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GATORx Magazine
is produced by the University of Florida College of
Pharmacy Office of Development & Alumni Affairs
for its alumni, faculty and friends.

Development & Alumni Affairs
Kelly Markey, Senior Director

Linda Homewood, APR
Director, News 8 Communication
Art Director
Julie Esbjorn, JS Design Studio
Sarah Kiewel, UF HSC News Office
Linda Homewood

William H. Riffee, Ph.D.

Executive Associate Dean
William J. Millard, Ph.D.

Sr. Associate Dean for
Professional Affairs
Michael W. McKenzie, Ph.D.

Sr. Associate Dean for
Finance & Administration
Michael Brodeur, MBA, CCBM

Associate Dean for
Accreditation & Assessment
L. Douglas Ried, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Experiential Education
Randell Doty, Pharm.D.

Associate Dean for Distance,
Continuing and Executive Education
Sven A. Normann, Pharm.D.

Assistant Deans & Campus Directors:
Jacksonville: Carol Motycka, Pharm.D.
Orlando: Erin St. Onge, Pharm.D.
St. Petersburg: Jennifer Williams, Pharm.D.

The national and state economy overshadows our own state budget cuts affecting
all Florida II..o..- It signals us to be prepared for more state cuts this year.
So, you may be asking how is the UF College of Pharmacy going to weather the
economic storm?
It begins with education. We are the foundation of the pharmacy profession. Education
sustains the profession. Its future, integrity and value goes back to the schools that
educated, trained and prepared the pharmacists, researchers and educators.
In this economy, we are all looking for secure investments. One of the surest long-
sighted investments still remaining is in higher education.
We have three funds, already established, that serve to invest in our students and
faculty. We are encouraging our alumni and friends to consider supporting one of these
important areas that will ensure the foundation for our future generation of pharmacists.

Academy for Excellence

Graduate Student Endowment

Arajuo Alumni Scholarship Endowment

Endowments are created to help the ,. II... navigate through economic periods such
as the one we are now experiencing. The permanence of endowed funds ,II -. students,
faculty and programs to continue receiving needed revenue streams, even when state
funding is down.
Your gift continues to provide us with the fuel that enables the ,. ii..,. to generate new
ideas and initiatives and develop leadership qualities in our faculty and students. Without
your support, our ability to pay it forward to meet the constantly evolving demands of
our pharmacy profession would be severely curtailed.
The University of Florida has long enjoyed the reputation of having a top ranked
College of Pharmacy and we are proud to be among the top 10 in the country. We are
there because of commitment, fortitude, innovation and most of all resources.
I would like to leave you with one simple question that has the impact to change lives:
How will you change Pharmacy Tomorrow?

William Riffee, Ph.D.
Dean UF College of Pharmacy



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Alumni Connection
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Collected Works
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Cyber Cafe
The UF tech team receives recognition for
a special service to AACP

No Ordinary Grad
A New Jersey hospital pharmacist joins the
Gator Nation, earning a UF Pharm.D. with
high honors.

Generation R
The Class of 2010 delivers a dose of reality
to area high schools. Their mission has
just begun. What drives them to take their
message further?

Faculty News

Student Spotlight

Alumni News

ON THE COVER: Pharmacy
graduate students working in the
medicinal chemistry research lab
were photographed by Sarah Kiewel,
photojournalist in the UF Health Science
Center News Office.


Wesley D. Owens 1934
James Love 1935
Rufus I. Thomas 1942
L. W. Harrell 1936
Walter Griffin 1937
Felix Donatelli 1951
Harold S. Osteen 1953
Neil Bitting 1940
George B. Browning 1953
John W. Davies 1952
Bernard J. Cimino 1947
Gilbert N. Weise 1960
Robert T. Showerman 1960
Lawrence A. Diaz 1968
Joe Cuellar 1949
John C. King 1950
Michael W. Stamitoles 1968
George B. Browning 1953
Max A. Lemberger 1944
Kenneth R. Norfleet 1966
Ed L. Hamilton 2000
S. Mark Hobbs 1981
M. Peter Pevonka 1972
James Powers 1953
Paul Ackerman 1969
Robert Wilson 1966
Theresa Tolle 1988
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Q: What is your biggest challenge as a pharmacist/business
owner today?
A: The biggest change I've had to make is pulling back from being
a pharmacist to be a manager. There is not as much time to be the
pharmacist behind the counter, but as long as I can be in touch with
my patients, then it's OK. I am out front with them, just not behind
the counter in a traditional pharmacist sense.

Q: How did you get involved in FPA leadership?
A: I started my FPA involvement at the Brevard County Pharmacy
Association. I met a man named Red Camp of Camp Pharmacy in
Titusville. He took me under his wing and said I had potential that
needed to be developed. He plugged me in at the state level and got
me a committee appointment in APhA. I was hooked. When I saw
what I could do by being involved in the association, I was really
interested and wanted to serve. After my first child was born, I took
a step back and then started again with a foundation position and
then was encouraged to run for state president.

Q: What are you most proud of during your time in FPA
A: I really feel that I helped to create more unity within the pharmacy
organizations in Florida. My theme was TEAM (Together Everyone
Achieves More) and we worked closely with FSHP and other groups
to become a more unified voice for Florida Pharmacy. I feel that we
made great strides and have continued to build upon it since then.
The other real accomplishment was a strategic planning retreat that
"revamped" the FPA mission, vision and goals. Those still stand today
and I also think helped give direction to FPA and the profession.

Q: What are your thoughts on the profession today?
A: "We are in real danger of devaluing what we do to a simple
commodity As a business owner, I have learned to be constantly
looking for new niches and ways to market the business. The biggest
awakening is really reimbursement issues you cannot understate
them. They are terrible. Our profession needs to continue to reinvent
itself, looking for new ways to make a difference in the lives of our
patients and bring in new revenue sources.

Q: How did your UF education prepare you for your career?
A: "In addition to the clinical education I received, I also received
skills in leadership. I was involved in numerous student organiza-
tions, but serving as the editor of the yearbook taught me how to
recruit people and ask the right questions. UF C II. .. of Pharmacy
was a great school then and even more respected now. I take great
pride in being part of The Gator Nation."

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a pharmacist?
A: I came to UF because my aunt, Gail Wells, was a pharmacist from
UF in the 1970s. She was my inspiration, and she made pharmacy
intriguing to me. My younger sister, Carla Barber, graduated from
UF and now is a pharmacist as well.

Q: How do you stay connected to the university?
A: I serve on the advisory board and am very proud to have input
on the direction the school is going. People look at you differently
when you say you're a Gator. There is a tremendous amount of
respect for the school and the pharmacy program.

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Current Occupation: Owner/Pharmacist, Bay Street Phar-
macy and Home Health Care, Roseland, Fla.
Other Leadership Highlights: President, Brevard County
Pharmacy Association; Florida Independent Pharmacy Alli-
ance Ad-Hoc Committee Chair; FPA Foundation President;
Speaker of the House; Chair of FPA House of Delegates
Awards Highlights: Bowl of Hygeia Award, James H. Beal
Pharmacist of the Year; Distinguished Pharmacy Service
Alumnus, University of Florida; Marion Merrell Dow Distin-
guished Young Pharmacist of the Year
Community Service Highlights: Served on Board of North
Indian River County American Cancer Society; Sebastian River
Medical Center; Sebastian River Chamber of Commerce; Univer-
sity of Florida College of Pharmacy National Advisory; Sunday
School Teacher at First Baptist Church, Melbourne, Fla.
Family: Theresa and her husband, Joe, have three
children ages 12, 10 and 4 f -

Theresa, who loves family,
is shown with... Top: Johnny
Garcia, husband Joe and
her brother, Steven Wells,
keeping Gator spirits up at
the Ole Miss game.
Bottom: Her mom, Joyce,
sister Carla Wells Barber
(class of '07), Aunt Gail
(class of '74), and daughters
Taelyn and Taryn at Carla's
baby shower last June.

Winter 2009 GATORx 1 3

Q: How did you get involved in FPA leadership?
A: I was the president of the UF COP student council and got involved
in the FPA immediately after graduation. The FPA does a great job
of getting students involved, so it was a natural transition. When I
went to my first FPA meeting, I went right up to UF graduate George
Browning and asked what I could do. He immediately put me to work.
In association work, you get involved at the committee level and if you
enjoy it, it is easy to move along the leadership path. The next thing
you know, you are president.

Q: What are you most proud of during your time in FPA
A: I am most proud that it :. II ,- the beginning of the association's
increased political action and media awareness. We did media training
and raised the level of our exposure in Tallahassee. I think we did a good
job of that. My favorite part of serving was the opportunity to meet a lot
of people. I went to a lot of national meetings as well as a presidential
road trip to local associations to raise FPA exposure statewide. I saw a
common desire to see the profession move forward.

Q: What are your thoughts on the profession today?
A: There is a lot of opportunity out there .- -.. 11 in specialized
niche work. We are always looking for specialized work. We provide
services to nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes.
You have to look at the marketplace, and find where there is opportunity
for locally oriented high-tech, high-touch types of needs. For larger
organizations, it wouldn't work, but it does for us.

Q: How did your UF education prepare you for your career?
A: I got a great classroom-based education and then we moved into
the field to get experience in multiple settings. We had longer rotations
then, and I spent a summer working in a hospital, so when I came back
to the community environment, there was a comfort level with more
of what I was doing. The student groups also do a good job preparing
students for involvement in professional organizations.

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a pharmacist?
A: I knew I wanted to be a pharmacist after a volunteer rotation in a VA
hospital in Gainesville while in the pre-med program. I spent six weeks
with medical students before I realized I wanted to do something else.
The head of the medical center brought us all into an auditorium and
said 100 of us would be doctors and the rest would be seeking career
opportunities other than medicine.
Pharmacy I11 .. I me to remain involved in health care and be
patient-oriented. I also liked having the opportunity to be entrepre-
neurial and able to react quickly to the marketplace. Being a pharmacist
,11 .. I me to keep that entrepreneurial spirit.

