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The University of Illinois at Chicago Pharmacy Student Council presents

Pharmacy Student Council P-1 Class Student Council P-2 Class Student Council P-3 Class Student Council

The New Regimen

P-4 Class Student Council Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

Volume 1 January 10th, 2012

American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists American Society of Consulting Pharmacists Asian Pharmacists Association Association of Indian Pharmacists in America

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Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International Community Drug Education Committee Educational Policy Committee, Health Professions Student Council, and Senate Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity

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Muslim Pharmacy Students Association Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity Phi Lambda Sigma National Leadership Society Rho Chi Honor Society Student National Pharmaceutical Association

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Pharmacy Student Council (PSC) By: Catherine Palladino, President

It is hard to believe that yet another semester has come UIC Senate, the class student council members and the and gone. It seems as if not that long ago, the chaptercollege’s chapter presidents. All of the students who Presidents, Health Professions Student Council, are on student council give so much of their time and Educational Policy Committee and Senate energy, outside of their individual studies, to the representatives met in August for our annual summer college, the community and the profession. Through leadership retreat. I could not have been more thrilledthe efforts of all the student organizations, students help and more proud, as the Pharmacy Student Council more than 13,000 people each year not only in the President, to look back over the semester and see that Chicago and Rockford-land area, but also as far as collectively we were able to accomplish many of the Peru. Our representatives on the Educational Policy goals we set for ourselves back in August. Committee, Health Professions Student Council and UIC At our retreat in August we decided we wanted to focus Senate, actively ensure the students have a voice and on the following three goals for our 2011-2012 school year: help to keep the students at the college informed on curriculum and inter-professional opportunities. 1. Promotion of inter-organizational collaboration Additionally, all of our members serve on committees, 2. Maintain effective communication and utilization and any student in the college of pharmacy is welcome to join any of our committees in the spring of the lobby televisions semester. This past semester, our committees were hard 3. Increase inter-campus involvement at work organizing a college wide blood drive, assisting the Office of Advancement with the Fall Formal, The chapter presidents have done a tremendous job coordinating the organization of our org room and collaborating and lending the strengths of their individual putting together the college’s best Student-Faculty organizations to one another. The Illinois Council of Health Mixer! System Pharmacists (ICHP) and The American Pharmacist Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) We are gearing up for another successful semester in have teamed up to orchestrate the college wide the Spring, including our annual Spring Fling Week, immunization extra credit opportunity. The Muslim which will be taking place the last week in March. I Pharmacy Students Association (MuPhSA) & the American would like to personally extend an invitation to all Society of Consulting Pharmacists (ASCP) together held a students at the college to attend our bi-weekly PSC successful falls prevention program at Friendship Village in meetings on Mondays at 12:40pm in 134-1. Schaumburg educating seniors about falls and performing risk assessments while APhA and The Association of Indian Attending our meetings is the best way to stay up-toPharmacists in America (AIPhA) and MuPhSA date with everything that is happening at COP! In April, collaborated to provide health screenings at the Indo- we will hold elections for several positions and any American Health Fair. These are just a few examples of the student is eligible to run. Also, next semester at our many great student run programs and efforts made by meetings, we will spot light one PSC position each the college’s student organizations to promote inter- meeting, and if you are interested in running, I invite you organizational collaboration. to join us for our meetings and learn more about the

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many wonderful opportunities that are available in PSC The College of Pharmacy Student Council (PSC) is to be involved with. composed of the executive board which includes the President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect and Secretary, various student representatives who sit on the Educational Policy Committee, Health Professions Student Council and the 2

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P-1 Class Pharmacy Student Council

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By: Matt Zhang, President-Chicago This past Fall 2011, the Pharmacy Student Council Class of 2015 started off their first semester with twelve determined elected leaders that were ready to serve their class and face the challenges ahead. The goals of our class were simple: first, to make sure everyone is able to succeed academically and secondly, to foster better friendships amongst our classmates. Hence we set forth many innovative events ranging from fundraising socials to review sessions and study groups.

generous efforts of the entire E-board members and the support from our classmates, the event was very successful and was highly recommended to continue next semester. I want to thank the continual support of the Class of 2015 E-board and the College of Pharmacy for helping to make this past semester a great start for our class.

