PediaCats is a new organization at the College of Pharmacy started in the fall of 2010 with a focus on pediatrics. We are very excited to begin this organization and educate the community and students about pediatric pharmacy practice. With the help of Dr. Hanna Phan, our faculty adviser, we have been honored with recognition as the first student community network by the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), a national organization. We look forward to the coming years when we will establish our organization and become a successful and impactful student branch of PPAG.
PediaCats is a University of Arizona College of Pharmacy student organization committed to improving the health of children and promoting pediatric education among healthcare professionals. One of the main efforts of the group will focus on advocating for health education through philanthropic events. The mission of PediaCats will be to unite healthcare professional students in a joint effort to improve the well-being of children within our community while emphasizing the nature of pediatrics as a specialty.
- President – Amy Nguyen
- President-Elect – Meghan Menke
- Vice President of Philanthropy – Katie Limke
- Vice President of Professional Affairs – Courtney Cash
- Treasurer – Kevin Yee
- Secretary – Andrew Vo
A local middle school has decided to take a field trip to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy! With the help of the students and faculty, we plan to put on a presentation about physical health and germ hygiene. This event will include an interactive activity in which the middle school students will make hand sanitizer.
Cystic Fibrosis Walk
As advocates for children, we want to focus on illnesses that often affect youth. We want to get a team of students, faculty, and researchers at the UA College of Pharmacy and the Arizona Health Sciences Center to come out and support this great cause that affects not only pediatric patients, but a large age range of patients.
Clinical Lunch Talks
PediaCats hopes to recruit interdisciplinary health professionals within pediatrics to give talks during lunch about their practice. These talks will be open to the entire College of Pharmacy to encourage interest and education in the pediatric practice.
- TBA: Clinical Lunch Talk -- Ronnie Sharpe, creator of RunSickboyRun and an adult living with CF
- Apri 3: Diamond Children's Volunteering @ 3 p.m.
- April 6: St. Mark’s Church Health Fair, 9 a.m. – noon, Nash Elementary School
- April 14: Great Strides: Cystic Fibrosis Walk, 8 a.m. (Check-In), 9 a.m. (Walk), University of Arizona Mall
- April 24: Diamond Children's Volunteering @ 3 p.m.
- May 1-5: PPAG Annual Conference (Indianapolis, IN), Indianapolis Marriot