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WINTER 2019 • Volume 42 • Issue 2

The Magazine of the UIC College of Pharmacy

REAL LIFE IN PRACTICE

The Herbert and Carol Retzky Simulation Center enables pharmacy students to hone key clinical skills.

In Your Own Backyard CSL Behring is thinking globally and acting locally.

Commitment to Diversity UIC College of Pharmacy was awarded the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Diversity Award.

Transformative Change A look at how your generosity is making a difference at the College with our annual Giving Impact Report.


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Real Life In Practice

The Herbert and Carol Retzky Simulation Center is giving our students a competitive advantage in the workplace.

12 Local Access, Global Pharmacy

Having companies like CSL Behring in your backyard is a boon for students.

13 UIC College of Pharmacy Honored for Diversity, Inclusion

UIC Pharmacy was one of only two pharmacy schools in the Nation to be awarded the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

14 Reunion 2019

A photographic look back at the festivities.

16 Giving Impact Report


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14 EDITORIAL CREDITS Publisher Dr. Glen T. Schumock, PharmD, MBA, PhD Professor and Dean Editors Chris Gummert Associate Director of Communications

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College News

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Student News

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Alumni Profile

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Obituaries

Ben Stickan, MBA, CFRE Associate Dean of Advancement Proofreaders Nate Downing Deb Fox Glen Schumock Ben Stickan Imani Watson Contributing Editors Jackie Carey Michael Dhar Chris Gummert Daniel Smith Imani Watson Photography Barry Donald Designed by Godfrey Carmona UIC Creative and Digital Services +++ The Pharmacist 833 S. Wood St. (MC 874) Chicago, IL 60612 Phone: 312-996-7240 E-mail: pharmacy@uic.edu ©2019. All rights reserved.

In September of 1868, our college published the first issue of a trade journal simply named “The Pharmacist.” The magazine you see before you is named in honor of that historic journal.

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FROM THE DEAN

Reflecting On What’s Important BY DEAN GLEN SCHUMOCK

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Working Together to Become Global Leaders As you read this issue of The Pharmacist magazine, the holiday season is rapidly approaching. It is the perfect time to stop and reflect on what is important; to appreciate those around us; and to be thankful for the community that is the UIC College of Pharmacy. A community that includes motivated students, dedicated faculty and staff, engaged alumni, and a whole host of strategic partners. A community that has a common goal – which, as our vision statement reads, is all of us “working together to be the global leaders in innovative pharmacy education, research, and practice to improve human health.” As in other issues of The Pharmacist, we again celebrate our accomplishments toward that vision. One accomplishment that we should all be proud of is our recent receipt of the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine – one of only two schools of pharmacy in the nation so distinguished. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion makes us better at everything we do. In this issue we also celebrate the opening of the new Herbert and Carol Retzky Simulation Center. This state-of-the-art facility, made possible by a significant gift from Dr. Carol Retzky and her late husband, Herb, BS ‘46, promises to transform how our students learn as well as better prepare them for practice.

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In taking the next step to becoming practicing pharmacists, our students can look to the achievements our alumni as role models. Alumni like Rohit Moghe, PharmD ‘00, who works as a diabetescare provider at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia; Rolla Sweis, PharmD ’02, who is the Vice President for Operations at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn; or alumni like Suzanne Soliman, PharmD ’04, who is Chief Academic Officer for the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs in Norwood, New Jersey. Dr. Soliman is also the founder of Woman Pharmacist Day, and the popular “Pharmacists Moms Group” on Facebook. Drs. Moghe, Sweis, and Soliman are all profiled here. This issue of The Pharmacist also includes our annual “Giving Impact Report”. This report highlights the volunteerism and financial support that the UIC College of Pharmacy has received in the past year, and more importantly, quantifies the impact of that support on our students, faculty, and programs. It testifies to the difference that your generosity makes. It also sets the stage for ways that you can continue to support the efforts of the College. That opportunity starts with “Giving Tuesday” – which is takes place December 3, and promises to be another record-setting event. Thank you for being part of the UIC College of Pharmacy community. We’re nothing without you.

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The Pharmacist would like to hear from you and welcomes your letters: UIC Pharmacist (MC 874) 833 S. Wood St., Rm. 184K Chicago, Illinois 60612-7230 E-mail: pharmacy@uic.edu

Letters are edited for length and clarity. All reader correspondence to the magazine and its editorial staff will be treated as assigned for publication unless otherwise specified.


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GIVING TUESDAY The UIC College of Pharmacy will

once again be participating in Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Please consider The UIC College of Pharmacy in your giving plans. You can contribute at givingtuesday.uic.edu.

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RECEPTION AT THE ASHP MIDYEAR MEETING The American Society of Health-System

Pharmacists will be holding their annual Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. The College invites you to a reception featuring faculty emeritus Dr. Ludwig Bauer. The reception will be at Mandalay Bay on Sunday, December 8 from 6p.m. to 8p.m.

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reception at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The reception will be held at Granite City Food & Brewery National Harbor at 200 American Way, Oxon Hill, MD from 5p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and inclusiveness

The UIC College of Pharmacy is now accepting applications for the alumni award nominations through June 30, 2020 at go.uic.edu/AlumniAwardNominationForm.

Got News?

