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Extracts + Graduates The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy Magazine for Alumni and Friends

I N S I D E Student to Scientist


From the Development Director 4 Faculty Notes


Student Features


Alumni Capsules


The Heart of the Matter Pharmacy Bowl Champions, Page 9.

College continues Future of Pharmacy campaign, Page 4.

For patients in the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at The University of Toledo Medical Center, the support and care of a multidisciplinary team provide them with the tools they need to move forward into a healthier future. The program, open to patients who have suffered cardiac events or heart problems, helps patients to get fit and improve their overall health. In fact, according to the American Heart Journal article entitled “Clinical Evidence for a Health Benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation,” patients participating in such programs experience “a 25-30 percent reduction in total and cardiovascular mortality” compared to patients who do not participate in cardiac rehab. Patients who enroll in the 12-week program at UTMC work with a team that includes a physician, nurses, exercise physiologists, a dietician and a pharmacist who educate them on various aspects of their disease

states. The medical professionals use education as a means to better health. Katie Roberts, a nurse in the Cardiac Rehabilitation program, says “It’s important for us, as professionals, to continually be in touch with patients and help them to understand what’s going on with their health.” During the Cardiac Rehab program’s clinic hours, the Morse Center is buzzing with activity. Patients begin each session by having their vitals taken and recorded by the staff; weight, blood pressure, blood glucose levels and heart rate are markers of patients’ progress during the program. Patients spend an hour exercising while wearing a heart monitor to help them stay within their target heart rate ranges. The Cardiac Rehab staff tailors an individual program for each patient, taking into account their physical abilities and risk factors. Following exercise, patients attend continued on page 5

From the Alumni Affiliate President

2010 Board of Directors President: Dr. John Clark, ‘00 Vice President: Joel Levitan, ‘69 Secretary: Dr. Jayne Gibbs-Peseckis, ‘00 Treasurer: Dr. Meghan Fox, ‘09

Dear fellow alumni, The hope of Spring has come to northwest Ohio, with some warmer days on the way. At the College of Pharmacy, students, faculty, staff, and alumni alike are preparing themselves for a new chapter in the life of the college. Movement is evident on the College of Pharmacy building on the Health Sciences Campus. Work has begun on the building and excitement is in the air. Our College of Pharmacy Alumni Affiliate is alive with energy and there are plenty of ways to be involved. Your Pharmacy Alumni Affiliate Board of Directors has been considering what great events have gone on this year and planning for next year. We hope that you are a member of the affiliate, attend our events, and consider becoming involved on the Board of Directors in the future. At Homecoming 2009 we had the opportunity to honor our alumni and gather together. Nathan Lypsic was our Distinguished Alumnus; Jamie Kalus was honored as our Young Alumnus of the Year; and Donna Haar was recognized for Outstanding Service to the Pharmacy Alumni Affiliate. We honored our distinguished guests with a luncheon at Libbey Hall. Also this year, we have participated in two Toledo Walleye Hockey games, an Imagination Station outing downtown, ice skating, and a pharmacy law CE presentation. We look forward to having you as a part of our affiliate and seeing you at the events next year. There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of The University of Toledo. See you soon!! Sincerely,

John C. Clark, ‘00 College of Pharmacy Alumni Affiliate President

Three-Year Term: Neda Archie, ‘08 Lucas Blazejewski, ‘09 Steve Meyer, ‘76, ‘88 Jeff Muszynski, ‘78 Dave Waller, ‘78 Two-Year Term: Jayne Gibbs-Peseckis, ‘00 Joel Levitan, ‘69 One-Year Term: Dr. John Clark, ‘00 Dr. Meghan Fox, ‘07, ‘09 Dr. Laura Manzey, ‘93 Ex Officio Members: Dr. Johnnie L. Early, II Dean, College of Pharmacy Philip Miller, ’71, ‘88 Past President Dr. Robert J. Schlembach, ‘49 UTCPAA Historian Jeff Barton, BBA ‘98 Director, Pharmacy Development Dan Saevig Associate VP, Alumni Relations Charisse Montgomery College Communicator & Scientific Editor Donna Haar UTCP Liaison Tan Carlin, Student Council President Student Representative

