NEW! Pharmacy-Based Care for Underserved Populations Training Program

This innovative and interactive training program will enable pharmacists to provide the highest level of care to meet the needs of underserved populations in Ohio and beyond. This practice-based training will provide knowledge, resources and ideas to provide direct patient care to underserved populations. Participants will also hear from experts in the field and create an action plan to develop and implement innovative services.

This 15-hour CE certificate program (10.5 hours of self-study and 4.5 hours of a live seminar) is offered at a special introductory rate of $100 for pharmacists and $50 for residents and students.

For complete information and topic details, view the event webpage here.

Live session dates:

  • January 26, 2018
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • February 20, 2018
    Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
  • March 2, 2018
    NEOMED, Rootstown, OH
  • May 17, 2018
    Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
  • June 2018
    Ohio University, Athens, OH

This training program was supported by the Cooperative Agreement number, NU58DP004820, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

The College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Questions about pharmacists’ participation in the program and continuing education credit should be addressed to Ashley Knackstedt at cop-cpd@osu.edu or (614)-688-4420.

Schweitzer Fellowship Details

Thank you to everyone who came to informational session about the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program, a chapter of the national Schweitzer Fellowship. The program was recorded and can be viewed at this link.

The Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program seeks to build leaders in service who are dedicated to working with the underserved.  From May 2018 until April 2019 Schweitzer Fellows will design and implement 200-hour community service projects that address local unmet health-related needs and participate in other Fellowship activities.

  • 12-18 graduate and professional students will be selected from OSU, Ohio University, and other Columbus-area colleges
  • Fellows can be from a broad range of disciplines including the health sciences, social work, divinity studies, law, education, engineering, and others
  • Open to students enrolled full or part-time in a graduate and professional degree program
  • Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend in two installments
  • Applications are due February 13, 2018

Press releases about past pharmacy projects:

New Schweitzer Fellows To Expand Blood Pressure Management Services to the Underserved

Pharmacy Celebrates Its Schweitzer Fellows

Future Pharmacist Named Schweitzer Fellow


Feel free to contact pharmacy faculty who have been mentors for past students projects:
Dr. Anna Haas-Gehres 
Dr. Deb Barnette
Dr. Jen Rodis 

For more information from the Schweitzer Program directors:
Maria F. Gallo, PhD – mgallo@cph.osu.edu
Elizabeth M. Fitzgerald, EdD, RN, PMHCNS-BC – Fitzgerald.118@osu.edu


http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org/chapters/columbus/

Two learning opportunities from the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching

“Open Educational Resources for Affordable Learning” Reading Group

 When: November 7, 2017 at 9:30am – 11:00am
Where: Barbie Tootle Room | Ohio Union

This reading group will meet on November 7, 14, 21, and 28. Join us as we discuss selections from two open digital books that explore the cost of higher education (“Paying the Price” by Sarah Goldrick-Rab) and how use of open educational resources is one strategy that instructors can employ to overcome financial barriers (“Open” by Rajiv Jhangiani & Robert Biswas-Diener). We are excited to team up with staff from ODEE as we explore the importance of providing affordable course material as a way to eliminate barriers for many of our students. Both books are both available for free and once you’ve registered, you will receive details on how to access them. Registration for the group is limited to 12 people.

Register here.

Valuing the Cost: When Financial Responsibility Impacts Student Learning

When: November 15, 2017 at 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: 150 Younkin Success Center

Many of our students report that after paying for tuition, room and board, they cannot buy books or sometimes even food. About 15 percent of Ohio State students reported that they lacked reliable access to affordable, nutritious food from week to week. In this interactive performance-based workshop, participants will engage in discussion about how financial instability and food insecurity impact students in our classrooms. How can instructors consider these realities in course management, structure, and even content-building? InterACT is a theatre-based ensemble that uses interactive techniques to assist participants in developing success strategies and problem-solving common classroom scenarios.

Register here.

Indian Health Service Pharmacy Residency Applications NOW OPEN

The IHS Pharmacy Residency Program is now accepting applications October 16th – December 15th, 2017 for over 20 PGY1 and two PGY2 programs. The application instructions are posted here: https://www.ihs.gov/pharmacy/resident/

The application involves multiple steps:

Section A: Info that goes to the Residency Program Directors at the sites

Section B: USAJobs application…this link will be posted to the website and closes on December 15.

