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Marshall School of Pharmacy announces activities for awareness month
"Through previous volunteer work with CCSAPP, I have seen the value of the work that they do with students. I wanted to find a way for MUSOP students to have that same impact on area youth, " said Brittany Williams, a second-year student at the School of Pharmacy and Student Executive Council treasurer. "Given that October is American Pharmacists Month and National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, I thought this was a great way to involve MU School of Pharmacy students in these efforts."
The month-long observance is intended to bring attention to the vital contributions pharmacists make to health care through improved medication use and advanced patient care. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams are both issuing proclamations for the state and the city recognizing pharmacists for their important role in health care in West Virginia and the nation.
Additional pharmacy awareness activities at Marshall during October include the following:
- Pharmacy Student Luncheon with special guest Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, Don Morris Room, Memorial Student Center. The event also features Brian Gallagher, R.Ph., JD, director of special projects for Marshall Health, who will speak on "What is Going on in Washington and Why Should I Care?" Students will gather for a group picture at 1 p.m. at the Memorial Fountain.
- Poster Contest Award Ceremony
6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, lower level of the Coon Education Building, Marshall University School of Pharmacy
- Operation Immunization Awareness (Poster Education)
Noon-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Memorial Student Center
4 p.m.-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at CVS Pharmacy located at 8th Avenue and 20th Street
- National Take-Back Initiative
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at various locations in Cabell and Wayne counties. Pharmacy students will participate in the national drug diversion project where unused medications may be turned in for safe disposal. Here is a partial list of locations in the area:
Huntington Police Department, Douglass Center, 1448 10th Avenue
West Virginia State Police, Headquarters, 3339 U.S. Route 60 East
Cabell County Sheriff's Department, CVS, 5179 U.S. Route 60 East
Milton Police, Milton Pre-K School, 1302 U.S. Route 60, Milton
Kenova Police, Kenova Fire Department., 1600 Pine Street, Kenova
Wayne Police, Wayne Police Department, 10328 Route 152, Wayne
MUSOP students are also participating in several internal events during the month including intramural sports activities and a formal dance.