Student National Pharmaceutical AssociationFEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
AMERICAN HEART MONTH
February is recognized as American Heart month; aimed at promoting heart health. SNPhA, Kappa Psi and APhA collaborated to invite our school to wear red in support of healthy hearts and raising awareness for cardiovascular diseases.
SNPhA's 45th Birthday Celebration
Here at the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy; we celebrated SNPhA's birthday. National SNPhA Day is February 11th every year to celebrate the historical founding of our organization. Chapters reflect on the history of the organization and participate in activities that embrace the values of SNPhA and the pharmacy profession. The purpose of SNPhA Day is to pay homage to our mission of “serving the underserved” and to promote the pharmacy profession through outreach and education
SNPhA & Kappa Psi: "Go Red" Basketball Shootout
ETSU's Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy: SNPhA & Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc. joined forces to raise money for the "Go Red" campaign. Many of our chapter members are also members of KY fraternity; and are involved in Intramural sports; so as a way to "bridge the gap"; between the two organizations; the collaboration was done. We organized a basketball shootout and invited students to participate in a series of games; while promoting physical activity as a way to remain heart healthy.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS FOR HEART MONTH
To wrap up American Heart month, SNPhA held a blood pressure screening and education session at ETSU's Center for Physical Activity. The CPA is open to the ETSU students, faculty and and Johnson City community. The educational sessions involved knowing the causes and risk factors associated with CVD; how hypertension can affect the body and ways to reduce high BP. 8 students worked in two shifts covering 2:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m; and providing screenings to 34 patients. Student participating Ahbab Ahmed ('19), Bethlehem Ali ('19), Kylie Breeding ('19), Stefani Lovell ('19), Drew McClendon ('19), Racheal Pertschi ('19), Jeffrey Sondergaard ('19),
Shot@Life is an organization partnered with the United Nation aimed to provide children around the world with access to vaccines. ETSU SNPhA members Audrey Amolegbe ('19) and Mahnaz Rahimi Baladezaei ('19) attended the conference where the can be seen meeting up with other SNPhA executive officers and members. The conference took place February 27th - March 1st in Washington; D.C.