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Patient Care Committees

National Committees 

Operation Immunization provides opportunities for immunizations-certified student pharmacists to administer vaccines. The committee provides public education on the importance of vaccinations and the prevention of disease. Each year they vaccinate a majority of the UTHSC faculty, staff, and students against Influenza.

For more information, or to see how YOU can become involved, click here.

Memphis

Chairs

Anna Birg

Jacob Crossfield

Vice-Chairs

 

Knoxville

Chairs

Brittany Bobrick

Emily Longaker

Vice-Chairs

Amy Veracco

Nashville

Chairs

Hope Randle

Alex Nelson

Vice-Chairs

Cameron Haefele

The goal of Operation Diabetes is to identify patients with or at risk for diabetes, provide basic diabetes care in the community, foster healthier lifestyle choices, and disease prevention. Students are involved in the project by providing patient education and glucose screenings at health fairs, local schools, and other community programs.

For more information, or to see how YOU can become involved, click here.

Memphis

Chairs

Hayden Barcelona

Celestino Zayas-Morales

Vice-Chairs

Jessica Some

Knoxville

Chairs

Corey Medler

Kaylan Powers

Vice-Chairs

Nashville

Chairs

Zach Swaffer

Kenny Sykes

Vice-Chairs

Bethany Leachman

 

The purpose of Operation Heart is to promote heart disease awareness and educate our local community on the significance of hypertension as a silent disease and the risks associated with stroke and heart attack.  The project also strengthens clinical training by providing events at which first year students can practice interacting with patients through blood pressure and heart rate screenings and upperclassman can provide counseling on disease stage management as well as counseling on blood pressure and cholesterol medications.  Please click here to learn more about counseling patients concerning hypertension.

For more information, or to see how YOU can become involved, click here.

Memphis

Chairs

Ashley Balius

Zach Bradshaw

Vice-Chairs

Si-Ing Chin

Knoxville

Chairs

Amanda Randolph

Sam Forgey

Vice-Chairs

Justin Turner

Nashville

Chairs

Jennifer Lee

Jordan Perrine

Vice-Chairs

Haley Wright

 

The goal of Generation RX community outreach is to provide opportunities for student pharmacists to educate other pharmacists, student pharmacists, and healthcare providers about prescription medication abuse while promoting the profession of pharmacy and its role in preventing such abuse.  Students are encouraged to become involved in implementing a prescription medication abuse prevention program in their community.

For more information, or to see how YOU can become involved, click here.

Memphis

Chairs

Bowe Craine

Stephen Turner

Vice-Chairs

Crystal Harrison

 

Knoxville

Chairs

Jessica Walker

Blake Vaughan

Cherish Bowman

Vice-Chairs

Nancy Tran

Nashville

Chairs

Stephanie Terry

Tien Ngo

Vice-Chairs

Michael Wisner

 

Local Chapter Committees

Project Breathe promotes awareness of asthma & COPD through health fairs and other community outreach activities. The committee offers disease and treatment education and emphasizes the importance of controlling asthma by preventing exercised-induced bronchospasm and limiting exposure to environmental triggers.

For more information, or to see how YOU can become involved, click here.

Memphis

Chairs

Tam Hua

Carlvin Metra

Vice-Chairs

Brennen Herrman

 

Knoxville

Chairs

Lauren Bonte

Vice-Chairs

Brandon Hawkins

Lauren Young

 

The Emergency Response Committee organizes the required Health Professional CPR Certification Course for incoming first-year students and also recertifies third-year students. The committee also certifies faculty & staff and other colleges with in the Health Science Center. The committee has additional events at health fairs and other community activities to promote CPR and emergency-response education.

For more information, or to see how YOU can become involved, click here.

Memphis

Chairs

Lindsey Schobert

Caroline Flint

Vice-Chairs

 Bethany Doss

Chelsea Butler

Knoxville

Chair

Rachel Needham

Bethany Babinski

Vice-Chairs

 Courtney Grant

Sarah Hawkins

The Women’s and Pediatrics committee promotes awareness about important health issues facing women and children including poison prevention, approved pediatric medication lists, heart disease, osteoporosis, and breast cancer. The goals of the committee are to inform women of their risk factors, provide disease and treatment education, provide pediatric medication counseling, promote awareness of poisonous household items, and work with local schools to promote poison prevention awareness. They accomplish this through participation at health fairs, walks to benefit Juvenile Diabetes and breast cancer and heart disease.

For more information, or to see how YOU can become involved, click here.

Memphis

Chairs

Mineka Bridges

Melanie Jaeger

Vice-Chairs

Megan Whitten

Knoxville

Chairs

Alex David

Ashlie Reagan

Vice-Chairs

Kim Keller

 

Special Interest Committees

International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation primarily focuses on international relations by connecting student pharmacists from all over the world and promoting culturally-competent health care. The IPSF Committee organizes a variety of events primarily focusing on TB & HIV disease & treatment education. They also provide counseling on smoking cessation, raise money for international charities, and organize book drives to benefit students in underdeveloped countries. The committee chair attends local and national meetings. They connect with student pharmacists around the world by hosting foreign exchange students when they come to visit UTCOP.

For more information, or to see how YOU can become involved, click here.

Memphis

Chairs

Austin Childress

Kaylyn Dougherty

Vice-Chairs

Shirin Tharakan

 

The Health-Systems, Clinical and Community Pharmacy interest groups provide information to student pharmacists considering a career in institutional or health-system pharmacy. Some initial activities for the committee include promoting membership in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and working with the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) to promote careers in health-systems and invite featured speakers to campus. The committee chairs also facilitates the Clinical Skill’s Competition held every year.

For more information, or to see how YOU can become involved, click here.

Memphis

Health Systems Pharmacy

Chairs

Geralsd Offei-Nkansah

Clinical Pharmacy

Chairs

Lindsey Schobert

Malcolm Earle

Vice-Chairs

Alicia Sanchez

Community Pharmacy

Chairs

David Fulton

Vice-Chairs

Krishna Patel

Knoxville

Clinical Pharmacy

Chairs

Kaci Foster

Community Pharmacy

Chairs

Madi Iman

 

The goal of Operation Self-Care (formerly Heartburn Awareness Challenge) is to educate patients on the signs, symptoms, and treatment of heartburn and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Students recommend to patients, possible lifestyle changes, over-the-counter medications, and prescription medications.  This provides an opportunity for first year students to counsel on lifestyle changes and symptoms, and gives upperclassmen the chance to counsel on medications and drug interactions.

For more information, or to see how YOU can become involved, click here.

Memphis

Chairs

Eric Burcyl

Erica Yates

Vice-Chairs

 

The goal of Medication Disposal in to interact within the community and educate patients on how to properly dispose of their expired or unused over-the-counter medications and prescription medications.

Knoxville

Chairs

Peter Calkins

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