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Welcome to PharmaCy ScriPts

Welcome to the inaugural issue of “PharmaCy ScriPts,” the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy's email newsletter. We will be providing our newsletter on a bimonthly basis. We hope that the newsletter will provide news and information about our program to our vast variety of constituents.

Message from the Dean

We are pleased to introduce you to Dr. Cliff Fuhrman. Dr. Richard Stull announced on Friday, December 14th that he would be stepping down as Dean on December 31, 2012. Dr. Fuhrman has been serving as Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and has graciously accepted the position of Interim Dean while Presbyterian College conducts a Dean Search.
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 Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP) Community Care Pharmacy has expanded its services to the Spanish speaking Clinica Gratis Free Clinic in Greenwood, South Carolina. Each week prescriptions for the clinic are sent to PCSP’s Community Care Pharmacy to be filled. The prescriptions are filled with instructions translated into Spanish. On Thursdays, Dr. Shively and two third year pharmacy students spend four to five hours at Clinica Gratis dispensing the medications and conducting personal patient counseling sessions in Spanish. Read more here....


Awards and Scholarships

- Morgan Fleming was awarded the  Zada M. Cooper Scholarship, Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, National Scholarship (only 5 recipients nationwide) January 29, 2013

- Lauren Linder, Local Winner of the APhA-ASP Patient Counseling Competition (November 28, 2012), will compete in the National Competition at the APhA Annual meeting March 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA She was awarded the "Make your Mark" award at the APhA-ASP MRM meeting for Region 3 November 11, 2012. She was nominated by the APhA executive committee here at PCSP for all of her hard work, leadership, and dedication to our chapter. It was featured in the Region 3 newsletter. Region 3 Newsletter

- PC Care for the Community Scholarship is selected by the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy Scholarship and Awards Committee, 2012‐2013 academic year. The PC Care of the Community Scholarship is awarded to exemplary students who have demonstrated a commitment to and leadership in community service. This years reciepients are Jennifer Carter, Lizzy Holden, and Spencer Shelley.

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Publications and Awards

- The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy received a $275,000 grant from the JM Smith Foundation for general support of the PCSP program and for the JM Smith Scholarship.

- Drs. Kayce Shealy and Tiffaney Threatt were awarded a grant from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation for their Million Hearts/NACDS Foundation "Heart to Heart Community Health Fair." The Fair will be at PCSP on March 23, 2013 and is open to the surrounding community.

- Drs. Tommy Johnson (Pharmacy Practice), Lewis McKelvey (Experiential Education), and Charles Shively (PC Community Care Pharmacy) were awarded a $197,000 grant from the South Carolina Foundation Association in support of their plans to develop specialized pharmacy services to free clinics in the Association.

- Drs. Julie Sease, Meg Franklin (Pharmacy Science) and Kate Gerrald (Pharmacy Practice) have published a paper entitled "Impact of Pharmacist Management on Patients with Diabetes Enrolled in a Rural Free Clinic" Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2013;70:48-52.

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- Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society has granted PCSP a chapter charter with the designation Delta Theta. A charter ceremony and the first new member induction ceremony was held on February 21st at the Harper Center. Twenty-one new student members and 2 honorary members were inducted to the Delta Theta Chapter that night.

- PCSP is delighted to honor sixty-six students named to the Dean’s List and six students named to the President’s List from the Fall 2012 semester.

- PCSP and Lander University’s School of Nursing have teamed up to provide interprofessional education opportunities for our students.  The first collaborative event took place at Lander on February 25th.  Thirty-four PCSP students participated with nursing students in a program that focused on the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists and nurses. 

Serving in the Community

- Kappa Epsilon (KE) participated in the ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY program (SC DOT trash Pickup). Members of the organization picked up litter along a 2 mile stretch of road in Laurens County. Other litter cleanup days are planned in the future.

- Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) worked with the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville to help install a new pantry for their kitchen. The organization spent last semester raising the funds through various fundraisers including a chili cook-off, cornhole tournament, bake sale, and yard sale.

- Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) worked with Bailey Manor Nursing Home in Clinton during an outreach Bingo night.

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Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy’s Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) helps students explore the wide variety of pharmacy-related career paths available after graduation, all while cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit. Aligned with PCSP’s mission to Care for the Community, pharmacy students learn to apply sound business principles to address the health care needs of a diverse and dynamic population….resulting in improved health.

Our next open to the public workshop will be on March 18 and 19, 6:30-8:00pm in Lecture Hall 104 to discuss "Creating a Successful Financial Plan" with guest speakers Dr. Patti Peeples, PhD, RPh, President of and Norman Scarborough, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at PC.

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