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Our first fundraising event was the Bears Squares. Essentially, this is a raffle, where two winners are selected based on the final score of the Bears game that week (each player randomly draws a two-number combination prior to the game). The corresponding 1st and 2nd place winners receive gifts cards of their choice! ($100 and $50 respectively) The idea was first suggested by class rep, Derek Liu, as a way to facilitate camaraderie among classmates as well as help generate funds towards the student council. So far, we conducted two Bears Square events and they have received much positive recognition. We hope to continue next semester in the same fashion with upcoming Chicago Bulls games, so be sure to buy your tickets! Another successful event we held last semester was the Winter Feast. The idea came from our Chicago Treasurer, Cortney Dunmars, as a great way to relax with classmates before finals over a quality feast. However, planning it was definitely harder than we imagined since we had to presale the ticket beforehand and generate enough interest to cover the cost. In the end due to the

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Fundraisers, socials and much more!

Our goal is to strengthen the bond between Rockford and Chicago P-2 Class Pharmacy Student Council By: Elizabeth Berthel, President-Rockford Elias Pittos, President-Chicago This fall, the class of 2014 Student Council has continued to work with the faculty members and the college of pharmacy to make further changes so that the students at the Rockford campus and Chicago campus can work closer and more effectively together as one class. Our hope is to display our class council’s accomplishments as an exemplary model to all forthcoming Chicago-Rockford classes at UIC COP. As a step towards class unity, we are currently organizing a rather extensive class project aiming to increase understanding between the two campuses. This event will take place in the late Spring of next year and will allow Rockford and Chicago students to switch campuses for one school day; our goal is to strengthen the bond between Rockford and Chicago so that we can view ourselves as one class.

Additionally, our class council has worked hard to raise money through several fundraisers. We had a successful P2 stethoscope fundraiser and were able to raise over $800 throughout the Fall term. The students at the Rockford campus also held a lucrative buffet fundraiser which was supported by the employees, faculty, and students at the campus. Our class council’s efforts are far from over: we look to raise more funds next semester through a t-shirt sale, bake sales, and other external fundraisers in the community.

Apart from fundraising, we are working to have a class social at the end of the term so that the Chicago Rockford students have an opportunity UIC COP Classwillof 2014 As a class,and we have accomplished much this term and to mingle before the year is over; we hope to increase the opportunity for interrelation between we have plans to continue to prosper our class and the two classes through such social events. the  to build the relationships between the two campuses.

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P-3 Class Pharmacy Student Council

finals. To help our class alleviate the stress of school, we will also be planning a few more activities during our first meeting.

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The P3 class council has had a busy Fall Finally, we would like to congratulate Dr. Cha for semester with fundraising. We sold Cubs winning the Teacher of the Semester Award. tickets, and held a bake sale that we hope Welcome back and good luck on our final everyone enjoyed and thank those who made didactic semester ever. the yummy treats for their fellow classmates. We also began a Biggest Loser Competition and held a basketball tournament that was a great success. Congrats to Team TBK for dominating and coming out victorious. However, the Fall semester was nothing compared to what we have planned for the Spring. We will be hosting 3 more tournaments which dates will soon be determined and will be open to all classes; volleyball, badminton and co-ed basketball. Come join in the fun for treats, prizes, and of course, BRAGGING RIGHTS. Additionally, the Biggest Loser competition has been extended until the end of the Spring Semester. We hope everyone had a good time celebrating the holidays with friends and family, but now we are back to school and working towards a healthy and active lifestyle. To date, our Class Council has raised over $3000 and we look forward to adding on to this total by the end of the school year to use towards the purchase of our P4 patches and our much anticipated trolley ride at the end of 5

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American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) By: Evan Robbani, Historian

