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Weekly Dose 2/22 - 2/28/15

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APhA events for this week:
Monday Feb. 23:
-Operation Diabetes committee meeting Rm 111 @ 12:30p
-Operation Immunization committee meeting Rm 216 @ 4:30p


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From the VP of Patient Care - Alisa Terry

alisaterry1@gmail.com

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Here is google doc that encompasses the sign-ups for all operations.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Do4sA5RYX4OmzuQT9rmffB2gSifr9ZgSkbZyEFvClec/edit?usp=sharing

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From the Operation Diabetes Chair - Phuc Nguyen

pnguye37@uic.edu

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See our upcoming events below! :)

Committee Meeting, February 23rd
12:30-1:30 Rm 111
Come see what events we have coming up and help the committee get new educational materials for our upcoming events!

Mile Square Health Center Diabetes Outreach w/ Operation Smoking Cessation and Operation Immunization, March 2nd
1:00-3:00pm
Counsel patients on maintaining healthy habits and perform risk assessments for patients at Mile Square!


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From the Operation Immunization Chair - Katrina Capapas
kcapap2@uic.edu

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Join us for OI's next meeting tomorrow afternoon (2/23/15) at 4:30 pm in room 216. We will be talking about exciting volunteer opportunities in March at Mile Square, OCC Women's Health Center, University Village Pharmacy, and Student Center East so stop by if you're interested! 

Upcoming events:
March 2nd:
1-3pm: Mile Square Event with Operation Diabetes, Smoking Cessation and Heart (Shingles, MMR vaccines

1-3 pm: OCC Women's Health Center (Childhood vaccines)

March 11th:
1:30-3:30pm: Safer Sex Event with Operation Self Care at Student Center East (HPV vaccine)

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From the Operation Self Care Chair - Alvin Godina
alvingodina@gmail.com

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With National Eating Disorder Day coming up, Operation Self-Care will be at East Campus providing education and screenings next week!

On 3/4/15 at the College of Pharmacy, Operation Self-Care will be working with the Pre-Pharmacy Club. We will be going over the process of counseling patients and teaching these students how to properly measure blood pressure.

Following up the sex education provided at the Feel Good Fair, Operation Self-Care will be participating in the ‘Safer Sex Fest.’ We will again be on East Campus, providing education on STI’s!

If interested in any of these events or if you would like more information, feel free to contact me or sign up on the link above!

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From the VP of IPSF - Dawn Hyatt
dhyatt3@uic.edu

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We officially have a foreign exchange student. Her name is Vera and she is from Portugal! Vera will be staying with us early August for a couple of weeks, and she will be shadowing at UIC as well as other pharmacies around the area. I will be forming a welcoming committee for students that will be in Chicago during this August. The welcoming committee duties consists of: 
  • Helping me put together a tiny booklet of things to do around Chicago
    • Examples: restaurants, The Bean, fun activities, bars, transportation etc. 
  • I also would like Vera to have a specific contact for each day, so she can have someone to hang out with after her pharmacy experience that day. She looks like a really sweet girl and during the TBD meeting, I will show her to you all. 
  • This would allow her to have your contact information so she can have someone to hangout with. 
  • This is the first ever APhA foreign exchange student and I would like to make it a great experience for her, so we can continue this in the future.
If you would like to join the committee please email me at dhyatt3@uic.edu

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