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Bernie’s Pharmacy helps educate Alaska pharmacists for fifth year in a row

 |  Jennifer Motes  | 

Bernie’s Pharmacy is an Alaskan-owned, independent pharmacy in Anchorage, founded in 1980 by life-long Alaskan, Bernie Klouda. Over the years, Bernie provided the opportunity for pharmacy students to complete their intern rotations at Bernie’s Pharmacy, mentoring many pharmacy students and new pharmacists. Bernie had a long and distinguished career, and he believed strongly that educating pharmacists was important to ensure the health of Alaskans.

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Many Alaska pharmacies are understaffed, leading to sporadic hours and patients turned away

 |  Anchorage Daily News  | 

Signs of a worsening pharmacist shortage in Alaska are everywhere: reduced hours at Anchorage pharmacies. Significant signing bonuses and multiple job offers for newly graduated pharmacy students. Patients being told to come back the next day to pick up prescriptions due to short staffing. Tom Wadsworth, dean of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s pharmacy program, discusses the need for pharmacists in Alaska.

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Remembering Pharmacy Program Coordinator Chris Jackson

 |  Idaho State University  | 

Christina (Chris) Jackson, an integral member of the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy family, or “pharmily” as they call it, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022 at her home in Wasilla, AK. At 43, Chris leaves behind two young children and other family members who will miss her most deeply.

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UAA graduates help address pharmacy workforce shortages in Alaska

 |  State of Reform  | 

Graduates from the University of Alaska Anchorage’s (UAA) Doctor of Pharmacy Program have proven to be instrumental in helping the state address its pharmaceutical workforce shortage.

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House Call: UAA/ISU Pharmacy students deliver vaccines across Anchorage

 |  Green & Gold  | 

As another flu season begins and the coronavirus pandemic continues, UAA/ISU Doctor of Pharmacy students took to the streets as part of the Alaska Assisted Living Home Immunization Program (AK ALH) to protect some of Anchorage’s most vulnerable people.