Change jobs? Get a promotion? Publish a paper? Publish a book? Get married? Have a baby? We want to hear about it all! Now you can send your news directly to the magazine editor. Simply go to: go.uic.edu/PharmNews. We’ll do our best to fit it into our publications and/or social media! If you don’t see it in The Pharmacist please go to go.uic.edu/PharmNews.

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COLLEGE NEWS Left to right: Terry W. Moore, Rosalyn P. Vellurattil, Allison E. Schriever, Clara OkorieAwé, Nicholas G. Popovich, Stephanie Y. Crawford, and Fabricio E. Balcazar

Rufus A. Lyman Award Winners UIC faculty Drs. Nicholas G. Popovich, Clara Okorie-Awé, Stephanie Y. Crawford, Fabricio E. Balcazar, Rosalyn P. Vellurattil, Terry W. Moore, and Allison E. Schriever received the Rufus A. Lyman Award at the AACP meeting this past summer. The Rufus A. Lyman Award is presented annually to the author(s) of the best paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

New Head of Department of Pharmacy Practice Named Edith Nutescu, PharmD, MS CTS, FCCP, was named Head of the UIC College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Nutescu is currently Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy, and Director of the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research. She had previously served the college as a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, practiced as a clinical pharmacist in the Antithrombosis Center, and in a variety of clinical managerial positions. Dr. Nutescu has been a very successful and well-funded researcher with a focus on health services and outcomes. She has authored over 180 scientific articles and served on numerous editorial boards. She has also held important leadership positions in national associations, and is the recipient of many national awards. Dean Schumock noted that, “Dr. Nutescu has a track record of excellence in all aspects of the Department’s mission, and is clearly well-qualified for this position. I believe she will be an extraordinary leader for the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Please help me in congratulating Edith Nutescu.”

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Dr. Terry Moore was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Marianne Pop, was recently elected as the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists’ (ICHP) next Chair of the New Practitioners Network. Dr. Pop is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and a Clinical Pharmacist in Emergency Medicine at OSF St. Anthony Hospital.

Drs. Adam Bursua, Connie Larson and Jane McCullough received the Best Practice Award from the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP) for their work to reduce harm from opioid medications.

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Welcome Back Dr. Popovich

STUDENT NEWS

Polish American Pharmacists Association The Polish American Pharmacists Association (PAPA) provided. free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings at health fairs to members of the community. The group partnered with the Polish American Association (PAA) to provide presentations about addiction, and provided flu shots to the athletes and students at UIC.

Phi Lambda Sigma members and Chicago campus faculty advisor, Mrs. JoAnn Stubbings welcomed former faculty member and alumnus, Nick Popovich, BS ’68, MS ’71, PhD ’73, on October 9. Dr. Popovich gave a talk entitled, “Reflections on Leadership.”

SNPhA Celebrates Community Activist The Student National Pharmacist Association (SNPhA) helped celebrate the birthday of Lillian Drummond. Drummond, who was turning 98, has been a community activist since the 60s, and the woman who founded Senior Health and Wellness Promotion Site, the Austin Senior Satellite Center. Every legislator on the West Side was there – from Danny Davis, to the city treasure, both West Side state representatives, and representatives from Chicago Park District, Chicago Public School.

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Elaine Trinh, a UIC P3 student, UPharm member, and SNPhA Treasurer, presented a on the subject of immunizations. Wood Street Pharmacy helped make decorative multi-modal pain gift baskets. One was given to Ms. Drummond and the other was raffled.


Career Panel Pulls Alumni Back To Campus Dr. Marlowe Djuric Kachlic’s PHAR 411 hosted a career panel for P1 students on September 5 featuring alumni Dan Gratie, PharmD ’17, and Aura Platakis, PharmD ’08, and faculty members, Mike Gannon, PharmD ’15, and Brad Hughes, PharmD ’08.

Asian Pharmacists Association For more than a decade, the Asian Pharmacists Association (APA) has partnered with the Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) and HANA Center to provide point-of-care services including blood glucose, blood pressure, and BMI screenings for the Asian American community. Members of APA practice professional knowledge and skills on-site under supervision by a certified pharmacist. APA is also celebrating Asian American representation by inviting Asian American pharmacists to host workshops and promoting medication safety to kids at after school programs.

A Labor of Love SNPhA Students Partner with the Syrian Action Network to Provide Flu Shots Four kisses, maybe more — this is how the Syrian women greeted one another in the hallways of Edgewater Presbytarian Church on October 2, 2019. As SNPhA students unpacked sharps containers and consent forms, and Syrian Community Network members began arriving, the halls just outside of the flu clinic doors were a flurry of hugs and kisses.

take delight: flu shot jokes are universal; nothing is lost in the translation from Arabic, and you’ve heard them all before. The warmth and strength that the Syrian Community Network shares belies the reality that most of the 25 people at our clinic recently emigrated to the United States, often under dire circumstances, to arrive in Chicago.

Walgreens donated the flu vaccines and one of their pharmacists, Morgan Sohl, as well to augment the seven SNPhA members at the event. Students provided flu counseling in Arabic. In total, the clinic provided 25 free immunizations to the Syrian Community Network from Edgewater Presbytarian Church on October 2. All of this thanks to the determined duo of Esther Lee, SNPhA Immunization Chair and Sara Al Azmeh, SNPhA member and 2019-2020 Albert Schweitzer Fellow.

This flu clinic encouraged our SNPhA students, as well — particularly for the Arabic speaking students who provided patient counseling. Many SNPhA members know the singular pride one feels seeing admiration reflected in the face of one’s elder. Sara — herself, an immigrant from Syria — is so treasured by the Syrian Community Network, that one member came bearing gifts: a gallon sized tub of home-made yogurt.