How to Reach Us The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, MS 608 2801 West Bancroft Street Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390 Alumni Office: 419.530.1934 Fax: 419.530.1907 Dean’s office: 419.530.1997 Student Affairs Office: 419.530.1904 Development Office: 419.530.5320 Email: Internet: Office of University Alumni Relations Local Phone: 419.530.ALUM (2586) Toll Free: 800.235.6766 Fax: 419.530.4994 Email:

From Student to Scientist Matt Miller, BSPS ’00, admits that when he became part of the College of Pharmacy’s first class of BS in Pharmaceutical Science (BSPS) students, he wasn’t sure what his next steps would be. The BSPS program, in its fledgling years, felt to him like an exclusion from PharmD rather than another lucrative educational option. According to Matt, he and his classmates were unaware of where they could go with a BSPS degree. Matt trudged through his pharmaceutical science classes feeling quite sure that he would never need to use the information he was learning, particularly in toxicokinetics. But it seems that fate has a sense of humor. After his graduation, Matt joined Wil Research Group in Ashland, Ohio, working as an inhalation biologist. His job consisted of studying medications and toxicity, and managing studies involving animals and workplace toxicity. This job allowed him to learn about the delivery of medications, from determining appropriate particle sizes for inhaled medications to developing methods for analyzing concentrations of chemicals in the air. The work was interesting but hard. While this was not his dream job, Matt says it gave him the experience that opened the doors to Big PHARMA. After just a year at Wil Research, he received a call from Dr. Christine Hinko that would change his life. Dr. Hinko, associate professor of pharmacology, had recently spoken with a graduate of UT’s master’s program who said her employer, Procter & Gamble, needed a specialist in pharmacokinetics. Dr. Hinko remembered Matt from a class he had taken with her years earlier and encouraged him to apply. The rest, as they say, is history. Until recently, Matt worked for Pfizer, where he started as a toxicokinetic study manager in charge of getting medications from the animal study phase to human studies. He made daily use of all that class material he once thought was irrelevant. What Matt enjoyed most about working for a major pharmaceutical company was his role in affecting people’s lives by getting life-saving treatments to the public. “I wouldn’t be alive if not for certain medications. If you’ve had to trust your life to medications,” he says, “you appreciate them more.”

Richard Montgomery, David Long of Eli Lilly, and Matt Miller, BSPS ’00

Remembering the confusion he felt during his undergraduate years, Matt encourages BSPS students to explore the opportunities in the pharmaceutical science fields. “Besides becoming a pharmacist,” he says, “there are so many more career options for students interested in applying their knowledge of science to the real world. You can do anything with this degree. Once you get a little experience and you know what you want to do, then you’re set.” He urges students to take jobs in the research sector, noting that many companies want employees who have experience with animal handling and report writing. While Matt knows this is not always an easy place to start, the experience allows students to see what other people are researching, and determine their own career paths. “Any research experience at all is a step toward the job you want,” Matt advises. “Get in there and see different areas of research and get good references.” Graduates from the BSPS program have made quite an impact at Pfizer. In fact, a remarkable 17 percent of the promotions in Matt’s division of Pfizer graduated from UT’s BSPS program. He believes this is because “UT is preparing students to come out and go above and beyond

what they’re told to do. They are laying the groundwork for other BSPS students.” Matt’s hope is that the BSPS graduates at Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies will continue to set the pace for discovery and create opportunities for future graduates. He appreciates the connection he maintains with the College of Pharmacy, and he currently mentors two BSPS students. According to Richard Montgomery, assistant director of the BSPS program, “Matt shows a tremendous interest in the progress of our BSPS students and graduates. His awareness of the industry and his involvement with the college are greatly appreciated by the BSPS administrators and students.. Matt Miller recently left his position in the Pharmacokinetics, Dynamics and Metabolism (PDM) division at Pfizer. A new member of the college’s Partnership Board, he is currently returning to school to pursue graduate education in the pharmaceutical sciences and advance his research interests.


