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August 2012 Volume 6 Issue 1 NEWSLETTER AcademyDATE of Student

Pharmacists– SIUE News

Welcome to APhA-ASP Welcome to your fall semester 2012; and whether you aim to become a new member, or look to continue your membership in the American Pharmacist Association- Academy of Student Pharmacist (APhA -ASP) we couldn’t be happier to have you as a member. This upcoming year promises to be a great one as we spread our reach further in to the community, provide excellent patient care, and help lead pharmacy schools across the region and the nation through our innovative projects. Last March, we attended the APhA Annual Exposition held in New Orleans, where we brought home the 1st runner up, Small School Division, Chapter Achievement Award. This award builds upon the success of the year before that, which also saw us placing in the 1st runner up spot. Twice in a row, we have been the 1st runner up. Surely, this is a great achievement, but as an executive board we have been brainstorming ways to push our Chapter into the top spot. The answer is You. We need you, your ideas, and your participation to push us over the edge and into the top spot in our division. At this point, you may be asking yourself “What can I do?” or “How can I possibly help?” That’s the easy part. APhA-ASP provides a number of community service and patient oriented events for you to help out at. Whether it’s serving chili and displaying a poster about heartburn awareness for Operation Self Care at the SIUe Homecoming soccer game or dressing as your favorite Dr. Seuss character to pass out immunization reminders at the Edwardsville Halloween Parade, we have a place for you! This year we have a tremendous opportunity to make a name for ourselves, our chapter, and the SIUe community through a number of our possible projects. Please be sure to attend our 1st general meeting Thursday, August 16th to see the full list of upcoming events and to speak with our amazing project chairs. I would like to quickly highlight some fall events including: Trivia Night on September 7th. This is a great chance to interact with students, faculty, and alumni in a very casual environment. The weekend of September 21st, students and faculty have the opportunity to travel to Lisle, Illinois for the Illinois Pharmacist Association’s annual meeting. This is a wonderful chance to network with students and pharmacist from across the state. Then, in November, our chapter will be collaborating with the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois to put on a homeless health clinic as a part of Project CHANCE. With a number of outstanding events for you to get involved in, I hope to see you around campus and in the community as a proud member of the SIUe Chapter of APhA-ASP. Chris Selby 2012-2013 SIUE APhA-ASP Chapter President

Important Dates:      

Volleyball Cook out: Aug 17th Patient Counseling Competition : Aug 30-31st Next meeting: Sept 6h Trivia Night: Sept 7th IPHA Annual: Sept 20– 23rd Step-Out Diabetes: Oct 7th

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Get Involved...

Project CHANCE Dana Andersen

Operation Immunization:

Operation Diabetes

Chapters Helping Advocate for Needy Communities Everywhere, project Operation Immunization is gearing up for CHANCE, is an organizawhat should be an eventful and exciting year. Student pharmacists are now allowed tion supported by APhA that to immunize in the state of Illinois! This serves 340B patients in our gives us a great opportunity to provide betcommunity. 340B patients ter pharmaceutical care to patients while are patients with limited inshowing them that pharmacists are capable come and are commonly of much more than simply filling prescriptions. P1s: You can be involved with Opera- without insurance. Currenttion Immunization too! Although you are ly, Project CHANCE is innot certified immunizers, there will be sevvolved in two clinics held in eral opportunities for you to help out with Springfield each year. GetOperation Immunization this coming year. ting involved in these clinics allows students to interact Operation Self-Care with 340B patients as well Mallory Klein as working with an interdisciplinary team. Students are The Heartburn Awareness/OTC project is also able to become aware a program designed to educate the public or resources that are availaabout heartburn and its treatments as well as all other over the counter medicable in the community for tions. To do this, we have several differ340B patients. Project ent events throughout the year. During CHANCE, through APhA, homecoming week in October, we particialso offers a grant of pate in the annual chili cook off, passing out food and heartburn medication. In the $10,000 to select schools early spring, we have a wing eating conwith outstanding CHANCE test, the main goal being to promote work. We hope to be one of heartburn awareness. Look forward to a those schools this year! heartburn free year! Britany Walls

Medication Awareness Program:

Brianna Finch Operation Diabetes is an outreach program that aids in educating the public on the disease as well as fundraising activities to support the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in their efforts to find a cure. This year we will be coordinating with the ADA by participating in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Oct 6th and JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes on Oct 7th. The Diabetes Symposium will be in the spring semester, which allows the public to receive free education about diabetes, foot screenings, etc.

