Daniel Haywood, P3, received a travel award to ASHP. “As my pharmacy schooling has gone on, I have been more inclined to put myself out there, and participate in activities that will not only allow me to meet new people, but will also allow me to showcase my knowledge on a topic I am very passionate about. Going to Midyear allowed me to meet pharmacy professionals from all over the US, see what is going in the pharmacy world in other parts of the country, and the ability to enjoy the company of people that share the same interest and passions that I do.”
ASCP News: ASCP members created chocolate roses for a Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, a local organization promoting social, mental, and physical well-being to seniors. This year ASCP and MuPhSa partnered up to create 50 - 70 chocolate roses.
Marilyn Gaske, P3, received the Good
Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award. Marilyn was selected in recognition of her innovative efforts and unique ability to engage her classmates at the UIC College of Pharmacy in policy advocacy. Gaske founded the Student Pharmacist Advocacy Coalition (SPAC) through which she has united nine student and professional pharmacist organizations in the name of advocacy. SPAC hosts advocacy training, voter registration initiatives, and debates on controversial issues such as provider status and residency training. As policy vice president of UIC’s APhA-ASP chapter, Gaske coordinated students in a letter writing campaign in support of HB509 to grant pharmacists authority to prescribe birth control. Gaske utilizes health fairs as an opportunity to educate the public about policy and survey them on their perceptions of pharmacists as providers. She serves as a liaison between her ASP chapter and IPhA, where she is a member of the board of directors and House of Delegates.
AIPhA Volunteers at IAMACF Clinic: AIPhA volunteered at the Indian American Medical Association Charitable Foundation (IAMACF ) on January 28, 2017. IAMACF provides free primary care services to the uninsured and underserved population through the NLVS foundation. AIPhA Cultural Show: AIPhA hosted its annual Cultural Show this year on Friday, April 21st. This show is put on by the students. The show featured Polish dancers, Arab dancers, student musicians, K-Pop performance and the most anticipated AIPhA dance. AIPhA raised incredible amounts of donations and awareness of the Alzheimer’s Association as this is the main initiative for the show. It was a packed house. ASCP Diabetes Expo: APhA and SNPhA conducted blood glucose screenings at the annual ADA Diabetes EXPO at McCormick Place.
SNPhA Banquet On April 8, the UIC Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) Chapter hosted the 23rd Annual P4 Graduation Banquet. The theme for this year’s event was “Prescription for Success: People, Purpose, Passion.” Dr. Nicole Avant, UIC College of Pharmacy graduate (Class 2012), delivered the keynote speech. She encouraged attendees to remain motivated when faced with adversity and to remain true to their character while navigating turbulent waters. At the banquet, SNPhA honored thirteen graduating P4’s: Kali Adorable, Roma Ali, Eldred Bell, Coreliss Blue, Patrice Davis, Ayotunde Fajembola, Selena Ko, Nina Le, Leo Pratt, Nila Sturlin, Diane Takouam, Rene Williams and Jewel Younge. After graduation, seven SNPHA members will go on to pursue residency and fellowship programs. The UIC SNPhA Chapter also presented retiring Dean Jerry Bauman with a parting gift for his dedication and support of the organization over past years.
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