Q: How do you stay connected to the university?
A: I am an adjunct professor and serve on the UF COP Advisory Board.
We also have students through here on rotation.sBeing constantly
exposed to students keeps me young and on my toes.

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Current Occupation: Community Pharmacist, President and
Owner of Hobbs Pharmacy, Merritt Island; also Co-owner of
Brevard Medical Equipment
Other Leadership Highlights: Speaker of the FPA HOL i
Delegates; President of the FPA Foundation; PACCE F'Pl.i. i
Action committee; chairman of the APhA Community/
Ambulatory Practice Section; Chairman, Florida Council ..r
United Drugs
Awards Highlights: Marion Merrel Dow Distinguished ,.,11i.1
Pharmacist Award; The Frank Tobak Consultant Pharma. iI .I
the Year, James H. Beal Florida Pharmacist of the Year, Bowl of~
Hygeia Community Service Award
Community Service Highlights: Served on boards of Brevard
County American Cancer Society, Cocoa Beach Area Chamber
of Commerce; Leadership Brevard; Advisory Board for Health
First Hospice and Wuestoff Brevard Hospice and Homecare.
Family: Mark and his wife, Kim, have two sons,
Garrett and Alex.

Mark with wife,

4 | Winter 2009 GATORx

Q: How did you get involved in FPA leadership?
A: I became a pharmacist in Florida at a time when the state legislature
could do anything it wanted. A group of us were dissatisfied and tired
of always being on the defensive. So, we decided it was time to be
The Florida Pharmacy Association was not an effective organization;
they did not lobby and were running the association out of an office in Ft.
Myers. When the office moved to Tallahassee, a bunch of us decided to
work together to make things better. We hired Jim Powers (UF graduate
and future FPA president), who I went to school with. I got involved as
treasurer and then as president.

Q: What are you most proud of during your time in FPA
A: Together with the UF C II.... of Pharmacy and the Florida Board of
Pharmacy, we worked together to get the consultant pharmacist licensing
law passed the first such law in the U.S. It .. 11II ,- quite remarkable.
We had people in all three organizations working together -- it is not like
that today We were all close, and when that happens, you can do things
better and faster.
We also started the continuing education requirements for pharmacists.
And in the mid-1980s, we were faced with the issue of product selection,
or the availability of generic drugs. It is a fight we started, and Florida was
the first state to take on the big companies, so they all had representatives
here to try and defeat it.

Q: Why did you want to serve a second term?
A: I didn't like what they were doing. I felt like the leadership needed to
be doing something else. Plus, I enjoyed it. I love working with the FPA
and the Legislature and national organizations. Being a pharmacist was
my life, so I thought I should be involved. You gain knowledge by being
involved and can then be more effective. It just seemed natural to do it.

Q: What are your thoughts on the profession today?
A: The UF COP is doing a goodjob educating the students, but sometimes
it seems that they might be overeducated for their pay Consulting with
people about their prescriptions is as far as it goes unless they work in a
hospital setting. They are .. 1-ii .... 1, but they come out and are placed in
a retail setting and have to learn to deal with people and they are not trained
for that. It is sometimes a rude awakening in the retail environment.
We never did hide behind the counter. This new way in pharmacy
(MTM) is really just the old way I built my business by communicating
with my patients.

Q: How did your UF education prepare you for your career?
A: My coursework at UF gave me the background to go out and practice,
without which I would not be where I am today That is why I have always
supported and given back both monetarily and through service.

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a pharmacist?
A: I went to ,. II. .. to be a chemist, but in my first year my uncle, who was
a pharmaceutical salesman, suggested that I should look into pharmacy.

Q: At 77 years old, why do you still do it?
A: There is only one way to run a business, and that is hands-on. I never
felt I have made enough to retire, and I don't know what I would do if
I quit. It is fun to build something and keep it running. If it quits being
fun, then I will leave.

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Current Occupation: Owner/Pharmacist, Browning's
Pharmacy E Health Care (since 1962)
Other Leadership Highlights: President, APhA Academy
of Pharmacy Practice; Board Member, American Society
of Consultant Pharmacists; President, UF COP Alumni
Association; also active membership in American College of
Apothecaries and National Association of Retail Druggists
Awards Highlights: Awarded FPA's RQ Richards Award
for Pharmaceutical Public Relations and James H. Beal
Pharmacist of the Year
Community Service Highlights: Served on the board of the
Melbourne United Methodist Church Trustees, South Brevard
YMCA, State of Florida Consumers Council, Florida Medicaid
Advisory Council
Family: George and his wife, Jeannine, have been married for
55 years. They have four children, eight grandchildren and two

Winter 2009 GATORx 1 5


when faculty have resources to teach &
inspire the next generation

Leadership Partners

Scholar in Residence Spells: 5-U-/-C-C- .-5-5

As reported by AACP in the summer issue of Academic Pharmacy Now

We created the SUCCESS
tool because we wanted to
define whether our students
are performing adequately
when they're in clerkships.
-Douglas Ried

n January 2008, Dr. L. Douglas Ried, a
professor and associate dean at the University
of Florida C II.... of Pharmacy, began his service
as the Donald C. Brodie American Association of
C II.,. -. of Pharmacy Scholar in Residence.
Established in 1988 and named in honor
of Donald C. Brodie in 2003, the program gives
faculty an opportunity to develop, research and
analyze public policy on an issue directly related to
pharmacy education or the pharmacy profession.
A Scholar in Residence investigates an issue
in great depth and is given a full six months to
dedicate to that issue.
"It's the first time in 20 years my schedule's
been my own," said Ried. "Otherwise, I'd be meet-
ing with students and teaching classes which
are all very worthwhile but it doesn't 11
me time to immerse myself in a topic and really
think about it."
Ried has focused much of his time evaluating
the System of Universal Clinical Competency
Evaluation in the Sunshine State (SUCCESS), an

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)
competency assessment tool. As part of the revised
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
(ACPE) Standards and Guidelines that became
effective July 2007, pharmacy faculty must have
mechanisms in place to monitor and maintain the
integrity and quality of APPEs.
Like other states, Florida schools share precep-
tors and the preceptors have a different form for each
school. So, Ried and experiential directors set out
to create a consistent form for all of the schools
in the state.
"Randell Doty and I helped to create the
SUCCESS tool because we wanted to define
whether our students are performing adequately
when they're in clerkships," Ried said.
It began back in 2001 at the AACP Institute,
when Ried worked three days with other educa-
tors putting together the things that they thought
were most essential, with regard to internship
competencies. They examined forms from three
Florida schools that were active at the time -

AACP Applauds the UF Cyber Cafe
by Melissa M. Thompson
The American Association of C II.. o. of Pharmacy gave
a special recognition to the University of Florida C II....
of Pharmacy at its annual meeting in July. The AACP
distinguished service award was presented to
the UF Cyber Cafe team not for scientific
contribution, but for its tech skills.
Under the leadership of Dean William
H. Riffee, Ph.D., the team of IT buffs, include
Mike Brodeur, senior associate dean for
finance and administration; Randell Doty,
Pharm. D., clinical associate professor and
associate dean for experiential education; ."
Lane Blanchard, coordinator of computer
applications; and Peter Mauro, a former IT
technician for the. II.. who is now a senior
engineer for UF Computing and Network
Services. The team has set up a virtual office
away from home at nearly every AACP annual

meeting for more than a decade, where pharmacists from
across the country have been able to finish presentations
and check their e-mail.
"C.. i.I. 11 the minute we start putting this
thing together, people start knocking on the door,"
said Brodeur, who has led UF's program since its
inception in 1996. "About 1,000 faculty members
come through here, .. 11, more than once."
The idea for the Cyber Caf6 began in the
early '90s when Riffee started a similar program
at the University of Texas and decided to continue
the tradition at UE Back then, the "cafe" had 10
desktop computers, no wireless connection and
a 15-minute time limit for users.
The team now operates the cafe from 7:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. and has expanded services to
include 30 computer stations and wireless service
for attendees with laptops.

FLORIDA TOMORROW IS A DAY...when pharmacy faculty have ample resources

6 | Winter 2009 GATORx



University of Florida, Florida A&M University
and Nova Southeastern University and the
key things that they agreed were necessary
The benefits of using a nationwide assess-
ment tool, Ried said, is to have comparisons of
your school within your own state, as well as
comparisons of your school with others across
the country
By creating benchmarks to report to ACPE
and other regulatory agencies, it provides a
standardized measure across the country to
define whether or not the curriculum is working.
The assessment tool can show if the ,. II.. .. is
achieving its goal of preparing students.
It's also a valuable tool for documenting
students' experiences, not only .11 ..II ,11
or 'i i 11 but also l I ,11
"At UF we have -.... -..11 documented
students' experiences in the United Kingdom,
Spain, Ecuador and Mexico using SUCCESS,"
said Ried.

