Spring 2017 Edition
What’s New? SIUe School of Pharmacy is bringing back the popular golf scramble-but this time with a twist! On the evening of April 21st, Belleville’s Yorktown golf course will be glowing with activity…literally! We will be holding the first annual glow golf tournament and party to benefit the School of Pharmacy. All organizations are pitching in to make this a successful event and in turn will split the proceeds that are received. Students, alumni, friends, faculty, and family are all invited to form a golf team of 4 members. If golfing isn’t your forte, have no fear! Everyone’s also invited to attend the after party, which will consist of great food and music. Golfing will kick off with a shotgun start at 6:00 and the after party will follow at 8:00. For many people, glow golf is a completely new experience. It consists of golfing in the dark, with glowing golf balls and glow sticks marking different areas on the green. If you’re interested in playing or attending the party, please contact Hannah Seeger at [email protected]
or contact the School of Pharmacy!
What is Your Favorite Memory from SIUE SOP? “Trivia Night!”
“Attending regional and national conferences for professional organizations “
Important Dates March: 28 – SNPhA General Meeting, SSHP Pharmacist Credentials Panel; 30 – CPNP General Meeting, ASCP General Meeting April: 4 – SRC Meeting; 6 – Rho Chi William Wuller Speaker Series; 11 – SSHP General Meeting; 13 – APhA General Meeting, SSHP Residency Panel; 18 – SNPhA General Meeting; 20 – Class of 2018 Pinning Ceremony; 21—Glow Golf; 22 – APhA Locked in to Stay Out; 25 – NCPA General Meeting; 27 – CPNP Election Meeting, ASCP Election Meeting; 28 – Capstone Day May: 1-5 – Finals Week; 6 – Class of 2017 Hooding Ceremony and Graduation
Who Wore It Best?
Check out P3’s in their SSHP SOP Shirts!
Mallory Belcher Representing the Chapter with the PPMI Project
SSHP Our chapter received an Outstanding Professional Development Project Award from ASHP for our PPMI project in December. Now, we are looking forward to our new ESRD development project which includes a tour of the DaVita Dialysis center in Edwardsville. We just completed our annual faculty auction. There were students from all classes that came to outbid each other for a chance to hang out with our awesome faculty members. A good time was had by all who attended. Thank you to the faculty members that donated their time and resources!
We still have more projects in the works for this semester. We will once again serving dinner at the Ronald McDonald house on April 12th. The mock clinical skills competition is set for April 7th, and the post-residency match panel is set for April 13th. So, be on the look-out for SSHP events this next month. Last but not least, congratulations to Abigail Lorenson and Abby Buchman on earning 3 rd place at the Clinical Skills National Competition!
Students at The Alton Memorial Hospital Heart and Stroke Fair
APhA-ASP APhA-ASP has had a busy semester! We have had several great patient care projects to reach out to our community including the Annual Diabetes Symposium that was able to reach nearly 150 patients this year. Also, there was a great turnout for this year’s Legislative Day at the Capitol where student pharmacists gathered together to show our legislators that the profession of pharmacy is ready to meet the upcoming challenges in healthcare. Our PharmFlix video, Batman the Pharmacist Part2, has been nominated for Most Humorous against other schools of pharmacy across the nation and the winner will be announced at the APhA Annual Meeting that takes place in San Francisco, CA from March 24th – 27th. Representing our school at the National Patient Counseling Competition at the annual meeting is Nikolina Golob (P2) and we wish her the best of luck! Perhaps the most exciting project we are planning is the 1st Annual Locked -in To Stay Out where 6th and 7th graders will experience a night of fun, games, and information to help battle the opioid/heroin epidemic in our surrounding communities. This event will be a massive undertaking for SIUE students and has the ability to make lasting differences in the lives of the middle school kids who will be in attendance. The students who make up APhA-ASP continue to push the profession of pharmacy forward and we look forward to next year!
