Week of Oct. 28

Lead photo of the Dean with Walgreens leaders (same as on website)

Walgreens supports diversity programs

From left to right, Roy Armstrong, market pharmacy director from Houston, and Oscar L. Ortiz, R.Ph., pharmacy supervisor in Corpus Christi, give a $10,000 grant to support increasing diversity among professional student pharmacists to Indra K. Reddy, Ph.D., professor and founding dean of the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy.

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First Dean’s Town Hall in McAllen

Members of the Rio Grande Valley community, preceptors, students and alumni gathered at the first Dean’s Town Hall on Oct. 25 at the Art Gallery on Main in McAllen, Texas. Guests had the opportunity to ask questions of Indra K. Reddy, Ph.D., professor and founding dean of the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy. Two third-year professional student pharmacists from McAllen, Javier Saenz and Melissa Hinojosa shared their experiences with Project SHINE. The next day, preceptors were offered training at the School of Rural Public Health McAllen Campus. http://on.fb.me/192n2eB

NPR talk segment features Luce

Andrea Luce, Pharm.D., is featured on NPR’s Houston Matters segment where she discusses the role Houston-based researchers play in determining how best to fend off antibiotic-resistant diseases in the future. Listen to the segment:  http://bit.ly/1cmEWgd

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Students brighten night at fall carnival

Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy professional student pharmacists assisted in the Boys & Girls Club Fall Carnival on Oct. 26. http://on.fb.me/HbXyku

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Students help Coastal Bend take back drugs

Several professional student pharmacists volunteered their time to take back drugs at various locations in the Coastal Bend area with the DEA. http://on.fb.me/192lx02

Pharmacist to suggest ways for students to stay on target

Christina Cattley, Pharm.D., a pharmacy business partner for Target Corp., will discuss her position with student pharmacists at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in room 132. She supports 28 stores in Texas as the operational expert, encompassing the Rio Grande Valley, including Kingsville, as well as northwest to northeast Houston extending up to Bryan-College Station.

P1 and P2 students to learn what it takes to intern

Students at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy will be  given the chance to ask questions, listen to experienced interns and share lunch at noon Nov. 5-7 in room 116 as they participated in “A Day in the Life of an Intern.” The first 50 students to sign up for the events in the Office of the Dean will have lunch provided for them. This hour-long, lunchtime event provides an opportunity for first- and second-year professional student pharmacists to learn from peers about internship experiences, gather information about company hiring policies and processes, and to better prepare for interviews. 

Student pharmacists can submit their best T-shirt design for the upcoming Ties and Tennis Shoes 5K Memorial Fun Walk/Run. Please send your designs to tshirtcontest@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu by 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Read more >>> http://bit.ly/1fv6JcQ

EVERY DAY

Noon to 1 p.m. Rho Chi members are available for tutoring Monday to Friday request and extended times if essential. Please email dau@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu to schedule a date or request a different time.

Monday

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Kappa Psi pledges will be participating in a costume and pumpkin carving contest, karaoke and a photo booth in the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Memorial Student Union building.

Tuesday

Noon to 1 p.m. the American College of Clinical Pharmacy general meeting will be in RCOP 132.

Noon to 1 p.m. Phi Delta Chi fundraising committee meeting in Rhode Hall room 319.

Noon to 1 p.m. APhA-ASP chapter to discuss Pharmflix competition guidelines in Rhode Hall room 320.

3:45 to 5 p.m. Phi Delta Chi will be mentoring children, 4 to 10, at the Boys & Girls Club in Kingsville by helping them with homework, playing games and providing support that promotes growth in different areas of the children’s lives.

Wednesday

8 a.m. to noon Phi Delta Chi will be selling donuts, baked goods and coffee in the RCOP lobby.

Noon to 1 p.m. Phi Delta Chi social committee will meet in RCOP 116.

11:50 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. SNPhA general membership meeting in RCOP 132.

3:45 to 5 p.m. Phi Delta Chi will be mentoring children, 4 to 10, at Harrel’s Elementary School in Kingsville by helping them with homework, playing games and providing support that promotes growth in different areas of the children’s lives.

Thursday

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. SNPhA will have the parfait pre-sale to benefit the National Stroke Association in the RCOP lobby.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kappa Psi will distribute Boo Bags to students, faculty and staff.

Noon to 1 p.m. Cultural Diversity Committee meeting in RCOP 119.

Noon to 1 p.m. SSHP medication safety meeting in RCOP 116.

Noon to 1 p.m. NCPA executive committee meeting in Kleberg Hall 122.

Noon to 1 p. m. Phi Delta Chi pledge meeting in RCOP 115.

6 to 10 p.m. Phi Delta Chi will work in the haunted house at the Boys & Girls Club in Kingsville.

Friday to Sunday

Phi Delta Chi Gamma Epsilon chapter will be celebrating the founding of the Phi Delta Chi Texas alumni chapter at the Embassy Suites in Dallas.

Saturday

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. professional student pharmacists with SNPhA will be taking blood pressure screenings at Wal-Mart in Kingsville.

1 to 5 p.m. Professional student pharmacists with the SSHP Medication Safety committee will be practicing discharge counseling at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi.

Each week we plan to celebrate what’s happening at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy. To showcase some of our events, we are providing you access to recent and upcoming events of the College. Please let me know if you have suggestions for The Active Ingredient for the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy and for the quarterly magazine, the Prescription. Please share your photos and experiences from your events this semester with me to publish for your organizations and the College.