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College Observes Pharmacy Month

The College of Pharmacy celebrates October as Pharmacy Month with a variety of guest speakers and special events.

On Monday, Oct. 22, three student organizations will combine to host a presentation by recent graduate, Tony Okoro.  The meeting, scheduled for noon in room PHR 3.106 is hosted by the UT chapter of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (UT APhA-APS), Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS), and Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI).

Kim Roberson, director of professional affairs for the Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA), will discuss the status of medication therapy management in a presentation set for Tuesday, Oct. 23 beginning at 12:30 pm in PHR 2.108.  Joe DeSilva, executive director of TPA, is also expected to attend. Phi Delta Chi (PDC), and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) are sponsors of the meeting.

The Mexican American Association of Pharmacy Students (MAAPS) and Kappa Epsilon (KA) will host Dr. Tawny Smith, a clinical pharmacy specialist in psychiatry, in a presentation scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 24.  Dr. Smith is also the director of the PGY1 and PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residencies at Seton Hospital in Austin.  The meeting will be held in PHR 2.108.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Brad Shields, a lobbyist for the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) will speak at a 1:30 pm meeting in PHR 2.108.  The UT Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (UT SSHP) and Rho Chi are host for the session.

A panel of pharmacy educators will be featured in a session slated for 1 pm on Monday, Oct. 29 in PHR 3.106.  Panel members include Dr. Patrick Davis, senior associate dean; Dr. Robert O. Williams III, professor and division head of pharmaceutics; and Dr. Jamie Barner, professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice.

The month-long observation concludes on Wednesday, Oct. 31 as the pharmacy administrative team of Dean Lynn Crismon and the associate and assistant deans host an all-college ice cream social beginning at noon in the second floor lobby of the South Pharmacy Building.

Last Reviewed: October 22, 2012

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