05 MAY 2013 E-NEWSLETTER OF THE NATIONALLY RANKED UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES RxeFILL this issue Honorary Degree Recipients P.2 Fulbright scholar shares experience Steven Lombardo, BSPS â€˜11, completed a one-year Fulbright Fellowship studying neuroscience in Australia. His research involved GABA receptors, key to some pharmacological solutions for mental health disorders. Currently a neuroscience doctoral student at Wake Forest University, he returned to UT to discuss his research and his Fulbright experience. He expressed that the experience he gained in the BSPS program prepared him for his Fulbright research project because of the breadth of knowledge the program provides, not only in biology and chemistry, but also in pharmacology. His visit was co-sponsored by the Jesup Scott Honors College and CPPS. Meet Dr. Bryant-Friedrich P.3 Off to Harvard P.3 Scouts earn First Aid badges P.4 Upcoming Events P.4 Acts of Service By Tyler Tomasek, 2014 Doctor of Pharmacy candidate Students from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences along with the American Pharmacists AssociationAcademy of Student Pharmacists (APhAASP) provided a health and wellness event at the Helping Hands of St. Louis ministry in East Toledo. Helping Hands of St. Louis is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving hot, nutritious meals for all in need who arrive at their doors. Pharmacy faculty members Dr. Steven Martin and Dr. Michelle Serres as well as PGY1 pharmacy resident Dr. Ayesha Khan also participated and assisted at the event. Patients trickled in throughout the morning to eat a warm meal and receive health services. Students vaccinated 25 patients for the flu, which was widespread and at an increased activity level. Students also checked 30 patients' blood glucose and blood pressure levels, screening for diabetes and hypertension. Among the notable successes of the event was that students were able to refer some of the patients to their physicians or to free or discounted health services in the area based on their blood pressure or blood glucose levels. The students, along with the supervising pharmacists, provided education to patients about their values and answered general health questions. Students also talked to patients about their medications. Students even overcame a language barrier with a non-English speaking patient and contacted a member of UT's faculty who spoke the language. This faculty member helped to translate between the patient and volunteers, successfully establishing communication and facilitating the care of this patient.