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this issue Fall 2013 Students of the Month

Student Perspectives on Events P.2-3 Basketball Charity Event P.4 Upcoming Events P.4

Matt Buderer, BSP ‘93, Earns National Recognition Professional Compounding Centers of America

Amanda Ashley is the Student of the Month for September 2013. Nominated because of her efforts on the Professional Orientation planning committee, Amanda worked with Pharmacy Student Council president, Hannah Fish, to secure funding for the Catamaran picnic and plan the fashion show. Amanda’s tenacity, professionalism, and creativity contributed to the success of the professional orientation events. Her leadership skills and her willingness to take action are commendable. Kimberly Zitko is the Student of the Month for October 2013.

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Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) has named alumnus Matt Buderer, RPh, of Buderer Drug Company in Perrysburg and Sandusky, Ohio, as its Dr. M. George Webber 2013 Compounding Pharmacist of the Year, an award which is presented annually to an independent pharmacist who has demonstrated service excellence to patients, healthcare providers and pharmacy colleagues. Compounding is the pharmacy method of preparing customized medications to meet each prescriber’s and patient’s unique needs. The late Dr. Webber, for whom the award is named, was a long-time professor with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, and was instrumental in the formation of PCCA in 1981. PCCA President Jim Smith presented the award to Buderer on October 25, 2013, during the company’s International Seminar, held in Sugar Land, Texas. Buderer is a third-generation pharmacist and an innovator in his field. He has pioneered new compounding techniques developed a large formulary, and his grasp of biochemistry and pharmacology has led him to great relationships with prescribers and patients in his community. He has developed a strong relationship

with his local professional baseball, basketball, and football teams, often working directly with their trainers to fix up the players when they need it. Buderer is committed to finding the right medication or formula the patient can take, tolerate and afford. He runs a drug repository program that allows long-term care pharmacies to donate paid for medications to his pharmacy for indigent patients. Buderer has a strong commitment to quality and safety in his pharmacies, and has great relationships with his local legislators on behalf of the pharmacy compounding profession. Buderer’s family – wife, Nancy; father, Jim; mother, Joyce; and sons, Nathan and Andy (oldest son, Bryce, was unable to attend) – surprised him onstage to help celebrate his award. And several friends and pharmacy colleagues, including Tom Marks, RPh; Gary McCrory, RPh, CCN; Peter Ford, BScPharm; Chris Simmons, RPh; John Preckshot, RPh, CCN; and Lizzie Dragon, gave heartfelt and humorous accounts of what Buderer’s friendship and leadership has meant to them.



Bump, Set, Spike! Last fall, Hanin Chouman, a 2016 PharmD candidate and member of National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), implemented her idea of bringing students and faculty together for an enjoyable recreational event: Social in the Sand, a sand volleyball game at the Rec Center (due to rain, the event was held indoors).

Hanin’s objective in organizing this game was to bring together students and faculty members from both campuses. Similar events hosted by SNPhA have allowed facultystudent interactions in a relaxed settingand given pre-professional students a chance to ask questions about anything from the professional division interview to clinical education. As an organization, SNPhA believes these events will motivate pre-professional students to participate in community service with professional division students and faculty, many of whom were very supportive of the event.

Personalized Medicine and Pharmacy By Donald Max Smith, PharmD Candidate, 2015

I attended the 9th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA because we are starting a new student organization at The University of Toledo called the Interdisciplinary Personalized Medicine Education Organization (IPMEO). IPMEO is made up of pharmacy, medical, biomedical engineering, and bioinformatics students at UT. We are working with Personalized Medicine Coalition Student Chapters at The University of Florida and Ohio Northern University. Personalized Medicine Coalition is the primary force behind this conference.