Vol 20, No. 1 SPRING 2010 Extracts & Graduates is published twice yearly for alumni and friends of The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy Copyright 2010, The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy; All rights reserved. Editor Charisse Montgomery Contributing Writers Jeff Barton, ‘98 John Clark, PharmD ‘00 Mary Caracci, ‘71 Richard Montgomery Photographers Dan Miller Dean Johnnie Early Charisse Montgomery Jose Trevino Support Staff Donna Haar Cynthia Soncrant Design Stephanie Delo Special Thanks Development Office Office of Marketing & Communications Office of Publications UT Foundation Dean’s Cabinet


Letter from the Development Director Dear UT Pharmacy Family, As we enter into the final year of the Future of Pharmacy campaign, I want to take a moment to introduce myself as the director of development and explain the importance of the support from our alumni and friends. Since joining our college in September, I have had the pleasure of meeting with past graduates, corporate partners and friends in order to gain a greater understanding of our mission and our development needs. What stands out the most to me throughout all these meetings is the tremendous amount of pride there is for UT Pharmacy and the great history of the college. I am very proud to serve and to personally support the oldest college on campus, and assist in moving the program forward into a great future on the Health Science and Main campuses. I recently made a presentation to the College of Pharmacy’s faculty and staff at the annual retreat, during which I outlined the four priorities for this campaign. The Future of Pharmacy campaign is about moving the college forward and making progress with our research, equipment and student aid. I am happy to report that faculty and staff supported the internal campaign by making personal contributions totaling over $130,000. As with any campaign, the case for support must be supported internally as we seek the support of our alumni and friends externally. UT Pharmacy students and alumni remain part of an elite group, due in part to the exclusivity of the program and the rigors of the curriculum. As pharmacists, researchers and pharmaceutical scientists, our alumni are among the most respected medical professionals in the medical field. During this exciting transition period, I urge all of our alumni to become involved. In the coming months, we will host hard-hat tours of our new building, inviting our entire pharmacy family to come and see how we are growing and enhancing the professions of pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. These are ever-changing fields and the support of our alumni is a critical component to our success. For more information on the Future of Pharmacy campaign, the Dean’s Mortar & Pestle Society or other alumni functions, please feel free to contact me, Jeff Barton, director of development, at 419.530.5413 or More information about the campaign can also be found at As a member of the UT Pharmacy family, you are always welcome home, and we look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,

Jeff Barton, ’BBA ’98

The College of Pharmacy has broken ground for the new building under construction on the Health Science Campus. For updates and information, visit

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one of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program’s nine informational sessions. These sessions, conducted by the interdisciplinary team, focus on aspects of wellness that are relevant to cardiac patients, from nutritional and weight loss counseling to smoking cessation. Within the first two weeks of the program, the Cardiac Rehabilitation team often sees changes in their patients. Improved mood, decreased stress and a greater understanding of their disease state are factors that keep patients participating in the program even after the initial 12 weeks have ended. In addition, the sense of community among the staff and patients is evident. Patients ask about their absent peers and check in on one another’s progress regularly. Having a pharmacist participate in the Cardiac Rehabilitation program is a relatively new development, prompted by Dean Johnnie Early’s positive experiences as a patient in the program a few years ago. The pharmacy segment of the program involves patient counseling and education that focuses on adherence to medication regimens. Dr. Amie Smith, pharmacy practice assistant professor, is the pharmacist who currently

Pledge Your Support participates in the program. Dr. Smith counsels patients about the properties of common cardiac medications including aspirin, warfarin and clopidogrel. She discusses the benefits and side effects of each medication, as well as interactions that can occur with other prescription, over-the-counter and herbal remedies. Patients appreciate the opportunity to ask specific questions about their medications, and they are encouraged to keep an open dialog with their physicians and other health care providers. Dr. Dalynn Badenhop, director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at UTMC, says, “The bottom line is that cardiac rehab is as effective as many of the cardiac medications in reducing mortality in this patient population. Physicians should be encouraged to routinely order cardiac rehab for their patients with heart problems.” The Cardiac Rehab patients leave the program feeling healthier, more informed and empowered. They know what questions to ask their health care providers and they have taken a personal stake in their health. UTMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program exemplifies the benefits of collaborative health care, combining the expertise of health care professionals with patient education to increase overall wellness.