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Students at the Regional Meeting
SNPhA Happy Spring from your SIUE-SNPhA Chapter! We’ve been off to a great start, teaming up with APhA to host an HPV Immunization Awareness Table for undergraduate SIUE students and holding a diabetes fair at the St. Louis Vietnamese New Year festival. In March, we had 9 of our SNPhA members attend the SNPhA Regional Meeting in Sacramento, CA. We had great representation at the meeting, and with the help of our awesome delegate Ashley Colburn, we were able to pass 2 resolutions to go on to nationals this summer! Among attending various student workshops and participating in the clinical skills competition, we were able to explore the sights of Old Sacramento and attend a Sacramento Kings game at the new Golden 1 Center. Anita Lee and Thy Mai were awarded Honorable Mention for their performance in the team clinical skills counseling competition at the meeting. Since we’ve been back, our SNPhA executive board has been hard at work planning our final events of the school year. We are very excited for our upcoming Walmart Diabetes Fair at the local Glen Carbon Walmart on April 8th, 2017 from 10-2pm. This annual, national event held by SNPhA chapters across the U.S. at their local Walmart stores has always been a great community outreach opportunity that we look forward to every year. The event is a chance for P3’s and our preceptors to help P1’s and P2’s gain experience with reading blood pressure and counseling on medications. Please stop by to see us at our diabetes fair on April 8 th!
PPAG PPAG has hit the ground running this spring with a variety of community service and educational opportunities planned! In February, we enthusiastically participated in SIUe Dance Marathon and raised funds for our local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. SIUe Dance Marathon raised over $46,000 this year and PPAG is honored to have been able to participate in such an inspiring and beneficial event. We hosted our annual Krispy Kreme donut sale in February as well, with special delivery on Valentine’s Day; making for a great fundraising opportunity as well as sweet valentine’s gifts for the SOP students. Currently, PPAG is hosting a coloring book and coloring supplies drive here at the SOP (March 21 – March 24th ) and will be making “Get-Well” cards to accompany the donations soon. These supplies will be donated to local children’s hospitals. In April, we will be volunteering with Leaps of Love (LOL), a local organization that supports families and patients affected by childhood cancer. This will be our second-time volunteering for LOL’s Family Weekend Pirate Retreat in St. Charles, MO and we are excited to return for a day of fun family activities! (With an appearance by none other than Jake the Pirate as well! ) PPAG values the numerous wonderful opportunities LOL has provided us for community service the past two years and we look forward to continuing to volunteer with them on a regular basis. st
We are also planning to visit many local children’s hospitals this semester to gain a broader understanding of the facilities here in the STL area and to gain more insight into the field of pediatric pharmacy. We have a tour of Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital confirmed for March 31st. PPAG is also excited to announce we will be launching our first SIUE apparel sale next week (March 27th – April 7th ) and we will be selling “Class of ….” Hoodie sweatshirts and “Future Pharmacist” children’s apparel including t-shirt as well as onesies. With a variety of other events planned for community outreach and service, we are excited to continue to represent PPAG here at SIUE. PPAG will be teaching during the APhA sponsored “Lock-in to Stay Out” event on April 22nd. Three members of PPAG’s executive board have enrolled in an independent study for this project and look forward to presenting their lesson to 6th and 7th grade students at the event. We will also be participating in the YMCA’s Nutrition and Health Fair in April. We will be presenting an interactive station for children featuring a lesson plan on nutrition and exercise with the aid of “Oh the things you can do that are good for you!” by Dr.Suess and emphasis on MyPlate nutrition material. Finally, we have many students that have been approved to present their independent study results at PPAG Annual, May 5-7th in Charlotte, NC. This will be the third year PPAG students have attended the annual meeting and the second year our student members have presented independent study results at the annual meeting. We are thrilled that our students have this amazing opportunity for education and professional collaboration with their peers and colleagues and are looking forward to all the opportunities the annual meeting will provide.
