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UFI College of Pharmacy
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SAINT PETERSBURG CAMPUS NEWS


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SOAR
Angela Hatter
Student Council President.


Last weekend, faculty and students gathered on cam-
pus for the 3rd annual SOAR meeting. It was a huge success!
Students and faculty from all four campuses converged on St.
Pete for a weekend full of fun, leadership, and freezing cold
weather.
On Friday night, we had dinner at the Hilton Harbor-
side. Bob Parrado, former FPA and Florida Board of Pharmacy
member was the keynote speaker. He spoke about how we, as
future pharmacists, need to ensure that our profession is held
in the highest esteem by our patients and customers. We need
to be proud of our profession and be responsible, respectful,


SNPHA
Daphne Zeilinger
2PD Student
In essence, SNPhA
dedicates itself on a student
level to representing the views
of minority pharmacists on a
wide range of issues affecting
pharmacy and healthcare. Our


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underlying goal is organizing,
educating, and creating both
service and cultural events
that provide help in our com-
munity. The aim is to balance
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Editor's Note.
Greetings! My name is Tiffany Beckel
and I am a current 2PD at the St. Petersburg
campus. I have been bestowed the honor to
be the editor of this lovely newsletter, and
included in my reign as editor I will be writ-
ing a monthly column (which you are now
encountering). Each month I plan to write
about something that moves me, and this
month it happens to be something on a per-
sonal level. Recently, at the SOAR dinner to
be more accurate, I found out that a friend I
grew up with was in the hospital from an
opiate overdose. He was on a ventilator and
was essentially brain dead when I went to
see him the next day to say goodbye. As I
sat there in the ICU next to his hospital bed
I pondered many things, one of which was
therapies I have learned in pharmacy
school. How maybe if I had been there, I
would have known to give him Naloxone
and that potentially could have saved his
life (not that we are able to randomly dis-
pense medications, but the instinct was
there). I thought if I hadn't been so busy
with my own life and had been a better
friend I could have been the support he
needed in order to make better decisions. I
kept thinking all the things I shouldd,
could, would" done in order to prevent
this from happening. This was my child-
hood friend, and I was watching a machine
breathe for him. It was a surreal thing to see
his face and feel his warmth, but know he
was never going to open his eyes and ac-
knowledge my presence. This past month I
suffered a great loss, but I did not tell you
this story to make you feel my despair. I am
telling you this because I want you to know
what I have gotten out of this experience,
and what I hope you will take to heart in


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APHA-ASP
Donna Simpsonm
APhA-ASP Membership Vice President
We hope all of you had a relaxing winter
break and welcome back! APhA-ASP recently had
elections in December and our New Officers are:

President: Britten Peer
President Elect: Alyssa Schiller
Membership Vice President: Donna Simpson
Treasurer: Mike Bonkowski
Secretary: Ryan Janeway
Historian: Danielle Honein
ASP Student Council Representative: Tiffany Beckel
SPAN Coordinator: Amanda Waltemath

Chairs were also selected and are now put-
ting together patient care projects for all students to
attend throughout the year. We would also like to
welcome our new faculty member and new advisor


for the APhA- ASP chapter, Dr. Feild. APhA is very
excited about this group of hardworking and enthusi-
astic officers and about plans for this year. We would
like to say thank you to the old officers for all of their
hard work, commitment, and service to our commu-
nity and our profession. We hope that the organiza-
tion will continue to build on that success.
The first event for this semester is the APhA- ASP Pa-
tient Counseling Competition and will take place in
January. This is a great way to practice and showcase
valuable counseling skills that are used often and the
winner will be the St. Petersburg Campus representa-
tive at APhA Annual in Washington, D.C. The date
and time will be announced shortly and we welcome
all APhA members to participate.