The gratitude and joy expressed by the flu clinic attendees illustrate the value of healthy days. Immunizing pharmacists,

The flu is contagious, expensive, and potentially deadly, and a family rebuilding a life cannot afford the luxury of sick leave. A flu shot is a not as inviting as a kiss, but it will safeguard those who receive it.

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The Herbert and Carol Retzky Simulation Center enables pharmacy students to hone key clinical skills

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Farah even brought a clipboard and paper so she could take notes. And she is taking a LOT of notes. Everything the pharmacist says seems to be noteworthy, which is understandable. This is the fifth pharmacist that Farah’s talked to about the ointment in the last hour.

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These simulated learning opportunities help our students confidence that will enable their success during practical rotations and as future pharmacists,” said Dr. Marlowe Djuric Kachlic, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the College of Pharmacy. “We have also incorporated education-based dispensing and electronic health record software into our simulations to make them as real-life as possible.” The patient counseling rooms in the Herbert and Carol Retzky Simulation Center have been updated to include recording equipment. The recordings allow the students to review their own performance. That, in addition to the standardized patients like Farah, allows the P1 students to constantly improve their patient communication. And having access to updated electronic health records software allows the students to segue into professional life more confidently.

Transformational Change The Herbert and Carol Retzky Simulation Center hosted its first batch of P1 students in August, but only celebrated its grand opening on October 10. It was a well-attended affair boasting such UIC luminaries as Chancellor Michael Amiridis, Provost Susan Poser, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Robert Barish, and Vice Chancellor for Advancement Tom Wamsley, as well as the guests of honor Dr. Carol Retzky and her niece Michelle Cohen. Dr. Carol Retzky and her late husband Herb, BS ’46, donated the funds to renovate the space formerly known as 2 North at the Chicago Campus. But this is not their first gift to the college.

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gain skills and confidence that will enable their success. “Their generosity has truly transformed this College of Pharmacy,” Dean Glen Schumock noted. “They’ve helped us with multiple student scholarships. They’ve supported our faculty by way of a deanship. They’ve helped our research program through generous support for our drug discovery efforts. Herb and Carol have left an impact on this College that will be felt in perpetuity.” The Retzky’s connection to the College of Pharmacy began with Herb attending classes in the 1940s. Herb excelled at his studies and graduated in 1946 as president of his class. Herb met and married Carol shortly after graduation. Both had grown up working in their father’s pharmacies, so a life in the business was always in the cards. The couple later bought a pharmacy of their own in Oak Park and never looked back. Since sponsoring their first scholarship at the College of Pharmacy, the Retzky family has been staunchly dedicated to the success of the college and pharmacy students. When the Retzky’s make friends, it is for life.

Positioning UIC for the Future In addition to the Herbert and Carol Reztky Simulation Center, UIC opened two other health care simulation labs this fall. The labs, located in the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing, use specially trained actors, advanced and computerized manikins of all ages, and simulated environments to help future health care professionals practice their clinical skills. Together, all three spaces will facilitate over 50,000 hours of hands-on learning for nearly 20,000 learners working or pursuing careers in the health sciences. It is all part of a larger University focus on further preparing quality healthcare practitioners.

“The impressive advancements in the learning environment will help learners to confidently step into clinical environments as the next generation of healthcare leaders,” noted Dr. Robert Barish, the UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. This sentiment was echoed by UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis. “[The Herbert and Carol Retzky Simulation Center] redefines the model for our student experience and success,” Amiridis said. “It improves the learning experience of the students by providing them access and equipping the faculty with the best tools they can have.” This improvement isn’t lost on the students either, as P4 Tim Ortman points out. “I wish I could stay here another four years,” Ortman said, “so I could have all four years to experience [the Retzky Simulation Center.]”

Constant Improvement Back in the counseling room, Farah Khan takes another P1 under her wing and prepares her eczema questions. “How much of the ointment should I apply at a time?” Farah inquires for the sixth time today. “Only about a dime-sized amount,” the P1 responds. Farah jots down some notes and asks, “and how often should I apply?” This is how the best get better.

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Local Access, Global Pharmacy

Having companies like CSL Behring in your backyard is a boon for students Working relationships like this are invaluable learning experiences for the students. It allows them to see other opportunities. “Touring places like CSL gives UIC students a unique perspective into this area of pharmacy,” said Dr. Lindsey McQuade, Director, Research and Graduate Resources at the UIC College of Pharmacy. Being located near the Illinois Pharmacy Corridor, UIC students can gain experiential opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else.

The first thing they tell you in the tour of the CSL Behring Kankakee facility is that the Chicago Bears are practicing in nearby Bourbonnais, Illinois. The second thing they tell you is not to wander off because the facility is enormous. And it is. Over one point one million square feet currently, and it’s only getting larger. When their new addition opens, it will double the footprint of the business located in Bradley, Illinois. “We’re obviously the biggest employer in the county,” said Dr. Jim Kavanaugh, the senior scientist in coagulation, and today’s tour guide. “The company employs over 1,600 people here in Bradley.” And that’s what has the UIC contingent excited: career opportunity. The tour group is comprised of Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) and Riback Fellows from the College, as well as PhD students interested in a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

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“Working relationships like this are invaluable learning experiences for the students,” McQuade said. “It allows them to see other opportunities.” CSL, Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, was founded in Australia in 1916 to service the health needs of people isolated by war. CSL Behring, named after Nobel Prize-winning German physiologist Emil von Behring, is the manufacturing wing of CSL. The company is home to 22,000 employees in 35 countries and is the world’s largest collector of plasma. “Over 40,000 liters of plasma is delivered to this facility daily,” Kavanaugh notes. The plasma is used for a wide range of recombinant and plasma-derived products for treating bleeding disorders, immune deficiencies and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, as well as hereditary angioedema and Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. CSL Behring is doing work that will impact health on a global level, and it’s being done right in our backyard.


