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January 01, 2021 – COP Faculty Administer COVID Vaccines
 
Pharmacy Practice Professors Danielle Candelario, PharmD and Sneha Srivastava, PharmD helped with the Lake County Health Department (LCHD) Drive-Thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Waukegan, IL. LCHD vaccinated over 660 individuals last week. It was an incredible effort and turnout from employees, volunteers and healthcare workers in the community.
 
 

 

 

 

December 14, 2020 – COP Welcomes New Faculty Member

Welcome to new COP faculty member Rachel Neu, PharmD, MPharm, BCPS to the College.  Dr. Neu is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and will have a practice in internal medicine. 

 

 

 

 

 

December 14, 2020 - COP Summer Research Poster Winners 

Congratulations to the following winners for best poster in the Summer Research Poster Session!

Third place:  Ravyn Hickerson, Class of 2023 [Dr. Cannon, Dr. Michener]. The Examination of Entrustable Professional Activities in Pharmacy Students

Second place:  Sara Mehmood, Class of 2023 [Tehreem Khaliq, Leyla Cukovic, Yelena Sahakian, Dr. Rahman] Affects of Practicing Social Distancing on COVID-19 Infections and Deaths: A Retrospective Study 

First place:  Tehreem Khaliq, Class of 2022 [Noopur Walia, Sara Mehmood, Yelena Sahakian, Dr. Rahman] Impact of Retrospective Face Mask Usage on COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

November 9, 2020 – COP Faculty and Student Participate in ICC Flu Clinic
The ICC sponsored a drive-through flu vaccine clinic for uninsured patients on October 17 and November 7. COP Pharmacy Practice faculty members, Khyati Patel, PharmD, Assistant Professor and Jessica Cottreau, PharmD, Chair and Associate Professor, provided vaccinations, Danielle Candelario, PharmD, Associate Professor provided leadership, and COP Class of 2023 student Karina Luna served as an interpreter, greeter, and coordinator of interpreters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2, 2020 COP Student Has Article Published in ICHP Newsletter
David Courteau, COP Class of 2022, wrote an article for the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists newsletter titled “Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy Making Mental Health a Priority.” View article.

November 2, 2020 - COP Student Named to ICI Executive Officers Board
COP Class of 2023 student Anna Sandler was named to the 2021 Interprofessional Clinic Initiative Executive Board of Officers as the Executive Officer of Care Coordination for the 2021 Interprofessional Community Clinic. 

October 22, 2020 – COP Alum Wins Award
Angelina Raimonde, PharmD, Class of 2020, was awarded the NextGeneration Future Pharmacist Award, sponsored by Parata Systems and PharmacyTimes! She was nominated by COP Faculty member Eris Tollkuci, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice. The nomination was supported by Jamie Dillig, PharmD, Director of Outreach and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at RFU and Brian Hrad PharmD, Pharmacy Manager at Rush Oak Park Outpatient Pharmacy. Dr. Raimonde is currently a PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident at Rush University Medical Center in the Inpatient Pharmacy.

October 22, 2020 – COP Students to Compete at ASHP Midyear
Class of 2021 students Mphamvu Kalengamaliro and Karolyn Mosbacher have won the 2020 ASHP Local Clinical Skills Competition at RFU College of Pharmacy. They will represent the RFU COP at the National Competition held during the 2020 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December. Good luck!

October 20, 2020 – COP Students in AACP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge
Congratulations to Class of 2021 students, Dasha Polyarskaya, Kat Lichtenwalter, and Alyshah Ismaili, for making it to Round 4 of the ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge!  This put them in the top 16 teams out of the 109 teams that competed. View a complete list of schools for each round. Congratulations to this team on their success!!  Thanks for representing RFU COP!! 

October 2020 – COP Faculty Holds AACP Forum
Brad Cannon, PharmD, Director of Experiential Education and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, in his role as the AACP Speaker of the House of Delegates, hosted “Speak Up with Speaker Cannon.” This was an open forum to discuss the Annual Meeting, actions the House took, and how information is being shared with schools in a virtual format.

October is American Pharmacists Month
October is American Pharmacists Month, and the COP is celebrating with events such as a Career Fair/Residency Showcase, Trivia Night, the 5th Annual Quest for the Best Pharmathon, and an awards ceremony. Click here to see Governor Pritzker’s proclamation declaring October 2020 American Pharmacists Month throughout Illinois.