FSOP Celebrating Milestones: ALUMNI NEWSLETTER – STAYING CONNECTED In 2004, eight years ago, the Pre-Pharmacy cohort wanted to be an organization – so they formed a club and coined the name “The Remedies.” This was the beginning of the legacy. As it always does, time passed. The pharmacy school and the faculty came into being. Many of the original “Remedies” graduated and now proudly wear the title of Alumni of the Feik School of Pharmacy. We want to preserve the legacy and maintain contact – along the continuum – throughout tenure at the FSOP and with our alumni. With this inaugural issue of the “Cardinal Script,” the FSOP newsletter, your school reaches out to inform and connect with you – our product, our capital, our representatives, our greatest asset – our students and alumni. Please allow us to hear from you as we continue to live vicariously with you and Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin FSOP Founding Dean through you. The newsletter, published quarterly, will bring news; upcoming events; faculty, staff and student accomplishments and activities; and much more. I hope you enjoy the newsletter! Best personal regards, Dr. J. DR. ARCELIA JOHNSON-FANNIN FOUNDING DEAN, FEIK SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
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Attention Alumni of the Feik School of Pharmacy, My name is Chris Alvarado and I am the President of the UIW FSOP Alumni Network. First of all, I’d like to welcome the class of 2012 to our network. The classes of 2010 and 2011 know how busy you have been taking your exams, settling into a new job, spending quality time with your family, and getting your loans in order. The UIW FSOP Alumni Network is here to keep you informed about events at the FSOP, and to share ideas concerning continuing education, job openings and to help the current FSOP student body. I have reached out to alumni and I’m very excited about the abundance of support, both of time and money, for events to support current FSOP students and to create events to socialize with your colleagues. Our next social event will be a tailgate party on October 20th (Saturday at 4:00 p.m.) on the main campus prior to the UIW football game. Cost of the event will be $10. This will cover your food and beverages for the tailgate party. $20 total will get you a ticket to the game and a red UIW shirt including the tailgate party. Small children will be allowed into the tailgate party at no charge. If you haven't joined the UIW alumni association (there is no charge to join), please do so. Any questions contact me or Steve Hemphill (Asst. Director of Alumni Relations) at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to keep the UIW FSOP Alumni connected. The alumni would like to hear about new and exciting things in the lives of the FSOP Alumni, such as new family arrivals, weddings, etc. We would also like to know if you need alumni to help you in any way, such as events, support, or prayers. Thank you, Chris Alvarado 210-363-0829, email@example.com UIW FSOP Alumni Network President
4 MORE YEARS! REAFFIRMATION OF ACCREDITATION The Feik School of Pharmacy received word from the ACPE Board of Directors on Tuesday, June 26th regarding the outcome of the school’s spring accreditation site visit. The FSOP Doctor of Pharmacy program has been awarded the four-year accreditation term customary for a college or school of pharmacy after its first two-year term of full accreditation status. The Dean gathered together with FSOP administrators, faculty and staff to toast the school’s success in reaching this milestone.
SPRING 2012, VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1! The University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce publication of the first completed edition of its electronic and print, open-sourced, peer reviewed and student-operated journal, the UIW Pharmacy Review. The Pharmacy Review is the nationâ€™s first pharmacy school-based journal offering an avenue for peer-reviewed publication for experts in their respective fields, while providing students with the opportunity to learn the intricate processes of editing and publishing a professional journal. It is anticipated that the journal will be released in three editions per calendar year, with various themes that encompass the changing landscape of the pedagogy and practice of pharmacy. Future planned themes include pharmacogenomics, the changes in healthcare education, and the impact of national health insurance on the health professions. x
The Pharmacy Review is currently welcoming peer reviewers, as well as original article submissions for all future editions. The Pharmacy Review seeks articles that are germane to healthcare policy, humanistic experiences, and decision-making processes from healthcare professionals, students, or alumni. All submissions can be completed using our online submission process. For more information, please visit: www.uiwpharmacyreview.com.
PARTNERSHIP PROVIDING CONSUMER DRUG INFORMATION The Feik School of Pharmacy, in partnership with Top200Rx, LLC, unveiled the first medication information kiosk in the city on June 29, 2012 at the UIW Eye and Vision Care Clinic. The clinic is an integral part of the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry, and is one of the largest eye clinics of its kind. Located in the San Antonio Medical Center, it serves greater San Antonio and surrounding south Texas communities.
Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, FSOP Dean, Omega Arteaga-Gamboa, President and CEO of Top200Rx, and Dr. Tina Lopez, Drug Information Center Director, at kiosk installation.
