Upcoming Events:

Discover Autism: A Panel Discussion

What: Join us to learn more about autism, caregivers, stigma, and support with Laura Birnbaum and Stacey Nelson from the Autism Respite Services at St. Louis County. They will be discussing  services that they provide to children with disabilities and their families. Questions can be submitted through the RSVP form below.

When: Friday November 10 from 12:15pm-1:15pm

Where: 165 LSci

RSVP by Thursday at 12:00pm (snacks provided): RSVP Form

MPSO Fall Health Fair

When: Sunday, November 12 at 1:00pm-4:00pm

Where: St Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church
530 N 5th Ave E, Duluth, MN 55805

More information & Sign up: SIGN UP HERE (Feel free to sign up for one or both shifts)

Make sure to check out our MPSO calendar and Facebook to keep track of what is going on!

Stories from a Medical Mission: Peru (01/26/2018)

posted Apr 10, 2018, 11:06 AM by MPSO UMD

Shout out to Sara, Allie, Deann, Jenny, and Tien for sharing their storied from the amazing student medical mission in Peru organized by PD3, Jenny Nguyen.

Potluck & Gift Exchange (12/02/2017)

posted Apr 10, 2018, 10:59 AM by MPSO UMD

Thank you to everyone who came to the last MPSO potluck of the semester! We had a blast with the unwrapping the gift and white elephant games. Good luck on your finals and we are almost DONE with another semester!

Lunch Meeting: Pharmacists in Mental Health (12/1/2017)

posted Apr 10, 2018, 10:53 AM by MPSO UMD   [ updated Apr 10, 2018, 10:54 AM ]

MPSO-Duluth and the Center for Leading Healthcare Change are pleased to announce our first leadership lunch lecture of this academic year. We learned more about the role of pharmacists in mental health, stigma, and medication experience from Dr. Mark Schneiderhan

Health Fair Re-cap

posted Apr 10, 2018, 10:48 AM by MPSO UMD

Thank you to those who volunteered at the St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church health fair on Sunday, November 12. We are happy to have provided valuable screenings and education to a new population of patients! A big thank you to Dr. Stratton, Dr. Okoro, Operation Heart, College Board, the volunteers and the St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church for making this health fair possible

Dual Campus It's a Big World Series: Dr. El-Fakahany (4/24/17)

posted May 8, 2017, 7:42 PM by MPSO UMD

We had a blast making baklava with this man and we certainly had fun at this lunch meeting! In this lecture, Dr. El-Fakahany  shared his own stories as an Egyptian and gave an overview of the country and its culture. This included the history of Egypt, the government, the economics and social structure. In addition, he shared the Egyptian culture through the lens of tourist attractions, foods, and its people. We hope that the breath of the knowledge shared in this lecture will provided everyone with new insights on Egyptian culture.

Cultural Competency Competition Winners! (4/21/17)

posted Apr 23, 2017, 8:18 AM by MPSO UMD   [ updated May 8, 2017, 7:43 PM ]

Congratulations to the competition winners at the 3rd Annual Cultural Competency Competition! And thank you to everyone who participated in treating this case with a culturally sensitive lens. Your patient is now happy, motivated, and healthy!

FIRST PLACE WINNERS (left-to-right)
Maria Sturtz
Kelsey Melgaard
Tuesday McAuliffe Staehler (not pictured)
Michelle Olivarez (not pictured)

Second place winners (left-to-right)
Emily Gerjets
Hoa Bui
Linh Vu (not pictured)
Raymond Kindva (not pictured)

Third place winners (left-to-right)
Carolyn O'Donnell
Tuyen Nguyen
Jenny Nguyen (not pictured)
Tonia Schueller (not pictured)

MPSO Wine and Paint Night! (4/18)

posted Apr 21, 2017, 12:58 PM by MPSO UMD   [ updated Apr 23, 2017, 8:26 AM ]

Ahh... What a a relaxing night! Learning to paint with friends. Having snacks and beverages. This night was a big success! We had 30 people who joined in on the fun, and the finished products were wonderful!

Check out the awesome paintings here!

Last MPSO Pot-Luck & Game Night of the Year! (4/14)

posted Apr 16, 2017, 7:46 AM by MPSO UMD

We had a blast making and eating food as a Pharmily! Dishes included chicken red rice, fried rice, basmati rice, chicken tikka masala, Tibetan dumplings, Mac-and-Cheese soup w/ fixings, grilled Cambodian beef skewers, cupcakes, macarons, chocolate dipped strawberries, and Thai tea. The games of the night were Avalon and Quiplash!

Thank you to everyone who made it out tonight, and special thanks to all the cooks!

MPSO 2017-18 E-board Elections (4/14)

posted Apr 16, 2017, 7:32 AM by MPSO UMD

Congratulations to our new elected MPSO E-board for 2017-2018!

Here are all the new E-board members:

President: Dalya Al-Rawi
Vice President: Tammy Ho
Secretary: Emily Gerjets
Treasurer: Steven Just
Program Coordinator: Thu Ha
Outreach Chair: Hoa Bui
Social Chair: Diana Ly
Webmaster: Tuyen Nguyen
UMD Diversity Commission Chair: Raymond Kindva

Thank you to everyone who ran, voted, and supported MPSO this Friday! And a special shout-out to the MPSO E-board of 2016-17

Be The Match - Bone Marrow Drive (4/12 & 4/13)

posted Apr 13, 2017, 8:20 PM by MPSO UMD   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 8:23 PM ]

We had a blast registering new people into the Bone Marrow Registry in the UMD Kirby Commons! Informing people about bone marrow donation, aiding in form filling, and performing cheek swabs were the tasks at hand. But don't forget the coveted task of giant Q-tip bearer! It was a great time, and MPSO wants to thank all the volunteers, those who registered, and of course those who've donated bone marrow. Special shout out to the Undergrad Be The Match Student Chapter in helping us out with the event. We couldn't have done it without you! And one more thanks to Michelle Olivarez and Ellie Strafelda for coordinated the event!

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