U Pharmacy Students Commence Four-Year Training at Annual White Coat Ceremony

U Pharmacy Students Commence Four-Year Training at Annual White Coat Ceremony

Oct 25, 2004 6:00 PM

Students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Utah will officially begin their education Friday at the College of Pharmacy's White Coat Ceremony.

James Steven Leeder, Pharm.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and pharmacology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and chief of developmental pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at the Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., will give the keynote address at 4 p.m. in the College of Pharmacy auditorium.

Leeder will speak to the 45 doctoral students about "Building on the Past, Challenges for the Future." Leeder also holds faculty positions at the University of Kansas and University of Missouri, where he is a member of the doctoral faculty.

The doctorate of pharmacy entering class will complete their degrees in 2008. Students have undergraduate degrees in chemistry, microbiology, exercise physiology, and other disciplines.

The event is the culmination of National Pharmacy Week.

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