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2013 Annual Report

Outreach & Engagement The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy


Outreach and engagement activities are integral to the fabric of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Our faculty and students engage in meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations with partners external to the Ohio State academic community, extending teaching and research beyond the campus walls locally, nationally, and internationally and providing valuable services to Ohio citizens. Caring for patients in free clinics is a major part of both outreach and education. In 2013 our faculty and students contributed over 3,000 hours of service to patients served at Central Ohio clinics, while a collaboration between Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State College of Pharmacy faculty expanded services to the people of Southeast Ohio. Additionally, student pharmacists engaged in health education, medication reviews for seniors, health screening, and immunizations activities that impacted thousands of Ohioans. These experiences provide valuable services while building skills taught in a classroom which can only be enhanced through practical experience in real-life environments. The Generation Rx Initiative continues to make strides in prescription drug abuse and misuse education. The Generation Rx University Conference was held for the first time at Ohio State to educate professionals from a variety of jobs and backgrounds so we can work together to combat prescription drug abuse on our campuses. In conjunction, the Collegiate Toolkit was released to provide universities across the country with free resources. In addition, the Generation Rx Lab has educated visitors of all ages about the science behind medicines. Programs such as Partner for Promotion and Pills, Potions, and Poisons, also provide innovative practices and opportunities to communities beyond the boundaries of Ohio State. Internationally, College faculty and students are engaged in both classroom and experiential activities. In August 2012, the College APhA-ASP Chapter hosted a student from Portugal who experienced practice in several Central Ohio pharmacies. In 2013 four Taiwan pharmacists/students visited Central Ohio for two months and engaged in pharmacy practice and laboratory experiences, while three Ohio State pharmacy students completed one-month elective advanced practice experiences in Taiwan. Also in 2013, over 30 students engaged in a study-abroad experience learning about the health-care system in the United Kingdom followed by a trip to visit pharmacies in London, England. The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy continues to impact local, state, national, and international communities. Through outreach and engagement activities, together we can make a difference. Gerald L. (Jerry) Cable, RPh, FAPhA 2

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The Generation Rx Initiative Kenneth M. Hale, RPh, PhD Assistant Dean for Professional and External Affairs Nicole Cartwright Kwiek, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor

The Generation Rx Initiative began at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2007 as a program to enhance medication safety and combat the increasing misuse and abuse of prescription drugs through educational prevention. Partnering with the Cardinal Health Foundation, the program has created toolkits aimed at specific audiences that are freely available. FY2013 Highlights • The Inaugural Collegiate Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Conference, now known as the Generation Rx University Conference, was held in August of 2012. • The Generation Rx University toolkit for collegiate prescription drug abuse prevention was launched in collaboration with the Cardinal Health Foundation. • “Generation Rx: The Science Behind Prescription Drug Abuse” was announced as an upcoming class through Coursera, a massive open online class (MOOC). • A new online game for prescription drug safety is being developed in partnership with the Cardinal Health Foundation through Edheads, a local company that specializes in unique and free science-based games.

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Cardinal Health, a major partner in the Generation Rx Initiative, was recognized at the 2013 Ohio State Outreach & Engagement Awards for their work with Generation Rx and other programs on campus. The company has been a supporter of the program since its early days and has been an integral part of its success. In addition to local efforts, Ken Hale gave presentations through the Children’s Safety Network, the Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference, and the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention. Nicole Kwiek presented through the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Conference and directs the Generation Rx Lab. Above: Cardinal Health was recognized for their work with the Generation Rx Initiative and other programs on Ohio State’s campus. From the left: Dean Brueggemeir, Nicole Cartwright Kwiek, Dianne Raddigan, Betsy Walker, and Kenneth Hale.

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Collegiate Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Training Held Prescription drug abuse has seen a steady rise and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has become the number one cause of accidental death in the United States. College campuses are not immune to this issue, with one in four people aged 18 to 20 reported having used medications non-medically at least once in their lives according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Professor Kenneth Hale, RPh, PhD, and others in the Generation Rx Initiative see a great need to fight this trend on our college campuses. “The average age when prescription drug abuse starts is around 21, so our colleges and universities must do more to correct misperceptions of safety and legality which fuel this behavior,” said Hale. This led the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, in partnership with several state/national agencies and other campus units, to offer its first Collegiate Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Conference in August. The two-day event hosted over 120 attendees from 28 colleges and universities, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies. Rachel Lacey, a student attendee from the University of New Mexico, noted that, “The conference was not only informative but also eye opening about prescription drug abuse in the United States. After the conference and returning to New Mexico, where prescription drug abuse is a major problem, we have already had the opportunity to implement different ideas and projects presented at the conference. It’s great to have the opportunity to collaborate with other universities. We can share our ideas and discuss what works well and brainstorm on creative ways to implement them.”

