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Pharmacy Fusion
First Tuesday of Every Month at 7:30pm

Pharmacy Fusion is a dynamic broadcast covering a broad array of topics related to the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy. Listen on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm to hear how students, faculty, alumni and supporters are forging new pathways for advancing pharmacy practice laws in Idaho, engaging in cutting edge research on new and emerging drug treatments, innovative drug delivery methods, telepharmacy and psychopharmacology advancements, and more. Guests from a variety of backgrounds, including not just pharmacy but pharmaceutical sciences and clinical psychopharmacology will join host Walter Fitzgerald, dean for the College of Pharmacy for discussions spanning far beyond the pharmacy counter.

Latest Episodes
  • If you tuned into last month’s episode of Pharmacy Fusion, you learned about the research and grant funding related to the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University. This month Dr. Renee Robinson joins Dean Walter Fitzgerald to talk about the research initiatives students and faculty are involved in, related to the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Science. Dr. Robinson joins the broadcast from Anchorage, Alaska, where the College of Pharmacy has a cohort of students as part of a collaboration with the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • This month’s episode of Pharmacy Fusion offers an in depth look at many of the fascinating College of Pharmacy research initiatives with Dr. Marvin Schulte, chair and professor for the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • As a follow up to the February episode of Pharmacy Fusion where we discussed pre-diabetes and how to manage or prevent the onset of diabetes, Dr. Cara Liday joins Dean Walter Fitzgerald in this edition for a discussion of the different types of diabetes, how to manage the symptoms and how to improve conditions after diagnosis. Although pharmacists are the medication experts on the health care team, there are options for treating diabetes that do not include prescription medication such as lifestyle changes related to diet, exercise and more.
  • On this episode of Pharmacy Fusion, Debbie Marchetti, a pharmacist at Ed Snell’s Pharmacy and College of Pharmacy alumna shares how increasing awareness of prediabetes and its path to type 2 diabetes can help reduce the incidence of diabetes in Americans by 90 percent.
  • Student pharmacists at Idaho State University recently received a national award given by the American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists. Join the chairpersons from each College of Pharmacy campus location, Elise Capson from Meridian, ID, Hannah Galbreth from Pocatello, ID and Liv Swonger from Anchorage, AK for this month’s episode of Pharmacy Fusion on January 4 at 7:30 p.m.Guests: Elise Capson, Hannah Galbreth and Liv Swonger, student pharmacistsOperation Immunization national award winnersStudents at colleges of pharmacy across the country participate in a variety of patient care outreach activities including immunizations, diabetes education and screening, heart health education and screening, women’s health education and more. To receive the Operation Immunization Region 7 Award, the students served over 12,000 patients in 2019-2020, with over 161,000 outreach hours.The chairpersons from each campus location are:Elise Capson: Meridian, ID, Class of 2022Hannah Galbreth: Pocatello, ID, Class of 2022Liv Swonger: Anchorage, AK, Class of 2023
  • Idaho has the most expansive prescriptive authority in the nation. This month on Pharmacy Fusion, Dean Walter Fitzgerald, is joined by Shanna O’Connor, clinical assistant professor for ISU, who explains why your local pharmacist is often your most accessible health care provider.
  • Dean Fitzgerald's guest this week is Cathy Oliphant, Co-Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences and Professor for the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University. Dr. Oliphant specializes in infectious disease, opioid abuse, and internal medicine. For this episode of Pharmacy Fusion, Dr. Oliphant and Dean Fitzgerald discuss the various treatment options for those suffering from COVID-19.
  • This inaugural episode of Pharmacy Fusion features a conversation about vaccines with pharmacist Kevin Cleveland, a member of the College of Pharmacy Faculty. Pharmacy Fusion is a brand-new radio show that covers a broad array of topics related to the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy. The show is hosted by Dean Walter Fitzgerald on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm.