Marshall University School of Pharmacy receives gift from Cabell Huntington Hospital

Hoods will be used in pharmacy simulation laboratory

The School of Pharmacy has received two laminar flow hoods from Cabell Huntington Hospital, Dr. Robert B. Stanton, assistant dean in the Office of Experiential Education at the school, announced last week. Laminar flow hoods are used to cleanse the air when sterile techniques and a sterile environment are required, particularly during the compounding process.

“Cabell Huntington Hospital graciously donated two of their laminar flow hoods for our pharmacy simulation laboratory and we are very grateful for their generosity,” Stanton said. “Cabell is an important partner in our students’ experiential education and we look forward to working with them on many projects in the future.”

Jennifer L. Kibler, Pharm D., director of pharmacy at Cabell Huntington Hospital, says the hospital pharmacy recently underwent an extensive renovation which allowed the flow hoods to be donated to Marshall.

“We were aware that Marshall needed the flow hoods for its simulated compounding area,” she said. “It just made sense to donate the items to the school. Cabell Huntington Hospital is eager to support the new school and looks forward to years of collaboration.”

Marshall’s School of Pharmacy opened its doors in August and will graduate its first class in 2016. It is located on the campus of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Spring Valley area of Huntington.