Community Event Highlights
- Safe Medication Disposal Event: Keeping Medication Out of Homes, Landfills, and Water Supply
The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy hosted its fourth Safe Medication Disposal Event on Tuesday, October 6, at Ingalls Mall. The event was a collaboration between the University of Michigan Police Department, Phi Delta Chi, APhA-ASP, and the Yellow Jug Old Drugs Program. During the event, 314 lbs non-controlled and 18 lbs controlled medication were safely disposed of through incineration.
This is the fourth Safe Medication Disposal Event, with progressively greater participation each session. Since the event's inception in March 2014, students have collected a total of 972 pounds of medication that are no longer in homes, landfills, or the water supply. The oldest medication turned in during the last collection event was dated 1985.
Thank you and congratulation to all those who particpated. Check the College of Pharmacy events page for information on future medication disposal events.
For more information on safe medication disposal, visit the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization.
During the event, 314 lbs non-controlled and 18 lbs controlled medication were safely disposed of through incineration
- COP Participates in Pharmacy Day at the Capitol
Pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians from around the state came together at the Capitol in Lansing, Michigan to educate law makers and the public about the services pharmacists provide, the education pharmacists receive, and state and national legislation affecting pharmacy interests.
Pharmacists and student pharmacists hosted a medication take-back, gave immunizations, and performed point of care examinations such as blood pressure readings, Hepatitis C. and cholesterol/lipid screenings, and blood glucose testing. Pharmacists and student pharmacists had a chance to interact with law-makers and communicate their value as health care professionals.
The event was organized by the Michigan Pharmacists Association. Students from Ferris State University, Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy participated in the day’s events. Two U-M COP student organizations, the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists and the Student Michigan Pharmacists Association, helped facilitate the College’s student involvement.
- PharmD Candidate Named First Recipient of the LCDR Brian Parker Community Service Scholarship
The College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that Stephanie Burke, PharmD’16, has been selected as the first recipient of the LCDR Brian Parker Community Service Scholarship. The scholarship, presented by the North Carolina Commissioned Officers Association (NCCOA) of the United States Public Health Service, will provide Stephanie with $1,000 towards her educational expenses. Read more.
- College of Pharmacy Flu Clinic Fall 2015
The College of Pharmacy hosted its 7th Annual Flu Clinic in September 2015. The event provided a record number of vaccinations to 226 faculty, staff, students, and family members.
Thank you to Professor Heidi Diez and the APhA Immunization Chairs for their organization, leadership, and commitment to help orchestrate the volunteers and logistics of the clinic. Thanks as well to all the student volunteers for helping make the clinic run smoothly.
- Phi Delta Chi's Project PB&J
Phi Delta Chi serves the community through “Project PB&J,” a weekly event in which brothers make and distribute peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for homeless in Ann Arbor. Every Wednesday, about ten brothers of PDC spend their lunch hour making up to 50 sandwiches in preparation for distribution on Friday. For two years, Phi Delta Chi has worked in partnership with Vineyard Church of Washtenaw County to hand out the PB&Js downtown on Friday evening. “The people are very appreciative and welcoming to our assistance, so it has been successful and something that will be continued for years to come,” says PDC Service Committee Chair, Kristen Carrier. Phi Delta Chi funds all of the supplies through the fundraisers they hold throughout the year. If you would like to support this community outreach project, donations of gloves, peanut butter, jelly, and side treat items are always appreciated! Donations can be dropped off at the front desk in the administrative and student services suite.