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San Fernando Health Fair
As part of a UIW Interprofessional Collaboration (IPE), 43 pharmacy students volunteered for the 22nd Annual San Fernando Health and Safety Fair on October 6th. They were joined by volunteers from the UIW Student Nurses’ Association and student nurses from San Antonio College. FSOP had the largest contingent of students present at the health fair.
Students helped the citizens of San Antonio by providing services such as glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure readings, monofilament foot exams, and administration of almost 500 flu vaccinations. Dr. Renee Bellanger, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and Dr. Blair Sarbacker, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, served as preceptors for the event.
Class of 2016 White Coat Ceremony
On Friday, September 28, 2012 the Class of 2016 took the oath of professionalism and donned the white coat symbolizing that committment to the profession of pharmacy and to patient care.
The Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP) received word from the ACPE Board of Directors on Tuesday, June 26, regarding the outcome of the school’s February 21-22 accreditation site visit. The Doctor of Pharmacy program has been awarded the four-year accreditation term that is customary for a college or school of pharmacy after its first two-year term of full accreditation status..
Building Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Sensitivity through a Study Abroad Experience in China
A group of 30 students and five faculty members from the Feik School of Pharmacy and the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions recently returned from a 14-day study abroad trip to China (May 15-29, 2012).
The trip was the culmination of a spring elective where students used blended learning techniques to engage in a variety of activities that promoted interdisciplinary education and cultural competency. The time spent in China was a rare opportunity to experience China first-hand and observe the similarities and differences between our cultures, our healthcare practices, and our daily lives. Scheduled trips to health care facilities provided opportunities to view the roles of our professions in a different society.
To learn about other study abroad opportunities and how to get involved, visit the University of the Incarnate Word Study Abroad website at www.uiw.edu/studyabroad/.
Tiananmen Square outside of the forbidden city in Beijing
The Great Wall, just outside of Beijing
A group of 30 students and five faculty members from the Feik School of Pharmacy and the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions will soon be departing on a 14-day trip (May 15-29, 2012) through various regions of China.
The purpose of this trip is to provide an interprofessional, multicultural study abroad experience to interested students enrolled in UIW’s Feik School of Pharmacy and Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions. The trip is the culmination of a semester-long elective where the students must engage in a variety of activities (both online and in the classroom) to promote interdisciplinary learning and cultural competency. At the completion of the elective, our students will have put extensive effort into understanding the Chinese culture and its history, researching health care systems in China, comparing and contrasting Western and Eastern-style medicine practices, and keeping current with Chinese events and their global impact. Our focus on interdisciplinary education is reinforced by the creation of discussion groups that include a wide mix of pharmacy students (from all four professional years), nursing students (undergraduate and graduate), and faculty (both pharmacy and nursing faculty).
After completion of the elective, the trip is a rare opportunity to experience China first-hand and observe the similarities and differences between our cultures, our health care practices, and our daily lives. Scheduled trips to health care facilities provide opportunities to view the roles of our professions in a different society and interact with Chinese health professionals.
Be on the lookout for pictures after the group returns from China. To learn about other study abroad opportunities and how to get involved, visit the University of the Incarnate Word Study Abroad website at www.uiw.edu/studyabroad/.
Responding to the White House Challenge for Interfaith service, the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society Delta Eta Chapter at the UIW Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP) held a health fair for the refugee population in San Antonio on Saturday, March 24, 2012. The health fair activities were led by Dr. Sushma Ramsinghani, a FSOP faculty member on the UIW Interfaith Council. The Rho Chi members worked with the Catholic Charities of San Antonio that serves the refugee population.
Various student organizations at FSOP participated including APhA, Kappa Psi, SNPhA, Kappa Epsilon, and Phi Delta Chi to help make this event a success. Also in attendance were Drs. Jason Cota, Elizabeth Montfort and William Linn helping to provide their expertise in various areas of pharmacy.
Over a 100 refugees were served from a multitude of countries including Iraq, Iran, Nepal, Burma, Bhutan, Kenya and Ethiopia, speaking a variety of languages collectively. Free services were provided to all visitors including blood pressure screenings, glucose screenings, diabetic foot exams, as well as health information on diabetes, children’s nutrition, immunizations, breast cancer self-screenings, and affordable health services and insurance.
Apart from the services the refugees gained by attending the health fair, student participants gained experience in their patient interaction skills in a multicultural, multilingual setting.
FSOP Welcomes Inaugural Editorial Board of “The UIW Pharmacy Review”
The Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP) recently announced plans to establish “The University of the Incarnate Word Pharmacy Review.” The journal is modeled after the law review, a journal common to most schools of law. “The UIW Pharmacy Review,” will be a product of student editors. Becoming a student editor conveys a prestige far higher than any single accomplishment earned at FSOP. The Feik School of Pharmacy would like to welcome the inaugural editorial board of “The UIW Pharmacy Review,” pictured (L-R) Lindsay Thurman, Ronda Wenzel, Andrea Roldan, Lauren Hernandez, Sara Bazan, and Rachel Pittman.
Rear Admiral Speaks of Career Opportunities
Pictured: Rear Admiral Eleanor V. Valentin and Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, founding dean of the FSOP at the Forum for First-Year Students held Thursday, Oct. 27. As part of Navy Week in San Antonio, Rear Admiral Valentin spoke to FSOP students about the Navy’s role in providing healthcare to enlisted men and women, veterans, and victims of natural disasters. Navy career opportunities for pharmacists were also presented.
Pharmacy students provide a helping hand at Haven for Hope, November 17, 2011
On Friday, October 7, 2011 the Class of 2015 took the Pledge of Professionalism and were presented a white coat as a symbol of entering the profession of pharmacy. Randy Ball, president of TSHP provided the keynote address.
