HSOP Students Schedule Health Fair for Saturday

Pharmacy students counsel patients outside the Walker Building HSOP students will be set up outside the Walker Building on the Thach Concourse, prior to Saturday's game.

September 15, 2017

AUBURN, Alabama – Students form Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP) will hold a free health fair from 12-3 p.m., Saturday, prior to Auburn’s Homecoming football game against Mercer. The health fair will be in front of the Harrison School of Pharmacy’s Walker Building on the Thach Concourse.

The students will offer some basic health screenings, such as blood pressure and blood glucose checks, as well as information and counseling on several health conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, smoking cessation, HIV awareness and immunizations.

“As a student pharmacist, there is nothing more exciting than the potential to help your community,” said Glady’s Tucker Heard, president of the HSOP Student Council. “We are all looking forward to giving back to the Auburn community that has embraced and supported us. We learn so much in the Walker Building and there is nothing more exhilarating than the potential to disseminate that knowledge.”

Student organizations participating in the health fair include the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI), and the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA). APhA will conduct blood glucose screenings and offer education on the signs and symptoms of high or low blood glucose levels. CPFI will conduct blood pressure checks and offer education on the signs and symptoms of high or low blood pressure. SNPhA will offer patient education on diabetes, stroke, HIV awareness, and immunizations.

“As a patient, the healthcare member you have the greatest access to is your pharmacist,” said Heard. “We can provide guidance and recommendations and are only a phone call or visit away. There is no need to set an appointment. We can help if you find yourself having questions regarding your medications, your illnesses, and provide information on the best way to manage it all.”

The health fair will be set up in front of the Walker Building on the Thach Concourse, just across from Petrie Hall. It will begin at 12 p.m. and will conclude just before Auburn’s 3 p.m. kickoff vs. Mercer.

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Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 20 percent of all pharmacy schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the School offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.) while also offering a master’s in pharmaceutical sciences. For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit http://pharmacy.auburn.edu.

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Last Updated: September 15, 2017