The support of our alumni is paramount to the success of our students. Through the generous giving of our alumni and supporters, more than 125 merit and need-based scholarships were awarded last year through our pharmacy endowments, reflecting more than $108,000 in scholarship support for our students. Please consider making a gift to the college or to a specific program or fund. Your support will impact the lives of current and future students at The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy. Please use the form below to make your gift or make your gift online by visiting the UT Foundation’s secure website at Designate my gift to: m New Lab Equipment & Technology Fund m Endowed Lab Equipment & Technology Fund m Pharmacy General Scholarship Fund m _ __________________________________ (fund of your choice)

In the amount of: m$100 m$250 m$500 m$1000 mOther_______ Payment Options: m Enclosed is a check made payable to the UT Foundation Charge my: m Visa m MC m AMX Card # ________________________________ Exp. Date _____ /_____ Signature_______________________________ This is a joint gift: m Yes m No Spouse’s Name_ _________________________

Planning to Pay It Forward By Mary Caracci, ‘71

Matching Gift: Name of Company I have enclosed the matching gift form from my human resources department.

I am grateful to The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy for my education and for the rich career and financial security I have always enjoyed as a pharmacy graduate. Each year, I make my annual contribution to The University of Toledo Foundation during the College of Pharmacy’s annual phone-athon fundraising drive. I realize that one day in the future, I will not be here to write that check for my annual gift. So I thought it important to create an ongoing payback to the College of Pharmacy by including UTCP in my estate planning. In order to have the maximum impact, I made my annual giving “permanent” by making a bequest in my will to UTCP. This has allowed me to have an even greater impact with my ultimate gift, much more so than the amount of any check that I might write today. I think of this bequest as “perpetual annual giving,” an easy way for me to continue my UTCP support long after I am gone.

m I would like additional information on including The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy in my estate plans. For more information regarding giving, contact Jeff Barton, director of development, at 419.530.5413, or via email at Contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law. Return this form to: The University of Toledo Foundation, MS 319 2801 W. Bancroft St. Toledo, Ohio 43606 10MPHEG


The College of Pharmacy and the Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry are currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry. The department offers PhD and MS

degrees in medicinal and biological chemistry as well as a major in the BSPS program. Having awarded 38 PhDs and 37 MS degrees thus far, the department is contributing to research in several areas and starting scholars on the

path to careers in various biomedical fields. The department’s most recent PhD was awarded in December 2009 to Dr. Lindsey Alexander, whose dissertation was entitled “The Role of Inflammation in Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance.”

Lindsey Alexander, PhD ‘09 (far left) is joined by members of the MBC Department after defending her dissertation.

Outstanding Alumni Awards


The Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is the highest honor and distinction The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy Alumni Affiliate bestows on an alumnus/a. This year’s awardee, recognized for outstanding career achievements in the pharmacy or health care field, is Nathan (Nat) Lipsyc.

The Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award is bestowed by the affiliate to an alumnus/a 40 years of age or younger (BSPS, BS, BSP, PharmD, MS, or PhD). The awardee, who has displayed leadership and professional excellence in pharmacy or health care, is James (Jamie) Kalus.

Nat Lipsyc, ‘59, runs Medic Home Health Care, a home medical equipment and supply company based in northeastern Ohio. After graduating from UT in ‘59, Nat joined his friend and fellow UT alum, the late Jerry Zlotnik, in purchasing their first pharmacy. Over the next 30 years, their Medic Drug chain grew to 32 regional stores. After selling the practice to Walgreens in 2006, Nat continues to provide care for Ohioans through Medic Home Health Care. Nat is also a trustee for the Cleveland Sight Center.

Jamie Kalus, PharmD ‘00, currently works as the senior manager of Patient Care Services and the director of the PGY1 Residency Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Kalus, who has had several academic appointments and published numerous papers about pharmaceutical care, is a staple at the annual ASHP Midyear Clinical Meetings and provides expertise to his peers through CE workshops and presentations.

