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Celebrate American Pharmacist Month with NSU’s College of Pharmacy

  The History of American Pharmacist Month

In the last quarter century, pharmacy has expanded its role within the health care delivery system from a profession focusing on preparation and dispensing of medications to patients to one in which pharmacists provide a range of patient-oriented services to maximize the medicine’s effectiveness. Today, pharmacy is practiced in diverse fields such as: community pharmacies, hospitals, long term care facilities, the pharmaceutical industry, mail service, managed care, academia, and government (Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Indian Health Service, and Public Health Service). Pharmacists also practice in: community pharmacies (chains and independents); hospitals; the government, academia, pharmaceutical industries, coNSUltant settings, research and practice as genomics, drug development, informatics, and pharmacotherapy, and other settings.

Historically, educational requirements for pharmacists included the choice of two entry-level degrees: Bachelor of Science in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) or a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). Today, schools of pharmacy offer only the PharmD degree. This extensive training makes the pharmacist the most knowledgeable health care professional when it comes to medicines and their use. NSU College of Pharmacy now also offers a PhD program in Pharmacy.

Medicines today have great power to heal and to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans. But medicines also may do serious harm if not taken correctly. The most expensive medication is the medication that doesn’t work. This is where the role of the pharmacist is most important. The pharmacist is a key health care professional in helping people achieve the best results from their medications. Americans should choose a pharmacist they trust and build a partnership for good health.

Whether you are a prospective student, alumnus, friend of the college or just interested in what we do, please join us as we honor and recognize the pharmacist of the past, today, and the future. The NSU College of Pharmacy will celebrate American Pharmacist Month as follows:

October 1 NSU Healing & Medicinal Garden / Reflexology Pathway

9:00 am Presentation & Guided Tour

NSU Breakfast Forum, Alvin Sherman Library, Room 4009

October 1 College of Pharmacy Graduate Seminar: Is There Another Angiotensin

10:00 am Receptor Subtype?

Medical Library Lab Building, Room 3203

October 4 College of Pharmacy International Food Festival

11:30 am Health Professions Division Library

October 8 College of Pharmacy Graduate Seminar: Prevalence, Spatial Distribution,

10:00 am & Risk Factors Associated With Suicidal Behavior Among Adolescent Students In Puerto Rico

Medical Library Lab Building, Room 3203

October 11 & 12 History of Pharmacy Pictorial Exhibition &NSU Healing &

4:00 pm Medicinal Garden / Reflexology Pathway Presentation & Guided Tour

NSU Alvin Sherman Library, Room 3018

October 13 & 14 Career Expo College of Pharmacy Annual Distinguished Lecture Series;

Noon Health Professions Division, Chancellor’s Dining Room



October 14  College Of Pharmacy Faculty Development Seminar: The Do’s &

 1:30 pm    Don’ts of Interviewing Pharmacy Students, Health Professions Division, Chancellor’s Dining Room

October 14 Career Expo Sponsors’ Welcome Reception

6:00 pm Health Professions Division, Chancellor’s Dining Room

October 15 College of Pharmacy Graduate Seminar: Cultural Differences in

10:00 am Leadership Styles Of Pharmacists

Medical Library Lab Building, Room 3203

October 15 Career Expo Pharmacy Professions Showcase Exhibition; Pharmacy Student

7:00 am – 3:00 pm Interviews; Exhibitors’ Showcase AwardsHealth Professions Division Atrium

October 19 Osteoporosis Screening & Skin Damage Assessments

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Health Professions Division Atrium

October 22 College of Pharmacy Graduate Seminar: A New Molecular Therapeutic

10:00 am Target in Heart Failure: Regulation of Aldosterone Levels By Adrenal Beta-Arrestin-1

Medical Library Lab Building, Room 3203

October 26 NSU Employee Health Fair

10:00 am – 1:00 pm NSU University Center Basketball Court

October 26 NSU Pharmacy Technician Recognition Day

6:00 pm NSU Faculty Lounge or Buca Di Beppo

 

















American Pharmacist Month (APhM) is celebrated in October. This month-long observance recognizes the significant contributions to health care and the commitment to patient care by pharmacists in ALL practice settings from around the country. American Pharmacists Month Objectives are to: recognize the vital contributions made by pharmacists to health care in the United States; enhance the image of pharmacists as the medication experts and an integral part of the health care team, not just dispensers of medication; educate the public, policy makers, pharmacists, and other health care professionals about the key role played by pharmacists in reducing overall health care costs by improved medication use and advanced patient care; and to stress the importance of “Knowing Your Medicine and Knowing Your Pharmacist” to eNSUre drug therapy is as safe and effective as possible.