The Chicago APhA-ASP's Executive Board and chapter displayed at the UIMC OCC to raise awareness on various members have really made the first half of the year a disease states and their management. The inception of the spectacular one thus far. In addition to the ongoing awareness chapter’s new Medication Adherence Project sponsored by a booths, clinics, training sessions, and patient education events large retail pharmacy chain also took place at the OCC. at the Outpatient Care Center (OCC) in the UIC Medical Aside APM activities, Chicago’s APhA-ASP participated Center (UIMC) and Pharmaceutical Care Center (PCC) atat another successful health fair at the Indo-American Center Wood Street Pharmacy, our award-winning patient care Health Fair in early November where several patient care projects such as Operation Diabetes, Operation Heart, project members provided screenings and education. Generation Rx, Heartburn and OTC Project, and Smoking Moreover, the chapter’s Professional committee had organized Cessation, and Operation Immunization have also hosted several patient counseling competitions this semester as well as several exciting events. professional events, such as the Interview and CV workshops The summer was kicked off with the Sankofa Safe Childled by renowned faculty members. Operation Immunization Initiative's Health Summit and Expo in late July where APhA held the Flu Shot Contest determining which class could get members conducted blood- pressure screenings as well as the most students immunized and the Special Projects blood glucose education. In mid-August, Operation Diabetes committee conducted various events to raise awareness on presented informational posters and interactive games about sickle cell disease and healthy eating in which members were diet and sugar consumption during a health fair held at the encouraged to sign a petition asking members of Congress to Holy Family Church. Soon after September rolled in, the support the Eat Real Agenda. chapter held its 7th Annual Golf Outing event, sponsored by an For Diabetes Day, the chapter conducted a clinic at array of companies, which raised funds for project the Community Health Clinic for blood glucose/blood pressure development and activities. screenings and educated patients on cholesterol and sodium American Pharmacist Month in October was an intake during "Shake the Salt" from Operation Heart along with exhilaratingly active month for the chapter. Prior to APM, APhA- the ongoing Diabetes Cooking Classes and Bingo Game ASP hosted a Webinar focusing on how maximizing media Nights. Operation Diabetes also hosted a first ever presentation utilization. During this session, participants learned about about insulin pens: "Getting to the Point" by Sharon Luksic, MSN, different types of media venues and how to best utilize them to RN, CDE, BD Executive Diabetes Sales Consultant. promote APhA’s key messages. APM was promoted in various The chapter has also had an equally great success in ways throughout the month including E-board members fundraising with Operation Diabetes and IPSF's Lab Dress-Down switching Facebook profile photos to the APM "Know Your Days that raised funds to aid in the shipment of books and Medicine; Know Your Pharmacist" logo and updating statuses toiletries abroad next semester, and Special Project’s Red with facts about the pharmacy profession. The chapter was Blood Cell fundraiser to extend financial aid to the IL Sickle Cell also able to put up a large APM promotional billboard and Foundation. Other fundraisers include the Dinners for a Week organized an ABC studio visit wherein members made fundraiser by Operation Diabetes and the Pie-Palooza television appearances to promote pharmacy. fundraiser by Operation Immunization. APhA power-boosted the month with two walks on Regarding technology, UIC's chapter of APhA-ASP has October 2nd- the American Lung Association's (ALA) Fight For Air launched a UIC APHA-ASP Facebook page enabling students 5k Walk at the McDonald's Hamburger University in Oak Brook, to check- in at meetings or events and win prizes for their IL and the Fall Color 5k Run & Walk at the Morton Arboretum in involvement. APhA also started awarding High-Five Awards to Lisle, IL. Operation Heart also participated in the American recognize motivated committee and chapter members, to Heart Association (AHA) Chicagoland Heart Walk 2011 where encourage continued involvement, and to help make this APhA members conducted blood-pressure screenings. chapter even more successful. In mid-October, the chapter’s legislative committee What’s next for the chapter? Look out for the UIC developed and revised policy resolutions relating to current APhA-ASP’s PharmFlix video- a short film to advocate for our and future issues and goals in pharmacy for submission and profession, which will be entered in a contest at the approval to the Regional Delegate at the Midyear Regional organization’s Annual Meeting in March 2012. Meeting (MRM) held in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 28-30, 2011. At MRM, chapter members networked with other student pharmacists, attended leadership workshops and patient care seminars, and participated in an open discussion on the proposed policy resolutions. Meanwhile, APM booths were

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American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) By: Jason Bena Jaimie Wrenn, President

Friendship Village ASCP teamed up with MuPhSA and delivered one of the highlights of the semester for UIC-COP. Through our partnership we delivered a Fall Prevention Program at Friendship Village in Schaumberg in November. The event started with a Fall Prevention presentation by two P3 students, Jamie Wrenn and Wardah Kamal. Afterwards, the seniors took a Fall Risk Assessment, comprised of a Get Up and Go Test and a blood pressure screening. A game wheel entertained the seniors who were waiting to be assessed. The wheel was used to reinforce concepts covered in the presentation. At the end of the Fall Risk Assessment, there was a counseling station manned by students and our advisor, Dr. Ann Marie Kuchta, PharmD. This provided an opportunity for the seniors to ask questions and to discuss the results of the Fall Risk Assessment. Our program reached 25 seniors! Everyone that participated agreed that the event was an overwhelming success. Our future outreach programs will follow this model.