UIC College of Pharmacy honored for diversity, inclusion BY JACKIE CAREY

“I see this award as a recognition, not of one program, but of our decision to make diversity and inclusion a priority across all our programs,” Okorie-Awe said. “These initiatives — from academic programs in urban and rural pharmacy to our strategic planning and hiring committees — all help to create an environment in which students and faculty of all backgrounds can feel welcome and, just as important, valued.” The College of Pharmacy has seen an increase in underrepresented minority student enrollment in the last year. In the 2018 school year, approximately 16% of students identified as belonging to an underrepresented or minority community. This fall, the number rose to 23%.

The award is a commendation of a number of programs that make the college environment welcoming to all people.

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy has received the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The magazine is the oldest and largest diversityfocused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — the college will be featured alongside only 42 other institutions in its December 2019 issue. The College is one of only two pharmacy schools in the country to earn the distinction. “The UIC College of Pharmacy has put considerable effort toward ensuring a diverse and inclusive environment,” said Glen Schumock, dean of the college. “It makes us stronger. Being recognized for these efforts by the HEED award is the icing on the cake.”

Okorie-Awe said that the college has focused on recruiting diverse and non-traditional students, in part, thanks to new agreements with community colleges, and that the college has made new efforts to ensure that when tenure track or clinical faculty members are hired or evaluated for promotion, their track record of service to diversity goals is considered. “Winning the HEED award is fantastic, but the real reward is the benefits to our students, faculty, staff and alumni that come from having a diverse and inclusive environment,” Schumock said. The College previously was recognized by HEED for its high school pipeline program and for the work of the late Dr. Judy Bolton, a leading mentor, educator and researcher at the college for more than 20 years until her death in March, who mentored underrepresented minority students. While the UIC College of Pharmacy is the first of the UIC’s seven health sciences colleges to win the HEED award, it joins the university, which earned its fourth HEED award in September.

Judy Bolton, PhD

This is the second year that the College of Pharmacy has won the award. Dr. Clara Okorie-Awe, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the college, said the award is a commendation of a number of programs that make the college environment welcoming to all people.

Clara Okorie-Awe, PhD, EdD

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Reunion 2019 Friends, alumni, and faulty gathered to remember their time at the UIC College of Pharmacy during the 2019 Alumni Reunion. The Reunion, held at the Carlisle Banquets in Lombard, Illinois, was a chance to reconnect, reminisce and share memories. It was also an opportunity to award some of our best and brightest. The Rising Star Award was given to Kyle Gordon, PharmD ’14, and Trishia Shaw, PharmD ’09, for their very promising careers to date. Lori Wilken, PharmD, BCACP, Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Assistant Professor at UIC, received the Jesse Stewart Service Award for her generous service to the profesion. Alumnus of the Year was awarded to Gary Frisch, BS ’74, MBA, RPh, for having contributed significantly to the pharmacy profession. And lastly, the Legacy Achievement Award was awarded to Bill Fitzsimmons, BS ’83, PharmD, MS. It recognizes the person who best represents the ideals and values of the UIC College of Pharmacy. Congratulations Congratulations to all our award recipients.

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YOUR SUPPORT HAS MADE A TREMENDOUS DIF

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Your investments in the College provide both immediate and continuing impact for CAMPAIGN TOTALS AS OF 10/9/19

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our students, faculty, and mission.

“ AS I LOOK BACK OVER THE YEAR I REFLECT ON THE REMARKABLE GENEROSIT Y OF OUR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS. I WANT TO

PERSONALLY THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFTS, WHETHER IT WAS A MONETARY GIFT OR A DONATION OF YOUR TIME AND TALENT.

THANK YOU! YOUR SUPPORT MAKES IT ALL POSSIBLE.

PLEASE KNOW THAT ALL GIFTS ARE TREMENDOUSLY USEFUL IN DRIVING OUR MISSION, SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS,

AND ADVANCING OUR PROFESSION. THANK YOU.

The UIC College of Pharmacy relies on your

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financial support to advance our mission of educating the current and next generation of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, and pharmacy leaders; to conduct impactful and cutting-edge research; and to provide innovative patient care and serve our local, national, and global communities.

A PRESCRIPTION FOR CHANGE Endowed funds are the life’s blood of an institution as they generate revenue in perpetuity and ensure the donors’ legacy is felt for generations. We thank the donors on the following pages who have established endowments this year that will provide support for our students, faculty, and practice and research initiatives!

