10 OCTOBER 2013
E-NEWSLETTER OF THE NATIONALLY RANKED UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
RxeFILL this issue RxPectations improves care P.2
Student takes SNPhA national leadership role
Fast-tracking science students P.3 Honoring Dr. Schlembach P.4 Upcoming Events P.4
The Science of Beauty
Idris Yakubu, a P4 PharmD student, has been actively involved in the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) throughout his time at The University of Toledo. His active involvement in the organization has included leadership on the local level as the public relations chair for the UT chapter. For the 2013-2014 academic year, Idris was selected to serve as SNPhA’s national public relations liaison. “My leadership experiences have challenged and prepared me to serve on (continued on page 2)
The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program introduced a new major, Cosmetic Science, in Fall 2012. One of very few cosmetic science programs in the nation, the new major at UT prepares students to develop, formulate and produce cosmetic and personal care products. The first students to matriculate in the program have completed the program’s requisite internship. The internship experiences of Kayla Banks and Sarah Breen prepared them for success in this rapidly growing industry. Kayla Banks, a P2 Cosmetic Science student, was a Product Safety & Research intern for Limited Brands, Inc. She worked with the company’s Global Product, Safety, Efficacy, and Regulatory Affairs department. As part of the Change Management team, Kayla helped to monitor products changes and updates for Bath & Body Works and Victoria's Secret Beauty products. Kayla felt that the company did a great job integrating her into the company culture. As an intern, she was able to extend her knowledge of the industry by traveling to New York City to visit the company’s
distribution and manufacturing centers. Sarah Breen, also a P2 student, interned Keystone Compounding Pharmacy in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For her internship, Sarah formulated two allnatural body washes for the company. The summer blend body wash she formulated cools the skin, while the winter blend warms the skin. These products are fragrance-free and paraben-free and are scheduled for full production by Keystone, to be sold in Keystone Pharmacy and on Amazon.com. Sarah’s work during her internship has earned her a position with Keystone Compounding Pharmacy as the brand manager for the products she formulated. As brand manager, she will oversee all aspects of the production of these products. Pictured above are (l-r) Sarah Breen, Alison Wery, and Kayla Banks, the college’s first cohort of Cosmetic Science students. Find out more about Cosmetic Science at The University of Toledo.
SNPhA Leadership (continued from page 1) a national level,” said Idris of his new appointment. SNPhA is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy and healthcare related issues as well as the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions. SNPhA executes programs geared toward improving the health, educational, and social environment of the community. Idris will participate in SNPhA's mission for this year to A.C.T. – Advance to Achieve, Collaborate to Connect, Teach to Transform. “I am excited to work with a great team of student leaders to help find innovative ways to A.C.T. My specific goal as the national public relations liaison is to help promote SNPhA and our initiatives both nationally and globally,” said Idris.
The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences celebrates
UT and UTMC Team Up to Improve Patient Care: UTMC RxPectations Program Anita Stonehill-Ridner, PharmD ‘98, Clinical Assistant Professor
In an effort to assist in improving patient care and patient satisfaction at The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC), the UTMC Pharmacy Department and faculty members within the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) Pharmacy Practice department have collaborated to develop a patient education program called RxPectations. The purpose of this program is to educate our patients on their new medications. While counseling the patients, we discuss why they are taking their medications (indication for medication), the potential side effects of those medications, and any questions or concerns they might have about their medications. The information that is provided to patients addresses two of the questions that appear on the patient satisfaction survey. The questions are: Before giving you any new medication, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for? Before giving you any new medication, how often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand? RxPectations is primarily delivered by our student pharmacists who are in their final year of the Pharm.D. Program and are completing their experiential
CPPS faculty member, and several UT student pharmacists. The student pharmacists were instrumental in assisting with the development of this program during the fall of 2010. The pilot began in January 2011 on the unit with the lowest HCAHPS scores on the medicationIn response to the above related questions. questions, a response of RxPectations has been "Always" is considered a continued and has positive answer. The survey expanded to several units results are utilized to throughout the hospital, and determine our patient we have counseled over satisfaction 5000 patients. score or our As a result, we patient-centered HCAHPS have seen (Hospital improvement care in our Consumer in HCAHPS Assessment of scores relating university-quality Healthcare to the Providers and health care medication Systems) questions. environment score. Through There has this program, been a 13% increase in patients we improve patient care responding 'always' to the and patient satisfaction in question that addresses other ways by addressing indication of medication and various issues with patients' a 22% increase for the medication regimens. For question addressing example, students may medication side effects. offer suggestions to This is one way of providing patients in regard to greater patient-centered adherence to their care in our university-quality medication regimens or health care environment. suggestions to address RxPectations highlights a financial worries about successful program that medications. They may also has been developed and interact with other health maintained by the efforts of care professionals to assist The University of Toledo with patients' concerns to faculty and student improve their care and pharmacists working closely experience at UTMC. with the UTMC pharmacy RxPectations started with department to improve discussions between UTMC patient care and patient inpatient and outpatient satisfaction at UTMC. pharmacy managers, a rotations. Pharmacy interns and pharmacy residents help to deliver the education as well. RxPectations is currently overseen by Russ Smith (UTMC Director of Pharmacy) and Anita Stonehill-Ridner (Pharmacy Practice faculty member).