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Asian Pharmacists Association By: Karen Xie

Asian Pharmacists Association (APA) was founded in 1991 with the goal of bringing about unity amongst pharmacy students of various cultures and backgrounds at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. APA strives to spread Asian cultural awareness at the school as well as to provide numerous services to the community. We hold many events throughout the year to help UIC’s pharmacy students gain experience working with patients and with various medical devices at the annual Korean, Chinatown, and Argyle health fairs while helping to screen Chicago communities for osteoporosis, blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol. Other than the many professional events that we offer, we also hold many social events, such as bowling and hot pot outings to help build bonds with fellow COP colleagues and colleagues from other UIC health professions such as the UIC College of Medicine. We are currently in the process of putting together a new Hepatitis Initiative for our members that will start as soon as next semester. With this new initiative, APA members will gain experience in promoting preventive health by assessing patients for hepatitis risk factors and by raising awareness of the condition.

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Students, Culture, and Community Service Association of Indian Pharmacists By: Mitul Amin, President AIPhA got off to a great start this year. We had several social and professional events throughout the fall semester. All the members have been actively participating in various events AIPhA conducted throughout the semester. AIPhA members showed strong attendance to all the social events throughout the semester. Social events for the semester included BBQ at Arrigo Park, Game Night with potluck, and Diwali Dinner. AIPhA also conducted several professional events where a lot of members volunteered throughout the semester. Professional events for the semester included Walk for Cure (Breast Cancer), Halloween with Spina Bifida children, and health fair in co-ordination with APhA. AIPhA also conducted the annual IV Workshop where we had a turnout of about 70 students, which included P1’s and P2’s. At the IV Workshop, students were educated on critical pharmaceutics skills such as pharmaceutical calculations and IV compounding skills. A new initiative was introduced this semester where AIPhA had an internship round table. At the round table, various AIPhA members who did an internship over the past summer talked about their internship application process and shared their experience at their respective internships. Overall, it was a busy but fun semester for AIPhA.

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Educational Policy Committee (EPC)

Health Professions Student Council (HPSC)

By: Kelsey E. Johnson, Student Representative

By: Samuel Paik, Student Representative

This semester, I have served as an active member of the Education Policy Committee (EPC). In this committee, we look at all aspects of the curriculum from course coordinators, proposals for new electives, ChicagoRockford interrelations, student insight (praises and complaints), and more. I have enjoyed being a member of this committee thus far. It is exciting to be in the middle of all of the curriculum discussions, and I really enjoy getting to see the “behind-the-scenes” information of the courses that I would not have experienced otherwise. This committee is a great way for me to work with the faculty and staff on a more personal level as well. My position on this committee is a two-year position, but in the spring we will be looking for a Class of 2015 Representative. If you think you may be interested in joining this committee, please let either me or Cathy Palladino (Class of 2013 Representative), and we can talk to you more about our personal experiences on this committee.

HPSC represents the entire west campus colleges from medicine, pharmacy, nursing, applied health sciences, public health, and dentistry. HPSC highly encourages professional development in the forms of monetary aid and inter college collaboration at an early stage in our careers.  The monetary aid is provided in the form of travel grants while the collaborative events are incentivized through the HPSC Leadership Series in which an applicant attends a series of lectures and receives a certificate of completion that will be

Currently, EPC is hard at work on curriculum revision. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas concerning our curriculum that you would like the committee to be aware of, please let us know, and we will pass it on during our weekly meetings. Also, if you want to be more personally involved, a student curriculum revision subcommittee is in the process of forming. This committee would be a great way for you to disclose your experiences with the current curriculum and help to shape it for future students. Stay tuned for more information through the Pharmacy Student Council if you are interested in being an active voice during curriculum revision.

