Aug 2010 electronic Extracts & Graduates
August 2010 issue of electronic Extracts & Graduates, the college's monthly e-newsletter
August 2010 Dedicated to you Your College of Pharmacy has had a busy summer of packing boxes and getting situated in our new space on the university’s Health Science Campus. As students return to campus, they will have access to the amenities on both campuses and will undoubtedly be excited to work with their colleagues on the Health Science Campus. We are eagerly awaiting the building dedication on September 3, our official welcome to the campus and our chance to show you our stunning new space. This new venture would not have been possible without the dedication, support and generosity of the college’s many alumni, donors and friends. Become a White Coat Mentor The White Coat Mentor program has proven to benefit UT students in more ways than one. The program helps offset costs for the annual Professional Advancement ceremony, at which students receive their white coats and are welcomed into the college’s professional division. Furthermore, the program allows alumni to connect with and mentor current students who will one day join the professions of pharmacy or pharmaceutical science. The students have a unique opportunity to learn about UT from the perspective of an alumnus while being trained to become professionals. To learn more about the White Coat Mentor program or to become a mentor, read more. A chocoholic’s dream come true A few bites of dark chocolate a day can help prevent extensive brain injury from a stroke, according to research by Dr. Zahoor Shah, UT assistant professor of medicinal and biological chemistry. Shah was a member of a research team that studied the effects of epicatechin, found abundantly in cocoa, both before and after a stroke. “It doesn’t give you a license to each chocolate all day, every day,” he said. “But chocolate can be good for you.” Read more Dr. Monica Holiday-Goodman selected as AACP fellow Pharmacy Practice Professor, Dr. Monica Holiday-Goodman, was selected as an Academic Leadership Fellow by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She is one of 29 fellows selected nationwide to participate in the program this year. The program's intent is to "develop the nation's most promising pharmacy faculty for roles as leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education." (Source: AACP) Upcoming Events The Future of Pharmacy Building Dedication September 3, 2010 11:30 a.m. in the Collier Building Auditorium on the Health Science Campus Please join President Jacobs and Chancellor Gold as they welcome the College of Pharmacy to the Health Science Campus and dedicate its new facility. See invitation Homecoming 2010 October 1-3, 2010 Your UT College of Pharmacy Alumni Affiliate is planning a homecoming luncheon, and alumni award winners will be honored at the homecoming dinner. As always, there will be a spectacular parade down Bancroft before we tailgate to cheer on the Rockets as they tackle Wyoming (see information about the Pill Box tent below). Take a tour of the new building and see whatâ€™s new at UT! Pill Box Football Tailgate Events September 3, 2010 at 6:00pm sponsored by Giant Eagle Pharmacy Rockets vs. Arizona (televised on ESPN) October 2, 2010 at 5:00 pm sponsored by Rite Aid Pharmacy Rockets vs. Wyoming The Pill Box is a great place to be on home game nights! Two hours before kickoff, pharmacy alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to the College of Pharmacy Pill Box tent (near the west entrance and the will-call ticket area) to have food, beverages and a good time. Next year, the college plans to have Pill Box tents at all home games. RSVP to the Office of the Dean at 419.383.1997. CSI: Toledo October 16, 2010 9:00 a.m. in Collier Building room 1000A on the Health Science Campus High school students will solve a medical mystery and learn how earning a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree will open the doors to the exciting fields of forensics, drug design and discovery, and pharmacy administration. Registration UTCP Quick Links Join the Alumni Association College of Pharmacy homepage College of Pharmacy Alumni homepage Upcoming Events Visit us on facebook Past issues of Extracts & Graduates As the saying goes, membership has its benefits. If you are not currently an Alumni Association member, you can join today online. Update your profile to ensure that your contact information is up to date. Questions, updates or comments? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.