UT College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences News

Randall Takes Office as Ohio Pharmacists Association Trustee

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) announced that Deborah Randall, R.Ph., of Fremont, Ohio, was installed as Trustee representing District 1 at its 138th Annual Conference held April 15-17 in Columbus.

Randall is a 1977 graduate of the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy.  She has practiced community pharmacy in the Toledo area for more than 30 years. She currently works as a staff pharmacist at Gibsonburg Pharmacy in Gibsonburg, Ohio. Randall has also been active in the Sandusky Valley Academy of Pharmacy as well as the UT College of Pharmacy Alumni Association.

“We are pleased to have Deb Randall on our Association’s Board of Trustees. She has been a valued member of the organization and the pharmacy community for many years, and we look forward to continuing to work with her as a Trustee,” said Ernest Boyd, OPA Executive Director.

OPA, established in 1879, represents more than 4,000 pharmacists, pharmacy educators, and pharmacy students throughout the state. It is OPA’s mission to unite the profession of pharmacy and encourage interprofessional relations, while promoting public health through education, discussion, and legislation.

Student Newsletter for April 25, 2016

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Research Excellence Award for Dr. Tiwari

Dr. Amit Tiwari, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, recently spent some time in India as a visiting scientist and professor at Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogik Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV). RGPV is the world’s 28th largest university, with a student population of over 260,000. Dr. Tiwari’s visit was part of a research collaboration in the area of oncology drug discovery, which attracted the attention of the national media and several university and government officials, including the president of the university and the Governor of State, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary of the State, Education Minister and former Home Minister of the State.

During his time at RGPV, Dr. Tiwari received an Outstanding Scientist award for Excellence in Innovative Research.

Alumnus selected as ASHP Fellow

Jason Glowczewski, Pharm.D., MBA, FASHP, a PharmD graduate, was recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists as one of 37 fellows selected this year. This national recognition is for practitioner members of ASHP with a record of outstanding service to ASHP and at least ten years of professional service to hospital and health-system pharmacy. Additional eligibility requirements include: Demonstration of sustained commitment or contributions to excellence in health-system pharmacy

  • Contribution to the total body of knowledge in hospital and health-system pharmacy
  • Involvement in and commitment to educating practitioners and others
  • Demonstration of active involvement and leadership in ASHP and other professional organizations.

The ASHP Practitioner Recognition Program recognizes excellence in pharmacy practice and promotes public awareness of pharmacists who have distinguished themselves in practice. The 2016 Fellows will be honored on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 during the ASHP Summer Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Glowczewski is the director of community hospital pharmacy services at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.

Student Newsletter for April 18, 2016

Hello Everyone,

Before reading this week’s CPPS Student Newsletter, please review the new guidelines that have been established to ensure that relevant events are shared in a timely fashion:

  • Please submit requests via email to my Administrative Assistant: Sherlette.Hobbs@utoledo.edu
  • Your email must read CPPS STUDENT NEWSLETTER SUBMISSION in the Subject line.
  • Please be concise and exact in what you would like included in the CPPS Student Newsletter. Please send flyers, announcements, etc. ready to publish. Please do not ask us to add to or edit documents.
  • IMPORTANT:  The submission deadline is every Thursday at 5:00pm.  Submissions received after Thursday at 5:00pm will be included in the following Monday’s newsletter.

Thanks for your help in improving the newsletter submission process.

Dr. Holiday-Goodman



Celebrate National Library Week with the University Libraries!

Join us for an inspiring lecture and book signing with Distinguished University Professor Dr. Blair Grubb.  Dr. Grubb will be discussing his book The Calling which addresses the unique bond between physicians and their patients.  

This event will be held on Tuesday, April 19 from 3:30 to 5pm in the Canaday Center (5th floor of Carlson Library) on Main Campus

Light refreshments will be served. 

Learn more about National Library Week at http://libguides.utoledo.edu/nlw.

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Student Newsletter, April 11, 2016

Before reading Monday’s CPPS Student Newsletter, please review the new guidelines that have been established to ensure that relevant events are shared in a timely fashion:

  • Please submit requests via email to the Student Affairs Administrative Assistant: Sherlette.Hobbs@utoledo.edu.
  • Your email must read CPPS STUDENT NEWSLETTER SUBMISSION in the Subject line.
  • Please be concise and exact in what you would like included in the CPPS Student Newsletter. Please send flyers, announcements, etc. ready to publish. Please do not ask us to add to or edit documents.
  • IMPORTANT: The submission deadline is every Thursday at 5:00pm. Submissions received after Thursday at 5:00pm will be included in the following Monday’s newsletter.

Thanks for your help in improving the newsletter submission process.

Scheduling an Advising Appointment?
Please note that the Appointment Plus System will be DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE from 1:00 – 4:00 AM, Saturday, APRIL 16. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Lambda Kappa Sigma Baked Potato Sale

Date: April 13th, 2016
Cost: $2
Location: Wolfe Center Lobby
Time: 11am-1pm
All proceeds go to support Project Hope, an organization dedicated to delivering medical supplies and
training to those in need


Higher Learning Commission site visit team to visit Health Science Campus
tomorrow, April 12th.
HSC staff (1‐2 PM in HEB105)
HSC faculty (3‐4 PM in HEB103), and
HSC students (4‐5 PM in HEB105).


Pre-professional Organization

Join us for our next meeting!
Date: This Wednesday, April 13th
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Location: Presidents Hall MPR
We will be holding elections for the new PPO Executive Board! You must have 10 points to run for a position and you must be an active member to vote!