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Conference registrants from across the country participated in teams of three to five people, attending both group sessions and break-out workshops toward the goal of creating take home plans that can be implemented at their home universities. Not only did the teams work on an action plan, they were also able to apply for small grants made possible from the Cardinal Health Foundation and Ohio Department of Health to help implement these prevention strategies. Connie Boehm, director of Ohio State’s Student Wellness Center in the Office of Student Life and member of the conference planning team sees great promise in using this unique approach: “One of the most crucial factors in prevention efforts on college campuses is to bring a wide variety of faculty, staff, and students together to develop comprehensive plans to address high risk behaviors. This conference did just that! As a result of this two-day meeting, a wide variety of stakeholders joined together and pledged to go back to their campuses and change the environments to better serve students and prevent the misuse of prescription drugs.” Resources were created as a direct result of the conference and are available for free on the conference’s website. These documents formed the backbone of a collegiate prescription drug abuse prevention resource page. The conference was sponsored by The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University Student Wellness Center in the Office of Student Life, Cardinal Health Foundation, Drug-Free Action Alliance, The BACCHUS Network, National Council on Patient Information and Education, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addition Services, Ohio Department of Health, and the NOPE Task Force.


The Generation Rx Lab at COSI Nicole Cartwright Kwiek, PhD, Director Molly Brown, PhD, Assistant Director

The Generation Rx Lab at COSI was created as a fun, innovative educational experience at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI). In this space within the Life exhibit, visitors of all ages can conduct engaging, hands-on experiments as they learn about the science of drugs. Since its opening in 2012, over 3,000 visitors have directly participated in a variety of experiments such as extracting DNA or testing the effectiveness of hand sanitizer. The breakdown of visitors is as follows: • 3,464 Daily Show Visitors • 315 High Schoolers -166 In-person and 149 electronically • 150 Elementary Students • 48 Special Event Visitors Visitors are not the only people learning. The laboratory offers a unique opportunity for College of Pharmacy students to develop skills and experience in science communication, teaching, and research. All of these abilities, with particular emphasis on communicating complex scientific content to audiences with varied science knowledge, strengthen students’ interactions with patients. In 2012-13, five professional students rotated through the lab, and 15 pharmacy undergraduates conducted independent study projects within the space. The Generation Rx Lab is collecting data regarding the impact of this novel platform on science learning. The site has initiated a vast array of new research opportunities, including evaluating the effects of pharmacology –based programming on informal science learning. Top: Assistant Director Molly Brown helps a young visitor with their experiment. Middle: Generation Rx Lab Staff enjoy a break during the Cardinal Health Take Your Child to Work Day.

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New Updates Make Prescription Drug Abuse Education All Fun and Games In May 2013, the Generation Rx Initiative rolled out a new game to be used with the Senior Toolkit. Ruth Emptage, PharmD, clinical assistant professor, created the Jeopardy game to help learning about prescription drug abuse and misuse fun and interactive for participants. Emptage and a group of Doctor of Pharmacy students visited the Griswold Center in Worthington, Ohio, to debut the addition to a group of 20 seniors. Emptage and the students first presented the Senior Toolkit, one of several audience-specific resources available online to the public at no cost. Jeopardy followed and the participants divided into two teams. As the game began, a quiet and attentive group soon became animated as they became engrossed in the game.

