In the Spotlight: Jan. 10, 2013

Smiling Asian woman with long hairJeannie Lee, PharmD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, has been board certified in geriatric pharmacy by the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy. To become board-certified, a licensed pharmacist must pass a comprehensive examination to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the use of medications in older adults. Lee also has been named as a member of the 2013 board of directors of the Arizona Geriatrics Society, a statewide group supporting the development of professionals in geriatrics and gerontology.  Additionally, she is the subject of a faculty spotlight article in the December/January issue of the electronic newsletter of the UA Parents and Family Association.

Students and Staff
Steve Dudley, Class of 2015, and alumnus Matthew Bertsch, Class of 2012, created a video and entered it into the national 2013 APhA-ASP PharmFlix Video Contest on behalf of the college’s chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists.

The theme for this year’s contest is “Make Your Mark.” The winner of the contest will be announced and showcased during the awards ceremony of the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Los Angeles March 4. Below is the COP video on YouTube:


The college received a Common Ground Award from the Metropolitan Pima Alliance Dec. 13 for its role in the Dispose-a-Med program.

The award celebrates collaboration between the private and public sectors, neighborhood and special interest groups, and other stakeholders.

Man in blue shirt handing award to bald man in dark suitThe annual program recognizes “successful cooperation” in areas such as land development, economic development, revitalization, planning/design, and public policy “for the overall benefit of the community,” says MPA executive director Amber Smith.

Students from the college and staff from the poison center participate in the Dispose-a-Med Program, which collects and incinerates unused medications and educates consumers about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

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