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YOU ARE THE SPARK THAT LIGHTS THE FLAME $ 8,129,863 ■ research

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$ 4,577,247

■ facility improvements

$ 2,865,398

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$ 2,000,000

■ drug discovery + innovation pavilion

$ 1,644,110 ■ scholarships

IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC was launched on October 28, 2017, and has set a daunting and significant fundraising goal of $35M by 2022 for the College. The College’s future trajectory depends on an ambitious vision combined with the College’s goal in the IGNITE Campaign directed toward priorities that will support:

Our students, by way of expanded scholarship offerings, programmatic and experiential offerings. Our faculty, through professorships, improved teaching resources and technology, and corporate partnerships. Our research, capabilities and support through new and improved facilities. TRANSFORMING SUPPORT as of 10/9/19

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$25,333,184 raised thus far as of 10/9/19


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Alumnus and Entrepreneur Laurie DuBow, BS ’53 helps pharmacy students to reach their potential

WHY I GIVE

“ THERE ARE SEVERAL REASONS WHY WE SUPPORT THE UIC

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, BUT THE MOST COMPELLING BEING, ‘IT AIN’T GOING WITH YOU’... CONTRARY TO WHAT SOME FOLKS

Support from alumni and friends like Laurie DuBow, BS ’53 unlocks our students’ potential and ultimately transforms healthcare in Illinois, across the U.S., and around the world.

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The DuBow Family Foundation has provided valuable scholarship support to our student pharmacists since 2003. Vital support that opens doors and impacts lives.

A MEANINGFUL, PRODUCTIVE LIFE. EDUCATION IS A BASIC

MONEY YOU’VE BEEN ABLE TO ACCUMULATE DURING YOUR LIFETIME, YOU WILL LEAVE THIS EARTH HAVING MISSED THE OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF SO MANY CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS… TO HELP EDUCATE THEM, SUPPORT THEM AND GIVE THEM THE CHANCE TO LIVE NECESSITY. OUR FOUNDATION HELPS TO FUND NURSERY SCHOOLS, GRADE SCHOOLS (BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE), RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS, AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGH LEARNING. THERE IS NO GREATER SATISFACTION IN LIFE THAN TO KNOW YOU HAVE HELPED TO EDUCATE A CHILD… ONE THAT IS PREPARED TO ENTER ‘THE WORLD.’ MY FAMILY GOES INTO THE SCHOOLS WE WORK WITH... WE TALK TO THE STUDENTS... WE LISTEN TO THE TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS... WE COME AWAY FEELING A SENSE OF COMFORT THAT WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THESE STUDENTS. THERE IS NO GREATER GOOD YOU CAN DO THAN TO HELP EDUCATE CHILDREN... THAT

IS A BASIC ELEMENT OF LIFE... AND IT IS SO EASY TO DO.

L AU R I E D U B OW, B S ’53

DuBow Family Foundation Scholars, beneficiaries of a Pharmacy education fund created by Lawrence “Laurie” DuBow and his late wife, Linda. “ I AM GRATEFUL FOR RECEIVING THE DUBOW FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP DURING MY FIRST YEAR IN PHARMACY SCHOOL. THE DUBOW FAMILY'S GENEROSITY NOT ONLY HELPED MY FAMILY

AND I FINANCIALLY BUT WAS ALSO A SOURCE OF MOTIVATION IN MY STUDIES. KNOWING THAT THE DUBOW FAMILY BELIEVED IN MY POTENTIAL HELPED PUSH ME THROUGH THAT FIRST SEMESTER,

AND FOR THAT I AM BEYOND GRATEFUL.

J E S S I C A K U L AW I A K D O C TO R AT E O F PH A R M ACY C A N D I DAT E , C L A S S O F 2021

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EDUCATION BY ALLOWING ME TO FOCUS ON BEING SUCCESSFUL IN THE CLASSROOM, INCREASING INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP IN PHARMACY ORGANIZATIONS, AND BEING ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNIT Y. I AM GRATEFUL TO HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNIT Y TO MEET THE DUBOW FAMILY

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Dr. Suzanne Soliman is Finding Balance, Creating Networks

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Suzanne Soliman, PharmD ’04, has had a prosperous career — she completed a residency; served as a faculty member at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy; worked for Abbott as a Medical Science Liasion; served as Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs at UIC College of Pharmacy; and is now the Chief Academic Officer for the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA). Yet, despite all of her success, Suzanne was having a hard time juggling her career and motherhood. So she reached out to a few of her colleagues, former classmates, and friends in pharmacy and realized the critical need for a support network for pharmacist moms. So Suzanne put her frustrations to work. In 2017, she created the Pharmacist Moms Group on Facebook. It provides resources, support, and understanding to fellow pharmacist moms. Within a month of starting the group, it grew to 1,000 members. Today, the group has reached almost 30,000 members from all over the United States and abroad. “It’s a niche that didn’t previously exist,” Dr. Soliman says, “which is surprising due to the large number of women in the profession.” Women currently comprise 55% of the pharmacist workforce in the United States, and that number is expected to grow. Dr. Soliman also created Women Pharmacist Day, which had its inaugural year in 2018. The day was created to “celebrate the significant gains that women have made in pursuing careers in pharmacy, honor the trailblazers who have made such progress possible, and

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recognize the important contributions that women pharmacists make, every day, to deliver quality care to patients nationwide.” October 12th was chosen as the annual Women Pharmacist Day because, not only is October American Pharmacist Month, but the 12th day of the month was chosen in honor of the first female pharmacist in the United States, Elizabeth Gooking Greenleaf, who had 12 children — a pharmacist mom pioneer.