This conference provided a great opportunity to gain a glimpse of many different prisms in the healthcare ecosystem, with a focus on personalized medicine. The conference consisted of keynote speakers and guest panels that included highranking officials of biotech companies, insurance companies, the FDA, and Medicaid along with world renowned researchers. The expertise and variety of perspectives simply cannot be overstated; it was the perfect environment for personalized medicine education. I hope to apply many of concepts I learned this week to IPMEO. A research project I’m leading at UT, under the supervision of Dr. Messer and Dr. Blumer, is in need of a biotech company to provide genotyping. This venue was great for making contact with companies capable of doing this testing. Through my interactions with other audience members, panel participants, and keynote speakers, I found that each person was very impressed with the ambition of UT to start a group like IPMEO.

Record attendance at the Fall Formal Dinner and Dan

The 61st Annual College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Formal Dinner and Danc hard work and dedication of the representatives of Kappa Psi, APhA-ASP and Lambda Kapp Ingman Room (Student Union). Both faculty and students joined in a night of celebration of student accomplishments, thanks to student organization representation and Dr. Christine Hinko. Attendees emjoyed a comical evening from Dr. Vince Mauro’s Pharmacy Game Show (with Dr. Laurie Mauro and Ms. Katie Yates assisting) and Dr. Serres and company’s ‘What Does the Fox Say?’ choreographed dance. With a record attendance from ticket sales, a total of $500 was donated to the Perrysburg Community Clinic.

Sam’s ClubWalmart Fifth Annual Student Leadership Retreat During American Pharmacists Month, forty pharmacy student leaders and seven staff members participated in the annual Student Leadership Retreat at Camp Miakonda, during which they completed a Strengths Finder workshop and team building activities. Students endured the COPE course, which allowed them to use leadership and communication skills to complete physically and mentally demanding challenges. Many students even tried the high-level zip line!


Cosmetic Science majors attended and presented research posters at the Midwest Society of Cosmetic Chemists meeting. Photo by Dr. Gabriela Baki.

Photos by Zachary Henz, Narrative by Matthew Jordan

ce, held on November 16, 2013, proved to be an enchanting night to remember. Through the pa Sigma, a total of 184 students and faculty were in attendance, selling out every seat in the

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Kim was indispensable in establishing the college’s chapter of the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP), drafting bylaws and submitting the application to the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the national parent organization. The UT chapter of SCCP held its first meeting in October with Kim as president. A mentor and a leader, Kim is also a member of the executive boards of American Pharmacists AssociationAcademy of Student Pharmacists and Phi Lambda Sigma. Matthew Jordan is the November 2013 Student of the Month. As the viceregent of Kappa Psi, Matt co-chaired the Fall Formal Dinner, bringing together students and student organizations in a collegial and collaborative manner. The well-attended Fall Formal Dinner hosted the largest group of faculty and staff attendees in recent years. Matt, who is also the historian for Pharmacy Student Council, demonstrates leadership with his positive attitude and constant focus on inclusiveness and professionalism.

Student of the Month nominations are submitted retrospectively for the previous month. Nominations are reviewed and approved by the college’s Academic Performance Committee.

Shoot hoops for a local baseball charity The American Pharmacists Association—Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) is hosting the First Annual Faculty/ Alumni/Staff versus Student Basketball Game on Friday February 7th at 6:30pm and needs interested participants. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and money for Miracle League of Northwest Ohio ( Miracle League of Northwest Ohio has a mission to provide opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities. The hope is to create a fun environment that fosters faculty, staff, and student relationships and benefits an important local charity. If you are interested and available to participate, please use the following link to sign up no later than January 26th. You can play the game, attend, or make a donation to support the event. For those interested in playing, please note that this is a fun, co-ed exhibition match. You need not be in top physical condition to play. There will be four ten-minute running clock quarters. Including announcements, game, and half-time, the event should take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. T-shirts with numbers on them will most likely be provided to each team. Please provide your t-shirt size when you sign up. The rest of the outfit is up to you (shorts, shoes). The teams will warm up before the game. Parking lot info/entrances: TBA For those interested in attending or donating but not playing, the ticket price is $5, and each ticket purchased earns you a free raffle ticket. Children 5 years old and under get in free. If you buy four tickets, the fifth ticket is free. Companies and individual donations are still needed for prize items to raffle. The goal is to raise $1500. If you would like to make a donation for the raffle, please email Kelly at for more information.



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