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College Observes Pharmacy Month

The College of Pharmacy will join pharmacists from throughout the country in observing October as Pharmacy Month.

"Know your medicine: know your pharmacist" is the national theme for the month.

Mary Beth Karr and Brady Kelso, both P2 (second year) pharmacy students, are coordinating the college observation that includes programs and events planned by many of the college's student organizations.  Pharmacy month activities at UT include:

Wednesday, Oct. 12 (noon) PHR 2.108 – Kim Roberson, director of professional affairs for the Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA), sponsored by Phi Lambda Sigma and Rho Chi. Leadership Series Panel.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, (noon) Pharmacy Courtyard – Dean M. Lynn Crismon joined by associate and assistant deans will treat the college community to a free ice cream social.

Monday, Oct. 17, (noon) PHR 3.106 – Michael Wright, TPA senior director of public affairs, sponsored by Phi Delta Chi and the National Community Pharmacists Association. He will discuss results of the latest Texas Legislative Session, how students can get involved once they graduate, and the importance of becoming a part of professional organizations to preserve the profession.

Tuesday, Oct. 18 (12:30 p.m.) PHR 2.108 – Dr. Andy Ruiz sponsored by Kappa Epsilon and the Mexican American Association of Pharmacy Students. He will discuss bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Thursday, Oct. 20 (12:30 p.m.) PHR 3.106 – Mark Angeles, Medical Information/Medical Science Liaison at Bristol-Myers Squibb in New Jersey, sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists and Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International.  Angeles will discuss his responsibilities as a fellow of the drug information program.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 (1 to 6 pm) Project Collaborate, Jester Hall –  Free health screenings for students, faculty and staff.

Thursday, Oct. 27 (12:30 p.m.) PHR 2.108 – Educator's Panel including Senior Associate Dean Pat Davis, Dr. Robert O. Williams III, P4 student Tira Meyers and others.

Last Reviewed: October 10, 2011

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