to teach and inspire the next generation

Globalizing Forensic Science Education

with an Eye on the Environment
by Anne Myers

had only 20 students. Now, it is the largest graduate forensic
science program in the world with 450 students from 28
countries. The program's creator and director, Ian Tebbett, Ph.D., believes
it's making a difference in educating forensic scientists.
Others see it that way too. In November 2008, Tebbett was awarded
an International Educator of the Year award from the UF International
Center for his work globalizing the campus and curriculum. The
award recognizes Tebbetts international endeavors through his online .
"The program puts people in touch with others in the same fields, all over the world,"
Tebbett said.
Through its international connections, UFs forensic science program has established
partnerships with academic institutions in the United Kingdom, South America, and most
recently, Australia.
In 2007, UF finalized an agreement with the University of Canberra to offer students a
new master's in environmental forensics from either institution. More than 30 students have
:-rii. 1II.1.J, benefitting from the combined technology edge from UFs core forensic studies and
the environmental expertise from Canberra's curriculum.
Today's carbon trading means higher costs in disposal, which creates I,..:, -,. problem
when companies II.. lI dispose of toxins said Chris Lennard, Ph.D., a r of forensic
studies at the University of Canberra. An environmental forensic scientist would be called
upon to investigate the source and prove liability for contamination anywhere in the world,
he said.
Lennard, who worked 12 years for the Australian Federal Police as an operational forensic
scientist, enjoys his new role in academia on an international scale.
"I see the unique opportunity students have today to logon and share coursework
with students on the other side of the world being able to share their experiences and
perceptions," he said.
Tebbett first became interested in forensic science as a pharmacy student at London
University in the late 1970s after working summers for the Scotland Yard '.i ,v. to the
United States more than 20 years ago after earning a Ph.D. from the Forensic Science Unit at
the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, and has been at UF for the past 16 years.
It all started when Tebbett was the director of the State Racing Laboratory in the UF
C .11. 1.. of Veterinary Medicine.The lab is in charge of conducting drug tests for Florida's
horse and dog-racing industries. In response to his staffs requests for additional training, he
put his forensic toxicology material online. The rest, as they say, is history
The online forensic science program quickly evolved into four areas of concentration and
now contributes $2 million a year in revenue to the C II..1-.. of I I 11 61P l'a n I 'ting
three faculty and two dozen support staff and teaching assistant I I .'1 I I..
program's students are working professionals who want to improve their qualifications.
Many have families and mortgages and can't afford to leave their job to : 1- .1 -.1, 1
The UF online program solves that problem n -.. F 1 1 .. I -.. .....
Then there are the students from South Ar.,.. 1. I i I I- .i 11 . 1 1 II. I
and all over the world. Currently, there are 2' .1 1.. - .... : 1- Ii.. +iii,. ,..
stationed in Iraq. ._..g _
"Its amazing that they are able to complete I. 1 . ..._ I I I II
students can take a course while in a wc, : i.. I.. 11- Il.' l

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Pharmacy Nation Grows

New Jersey Pharmacist Earns

High Honors from UF

][ I, ,I ..I I11, Edith Tortora Micale, Pharm.D.,
ranked midway in the procession of 91
graduates who lined up for the UF C II.... of
Pharmacy August commencement. But at 69,
Edith was by no means the average pharmacy student.
She traveled far from her home in North Bergen,
N.J., for the honor of joining her classmates in taking
the Pharmacist's Oath, singing the UF Alma mater and
accepting the ,. II..,. -. top academic and leadership
award. This was her first visit to the UF campus.
Edith began the UF pharmacy program in 2005, but
her class group met in New York City Other classmates

hailed from Utah, New Mexico and Texas
and even ilii..i ii 11 ,, I from Jamaica to
The need for a doctor of pharmacy
education program for working
professionals was realized in the early-
'90s when pharmacy schools began
phasing out bachelor's degrees, said Sven
Normann, Pharm.D., associate dean for
distance education for UF's C II..-.. of
"The Doctor of Pharmacy was
established as the first professional degree,
leaving many working pharmacists
in a difficult situation," Normann
said. "Despite many years of work
experience, they lacked the advanced
degree and some of the clinical skills of
the new pharmacy graduates entering
the workforce."
A hospital pharmacist in New Jersey,
Edith realized she needed to update her
clinical skills and began looking at area
pharmacy schools.
"I am very familiar with the
accreditation process for colleges of
pharmacy, and UFs WPPD program meets
all the expectations of the Accreditation
Council for Pharmacy Education," she
Edith was among 10 students out of
77 WPPD graduates, who competed for
the highest honors awarded at graduation.
Joseph Micale, M.D., her husband and
biggest supporter, accompanied his wife
to commencement and a special reception
held by Dean William Riffee, Ph.D. The
couple was surprised to learn that Edith

was to receive the engraved Outstanding
Graduate Award plaque.
An experienced hospital pharmacist,
who served on the NewJersey State Board
of Pharmacy for 15 years including
two years as president Edith earned a
bachelor of science degree in pharmacy
in 1960 from the University of Michigan
C II.. .. of Pharmacy. Licensed in New
York and New Jersey, her long-standing
pharmacy career has taken her to hospital
pharmacies in both states, where she
honed her expertise in quality assurance
and performance improvement while
administering to patient care.
Teaching patients how their
medications work and the importance of
sticking to medication schedules is how
she helps patients get the most out of
their treatment.
"This is the pharmacist's best role,
and the area of practice I enjoy the most,"
Edith said. "and this is why I returned for
my Pharm.D. so I can better serve my
Like any new doctor of pharmacy,
you don't hear Edith mention words like,
"retirement" or "part-time." She serves
on the Canterbury Board of Trustees
for Christ Hospital in Jersey City, N.J.,
and continues to work at the Jersey City
Medical Center, and Englewood Hospital
and Medical Center in Englewood, N.J.
Canterbury Board of Trustees for Christ
Hospital in Jersey City, N.J., and continues
to work at the Jersey City Medical Center,
and Englewood Hospital and Medical
Center in Englewood, N.J.


Through Distance Education

Growing UF Online Master's Program Brings Choices
by Jay Goodwin

apid growth in enrollment in the
University of Florida's online pharmacy
programs bodes well for the growth of
Florida's pharmaceutical industry.
The UF C II..1.. of Pharmacy offered its first
online master's degree program two years ago, and
interest has been so high, the II.... has: II .
up with three other degree programs I .. 11,-
six possible concentrations. More than 90 students
were admitted this fall, four times the number
':rii!!, .-d. a year ago, said pharmacy professor and
online Program Coordinator David Brushwood,
R.Ph., J.D.
Not only that, but the II.. 'I- .has recently
announced a partnership with Stetson University
in DeLand, Fla., that will ,II online students to
get a master's degree in pharmacy from UF and a
master's of business administration from Stetson
in significantly less time than would be required
to pursue each degree separately.
"If we can be successful at transferring
knowledge from our academic institutions to the
high achievers in the business world, Florida can
become a third focus of national leadership (after
California and the Northeast) in the biomedical and
pharmaceutical industries," Brushwood said.
The goal of the online programs is to provide
an opportunity for working professionals to
further their education without having to quit
their jobs or relocate to Gainesville.
One recent graduate Scott Mazza, became a
clinical adviser for CVS Caremark's mail service
division. He applied for a promotion while

completing his master's in pharmacy regulation
and policy, and he said his new degree had a lot
to do with his being chosen for the job.
"This master's was such a unique degree that
it gave me an edge," Mazza said. "I was able to
immediately relate the material I learned in school
to a number of real-life situations."
The programs focus on nonclinical issues
important to the pharmaceutical industry, such
as drug regulation, risk management, economics
and ethics. These are vital to the success of any
pharmaceutical company, but the average employee
has no experience in these areas, Brushwood said.
While some students have a background
in pharmacy, others are people working in the
biomedical industry who got their education
in areas, such as business or law. These
professionals may not have planned to pursue
pharmacy, Brushwood said, but now that they
are in the industry, they need more specialized
The program goes beyond regulation theory;
it teaches people what they need in today's
workplace, Brushwood said.
Four full-time UF professors work with the
online programs, and much of the teaching is done
by experts from around the country who are active
professionals in the areas they teach.
Because students and teachers are currently
practicing the issues at hand, Brushwood said
discussions are often lively and heated.
"This is very different from a normal
classroom," he said. "It keeps us on our toes."

"If we can be successful at

transferring knowledge

from our academic

institutions to the high

achievers in the business

world, Florida can

become a third focus

of national leadership

in the biomedical

and pharmaceutical

David Brushwood, R.Ph.,J.D.

research will lead to new discoveries, which
will improve the quality of life & health care

Heridnk Luesch. Ph.D., calls the
ocean his laboratory where 'iar ri-e
organisrn's rmay h'old the ke\ tO: c rinig
the world's worst diseases.

n assistant professor of medicinal chemistry in the UF College of
Pharmacy. Luesch smiles briefly as he gazes at a poster of the Pacific
island nation Palau hanging on his office vvall. Tiny. uninhabitable
islands resembling broccoli florets peek out of the turquoise vvater.
"If you can imagine." he says, "it looks exactly like that even better. It
has some of the best places for diving in the entire world."
He knows because he has plunged into that crystal-clear. 80-degree vvater in
search of marine organisms such as cyanobacteria. Compounds extracted from
these organisms could be made into drugs with the potential to treat or cure
cancer or other life-threatening diseases. Luesch developed an appetite for marine
organism exploration when he began his doctoral studies at the University of
Hawaii at Manoa in 1997. There. the Stendal. Germany native felt he had the best
chances for making discoveries and getting published in scientific journals.
I had a great chance of discovering unprecedented chemical structures
by investigating largely unexplored organisms." he said. I would say at least
50 percent of the compounds vve found were new."
In Hawaii. Luesch often worked with a collaborator in Guam who sent him
marine samples to study. As beautiful and varied as organisms off the coast

of Hawaii were. the diversity and quality of samples from Guami
were even better.
Luesch could probably talk for hours about his marine research
or his drug-discovery efforts to combat neurodegenerative diseases.
It seemed to be part of his DNA.
Growing up in Conimnunist-controlled East Germany in the
'70s and '0Os. Luesch attended Diesterweg Schule. a one-building
school that housed about 400 students. His father was his chemistry
teacher from seventh to 10th grade and the only teacher in the
school who refused to join the Communist Party.
A typical teen. Luesch wanted to develop his own interest
apart from his parents. but he excelled in chemistry and math.
eventually earning a Diplom a degree he says is equivalent to
an American master's degree in chemistry from the University
of Siegen in 1997.
After earning his doctoral degree and working as a postdoctoral
fellow at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. Calif.. Luesch
found a new coast to explore joining UF. Today. he works with

samples collected off the coast of the Florida Keys, Fort Pierce
and Fort Lauderdale.
I could've gone back to Hawaii for a job there, but I saw the
biggest potential here." he said. I felt like there was a good mass
of people here who could help me move my projects forward.
Proving his hunch in choosing Florida. Luesch has received a
$1.2 million. 3-year award from the National Institutes of General
Medical Sciences to continue his research in marine natural
products. His most recent discovery is a marine compound found
off the coast of Key Largo. The UF-patented compound. largazole. is
derived from cyanobacteria that grow on coral reefs. The compound
inhibits cancer cell growth in laboratory tests: a finding Luesch
hopes will fuel the development of new drugs to better battle the
My ultimate goal. like everyone else in this field. is putting a
drug on the market that treats someone with a terrible disease.
he said. "In the end. I get up in the morning and look forward to
what I do."

