Latest News & Announcements - 2009

College of Pharmacy celebrates new buildings in traditional Hawaiian ceremon

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Pharmacy marked a milestone Saturday, October 17 with a Blessing Ceremony in honor of three modular buildings that represent Phase I of the College's temporary home. The compound, which was complete in August, is now being used by UH Hilo students and faculty, and includes offices, an auditorium, laboratories and research facilities.

College of Pharmacy research project reaches out to elderly

Seniors living in rural areas of Hawaiʻi may benefit from medication safety education that will be provided by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Pharmacy. The project was recently awarded $331,254 over a one-year period from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program administered through the Cooperative State Research and Extension Service (CSREES). 

National agency approves UH Hilo College of Pharmacy as continuing pharmacy education provider

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Pharmacy is newly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). ACPE is the national agency in charge of accrediting professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education.

UH Hilo's College of Pharmacy extends reach to American Samoa

There's only one place in the small, far-flung U.S. territory of American Samoa for its 60,000-plus residents to fill their prescription needs.

Dr. Evelyn Ahhing-Faaiuaso oversees it all as the chief of pharmacy for the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center. She’s one of only two pharmacists on this group of islands 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaiʻi and is the only one licensed in the U.S. That distinction presents tremendous challenges for her.