Summer Service is in Session, June 15, 2010
Effective June 1, 2011, Dr. Lord assumed the role of Assistant Dean and began facilitating the entrance of the Class of 2015.
Garza wins TSHP 2011 Annual Seminar Student Poster Award
2011 TSHP Research & Education Foundation
Winner of the TSHP Poster Competition: Student Category
Carissa L. Garza, PharmD Candidate and Tina Christi Lopez, PharmD, MS
"Pharmacist Preceptor's View on the Usefulness of Five Drug Information Resources"
Camp CHANCE Presented at APhA 2011
Pictured (l-r): Songme Perez, Jena Olfers, Abigail Thompson, Dr. Bellanger, Lauren Hernandez
Dr. Renee' Bellanger and members of the UIW APhA-ASP chapter presented a poster at the APhA annual meeting on their involvement in Camp CHANCE (Chapters helping Advocate for Needy Communities Everywhere), as part of an APhA-ASP grant awarded "towards a project that promotes interprofessional collaboration, raises the awareness of safe medication practices in underserved communities, and delivers comprehensive pharmacy services."
2011 MedDropSA Collection Dates Announced
The Feik School of Pharmacy is pleased to partner with SAWS, SWMD, and the SAPD to collect expired and unused medications so that they may be disposed of safely. All events 8am-1pm.For more information visit MedDropSA.com.
June 4: City’s South Central District Center
4719 S. Zarzamora
September 10: St. Benedicts Church
4535 Lord Road
Haven for Hope: Christmas Under the Bridge
Student Ivan Juarez (from left), Dr. Eli Phillips and student Adrianna Fontaney-Dimando, along with others from the Feik School of Pharmacy, helped at the Haven of Hope’s Christmas Under the Bridge event in December. Sponsored by Walgreens, the group gave out hand sanitizers, pill organizers, information and counseling to the residents of Haven for Hope and surrounding areas.
H-E-B Pharmacy has awarded its first Distinguished Service Award to the UIW Feik School of Pharmacy for the school’s contribution to the future of pharmacy.The award was accepted by Dean Johnson-Fannin.
Class of 2010 NAPLEX Test Results
The first graduating class of the FSOP posted a 94 percent pass rate on the first attempt on the national board process. Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin says she’s confident the other students will pass on the second attempt.
|Dr. Mondriquez' Class, 2010||Sr. Bryant's Class, 2010|
FSOP Begins Residency Program
The Feik School of Pharmacy welcomed its first 2 residents on July 1st. Drs. Nicole Farrell and Melissa De Leon, who recently graduated among the top of their class, will be doing a 1- year Academic Clinical Pharmacy Residency. The residents will have an array of clinical experiences that include outpatient ambulatory care and oncology, as well as inpatient critical care, internal medicine, and transplant. In addition, the residents will be involved in course development, implementation and coordination. Dr. De Leon will be mentored by Dr. Mark Granberry and will be doing research in the area of cardiology. Dr. Farrell will be mentored by Dr. John Tovar and will be doing research in the area of vaccines.
FSOP Partners for Consumer Health
The FSOP Drug Information Center and Top200Rx held a press conference to announce their collaborative efforts in providing consumer drug information. The Drug Information Center has written several drug monographs for Top200Rx, which will be available to consumers in computer kiosks placed in several different healthcare environments starting at the end of September 2010.
Pharmacy Student Chapter Wins Award
The Academy of Student Pharmacists of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has selected the Feik School of Pharmacy student chapter as a 2010 recipient of their Project CHANCE Award. Their research proposal concerns increasing healthy eating and activity for children, and the selection committee declared their proposal “one of the best.” The students will receive a research grant of $2,000, and submit an abstract and report. The project committee members will attend and present a research poster at the APhA 2011 annual meeting next March in Seattle, Wash.
September 25, 2009
Dr Johnson-Fannin, inaugural dean addresses class of 2013
Paul Davis - Keynote address
April 23, 2009 ICC Rosenberg Sky Room
On this special occasion we come together to celebrate accomplishments, reflect upon past experiences, and for the P-3 students, usher in this new stage and direction of learning. This is our public opportunity to applaud your progress and look to the future. To the class of 2010...
October 2008 - The Pharmacy Museum Foundation of Texas donated its inventory of over 4,000 early pharmacy artifacts, dated from between 1850-1950, and valued at more than $250,000 to the Feik School of Pharmacy. Billy Walker, chairman of the Pharmacy Museum Foundation of Texas, and several Foundation board members met with Dr. Louis Agnese, and FSOP Founding Dean Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin to commemorate the important gift.
The University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy has reached another milestone towards helping to alleviate the shortage of pharmacists in San Antonio and South Texas. The Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program achieved candidate status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
Candidate status is the second step in a three-step process for a school to receive accreditation. Candidate status affords the pharmacy graduate the right to take the pharmacy licensing exam (NAPLEX) anywhere in the United States or Canada. Additionally, this step denotes a developmental program which is expected to mature in accordance with stated plans and within a defined time period. During this phase, the school continues to evolve and provide specific assurances that will allow the program to become fully accredited by the time the first class graduates.
“We did everything ‘by the book’ while writing some new chapters for others to follow,” said Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, Pharm.D.,R.Ph., UIW Founding Dean of the Feik School of Pharmacy. “We are pleased and excited that the University has made it to this monumental step in the accreditation process.”
Once again, Johnson-Fannin stressed that the process to get to this stage in the accreditation was accomplished by the hard work of the Pharmacy school faculty and staff, the University, the city of San Antonio, and its surrounding communities.
Full accreditation should be awarded to the University in 2010 after the first class graduates.
For more information, contact the UIW Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.