APhA-ASP
AMC AN PHARMACISTSUD ASSORCISAT ION
ACADEMY OF STUDENT PHARMACISTS APhA


SNPHA
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celebrating all types of cultures, while simultaneously serving our community in a variety of ways.
Keep your eyes open for all types of events:

S CULTURAL EVENTS: Great culture usually revolves around great food, and this is typi-
cally the only requirement for our events. Every month we embark on exploring food from
a different culture. So far we've practically traveled the world and enjoyed cuisine from the
Chinese, Latin American, Indian, and Vietnamese cultures. However, that's really only the
beginning; there's also dancing and Spanish lessons, and you're always guaranteed a good
time. For those of you who supported our joint venture with KE last November, a big thank
S you for making it a tremendous success and I'm sure your taste-buds were appreciative of
the worldly delectables. Stay posted for the next cultural spotlight.

SERVICE EVENTS: We are dedicated to serving our communities' needs, and each month please stay tuned to
ways in which you can join the fun and give back to the underprivileged. Our next event coming up is Habitat for
Humanity, and it's never too early to start psyching up for our annual event, Relay for Life. It is an incredible
experience, and an amazing way to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.


Transitioning into new leadership:
Giving a special thanks to the previous officers, as time inevitably ticks forward,
the torch had to be passed on, and SNPhA is happy to announce its new officers:
President: Joseph Hong(aka Ben Chi)- jhong@ufl.edu
Vice President: Jennifer Bosse jbosse@ufl.edu
Secretary: Erica Pawlick epawlik@ufl.edu
Treasurer: Joseph Milano milano86@ufl.edu
Historian: Sasha Yonicova ayonicova@ufl.edu
Fundraising Chair: Vanessa Zeilinger vzeilinger@ufl.edu


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KAPPA EPSILON
Brittany Jonap
KE President
Kappa Epsilon had a great end to 2009! Our semester wrapped up with two awesome socials. We had a
flashback to life as a 5th grader at our Chuck E. Cheese night. There were games, pizza, coins, tickets and prizes
galore! Carina Born rocked everyone in our Skee Ball tournament and Katy Saunders wowed us all with her en-
thusiasm as she brought home the Gator Spirit
award. A special thanks to Stephanie Strauser
and Corey Sloan for organizing this event. We
also had the pleasure of initiating our largest new
member class ever in early December! The week
following initiation, our New Member Class
planned their social for the chapter to attend a
Lightening Game. Stephanie also worked with
them so that we were able to put on this wonder-
ful event. It was a fun way for us all to watch the
team battle it out on the ice instead of battling
with the books. Our semester concluded with a
mass mailing to over 250 KE alumni throughout
the Tampa Bay area. Kristy Marie e n
Sowerby, who led this effort, has
already received a fantastic re-
sponse from fellow KEs looking
to get involved in our chapter. So
far in 2010, KE had a great turn
out at the SOAR conference. Sev-
eral of our members represented
for the Alpha Omega Chapter. Dr.
Peris led our breakout session
with the other campuses in which
we discussed monthly officer
chats and combined campus
events. In January we also elected
new officers who will officially take over this month. With all of their great
ideas and passion combined, the future looks bright for KE!

CPFI
Katy Saunders
CPFI Secretary
CPFI is having elections on Tuesday, January 19th at 7pm. CPFI has had a great year with the past offi-
cers. We went to the Dominican Republic, hosted a sno-cone and tie-dye night, and had lots of memorable beach
meetings. CPFI is the only St. Pete campus organization that made it possible for students to go on a mission trip
during spring break and we are very proud of that achievement. We hope that in the future, other organizations
see that all it takes is some organization, and anything is possible. We also encourage all the students to come
out to our meetings. Even if you don't think it is for you, just enjoy the food and fun we have. You might be
surprised. Please make it a point to come out to at least one meeting of all of the organizations before you
graduate, it will expand your pharmacy school experience!


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SOAR
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and honest leaders in everything we do,
both in the pharmacy and in the commu-
nity.
Saturday morning we met on
campus and were treated to a delicious