Rho Chi’s Newest Inductees!
Rho Chi SIUE School of Pharmacy's Delta Beta Chapter of The Rho Chi Society, the academic honor society in pharmacy, inducted their newest members on Friday, March 17th. This Society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy and further encourages high standards of conduct and character and fosters fellowship among its members. The Rho Chi Society seeks universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, to instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession. Kudos to these inductees! We also will be hosting our second annual William Wuller Leadership Speaker Series on April 6th at noon in Room 1103. The purpose of this series is to enrich the intellectual life of the SIUE SOP through presentations provided by distinct pharmacy professionals who emulate the merits of a leader. This series was started last year in honor of Professor Wuller, who was the previous sponsor of our organization. Our hope is that this series will recognize Professor Wuller’s hard work and dedication to the School of Pharmacy and continue to encourage students to achieve their highest potential. This year we will be featuring Dr. Ryan Birk who will be discussing how his leadership styles and roles have evolved over time. He will also be discussing the importance of leadership and being involved with organizations. We are looking forward to this event and hope to see all the students there!
Last general meeting with guest speaker Roxane Took
Community Pharmacists’ Association is an organization that is focused on promoting growth and prosperity of independent pharmacies everywhere. Not only on a national level, but also at local levels such as here at SIUE. Being a member of NCPA offers multiple benefits such as networking at the NCPA Annual Convention, scholarships, student benefits, and legislative opportunities to name a few. Here at SIUE, we recently had a guest speaker, Roxane Took who presented to us about opportunities and benefits of doing a community residency. If you missed the presentation but want more information regarding community residency get ahold of an NCPA officer for Roxane’s information. We will have a SIUE SOP padfolio flash sale coming up at the end of the semester, being looking for an email regarding sale dates. Coming up on April 18th from 5-7pm NCPA will be participating in an educational talk regarding dental and hygiene health with the Homeless Shelter Initiative. Our next general meeting will be on April 25th where we will be holding elections. If you are interested in becoming an officer of NCPA please see an officer for more information about positions available. Current E-board Members: President—Rachel Young Vice President—Delaney Miller President Elect—Kelsey Vahling Treasurer—Kylie Weaver Secretary—Lindsay Wrap Fundraising Chair—Blake Pruett Community Outreach Chair—Jeremy Woodyard
ASCP ASCP has had a slower semester to begin with this spring, but we have a few events in the works to wrap up the year. We have an event at Senior Services Plus planned for March 24 at 11. We will be doing blood pressure screenings and talking to patients. The dental students will also be there, and we look forward to helping care for the patients together! Our next meeting is March 30th during common hour, and Dr. Ruscin will be coming to talk about the benefits of ASCP and why you should get involved. Finally, our election meeting is scheduled for April 27th during common hour, and we will be electing an entirely new exec board! We look forward to seeing you at some of our upcoming events!
CPNP CPNP has participated in many events involved in mental illness throughout the year. During the Fall semester, we partnered with the iCARE Grant Counsel for Suicide Awareness Week to provide information about suicide, warning signs and depression. Together we created a display of backpacks across the quad during an event called Send Silence Packing, where each backpack represented one student who would commit suicide that year. November, we celebrated the Great American Smoke Out by leading conversations with group home residents in St. Louis about the importance of smoking cessation, as well as healthy alternatives to smoking. We donated Christmas gifts to families in need in December, and throughout the year visited homeless shelters, and provided education on living healthy. In the Spring, we conducted depression screenings and provided education on depression during the APhA Diabetes Symposium. We are planning on having a guest speaker during a meeting to talk about stress, and the impact it can have on our mental health, as well as coping strategies. We will also be showing a movie about mental health with a guest-speaker-led discussion. Overall CPNP has been involved in many events, and will continue to try to educate people on mental health, and eliminate the stigma.
The SOP now has pill boxes with their logo for organizations to pass out at their events!
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