Generation Rx Anand Patel Prescription drug abuse is a rising problem in the US,. This program is committed to raise awareness as well as counteract the issue of prescription drug abuse. We provides student pharmacists an opportunity to use their clinical knowledge in educating college students, parents, and healthcare providers on this issue. Student pharmacists will give presentations to undergraduate students on medications that are highly abused, health risks associated with those medications and ways to avoid prescription drug abuse. We will also collaborate with other student organizations in drug abuse prevention activities.

Cheyenne Newsome

Project Heart The Medication Awareness Project is a back for its second year! This new program educates patients on properly taking their medications, food/drug interactions, medication adherence, and questions to ask their pharmacist. The intent of the program is to inform the patient on making the most of their medications and also to build a better relationship between the patient and their pharmacist. To accomplish this goal, MAP will host three presentations during the fall semester. The presentations this semester will be at Meridian Village Senior Living in Edwardsville, Memorial Hospital’s breast cancer support group in Belleville, and the rotary club in Edwardsville.

Brenden Freitag Operation Heart is designed to educate the public about healthy lifestyles while spreading awareness about Cardiovascular Disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and childhood obesity is a growing problem. Every year our chapter strives for more involvement with the public than previous years. We hope to get air time from radio stations throughout the St. Louis region to increase the amount of people we reach. We look forward to another Ladies Night Out in the spring to help spread women's heart health. It's going to be a fun year!

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Network and Travel…. International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation Oliver Mills The International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) is the leading international advocacy organization for pharmacy students. APhA-ASP is a member organization of IPSF, so its members are part of the organization as well. IPSF is involved in local and international public health campaigns and our World AIDS Day booth last year was the first IPSF event that our chapter has conducted. I plan to continue developing this event as well as setting up SIUE as a site for IPSF’s Student Exchange program. It’s going to be great!

IPhA Annual Conference: Exploring Current Trends in Pharmacy Jessica Kerwin The Illinois Pharmacists Association is holding their annual conference September 20-23, 2012 in Lisle, IL. There are tons of great programs planned, including Pharmacy Jeopardy, the Student Business Plan competition, and the President’s Banquet. The weekend is full of opportunities to network and meet practitioners in the field of pharmacy, both new and those with years of experiences to share. Registration for the conference costs $65 for student members, but if you register before September 18 th, you save $15! IPhA invites students to present a poster at the conference on Sept 22. This is a great way to showcase a project you have worked on or a business plan you have created. If you are interested in participating, fill out the Post Abstract Submission form and email it to Dr. Kerr no later than 5PM on August 20, 2012

APhA – ASP Region IV Midyear Regional Meeting Each year the SIUE School of Pharmacy American Pharmacists Association–Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Chapter attends the Region IV Midyear Regional Meeting (MRM). The APhA-ASP MRMs are the only meetings in the United States designed exclusively for the needs of student pharmacists. This year’s Region IV Midyear Regional Meeting is November 2-4, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. MRM brings together student pharmacists from across the country to provide a forum for discussions of common interest, provide valuable networking opportunities, and encourage participation in professional development and educational programs. While MRM is a

APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition Student pharmacists, practitioners, drug representatives and the many others that comprise the world of pharmacy will be convening in Los Angeles, California on March 1-4, 2013 this spring to partake in the APhA Annual meeting. This meeting has much to offer, including fantastic student programming. Participants can look forward to observing the APhA-ASP House of Delegates, voicing their opinions in the student forum, and learning about a variety of topics in the many CE programs

Enjoy unforgettable experiences...

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Welcome Back Picnic The picnic will be held August 17th at 4pm at the SIUE Cougar Village sand volleyball court. We will be grilling out, playing sand volleyball, and various other yard games. This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow classmates as well as learn about APhA! We look forward to seeing you for a night of food and fun! If you have any questions feel free to contact Kaitlyn Nihiser at .

