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APhA-ASP Mid-Year Regional Meeting

aphaaspP3 Student Deeb Eid discusses the momentum set at the APhA-ASP Mid-Year Regional Meeting

Four years ago, the UT chapter of American Pharmacists Association—Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) was sending approximately 8-10 students to the APhA’s Region 4 Mid-Year Regional Meeting. Of late, the chapter  has seen greater and more consistent student involvement and was able to send 42 students to last fall’s meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. The college’s most prominent student leaders among them, APhA-ASP sent the second largest student body (second to the University of Kentucky) to the meeting this year. At the meeting, the chapter attended leadership workshops, learned about the policy proposal process, and participated in curriculum vitae writing sessions.

Importantly, student pharmacists learned more about the HR4190 bill that is pushing for pharmacist provider status and how they as students can help to shift the profession. In addition, students were pushed to challenge the status quo through the policy proposal process, and the chapter passed its proposal for recommending epinephrine injectors for use in emergency situations in the public school setting, with consent from a physician.  This proposal, the chapters first to pass in the past five years, was aided by the tremendous efforts of P3 student, Tiffany Haddad.

The chapter’s patient care vice president, Laura Macaveiu, earned recognition for her work in building a patient care project board. The chapter is looking to continue the momentum set at the Mid-Year Regional Meeting.


April 2014 Student of the Month, Zach Henz

Henz, center, with Drs. Hinko and Early

Henz, center, with Drs. Hinko and Early

Zachary Henz is the April 2014 Student of the Month. Zach was nominated because of his active participation in community and educational activities in the college. As co-director of pharmacy services through the CommunityCare Clinic, orders medications for the Free Medical Clinic (FMC), serves as the officer in charge at the FMC, and organizes and oversees student involvement at the FMC. As a teaching assistant for the college, Zach is involved in diabetes education and currently serves as the policy vice president for American Pharmacists Association – Academiy of Student Pharmacists. Zach further models professionalism and represents the profession through his leadership of Phi Lambda Sigma and his service as a Pharmacy Student Council officer.


April 2014 Refill e-newsletter

The April 2014 issue of Refill, the e-newsletter of The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is now available online.

In this issue:

  • The SCCP Student Research Symposium
  • Annual Preceptor Forum and Appreciation Luncheon
  • Picture This: A glimpse at recent events
  • Diversity in Practice: Dr. Monica Holiday-Goodman reflects on Diversity Certificate program
  • The Power of Girls: LKS hosts Girl Scout educational event
  • Upcoming Events

Kyle Rako, Doctor of Pharmacy valedictorian

Kyle RakoKyle Rako is the valedictorian for the Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2014. As an undergraduate, Kyle Rako studied abroad at Universidad de Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain. A chemistry minor, he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2012. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Rako participated in an executive pharmacy internship with Target Pharmacy.

His honors and awards include the Walgreens Diversity Scholarship, the Charles Schifman Scholarship, the Dean Schlembach Scholarship, and the Rocket Scholar Award in addition to The University of Toledo President’s List and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean’s List.

Rako conducted pharmacy research at Universidad de Alcalá in Spain. His activities include serving as the director of pharmacy relations for UT CommunityCare Clinic and as a drug information teaching assistant. He also served on a medical mission trip in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala in 2013. He has also served as president of the Beta Eta Chapter of Rho Chi Society, the pharmacy honor society, SPAN-liaison for American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists and public relations officer for Student National Pharmaceutical Association in addition to his membership in Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Dr.Rako plans to work in community pharmacy following graduation.


February 2014 Student of the Month: Deeb Eid

Deeb Eid

Student of the Month, Deeb Eid, with Drs. Hinko and Early

Deeb Eid is the February 2014 Student of the Month. Nominated for his leadership in organizing the first annual Students vs. Faculty/Staff/Alumni basketball game, Deeb is credited with creativity and enthusiasm in his efforts to organize the event, which raised funds for Miracle League of Northwest Ohio, a charity that creates opportunities for children of all ability levels to play baseball. The event raised over $1,500, and all who participated or attended the event had great fun.

Student of the Month nominations are submitted retrospectively for the previous month. Nominations are reviewed and approved by the college’s Academic Performance Committee.


Record attendance at the Fall Formal Dinner and Dance

“What does the Fox say?”

Photo by Zachary Henz, Narrative by Matthew Jordan

The 61st Annual College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Formal Dinner and Dance, held on November 16, 2013, proved to be an enchanting night to remember. Through the hard work and dedication of the representatives of Kappa Psi, APhA-ASP and Lambda Kappa Sigma, a total of 184 students and faculty were in attendance, selling out every seat in the Ingman Room (Student Union). Both faculty and students joined in a night of celebration of student accomplishments, thanks to student organization representation and Dr. Christine Hinko. Attendees emjoyed a comical evening from Dr. Vince Mauro’s Pharmacy Game Show (with Dr. Laurie Mauro and Ms. Katie Yates assisting) and Dr. Serres and company’s ‘What Does the Fox Say?’ choreographed dance. With a record attendance from ticket sales, a total of $500 was donated to the Perrysburg Community Clinic.


Shoot hoops for a local baseball charity

The American Pharmacists Association—Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) is hosting the First Annual Faculty/Alumni/Staff versus Student Basketball Game on Friday February 7th at 6:30pm and needs interested participants.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and money for Miracle League of Northwest Ohio (http://www.mlnwo.org/). Miracle League of Northwest Ohio has a mission to provide opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities. The hope is to create a fun environment that fosters faculty, staff, and student relationships and benefits an important local charity.  If you are interested and available to participate, please use the following link to sign up no later than January 26th.  You can play the game, attend, or make a donation to support the event.

For those interested in playing, please note that this is a fun, co-ed exhibition match. You need not be in top physical condition to play. There will be four ten-minute running clock quarters. Including announcements, game, and half-time, the event should take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. T-shirts with numbers on them will most likely be provided to each team. Please provide your t-shirt size when you sign up. The rest of the outfit is up to you (shorts, shoes). The teams will warm up before the game.

Parking lot info/entrances: TBA

For those interested in attending or donating but not playing, the ticket price is $5, and each ticket purchased earns you a free raffle ticket. Children 5 years old and under get in free. If you buy four tickets, the fifth ticket is free.

Companies and individual donations are still needed for prize items to raffle. The goal is to raise $1500. If you would like to make a donation for the raffle, please email Kelly at  kelly.gaffney@rockets.utoledo.edu for more information.