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LEADERSHIP in Inter-Professional Student Organizations

February 17, 2014

Our journey into the depths of organizational leadership opportunities via USF College of Pharmacy (COP) takes us now to inter-professional organizations.  Please revisit previous blogs in this series for more information on other organizations (insert links to other blogs here). Though other inter-professional organizations and opportunities exist, the following two organizations embraced our COP more rapidly. COP student leaders in each organization describe the leadership opportunities in these inter-professional organizations:   Building Relationships and Initiatives Dedicated to Gaining Equality (BRIDGE) Clinic – Theresa Trindade The BRIDGE Clinic is a student […]

Office of Graduate Programs

January 30, 2014

The USF College of Pharmacy (COP) is pleased to announce the establishment of its Office of Graduate Programs. COP was established in 2010 to offer the  PharmD program. The vision for Research & Graduate education at COP included developing cutting-edge research in two areas: Nanomedicine and Pharmacogenomics, creating a diverse learning environment for students and faculty and creating advanced learning opportunities using the emerging technologies.  To this end, an Office of Graduate Programs (OGP) was established in 2013 and Dr. Shyam Mohapatra, PhD, MBA, a Distinguished USF Health Professor and […]

Provider Status: Pharmacists

January 26, 2014

By Philip Bonet, Class of 2015 During my summer vacation I took a weeklong trip to our nation’s capital. Standing on the steps of the Capitol and facing the National Mall inspired me to become just a bit more actively involved in our nation’s political events. As a third year pharmacy student one of my concerns is the ability of Florida pharmacists to be recognized as healthcare providers in the eyes of the law. In case you’ve been living under a rock or are otherwise not familiar with the current […]

Pharmacogenomics: Why Pharmacists?

January 11, 2014

By: Nathan Seligson, Class of 2015 Pharmacists have a unique perspective on medication therapies. Commonly referred to as “drug experts”, no other health professional has a deeper, more encompassing understanding of pharmaceuticals. Much like the clinical study of pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics is destined to be implemented by qualified pharmacists1. Pharmacogenomics concerns itself with the effect of genetic differences on the transport, metabolism, and dynamic physiological interactions between our bodies and medications2. These areas of medical science have been mainstays of the pharmaceutical profession. While other healthcare professionals may have the capability […]

LEADERSHIP in USF COP Professional Pharmacy Organizations (Part 2)

November 25, 2013

As we continue to explore leadership opportunities available at the USF College of Pharmacy (COP), please revisit the earlier series posts (LEADERSHIP in the College of Pharmacy and LEADERSHIP in USF COP Professional Pharmacy Organizations Part 1). In part 2, we hear again from the 2013-2014 organization presidents of USF professional pharmacy organizations:   American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) – Steven Guzman AAPS is an organization dedicated to the advancement of medicine by developing science. This organization provides an open forum for the exchange of scientific knowledge and fosters […]

LEADERSHIP in USF COP Professional Pharmacy Organizations (Part 1)

November 18, 2013

This serves as a continuation of our leadership blog series (see previous post). In this episode, we expand on leadership opportunities within various professional pharmacy organizations. The 2013-2014 organization presidents of the first three such organizations formed on the USF campus give their take on leadership development opportunities in each respective organization: American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) – Morgen Jaeger APhA-ASP seeks to be the “collective voice of student pharmacists” and emphasizes student professional growth. Opportunities for leadership positions within APhA-ASP range widely; including local chapter, state, regional, […]

Higi- The new healthcare superstation at Publix

November 4, 2013

Written by: Philip Bonet, Class of 2015 I recently walked into my local Publix grocery store intent on purchasing a few veggies, some fruit, chicken, and a bottle of wine. I was walking near the pharmacy and in the corner of my eye I saw a new machine where the old blood pressure machine used to be located. I’m a bit of tech junky and since I’m also a 3rd year pharmacy student I decided to check it out. The machine has the word “higi” on it and has a […]

LEADERSHIP in the College of Pharmacy

October 29, 2013

Written by: Morgen Jaeger, Class of 2015 Opportunities for leadership within our USF College of Pharmacy (COP) are abound. As one of the pillars of our college, not only is leadership a focus of several in-class lectures, but there are multiple organizations in which you can become involved (many with specific leadership focus), leadership positions within the college and opportunity to create the leadership role(s) that you desire. All USF COP students are members of our governing body, the Student Leadership Council (SLC). SLC president (2011-2013), Mary Munchalfen, describes the […]

Florida Pharmacy Association and NPI Drive

October 21, 2013

By: Kayla Mackanin, PharmD Candidate of 2015 The Florida Pharmacy Association is comprised of various councils and committees that aid the Board of Directors in understanding the issues faced by the pharmacy profession.  Among the 5 standing councils, all of which have USF-COP student representation, is the Professional Affairs Council.  The focus of FPA’s Professional Affairs Council (PAC) is to develop ideas that further pharmacy and to develop the framework and steps to carry out these ideas.  At the Florida Pharmacy Association 2013 Annual Conference held in Orlando this past […]