Students from Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Gregory School of Pharmacy brought home several awards during the recent Florida Pharmacy Association 124th Annual Meeting and Conference in Fort Lauderdale.
For the sixth time in seven years, students from Gregory School of Pharmacy won the Student Pharmacist Self-Care Challenge Championship, presented by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) and the Nonprescription Medicines Academy (NMA). The winning team consisted of fourth-year pharmacy students Jessica Pokora, Julie Pauly and Hannah Morris.
Gregory School of Pharmacy students Jessica Pokora, Julie Pauly and Hannah Morris display the awards they received for their first-place finish in the NASPA-NMA Student Pharmacist Self-Care Challenge Championship.
The event, which is endowed by Proctor & Gamble, promotes active learning of self-care topics to the participants as well as the audience.
Championships are conducted annually by each state pharmacy association at their annual or mid-year convention, and features teams from the state’s colleges, universities and schools of pharmacy. These teams compete head-to-head in an event similar to a quiz bowl, as they answer questions developed by the NMA, which are focused on self care.
Also during the FPA convention, fourth-year student Sarah Reeg received first place in the patient counseling competition and third-year student Nicholas Palm received third place in the poster competition.
Several faculty members of the Gregory School of Pharmacy served as presenters during the conference. They were:
• Dr. Marile Santamarina, “Tools for Healthy Living with Diabetes.”
• Dr. Dana Brown, “The Role of Biologics in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Assessing the Current Paradigm of Care.” Brown also presented the keynote address during the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International Prayer Breakfast: “Lessons Learned from Jesus M.D.”
• Dr. Angela Clauson, “The Secret of My Success: How to Produce a Killer CV and a Knock 'Em Dead Interview.” Clauson also led a presentation titled “Empowering Superstar Teams.”
• Clauson and Dr. Erin Dorval additionally served on a panel of judges for the NASPA/NMA Student Pharmacist Self-Care Challenge Championship.