Section C: Reference forms to be sent to CAPT Rebecca Reyes Rebecca.Reyes@IHS.GOV

 

New Ohio State grant program takes aim at opioid crisis

In the face of an unrelenting drug epidemic that is devastating Ohio and the nation, Ohio State has established the Opioid Innovation Fund, a grant program designed to leverage the university’s expertise and resources to hasten solutions to the crisis. More than $1 million is available and will be distributed in grants of up to $100,000. Teams are encouraged to include partners in the public and private sectors, but each team must be led by an Ohio State faculty or staff member to be eligible for the grants. The deadline to submit pre-proposals is Friday (11/3) at 5 p.m.
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Tech Hub Student Project Grants – Deadline is October 29

The Tech Hub Student Project Grants program awards funding annually to between 3 and 5 student projects that exhibit a connection to technology. This can mean hosting an event, producing innovative art or developing a for-profit product. Last year we awarded a total of $10,000 and this year we hope to fund even more student projects with our increased award pool of $15,000. Applications for 2017 funding are open now and will close Sunday, October 29 at midnight. Students from all majors and academic tracks are encouraged to apply.

 

Additional Links:

General info

Application

Past Winners

Undergraduate students invited to apply for Propel Ohio collegiate leadership summit

Propel Ohio is a leadership program that promotes civic engagement and inspires undergraduate students to grow into civic leaders in Ohio. Undergraduate students are invited to apply to participate in Propel Ohio: Collegiate Leadership Summit 2017, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 at the University of Akron. The program will actively engage with college students on issues that affect childhood poverty, including food security, inequities in education, and homelessness. The application deadline isTuesday, October 10.

Read more and apply: https://www.brown.senate.gov/propel-ohio

Contact: adams.615@osu.edu

New! Nominations open for Pharmacy Outreach and Engagement Awards

The College of Pharmacy Office of Outreach and Engagement is accepting nominations for the first ever Outreach and Engagement Awards. The awards and criteria are listed below. To nominate someone, email a letter of recommendation to Laura Hall at hall.42@osu.edu.

College of Pharmacy Engagement Awards

“Faculty/Staff Award for Community Engagement”

Recognizes any faculty/staff member at the College of Pharmacy for exceptional work in community engagement through reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, valuable learning experiences for students and/or other trainees, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.

  • Awarded annually; recipient eligible only once every three years
  • Nominations (CV and letter(s)) submitted to awards committee by January 15th
  • Recipient awarded at Spring Pharmacy Gala

“Alumni Award for Outstanding Community Engagement”

Recognizes an alumnus or alumna from any training or academic program of the College of Pharmacy for outstanding accomplishments in community engagement.  Nominees should be involved in outreach and engagement that includes reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, valuable learning experiences for students and/or other trainees, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.

  • Awarded as appropriate and not more than annually; can receive only once
  • Nominations (CV and letter(s)) submitted to awards committee by December 15th
  • Recipient awarded at Spring Pharmacy Gala

“Graduate/Professional Student Award for Outstanding Community Engagement”

Recognizes a graduating Graduate/Professional student for excellence through his or her involvement in community engagement efforts that demonstrate reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.

  • Awarded annually at Hooding Ceremony/Graduate Student Reception
  • Nominations submitted to awards committee by last day of February

“BSPS Student Award for Outstanding Community Engagement”

Recognizes a graduating BSPS student for excellence through his or her involvement in community engagement efforts that demonstrate reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.

  • Awarded annually at BSPS Graduation Lunch
  • Nominations submitted to awards committee by last day of February

 

Connect and Collaborate Grant Program

On behalf of the Connect and Collaborate Program Stewardship Partners, this note is to inform you that the 2017-18 grants program supporting engaged teaching, research and service activities will be announced university-wide next week. The maximum grant award is $70,000.

Information and application materials are available at http://oaa.osu.edu/ccgrants.

The Connect and Collaborate Stewardship Partners include: The Columbus Foundation; Greater Columbus Arts Council; United Way of Central Ohio; Corporate Engagement Office; Office of Energy and Environment; Office of International Affairs – Global Gateways, Global One Health; Office of Outreach and Engagement; Office of Research – Discovery Themes, Industry Liaison Office; Office of Undergraduate Education – Office of Service-Learning, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry; OSU Extension; and OSU Wexner Medical Center.

For more information about the program, please contact Mark McCann at mccann.249@osu.edu.