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Josh millington l James barnard Living Life to the Fullest From Ice hockey to dIrt BIkes, Josh Millington was encouraged to take chances despite a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis – a potentially life limiting disease.“My parents always told me that I can do anything I put my mind to. They have never let me use my disease as an excuse, and encouraged me to do what I want,” says Josh. That mindset has inspired Josh to take risks and try new things. He is neither defined, nor limited, by his disease. “While at times it has been inconvenient, I don’t feel it has limited what I have been able to do with my life.” Doing treatments before, after, and – once in a while – during class, Josh was able to work around school. Having worked at Walgreens since 2007, Josh chose pharmacy because “I want to have a big impact on patient health outcomes and believe I can do that as a pharmacist. From my experience, pharmacists are the most accessible of all healthcare professionals.” And Walgreens agrees. He starts his new position as a Walgreens pharmacist this June. Adventures Abroad D id you know that the vast majority of job openings are never advertised? Instead, they’re filled by word of mouth. That’s why networking is one of the best ways to find a job. Doctor of Philosophy graduate James Barnard can attest to that. He recently parlayed his work in Dr. John Carpenter’s lab into a position with Coriolis, a contract research company based in Munich, Germany. Carpenter, who serves on the company’s scientific advisory board, knew it was hiring and put James in touch with the owners a few months ago. And, voilà, the rest is history. the phd program includes toxicology (tXCl), pharmaceutical sciences (phsC) and the pharmaceutical outcomes research (por) track. students graduate several times per year including august, december and may. the following lists those who graduated since august 2012. August 2012: rajendra kadam (phsC) kristen ryan (tXCl) James, his wife Mai and their three-year-old son, Connor, decided that a stint abroad was an “opportunity of a lifetime” and jumped at the chance to use his hard earned PhD in a foreign country. “The work that we do here is very similar to the training I received in school, so it was a good fit all around,” says James. December 2012: According to James, the transition has been easier than expected, “Fortunately, the only language you need to get by is English.” In the meantime, his son is already speaking more German than he is and Mai is taking intensive German language classes and is picking German up quickly. According to James, “this is a good thing because someone needs to be able to order at restaurants!” May 2013: The family plans on staying in Munich for at least three years, “maybe more if we really love it!” brittany murphy (tXCl) rebecca smathers (tXCl) teng-Chieh “Jay” Yang (tXCl) James barnard (phsC) swetha inturi (tXCl) robert mcQueen (phsC, p.o.r. track) amie moody (phsC) Joseph rower (phsC) sangeeta shrotriya (tXCl) James, Mai and Connor Barnard en route to Germany CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pharmacy Perspectives - Graduation 2013

Pharmacy Perspectives - Graduation 2013
Pharmacy’s in their Blood
Taking Charge of her Destiny
Program Taylormade for Family
Adventures Abroad
Females on the Frontlines

Pharmacy Perspectives - Graduation 2013