The Distinguished Service Award is bestowed by the affiliate to an alumnus/a or non-alumnus/a for contributions to the growth and success of the College of Pharmacy, and/or the College of Pharmacy Alumni Affiliate or the UT Alumni Association. This recipient will have demonstrated dedication, distinction, innovation, philanthropy and leadership within his/her chosen field. Donna Haar, administrative secretary for the College of Pharmacy, was selected for this award in recognition of the many duties she performs on behalf of the UTCP Alumni Affiliate. A graduate of Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Haar, who has worked for the college for nearly two decades, participates in planning and executing numerous alumni events as well as keeping in contact with alumni and serving as a resource for information. The UTCP Alumni Affiliate board voted unanimously for Haar’s selection for the Distinguished Service Award.

BSPS Makes the Connections By Richard Montgomery

Over the past three years, the college’s Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) program has received increasing support from the health care and pharmaceutical industries. Beginning with the establishment of the Institute for Professional Advancement in the Pharmaceutical Sciences (IPAPS) in 2007, BSPS students have become better prepared for success in the pharmaceutical industry, making them more valuable to potential employers who are seeking their unique skill sets in pharmaceutics, medicinal and biological chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacy administration. The network of internship and employment options for students in all majors has increased significantly, and new partnerships with Kmart, Forensic Laboratories and Caraco Pharmaceuticals have created a pipeline from the student internship to employment in Ohio and Michigan. Richard Montgomery, MEd, who directs IPAPS and is the BSPS program’s assistant director, is responsible for developing and maintaining industry partnerships for the BSPS program. By engaging Amber Hanson, the regional director for the Midwest territory of Kmart pharmacies, the program was able to arrange internships for Pharmacy Administration majors to work on innovative projects. Hanson, the 2008 BSPS Preceptor of the Year, worked with BSPS student who completed a 400hour internship during which they completed strategic projects that were presented to Kmart’s executive team, including the vice president of the Pharmacy Division, at Kmart’s corporate headquarters in Chicago. Sarah Holl, a BSPS graduate, used her internship to create a medication therapy management (MTM) program within Kmart stores. Her plan, first rolled out to a small segment of stores, is now being implemented in Kmart pharmacies nationwide. Sarah’s work is one example of the types of projects many BSPS students are completing each summer in various industries. Participation in such projects has allowed BSPS students to excel in their fields and create solutions within for pharmacists and patients. In addition to pharmacies, forensic laboratories continue to be a wellspring for the BSPS internship program. As seen in television programs like Law and Order or CSI, forensic laboratories across the country need experts like those produced in the pharmacology major of the BSPS program. UT pharmacology/toxicology students have played major roles in forensic laboratories across Ohio and Michigan. Over the

BSPS students with preceptor Amber Hanson (far left) present their research at Kmart Corporation’s international headquarters in Chicago.

last three years, burgeoning partnerships have developed with the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, the Lucas County Coroner’s Office and the Michigan State crime laboratories. These partnerships, a result of the increasing enrollments in the Pharmacology/Toxicology major, are fueled by the growing interest from students pursuing careers in the field of forensic science.

According to Montgomery, “BSPS internship programs do more than just provide valuable work experience for our students. They provide employment opportunities within our region and help to build the pharmaceutical industry in this area. As these companies grow, they are more reliant upon our graduates, who provide value to their companies and a skill that they desperately need.”

Tim Aukerman from the Lucas County Coroner’s Office was recently honored as the 2009 BSPS Preceptor of the Year for his dedication and commitment to training students in this area. According to Mr. Aukerman, “These interns have been instrumental in providing topnotch assistance to the daily operations of the toxicology laboratory and are invaluable as a resource to the staff at the coroner’s office. I am extremely proud of these fine students, as they come well prepared to play a major role in the workplace and in society.”

Dr. Kenneth Alexander, adviser for the BSPS Pharmaceutics major, worked with Mr. Montgomery and Caraco’s senior manager of Human Resources, Ken Mance, to negotiate the terms of the Caraco partnership, which will develop a pipeline for student internships that transition into employment for students. As Ken Mance states, “These students offer a rare set of skills that is difficult for us to find.”