breakfast from Lighthouse. There
was a fundraising presentation r ,
from the Development office and a ....
leadership presentation from Tar-ih w r i
get. Next, there were several .
breakout sessions to choose to at- r
tend, including one for each stu- l
dent organization as well as some h.. -.
others from faculty and guest. t
speakers. For example,
Dr. Sven Normann con-
ducted the hugely popu-
lar "Thinking Outside the
Box." Dr. Theresa Tolle
did an excellent presenta-
tion about the importance
of advocacy in our pro-
fession. Following the
breakout sessions we had
lunch and were treated to -===NNW
a talk from Dr. Normann
about the importance of
adherence to UF's alcohol policies. Right when Dr. Normann said "No excessive, rapid consumption of alcohol is
allowed," three sand hill cranes graced us with their presence. It took both Dr. Williams and Dr. Peris to fend
them off. Please see Joseph Hong for photographic evidence. Finally, county commissioner and long-time phar-
macist Rose Ferlita gave a speech about leadership and her time in pharmacy and public office.
All and all, SOAR was an excellent opportunity for faculty and student leaders from all campuses to
come together to try to find ways to make our pharmacy school experience even better. A huge thank you to Der-
rick Benton, Kristi James, Dr. Williams, and all the volunteers who made SOAR a great success!


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MORE SOAR PHOTOS: FSHP MIDYEAR CLINICAL MEETING
Lindsey Childs
4PD Student
On a cold, windy afternoon on the Las Vegas strip in
December, thousands of fourth-year pharmacy students crowded
into an ever-shrinking hallway. Each one was trying to be among
the first into the Residency Showcase to discuss their residency op-
tions with various programs. Two more sessions of the Residency
Showcase, the UF reception, and PPS interviews would await the
eager senior student pharmacists from the University of Florida.
The ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting is the largest meet-
ing of pharmacists and stu-
dent pharmacists in the
world. There are many CE
sessions, as well as several
opportunities for network-
ing with colleagues from
across the country. For stu-
dents, the highlight of the
meeting is the Residency
Showcase, where all resi-
dencies show off the fea-
tures of their programs.
Sunday evening also featured a Student Reception, where all recognized
State Societies of Health-System Pharmacists are able to present a poster
showcasing their chapter's accomplishments in the past year. This year,
the FSHP-St. Pete chapter presented a poster for the first time. Students
from various chapters stopped to ask about our innovative program-
ming, such as the beach towel fundraiser and Ronald McDonald House
service event.
Overall, the meeting was exciting and informative! Ask any
4PD, and they will highly recommend the meeting.

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your own lives. In pharmacy school, or in life in general, we get so caught up in the present and forget our
past. I know we barely have time to keep ourselves sane, but I want to urge you to keep in contact with the
people who meant a lot in your past. Even if it's an email or a text, let them know you are thinking of them and
that they meant a lot to you in your life. I know if I had the chance now I would love to tell my friend how
much he meant to me. The last thing I want to leave you with is this- we are gaining a vast wealth of knowl-
edge (for anyone who has experienced second year curriculum you understand where I am coming from) and
with this knowledge we can make a great impact in our world. It is up to us to make an impact one that is
compassionate and lasting, one that can potentially save or change lives.
I hope you enjoy the content that your peers are so kindly providing, and if you have any feedback I
would love to hear it. Thanks so much for reading!

-Tiffany Beckel
Student Council Vice President
tbeckel@uft.edu


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USE AS DIRECTED
Mr E
Its a Mystery!


Welcome friends and neighbors to the first
ever edition of Use as Directed- an inside view on
pharmacy school and the profession at large ranging
from the mundane to the surreal. Each month I, your
charismatic, brilliant and uncommonly handsome
answer man, will share the goings on in the world
that have made me laugh, cry, or scream in frustra-
tion. In addition to all this fun, I'll also answer reader
questions and offer advice on any topic you ask.
Submit your questions to Tiffany Beckel (our lovely
and talented Student Council VP and the Editor of
this very publication) and she will pass them on to
me. You can email them, or drop them in her mail-
box, either way the question will get to me and I will
answer it! All while preserving your anonymity, rest
assured. Today, I have a list of wonderful websites to
visit that will ensure hours of entertainment.

