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Entrepreneurial Leadership


Next Top Entrepreneur Competition: 2018 Results

This Spring marked the 11th annual DELTA Rx Next Top Entrepreneur Competition (NTEC).  Eight teams signed up this year to challenge their innovative abilities through three competitive rounds.


Entrepreneurial Leadership Internship Program 2017

This summer, for the ninth year, The DELTA Rx Institute partnered pharmacy students with entrepreneurial pharmacies in their Entrepreneurial Leadership Internship Program. This program allows students to develop and improve their entrepreneurial leadership skills through hands on practice and experience at their pharmacies.


2013 Next Top Entrepreneur Competition

The results of this year's Next Top Entrepreneur Competition are in! Click to read more about the innovative ideas created by this year's participants.


The In-Between Times: 2012 Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture

On April 25, 2012, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences hosted the 14th annual Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor Award Ceremony and Lecture. This year’s recipient was Thomas R. Temple. His lecture, "1971-2011: The In-Between Times," addressed the changing landscape of pharmacy and the leaders who have made it happen.


Superior Patient Care at Wester Drug

The clinical programs that Wester Drug has implemented with the help of Dr. Garvin are a shining example of the great programs community pharmacists can offer. When asked how Dr. Garvin spends his time in the pharmacy he replied that he spends “50% patient care, 35% dispensing, 15% management.” Programs and services currently offered by Wester Drug include are innovative ways to demonstrate patient care.


Advancing Pharmacy Through Entrepreneurial Leadership

Bradley Tice PharmD.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Director, Drake/Albertsons Community Care Laboratory
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Pharmacists can create value in emerging innovative pharmacy-based services and products by combining principles of entrepreneurship with those of leadership.

In this article, Dr. Tice, the 2005 recipient of the highly esteemed Glaxo-SmithKline/Albert B. Prescott Leadership Award describes the concept of entrepreneurial leadership as it can be applied to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

Copyright American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Reprinted by permission of APhA.


Entrepreneurship in Pharmaceutical Compounding

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Science students, Ben Kacner, Amanda Weber and Laura Wolf have been conducting research related to pharmaceutical compounding.  They are working in coordination with the Drake Undergraduate Science Collaborative Institute (DUSCI), the Drake Entrepreneurial Leadership Tools for Advancement (DELTA Rx Institute), and Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.


Technological Innovations in Pharmacy Education

The DELTA Rx Institute and Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences believe that invention and innovation are essential tools for success. This belief is incorporated into the Drake curriculum, which implements innovative pharmacy education practices by incorporating technology that creates or simulates real patient care situations.


Next Top Entrepreneur Competition 2012

DELTA Rx and the Drake College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences recently hosted the fifth annual “Drake University Next Top Entrepreneur Competition.”  The competition at Drake, consistent with the DELTA Rx mission, served to foster a spirit of change and innovation amongst Drake students across campus.


Summer Trailblazers - 2012 DELTA Rx Interns

DELTA Rx institute is pleased to announce this summer's Entrepreneurial Leadership student interns! Holly Thurauf and Rachel Herr - Medicap GRX Holdings, Toral Soni - Drilling Pharmacy, Sam Miller - Clear Lake/Clarion Pharmacy. Read more to find out about the prestigious program and the companies making it possible!


2nd Annual Next Top Entrepreneur Competition


DELTA Rx’s mission is to foster a spirit of change and innovation in the profession of pharmacy.  Recently, this mission was brought to life by Drake students across campus during the second annual “Drake University Next Top Entrepreneur Competition,” hosted by DELTA Rx and the Drake College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.


Social Media and Online Presence for the Health Care Professional

During the Spring of 2017, DELTA Rx partnered with Drake University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to hold a panel to discuss the prominent role of social media in health care. Pharmacist Tony Guerra shares his thoughts on its innovative presence in todays pharamaceutical setting.


Pharmacy for the Future: 2016 DELTA Rx Summer Interns

 Three students share on their summer experiences hosted by DELTA Rx's eighth Entrepreneurial Leadership Internship Program. The program creates a space to enhance entrepreneurial leadership skills in community pharmacy. By the end of the internship, students can identify the roots of entrepreneurial expansion in the field of pharmacy.


Next Top Entrepreneur Competition: 2017 Results

Here are the results from this year's Next Top Entrepreneur Competition! Click to discover which entrepreneurial skills were developed during out 10th annual showdown.