Pharmacy’s Got Talent

Friday, April 15, 6-9p

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Looking Ahead: Support the 65th Annual Fall Formal

Erica A. Sheridan, PharmD/MBA Candidate, 2018

The 63rd annual College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) Fall Formal was held in the University of Toledo’s student union auditorium, on November 21st of 2015. The event is a long-standing tradition within the college, planned collaboratively by Lambda Kappa Sigma pharmaceutical sorority, Kappa Psi pharmaceutical fraternity, and the local student chapter of the American Pharmacists Association. It aims to highlight the successes of both students and faculty over the course of the preceding year.  Traditionally, Fall Formal invites any member of the College of Pharmacy to enjoy catered dinner and dessert, and a chosen keynote speaker.

Last fall’s event, planned and executed by P2 Erica Sheridan, P1 Morgan Krause, and P1 Kevin Kovachick, consisted of a catered Olive Garden Italian restaurant dinner and featured a gourmet doughnut dessert by local Toledo bakery, Holey Toledough. Dr. Aaron Lengel continued the evening as the chosen keynote speaker, with student and faculty awards making up the latter part of the event. The awards presented were:

  • Faculty of the Year: Dr.Kimberly Schmude
  • Kappa Psi Brother of the Year: Kyle Sarahman (P3)
  • Lambda Kappa Sigma Sister of the Year: Jessica Durigon (P3)
  • APhA-ASP Honorary Member of the Year: Erica Sheridan (P2)
  • Lambda Kappa Sigma Sweetheart: William Golnick (P2)
  • Kappa Psi Sweetheart: Sienna Gerdemen (P1)

The Fall Formal planning committee was pleased to have hosted over 300 attendees to this year’s event. We are eager to continue this CPPS tradition and inspire the 2016 committee to go above and beyond in making the 64th annual event even more successful!

Alumni and friends who are interested in supporting the 65th Annual Fall Formal in fall of 2016 are encouraged to contact the vice president of the UT chapter of APhA-ASP, Samantha Campbell, at samantha.campbell@rockets.utoledo.edu.

Rising in the Ranks

Recently, the U.S. News and World Report updated its rankings of pharmacy schools. Always highly regarded, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was first ranked by this publication in 2012 as a result of concerted efforts by the college to expand external communications and spread the word about our programs and people.

The newest rankings show an improvement for the college, from number 62 among over 80 ranked colleges to number 60 of over 100 ranked schools, indicating the persistently high regard for the program, even in a time of fiscal austerity.

The College continues to engage in the activities that moved it onto the lists of ranked colleges through its learners, faculty and staff and their efforts in academics and service in key roles in state and national pharmacy organizations.  The college’s complex and comprehensive program of twelve curricula pioneered the Pharmacy Summer Camp as a recruitment tool for pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.  An added offering is the teaching certificate for pharmacy residents.

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences attracts high achieving learners to its BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences majors in cosmetic science and formulation design, pharmacology and toxicology, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacy administration (with a minor in business).  Future practitioners enroll in the college’s highly competitive PharmD program and study in the clinics and pharmacies of the University of Toledo Medical Center.  Learners who are focused on research continue in the MS and PhD programs, the latter of which include medicinal chemistry and experimental therapeutics.  Students have the opportunity to earn dual-degrees, including the BSPS/MS degree in medicinal chemistry, the PharmD/MS in health outcomes and socioeconomic sciences or the PharmD/PhD in medicinal chemistry.  The PharmD/MBA is the college’s newest dual-degree program. Learners also enhance their clinical skills in the PGY1, PGY2, or Kroger Community Pharmacy residency programs.

SNPhA serves Cleveland during regional meeting

By Christian Darmahkasih, BSPS, PharmD Candidate 2017

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) – University of Toledo chapter did not want to miss opportunities to serve the city where the regional meeting was hosted for region III, IV, and V on March 11-13, 2016. SNPhA students from all over the US volunteered their time and energy to make these service projects to become even more successful and exciting. We were able to serve Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Providence House, and Lakeside Men’s Shelter on the first day of the meeting. Donations were also given to these sites by donating $1 out of registration fee from each person.
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In the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, a total of 16 students helped to sort non-perishable food and put together almost 400 new boxes to be dispensed to the residents of Northeast Ohio to ensure that the communities have nutritious food daily. It was not only an exciting moment of service, it was also an opportunity for fellowship with other SNPhA members from different pharmacy schools.

Providence House 1Ten people were involved in the painting project at the Providence House, an emergency shelter for children who are at risk for abuse or were neglected due to a family crisis. The house was in need of the SNPhA volunteers who filled the rooms with joy through the presence new colors on the wall. Additionally, we were able to help the house to save some money toward hiring workers to do this project.

Lakeside Shelter 3The last community service site was Lakeside Men’s Shelter, where ten students were able to serve food to the local homeless population. These were an unforgettable, incredible moment to begin the conference by serving the under-served, and this is how we started to ROCK YOURx WORLD in Cleveland, Ohio.

SNPhA in “The Land” has record attendance

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The University of Toledo chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association hosted the 2016 regional conference for regions III, IV and V at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland in March.

The 90-member UT chapter organized programming for student pharmacists from as far away as Washington and California. UT student leaders titled the conference “ROCK YOURx WORLD!”

“We want to revive passion for pharmacy,” Ami Mehta, a second-year pharmacy student at UT and association member, said. “Our mission is to serve the underserved.”

With 363 attendees, the conference set a record for attendance at a regional meeting. Chapter president, Akeem Bale, kicked off the conference and introduced the first speaker, Dr. Verneda Hawkins, who discussed the importance of professional branding and finding unique career paths. The conference closed with Dr. Christine Hinko, professor emerita of pharmacology, who stressed the importance of balance in a fulfilling career.