The partnership was formed to address medication health literacy. Top200Rx offers information about the top 200 written prescription medications in the U.S., accessed through touch-screen kiosks. The kiosks serve to augment the pharmacy and physician consult and serve as a point of reference for consumers, caregivers, and family members.
Under the direction of Dr. Tina Lopez, Drug Information Center Director, the research and development stage of prescription medication monographs provided a unique opportunity for advanced pharmacy practice students. FSOP students have the opportunity to develop, monitor and update drug information monographs for Top200Rx Medication Information Kiosks.
NEW P1 CLASS ORIENTATION The Feik School of Pharmacy is off to a great start with the incoming Class of 2016, seating 102 students. They began a full 4-day orientation program, put on by the Student Affairs office, on Tuesday, August 14th. The class is extremely diverse in most population facets. They range in age from 19 to 44 years old, with an average student age of 25. The class is comprised of 63% women and 37% men. 68% of the students are first generation college students. While 90% of the students are from Texas, others join us from California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Puerto Rico, and Utah, along with one international student coming to us from Italy.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hernandez, OSA Advisor, speaking to the new P1 class during Orientation activities, August 16, 2012.
Recent Events: STUDY ABROAD CHINA! BUILDING INTERDISCIPLINARY PARTNERSHIPS AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY A group of 30 students and five faculty members from the UIW Feik School of Pharmacy and the UIW Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions has returned from a 14-day study abroad trip to China, May 15-29, 2012. Pharmacy faculty on the trip were Drs. Rebecca Attridge, Russell Attridge, and David Maize. The trip was the culmination of a unique spring elective where students used blended learning techniques to engage in a variety of activities that promoted interdisciplinary education and cultural competency. The time spent in China was a rare opportunity to experience the country first-hand and observe the similarities and differences between our cultures, our healthcare practices, and our daily lives. Scheduled trips to tour healthcare facilities provided opportunities to view the roles of healthcare professsionals in a different society.
FSOP PARTICIPATION IN AACP ANNUAL MEETING 17 Feik School of Pharmacy administrators and faculty and one pharmacy student representative, Mr. Cesar Trevino, attended the AACP Annual Meeting in Kissimmee, FL from July 14th through 18th. Dr. Jeffrey Copeland, Assistant Dean of Experiential Programs, was recognized for his completion of the year-long Academic Leadership Fellows Program. AACP designed this program to develop pharmacy faculty as future leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. Dr. Elizabeth Yablonski, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Science, was recognized in the meeting’s closing banquet as FSOP’s Teacher of the Year. The following FSOP posters were featured at the AACP poster presentation sessions: Dr. Jeffrey Copeland Pharmacy Education and Faith Integration Dr. William Linn, Dr. Eli Phillips, Cesar Trevino, Dr. Kevin Lord Assessing the Opinions of Pharmacy and Non-Pharmacy Stakeholders Concerning Future Pharmacist Involvement in Patient Care Dr. David Maize, Dr. Cynthia Stanley, Dr. Jeffrey Copeland Nursing Home Administrators’ Perspectives on the GRACE Program: An Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Dr. Marcos Oliveira, Dr. Jeffrey Copeland and Dr. Jason Cota Evaluating student preference for learning using a new asynchronous online tool: VoiceThread® Dr. Eli Phillips, Dr. William Linn, Dr. Tina Lopez, Joseph Lopez Creating an Open-Source Electronic Journal Dr. Eli Phillips, Dr. William Linn, Dr. Tina Lopez Development and Implementation of a Student-Driven Academic “Pharmacy Review” Journal Dr. Vanessa Phillips, Dr Tina Lopez Development and Implementation of an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) to Enhance Cultural Competence of Pharmacy Students
Drink at your own risk! RISK-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF THE FSOP WATER FOUNTAINS There seems to be something unusual about the water at the Feik School of Pharmacy. The collective conviction is growing that a surprising correlation exists between consuming the FSOP water and procreation! A high percentage of our professional family are or have recently been “in a family way.” The Dean keeps thinking there must be a fund-raising opportunity to be found somewhere in this phenomenon! We thought you might enjoy sharing in the news about our expanding FSOP family:
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Camden David Franklin, son of Mrs. Cynthia Franklin, Research Associate Sophie Ha, daughter of Dr. Hien Ha, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Eli Phillips, III, son of Dr. Eli Phillips and Dr. Vanessa Phillips, Assistant Professors of Pharmacy Practice Matthew Chapman Sarbacker, son of Dr. Blair Sarbacker, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Madison Kara Trang, daughter of Dr. David Trang, Assistant Professor & Vice Chair of Pharmacy Practice Kase Matthew Witte, son of Dr. Amy Witte, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Additionally, the following faculty are expecting new arrivals in the coming months: Dr. Jason Cota, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Tiffany-Jade Kreys, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Cynthia Stanley, former IPPE Coordinator who recently left us to be a stay-at-home mom Dr. Raghunandan Yendapally, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Science
Recent Hires: Dr. Kimberly Cauthon, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Pharmacy education: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Pharm.D., St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO, May 2001 and 2002 respectively. Post-graduate education: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Residency, Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI, July 2002 – May 2003 Professional memberships: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Arizona Pharmacy Association, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, for which Dr. Cauthon served as the founding Treasurer. Dr. Kathleen Lusk, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Pharmacy education: Pharm.D., St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO, May 2010. Graduated Magna Cum Laude. Post-graduate education: ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Practice (PGY-1 and PGY-2) Residencies, St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, MO, June 2012 Professional memberships: St. Louis Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy serving as National Residency Advisory Chair, Rho Chi, Academy of Health Systems Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma, and National Community Pharmacists Association. Ms. Alejandra Zertuche, Assessment Coordinator Education: Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX, 2012 and 2008 respectively. Prior to assuming her full-time administrative position, Ms. Zertuche worked closely with the school’s Assessment Committee and Academic Affairs department as part-time Statistics Data Operator for approximately two years while completing her studies.