-IMMD: It Made My Day is a collection of short an-
ecdotes about witnessing something that just makes
your day
http:/ /www.itmademvdav.com


-The Onion: The worlds best fake news. Period.
http:/ /www.theonion.com
-Fail Blog: actually the entire icanhazcheezburger
network... hilarious, seriously funny
http:/ /www.failblog.org
-Digg: all the latest news on everything
http:/ /www.digg.com
-Facebook: The DEA is investigating and considering
making it a C-II but due to its high abuse potential.
It'll probably be illegal soon, get your fix while you
can. HINT** try changing the language to English
(Pirate) it makes everything so much more... Pirate-y
http:/ /www.facebook.com
-Woot: Sells one awesome item each day at a great
price. It includes an equally awesome description of
that item to appease your sense of humor. Be sure not
to miss out on the shirt of the day as well.
http:/ /www.woot.com

Well, friends that's all for this portion, now
send in your questions!

-Mr.E


Rotation Spotlight: Geriatrics
Lindsey Childs
4PD Student
"How aggressive do you want to be for the blood pressure control given that the patient is 92 years
old?" This is a common question that you could hear any day in the Geriatric Primary Care Clinic at Bay
Pines VA. The clinic generally sees veterans who are over the age of 80, with a few "young" 70-somethings
thrown in as well. These patients have multiple co-morbidities that require longer appointment times for ade-
quate management. As a result, some say that the clinic runs at a slower pace than the rest of the VA clinics.
But most days were anything but what I would deem to be slow-paced.
The physicians and nurse practitioners rely on the clinical pharmacist in the clinic to manage their pa-
tients' diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. The clinical pharmacist also is responsible for medication
reconciliation for patients living in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), responding to drug information ques-
tions, and approving non-formulary drug requests. In addition to assisting the pharmacist with these tasks, I
also had the opportunity to shadow a physician on a regular basis. During these appointments, I became
much more aware of issues exclusive to the geriatric patient population, such as increased reliance on public
transportation, caregiver burden, and social isolation because of ALF or SNF placement. What I also gained
from this experience is the ability to empathize and laugh with someone old enough to be my grandparent.
Some of the geriatric vets have an amazing and very unique sense of humor!


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SPORTS CLUB

Andre McMahonm
Sports Club President
Spring semester is well on its way and Sports Club is off to a great ,.
start. We just had our first event and a lot of students participated in a
friendly yet competitive game of touch football. Ask Nathan, the 4PD on
academic rotations, how his team did. I'll just tell you the score, it was 9
to 6. The only element that could make our events better, is more partici-
pants. I want to take this opportunity to answer the five "W's" and the
one "H" to enhance your Sports Club awareness, and then hopefully we
will see some new faces at future events.
Who..... is able to participate in Sports Club? Anyone can participate and
there are no dues or fees required.
What..... is Sports Club and what do we do? Sports Club is a student or-
ganization that is competitive in nature, em-
phasizes participation, skill development .. "-
and student leadership. As the name im-
plies, we play team sports such as football,
kickball, ultimate Frisbee, etc...
When..... does Sports Club meet? All the
Sports Club events are posted on ELS and
emails are sent to St. Pete students to remind
them when the events take place.
Where..... does Sports Club meet? Usually,
Sports Club meets on the athletic field lo-
cated behind the dental building. On some
occasions, Sports Club holds off-campus
events such as rock climbing. In that case,
we car pool or provide you with all the in-
formation.
Why..... should I participate in Sports Club? Sports Club is essential to the University of Florida community and
plays a vital role in providing learning opportunities and a rich and diverse campus experience.
How..... can I get involved? Easy, just come to any of the events or talk with/email Andre McMahon, Tarek Fa-
waz, or Benedetto Mitrano.
That covers Sports Club; the only thing left to do is experience it for yourself. See you there!





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DATES TO REMEMBER
February 2nd
ASP Meeting
Sports Club
February 3rd
CPFI Meeting
February 4th
Sports Club
February 5th
Career Days
February 8th
Sports Club
February 9th
KE Meeting
February loth
Board of Pharmacy Meeting (Jacksonville)
February 16th
Student Council Meeting
February 18th
FSHP Meeting
February 19th
3PD Farewell Luncheon
February 24th
SNPhA Meeting


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Newsletter Staff

TIFFANY BECKEL
Tiffany (2PD) is the Editor and
Vice President of Student
Council

ANGELA HATTER
(2PD) Monthly Contributor
and Student Council
President

SLINDSEY CHILDS
(4PD) Rotation Corner
Contributor


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