Ruth Emptage, PharmD Clinical Assistant Professor

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Cardinal Health Foundation, The Ohio State University Launch Fourth Toolkit to Help Reduce Abuse of Prescription Drugs on College Campuses Prescription drug abuse on college campuses has become reality. To help combat the epidemic, The Cardinal Health Foundation and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy have introduced Generation Rx University, the fourth in a series of interactive toolkits designed to help reduce the abuse of prescription drugs. The Generation Rx University toolkit is designed to help college and university students, faculty and staff on campuses across the country educate others about the misconceptions, realities and dangers of prescription drug abuse among 18-to 25-year olds. “The average age when prescription drug abuse starts is around 21,” said Ken Hale , assistant dean for professional and external affairs at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. “It’s critical that our colleges and universities do more to help prevent this potentially deadly behavior, and this new toolkit is designed to help them do that.” Generation Rx University was created by college students for college students and includes discussion-based and performance-based resources intended to help deliver programs on college campuses. The collegiate-focused material includes PowerPoint presentations and scripts, facilitator notes, workbooks, handouts, and posters to help foster conversation and educate participants. The toolkit also includes a guide for creating a reality skit and encourages actors to remain in character for a question-and-answer session following a theatrical performance.


Partner for Promotion Jennifer L. Rodis, PharmD, BCPS Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Partner for Promotion (PFP) is a collaboration of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy faculty and students with community pharmacists. The goal is to provide training and guidance for implementing expanded patient care services to students and community pharmacy preceptors. It also strives to develop a collaborative environment in which students and preceptors who are interested in creating and implementing expanded patient care services in community pharmacies are partnered together to develop these services. The breakdown of services is as follows: • 19 students were assigned to 10 pharmacies. • 5 community and ambulatory care pharmacy practice residents joined the program as mentors. • Participating companies included Giant Eagle, Kroger, Drug Mart, Target, Walgreen’s, and Town Drug. • Over 250 patients were served. The program’s support team expanded in FY2013. Jennifer Rodis, PharmD, contiues to direct the program. Missy Wilson joined the PFP in 2013. With a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation, Ohio State continues to share the PFP program model with five partnering colleges of pharmacy to assess the feasibility of adapting this model into various educational settings. First trained in 2010, all five colleges have rolled out the program and four of the five offered the program for a second year in 2012-2013. The PFP programs at these colleges have yielded service development similar to that at Ohio State, including MTM, immunization, and medical nutrition services. Locations of partnering colleges of pharmacy.

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In April 2013, PFP students and pharmacists presented their innovative practice strategies at the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) Annual Meeting. Because of the positive feedback, it will become an annual offering at the event. The following patient care services were developed at Partner for Promotion pharmacy sites during 2012-2013. Every pharmacy service developed enrolled patients by April 2013 and impacted over 250 patients: • • • • • • •

Blood Pressure Screening Diabetes Management and Education Medication Adherence Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Pneumonia Targeted Vaccine Promotion Transitions of Care Zostavax Promotion

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Ohio State Remembers Victims of Prescription Drug Abuse On October 25, 2012, people across the country lit a candle in honor of the many lives lost to prescription drug abuse. Ohio State joined in the vigil with approximately 100 students, faculty, staff, and guests who gathered to share memories and raise awareness about this epidemic. The event was spearheaded by Kelsey Kresser, an undergraduate student in the College of Pharmacy. Says Kresser, “Prescription drug abuse is such an important issue that affects so many people in our community. I wanted to bring this event to Ohio State’s campus to raise awareness about this issue. I believe the key to preventing prescription drug abuse in the future is educating people in our community today.” Kresser enlisted the help of a number of students, many who are members of Ohio State’s Generation Rx Initiative, a group within the student chapter of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Generation Rx aims to enhance the public’s understanding of medication safety issues in general, and those relating to prescription drug abuse in particular. The event began with a reception and a display where participants could write a message about the person for

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whom they were lighting a candle. There were also stories of victims of prescription drug abuse that were hung and played on a video screen. As twilight enveloped Columbus, participants made their way to the Browning Amphitheatre. Four speakers talked about their personal stories. The speakers were Tasha Tschappat, “Don’t Get me Started” campaign; Gina Mee, director of education for Tyler’s Light; Marcie Seidel, director, Drug Free Action Alliance; and Jessica Lineberger, senior grants manager, Cardinal Health. To end the evening, attendees created a “living wall” by each person holding a sign containing a photo and story of someone who lost his or her battle with prescription drugs. As the wall created a large circle, the candles were lit in honor of all victims. The vigil was made possible by the generous support of the Kroger Company. The event was part of the Sixth Annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education (NOPE) Candlelight Vigil. NOPE aims to diminish the frequency and impact of overdose death through community education, family support and purposeful advocacy.


