THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE URI COLLEGE OF PHARMACY FRESHMAN PICNIC!

 One of the many great things about URI’s College of Pharmacy is that we’re a diverse community of scholars who work together and inspire one another in our teaching, research, practice, and service. Through various pharmacy organizations, students are challenged to take on leadership roles while developing life long connections with peers and faculty members. 

Thank you to all the students and organizations that participated in our first virtual freshman picnic! It was a great event and we hope you all enjoyed it! If you would like to learn more about an organization, feel free to reach out to the chapter president!

A big THANK YOU to RISHP for sponsoring this event and supporting the URI College of Pharmacy! 

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MEET ALL THE URI PHARMACY ORGANIZATIONS

See all of the different organizations below

 

American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP)

Eligibility: PharmD. students

Mission: Networking with professionals and students within the field of pharmacy and closely related fields.  Increase the knowledge of students about careers in pharmacy practice health systems. Increase cooperation among pharmacy schools, ASHP Affiliated State Chapters, and ASHP in addressing the needs of students. ASHP represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other health care systems.

Contact: President 

Jack Steines

(jacksteines@my.uri.edu)

American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)

Eligibility: PharmD. students

Mission: To be the collective voice of pharmacy students, to provide opportunities for professional growth, and to envision and actively promote the future of pharmacy. Improving medication use. Advancing patient care.

Contact: President

Taylor Easler

(taylor_easler@my.uri.edu)

 College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)

Eligibility: PharmD. & BPS students

Mission: Working toward a world where every individual with a psychiatric or neurologic disorder has a care team that includes a psychiatric and neurologic pharmacist accountable for optimal medication therapy.

Contact: President 

Caroline Sweeney (csweeney4637@my.uri.edu)

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

Eligibility: PharmD. students

Mission: Dedication to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy in the US.  Nationally represent, promote and defend the professional and proprietary interests of independent community pharmacists.  Committed to high-quality pharmacist care and promoting the health of the public. Value the right to petition to serve the needs of those represented. Utilize resources to achieve these ends in an ethical and socially responsible manner.

Contact: President

Eleanor Cifrino

 (Eleanor_cifrino@my.uri.edu)

Student College Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP)

Eligibility: PharmD. students

Mission: As a recently established ACCP student chapter, we provide a local connection to the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. SCCP's goal is to familiarize students with the field of clinical pharmacy by providing information about careers and opportunities within the field of clinical pharmacy, promoting dedication to excellence in patient care, research, and education, and encouraging the professional development necessary to function within an interdisciplinary team.

Contact: President 

Aaron Shaposhnikov (ashaposhnikov@my.uri.edu)

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)

Eligibility: PharmD. & BPS students

Mission: SNPhA is an educational service association for pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy issues and the poor minority representation health-related professions.  The purpose of SNPhA is to execute programs geared toward the improvement of the health of the community.

Contact: President

Haley Parker

(haley_parker@my.uri.edu)

Kappa Psi

Eligibility: PharmD. students

Mission: Kappa Psi is a professional fraternity which promotes leadership and fellowship in pharmacy through a combination of professional, philanthropic, and social events.

Contact: President

Matt Campion

(matthew_campion@my.uri.edu)

Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS)

Eligibility: PharmD. students

Mission: To promote the profession of pharmacy among women and advance women within the profession by developing its members as individuals and leaders through the support of fellow members while encouraging a high standard of professional ethics and scholarship.

Contact: President

Anjali Bordoloi

(Anjali_bordoloi@my.uri.edu)

Alpha Zeta Omega (AZO)

Eligibility: PharmD. & BPS students

Mission: A professional fraternity selected on the basis of: Character, Fellowship and Scholarship. Objectives include: promoting the profession of Pharmacy, developing high standards of Scholarship, and inculcating a spirit of Fellowship amongst all of its members (co-ed).

Contact: President

(currently no president)

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)

Eligibility: PharmD. & BPS students

Mission: ASCP empowers pharmacists and students to enhance quality of care for older adults through the appropriate use of medications and the promotion of healthy aging. The student chapter’s goal is to promote intergenerational community outreach and networking for pharmacy students. The focus is on healthy living and wellness across ALL ages…even as students!
Contact: President

Ugene Sano

(ugene_sano@my.uri.edu

Rho Chi – Pharmacy Honor Society

Eligibility: Completion of 6 semesters towards a professional degree in pharmacy.  Attainment of a 3.00 GPA in both overall university and pharmacy coursework.  Must be in the top 20% of the class.

Mission: Rho Chi is dedicated to a dual purpose: Our first aim is to promote the advancement of the pharmaceutical sciences and the profession of pharmacy.  Our second aim is to foster good fellowship among members for it is only by organized efforts and cooperative action that our first aim can be accomplished.

