October 2010 Happy American Pharmacists Month! The College of Pharmacy celebrated American Pharmacists’ Month with seminars, patient care clinics and educational activities for student organizations, along with a huge calendar of events that engaged students in their future professions and recognized their accomplishments. Hopefully, your month has been just as exciting and productive! Preceptors of the Year The College of Pharmacy selected its Preceptors of the Year for the BSPS and PharmD programs. The BSPS Preceptor of the Year award was presented to Dr. L. M. Viranga Tillekeratne at the college’s annual Convocation on October 28, 2010. Dr. Tillekeratne, an associate professor of medicinal and biological chemistry, has mentored BSPS students in his laboratory during each semester for the last four years. He has supervised BSPS students on their honors projects, and has been a staunch supporter of the program by writing grants to obtain remuneration for BSPS students in his lab as well. The PharmD Preceptor of the Year award was presented to Dr. Valerie Householder , PharmD ‘03, who is a pharmacist at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Dr. Householder was featured in an article in UT News for receiving this honor. Read more Your Best Shot Pharmacy students participated in this year’s local flu vaccination efforts in a very big way. Collaborating on several flu shot clinics with Wal-Mart and Lucas County Health Department and under the supervision of faculty pharmacists, P3 and P4 students vaccinated members of the Toledo community. Students also provided vaccinations at UT’s annual Halloween wellness fair, Well-oWeen. Supervised by Dr. Kim Schmude, students provided vaccinations alongside medical students. Earlier in the month, UT pharmacy students administered 271 vaccinations at the Lucas County Health Fair.