Community Outreach The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy continues its endeavors to improve the lives of Ohioans and people across the globe. In 2013, professional students and pharmacists provided 3,812 volunteer hours at local clinics which serve a diverse, uninsured patient population: • New Life Health and Wellness Center - 274 hours • The Clinic at Faith Mission - 588 hours • Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center - 1,550 hours • Physicians Free Clinic - 1,400 hours At the clinics, students provide services such as: • Obtaining medication histories • Caring for patients by working together in a team with prescribers and nurses • Helping patients with applications for medication assistance programs • Assisting prescribers with medication dispensing • Providing medication counseling to patients The College is making a difference in Southeast (SE) Ohio as well. According to recent data reported by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), distressed economic areas like SE Ohio have higher rates of smoking and obesity and have an increased risk for serious health conditions such as stroke and diabetes. College faculty member Sarah Adkins, PharmD, BCACP, is working with Dr. Wayne Carlsen, senior associate dean at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM), on the incorporation of pharmacy services and pharmacy students into OUHCOM, Appalachia, and Athens, Ohio. Adkins and her students help provide pharmacy services to local clinics, as well as on the mobile clinic. They also provide drug information presentations to the OUHCOM residents and 3rd and 4th year medical students. Student members of The Ohio State chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) provided numerous community service events and activities.

Impact of the APhA-ASP activities include: • 80 student pharmacists, 10 faculty members and 43 pharmacists participated in 40 events organized by Operation Immunization. • 2,318 patients received their influenza vaccinations from these events • Over 362,000 patients were estimated to have been reached through innovative public relation initiations • Students engaged in Operation Heart: • Collected medications to help over 100 people in Honduras • Educated over 300 patients about hypertension and heart health • Created an educational presentation on heart health that was delivered by over 100 first-year Ohio State student pharmacists in over 20 senior centers reaching over 260 geriatric patients • Initiated the Team Up. Pressure Down (TUPD) program a new national Million Hearts Campaign initiative to improve U.S. patients’ blood-pressure control Above: Rachel Hipp represents the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) at the Ohio State Outreach & Engagement Forum. 2013 Outreach & Engagement at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

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O Pharmacy student, Evelyne Ntam (right), took an interdisciplinary trip to Rwanda through the Buckeyes Without Borders (BWB) program. The program focusses on global health awareness and the benefits of a health care team on positive patient outcomes for its members through outreach and education to Ohio State and Central Ohio communities. Funding for the trip was provided by the Health Sciences Center for Global Health.

U As part of the First Year Experience (FYE) First-Year Success Series for freshmen, The Generation Rx Initiative and the Ohio State chapters of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) and the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) use interactive tools to help raise awareness of the issue. The skit- and discussion-based presentations focused on prescription drugs that have high potential for misuse or abuse on campuses such as pain relievers (e.g., OxyContin, Vicodin), sedatives (e.g., Xanax, Valium), and stimulants (e.g., Adderall, Ritalin).

R T The American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhAASP) student organization hosted the 15th Annual Chili Cook-off. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event benefitted the Columbus Free Clinic, a free walk-in clinic that provides on-going care for the greater Columbus community.

Many of the College of Pharmacy’s faculty, staff, and students participated in the inaugural Ohio State University Outreach and Engagement Forum held at the Ohio Union. The event allowed visitors to explore the many programs across campus that are making a difference at the local, state, national, and international levels. Among the organizations showcased was the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA). The group served over 1,200 patients and held 30 events during the 2012-13 school year.


A E In February, the OSU Talent Show Committee presented “Be A StaRx.” The show consisted of a variety of musical acts and dance performances. Over $2,000 was raised to help support the Helping Hands Free Clinic.

The Latiolais Leadership Program held its first in what will be a series of webinars focused on pharmacy practice leadership. The premiere focused on the late Clifton J. Latiolais, former professor and director of pharmacy at The Ohio State University. The presentation was given by Ohio State alumni Sara J. White, MS, FASHP, retired director of Stanford Hospitals and Clinics, and Harold N. Godwin, MS, FASHP, FAPhA, professor of pharmacy practice and associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy.

