The Ohio State University’s new Online Readiness Tool is ready to use! Produced by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE), the tool is designed to provide students of all ages with a glimpse of the skills they need to be successful online and what they can expect from an online experience at Ohio State.
Applications are now available for The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy’s high school summer course, Pills, Potions, and Poisons. Designed for rising 10th – 12th graders interested in the biomedical sciences (including careers in pharmacy, medicine, laboratory research, etc.), this science enrichment and career exploration program will be held on July 17-22, 2017 (Mon-Sat, 9AM-4PM) on the Ohio State campus. Through lab experiments, projects, and field trips, students will investigate questions such as: Can we find a “perfect” drug, and if so, what properties would it exhibit? What are the similarities and differences between therapeutic drugs and illegal “street” drugs? How do we discover new drugs? What types of careers are available in the pharmaceutical sciences?
For more information or to submit an application, visit: go.osu.edu/ppp
The deadline for application submission is April 16, 2017.
Columbus, OH – Generation Rx, a medication safety program, has been announced as a recipient of a Fall 2016 Connect and Collaborate Grant from The Ohio State University to support opioid misuse prevention initiatives. Directors Kenneth M. Hale, RPh, PhD, and Nicole C. Kwiek, PhD, will lead efforts in a partnership with OSU Extension, the Kroger Company, and Cardinal Health that focus on combating the opioid epidemic, one of the state’s and country’s most pressing public health concerns.
“Prescription medications are among the most misused substances in the United States, resulting in myriad health, social, fiscal and legal consequences,” said Hale. “Drug overdose is our country’s leading cause of accidental death, and Ohio now leads the nation in the number of these deaths. It is imperative that we address this issue from multiple perspectives in our communities.”
The grant will help fund a two-pronged approach. First, the Opioid Patient Education Program (OPEP) will engage Kroger pharmacists in patient education activities when opioid medications are dispensed. Secondly, OSU Extension will help to solicit input about what K-12 schools need to provide instruction around opioid topics.
“Given that Ohio now requires all K-12 schools to teach about opioids, we want to make sure that teachers and school administrators are well-supported in the planning and execution of this instruction,” said Kwiek. “At this project’s end, we will have a better understanding of educators’ needs, tools to address those needs, and a plan to disseminate these tools more broadly in the state and beyond.”
The program will kick off in Southeast Ohio to assess impact, plan for programmatic expansion, and establish a framework for addressing other medication safety issues moving forward. Ultimately, these relationships will take different forms to address the many medication-related issues that impact the drug-taking culture in which we live.
The project will run January 2017 through December 2018.
The Connect and Collaborate Grants Program is designed to bring together multiple, available university and community resources and leverage existing community platforms to develop programs that achieve measurable, positive impacts in communities while advancing the scholarly goals of the university.
The mission of Generation Rx is to educate people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications. Since 2009, the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University and the Cardinal Health Foundation have partnered to provide open source educational materials that anyone can use to help prevent the misuse of prescription drugs.
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Please join us for The Year of The Rooster on Monday (1/30) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Hagerty Hall. Featuring A Lion Dance performance, a calligraphy demonstration, dance performances, martial arts demo, Chinese music and cultural displays, and a delicious sampling of traditional Chinese cuisine.
The Ohio Pharmacists Association is pleased to once again help inspire student pharmacists to get involved legislatively through Student Legislative Day. This year’s Student Legislative Day will take place Tuesday, February 28 in Columbus. Attached you will find the brochure giving all the details of the day.
Due to the high demand of this event, registration this year will again be separated into two parts. Initial registration is now live, with a maximum of 40 attendees (that 40 includes students and faculty volunteers) being able to register from each college. You may begin registering now. This registration period will close on February 9. Registration will reopen on February 10 and any remaining spots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until we reach max capacity. I have already been told by one school that they will fall a little short of 40, so it is very likely that additional slots open up. If a college fills their 40 slots, the online module will close out, and then prospective attendees must call OPA at 614-389-3236 to be added to the wait list. Wait-listed prospective attendees will then be contacted in the order received to fill out remaining slots.
Registration can be completed using the attached form or by going online athttp://ohiopharmacists.org/aws/OPA/pt/sd/news_article/133039/_PARENT/layout_interior_details/false
We encourage students to please submit their HOME addresses in order to give everyone a better experience, and to ensure attendees are properly matched with their home district legislators. If you have students where home is out-of-state, they are free to use their college addresses.
If you are a faculty member, please email Emily Keeler at email@example.com to register.
For more information, contact Antonio Ciaccia, Director of Government & Public Affairs
Ohio Pharmacists Association
The Office of International Affairs is seeking applications for its Academic Enrichment Grants, which supports activities with lasting impact across the globe. The grant competition is open to faculty, graduate and undergraduates whose applications focus on research projects that address global issues, connect discipline-specific research to programs in diverse cultural settings, explores the languages, cultures, arts, social sciences and area studies and/or promotes active collaborations with institutional partners. Apply by Monday (2/6).
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The time has come. You know that pharmacy team members have the trust of their patients and community, a direct impact on patients’ health and outcomes, and a strategic role in the healthcare system.
That’s why we want to make certain pharmacy’s leaders are honored for their vision and contributions. The Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards program was founded on this idea, and now is your opportunity to nominate an exceptional pharmacist, technician, or pharmacy student.
Nominations in 10 categories are open today and are free, fast, and easy to submit online.
Start Your Nomination
Those who submitted nominations for 2016 will recognize our user-friendly nomination portal. There is no need to create a new account for 2017.
Nominations will be open until March 31, 2017, and your nominee could be recognized at the awards gala in San Diego, California.
For all the specifics, read the official rules.
The Next-Generation Pharmacist team