Ms. Kris Anne Trujillo, Receptionist/Secretary Education: Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, 2010. Ms. Trujillo’s responsibilities include morning front desk receptionist, as well as providing administrative support for both the Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
RESIDENT CHOSEN TO FILL IPPE COORDINATOR POSITION At a luncheon in July, faculty and staff congratulated Dr. Nicole Farrell on the completion of her PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency. She was presented her residency certificate by her PGY1 and PGY2 Residency Directors Dr. John Tovar and Dr. Cheryl Horlen. Dr. Farrell has accepted a full-time position with the Feik School of Pharmacy as IPPE Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice. Additionally, our two new pharmacotherapy residents were welcomed. Dr. Merlyn Joseph (left) is a recent graduate of Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Tina Lee (right) completed her PharmD and Masters of Science in Clinical Research at Campbell University. Both will spend the next 24 months completing a variety of rotations throughout San Antonio, under the direction of Dr. Cheryl Horlen, PGY1 Residency Director.
Faculty News: FSOP’S NEWEST LEADERSHIP FELLOW
Dr. Robert Kerr, AACP Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin presented Dr. Copeland with his certificate.
Each year, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) names 30 Academic Leadership Fellows and five dean facilitators from a nationwide pool of applicants. For 2011-2012, AACP named Dr. Jeffrey Copeland, Assistant Dean of Experiential Programs, a fellow. The program is designed to develop the nation’s most promising pharmacy faculty for leadership roles in academic pharmacy and higher education. Dr. Copeland received a certificate from program completion at the AACP Annual Meeting in August. He was additionally recognized with a commemorative globe at the fall FSOP allschool meeting on August 13th.
FACULTY MEMBER EARNS U.S. CITIZENSHIP Dr. Marcos Oliveira, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is a native of Brazil. Dr. Oliveira became a member of the FSOP faculty in 2006. On June 28, 2012, co-workers celebrated with him on the occasion of his becoming a U.S. citizen. Dr. Oliveira is the FSOP’s previous year’s graduate from the Academic Leadership Fellows program.
NEWLY-LICENSED PHARMACIST FSOP faculty member Dr. Anita Mosley, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was just awarded her Pharm.D. degree from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions this May. She has passed both the NAPLEX and MJPE exams and is now a licensed pharmacist.
PERMANENT FACULTY APPOINTMENT Dr. Elizabeth Yablonski first joined the FSOP faculty as a Visiting Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the summer of 2011. This year she received and accepted an invitation to a permanent appointment as Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
SUMMER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FSOP sponsored participation by the following faculty in an online Helping Educators Learn Pedagogy (HELP) course, a professional development course for pharmacy educators, offered by the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in June-August: Dr. Jason Cota, Dr. Bradi Frei, Dr. Adeola Grillo, Dr. Cheryl Horlen, Dr. Lila LaGrange, Dr. Tina Lopez, Dr. Anita Mosely, Dr. Vanessa Phillips, Dr. Sushma Ramsinghani, Dr. Amanda Sharpe, Dr. Donald Sikazwe, Dr. Helen Smith and Dr. John Tovar.