displayed on his or her transcript.   Each representative college hosts a HPSC event that goes towards the Leadership Series and ours was held on November 14, 2011.  The purpose for this symposium was to showcase the diversity of the pharmacy. HPSC encourages students to attend professional events through the Travel Grants, which must be submitted electronically by the stated quarterly deadline and only one grant is awarded per fiscal year. To get more involved anyone is welcome to attend the monthly meetings. Our current representatives are Samuel Paik and Laurel Park. COP in general has a very active student body whose involvement also includes HPSC. We have had the largest turn out of participants who completed the HPSC Leadership Series last year and we currently have two of our own on the executive board: Samantha Keca (Vice President) and Michael Kenes (Secretary).

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Health Professions Student Council (HPSC) By: Samuel Paik, Student Representative

UIC Senate

Providing the educational opportunity only a leading research university can offer

The UIC Senate is a body of individuals who meet to discuss their legislative functions in relation to education policy. Representatives from all colleges and schools both undergraduate and graduate level attend this meeting. Some of the most commonly discussed topics include what are the minimal requirements to be accepted to the various college and schools across campus or the requirements necessary for degrees and

certificates. The academic calendar is also set by the UIC Senate. The senate is also allowed to suggest amendments to some of the decisions made by the President and the Board of Trustees of the university. The senate meets once a month to discuss any changes in policies. A typical meeting includes a brief introduction by the Senate presiding officer, reports by individual senate committees, as well as updating and amending the UIC Senate rules. The UIC Senate plays a pivotal role in shaping education policy to promote the academic well being of its students and in supporting the UIC mission statement of providing “the educational opportunity only a leading research university can offer.” The current UIC COP Senators are Bhanupriya Sirandas and Douglas Luebcke 14

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Mission: Mental Wellness. Completed. Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP) By: Emily T. Lin, President

Fall 2011 Semester in Review As I look back on the fall semester, I am reminded of all the great accomplishments the e-board made. The usual ICHP professional development opportunities were a success: residency roundtables featured a wide variety of speakers from different programs in the Chicago area, the Clinical Skills Competition gave students the opportunity to practice critical thinking and assess a patient, and the Internship Fair again was a through success, introducing a variety of different internships to P1 and P2 students. Along with this, came the successful $1300 our UIC team raised with APhA towards lung health for ALA’s Fight for Air walk. Along with the regular opportunities ICHP proudly offers the student body (some of which not mentioned including visits from pharmacists practicing in different areas of pharmacy to expose students to different areas of practice, educating students about health-system pharmacy, and the traditional immunization extra credit in collaboration with APhA), there has been in development several new projects for students to get involved in. Our Mental Wellness Initiative which started last year is taking flight with the leadership of Shirley Yu and participation of several active and dedicated ICHP members. With a stronger clinical focus, the Mental Wellness Initiative has dedicated the fall semester towards creating a strong foundation of educating for students about depression so that they may best approach patients come spring time at health fairs and events. Methods of education included reviewing case studies and a Depression In-Service with attending physician Dr. Erick Gausche. During our ICHP week of special events from November 14 to 18 (Mental Wellness and the Internship Fair took place the 14th and 15th), we finished off with an ICHP Alumni-Student Dinner on the 17th. The new event led by Ella Starzycka was a remarkable success - topped with a Thanksgiving theme, students were granted the opportunity to get to know ICHP alumni and faculty over sandwiches and snacks. This new networking opportunity created for students marked the beginning of many more to come in the future. With so many additional events to come in the Spring, the ICHP e-board is well on its way to yet another successful semester this spring and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