“Just because I miss a game or I miss a meeting doesn’t mean I’m a bad mom or a bad pharmacist. It’s all about balance.” The group is also taking the next steps and developing the Pharmacist Moms Coalition, an advocacy alliance for pharmacist moms. “We are reaching out to retail pharmacy chains and advocating for women’s issues,” said Dr. Soliman. “It’s hard for women who are pregnant and are working 16-hour shifts to be on their feet for so long. This is something that nobody talks about.” So what advice would Dr. Soliman offer to pharmacy moms? “Just because I miss a game or I miss a meeting doesn’t mean I’m a bad mom or a bad pharmacist. It’s all about balance.” Interested in becoming a Pharmacist Mom? Join at: go.uic.edu/ pharmacistmoms.


ALUMNI PROFILE

Dr. Rohit Moghe Pushes Pharmacy’s Boundaries in Philadelphia

“I’m not a person who wants to conform to norms and standards. I want to be a person who transforms those norms and standards,” said Dr. Moghe, an advanced practice pharmacist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. “That’s what drives me in every single aspect of my pharmacy practice and how I try to push the boundaries.” At Thomas Jefferson, in his native Philadelphia, Moghe works as a pharmacist and diabetes-care provider, as well as an education specialist focusing on chronic disease management in adults and geriatrics. In that role he educates patients on their medication — but even more importantly, he said, on lifestyle management, including diet and stress. Meanwhile, Moghe continues working to bring to Philadelphia the sort of progressive pharmacy approach he encountered at UIC. “All the preceptors I had … really modeled for me how important it is for us as pharmacists to be engaged in the whole spectrum of patient care,” Moghe said. “And that modeling I took back with me to Philadelphia.” Moghe has put that perspective to use in working on health care policy at his institutions and in advocating for pharmacists’ expanded roles. His training

“I have to give hats off to [Drs.] Nancy [Lasack] Shapiro and Edith Nutescu. They were my preceptors back then, really great role models," he said. “I got to work independently, with excellent preceptor support, in seeing patients face to face and having an impact on their pharmacotherapy.”

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at UIC prodded him toward that approach by providing innovative, experiential education — experiences that led him to pursue ambulatory care, he said.

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To expand on that educational foundation, and his leadership capabilities, Moghe added a Master’s Degree in Public Health, from Thomas Jefferson, in 2010. Today, he uses that public health perspective in every patient interaction, as well as when working to improve health via population-health approaches. His broad educational background also aids Moghe in one of his favorite duties: training Philly’s next generation of pharmacists. Moghe has precepted some 450 students, trains residents and now educates his health care colleagues via an interprofessional training program. “Being able to do that is by far one of my proudest accomplishments,” he said.

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KUDOS Former Faculty member Ahnal Purohit, PhD, was the recipient of the PM360 Trailblazer Vanguard Award. Dr. Purohit received this prestigious recognition during a gala ceremony at Gotham Hall in New York City on October 10. The PM360 Trailblazer Vanguard Award salutes an industry pioneer who establishes a first-of-itskind strategy, product, service, or technology. It’s a well-deserved tribute, given that Dr. Purohit has been boldly navigating in all four areas—and beyond—for decades to bring industry- and societychanging innovations to healthcare.

Michael Arieli, BS ’80, recently finished a chapter in a new book to be published by Oxford Press on lone actor terrorism. The chapter deals with psychoactive substances, mental illness and terror. Sarah Banday, PharmD ’18, started a new position as Clinical Staff Pharmacist, registry at Advocate Aurora Health. Jerry Bauman, BS ’76, PharmD, has been selected to receive the 2020 Alumni Achievement Award from his other alma mater, the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC). Skylar Carlson, PhD ’15, started a new position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific. Heather Chapman, PharmD ’19, started a new position as Pharmacist at Walgreens. Caitlin Christian, PharmD ’19, started a new position as a pharmacist at Walgreens. Carolyn Dewart, PharmD ’15, is the chair of the Young Pharmacists Group (YPG) of International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and recently spoke at the FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences that took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Kristina Falk, PharmD ’17, started a new position as Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Ambulatory Care at UChicago Medicine. Rachael Freeman, PharmD ’17, started a new position as Clinical Pharmacist and Drug Information Specialist at University of Utah Health. Kate Harrigan-Zhang, MS ’19, started a new position as a Health Economist at RTI Health Solutions in Research in Triangle Park, North Carolina. Sunny Hirpara, PharmD ’13, started a new position as Senior Clinical Advisor at CVS Health.

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Nicole Heun, PharmD ’19, was recognized by Walgreens (Florida/ Georgia Region) for doing the most MTMs in Region 28. David H. Kim, PharmD ’14, was promoted to Pharmacy Manager at CVS Health.

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Pratik Shah, PharmD ’14, was promoted to Clinical Specialty Pharmacy Supervisor at CVS Specialty.

Eva Kozlowski, BS ’84, started a new position as Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at Advocate Aurora Health - Libertyville.

Anastasia Shishkoff, PharmD ’18, started a new position as Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Specialty Oncology at Rush University Medical Center.

Michelle Lee, PharmD ’17, started a new job as Clinical Pharmacist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Hasan Siddiqui, PharmD ’17, started a new position as Product Manager, Rheumatology with Novartis.

Caitlin (Davies) Mitsch, PharmD ’13, started a new position as Pharmacist – Clinical Development at CVS Health.

Jennifer Splawski, PharmD ’10, started a new position as Clinical Coordinator at MacNeal Hospital.