C During the first ever Maymester, pharmacy students from The Ohio State University participated in a study abroad program to London, England. During their visit, students were introduced to the sights and sounds of London while learning about the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries in the United Kingdom. The group spent the day with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society – the professional leadership body for pharmacists in England, Scotland and Wales; sat down for a Q&A session with a retail pharmacist; and met with hospital pharmacists for a tour of their facility. Past study abroad trips for pharmacy students have been to Nicaragua, Canada and Puerto Rico.

H Students, faculty, and staff gathered in February to show their support for National Wear Red Day. A variety of heart health-related activities took place during the monthlong celebration.

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High School Students Have Fun While Learning About Pharmacology in Summer Course In July 2012, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy held the fourth annual Pills, Potions, and Poisons (PPP). The program is a summer day camp allowing high school students to discover the science behind drugs and learn about careers in the biomedical sciences. Taught by Nicole C. Kwiek, PhD, and Molly Brown, PhD, PPP is an overview of pharmacology that explores the relationship of drugs to health, disease, and society. The attendees answer questions such as “Why do only some drugs work on the brain?” and “How do we discover new drugs” through a variety of fun and engaging experiments and projects. In 2012, 48 rising 10-12th grade students attended the week-long program. Evaluations showed an increase in science knowledge and students reported the program made learning science more interesting and were more relaxed learning about science concepts after attending the camp. Since it began in 2009, 96% of PPP graduates found the program to be helpful or very helpful in their decision to select a career path. Additionally, 19 PPP graduates have gone on to enroll in Ohio State’s undergraduate pharmacy program. PPP also offers College of Pharmacy students who serve as PPP staff the opportunity to develop skills and experience in science communication, and teaching. These sills aide in communicating complex scientific content to audiences with varied science knowledge - a useful skill as they complete their pharmacy education. Top: Course Teaching Assistants demonstrate how to use a microscope. Middle: PPP tour the James Cancer Center. Bottom: PPP students display their experiments. Nicole Cartwright Kwiek, PhD Molly Brown, PhD 12

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Presentations, Awards, and Recognitions Awards Cardinal Health 2013 Excellence in Community Partnership Award Ohio State Chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) 2013 Excellence in Community Service Programming Award Kenneth M. Hale, RPh, PhD, Assistant Dean for Professional & External Affairs Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award Kriss Petrovskis, third-year Doctor of Pharmacy student 2013-14 Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellow Ee Jye Poi, third-year Doctor of Pharmacy student 2013 Student Award for Excellence in Community Service

Service Highlights Gerald L. (Jerry) Cable, RPh, FAPhA, Director of Outreach and Engagement Schweitzer Fellowship Advisory Board Shalom Zone Community Development Committee for Hilltop area of Columbus,Ohio The Ohio State University Health Science Colleges Outreach and Engagement Committee Kenneth M. Hale, RPh, PhD, Assistant Dean for Professional & External Affairs Student Life Wellness Collaborative, Student Wellness Center Higher Education and Student Affairs, Student Personnel Assistantship (SPA) Program 65th Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee, College of Education National Council on Patient Information and Education, Project Advisory Team, “Pass It Forward Media Challenge” Nicole C. Kwiek, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor Pharmacy Faculty Liaison, Health Sciences Center for Global Health, Ohio State Felix Tran, third-year Doctor of Pharmacy student President-elect, Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)

Presentation Highlights “Generation Rx: Preventing the Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Medications.” Ken Hale, D’Youville College School of Pharmacy Students. Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference. Orlando, FL. July 14, 2012. “Community Outreach Models.” Megan Thompson and Nicole Kwiek. Prescription Drug Abuse Conference. Columbus, OH. August 8-9, 2012.