The commitment from the pharmaceutical industry continues to grow, as evidenced by new partnerships with industry leaders. Last fall, the BSPS program formed an advisory board to align the BSPS curriculum with current industry needs. Mr. Montgomery was able to engage Caraco Pharmaceuticals’ Dustin Steedman, who indicated Caraco’s need for graduates with knowledge of pharmaceutics. Their discussions illuminated the mutual benefit of engaging BSPS students in company internships, which has matured into an emerging partnership that places pharmaceutics students in Caraco’s Michigan laboratories.

The growth of the program and the skills of the BSPS graduates have placed the BSPS program in high regard within the industry and higher education. Mr. Montgomery was a panelist in the Ohio Department of Education’s Economy and Education Summit in February 2010. As co-chair of the bioscience session, he was able to highlight the strengths of UT’s BSPS program and provide information about what has made the program so successful. With fewer than two dozen programs like it nationwide, the BSPS program promises to draw talented students to UT and advance the college’s mission within the pharmaceutical science industry.


Faculty Notes Pharmacology professors Dr. Miles Hacker and his co-editors Drs. Kenneth Bachmann and William Messer recently published a new textbook entitled Pharmacology Principles and Practice (Elsevier). Contributors to the textbook include other UT faculty members Drs. Kenneth Alexander, Jim Byers, Paul Erhardt and Jeff Sarver.

Dr. Curtis Black, ‘74, is the 2010 recipient of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Merit Award. The achievement will be recognized at the APhA Convention in Washington, DC, during the Second General Session on Sunday, March 14, 2010. This national award recognizes individual pharmacy practitioners for significant contributions to pharmacy practice. Dr. Black recently completed a year-long sabbatical with the Ohio Pharmacists Association during which he focused on advancing medication therapy management (MTM) programs throughout the state of Ohio.

Dr. Chad Tuckerman and PGY2 resident Dr. Ray Yost recently earned their certifications as Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists.

Dr. Alan Riga, adjunct pharmaceutics faculty member, recently received the prestigious Charles Dudley Medal and Award from ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The Dudley Award honors research that leads to standardization and extends knowledge in a fields of interest to the society and recognizes meritorious contributions to the Society’s publications. Dr. Riga received the award for his work as editor of the ASTM publication “STP 1326, Oxidative Behavior of Materials by Thermal Analytical Techniques,” as well as his work as the co-author of two papers with

Dr. Todd Gundrum, clinical pharmacist and UTCP preceptor, is one of the nine individuals selected to participate in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation’s 2009 Antithrombotic Pharmacotherapy Traineeship Program. This traineeship is supported by an educational grant from sanofi-aventis U.S.

the STP on the statistical development of the standard test methods E1858 and E2009, Oxidation Induction Time (OIT) and Oxidation Onset Temperature (OOT) by Differential Scanning Calorimetry, respectively. His second paper was “Application of the OIT and OOT in the Oxidation of Polyolefins.” Dr. Salah Ahmed, assistant professor of pharmacology, recently had a study about green tea published in the Current Rheumatology Review. Dr. Ahmed studies the therapeutic effects of green tea on arthritis, and his article, “Biological Evidence for the Benefit of Green Tea and EGCG in Arthritis,” was published in the 2009 edition of the journal. Dr. Michael Peeters, clinical associate lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, graduated from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Academy Teaching and Learning Certificate Program in October 2009.

Student Features Steve conducted his research at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital and was mentored by Abbi Smith, PharmD ‘06, Kim Blanco, PharmD ‘06 and Jason Milner, PharmD ’02.


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Alumni Chill Out with

Toledo Walleye Hockey UT alumni were among the first to get a glimpse of the new Lucas County Arena last fall. The College of Pharmacy Alumni Affiliate co-hosted a reception followed by a Toledo Walleye hockey game in Toledo’s newest sports facility. The College of Pharmacy Alumni Affiliate will continue to host new and exciting events in the coming months for alumni, family and friends. Be on the lookout for more information by mail! To join the UT Alumni Association or find out more about upcoming events, visit

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