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  • 15 Sep 2013 11:30 PM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)
    Congratulations, Nkem Nonyel!

    Since entering pharmacy school, Nkem has spent years educating many in underserved communities in Maryland about diseases prevalent in those communities. She was instrumental in bringing keynote speakers to the 2013 SNPhA Black History Month Forum and Health Disparity Forum. She almost single-handedly organized and promoted these activities to her classmates so that they could learn about the implications and effects of health disparities on all citizens of the State of Maryland. Also, with Nkem’s leadership from 2010-12, SNPhA helped host a health fair at the Baltimore Lexington Market that served a large number of underrepresented patrons. At the health fair, students discussed hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, the “Power to End Stroke”, immunization, and poison control. In November and December 2012, Nkem participated in the Walgreens’ and SNPhA’s HIV/AIDS Community Outreach and the National Kidney Foundation KEEP screening events. Each event was geared towards educating underserved patients and providing minorities the opportunity to interact with minority pharmacists.

    Nkem is concurrently completing a Master of Public Health degree (Global Health concentration) from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Masters of Public Health Program. Following graduation, she intends to continue to impact the health of the underserved community through volunteering. Nkem is a highly motivated, passionate individual who goes above an beyond to serve the mission of SNPhA and MPhS. It is with great pride that we award her with the society's $1,000 scholarship!

  • 15 Aug 2013 9:45 AM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)
    Greetings Friends and Colleagues,

    Below is a link to help support our beloved Patricia Sims and family during her road to recovery:

    http://ps-ily.org/donate/

    No amount is too small. Please contribute whatever you can to assist Patricia. All donations will be used towards her medical care. Please also visit the family's blog to receive more up-to-date information about Patricia's status: http://welovepatsims.blogspot.com/
  • 16 Sep 2012 7:00 PM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)
    Congratulations to Joseph Nforbi, winner of the MPhS Class of 2013 Scholarship!

    Joseph served as the President of SNPhA at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy from 2011-2012. During this time, his involvement and initiatives resulted in a 50 percent membership increase. Joseph also pushed for SNPhA to take an active role in the coalition of school organizations which won the first place award in the "Script Your Future" Challenge. In addition to his participation in local health fairs and community outreach, Joseph has held a long-standing relationship with "Heart of a Champion," a charity that organizes health and soccer camps for underprivileged children in Nicaragua and Belize. 

  • 18 May 2012 2:42 PM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)

    Ibrahim Ibrahim!

    Ibrahim has been an active member of SNPhA at Maryland, participating in health fairs and other community outreach events. He also volunteered with Project Jumpstart, a program that allows students to serve the homeless community of Baltimore City by providing food, clothing, toiletries, and information on area services. Ibrahim also mentored high school students through the Student Committee on Drug Abuse Education (SCODAE), a voluntary organization that educates audiences of middle and high school students, parents, and education professionals throughout Maryland about drug and alcohol abuse.

    Congratulations and best of luck to you as you embark on your career as a pharmacist!

  • 19 Apr 2012 11:06 AM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)

    Thank you for those who were able to join us at Ruth's Chris in Baltimore last night, 4/18/12, for a presentation by Dr. Matthew Mintz entitled, "Asthma Awareness."

    Asthma ranks among the most common chronic conditions in the United States. Despite having medications and other treatments that can keep most asthmatics under control, the American Lung Association estimated that in 2006, over 400,000 hospitalizations and 1.7 million emergency room visits were attributed to asthma. 

    Dr. Mintz gave us an informative presentation regarding the need for asthmatics to understand control and what we can do in collaborative practice to reduce uncontrolled asthma episodes. Thank you, Dr. Mintz, for your engaging presentation!

    Special thanks to GlaxoSmithKline for sponsoring this event!

  • 18 Dec 2011 9:39 PM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)
    Thank you to those who attended our holiday dinner at Tatu Restaurant in Baltimore! Brad D. Lerner, M.D. was our featured speaker. Dr. Lerner gave an informative presentation entitled, Combination therapy for symptomatic BPH in Men with an Enlarged Prostate. Pictures from this event have been posted in the photo gallery.

    Special thanks to Patricia Sims, Community Pharmacy Liason at GSK, for sponsoring this program!


  • 11 Nov 2011 2:11 PM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)

    Thank you everyone who attended our dinner meeting last night. With everyone's participation, the open forum developed into an engaging conversation regarding challenges in our practice and the evolution of pharmacy. Jen Hardesty, PharmD, also gave an educational presentation titled, "Frequently asked questions in the management of COPD".

    Special thanks to our sponsor, Patricia Sims, Community Pharmacy Liason at GlaxoSmithKline.


     

  • 16 Sep 2011 7:34 PM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)
    We would like to thank Dr. Mittman for her insightful and informative presentation on workforce diversity and health disparities. The presentation is titled, "The American Journey to Health Equity" and is available for download below.

    The American Journey to Health Equity.pdf
  • 08 Sep 2011 6:24 AM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)

    We're excited to have Dr. Ilana Mittman speak at our 2011 MPhS Kickoff Meeting!

    Ilana Suez Mittman, PhD, MS, CGC

    Dr. Ilana Mittman describes herself as "a citizen of the world, with cultural roots that cross continents and with an admiration for the enormous opportunity that human diversity affords." She received a Masters degree in genetic counseling from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Department of Health Policy and Management, concentrating on Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Mittman is the recipient of a five-year W.K. Kellogg Foundation pre-doctoral Fellowship in Health Policy Research, focusing on health care disparities.

    Dr. Mittman is a Research Associate with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities. In this role, she oversees the implantation of a five-year NCI grant to reduce cancer disparities within the National Community Network Programs (CNP). The project uses cancer screening information to underserved communities in Maryland. Prior to taking this post, Dr. Mittman was the Director of Health Policy Research for the Sullivan Alliance to Transform America's Health Professions. In that role, she helped guide national efforts to diversify the health professions through forming state collaboratives and networking with professional societies, health professions and schools, and other stakeholders. Dr. Mittman received her doctorate in health policy and management in 2005 from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was a Kellogg Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Health Policy Research. Following her graduation from Hopkins, Dr. Mittman joined the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, where she directed a project to increase diversity in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry in the state of Maryland and worked with local hospitals and academic health centers to increase cultural and linguistic responsiveness among health professionals.

    Dr. Mittman's expertise includes diversity, inclusion and equity, access to services, health disparities and minority health issues, minority recruitment and retention, cultural competency, equity in human genome research, social research and health policy and community-based participatory research.

     
  • 08 Sep 2011 3:26 AM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)

    We've decided to give our wonderful organization a new look! With this makeover, we hope to improve the site's usability and functionality. Please explore some of our new features, such as the member directory, forum and event calendar. We hope you like it!

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