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School of Pharmacy celebrates American Pharmacists Month

Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, one of the newer schools on campus, recently welcomed its fifth class to the PharmD program.

The LLU School of Pharmacy program is the only doctoral-level pharmacy program in the Seventh-day Adventist worldwide educational system. In California, only a handful of other schools offer the PharmD degree.

To celebrate American Pharmacists Month, the LLU School of Pharmacy will hold a number of special events.

“We’re planning a variety of events during the week of October 22,” says LaDonna Jones, PharmD, assistant professor, department of pharmacy practice, and coordinator for the week’s events.

On Sunday, October 22, the four current classes will square off in decorating the walls of the School’s student lounge, located in West Hall, with things relating to the field of pharmacy.

Monday, October 23, is Pharmaceutical Industry Day and will recognize the contributions of pharmaceutical companies to the field of pharmacy. Lunch will be sponsored by representative pharmaceutical companies.

On Tuesday, October 24, the School will celebrate National Pharmacy Technician Day by distributing gifts of appreciation to the pharmacy technicians on the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center campus.

Wednesday, October 25, will feature a special School of Pharmacy chapel program in the Loma Linda University Church chapel. The American Pharmacists Luncheon will immediately follow the chapel.

On Thursday, October 26, the School will celebrate National Community Pharmacy Day by inviting and recognizing local community pharmacists. Local pharmacies will sponsor lunch for that day.

On Friday, October 27, students from the LLUSP PharmD program will take part in presentations to elementary and high school age students at Loma Linda Academy, informing them about the field of pharmacy and the many opportunities available.

TODAY news for Thursday, October 5, 2006