Pharmacy School Embraces New Lab

Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy students now have access to a new $685,000 laboratory.

Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy students now have access to a new $685,000 laboratory.

Located on its Schaumburg, Illinois, campus, the lab will allow for more interactive learning using new audio-visual equipment.

The school is also hoping that the lab encourages more faculty research, its press release noted.

“This new dual-purpose laboratory emphasizes Roosevelt’s commitment to the pharmacy field and our pharmacy students,” said Bud Beatty, interim dean of the College of Pharmacy, in the release.

The lab offers projectors and screens at both ends of the lab as well as a document camera, which lets students get a closer view of their mixtures of prescription drugs.

Materials used to make the lab were environmentally friendly with upgrades to heating, air conditioning, and lighting.

The laboratory, which was 2 years in the making, also contains rubberized floor surfaces, low-flow science hoods, and plastic countertops.

Earlier this month, students got a chance to view the lab for the first time.

“I like the new lab a lot,” first-year pharmacy student Chirag Patel said in the school press release. “It’s convenient and comfortable and a great place for me to learn how to compound medications.”

Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy was founded in 2011 and has around 68 students in each class.

The pharmacy school offers a 3-year program that combines clinical and practical education.