By Stephen Vodhanel, PhD
The Fall 2012 School of Pharmacy “News Capsule” has been published and is available to all.
The Fall 2012 edition highlights the special interest in the School of Pharmacy’s participation in the University’s Culture of Service with stories and photographs of recent global mission trips.
According to Dean Hughes, LLUSP has now reached past a milestone of sending over 100 students, faculty, and staff to medical mission trips around the world. “There is excitement in the air when classroom knowledge and clinical skills are transported internationally to provide healthcare services to those in need,” said Dean Hughes.
This edition of the LLUSP News Capsule brings alive the stories and experiences of many LLUSP travelers, and interesting photographs of global medical mission trips the students, faculty, and staff in the School of Pharmacy participated in during the summer of 2012.
Of particular interest is the Alumni Feature of Dekabo Saba, PharmD, LLUSP Class of 2007. Dr. Saba has dedicated his life to service, filling a vast need of pharmacists in Africa.
Dr. Saba returned to his native Ethiopia shortly after receiving the PharmD degree here at Loma Linda University in order to promote “indigenous solutions to indigenous healthcare problems.” Dr. Saba is currently developing pharmacies in Africa, while also working with other healthcare professionals to develop laws for pharmacists, pharmacies, and drugs. Dr. Saba also gives advice to PharmD students: “My best advice is please, do not hold back your service!”
The entire School of Pharmacy is proud of their dedication to the University’s Culture of Service, and honored to have Dr. Saba as an LLUSP alumnus.
The Fall 2012 News Capsule can be downloaded here, or by clicking on the image.