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How Much Risk?
Examining 10 Years of Stimulant Medication
use in Children

by Linda Homewood

rescribing stimulant medication is an ever-growing solution
for treating children with attention-deficit hyperactivity
disorder, but there are more questions than answers in this
common drug therapy. Approximately three million to four
million youngsters in the U.S. are prescribed stimulant medica-
tions for ADHD, said Daniel Safer, M.D., an associate professor
in psychiatry and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School
of Medicine.
"In fact," Safer added, "more parents than previously are
requesting such treatment if their child is having serious problems
in school."

Risky Business?
The therapy may be responsible for an increased number of visits to
the emergency room or doctor's office because of cardiac symptoms,
a UF study published in the journal Pediatrics, revealed though
deaths or serious heart complications are rare.

"Treatment decisions are always a risk-benefit assessment for
doctors," said Almut Winterstein, Ph.D., an associate professor of
pharmaceutical outcomes & policy at the UF's C II..1'. of Pharmacy.
"We know about the benefits of central nervous system stimulants.
There are a lot of advantages to the patient improved concentration,
the improved ability to interact socially but the risks have been
very poorly defined."
Despite concerns about the risks
of taking medications such as Adderall
and Ritalin for the treatment of ADHD,
use of the drugs has steadily risen over -
the past decade. The drugs are known to
raise blood pressure and heart rate, and
other members of this drug class, such as
methamphetamine, are associated with
serious adverse effects.

A Closer Look
Winterstein, a pharmacoepidemiologist,
led a team of researchers in pharmacy,
pediatric medicine and psychiatry who
analyzed records from 55,000 children
ages 3 to 20 who had ADHD and were
undergoing treatment between 1994 to

2008 Teacher of the Year

Each year, the C II.. -. of Pharmacy Recognizes one faculty member, whose dedication to excellence
in teaching represents the highest standards of. II.. .. and the university
Joanna Peris, Ph.D., an associate professor of pharmacodynamics, has been recognized for her
dedication to excellence in teaching as a coordinator and lecturer in -11, ,-, I i 1 and Pathophysi-
ological Basis of Disease courses. Third-year pharmacy student Shannon Zandy, took Peris' courses
last year. This year, working in Peris' research lab, Zandy reflects that her professor's idea of fun is in
.i. i-,1 i-1, i.' her students.
"Dr. Peris' teaching style is concept oriented, it's not based on memorization," Zandy said. "Her
personality and passion for teaching really comes through in the classroom."

School of Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University Ph.D., 1984
Joining UF C II.... of Pharmacy in 1994 as an assistant professor of pharmacodynamics, Peris
has received funding from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study the
neurochemical basis for a number of behavioral changes induced by chronic ethanol exposure and
withdrawal. She has published more than 50 scientific articles and 70 abstracts.

* Graduate Studies Coordinator for the depart-
ment of pharmacodynamics
* Marshal for the C II.. of Pharmacy and the
UF commencement events
* Faculty advisor for the Kappa Epsilon
professional pharmaceutical fraternity at the
Gainesville campus.

* University of Florida Brain Institute
* University of Florida Center for Neurobiologi-
cal Sciences
* International Society for Neurochemistry
* American Association for the Advancement
of Science
* Research Society on Alcoholism

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2004. The UF study, which sought to assess the effects of these drugs on
the risk for heart disease, relied on the Florida Medicaid database of more
than two million youth, cross-matched with vital statistics records the
first of this magnitude in ADHD safety research.
Children who used central nervous system stimulants were 20
percent more likely to visit an emergency clinic or doctors office with
cardiac-related symptoms, such as a racing heartbeat, than children who
had never used or discontinued treatment.
The researchers also reported that the rates of death or hospital
admission for serious heart conditions were no different than the national
rates among the general population, but the total number of events was
too small to 11I definite conclusions.

Asking the Right Questions
Since 1995, the number of patients newly diagnosed with ADHD has
grown at a fairly constant rate, Winterstein said. Today, nearly one-third of
these patients more than 5 percent of American children -.1. I- ... 11
take stimulant medications.
The UF research team's recent findings raise several important issues
that warrant further investigation, Winterstein said. Critical concerns
include stimulant safety in populations with cardiac risk factors and in
those who use the drugs for several years.
In order to pull answers out of their population database, UF research-
ers hope their earlier findings will point them to the right questions.


q Helping Hands Pharmacy Month
The 2008 Preceptor of the Year Recognition Carol Motycka, Pharm.D., an assistant dean of
Goes to Two UF Alumni Pharmacists the UF C..II... of Pharmacy ..I III.. campus,
Inpatient Pharncic Preceptor attended the city of Jacksonville's ceremony
Inpatient Pharmacy Preceptor
Scotf Ned Ptcinir D Cclpe Cc uclvercl Holtcl proclaiming October 2008 as National Pharmacy
S Month. Motycka, who serves as vice president of the
Outpatient Plharmacy Preceptor Duval County Pharmacy Association, was invited
Brcl Vin Riper Plcharm D \Valgreens Gcinesville FL to represent the association, which has served the
iFach year gradtiig phbrrnicv studies ave a car, : ,nii. city since 1887 and assisted in the formation of the
Each Vwar gradcuali[n pharnimacy S[lud [als hav5 a chaiice [.:. 'nomi-
Florida State Pharmacy Association.
nate a preceptor or pharmacist rainierr nieii[or iho has naijd [h?
bigga presctep[or or pharna t ainr n r p o who ip h a;y npract ice ad Motycka sees the recognition of National Phar-
biggest mnipaci oun then their percepclii iof pharniacy praitcH anid macy Month as a time to increase public awareness
their future career goals about the important role pharmacists play in health
Eperientrial courses, required in the fouririh year of pharniacy care.
education are specifically devoted to the clinical aspects of pharmacy .i "Its also an opportunity for our students to
practice The purpose of Advanced Practice E.perience is to tak the recognize the critical part they will play in the lives
training [hat the students receive in class and teach then, how [.:. apply of their patients in the community in the very near
tri.ngfuture," she said.
it to real patients This includes all aspects of patient care including fu I i Mayr n P n read an oicial
I .- I-, I,.. Mayor John Peyton read an official
drug distribution, formulation, pharnacotherapeuticIs and outconmes proclamation highlighting pharmacists' roles in the
management national health-care system, such as, II.. 111,- patient
ii in Advanced Practice E.periences are required ior the Pharnim i education, ensuring that maximum health benefits
degree They are monitored closely by preceptors who assess siudeint I are received and helping patients avoid harmful
performance using the SLICCESS i:,riliin vabtabLi:, ii systeni (see pagYe 6 side effects. The proclamation calls for Americans
for story) Five reqtiir'ed eprieriaecew are Anibtulao:.ry Care I-Irtiq Inh:.r to choose a pharmacist with whom they can build a
maiorii Adull Medicine .-ninie ,niry Practice aid ch,:,ice :c[i Pediaricspartnership for good health
[,eriurics or Oncologv

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FY 2007-08 Report in Brief

Research, Scholarship & Honors

UF College of Pharmacy

Funding by Department
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policies
Pharmacy Practice

Funding by Category
Sponsor Category
Federal Agencies
Florida State Agencies
Corps. and Companies
Foundations & Societies

Federal Agencies
U.S. Army
U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs

FL State Agencies
Dept. of Health

Miscellaneous Donors

$2,473,708 35.14%
$1,461,958 17.56%
$705,761 12.89%
$321,697 3.51%
$2,912,295 30.90%
$7,875,419 100%

Awards Total Dollars
26 $5,517,117
5 $329,011
39 $1,206,139
23 $862,994
1 $300
94 $7,915,561

24 $5,433,428
1 $40,142
1 $43,547
26 $5,517,117

5 $317,418

1 $300

Awards from Companies
Alcon Research
Altus Pharmaceuticals
American Home Products
Finzelberg GMBH & Co. KG
Glaxo Smith Kline, Inc.
IVAX Corp.
Johnson 8 Johnson
Merck & Company, Inc.
Novartis United States
Palatin Technologies, Inc.
Pascoe GMBH
Pfizer, Inc.
RFE Pharma
Skye Pharma
Steigerwalk Arzneimittelwerk
Trius Therapeutics

American Coll. of Clinical Pharm.
Am. Diabetes Association
Am. Heart Assoc. FL
National Assoc. Bds of Pharmacy
Nemours Children's Clinic
Shands Teaching Hospital
U.S.-Israel Binational Sci. Fdtn.

Patent Activity
Department/ Center
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmacy Practice/Center of Pharmacogenomics


Patents Issued




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Publications Er Invited Presentations

Medicinal Chemistry
Outcomes & Policy
Pharmacy Practice

Refereed Non-refereed Books

Beck Gums
Beck Gums



Lipowski Motycka


2007 WPPD Faculty Service Award. Awarded for outstanding
contributions to the WPPD Program

Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) 2007

University of Florida Research Foundation Research Professor award 2007

First Tennessee Chair of Excellence Visiting Professor, University of
Tennessee College of Pharmacy, January 2008

Robert G. Leonard Memorial Lecture Award, Texas Society of Health
System Pharmacists and University of Texas at Austin, April 2008

Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison for summer 2008

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Leadership
Fellowship for 2007-2008

College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year 2007-2008

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Brodie Scholar-in-
Residence for 2007-2008

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In Press


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Collected Works:

