Week of Nov. 11

LEDE PHOTO legislators attached

Dean and leadership team thanks legislators for support

From left to right are Denise Rose, assistant vice president for government affairs, Ramey Benfield, assistant dean for finance and administration, Greg Sawyer, Ph.D., associate professor and assistant dean for student affairs, state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville, Indra K. Reddy, Ph.D., professor and founding dean, state Rep. J.M. Lozano, R-Kingsville, Steve Peterson, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for academic affairs, and Dave Potter, Ph.D., professor and chair of pharmaceutical sciences.

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(Logo) Pneumonia can strike anyone

Pneumonia can affect anyone at any time, especially if you are at risk. Professional student pharmacists are organizing a 5K memorial run to raise funds for a scholarship in honor of an associate dean who died from complications of pneumonia. READ MORE >>>

PHOTO Capt. Misner

Leadership depends on the perspective

Capt. Christopher “chet” Misner, USN, Commanding Officer, NAS Kingsville, shared his leadership directives in “Commander’s Guidance and Intent” with the professional student pharmacists of the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy. He has proven himself as a community leader in the short time he has assumed command of NASK since June 2013. His motto is “one team, one fight, one focus.” He guides with a command of values, improves across his sphere of influence (including the community he resides), asks comrades to be good stewards, and stresses that “it’s not about – stuff, it’s about people.”

Several professional student pharmacists at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy were recently awarded scholarships from various donors. The students earned the scholarships based on their grade point average, contributions to their community, and other merits. READ MORE >>>

Heather Miller, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, discusses the importance of Vitamin D and calcium with WebMD. READ MORE >>> http://bit.ly/169SWF9

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 from Wal-Mart and Walgreens at noon Nov. 12-13 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. 

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.

APhA-ASP selling T-shirts and tumblers in the RCOP lobby.

Monday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kappa Psi will be collecting used cell phones to send care packages and needed items to veterans, wounded service members, deployed service members, and first responders through Operation Gratitude in the RCOP lobby. A letter writing shop will give students a chance to  express gratitude and appreciation.

11 a.m. to noon Phi Delta Chi social committee meeting in RCOP 116.

Noon to 1 p.m. APhA-ASP executive committee meeting in Kleberg Hall room 122.

11:50 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. SNPhA will have multiple committee meetings in RCOP 132, please check www.tamsnpha.org for the latest information.

Noon to 1 p.m. the Ties & Tennis Shoes planning committee is meeting in RCOP 115.

Tuesday

Noon to 1 p.m. P1 & P2 “A Day in the Life of an Intern” from Wal-Mart in RCOP 116. Lunch provided to first 50 signed up in Dean’s Office.

Noon to 1 p.m. Phi Delta Chi selling lunch boxes in the RCOP lobby.

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

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

Noon to 1 p.m. APhA-ASP’s Project SHINE committee meeting in RCOP 132.

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.

5 to 7 p.m. Kappa Psi executive board meeting in Kleberg Hall room 122.

Wednesday

Noon to 1 p.m. P1 & P2 “A Day in the Life of an Intern” from Walgreens in RCOP 116. Lunch provided to first 50 signed up in Dean’s Office.

Noon to 1 p.m. APhA-ASP general meeting in RCOP 132.

Noon to 1 p.m. SSHP ambulatory care meeting in RCOP 115.

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 to 11 a.m. SNPhA will be selling breakfast tacos and drinks before class and during breaks in the RCOP lobby.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. seventh annual IPPE P1 Health Fair in the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy lobby. First-year professional student pharmacists have been working in groups this fall semester to create pamphlets and posters on the Healthy People Health Disparities 2020 topics to present the public. This year, the project is a joint collaboration between four P1 classes: Clinical Communications, Intro to Patient Care, IPPE and Pharmacoepidemiology/Public Health.

11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. SNPhA executive committee meeting in Kleberg Hall room 122.

Noon to 1 p.m. Phi Delta Chi professional service project meeting in Rhode Hall room 319.

Noon to 1 p.m. SSHP meeting in RCOP 115.

Noon to 1 p. m. APhA-ASP Pharmflix committee meeting in RCOP 119.

6 to 8 p.m. SSHP ADAPT will have diabetes screenings at the Coastal Bend Diabetes Education Center in Corpus Christi.

Saturday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Project SHINE, an interactive health clinic that focuses on servicing indigent populations in the Rio Grande Valley while helping students gain hands-on patient care experience, will be in Penitas, Texas. This clinic allows for collaboration between medical students, nursing students, dental students, physician assistant students, and pharmacy students, all being supervised by licensed physicians, nurses and pharmacists.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Professional student pharmacists with NCPA will be conducting blood glucose and blood pressure screenings and providing verbal counseling about the individual’s readings at Moore’s Pharmacy in Sinton, Texas.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Professional student pharmacists with SNPhA will be 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.