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Student Organization Description List - Pharmacy Governing Council

  1. 1. -1285875-217170-819150-217170<br />STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS<br />-1190625158750Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)<br />The mission of Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is to empower its members to use sound medication management strategies to improve health care for all. Managed care pharmacy principles are based on using scientific evidence to achieve healthy outcomes, while making the best use of money spent on medicines and their management. In the purest sense, all people working in healthcare are "managing care." Every day, the importance of managed care pharmacy is increasing even more, now that healthcare reform is taking place. Our student chapter also seeks to enhance the professionalism of pharmacy students and prepare us for the many different career opportunities available to pharmacists. Why Should I Join AMCP? Great networking opportunities, patient care projects, unique <br />events that prepare you for your future careerChapter website:<br />Meeting Frequency: Usually monthly, but varies depending on events<br />Speakers:<br /> Bill Dreitlein, PharmD, BCPS (Director, Drug Information & Pharmacogenomics, Medco)<br />Rupal Patel, PharmD (MTM, Pathmark Pharmacy)<br /> Saira A. Jan, PharmD, MS (Director of Clinical Pharmacy Management, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield), etc.<br />Events:<br /> Pharmacy Speed Networking Event<br />P&T Competition<br /> Asthma Clinic<br />Tour of RWJ Hospital and Pharmacy Managers' meeting<br />MTM Counseling Event, etc.<br />Conferences: <br />AMCP National Conference & Leadership Academy (San Diego)<br />National P&T Competition Finals (San Diego)<br />AMCP Educational Conference (St. Louis), etc.<br />-119062558420<br />American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)<br /> Interested in Clinical Pharmacy? Well ACCP is the right place for you. ACCP’s mission is to advance human health by extending the frontiers of clinical pharmacy. Its members are committed to provide patient care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention. A new organization established in Spring 2010, the ACCP Student Network at Rutgers will prepare you for a career in clinical pharmacy through professional events such as CV/Interview skills workshops, clinical competitions, and networking opportunities at Rutgers and across the US at annual Fall and Spring meetings. It is your direct link to immense resources for students and pharmacists to access the most up-to-date therapeutic information to advance your career and <br />provide the best possible patient care.National website:<br />Events:<br />ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge<br />Local competition first week of September 2010<br />Semi final and final rounds held at the annual meeting in October<br />CV/Interview Workshop<br />September 22, 2010 from 6:30 PM – 9:00PM, Hill 114 and PH-413<br />Conferences:<br />ACCP Annual Meeting<br />Austin, Texas, October 16-17, 2010<br />-1073150127635American Pharmacists Association—Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)<br /> APhA represents all fields of pharmacy and is the largest and oldest pharmacy organization in the US and on campus, representing over 60,000 pharmacists and students. At Rutgers, the opportunities are endless. Our mission is to be collective voice of student pharmacists, provide opportunities for professional growth, and envision and actively promote the future of pharmacy. Get involved as early as your PP1 year and hear from great guest speakers at our general meetings, join one of our many committees and patient care projects, and make connections with other students, alumni, and faculty. Some other opportunities include career fairs, community service activities, the annual patient counseling competition, and the APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meeting held in the fall of each year. The chance to network and advance yourself should not be missed.<br />National website:<br />Meeting Frequency: biweekly<br />Speakers: We invite variety of guest speakers from all fields of pharmacy. To view the details for a general meetings, join our Sakai group.<br />Events: Through our 13 e-board members and 20+ committee chairs, we plan over 25 events focusing on a advocacy, community outreach, networking, career building, and more. Our major events each year are listed below. Learn about the details of each event by joining our Sakai site.