Where Pharmacy Meets

Epidemiology by, LindHomewood

"Drug safety is a major concern

that affects all of us. We hear

about it daily in the news. This

book provides researchers a

comprehensive approach to

assure drug safety." -Hartzema

The first textbook to address the therapeutic risk management
role in the study of pharmacoepidemiology has been published under
the editorial guidance of a UF professor of pharmaceutical outcomes
and policy.
As lead editor and a contributing author, Abraham Hartzema,
Ph.D., an eminent scholar in the C II..1.. of Pharmacy, worked with
professors from the Harvard University and University of North
Carolina schools of public health to edit the research collected in the
book, which totaled more than 1,030 pages in 42 chapters. More than
80 scientists and educators worldwide contributed to the extensive
reference book.
The field of pharmacy-epidemiology looks at the big picture in
drug safety and effectiveness. While pharmacists and doctors focus
on an individual patient, pharmacoepidemiologists look at whole
populations with attention to drug breakthroughs, side effects, and
sometimes, withdrawals.
"Drug safety is a major concern that affects all of us," Hartzema
said. "We hear about it daily in the news. This book provides research-
ers a comprehensive approach to assure drug safety."
Published early 2008 as a first edition by Harvey Whitney Books
Company, Ti .... .... i. .. .. .v and Therapeutic Risk Management, is
more than a ,. II... textbook. Yes, Hartzema nods the reference
serves as a teaching guide for his graduate students. But, he adds it's
a comprehensive reference guide for academics, clinicians, policymak-
ers and drugmakers as well.
The book addresses regulatory concerns of the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration and the European Medical Evaluation Agency,
and drug safety concerns of the pharmaceutical industry in general,
Hartzema said. Recent guidelines by the FDA addressing safety in phase
IV drug studies are detailed, including the 2007 reauthorization of the
Prescription Drug User Fee Act, which provides a tax on new drug
submissions to help expedite the FDA regulatory review process.
Other UF contributing authors include, David Weiner, M.D., a
professor of medicine and physiology in the C II.. .. of Medicine, and
Almut G. Winterstein, Ph.D., an associate professor in the C II.. .. of

"Remember that our nations first great leaders

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Issues & Opportunities in Pharmacy

Students Engage in the Target Leadership Speaker Series
The 2007-08 Target Speaker Series, directed by Earlene Lipowski, Ph.D., an associate professor of pharmacy management and public
policy at UF engaged pharmacy students with influential pharmacy professionals. Thank you to these industry leaders who gave their
time in bringing important topics and discussions to UF pharmacy students:

Mr. Chuck Wilson I Retail Pharmacy Management
Wilson, vice president of pharmacy operations at Target Stores,
graduated from the University of Iowa in 1986. He began his
career as a store manager with Walgreens where he worked until
1995. Chuck first joined Target in 1996 as a pharmacy market
team leader.

Dr. Joel L. Zive I Non-profit Pharmacy Aid
Zive is vice president of Zive Pharmacy in the Bronx. He is the
executive director of Prescription for Hope (wwwrxforhope.org),
a nonprofit organization dedicated to understanding developing
countries' pharmacy dispensing and drug distribution systems,
and building dispensing pharmacies in these countries to help
people with HIV

Were also our first great

Dr. Stephen W. Schondelmeyer I Pharmaceutical Market
Schondelmeyer is a professor in the C II..1.. of Pharmacy at the
University of Minnesota where he holds the Century Mortar Club
Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Management & Economics.
His education and experience in practice, academia, professional
associations, and government bring a unique understanding of
complex and technical issues leading to dramatic changes in the
pharmaceutical marketplace.

Dr. Calvin H. Knowlton I Entreprenuership
Knowlton, is Founder and CEO of excelleRx, Inc., a technology-
based, prospective medication management company headquartered
in Philadelphia. Knowltons career spanned entrepreneurial business
ownership and academia. He was an associate professor of clinical
pharmacy at Philadelphia C II.. .. of Pharmacy and Science for seven
years where he served for two years as chair of Pharmacy.

Robert Bell, Ph.D.
CEO: Drug & Biotechnology Development, LLC
Alumnus: Ph.D. in Pharmaceutic ('88), UF College of Pharmacy
Research Talk: The Road to Therapeutically Equivalent Proteins
Robert Bell, Ph.D. met with the pharmaceutics graduate students and faculty in October to
present his work in biosimilar drug development. His discussion, held in the department
conference room, compared biological drugs with generic drugs in terms of costs, safety
and effectiveness. He also explored the need for an international effort in developing
guidelines and policies.
Career Opportunities: Life in the 'Real World' After Graduation
F. II ,11, the departmental presentation, Bell gave valuable career advice on interviewing
skills and working in biotechnology to more than 30 pharmacy graduate students. During
an informal pizza lunch, Bell. .-1lII. -11... I students to look ahead to their five-year goals.
Outlining the differences and rewards of academic and industry careers, he reported a 20
percent increase in the pharmaceutical job market even with a downturn in the economy.
Though, he cautioned students about the competition for the best jobs and being prepared
during interviews.
"You have 30 seconds to make an impression why should I hire you?"
His final interviewing tips: Listen more than you speak, be able to discuss strengths and
know how to present weaknesses, and never undersell or exaggerate your abilities.

scholars." -ohn FKennedy

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students j

where students receive mentoring to become
world-class leaders

LEFT: Shasanka Thumu, , i behind his classmates, was one of four students chosen to lead his campus at
the Professional Coating Ceremony last April. .. the Orlando campus, Thumu joins (from left) Kelly
Braun, Courtney Gunn, Diem Thanh Le and Komal Shah. Top: Rachel Babston, Pharm.D., is congratulated by UF
President Bernie Machen at the May commencement. BOTTOM: Michael Mueller, Ph.D. received praise from daughter
Olivia on his cap & gown attire after August commencement. Michael earned his Ph.D. from the department of
Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy where he works as a an academic programs coordinator

RECOGNITION IN THE SWAMP Pharmacy Student Achievements in 2008


Two students received the American Society for Clinical
Pharmacology and Therapeutics annual Trainee Awards for clinical

SHrishikesh Navare, a graduate student in the Center
for Pharmacogenomics was recognized for his work on
cardiovascular outcomes in the international verapamil
sr/trandolapril study-genetic substudy (INVEST-genes).

Elvin Price, a graduate student in pharmacy practice,
received the award in recognition of his research on the
drug Fenofibrate in lowering blood cholesterol and its
Ability to promote formation of new vessels.

SAnzeela Schentrup, Pharm.D., a Ph.D. candidate
in the Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist Program has
received a 2008-2009 Dissertation Fellowship
$20,000 award from the American Association of
University Women. She also has been awarded a
$6,000 pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Foundation of
Pharmaceutical Education.

f Shannon Zandy, a third-year student in the joint UF
Pharm.D./Ph.D. program was elected as a Director to
the Florida Pharmacy Association House of Delegates.
The first student director ever chosen, she will hold
the office for three years where she hopes to increase
student involvement in FPA. Zandy serves as president of American

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Grrreat. ..

Gator Health Fest

The Great Gator Health Fest attracted hundreds of: i1 11 fans on a chilly
November morning. They migrated through the Reitz Union bookstore, stopping
for Gator gear, and winding through the food court and out to the colonnade
where pharmacy students waited to share what they have learned.
Among the crowd, UF pharmacy alumna ('78) JoAnn Nuccio, the C II..
of Pharmacy alumni president went table to table. An avid fan of Gator : 11 ill
- and pharmacy education Nuccio supported the annual pregame health
screening event with a $1,500 gift. Not only that, she II. I-ll. I other alumni
to join her, raising event support to more than $6,500.
Nuccio observed the students at work as she ,il .. I through the dozen
plus health screening booths that offered information about blood pressure,
cholesterol, skin and breast cancer, asthma treatment, smoking cessation and
many other healthcare concerns. Communication and engaging people was what
impressed her most. These are skills that will prove most valuable later as one
of America's most accessible health professionals, she said.
"The students spoke in the language of the community, putting aside any
overly technical or clinical terms," Nuccio said. "Their interaction was active,
not passive."
Ronald Askeland, D.D.S. and wife, JoEllen, (top photo) UF alumni from
Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., stopped to learn about the latest smoking cessation
therapies in concern for a family member. A practicing dentist for more than 30
years, Ronald earned a bachelor's in liberal arts and Science in 1965. Though
he received a doctor of dentistry from Maryland before UF offered dentistry
education, he is an active alumnus of the UF C II..1.. of Dentistry
"Ongoing health education is important to all healthcare practitioners alike,"
Askeland said. "Every year when I come up to the football game, I stop at the
health fair to get new information."
Planned each year during the Grand Guard football weekend, the event last
fall was a grrrreat success due to the sponsorship support our students received
from Abbott, CVS, Publix, Wal-Mart and Walgreens.

Pharmacy Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists and vice SEPTEMBEF
president of Phi Lambda Sigma. She was among six UF students
including, Erica Fernandez, Sara Neissari, Calvin Tucker, Ryan
Rodriguez, and John Sheehan, selected to represent UF at the annual
FPA meeting Adopt-A-Student program.

for presentation
SChristian Hampp, a graduate student in the Department certificate, a
of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy, was recognized attend the anr
for "Best Drug Utilization Abstract Submitted by a
Student" at the 24th International Conference on OCTOBER
Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management
in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hampp received a certificate award and
complimentary conference registration for his research on the effects of
palivizumab immunization on RSV infection rates in Florida. His abstract
presented the cost in various high-risk groups, such as children under
the age of 1, and those with congenital heart disease.

training and mentoring that empower them to become world-class leaders.

Photos: Student Booths Give Health Help
ToP: How to Stop Smoking; MIDDLE: Learning Breast Exams;
BOTTOM: Know Your Cholesterol Risk

April Barbour, a graduate student in the Department
of Pharmaceutics, was among eight research students
nationally recognized by the American College of Clinical
Pharmacology. The ACCP Student/Trainee Awards
recognize outstanding research abstracts submitted
on at the annual meeting. She received an engraved
;1,000 honorarium and complimentary registration to
iual meeting in Philadelphia.

Greg Welder, a fourth-year student in
pharmacogenomics, won Best Student Poster at the
annual American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
meeting in Louisville, KY. His research investigates how
Atorvastatin regulates global inflammatory and anti-
inflammatory gene expression in human endothelial cells.

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Generation R.