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New Opportunities Muslim Pharmacy Students Association By: Wardah Kamal The Muslim Pharmacist Association (MuPhSA) was able to accomplish many goals this semester and truly grow as an organization. This past semester was filled with many “firsts.” For the first time, we participated in the “Taste of UIC” as the only professional school organization. In addition, we successfully held our first ever “inter-collegiate basketball tournament”, which served as an opportunity to build relations between the different UIC professional schools. The organization’s executive board decided to postpone the annual “Fast-a-thon” to next semester, so that we could focus on developing the organization professionally. On September 17, our members participated in a medication take back program hosted by Cook County Hospital. Residents were able to drop off any unused or expired medications, including control substances, so that they could be disposed in a safe manner. MuPhSA was fortunate to collaborate with other organizations throughout the semester. In collaboration with ASCP, we volunteered at a senior center, “Friendship Village” to educate about falls risk and prevention. The event reached to over 25 seniors! We also partnered with APhA in hosting a health fair at the Indo-American Center on November 5th. In addition to the professional events, we also hosted a religious speaker, Imam Abdullah Madyun, who discussed the importance of prayer. We had a great turnout of students and faculty and everyone enjoyed the comical and captivating speaker. This semester we also held multiple training programs for our new hypertension/diabetes initiative. The training program allowed the P2s and P3s to become more comfortable with the material and practice their teaching abilities. The P1s also benefited by getting some hands-on experience with patient counseling. We look forward to participating in a series of events next semester where we will be educating patients about hypertension and diabetes.

Drug Take-Back event September 17,2011

The “Get-up and Go” test to asses Falls risk November 17, 2011

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Over $1,000 raised for cancer awareness in less than one semester Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, Θ∆Χ By: Melissa N. McInnis, President Oncology Initiative: PDC began this new initiative as of last year with events starting in September of this fall semester. It was developed in order to help raise awareness of various types of cancers and to provide all COP students the opportunity to gain some experience in providing patient care in the oncology field. For Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September) we worked with Gilda's Club and the Chicago-land Ovarian Caner Alliance (COCA) to raise awareness on Ovarian Cancer at Soldier Field. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) we organized volunteer opportunities with Strides Against Breast Cancer at Montrose Harbor, the Outpatient Care Center (OCC) and Wood Street Pharmacy by providing Informational Booths. At these booths pink bracelets were passed out and trivia games were played in order to test the general population’s knowledge concerning breast cancer myths and facts. The month of October also gave us the opportunity to volunteer at the Gilda's Club Annual Halloween Party. PDC efforts continued by promoting Prostate Cancer Awareness (November) with our Brothers forming their own Mo-vember team in order to raise funds while growing their awe-inspiring mustaches. In addition, educational items, such as bookmarks, were made and passed out for Prostate Cancer and Lung Cancer awareness during this time. In one night, our pledge class was able to raise over $1000 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through their Make a Wish event. We are all proud to call these 35 individuals our new Brothers. Donate life/Be the Match Initiative:

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PDC began this new initiative as of last year with events starting in October of this fall semester. Our goal is to inform others on the ins and outs of donation, as well as to dispel some of the myths that discourage people from becoming registered organ donors. As of October 2011, over 110,000 people are on the waiting list for an organ transplant in the US. Donate Life America is a nonprofit alliance of national organizations dedicated to educating the public about organ, eye, and tissue donation in order to save the lives of those in desperate need of an organ transplant. All COP students’ involvement was and still is encouraged. Informational booths with giveaways were held within our COP and we had a guest from Donate Life, Joshua Muller, come in and speak to the Chapter about the program.

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Rho Chi Honor Society, Ρ( By: Kristen Karlsen, President Every year, potential members ask us the same questions: “What is Rho Chi?” and “Is that one of the fraternities?” Well, The Rho Chi Society is a fraternity of sorts, one that fosters excellence in intellectual achievement and promotes high standards of character and critical inquiry in the pharmacy profession. In other words, we are an honor society for pharmacists and for graduate students whose field of study encompasses pharmacy, such as pharmacognosy and biopharmaceutical sciences. Membership in our society is by invitation only and depends on one’s GPA. Initiation into our society takes place in March or April each year. Our primary goal this year is to educate our colleagues at the College of Pharmacy about The Rho Chi Society. We plan to do this by giving the gift of Nerds to potential members (who can be anybody at this time!) the week before finals this semester. We will be placing little boxes of Nerds candy with tiny slips of paper attached that explain the mission of The Rho Chi Society and to wish everyone luck during finals week. Additionally, we will be selling mortars and pestles during the Spring Semester. Finally, we have a wonderful speaker lined up for the 40th Annual Albert Ebert Lecture, Dr. John Grabenstein, who is the Senior Medical Director for Merck Vaccines. The Albert Ebert Lecture will be on March 30, 2012, and we hope to see all of COP there! We hope that the events we have planned will increase awareness of our wonderful organization and encourage potential members to ask us more questions (we love questions because we are nerds, after all). We look forward to greeting new members in the spring!

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