Thursday, October 4, 2012

Every October, Americans are reminded to “Know Your Medicine, Know Your Pharmacist” and celebrate American Pharmacists Month. The annual month-long celebration of pharmacists, their contributions to health care, and commitment to patient care in all practice settings is sponsored and organized by the American Pharmacists Association.

The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy’s student organizations have planned a variety of events to build community awareness and encourage healthy living.

  • University of Iowa Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (UI-SHP) student pharmacists will educate patients, faculty, and staff on the importance of health system pharmacy during the first week of National Pharmacist Month at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics each day through October 5. More information is available on our website.
  • The Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity will be participating in Mission of Mercy, a clinic to provide free dental care for any child or adult in need of dental service, regardless of income.
  • The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) will be holding a health fair at the Chinese Church of Iowa City, located in North Liberty. Students will provide a variety of screening services and present health education information. More information is available on our website.
  • The American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) will be providing health screenings at the Coralville Public Library. The services will be provided by Operation Diabetes, Heart, Heartburn Awareness, Smoking Cessation, Bone Density, Generation Rx, and Katy's Kids. More information is available on our website.