Delivers a Dose of Reality to High Schools
Lauren Edwards & Linda Homewood
or Erica Fernandez, president of the University of Florida C II. -.. of Pharmacy class of 2010, the
reality of drug abuse hit close to home when a friend of her younger sister died of a drug overdose
in high school.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2006, revealed that more than 2.1 million
teens ages 12 to 17 reported abusing prescription drugs. Readily available, many teens believe they are a
safe way to get high; teens who wouldn't consider using drugs might abuse prescription drugs, said Ryan
Rodriguez, a 2010 class member.
Compelled to action, Erica, Ryan and their classmates came up with Generation Rx, a peer-to-peer drug
abuse education program. Launched last spring, the pharmacy students visited six high schools where they
spoke to more than 2,000 students about the dangers and :II.. i 1, of prescription drug abuse. The
UF students developed a novel way to present the dangers of prescription drug abuse to local high schoolers
using the popular candy Skittles.
They began on a somber note with Jackie's story, told through a 16-year old girl's real-life experience
of kids hanging out one summer night.

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Everyone was just having a
good time;
no one seemed out of control.
I got a call at my grandparent's:
Jackie is dead. I couldn't believe it.
I couldn't say a word.
My friends found her in the bathroom.
She had alcohol and prescription
drugs in her system.
We were sixteen. No one had
any idea that she needed help.
There was nothing we could do,
she just never woke up.
She never had a drug problem...
we never had problems in school.
We were smart kids.
And she still never woke up.

While many drug-education programs are
heavy on scary statistics, the 31 'Class of 2010'
presenters structured theirs to be less lecture and
more interaction.
The Generation Rx team took a new approach -
sharing knowledge in the same way they might talk to
their own younger siblings, Erica said.
Scheduling with area high schools, teams of
four presented each period, dressed in their everyday
student attire -jeans.
"We don't want to seem like young professionals
talking down to teens about drug abuse," Ryan said.
"And, we didn't want to hit them with stats," Erica
quickly added. "We want interaction... we're not tell-
ing them what to do, we're treating them as peers."
In their presentation, each colored candy
represented a different drug. Every student received
a random sampling, and the pharmacy students
explained facts they have been studying about how
such drugs affect the body They also talked about the
dangers of mixing them together with alcohol.
The Generation Rx presenters impressed local
teacher Maria Randell so much, she told the UF group
she hoped they could come back twice a year.
"The presentation was outstanding," said Randell,
a teacher at Oak Hall School, in a written evaluation.
"They were extremely comfortable and receptive to the
students' questions."
Ericas team, who all juggled classes, studies
and exams while providing the community service
outreach, is pleased with the positive response from
teachers and their students. But they have their sights
set on a bigger goal.
What if the UF C I .... of Pharmacy Class of 2010
could lead an initiative for all pharmacy school students
across the state to reach high schools everywhere in
Stay tuned...

that empower them to become world-class leaders.


Al and Belle Meyerson Scholarship
Broward County resident, academic performance,
financial need: Hoi Ting Lau
Biotechnology Education Scholarship
Supports students interested in Biotechnology;
taken PHA5172 in prior year or currently; GPA 3.0 or
higher; essay; demonstrated financial need: 2009 to
be named
CVS/pharmacy Scholarship
3PD/4PD, good academic standing and an interest
in a career in community pharmacy practice:
2009 to be named
DeSantis Scholarship
Two students in final two years, good academic
standing and financial need: Jeni Norstrom, Ariel
Vega, John Roth
Elizabeth Eaton Award
Recognizes excellence in searching, evaluating and
applying evidence in clinical decision making and
quality improvement. 2009 to be named
Francene Trainor Memorial Fund
Reward outstanding student leader with professional
development funds to attend a meeting patient
counseling related: Alicia Minch
Institute for Pharmacy Entrepreneurs
Awarded to a 3PD or 4PD who has an interest in
ownership; Essay: Ritesh Patel, Susan Davenport,
Matthew Kirchoff
Jack and Betty Jones Scholarship
Support scholarship awards to UF College of
Pharmacy students active in Christian Pharmacy
Fellowship, ASPIAPhA orASHP, in good academic
standing with a GPA>3.0, and demonstrates
financial need; with preference for non-traditionally
aged student: Lauren Carter
Kazarian Family Scholarship Good academic
standing; financial need: Susan Norman
MedCo Scholarship 4PD in good academic
standing: Courtney Church, Kristi Handy, Lee Johns,
Ashley Kaspar, Lindsay Kaun, Shanelle Noble,
Barbara Pritchard, Leslie-Ann Senegal, Nicholas
Sorenson, Jamie Thomas
The Newarkyn Richards Memorial
Scholarship To support a WPPD student who has
lived in the Caribbean and whose intent is to impact
pharmacy in that region: Maria Barnes, Bevon
James Matthias, Marlene Andrea Taylor, Arlene
Thorbourne, Corretta Sinclair, Adesupo Oke
Oscar Araujo Alumni Scholarship
Financial need, first professional year: Anna Delgado,
John Sheehan, Wei lei, Starr Bedy, Jessica Farach,
Robert Co, Danielle Stiles, Andrea Pedro
Russ & Carol Blaser Memorial
Married with children, GPA 3.4 or higher, most
financial need: Anne Schiefer

Target Leadership Scholarship
2PD/3PD/4PD; Applicant must be in good academic
standing and have experience or an interest in a
career in retail pharmacy practice; Demonstrated
leadership qualities; Students who are active in
professional and community organizations.
2007-08: Abigail Dee, Anna marquez, Hayley Ball,
Suzy Wise, Susan Davenport, Joshua Pullo, Kristin
McNeil, Lindsey Childs, Karen Berger, Ritesh Patel,
Joshua Bell, Mark Atalla, Lauren Carter, Cristina
Vida, Christina Palleschi, Jennifer Francis, Meagan
Boyd, Kevin Taylor, Loretta Giusti, Susan Norman,
Nicolette Mathey, Jeremy Deni, Thomas Van
2008-09: Jennifer Rogers, Kerry Ann Chamberlain,
Julie Ann Billedo, Jessica Farach, Hayley
Ball, Joshua Pullo, Ana Marquez, Isaak Smith,
Samantha Renae Lewis, Joy Dixon, Erica Gomez,
Jacqueline Tower, Sara Nessari
Valerie Calkin Griffith Scholarship
Supports pharmacy student: 2009 to be named
Victor Micolucci Scholarship
Financial need, academic standing and lack of
parental financial support: Nicholas Terranova
Walgreens Company Scholarship
Essay and academic performance in pharmacy
administration coursework: Elizabeth Brule
Wal-Mart Scholarship
Student, 3 or 4PD with high scholastic standing,
financial need, strong leadership qualities, desire
to enter community pharmacy practice and has
experience in community pharmacy Applicant must
submit a letter describing his/her experience in a
community pharmacy setting: Sana Rokadia, Andrea
Pedro, Diana Sum, David Burnett, Laura DeMonarco
William T. and Jackie C. Reid Scholarship in
Financial need and academic excellence: Erica
Yachbes Family Scholarship
3 or 4PD student with high scholastic standing,
financial need, strong leadership qualities; desire to
enter community pharmacy practice, experience in
community pharmacy: Julie Ann Justo

Newly Funded Scholarships
Awards to be announced in 2009

Dolph Cone-Sandy Prickett Scholarship
Supports scholarships to pharmacy students
who graduated from a Florida public educational
Jeanne Scheibler Scholarship
Supports scholarships for needy students in the
College of Pharmacy; to be used for tuition, books,
room, and board for students in need of financial
assistance and who demonstrate the academic
ability and determination to earn a Pharmacy degree.

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Don't Just Survive...


It is wonderful to be part of The Gator Nation graduates of UFs
distinguished C II..1.. of Pharmacy This past October, many of us had
the opportunity to celebrate our special bond with family, friends, faculty
and classmates by attending the 22nd Annual Reunion CE & barbecue on
Homecoming Weekend.
What a fabulous time that turned out to be! New memories were made
as old times were reminisced. Our C II.... of Pharmacy memories are due in
part because of the many that attended the University before us and became
committed to the future-not just to survive, but to THRIVE.
I light up when I have an opportunity to tell my story Maybe it's my
orange-and-blue-framed eyeglasses or my Gator ring, but invariably someone
says to me, "you must be a Florida Gator fan."
"Yes, I'm a fan, but more importantly," I reply, "I am a Florida Gator
My father attended the University of Florida in 1931. I am so very proud
of that legacy. The fact that I attended UF as did my three siblings, fills me
with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I know that I am fortunate because
my parents, first-generation Americans, recognized that higher education was
the most important commodity they could give their children to compete and
succeed in the world ahead.
Even in current difficult economic times, graduates of UFs C II.... of
Pharmacy more than just survive we THRIVE. We know this because the
profession of pharmacy THRIVES as an essential part of the healthcare system.
As a collective professional community, it is in our best interest to remain
committed to the mission of our ,. II. -.. our Alma Mater. If each of us
give what we think is a small gift, collectively these gifts add up to one large,
significant contribution.
As Alumni, you have an opportunity to participate in a special program
and by doing so, leave a legacy that will continue to live on through the work
and dedication of our faculty, alumni and friends. I am referring to a program
known as Five to Thrive. For more information on this very special program,
please contact Kelly Markey in the ,. II.... office of Development & Alumni
Serving as your Alumni President is a special honor and a privilege. I thank
all of you who support the UF C II.. .. of Pharmacy in so many ways. It is my
sincere hope that each of you will continue to embrace the
mission of UF and carry on its wonderful traditions.
In closing, the phrase that says it all; Go Gators! And
today, I'm adding a special shout out to each of YOU...
Go UF College of Pharmacy Gator Alumni!

JoAnn Nuccio, R.Ph., ('78) P
UF C II.. of Pharmacy Alumni President


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reunion class reps
C0 CLASS OF 1963
o Mary-Elaine Plescia Fumea
Patt Kipp, JoAnn Nuccio &
David Winkles
Andy Loccisano
Theresa Tolle & John Garcia
Carol Motycka & Gina Harper
John Gregg, Katherine Anderson
& Crystal Wink

Looking for 2009 reunion class reps!
Years: 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984,
1979, 1974, 1969, 1964...