Chris Oh, PharmD ’19, and current Rutgers Fellow visited the College on September 26 to speak to students about the Rutgers Fellowship program. This information session was co-sponsored by student organizations AMCP and IPhO. Elmor Pineda, PharmD ’17, started a new position as Associate Health Economist, U.S. Medical Affairs, Evidence for Access at Genentech. Leo Pratt, PharmD ’17, started a new position as Medical Science Liaison, Neurological Rare Disease at NS Pharma Inc. Patrick Prunty, PharmD ’18, started a new position as Scientific Associate at Precision for Value.

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Neil Schultz, PharmD ’13, was promoted to Director, Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research at Astellas Pharma.

Karina Szymulanska-Ramamurthy, PhD ’15, started a new position of Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the UIC College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Hardik Thakkar, PharmD ’17, started a new position as Pharmacy Manager at CVS Health. Jim Ternig, PharmD ’19, started a new position as Hospital Pharmacist at Vista Health System. Vladimir Yurukov, PharmD ’18, started a new position as Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences at California Health Sciences University (CHSU).


Dr. Geoffrey A. Cordell, Professor Emeritus at the UIC College of Pharmacy, received the 2019 Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award from the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP). In his acceptance address, he described his early years as a fledgling chemist growing up in London. He discussed how he evolved from earning his Ph.D., through to his ongoing quest to promote natural products and their role in our society. Dr. Cordell was awarded a NATO postdoctoral fellowship and studied with Professor George Büchi at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1972, he was offered a postdoctoral position by Dr. Norman Farnsworth, and he joined the UIC COP’s Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology. Dr. Cordell stressed his gratitude to Dr. Farnsworth for his timely offer which “made him in many ways,” and led to his rising through the ranks to full Professor in 1980. His research interests covered the chemistry,

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Dr. Geoffrey Cordell Receives 2019 Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award biosynthesis and bioactivity of the full-range of plantderived chemotypes. His studies focused on bioactivitydirected isolation which, coupled with dereplication procedures, lead to the discovery of many novel anticancer, fertility-regulating, and antimalarial agents. During his 35-year tenure at UIC, he served in various administrative positions, including Associate Dean in the Graduate College and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research. Dr. Cordell also served as the Head of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy for 11 years, and as Interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy for two years. Since 1983, he has been President of a consulting company, Natural Products, Inc., specializing in advising governments, international agencies, companies, and academic institutions on various aspects of the development of academic research and natural product research programs.

BABIES Ed Cohen, BS ’75, and his wife Lillian became grandparents for the first time. Ed’s son Steven and his wife Teddy welcomed baby boy, Levi William Cohen, on July 4, 2019 at 4:54 p.m. He weighed 8lbs 2.5oz, and was 20¼" long. Wardah Kamal, PharmD ’13, and husband Mohammed Zakiuddin

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welcomed son Rayaan Zakiuddin, on May 23, 2019. He weighed 8lbs and was 21" long. He joins big sister, Inaya, age 2½. Joel Karlinsky, BS ’75, and his wife Andrea became

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grandparents for the first time. Their daughter, Jaime and husband Jeff Puro welcomed a baby boy, Brody Jackson Puro, on June 18, 2019. He weighed 5lbs 13oz. Ashley (McMullen) Kobylinski, PharmD ’11, and husband

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Mark welcomed their second child, daughter Clara Nancy Rose, on October 17, 2018. She joins big sister Amelia, age 3. (not pictured) Brian Leav and Shree Patel, both PharmD ’11, welcomed their first child, daughter Ellora Mei Leav, on September 2. She weighed 6lbs, 14oz and was 19" long.

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Chloe Majkowski, PharmD ’18, got engaged to Tim Boland. Marissa Pasquini, PharmD ’17, got engaged to Kyle Minnie.

Brittany Lee, PharmD ’18, married Andrew Karas on April 6. The newlyweds honeymooned in Greece.

Kamila Sibiga, PharmD ’18, married Eimantas Sluskonis on August 3, 2019.

Joseph Dang, PharmD ’17, married Hien Pham on August 24, 2019. The happy couple will reside in the San Francisco Bay area.

Greg Calip, PharmD ’08, married Brock McInteer on October 3, 2019 in Chicago.

Tommy Chiampas, PharmD ’11, got engaged to Amy Bruno.

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The Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPhA) Annual Conference

Women Pharmacists Day Denise Scarpelli, PharmD ’96, gave the keynote address for the College’s Women Pharmacist Day program titled “A Shining Example of Women in Pharmacy.” Dr. Scarpelli discussed the history of women in pharmacy, and how they have advanced the profession. She also described her own experiences as a woman pharmacist and some of the challenges she and her colleagues faced. Dr. Scarpelli encouraged future pharmacists to advocate for themselves and make sure that they were supporting other women pharmacists.

Mike Minesinger, BS ’85, was awarded the 2019 Bowl of Hygeia Award at The Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPhA) Annual Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois. The Bowl of Hygeia Award recognizes recipients for their dedication in community service. This award is bestowed upon the most deserving candidate in each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the ten Canadian Provinces. Mike Minesinger has been committed to serving the Peoria area and the State of Illinois for over ten years with his two pharmacies in Peoria and Morton. He has provided affordable compounding services to the entire state. In Peoria and Tazewell Counties, he has expanded services and is offering patients affected by pharmacy closure a choice to stay with an independently operated pharmacy. He continues to fight to advance the profession through his advocacy and work with IPhA and NCPA. In addition to his pharmacy related endeavors, he serves the community with his time (volunteering at Blessed Sacrament Church in Morton) and treasure (a generous donor to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a team sponsor for their annual MS Walk).