Faculty Highlights: Dr. Rebecca Attridge Published A Clinical Review of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Lung Health ProfessionalTM Magazine. July 2012;3:10-19. Co-authors Moote R, Attridge RL, Levine DJ. Participated in an interprofessional faculty-led study abroad trip to China, May 15-29. Dr. Russell Attridge Presented Chronic Kidney Disease: Prevention and Management of Complications at the 2012 Texas Pharmacy Association Rxperts Conference and Expo, The Woodlands, TX, July 28. Co-coordinator of an interprofessional faculty-led study abroad trip to China, May 15-29. Chosen as Faculty Preceptor of the Year, FSOP, May 2. Dr. Bradi Frei Published High Fidelity Simulation to Teach End of Life Care and Interdisciplinary Team Skills to Pharmacy Students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education May 2012; 76(4); Article 66. Co-authors Gilliland I, Frei BL, McNeill J, Stovall J. Presented Mapping a New Direction in Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer at the Southwest Conference & Expo, The Woodlands, TX, July 25-29. Dr. Helmut Gottlieb Publication Delta-FosB in the supraoptic nucleus contributes to hyponatremia in rats with cirrhosis. Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol in press. Co-authors Cunningham JT, Nedungadi TP, Walch JD, Nestler EJ, Gottlieb HB. Presented Kappa opioid receptors: Possible role in cirrhosis with ascites at the AACP Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, July 16. Co-authors Helmut B. Gottlieb, UIW; Nahad Berenji, UIW; Yolanda Rangel, UTHSCSA; Cynthia Franklin, UIW; Glenn Toney, UTHSCSA.
Dr. Adeola Grillo Received an FSOP research grant of $10,000 and a UIW Graduate Research Assistantship Program grant of $3600 for the proposal Conformational analysis of Lactobacillii-Cronobacter aggregation, June 1. Spoke to high school students attending dual credit science classes at San Antonio College about the importance of Mathematics in Pharmacy careers, San Antonio, TX, July 3. Mentored a high school student awarded an American Chemical Society (ACS) Project SEED Program Summer Research Internship, June-August. Mentored a UIW student awarded a Welch Summer Research Program in Chemistry Internship, June-July. Dr. Hien Ha Poster presentation Evaluation of the Readability of Consumer Medication Information at the 2012 NPhA/SNPhA National Conference, Las Vegas, NV, July 21. Co-authors Hien Ha, Onyebuchi Amaechi, Petronilla Anosike. Awarded Best Poster. Dr. Tiffany-Jade Kreys Published Evaluating the Quality of Performance of Medication Reconciliation on Hospital Admission in Hosp Pharm July 2012; 47(7): 526-531. Co-authors Miller DF, Garcia D, Kreys TJ, et al. Attended the Cooperative Learning Faculty Workshop, St. Phillip’s College, San Antonio, TX, July 17-18. Dr. David Maize Published Nursing Home Administrators’ Perspectives on the GRACE Program: an Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience in the AM. J. PHARM. EDUC. July 2012; 76(5)5: Article 99. Co-authors Stanley, CC, Copeland, JT, Maize, DF. Appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the United Arts Fund of San Antonio, July 10. Dr. Vanessa Phillips Awarded a $5000 Texas Pharmacy Foundation Grant for Examining Reasons for Drug Disposal – Dispose My Meds, May 2012-May 2013. Awarded a $13,500 NCPA grant for Examining Reasons for Drug Disposal – Dispose My Meds, May 2012May 2013. Dr. Eli Phillips, Jr. Application of the Concept of Moral Luck in a case involving a pharmacist accepted for publication in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. Co-authors Eli Phillips, Jr. and David Brushwood. Authored the Law Summary for Texas chapter in the Pharmacy Law Review Book, McGraw-Hill, accepted for publication. Presented a poster Effects of Generic Mandatory Legislation on Patients' Civil Remedies at the NABP Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 20. Co-authors Eli Phillips Jr., Brian Hettler, Pharm.D. Candidate 2013, Jeffrey Mesaros, PharmD, JD Presented a poster Is It Legitimate? Understanding the Pharmacist's Corresponding Responsibility under the Controlled Substances Act at the Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference, Orlando, FL, July 13-14. Coauthors Eli Phillips Jr., Pharm.D., J.D. and Ed Rickert, B.S. Pharm, J.D. Dr. Blair Sarbacker Awarded Preceptor of the Year for the CHRISTUS PGY-1 Residency, May 2012.
