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Annual Golf Outing Registration Now Open

The Toledo Academy of Pharmacy/ University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Scholarship Golf Outing is fast approaching.  June 14th is right around the corner and we want to see you out on the greens! As in years past, this will be an 18 hole scramble and you will receive both a boxed lunch and a Shorty’s BBQ dinner.  Registration begins at 10:00with a shotgun start at 11:00. There will be contests, prizes, and an auction as well!  Not a golfer?  Come for the dinner only, sponsor a hole or students to play for the day, or make a donation to the Toledo Academy of Pharmacy Scholarship Fund!  We also have corporate sponsorship opportunities available as well.  Please click here to register today!

Thank you for your support!​

Tole​​do Academy of Pharmacy Golf Outing Committee


Presenting at a Cosmetic Science Symposium

phillisHillary Phillis, a cosmetic science and formulation design student who will graduate in May 2015, reports on her participation in a cosmetic science symposium. Part II will be featured in the March 2015 issue of Refill.

In September 2014, students in the Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design program traveled to the Future of Beauty Symposium hosted by the Michigan chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. The symposium was held in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Dean Early sponsored our lodging expenses. At the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, we had the opportunity to network over hors d’oeuvres with cosmetic science industry professionals from businesses such as BASF, Dow Corning, Centerchem, Thor, Laurichem, Amway, and ShinEtsu.

The day of the symposium was filled with guest speakers who spoke on topics such as “The Future of Beauty: Trends & Innovations to watch,” “Regulatory Aspects of Non-Traditional Preservatives,” “Future Trends in Cosmetic & Personal Care Ingredients,” and “The Future of Testing and Ethnic Skin Care.” Four students, including myself, participated in the student poster competition, which included multiple poster sessions throughout the day. We introduced our posters and discussed multiple aspects of our research with members of the society.

I was honored to receive first place at the SCC MI Chapter fall symposium poster competition. I gave a short speech to the society upon receipt of my certificate and award money. I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity to participate in this event and gain experience in the industry.


Ellen Dzierzak, B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences valedictorian

EllenDzierzak-head shot (2)Ellen Dzierzak earns her Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree today and graduates as a Pharmacology/Toxicology major with minors in Biology and Chemistry.  In addition to being on the Dean’s and President’s Lists, Dzierzak has earned the Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Award, the Rocket Scholar Award Scholarship and the Alpha Beta Omega Scholarship Award.

Dzierzak is captain of The University of Toledo’s varsity swim team. She is also actively involved in community and university organizations including Lambda Kappa Sigma and Athletes in Action.

Dzierzak participated in the Medstarz program as an undergraduate and conducted research in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship with the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. She also conducted research at the Erasmus Stem Cell Institute at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Following graduation, Dzierzak will attend graduate school.