Marshall University School of Pharmacy announces activities for American Pharmacists Month
October 2, 2014, HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — October marks American Pharmacists Month and the Marshall University School of Pharmacy has organized several activities to promote awareness of a career that is expected to be one of the top health care professions in the next decade.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the pharmacy profession is expected to grow 14.5 percent by 2022. Pharmacists mix technical, organizational and people skills in research, hospital, clinic and retail environments worldwide. This month’s awareness activities include the following:
- American Pharmacists Month luncheon, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The special guest speaker is Dr. Lawrence “LB” M. Brown, who is the associate dean of student and academic affairs at Chapman University School of Pharmacy in Orange, Calif. Dr. Brown will speak on “A New Image of Pharmacists for a New Health Care System.”
- Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) health event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Drug Emporium, #3 Mall Road, Barboursville. “Health Check” will feature blood pressure screenings and other wellness initiatives.
- American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Operation Immunization, Monday, Oct. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Memorial Student Center lobby on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Pharmacy students will share health information about different vaccines at various times throughout the day.
- APhA-ASP Generation Rx members Friday, Oct. 24, at Wayne High School. Pharmacy students will present information on the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
Marshall’s School of Pharmacy welcomed its first class in 2012 and will graduate its first class in 2016.