Christina Seeger Inducted as Secretary of the Library/Educational Resources Section of AACP at the annual meeting, Kissimmee, FL, July 15. Earned the Academy of Health Information Professionals Certification, Senior level from the Medical Library Association , July 2012. Dr. Amanda Sharpe Presented a poster Neurotensin receptor agonist decreases intravenous, operant self-administration of methamphetamine in mice. At the Federation of European Neuroscience Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, July 15. Co-authors Sharpe AL, Beckstead MJ. Dr. Donald Sikazwe Published Small diverse antioxidant functionalities for oxidative stress disease drug discovery In Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry July 2012, Vol.12, Issue 8, pages 768-774. Co-authors Sikazwe, D., Grillo, A., Ramsinghani, S., Davis, J.; McQuiston, K.; Ablordeppey, S. Y. Dr. Helen Smith Developed and conducted the Sustainability in the Curriculum Faculty Workshop, UIW, San Antonio, TX, May-June. Awarded the Phi Delta Chi Outstanding Chapter Advisor of the Year Award at the Leadership Development Seminar in Lexington, KY, August 1. Dr. John Tovar Presented Metabolic Syndrome and the Psychiatric Patient: A Review of the Newly Released Guidelines at the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists annual meeting, Tampa, FL, May 1. Presented Metabolic Syndrome and the Psychiatric Patient: Case-Based Application of Newly Released Guidelines at the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists annual meeting, Tampa, FL, May 1. Dr. Elizabeth Urteaga Attended the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, May 30-June 2. Awarded a $10,000 FSOP grant for the proposal Assessment of a wellness initiative to engage healthy behaviors at UIW, June 1. Awarded a $10,000 FSOP grant for the proposal Evaluation of Clinical Skills Utilizing Structured Clinical Examination, June 1. Dr. Raghunandan Yendapally Awarded a $10,000 FSOP grant and a UIW Graduate Research Assistantship Program grant of $3600 for the proposal Synthesis of Acyl fluoroquinolinones as Potential Anti-bacterial Agents, June 1.
Student News: FSOP STUDENT ELECTED NATIONAL SNPHA OFFICER Ms. Martienne Vernon, Pharm.D. Candidate 2013, was elected National Recording Secretary at the SNPhA National Conference, held July 20-23 in New Orleans, LA. In this position, Ms. Vernon will serve as secretary to the SNPhA organization President overseeing 3700 members in 77 chapters, along with various other administrative responsibilities.
TPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR-ELECT Ms. Amanda Zessin, Pharm.D. Candidate 2015, has been chosen as the Chair Elect of the Academy of Student Pharmacists Executive Committee for the Texas Pharmacy Association for the coming year.
TPA FIRST PLACE WINNER Mr. Roderick Sanchez, Pharm.D. Candidate 2014, won first place in the Texas Pharmacy Associationâ€™s 2012 Texas Student Patient Counseling Competition.
STUDENTS ATTEND PLANNING RETREAT Ms. Edita Bernardo, Pharm.D. Candidate 2013, and Ms. Marcela Saenz, Pharm.D. Candidate 2014, represented the Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy FSOP chapter at the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Student Section Executive Committee Retreat in Austin, TX July 28-29. Events were planned for the year, including student programming for the TSHP Annual meeting. Service projects, such as Antibiotics Awareness and Medication Safety, were discussed in order to improve and enhance chapter services to the local community.
AWARD-WINNING PHI DELTA CHI CHAPTER From August 1-5, four Brothers from the UIW Phi Delta Chi: Gamma Nu chapter attended the 14th Leadership Development Seminar (LDS) in Lexington, Kentucky. The Brothers that attended were Shraddha Kakshapati (P4), Juanita Perez (P4), Ngoc Doan (P3) and Barbara Jimenez (P4). The FSOP Gamma Nu Chapter was awarded the 100% Achievement Award, and 3rd place in the Saroyan Brotherhood Award. The chapter faculty advisor, Dr. Helen Smith, received the Outstanding Chapter Advisor of the Year award for 2011-2012.
KAPPA PSI RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS CHAPTER AWARDS The Epsilon Beta chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity is pleased to announce the winning of three awards this year. The chapter was awarded the Frank H. Eby Scholarship Tray for having the highest academic performance of any chapter in the nation. Two Brothers graduated #1 in the Class of 2012.
Beta Epsilon Chapter, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity â€“ new brothers initiated March 28, 2012.
For the first time, the chapter was named a Top 10 Chapter in the nation. The hard work in community service and professional projects beat out 71 other chapters in the country. Finally, the chapter was ranked #1 in their region, which includes 17 pharmacy schools. This is the second year in a row the chapter has received this award.
Alumni News: BEGINNING A NEW CHAPTER Dr. Felix Nguyen’s first appointment after graduation in May 2011 was an Executive Residency with the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA). Dr. Nguyen ended his residency in June and has accepted a position with the Department of Health and Human Services to manage a national pharmacy program in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
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