04 APRIL 2014
E-NEWSLETTER OF THE NATIONALLY RANKED UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
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Preceptor Forum to feature Dr. Cynthia Boyle The Experiential Education program hosts an annual preceptor forum and luncheon for PharmD preceptors to provide current information and continuing education credits for practicing pharmacists. This year’s event, to be held on April 10, will feature Cynthia Boyle, PharmD, FAPhA. Dr. Boyle is a professor and chair of pharmacy practice at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She is also president-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The experiential program is pleased to welcome Dr. Boyle’s perspectives on pharmacy practice and education. Dr. Boyle will discuss preparing student pharmacists to become practitioners in her seminar entitled Practice-Ready, Team-Ready. Preceptors can register online for the event.
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Dr. Julie Murphy discusses a poster with students at the SCCP Student Research Symposium in March 2014
SCCP Student Research Symposium The Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) at The University of Toledo is the student chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), a national professional and scientific society that provides leadership,
education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice and research. SCCP, which was officially recognized by ACCP in fall 2013, is one of 26 student chapters in the country. Students in SCCP have been very active in promoting clinical pharmacy and expanding awareness among the student population. The organization hosts Lunch-n-Learn sessions, during which seminars about current topics in clinical pharmacy such as obesity and the new American Heart Association lipid guidelines are discussed. In March 2014, SCCP hosted its first annual Student Research Symposium in The Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center, drawing students, faculty members and
members of the community to student presentations about their research in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. Students presented scientific posters or delivered a platform presentation about their research during the four-hour event. The students who participated are interested in clinical research, and their experience in SCCP will prepare them for residency training after earning the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Clinical Associate Professor Julie Murphy, PharmD „01, is the adviser for SCCP. “It was exciting to hear about the research conducted by our 11 participating student researchers,” Dr. Murphy said. “Students in attendance who were not presenting research heard ideas about how to get involved in research within our college. SCCP looks forward to expanding the event next year.”
American Pharmacy Associationâ€”Academy of Student Pharmacists hosted a Student vs. Faculty basketball game to raise funds for Miracle League of Northwest Ohio, a local charity that provides opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to play baseball, regardless of their abilities. The organization plans to make the basketball fundraiser an annual event. The game drew quite a crowd, and the competition was friendly but fierce. Photo provided by Zach Henz.
s i h T e Pictur The Health Science Campus deans held a farewell dinner for Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, chancellor and executive vice president of biosciences and health affairs and executive dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, before he departed for his new role as chancellor for the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Faculty, staff and students had a great time at the Chill at the Grill event hosted by Student National Pharmaceutical Association.
Dr. Robert Schlembach enjoyed looking through documents at Dave and Tina Flormanâ€™s model pharmacy in Cleveland. Dave graduated from UT in 1959.
The POWER of Girls
This spring semester, Lambda Kappa Sigma pharmacy sorority organized a First Aid badge event for local Girl Scouts. Members of the sorority, along with medical students, a nursing student, a Perrysburg firefighter, and a UTMC pharmacist, provided learning modules for the Scouts. Sixty-five girls in fourth through eighth grades attended. Sarah Breen, a senior cosmetic science student and member of LKS, was instrumental in starting this outreach project last year. She believes this event is important for the girls for multiple reasons. “It gives us a chance to teach younger girls about safety. More importantly though, it gives younger girls the opportunity to meet women from different career paths,” said Breen. “We worked very hard to have as many women as possible involved in all aspects of the event.”
Girl Scouts earned their First Aid badges in a multidisciplinary event organized by Lambda Kappa Sigma pharmacy sorority.
For the girls, seeing women in various career fields, especially those involving science, may eventually have an impact on the presence of women in these fields. Thus, the event is aligned with the Girl Scout mission to empower girls and prepare them to contribute to society. The UT chapter of Lambda Kappa Sigma was recognized for this outreach project last year at the organization‟s national convention. They plan to host the First Aid badge event annually. The phrase “the power of girls” is taken from the Girl Scouts‟ national website.
DIVERSITY in Practice By Dr. Monica Holiday-Goodman
This past fall semester I had the privilege of participating in the University‟s Diversity Certificate program. Although I have taught diversity-related concepts such as cultural competence and health disparities for several years now, this experience proved that I still have so much to learn.
Dr. Holiday Goodman with her cohort in the Diversity Certificate program.
Diversity is a broad and comprehensive concept that touches all aspects of life. Although many associate diversity exclusively with race and ethnicity, it also encompasses religion, abilities, age, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status among many other things. I particularly enjoyed learning about the social of psychology of diversity,
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opening my eyes to the issue of micro-aggressions in interpersonal communications. Learning about diversity in religious beliefs was also a favorite topic of mine. Earning the certificate has not only helped me personally to interact more effectively with those around me, but it has also enhanced my performance within the classroom, as I have begun to incorporate many of the lessons learned in my course content. As chair of CPPS Human Diversity Committee, the program has also given me great ideas for diversity training sessions within the College. I strongly encourage everyone to participate in some aspect of the program. Whether you attend an individual session or attend the requisite number to earn the certificate, I guarantee that you will benefit from the experience. Learn more about the Culture Building Institute Diversity Certificate.
Upcoming Events COSMETIC PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY Dennis Young, Michigan State University 10 to 10:50 a.m. on April 4, 2014 Field House 1030 (Main Campus) COMMUNITYCARE CLINIC 5K RUN/3K WALK Health Science Campus 9 a.m. on April 5, 2014 Register online or at the event TAP COMEDY NIGHT with FINESSE MITCHELL 7 p.m. on April 6, 2014 Funny Bone Comedy Club Levis Commons Event flyer PRECEPTOR FORUM and LUNCHEON 9 a.m. on April 10, 2014, Student Union Register online COSMETIC SCIENCE SEMINARS April 14-18 Learn More
SPRING COMMENCEMENT 2 p.m. on May 4, 2014, Savage Arena TOLEDO HEART WALK 8 a.m. on May 30, 2014 Join or support the collegeâ€™s team PHARMACY GOLF OUTING Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Bedford Hills Golf Club Register online CD3 SYMPOSIUM June 22, 2014 MID-ATLANTIC GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM June 22-24, 2014 Symposium website