Patient Counseling Competition The local patient counseling competition will take place on August 30th and 31st in the pharmacy patient counseling rooms in the lab. The winner of the competition will compete at the IPhA Annual meeting which takes place September 2023rd. You could be one of two winners that get bragging rights along with the opportunity to go to the IPhA conference for free! The two winners will go on to represent SIUE in the IPhA Student Counseling Competition on September 21 at the conference.

At the beginning of the competition a prescription is given to the student pharmacist. He or she has five minutes to research any necessary information. Next, the student has five minutes to explain what the drug is used for, potential side effects, drug interactions, and how to use the drug to a patient. The competition is a very rewarding experience and is a great way to improve communication and counseling skills. A list of medications to be used in the competition as well as more information will be released shortly. All students are encouraged to compete! To sign up to compete, contact Dr. Jessica Kerr at by Friday Aug 24, 2012 .

T IGH N A IVI R T One of the biggest events of the year in the SIUE School of pharmacy, the 7th Annual APhA-ASP Trivia Night, is rapidly approaching! It will be held on Friday, September 7th @ 6pm @ the Collinsville VFW. The Silent Auction will begin at 6:00pm and the Competition will begin at 7pm. Teams of 6-8 people are welcome and the cost is $120 per team. You may reserve a table by contacting Holly Ann Russell at or Dr. Jessica Kerr at are allowed to bring food for their table and beverages are available for purchase. The proceeds will go to help families during the holiday season, fund ASP scholarships, support community patient education and allow travel to regional and national APhA-ASP meetings. Please bring your friends and family and come to support our chapter of APhA-ASP!

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Advocate for your profession...

Pharmacy Advocacy Lindsay McNeely

Do you want to have a say in your future? Pharmacists do not have the lobbying power in Washington that other professionals, such as doctors or nurses have. Ground has to be made up somewhere. SPAN and SPILL are just two facets of APhA-ASP that can help you stay informed about legislation that will shape the future of pharmacy professions. By getting involved in activities like Legislative Day, or by simply e-mailing your legislators, you can help make up that difference. These two committees will do their best to keep you informed on issues, both state and federal. Whether it is a bill from which pharmacy would benefit, or it is a bill that would hinder aspects of pharmacy, we will let you know what to tell your legislators. Who would be better to shape the future of pharmacy than future pharmacists? If we don’t set out to increase the role of pharmacy in patient-care, no one will. So set aside your political biases (or your political apathy), realize how much legislation can impact pharmacy, and get involved in improving our great profession.

APhA-ASP Fundraiser


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NEW beverage tumblers: 1 for $10 or 2 for $18 Flip flops: $15, close-out sale! Flash Drives: $10, close-out sale! Gray T-shirt: $16. Baseball-style shirt: $19. Sweatshirt: $26 Due September 7th

P1 and P4 students: Payment to Dr. Kerr P3 Students: Payment to Chris Selby P2 students: Payment to Holly Ann Russell

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy Academy of Student Pharmacists Executive Board 2011-2012

Your opinion matters! President: Chris Selby ( President Elect: Jaymi Holloman ( Membership Vice-President: Opal Bacon ( Secretary: Anand Patel (

Contact any member of the executive board with questions, comments or concerns regarding the newsletter, or any other APhA-ASP event

Treasurer: Michelle Thies ( Chapter Delegate: Anand Patel ( SPILL/PAN Coordinator: Lindsay McNeely ( Social Chair: Kaitlyn Nihiser ( Fundraising Chair: Holly Ann Russell (

So, you’ve read the newsletter, what’s next??

IPSF Liaison: Oliver Mills ( Patient Care Projects Coordinator:

First, Contact Opal Bacon or any of the executive board members for information about joining APhA-ASP.

Kelcey Correll ( Project Heart Chair: Brendan Freitag ( Project Chance Chair: Dana Anderson ( Operation Immunization Chair: Dana Wright ( Operation Diabetes Chair: Brianna Finch ( Heartburn Awareness : Mallory Klein (

Then, continue having fun at our monthly meetings and events. And, don’t forget to check out the APhA website:

Medication Awareness Chair: Cheyenne Newsome ( Awards Chair: Megan LeBaron (

APhA-ASP Position Available!

Generation Rx Chair: Anand Patel ( Communications Director: Melissa Smith ( IPHA Director: Jessica Kerwin (

P1 Liason Contact any executive board member for more information.

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Jessica Kerr ( Dr. Timothy McPherson (

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