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“Generation Rx: An Extension Partnership to Raise Awareness about Prescription Drug Abuse.” Liz Smith and Nicole Kwiek. National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Conference, Columbus, OH. September 27, 2012. “The Opiate Epidemic Across the Lifespan: Impact and Interventions – A CommunityBased Approach to the Epidemic.” Ken Hale. ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County. Independence, OH. September 28, 2012. “Reducing Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use Among College Students – Toolkits for Prevention.” Ken Hale (panel discussion). Training Institute: Preventing the Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs Among College Students. U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention. Washington, DC. October 10, 2012. “Identifying and Partnering with Stakeholders On and Off Campus.” Ken Hale (panel discussion). Training Institute: Preventing the Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs Among College Students. U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention. Washington, DC. October 11, 2012. “Applying Clinical Practice Guidelines to the Care of Older Adults.” Ruth Emptage and Kristin Meyer. ASCP Annual Meeting, November 7, 2012. “How MOOCS Are Changing Higher Ed.” Nicole Kwiek, interviewee. WOSU State Impact on Education. Columbus, OH. December 12, 2013. “Preventing the Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Stimulants Among Students” (national webinar presentation). Ken Hale. Children’s Safety Network. December 17, 2012. “The Generation Rx Initiative and Partnerships for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention.” Ken Hale. Annual CCTS Scientific Meeting & Appalachian Health Summit. The Ohio State University. May 6, 2013. “Generation Rx: Getting the Best Results from Your Medications and Jeopardy Game Interactive Review.” Jonathan Bosold (P2), Whitnee Caldwell (P2), Ruth Emptage. Griswold Senior Center. Educational presentation to community dwelling older adults. Columbus, OH. May 20 and May 23, 2013. “Ohio Innovative Practice Forum.” Jennifer Rodis. Ohio Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, April 12, 2013. 2013 Outreach & Engagement at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

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Coursera Partners with Ohio State to Offer Online Courses The Ohio State University, along with 17 other higher education institutions, has partnered with Coursera to offer free online collegelevel classes. The College of Pharmacy was the first unit on campus to be announced, with two courses being developed. Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph A. Alutto said, “By partnering with Coursera, Ohio State will be able to offer the expertise of its faculty to students everywhere. This is in the finest tradition and calling of our land-grant heritage. It is also fundamental to our university’s mission, which is the advancement of the global community through the creation and dissemination of knowledge. I am delighted that Ohio State is part of this forwardlooking approach to teaching and learning.” The first class, “Introduction to Pharmacy”, will explore topics in pharmacy practice such as its history, evolving scope of practice, ethical foundations, regulation, and educational and career opportunities. It will be taught by Kenneth Hale, RPh, PhD, assistant dean for professional and external affairs and clinical associate professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration. “Working with Coursera provides a wonderful opportunity to extend the impact of my pedagogy to the national and international stage,” said Hale. “It will be a joy to engage with students around the world about a topic for which I am very passionate!” 14

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The second class, “Generation Rx: The Science Behind Prescription Drug Abuse”, will investigate the epidemic rise of prescription drug abuse and use science to debunk commonly held misconceptions regarding this phenomenon. Nicole Cartwright Kwiek, PhD, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Pharmacology, will lead this class. Kwiek is also the director of the Generation Rx Lab located in the Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Says Kwiek, “Research shows that students really like to learn about drug science because it is interesting and relevant. You do not need to be a biology or chemistry major to enjoy this content. As a teacher, it is my job to convey this material in a way that is understandable for a wide variety of audiences.” According to Coursera, with the addition of the new institutions, they will now host more than 200 courses from 32 domestic and international universities and reach over 1.3 million students across the globe. Other universities that were recently added include Berklee College of Music, Brown University, Emory University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, University of British Columbia, University of California, Irvine, University of Florida, University of London, University of Maryland, University of Melbourne, University of Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt University, and Wesleyan University.


The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy 500 W. 12th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210 Robert W. Brueggemeier, PhD Dean, College of Pharmacy Outreach & Engagement Faculty & Staff Jerry Cable, RPh, FAPhA Nicole Cartwright Kwiek, PhD Ruth Emptage, PharmD Kenneth M. Hale, RPh, PhD Emily Keeler, Program Coordinator Jennifer Rodis, PharmD Designer Emily Keeler Photography Gerald Cable Center of Science and Industry (COSI) Jonathan Gladden Emily Keeler OSU Photography Services This is a publication of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Copyright 2013. Permission to reproduce this magazine in part or whole must be obtained from the college. Contact: College of Pharmacy Outreach Office, 500 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210. Phone: 614.292.1966. This document available in an alternative format by calling 614.292.1966 or e-mail at keeler.16@osu.edu. Visit us online: pharmacy.osu.edu/outreach

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2013 Outreach & Engagement Annual Report  

Annual report for The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy's outreach and engagement activities.

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