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Cherry Jackson (Pharmacy Practice) was recently appointed to a two-year position on the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Board of Directors as Past President Advisor (PPA).
Emily McCoy Armstrong (Pharmacy Practice) has been elected Secretary of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network.
Panizzi (Pharmacal Sciences) and his research on non-invasive methods to
detect Staphylococcus aureus infection was featured in a recent issue of
International Innovation magazine; view the article here:
Post-doctorate fellow Karim Abdel-Hay (Pharmacal Sciences), Jack DeRuiter (PS), Randall Clark (PS) recently published an article in the Forensic Science Journal, “GC–MS and GC-IRD studies on the six ring regioisomeric dimethoxybenzoylpiperazines (DMBzPs).”
Brent Fox (Pharmacy Care Systems) had his article, “Health Information Technology: Are We Aware and Engaged?” published in a recent issue of American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
William Ravis (PS) is the lead author in the article “Pharmacokinetics and Absorption of Paromomycin and Gentamicin from Topical Creams Used to Treat Cutaneous Leishmaniasis” recently published in the high-impact journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs David Riese is one of several co-authors on a recently published article in the same issue of American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, titled “Team-Based Learning in US Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy.”
Wittayanukorn receives Master’s Thesis Award from Auburn’s Graduate School
Ph.D. student Saranrat Wittayanukorn (Pharmacy Care
Systems) is one of six recipients of the 2013 Auburn University Graduate
School Master’s Thesis Award. Her thesis, entitled “The Evaluation of
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services for Patients with
Cardiovascular Disease,” was selected based on its significant contribution
to the discipline and its methodological and substantive quality. Committee
members include: Salisa Westrick (chair; PCS); Brent Fox (PCS); Kimberly
Garza (PCS), Kimberly Braxton-Lloyd (Pharmacy Health Services); Nedret
Billor (Mathematics and Statistics); and Richard Hansen (PHS).
Sivaraman receives prestigious NCPA Presidential Scholarship
Boopathy Sivaraman (P4) received the Presidential
Scholarship from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
Foundation. Boo will be recognized at the NCPA Foundation Awards Ceremony
Oct. 13 at the NCPA Annual Convention in Orlando.
Kappa Psi chapter named 8th best in nation
HSOP’s Delta Gamma chapter of Kappa Psi pharmaceutical fraternity was
named the 8th best collegiate chapter out of 92 in the nation. Auburn’s
chapter also received an award at Kappa Psi’s 56th Grand Council Convention
for being the Top Chapter in the Gulf Coast Province, which includes all
chapters in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
McGuffey receives prestigious Kappa Psi award, elected to national position
Grant McGuffey (P4) received
the Frank H. Eby award, which is given to one member of Kappa Psi every two
years in recognition of dedication and hard work on behalf of the
pharmaceutical fraternity. It is the greatest honor that Kappa Psi awards to
its members. Grant has also been elected as an executive member of Kappa Psi
and will be serving the next two years in the position of Collegiate
Member-at-Large. This position is the highest position that a collegiate
member holds in Kappa Psi. Grant is the first member in the history of the
Delta Gamma Chapter to hold an executive position at the national
Five students named to national ASHP advisory groups
Five Harrison School of Pharmacy students were appointed to serve on the advisory groups of the American Society of Health Systems (ASHP) Pharmacy Student Forum; the ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum has six advisory groups that provide advice and guidance to the Forum regarding the unique needs of student members and how these needs might be addressed by ASHP. Congratulations to the newly appointed 2013-14 members representing Auburn University:
Mobile students raise more than $2K to benefit Ozanam and American Heart Association
Mobile pharmacy students recently presented Shearie Archer,
executive director for Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy, the proceeds from the
Pharma-Fit “Set Your Pace 5K” race held in April. Students raised more than
$2,000 to benefit Ozanam and the American Heart Association.
150 P1s take ‘Oath of a Pharmacist’ during White Coat Ceremony
One hundred fifty members of the Class of 2017 were inducted
into the Harrison School of Pharmacy during the White Coat Ceremony Aug. 17.
The ceremony marks the transition into the professional program with each
student being formally dressed in their white coat – a symbolic gesture of
the patient care responsibilities each student pharmacist accepts upon
entering the program. Once all students don the coats, they are administered
the Oath of a Pharmacist. About 1,000 family members, friends, and Harrison
School of Pharmacy faculty and staff attended the 15th annual ceremony, held
at Auburn High School.
