2018-2019 Officers

President: Michael Parisi
President-Elect: Kassi Pham
Vice President: Amber Williams
Secretary: Samantha Marquardt
Historian: Maureen Martin
Treasurer: Shushanna Galstyan
Co-Directors Professional Development: Iris Chen and Uyen Hoang
Philanthropy Coordinator: Kristopher Miyakusu
Pre-Pharmacy Liaison: Tiffany Khachikian
Advisor: Rachel Finkelstein

History

The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) was founded in 1972 as the student affiliate of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA). SNPhA is an education and service association of pharmacy students and high school affiliate members concerned about pharmacy, health care issues, and the need for greater minority representation in pharmacy and other health professions.

Purpose

The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate, and implement programs geared toward improving the health, social, and educational environment of the community. Likewise, SNPhA is to provide opportunities for professional development for its members.

Objectives

  • To offer student members the opportunity to develop leadership skills
  • To educate students about, and promote active participation in national health care issues
  • To develop the role of minority health professionals as vital members of the health care team
  • To develop within all communities, a positive image of minority health professionals
  • To educate minority communities to better health care practices and increase their awareness and understanding of the most prevalent disease conditions

Activities

  • Plan and implement health awareness projects
  • Power to End Stroke screening and education,
  • Smoking cessation education,
  • Chronic kidney disease education
  • Immunization awareness
  • Diabetes education
  • Safe use of medications, poison prevention
  • Remember the Ribbon ( HIV/ AIDS education)
  • Coordinate health fairs targeting underserved and minority communities
  • Pheasant Ridge community
  • Broadway community
  • Iowa City Chinese church
  • Vietnamese church in Davenport
  • NuCara pharmacy at Washington, Iowa
  • Participate in health fairs hold by College of Pharmacy and the University of Iowa
  • Semi- Annual employee health fair in field house
  • ECGPS health fairs
  • Coordinate regional meetings, attending regional and national meetings
  • Publish a Chapter Management Manual and Regional Meeting Planner
  • Publish a newsletter, “The Signatura”
  • Develop partnerships with companies to provide scholarship and internship opportunities
  • Provide career development information and opportunities

For Further Information Contact: SNPhAHeadquarters@yahoo.com

www.snpha.org
Florida A & M University, College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Tallahassee, FL 32307 (850) 561 – 2024