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Pharmacy Textbook Drive

Two student organizations have joined forces to help fellow pharmacy students half a world away by collecting much-needed textbooks for pharmacy students.

The college chapters of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and Rho Chi, pharmacy's academic honor society, have launched the pharmacy textbooks drive in hopes of meeting a critical need in the School of Pharmacy at the College of Health Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe.  Textbooks that are no more than 10 years old are needed for subjects including pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and other pharmacy disciplines.

The African school is the undergraduate alma mater for two graduates of the UT College of Pharmacy – Paul Gavaza, M.S. '07 and Ph.D. '10, and Star Khoza, Ph.D. '11.  Khoza returned to the university in Zimbabwe upon completing his Ph.D. at UT in pharmacy administration.  He currently teaches both professional and graduate program and conducts research.

In Austin, books may be dropped off in room PHR 2.210 anytime before Jan. 20.  Persons wishing to donate by mail may ship the books to Textbook Drive, Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice Division, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A1900, Austin, Texas 78712-01200. 

The School of Pharmacy at the University of Zimbabwe was established in 1974. It is responsible for training pharmacists in Zimbabwe and other south African countries including Malawi, Zambia, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

Persons with questions concerning the drive or the donation process should contact student organizers Grace Mbagwu at gracembagwu@gmail.com or Natalia Shcherbakova at nshcherbakova@utexas.edu. UT-ISPOR and Rho Chi gratefully appreciate your support of pharmacy education across the globe.

Last Reviewed: December 12, 2011
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