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October 2010

Happy American Pharmacists Month! The College of Pharmacy celebrated American Pharmacists’ Month with seminars, patient care clinics and educational activities for student organizations, along with a huge calendar of events that engaged students in their future professions and recognized their accomplishments. Hopefully, your month has been just as exciting and productive!

Preceptors of the Year The College of Pharmacy selected its Preceptors of the Year for the BSPS and PharmD programs. The BSPS Preceptor of the Year award was presented to Dr. L. M. Viranga Tillekeratne at the college’s annual Convocation on October 28, 2010. Dr. Tillekeratne, an associate professor of medicinal and biological chemistry, has mentored BSPS students in his laboratory during each semester for the last four years. He has supervised BSPS students on their honors projects, and has been a staunch supporter of the program by writing grants to obtain remuneration for BSPS students in his lab as well. The PharmD Preceptor of the Year award was presented to Dr. Valerie Householder , PharmD ‘03, who is a pharmacist at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Dr. Householder was featured in an article in UT News for receiving this honor. Read more

Your Best Shot Pharmacy students participated in this year’s local flu vaccination efforts in a very big way. Collaborating on several flu shot clinics with Wal-Mart and Lucas County Health Department and under the supervision of faculty pharmacists, P3 and P4 students vaccinated members of the Toledo community. Students also provided vaccinations at UT’s annual Halloween wellness fair, Well-oWeen. Supervised by Dr. Kim Schmude, students provided vaccinations alongside medical students. Earlier in the month, UT pharmacy students administered 271 vaccinations at the Lucas County Health Fair.


Upcoming Events Toledo Academy of Pharmacy Fundraiser at Max & Erma’s Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Toledo Academy of Pharmacy is hosting a FUNdraiser at Max & Erma's restaurant, located at 7050 Central Ave., Sylvania, OH. Print the coupon and bring it in to Max & Erma's. 20% of your purchase price will be donated to Toledo Academy of Pharmacy, which uses the funds for scholarships for UT pharmacy students. Casino Night Saturday, November 13, 2010 The Toledo Academy of Pharmacy (TAP) presents its annual Casino Night to raise funds for scholarships for UT Pharmacy students. Tickets are $40 each or two for $60. Casino chips have NO cash value but increase your chance of winning prizes. To purchase tickets, call: Monica Patek 419-509-1662 or Jenny Zenz 419-283-1736 College of Pharmacy Alumni at Toledo Walleye Hockey, Toledo v. Greenville Saturday, February 26, 2011

Super Simple Alumni Award Nominations The College of Pharmacy Alumni Affiliate has simplified and shortened the nomination form so that it can be completed in less than one minute online! If you know alumni who deserve recognition, simply submit their names and indicate the award for which you are nominating them. Nominate someone now!

A Strong Finish for the Campaign The Future of Pharmacy Campaign will officially end on December 31, 2010. The legacy being established by the campaign is one of not only generosity, but also of forward movement. The campaign’s four funds—for equipment, scholarships, and endowed faculty—are already helping the college to sustain its excellent programs and offerings in this economically tough time. Donors who make a gift of $2010 or more will receive a 10x12” artistic montage of the College of Pharmacy’s past and current locations. New Mortar & Pestle Society members will receive a 20x22”montage with a piece of Lannon stone, as seen on the façade of Wolfe Hall, and glass, as seen on the façade of the new pharmacy facility. In order to receive the montage, gifts must be made by December 31, 2010. For more information about the Future of Pharmacy Campaign, visit www.utoledo.edu/pharmacy/future. For information about the benefits of joining Mortar & Pestle Society, visit the giving webpage.

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October 2010 Extracts & Graduates