Harrison School of Pharmacy becomes member of US-Thai Consortium
The Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy has become an official
member of the U.S. – Thai Consortium for the Development of Pharmacy
Education in Thailand. The Consortium currently consists of 16 U.S. colleges
and schools of pharmacy and the pharmaceutical faculties of 18 Thai
universities. Consortium membership facilitates opportunities for
educational and research exchanges for U.S. and Thai faculty members,
graduate students, practitioners, and student pharmacists. Participation in
the Consortium has allowed Auburn to sign memoranda of understanding with
four Thai Universities: Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok), Naresuan
University (Phitsanulok), Prince of Songkla University (Hat Yai), and
Mahasarakham University (Maha Sarakham). As a result, during November and
December 2012, five Auburn student pharmacists completed five-week clinical
experiences in Thailand. An additional 12 students are scheduled for these
experiences during the 2013-14 academic year. Auburn’s work with the
Consortium has been led by Dr. Salisa Westrick, associate professor in the
Department of Pharmacy Care Systems, and by Dr. Paul Jungnickel, associate
dean for academic and student affairs.
Aubie’s visit to AUPCC featured in new video
The “This is Auburn Sustainability” video - featuring Aubie's visit to the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Clinic (AUPCC) - debuted during the Auburn v. Arkansas State game Sept. 7. Watch the video here:
Fowler recently joined the Harrison School of Pharmacy as administrative
manager for the Office of Post Graduate Education. Amanda was born in the
Dothan, Ala., area, but has called Auburn home for almost 15 years. She
completed her bachelor's degree from Auburn in 2004 and a Master’s in Health
Promotion in 2006. She and her husband Michael live in Auburn and have a
son, Fletcher. Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, fishing,
cooking, and supporting Auburn football.
Dr. Ken Fields, ’07, received the 2013 Young Alumni Achievement Award
from the Auburn Alumni Association; the annual award recognizes
extraordinary accomplishments by members of the Auburn family. Dr. Fields
earned his PharmD from the Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2007. After
graduation, he purchased a 25-year-old independent Waynesville, Ohio family
pharmacy and began launching innovative health care programs such as
founding a national pharmacy benefit management company (ApproRX),
establishing a Suboxone clinic for opiate addiction, and establishing Fields
Mini-Medical Clinic with his wife, Katie Vaughan Fields, ’07, who is part of
the mini-medical staff. Dr. Fields was named United States Entrepreneur of
the Year for 2011 by Pharmacy Times Magazine, Parata, and Next Generation
Pharmacist, and was also named a 2010 Outstanding Independent Pharmacist by
Drug Topics. In 2010, Waynesville Pharmacy was named the Most Innovative
Pharmacy in America by Drug Topics magazine.
Brown, Class of ’76, named ASHP Fellow
Deborah A. Brown, ’76, was named a 2013 American Society of
Health-System Pharmacists Fellow under ASHP's Practitioner Recognition
Program. The ASHP Practitioner Recognition Program is intended to recognize
excellence in pharmacy practice and promote public awareness of pharmacists
who have distinguished themselves in practice. Dr. Brown was recognized at
2013 ASHP Summer Meeting in Minneapolis. Dr. Brown received her B.S. in
Pharmacy from the Harrison School of Pharmacy in 1976, a M.S. in Management
from Troy State University in 1995, and her PharmD from Nova Southeastern
University in 2000. She currently serves as market director of pharmacy
(Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas) for Cardinal Health Pharmacy
Solutions. She serves on the ASHP Council on Pharmacy Management, ASHP PAC
Advisory Council, ASHP delegate, and actively participates in the support of
the ASHP Foundation.
Student Organizations Fundraisers
CPFI Fundraiser: T-shirts for sale
Fellowship International (CPFI) is selling t-shirts for $23 (includes cost
of mailing). Shirts are Comfort Colors brand and come in sizes adult S, M,
and L. To order a t-shirt, contact Brett Sullivan at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email her when you place your check in the
mail and include your mailing address and size requests in the email. Checks
should be made payable to “CPFI” (Christian Pharmacists Fellowship
International) and mailed to: Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy,
Attn: CPFI, 2316 Walker Building, Auburn, AL 36849. Orders will be taken
until Sept. 27; t-shirts will be mailed by Oct. 4.
Kappa Psi Fundraiser: T-shirts and koozies for sale
Psi is selling t-shirts for $20 as well as koozies for $3 (2 for $5).
Shirts are Comfort Colors brand and come in sizes S-2XL. T-shirts and
koozies can be picked up at the Homecoming tailgate on Oct. 12 or can be
shipped for a fee of $5. Interested in ordering a t-shirt or koozie? E-mail
Julianne Willis at
email@example.com. Checks should be
made out to “Kappa Psi” and can be mailed to 700 W. Magnolia, Apt L3,
Auburn, AL 36832.
APhA-ASP Fundraiser: Vests and Padfolios for sale
Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) is selling
Harrison School of Pharmacy vests and padfolios for $20 each. Vests are
available in grey or navy blue; shipping cost is $5 per item. Interested in
ordering? Contact Brett Sullivan at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be made out to APhA-ASP and can be mailed
to: APhA-ASP, 2316 Walker Building, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849.
2013 Fall Program
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