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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

Matt Reddin

Rachel Turnage 

Vice-Chairs

Michael Schwartz

Knoxville

Chairs

Julie Harrison

Anna Woods

Vice-Chairs

Tyler Wilson

Torrey Smith

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

Meagan Eley

Grace Messick

Vice-Chairs

Carla Bornsztejn

 

Knoxville

Chairs

Morgan Machen

Matt Crawford

Vice-Chairs

Lisa Hayes

James Barker

 

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

Corinne Evans

Olabisi Olumuyiwa

Vice-Chairs

 

Knoxville

Chairs

Morgan Judish

Vice-Chairs

Chris McCown

Megann Maynard

 

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

Aleia Judd

Trey Smith

Ashley Ansley

Vice-Chairs

Devlin Smith

 

Knoxville

Chairs

Elly Baker

Rachel Wilkinson

Vice-Chairs

Rachel Bonfini

Cherish Bowman

 

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

Matthew Percy

Marcy Pilate

Vice-Chairs

Brandi Fields

 

Knoxville

Chairs

Caitlyn Murphy

Sally White

Vice-Chairs

Derek Walker

Brian Shook

 

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

Alison Grigsby

Nausheen Karim

Vice-Chairs

Kimberly Hall

Jessica Smith

 

Knoxville

Chair

Chelsea McCoy

Sara Knoll

Vice-Chairs

Jenny Gibson

Bianca Kakade

 

The Medication Education Committee focuses primarily on patient counseling by inviting patients to bring a “brown bag” of their prescriptions, OTC medications, and any herbal supplements to have them reviewed. Students check for indication, efficacy, drug interactions, adverse reactions, and cost effectiveness. Patients are also encouraged to ask any questions they might have about their medications.

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

Memphis

Chairs

Kristy Robertson

Andrew Rangel

Vice-Chairs

Liz Clark

 

Knoxville

Chairs

Rachel Calkins

Parks Miller

Vice-Chairs

Hannah Neal

Corey Grimshaw

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

Swati Jain

Vice-Chairs

Lorena Spencer

Adrian Rose

Knoxville

Chairs

Elizabeth Royal

Vice-Chairs

Macy Kint

Alexandra Punke

Erica Schumacher

 

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

Rachel Triplett

AhYoung Byun

Vice-Chairs

Kay Manigba

Knoxville

Chair

Camellia Davis

Vice-Chairs

Alix Andreaco

Emily Endres

 

The Health-Systems Pharmacy interest group provides 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 chair also facilitates the Clinical Skill’s Competition held every year.

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

Memphis

Chair

Mary Herechuk

David Seebeck

Vice-Chair

Knoxville

Chairs

Lauren Caldwell

Brian Henderson

Vice Chairs

Chantler Jones

Nicole Holmes

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

Victoria Germinario

Tasha McKinney

Vice-Chair

Bhavyata Parag

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