Contact: President

Mike Burkett

(Michael_burkett@my.uri.edu)

Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS)–
Pharmacy Leadership Society

Eligibility: Membership is by peer recognition. Applicants must have attained a 2.5 GPA in the PharmD. program and be in at least their first professional year.

Mission: To recognize and foster leadership and professional development among pharmacy students - PLS delivers programs, services, individual leadership experiences, and student-led outreach opportunities, fomenting the personal growth of student leaders within the College of Pharmacy.

Contact: President

Olivia Spence

(Olivia_spence@my.uri.edu)

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)

Eligibility: PharmD. & BPS students

Mission: Our mission is to bring harmony between our pharmacy profession and Christian background. As fellow pharmacy students, we know the stresses of academics and how hectic schedules can be. We offer a strong support network and comfortable environment for any student, regardless of faith background. We meet weekly to fellowship with one another through friendship, discussion, and community service. Our annual project is the College of Pharmacy Christmas Drive, where we ask students and staff to donate gifts to families in need.

Contact: President

Stephanie Robertson (stephjbrob@my.uri.edu)

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)

Eligibility: PharmD. students

Mission: National professional association of Pharmacists and other health care practitioners.  To serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care.  Managed care pharmacy principles are used to help pharmacists in all areas in pharmacy in order to use scientific evidence to achieve healthy outcomes while making the best use of money spent on medications and their management. 

Contact: President

Eleanor Cifrino

(eleanor_cifrino@uri.edu)

Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA)

Eligibility: PharmD. students

Mission: A newly founded organization which aims to advocate for the pediatric pharmacy field through community service, patient outreach and fostering member relationships. 

Contact: President

Brianna Schafer

(Brianna_schafer@my.uri.edu)

Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO)

Eligibility: PharmD. & BPS students

Mission: Our mission aims to increase awareness of roles for pharmacists within pharmaceutical industry to the faculty and students of the University of Rhode Island. The chapter also provides many opportunities for personal and professional development. 

Contact: President

Madeline Pluta

(madelinepluta@my.uri.edu)

 National Community Oncology Dispensing Association (NCODA)

Eligibility: PharmD. & BPS students

Mission: To deliver positive outcomes through collaboration with all professionals involved in the care of oncology patients.

Contact: President

Jackie Bourassa

(jromerobourass@my.uri.edu)

American College of Veterinary
Pharmacists (ACVP)

Eligibility: PharmD. & BPS students 

Mission: To support and strengthen pharmacy services provided to animals. We aim to educate others about this unique patient population. We discuss small and large animal health needs, residencies, and rotations, and have organized fundraisers and therapy dog campus visits.

Contact: President

Marisa Jacobs

(marisa_jacobs@my.uri.edu)

Spanish Use in Pharmacy Practice (SUPP)

Eligibility: PharmD. & BPS students 

Mission: To promote Spanish use in pharmacy practice. Whether you speak Spanish at home, took a couple classes in high school, or have never spoken Spanish before, SUPP is an organization that will introduce you to the vocabulary needed to interact with Spanish-speakers in the pharmacy setting!

Contact: President 

Sarah Forrest 

(sarah_forrest@uri.edu)

Pharmacognosy Club

Eligibility: PharmD. & BPS students

Mission: To focus on the medicinal uses of plants, specifically those that are available to us in the Youngken Medicinal Garden right here at URI! We aim to learn more about our pharmacy garden by doing hands-on activities such as making lip balm and elderberry syrup and talking to our gardener Elizabeth!

Contact: President

Jackie Plant 

(uri.pcog@gmail.com)

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

Eligibility: PharmD. & BPS students

Mission: To promote the interest in pharmaceutical research within the college. We hold research and career development events for underrate and graduate students in the pharmaceutical sciences, host research symposiums, fundraises and high school outreach events to get younger students involved in science.

Contact: Chair

Gina Gallucci 

(gina_gallucci@uri.edu)

Timmy Global Health

Eligibility: Open to all healthcare related majors

Mission: Timmy Global Health (TGH) is an non-profit organization that sends medical service teams and volunteers to help provide medical resources, clinics, health screenings, vaccinations, medications, and nutrition counseling to communities in Ecuador, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Nigeria. Our organization, helps this service work happen through fundraising and raising awareness of global health disparities. Additionally, we participate in local outreach and service here in Rhode Island. There are also mission trip opportunities for students through TGH, that have been paused temporarily due to COVID-19, but will hopefully be occurring in the future.

Contact: President

Lauren Shallcross

(uritimmychapter@gmail.com)  

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