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2009 Events Calendar

* Career Days
January 22 Gainesville
January 23 Jacksonville
February 6 St. Petersburg
February 13 Orlando

* Multicultural Dinner
February 21 Gainesville

* Graduate Research Showcase
February 19 Gainesville

* Professional Coating Ceremony
March 28 Gainesville

* APhA Dean's Night Out
April 4 San Antonio

* 119th FPA Annual Meeting -
Gator Reception
July 8-12 St. Augustine,
Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village

* 43rd FSHP Annual Meeting -
Gator Reception
July 31- August 2 Orlando,
Buena Vista Palace Hotel

* Dean's Circle Reception I
September 4 Gainesville
23rd Annual Alumni Reunion & CE
Sept/Oct (Tentative) Gainesville

16th Annual Ken Finger CE & Golf
October (Tentative) Gainesville

National Advisory Board
November 6-7 Gainesville

Grand Guard 50th Reunion
November (Tentative) Gainesville
ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting ,. I
December 6-10 Las Vegas




[1] Pharmacy student Matt Lambie has a pie
with Professor Tom Munyer's name on it!
[2] Megan Kloet, ASP president & Veronica
Chick raise money for a good cause.
[3] Dean ,-it shows his appreciation to Bob
Pruneau, who served as 2007 Alumni President.
il! Winners: [4] The Alfonsofamily wins
a Gator? (Christian, with parents Kevin &
Michele, and sister Amelia) and [5] Jim Lumbard
sports his new Gator bike.

Visit our Web site for more information: WWW.COp.ufl.edu/alumni

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This report reflects donations made
July 1, 2007-Nov. 30, 2008.

The Dean's Circle recognizes alumni
and friends like you who support the college
with an annual gift of $500 or more to the
Academy for Excellence. This fund provides
the college the flexibility to provide leadership
opportunities for students and faculty and
to develop new educational initiatives. Your
continued support allows us to compete for
top rankings and strive to become the No. 1
college of pharmacy.

Annual Membership Levels
and Benefits

> Commemorative brick in Pharmacy
> Exclusive college lapel pin
> Invitation to the Dean's reception
> Special rate for Ken Finger Golf Tournament
*can be pledged over one year

> Exclusive college lapel pin
> Invitation to the Dean's reception
> Special rate for Ken Finger Golf Tournament

Donations are tax deductible as
allowed by law.

You can give a gift online at:

Or contact:
UF College of Pharmacy
Office of Development E Alumni Affairs
PO Box 103570, Gainesville, FL 32610
Phone: 352.273.6605

$500,000 +
Bodor Family Foundation, Inc.
Valerie C. Griffith
Michele Weizer

$100,000 +
American Heart Assn.,
Lawrence J. DuBow
Merck & Co., Inc.
National Assn. of Boards of
Signature Pharmaceuticals,
The A. J. Spiegel Foundation
Target Stores

$20,000 +
Alpha-1 Foundation
American College of Clinical
CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
Laura G. Dean
Robert B. Littler
McKesson Corp.
Publix Super Markets
Charities, Inc.
Walgreen Co.

$10,000 +
Carl L. Allison III
American Assn. of University
Amerisource Bergen Services
Raiford "Shorty" Brown, Jr.
Spurgeon Cheek, Jr.
John R. "Dolph" Cone III
Debbie A. DeSantis
Martha M. Little
Oscar E. Marina
David A. Medvedeff
Robert R. Ruffolo, Jr.
Lori Cone Speckman
Charles D. Stidham
Anita P Thompson
U.S. Israel Binational Science
Robert H. Wilson
David B. Winkles

$5,000 +
Paul A. Ackerman
American Fdtn. For
Pharmaceutical Education
Katherine L. Vogel Anderson
Bill's Prescription Center
Compass Knowledge
Holdings, Inc.

Drug & Biotechnology
Development LLC
Duckworth Charitable
Patty M. Kipp
Michael R. MacLeay
Robert C. McCurdy
Maureen A. McKenzie
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Carol F Novick
JoAnn Nuccio
Pelot's Pharmacy
Carolyn A. Perkins
Rod Presnell
Stephen G. Reeder
Douglas Ried
Roy J. Sturgeon
Joseph D. Vargas

$1,000 +
Julian R. Adams, Jr.
American Pharmacists Assn.
Anazao Health Corp.
Avatar International
Diane E. Beck
Barbara W. Blood
Ronald J. Brenner
Michael S. Brodeur
George B. Browning
David B. Brushwood
Gary G. Cacciatore
Glen M. Casebeer
Katherine A. Castle
Cecil B. Christian
Laura E. Clark
Joseph Arthur Cooley
Michael A. Corbin
Daiichi Sankyo Pharma
Benjamin J. DePecol
Robert J. Dufour
Nancy D. Elkhoury
Ralph A. Fernandez
Florida Hospital Medical
Follett Higher Education
Robert D. Gillis
Good Neighbor Pharmacy
William D. Grable
Dolores P Green
HannaFord Distribution Center
Healthcare Distribution
Mark Hobbs

Peggy A. Jones
Brian A. Kahan
Ronald E. Kaufman
Jennifer Kim
Michelle L. Kimutis
Beth G. King
Kmart Management Corp.
Charles Larsen
Leesburg Regional Medical
Vanessa Brook Lesneski
Eli Lilly & Co.
Ping Liu
Lisa V. Long
Pamela D. Marble
Darrin J. Markey
Delaine P McCarty
Memorial Healthcare System
William J. Millard
Mission Hospitals
Benjamin H. Moore III
Ronald L. Morton
John E. Murphy
Joseph D. Murphy
National Assn. of Chain Drug
Stores Education Fdtn.
National Philanthropic Trust
David W. Newton
Sven A. Normann
Orlando Regional Healthcare
Harold S. O'Steen
The Pennsylvania Rexall Club
Perkins Indian River
M. Kenneth Pfeiffer
ProHealth Medical, Inc.
Karen L. Rascati
Reeder Group,Inc.
Robert J. Renna
William H. Riffee
RiteAid Corp.
Fermin Rodriguez, Jr.
Efrain Rosario-Carlo
RX Relief
Sacred Heart Health System
Sanofi-Aventis U.S., Inc.
Michael H. Schneider
Gene Sego
Shands at the University of
Donna L. Smith
Martha S. Stamitoles
Morene Y Stewart
Holly A. Strom
Gerald Swartz
John D. Taylor
Michael D. Taylor
Robert B. Taylor

Theresa W. Tolle
Donald J. Toups, Jr.
Vincent E. Trunzo
University of North Carolina-
Chapel Hill
U.S. AirForce
Stephen C. Vogt
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Gilbert N. Weise, Sr.
Winn-Dixie Stores,Inc.
William L. Wynne
Arthur G. Zupko

$500 +
All Children's Health System,
American College of Clinical
Oscar E. Araujo
Philip G. Barton
Bernard Hodes Group, Inc.
John G. Boyle
Broward Health
Dawn E. Cender
V. Ravi Chandran
Citrus Memorial Hospital
Command Decisions Systems
& Solutions
David A. Crane
Denali Biotechnologies, LLC
Russell R. Dossey
Donna S. Doty
DuBow Family
John F Dunwoody
Suzanne J. Forman
Kenneth W. Fuqua, Sr.
The Guerra Family
Foundation, Inc.
Thomas R. Guy
Bill Harbilas
Thanh T. Hogan
Frankie L. Jefferson
Thomas E. Johns
John C. King
June S. Kirwin
Lee Memorial Health System
James R. LeFils
David C. McCormick
William L. Mincy
Carol A. Motycka
Navarro Discount
Pharmacies, Inc.
North Florida Regional
Medical Center
Katherine C. Petsos
Marjorie S. Phillips
Phoebe Putney Memorial

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Tammy H. Putnam
Erin L. Reese
Susan Rourke-Webb
Safeway, lnc.
Michael R. Sale
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare
Samuel A. Scudder
Sedano's Pharmacy E
Discount Stores
Dawn R. Sollee
Allen J. Spiegel, PhD.
Saint Vincent's Medical Center
Tampa General Hospital
Fuxing Tang
Christine W. Ternenyi
Norman P. Tomaka
Michael R. Ujhelyi
Michelle J. Veilleux
Virginia L. Walker
Timothy Wood

W IIfr.

Names are listed as
they appear on checks
or correspondence. We
have made every effort
to acknowledge each
donor giving $250 or
more. If your name is
missing, please notify us
so we may correct our
We do apologize for
any oversight and want
to assure you it was

Honor Roll Donors

We thank these friends and alumni for
their continued support to the college.

$250 +
Marijke H. Adams
James W. Alonso
Constance M. Alsbrook
Elizabeth D. Astle
James M. Benner
Lynn W. Bennett
Donald A. Bergemann
James K. Bowman, Jr.
James W. Cain
Loren B. Chastain
Kelli Lee Crowley
Michael P Damelio, D.Ph.
Judson Darden, Jr.
Gwen de Leon
Jeffrey C. Delafuente
Paul L. Doering
Linda P Ewing
Paul F. Garfield
Carmen N. Gerkovich
Christopher M. Goodman
Denis B. Goudreau
Donald J. Hale
Marta E. Hamilton
Gary K. Hobbs
Teresa L. Kauf
David J. Kelemen
George D. Kelly, Sr.
Carla D. Kennedy
Henry W. Land II

James H. Leggett, Jr.
Brenda G. Marshall
William J. Mazanec
George H. McColskey
Stephen F. Micklavzina
Audrey Mills
Ramon S. Moreno
Lunise A. Morrison
Cheryl A. Nicolay-
Howard K. O'Steen
Natalie A. Pope
Florette L. Redmond
Catherine S. Reilly
Liz Reller
Lynn D. Richards
Mitchel C. Rothholz
Sharon S. Sawallis
R. Lamar Slappey
Craig A. Smith
Lynda W. Sykes
Anne E. Thompson
Helen L. Triemer
Barbara L. Troendle
Christopher M. Vynanek
Wanda C. Ebersole Trust
Lillian S. Weiss
Brian 0. Williams
Thomas J. Worrall

Tallahassee Outreach Event hosted by John & Kay Taylor: From Left: Bill: *I Beth
Presnell, Suzy Wise, Rod Presnell, Kay Taylor, John Taylor, Ken Yon and Tom Munyer

ast spring, the ,. II. -.. hit the road, ti ,. I Ii throughout Florida to bring
faculty and student leaders together with alumni and friends. Hosted by
our alumni in their own hometowns, these dinner receptions gave our
faculty, Professors Tom Munyer and Paul Doering, and students like Suzy
Wise, an opportunity to share their personal experiences in teaching and
We hope that in Spring 2009, you will join us in meeting ..II UF
pharmacy alumni in your area and find out first-hand why we are so proud
of our ,. II..1.. Want to help us host an event in your town? Contact Kelly
at 352-273-6605 or markey@c I ,II .. Ih for details. It's a piece of cake...
and dinner too!

