scholarship helps me to focus on my coursework as I complete my postgraduate studies. The decreased financial burden has been a huge blessing, shining light on the importance of giving. This generous act gave me a desire to help students down the road who are in a similar situation as I am in."

— Matthew Madden '16, Pharm.D., '19 – Grauer Pharmacy Scholarship recipient

In the News

Dr. Marc Sweeney

Our School of Pharmacy professors and students are being sought by local media for expert opinion on current pharmacy-related topics in the news. For the 2017 calendar year, faculty members and students have appeared in 65 radio, TV, or print news stories and 21 blogs and podcasts.

School of Pharmacy Named Among Most Affordable Options Among Private Colleges

According to numbers released by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy has the sixth-lowest tuition at a private pharmacy school in the United States.

Healthcare Education Is Focus of Cedarville, UD, and WSU

Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy has started an interprofessional education (IPE) initiative designed to prepare students for work with other healthcare professionals. This year, the school has participated in several IPE events with students in various health profession programs.

School of Pharmacy Students Receive Saline Training

School of Pharmacy students joined other Cedarville University healthcare students at a one-day interprofessional collaborative course called “Saline Process.” The Saline Process provides practical tools to help Christian health care professionals share their faith with patients, all with permission, sensitivity and respect.

School of Pharmacy Fosters Cooperation Between Generations

Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy partnered with the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy and Wright State School of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati to provide professional development for healthcare students, alumni, and preceptors.

Cedarville Hosts Life-saving "Stop the Bleed" Program

Cedarville University partnered with Premier Health/Miami Valley Hospital and a university alumnus to train faculty as part of the national “Stop the Bleed” program. Stop the Bleed is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives.

“The rigor of the undergraduate courses in Cedarville's B.S.P.S. program stretches students' abilities and pushes them to have a solid foundation for graduate school. The faculty and staff prepare us not only to be successful academically, but also to develop the right character to serve future patients well. Although we are not yet in graduate school, the School of Pharmacy makes it clear that their goal is to get us there, and it is encouraging to have professors care about my success as much as they do."

— Caleb Hoover ’19

Caleb Hoover

2017 Year in Photos

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