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Emily Butter, Ausha Salee, Miranda Garczynski and Case Kimball with Dean Early
Fast tracking students into the sciences Students from Toledo Early College High School (TECHS) will soon be seen in pharmaceutical sciences courses at UT. TECHS, which has consistently been rated among Ohioâ€™s best high schools and was issued a Bronze Medal by U.S. News and World Report, is a college preparatory high school program that allows students to earn college credits and take courses at UT while they are still in high school. The school serves over 100 students and is located on UTâ€™s Scott Park campus, giving students access to the university community and the activities and events
that enrich college life. The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences signed a partnership agreement with TECHS and Toledo Public Schools. The agreement allows TECHS students, who take college math and science courses during their high school years, to enter the BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences program. Students can choose from the degreeâ€™s five majors: cosmetic science, pharmacy administration, pharmaceutics, pharmacology/toxicology, and medicinal and biological chemistry. Participating students, who
are nominated by the school based on their interest and aptitude in math and the sciences, enter CPPS as college sophomores after graduating from high school. Students also participate in Pharmacy Summer Camp at the end of the sophomore year in high school. The TECHS Fast Track program will reduce tuition costs for students and prepare them for high-demand careers in research. This partnership, which places high school students on track for entry into the undergraduate program, is the first of its type for the college.
UT Pharmacy is Right for Me Pharmacy students recently produced a video to introduce prospective students to pharmacy and to The University of Toledo. The video features current students and recent graduates of the college. The students, who were very enthusiastic about the project, have submitted the video to the Pharmacy is Right for Me project, an initiative from the American Pharmacists Association that teaches middle school and high school students about careers in pharmacy and introduces them to pharmacy schools nationwide.
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UTMC continues to be an integral training site for our student pharmacists in their final year of the PharmD program. During this final year, students complete eight one-month experiential rotations and one longitudinal rotation. UTMC also offers essential training to other students in the professional division of the PharmD program who are completing introductory experiential experiences. In addition to this program, the Pharmacy Practice department has several faculty members who provide services to UTMC in conjunction with the various medical teams at UTMC. Not only do our faculty members train pharmacy residents and students in this setting, they also provide a service to patients and other healthcare professionals by offering education to other students and residents on the team and assisting with patient care. Within the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, there are currently 13 faculty members engaged in direct patient care at UTMC and our outpatient clinics. Our college is just one example of the successful relationships between The University of Toledo and UTMC that not only serve to improve care for our patients, but also provide a vital training site and learning environment for our students and residents.
Honoring Dr. Schlembach Homecoming often brings back memories of the classmates who became friends and the faculty members who offered inspiration and encouragement. Dr. Robert Schlembach ’49, affectionately called Doc, is among the faculty members who continue to support and inspire generations of UT alumni. The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has created a unique opportunity for alumni and friends to acknowledge Dr. Schlembach’s ongoing contributions to the college. In honor of Dr. Schlembach, emeritus faculty member and chair of the college’s current giving campaign, Jerry Wisler BSP ’79, MBA ‘84, has generously contributed $50,000 to the Dean Robert Schlembach scholarship fund. He is enthusiastic about providing financial support for pharmacy students, and he wants other Jerry Wisler UT pharmacy alumni to support pharmacy education in this way. Mr. Wisler stated, “My wife and I are pleased to be making this contribution to such a wonderful cause. The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was an important element of my career in the pharmaceutical industry. I am especially pleased that this scholarship is in Doc’s name, as he was an inspiration to me while I was a student at UTCP, and remains a lifelong friend. I hope that this donation encourages others to “pay it forward” and support both a college and a person who have meant so much to so many.” By donating to either the Dean Robert Schlembach Scholarship or to the Robert Schlembach Alumni Scholarship, alumni can show their appreciation for Doc, who has shown tremendous dedication to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and to the education of our students throughout the years. Doc’s legacy of generosity and involvement has enriched the lives of students and helped to transform the college. As a pharmacy practitioner, he has devoted his career to improving patient care and serving the underserved, and he has a longterm goal of increasing scholarships for pharmacy students at UT. Please consider making a five- to ten-year pledge at an annual giving amount that is comfortable for you to support to one of the scholarships named for Dr. Schlembach. Those who make gifts or pledges of $10K or more will receive special recognition as permanent members of the Schlembach Society, and all gifts are appreciated. Your tax-deductible gift or pledge will honor Doc’s leadership and commitment to pharmacy education at The University of Toledo.
Did your love story begin at UT? We all know The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers an excellent education, but it’s also the place where many people met and fell in love with their spouses. If cupid’s arrow struck you at UT, we would love to hear from you. Tell us about how you met, or share a special memory of how your relationship blossomed at UT. You can even send us a photo of your family! Selected stories will be featured in the February 2014 issue of Refill. Submit your love story to utpharmacyreply @utoledo.edu.
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HOMECOMING 2013 October 4-5, 2013
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FALL 2013 CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSION Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM at The Hotel at UTMC
FALL 2013 CPPS GRADUATION DINNER December 6, 2013
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