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

Pharmacy Fusion is a dynamic broadcast covering a broad array of topics related to the L. S. Skaggs 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 Tom Wadsworth, interim dean for the College of Pharmacy, for discussions spanning far beyond the pharmacy counter.

Latest Episodes
  • There are many pathways a person can take in choosing their career. Have you ever thought about how many people have degrees they aren't using? Chris Nicolette thought he wanted to be a pharmacist but along the way realized how much he loved the science of studying drug interactions in the human body. Now, he's working to earn a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at ISU, and looking forward to a promising future in the world of pharmacology and drug discovery.
  • In this episode of Pharmacy Fusion, we learn about Dr. Ratka and how she has distinguished herself worldwide as an extraordinary leader and innovator in the fields of pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmacy education.
  • Dean Walter Fitzgerald welcomes new professor Solomon Tadesse to the show. They discuss Solomon's experience in the field, including drug discovery within Oncology.
  • Dr. Eric Silk joins Pharmacy Fusion host Dr. Walter Fitzgerald to discuss advancements in state law that allow psychologists to prescribe mental health medications for clients suffering from a variety of mental health disorders.
  • Dean Walter Fitzgerald welcomes ISU Associate Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Jared Barrott for this episode of Pharmacy Fusion. They talk about how pharmacogenomics helps doctors, pharmacists, and researchers predict success of medication therapy based on a patient’s genetics. Dr. Barrott discusses his research and provides predictions for the future of genetics and pharmacogenomics.
  • Love is in the air for this Valentine’s Day episode of Pharmacy Fusion. Student pharmacists Rebecca King and David Truong tell their story of meeting and falling in love during pharmacy school, along with providing some heart healthy tips. Besides medication, there are many ways to keep your hearts beating for the ones you love including physical activity, a healthy diet, and limiting stress. Family, friends and loved ones can lean on each other and help one another make these changes for the better.
  • What are your New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like most people, they probably don’t include talking with a pharmacist! But did you know, your pharmacist can actually help with a lot of the very common resolutions, such as living a healthier life, losing weight, learning something new and even saving money?
  • Heather Gagliano from the Idaho Immunization Coalition discusses all of the ways Idaho State University College of Pharmacy students and faculty help the coalition meet their mission of immunizing Idaho and what’s on the horizon for the two organizations.
  • National Antibiotic Resistance Week is November 18-24. Dr. Karl Madaras-Kelly, professor in the ISU College of Pharmacy joins Pharmacy Fusion for a discussion on how antibiotic resistance came to be in the US, where Idaho ranks compared to other states, and how student pharmacists are working to solve the problem.
  • When we visit a community pharmacy for a prescription, we see and interact with our pharmacists. But when hospitalized, and although many pharmacists practice in hospitals, patients do not always interact with them. College of Pharmacy alumni Dr. Scott Milner explains pharmacy services in a hospital setting, and how the process is both similar and different compared to a community pharmacy.