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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

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Professor Bratberg discusses the importance of vaccines

Professor Jeffrey Bratberg is a measles expert, and yes, he had no qualms about having his children vaccinated, as dozens of studies of millions of children have proven that measles vaccine is not linked to autism or other serious side effects.


Advance Healing. Naturally.

Senior Meagan Hamblin knows that Alex and Ani founder and CEO Carolyn Rafaelian isn’t just interested in conveying positive messages through her jewelry. Not after the Rhode Island entrepreneur donated $1 million last fall to URI to support natural products research, the discovery of plant-based molecules to improve human well-being and other campus initiatives.


Pharmacy students and faculty travel to Jamaica to provide pharmacy education

Sixteen pharmacy students, one professor, and two alumni who are now practicing pharmacists traveled from Kingston, Rhode Island to Kingston, Jamaica in January to provide pharmacy education to caregivers from the Mustard Seed Communities. The students held several workshops to educate caregivers on proper medication administration, medication adherence and record-keeping, as well as basic physical assessment.

URI pharmacy alumna takes life-saving action to help customer suffering allergic reaction

URI pharmacy alumna takes life-saving action to help customer suffering allergic reaction

University of Rhode Island alumna Kristin Von Flatern hasn’t been on the job as a pharmacist at the Centerville, Mass. CVS/pharmacy a full year yet, but she’s already played a key role in saving a patient’s life.


URI scientists discover estrogen interaction preventing some pregnant women from expelling bile acids

A University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor has discovered an interaction involving the hormone estrogen that occurs in some pregnant women preventing them from expelling bile acid, leading to disease in their fetuses.


URI pharmacy student collaborates with Alex and Ani to design bracelets that bring water to poor communities worldwide

The next time you shop at Alex and Ani think of Paige Dellerman, a University of Rhode Island junior who designed a bracelet that is bringing clean glasses of water to poor communities worldwide.


URI chemistry professor and crime lab director named to federal group to assess forensic standards

The co-director of a federal center of excellence in explosives at the University of Rhode Island and the director of the Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory at URI have been named to a national subcommittee by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.


Champlin Foundations awards URI three grants for technology to support teaching and research

The Champlin Foundations have awarded the University of Rhode Island three grants totaling $421,795 to purchase high-tech equipment to advance education and student learning. The three grants will fund new teaching and research tools for in-vitro testing of pharmaceuticals, advanced characterization of powders, and imaging of nanoscale materials and processes.

College exceeds national marks in several categories

College exceeds national marks in several categories

URI’s Pharm.D. grads achieved a 99 percent pass rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, according to a 2014 report by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. The 2013 pass rate was four points higher than the national average and placed URI’s College of Pharmacy in a tie for first in New England with the University of Connecticut’s pharmacy school.


BSPS major Emily Thomesen finds hope and joy among suffering in Uganda

University of Rhode Island BSPS major and senior swim team captain Emily Thomesen dedicated 10 weeks of her summer in 2014 to listening to the voices of young mothers in Uganda, a country torn by war between the government and rebels.

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