Images from the Fall Alumni and Student Networking Social, held on October 22 in Schaumburg.

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Thomas Towers, BS ’74, PharmD ’94, passed away on July 7, 2019. Nancy M. Lyon, BS ’54, passed away August 29, 2019. Nancy became one of only four women to graduate from the University of IllinoisChicago in 1954, earning a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. She lived in a dorm her freshman year, and then rode the train from Aurora to college each day for the last three. Nancy became a lifelong member of the fraternity for women pharmacists, Lambda Kappa Sigma. She frequently attended the annual conventions. Nancy worked as a pharmacist in hospitals and sometimes in retail drug stores until 1995.

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy is continually strengthened by the generosity of our dedicated alumni and friends. As you reflect on your own goals, we hope you’ll also consider a deferred gift that will benefit the College after your lifetime. We suggest the following language to include the University of Illinois Foundation for the benefit of the College in your will or living trust: “I give, devise, and bequeath to the University of Illinois Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation (Tax ID 37-6006007) located in the state of Illinois, [dollar amount, percentage, specific asset, or residue to increase educational opportunities for students and to enhance academic excellence at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.” We can also provide you custom language for a beneficiary designation via a retirement plan, whole-life insurance policy, or payable on death (POD)/transferable on death (TOD) account or to further designate your bequest in a way that is meaningful to you. Please contact Director of Gift Planning Jason James Shuba, JD, for more information on how to invest in the future at the UIC College of Pharmacy.

Office of Gift Planning 2525 University Hall, (MC 002) | 601 S. Morgan St. Chicago, IL 60607 312.413.3394 | shuba@uic.edu

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Ask an Alumnus Rolla Sweis, PharmD ’02, MA, BCPS Vice-President of Operations, Administration Advocate Christ Medical Center Dr. Rolla Sweis is currently the Vice President of Operations at Advocate Christ Medical Center. She is responsible for the operations of the medical center and driving growth within all service lines. Before taking that role, Rolla served as the Executive Director of Pharmacy where she oversaw multiple advocate hospitals, specialty pharmacy, and ambulatory pharmacy services. Rolla was the Director of Pharmacy at Christ Medical Center and Children’s HospitalOak Lawn from 2012-2017. At Christ Medical Center, from 2009-2011 Rolla served as the clinical manager and from 2004-2009 Rolla was the ED Clinical Coordinator. Throughout her experience, Rolla set up clinical services in the ED, optimized and expanded clinical services throughout both hospitals, started the ED Pharmacy residency program, led the pharmacy renovation and expansion, and implemented automation in the pharmacy. Many of these initiatives resulted in several million dollars in savings annually. Prior to starting at Christ Medical Center, Sweis started her career as a pharmacist at South Suburban Hospital. Rolla received two ASHP Best Practices Awards for her work in the ED in 2006 and 2008. Dr. Sweis holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership.

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As a Pharmacist, how can I best prepare to adapt to the inevitable changes ahead in the next 20 years?

[Pharmacists] need to remain flexible. Healthcare is constantly changing and we need to be able to take the foundation we gain and be able [to] apply and re-apply it to a variety of situations. There isn’t one way to do things, and what works today may not be relevant tomorrow.

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What excites you about the profession of pharmacy?

Its growth over the years and the ability of pharmacists to be successfully embedded in a variety of areas and disciplines.

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What have you learned from your numerous leadership positions?

The main thing I have learned is that the people involved need to be engaged at the highest level – that is what determines your success.

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How does your pharmacy degree inform your leadership style?

As pharmacists, we are trained to identify/ understand a problem and develop a solution/ care plan. My leadership style is dependent on building relationships, and being understanding is key, and an important skillset.

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What words of wisdom would you share with current students? Always be open. Don’t think you know exactly what your career will be like [from the onset]. What does it mean to you to be an alumnus of the UIC College of Pharmacy?

Staying connected and engaged. Its key to be able to continue to serve the college, whether as a preceptor, mentoring, being involved, giving back financially to help others, etc.

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What motivates you to support the College?

[I am] very proud of the education I received and lucky to have had great professors and mentors. I owe it to the College for helping me get to where I am at today. [It is] not a difficult choice to support what you care about.


A Lifelong Connection TED GLADSON, BS ’59 WITH WIFE JEAN

Ted Gladson’s strong connection and involvement has greatly aided the College for over 50 years. Ted (B.S. ’59) is a proud Kappa Psi member, pharmacist, consultant, and entrepreneur. During his long career, he helped to change the face of community pharmacy and retailing in general. Last spring, Ted and his wife Jean, recently helped to create the college’s Alumni Room. Just recently, the couple established the Ted R. and Jean L. Gladson Family Scholarship. An endowed scholarship that will support our Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity members now and in perpetuity. Through this scholarship, Ted recognizes the impact that the college and Kappa Psi had on his life and noted that “Helping a student is always the right thing to do.”

It only takes a minute to make the gift that lasts a lifetime. giving.pharmacy.uic.edu

Dean Glen Schumock, Ted and Jean Gladson, their niece Kim Bryne, and UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Robert Barish cut the ribbon on our new, first-floor conference space.

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