Campaign Outreach Events Spring 2009

Thursday, February 12
Host: Ed Hamilton, Bob Renna
& Steve Reeder

Plant City
Friday, February 13
Host: Myrle Henry

Thursday, February 26
Host: Harold O'Steen & Gill Weise

Ft. Myers
Saturday, February 28
Host: Gary & Connie Hogrefe

TBD (March 2-6)
Host: Constance & Everett Alsbrook

Thursday, March 19
Host: Mike MacLeay & Dan Devine

Friday, March 20
Host: JoAnn Nuccio

We hope to see you at a reception
near your town. For details, contact

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BACK to the FUTURE? Thoughts on Planned Giving

The UF C II..1.. of Pharmacy, now in the fourth year of the UF Florida Tomorrow campaign, stands ,' II, on an 85-year
tradition of service, advocacy and excellence. Looking to the future, we are strengthened today through the lasting commitments of
our friends and alumni. We have many supporters who had the forethought to create their legacy at the ,. II. .. via a planned giving
vehicle not the Delorean model.
We would like to share a time-travel example from the past classes of '41 and '59 who, through effective planned giving
opportunities, are right now, ensuring the .. II.... -. success with sights set "back to the future." Why does it matter? For one thing,
their plans mean much more than giving a donation to a university They are giving to their .. ..... of pharmacy to benefit all its
alumni past and future. How? Their planned gift provides for their own family needs today, honors the education and mentoring
from their past, and ensures the sustainability of their .. II.... far into the future for another 85 years and longer.
We hope Jeanne and Ron's words .. I 11 inspire you to answer this question: "How i .ii you change pharmacy tomorrow?"

A bequest enables you to keep control of your assets during your lifetime and still make a gift to the II.... You can choose
to complete your gift through your will or revocable living trust. The estate tax deduction for a gift to charity is unlimited. You can
choose to give a specific amount or a percentage of your estate. Likewise, you can also designate your bequest for the unrestricted
use of the .. II..o., or for a specific purpose.
A bequest gift of $30,000 or more may be designated to create an endowed fund in memory of a loved one, or to carry your
own name.

Jeanne Scheibler established her bequest for the Jeanne Scheibler Scholarship
to support pharmacy students in need. She even left her own message to her
future scholarship recipients.

"I wish them good luck and want them to study hard. You have to concentrate,
even if your professor is boring, not go out and be playboys or playgirls. After
Y you graduate, start saving a nest egg, don't spend .,, you make. When
I was in school, the only women on campus were in pharmacy and law, so the
distractions were plentiful."

But, Jeanne was not distracted; she graduated first in her class. By establishing
a planned gift to the UF C II.. I I I-, ,-- [eanne Scheiblers I l.. iI ,.:ver
be linked to a II.... recognized for its commitment to excellence in educating
pharmacy students of the highest levels of promise and achievement.
Jeanne L. Scheibler Class of 1941

A Charitable Rem ainder Trust(CRT) is a versatile gift vehicle
where assets are placed in a trust that provides benefits to one or more designated beneficiaries
for their lifetime or a term of years, after which what is left the remainder is distributed
to a named charity or charities. A CRT enables a donor to pre-select the annual payout rate
for selected beneficiaries and secure a future gift to satisfy the donors charitable goals.
At the UF Foundation, a CRT requires a minimum gift of $50,000 if UFF is to be trustee, and
at least 50 percent of the remainder must be irrevocably designated for the benefit of UE

Ron Brenner chose to set up a Charitable Remainder Trust to support graduate students in
the .- II...-. and still generate income for his retirement. When asked about what motivated him
to think about making a gift to his II..i.., Ron described his strong sense of responsibility

_, mother always said that when you left a place, it should be better for your having been
there. I believe that and Ifeel strongly about it. I don't believe we are here to just enjoy
ourselves. We're here to make a i. ..... .... so that the world is a better place when we leave it.
I guess if I had one goal in life that would be it." Ron Brenner, Ph.D., Class of 1959

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n November, the University of Florida Grand Guard reunion honored the class of 1958. Pharmacy alumni
Dolph Cone, Lloyd Cooper, Jr., Bill Atkinson, and Bunny Wooten Blood reunited for the celebration. Joining
them were previous pharmacy grand guard inductees Anita Thompson '54 and Marilyn Underberg '56.
During lunch, classmates reminisced about professor "Gatling Gun" Gramling, who speed lectured,
writing notes on the board with his left hand and erasing with his right hand. Stories were traded about
ummm... "mishaps" in the chemistry lab, and about their careers and lives in the years since graduation.
Class representative Dolph Cone '58 helped contact classmates and encouraged attendance.
Next year's Grand Guard will meet in November and honor the class of 1959. Please contact us if you'd
like to get involved. What stories will the Class of '59 have to tell?

"I remember my first introduc-
tion to pharmacy when I took
Dean Foote's course. Through
that very early experience, I
knew that pharmacy education
S..... suited me and that it would
enable me to be the master of
my ,..,im,. I always say, Io
when pharmacy found me, and I
found pharmacy." Dolph '58
[top] Bunny Wooten Blood and Elvis;
Anita Thompson gives career advice to
pharmacy student Shannon Zandy

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Ahmed F I. Asker ('64)
Felix M. Berardo (Donna Berardo)
Jerome J. Buchman
Jeanenne Carroll ('52)
Daniel E. Chitwood, Sr. (UF)
Josephine S. Daigle ('55)
Katherine Duckworth (friend)
Ellen G. Eells (Nursing '64)
William H. Finigan ('51)
Henry D. Gallo ('52)
George P Grommet ('42)
Don M. Hall ('65)
Lindsay M. Harvey ('06)
Donald B. Hershey ('62)
James B. Huddleston ('80)
Robert E. Johnston ('57)
Kevin M. Latham ('04)
James F Leddon ('51)
Robert E. Lee

Robert B. Littler ('52)
Franklin E. May ('73-'79)
Beverly J. Millard (W illiam Millard)
Richard A. Mills ('57)
David E. Murphy ('63)
Nathan W. Perry, Jr.
Fred C. Phillips (friend)
James C. Phillips ('56)
Jimmy M. Rogers ('64)
Glen D. Shore ('74)
Samuel J. Smith ('55)
Mary Toribio
William S. Ware
John W. Wetmore ('67)
George L. Winn ('58)
Russell W. Womack ('73)
John R. Wright, Jr.
Kenneth D. Wurster ('72)

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remember when...?
The UF College of Pharmacy has been through generations of historical and cultural change in its 84-year history. What was it like on
campus when you were a student? Your class reps share a few memories from college days.

Class of 1963
Mary-Elaine Plescia Fumea
"Do you remember when we called The Swamp just Florida Field? The
bleachers were made of wood and when we cheered by stomping our
feet, the whole structure would shake! During our senior year banquet,
skits were performed. The Kappa Epsilon girls did a dance to the tune
of the "Stripper," wearing short lab jackets and black tights."

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Class of 1978
Patt Kipp, JoAnn Nuccio & David Winkles
"For those of you who were in Patty's lab class, do you remember the
ADH lab test? The one where the control group (Patty's group) drank
nothing, the second group drank a pint of water, the third group drank
a pint of NS and the fourth group drank a pint of beer. Everything
was going as planned until the NS group started getting sick. It was
discovered that the graduate student had a 2-point decimal error and
the NS was 100 times more concentrated. I guess this is why we still
have to take errors prevention in practice CE. The group that had the
beer was reported as having the best time. Also, do you recall Bill
Hughes and the wet shorts contest? It really was the tiger robe that
did it. We loved Pete Pevonka's class the next day."

Class of 1983
Andy Loccisano
"How is it possible that 25 years have passed? Those of you
who attended UF prior to pharmacy school may remember
the 1978-79 *0-10-1* Gator football record. Well now
the Mighty Gators are three-time national champions, so
BELIEVE me, anything is possible. Come join me for a time
of reflecting back to our college days, and looking forward
to more championships, both in football and our College of
Pharmacy academic ranking."
Class of 1998
Carol Motycka & Gina Harper
"Do you remember our wild stats professor? He came to us
from 'up the hill', had wild hair and always looked like he
was either going on a cruise or had just crawled out of bed.
He loved to tell us stories about how his background as a
statistician helped him on his gambling trips with his dad!
Or do you recall that crazy Kappa Psi Halloween party when
our very interesting red-headed Pathophysiology professor
arrived in black leather holding a whip? Those were some
crazy parties!"
Class of 2003
John Gregg, Katherine Anderson &
Crystal Wink
"Five years where did the time go? Remember how
stressed out we used to get about tests, thinking that school
would never end? "Verbal defense day" -we filled the
room with nervous energy! Looking back, it is possible our
anxiety actually brought us all together. What we recall now,
though, is the fun stuff like Gator football games, wine and
cheese parties, tailgating, and our graduation party. If you
haven't been back to the college in recent years, much has
changed. You will find the environment to be more dynamic
than ever. Let's get together without the stress of a 'Main
Case' and celebrate!"

28 1 Winter 2009 GATORx

Teresa Tolle & family

Class of 1988
Theresa Tolle & John Garcia
"It seems like only yesterday, but it has been 20
years since we received our pharmacy degrees from
the University of Florida. In those 20 years there has
been much to celebrate at UF Our Gator football team
has won eight conference titles and three national
championships. Come celebrate the UF College of
Pharmacy being selected as one of the top 10 pharmacy
programs in the country."

Ken Finger Golf Tournament

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