<br />FALL:<br />Information Night<br />Pharmacists Month T-Shirt Campaign<br />Legislative Day in Trenton<br />Live in NYC Day<br />New Jersey Pharmacists Association Annual Convention<br />Midyear Regional Meeting<br />SPRING:<br />Pharmacy Career Fair<br />EMSOP Patient Counseling Competition<br />APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition<br />Rutgers Day Health Fair<br />Conferences: listed in events. <br />Website: Please join our Sakai group by doing the following. Email if you have any questions<br />go to<br />click on the top left tab, ‘My Workspace’<br />click on the tab ‘Membership’ located on the left column<br />search ‘apha’<br />join the ‘APhA-ASP’ Sakai site<br />fill out and hand in the “sign-up sheet’ in the resources for emails from specific committees<br />Alpha Zeta Omega Pharmaceutical Fraternity (AZO)<br />-12001502540 Alpha Zeta Omega is a co-educational pharmaceutical fraternity composed of pharmacy students and alumni.  AZO was founded on December 19, 1919 at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. The objective of the fraternity is to promote the profession of pharmacy, while developing high standards of scholarship and inculcating a spirit of fellowship among its members. Through the years, AZO has participated in and organized many events within the pharmacy school, including at least one professional and one philanthropic event each semester. Speakers at these events include Ernest Mario faculty and alumni, as well as other distinguished pharmacists. The organization holds a biannual conference which offers continuing educational credits to the pharmacists who attend as well educational opportunities to its student members. <br />National website:<br />Chapter website:<br />Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society (XAE)<br />-119634049530Chi Alpha Epsilon is a unique honor society developed to recognize the academic accomplishments of students utilizing developmental education support services. The purpose of XAE is to promote continued high academic standards, foster increased collaboration among its members, and to enhance the professionalism of admitted students. To become a member of XAE, you must achieve a 3.0 cumulative GPA for two or more consecutive semesters and have been admitted to the university via developmental or Higher Education opportunity program.<br />National website:<br />Chapter website:<br />Meeting Frequency: Once montly<br />Events:<br />Volunteer at RWJ Children’s Hospital<br />Volunteer at an adult day care<br />MS Walk<br />RU4Kids<br />Conferences: Biannual National Conference<br />International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)<br />-11430001905 ISPOR promotes the science of pharmacoeconomics (health economics) and outcomes research (the scientific discipline that evaluates the effect of health care interventions on patient well-being including clinical outcomes, economic outcomes, and patient-reported outcomes) and facilitates the translation of this research into useful information for healthcare decision-makers to ensure that society allocates scarce health care resources wisely, fairly and efficiently <br />Reasons to Join ISPOR:<br />*Ispor is an international organization with annual conferences in Europe and biennial conferences in Asia and Latin America. It also has regional chapters in Asia, South America, Africa, and Europe.<br />*Encourages and facilitates students to discuss their views on any health cost containing issues or techniques like the Health Care reform.<br />*Offers scholarships, travel grants and internship opportunities all of which can be found at under the students tab<br />National website:<br />Meeting Frequency: Monthly/bi-monthly<br />Events:<br />In August students will have the opportunity to visit Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals in Titusville, NJ where they will personally meet with Mike Durkin-director of outcomes research. This event can provide students with a great opportunity to get a taste of a career in Outcomes research.<br />In honor of Pharmacy Legislative day, on Oct. 1 2010, Ispor will be collaborating with Apha-ASP to present a project on heartburn awareness. This event will be held at Professor Patel’s Pathmark, where Apha-ASP will conduct a patient counseling project on heart burn, and Ispor will be adding a research element by conducting a survey on patient’s preference on heart burn medications.<br />On Oct 20 2010 at Quakerbridge Plaza Building 7, Room 200Trenton, NJ from 11am-12pm students will get the opportunity to attend an NJ DURB (Drug Utilization Review Board) meeting where students will get an amazing opportunity to see a first-hand account at how state Medicaid decides which medications they will cover. Seating is limited to 10-15 students<br />Conferences:<br />Ispor 15th annual International Meeting: From Adaptive Trials to Personalized Medicine: Providing Value for Decision-Makers in Atlanta Georgia May 15-19 2010 at the Hilton<br />Ispor 4th Asia-Pacific Conference: Bridging the Gap in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Between Researchers, Policymakers, and Practitioners in Asia-Pacific in Phuket, Thailand Sept 5-7 2010 at the Hilton<br />Ispor 13th annual European Congress: Health Technology Assessment: A European Collaboration in Prague, Czech Republic Nov6-9 2010 at Prague Congress Centre<br />Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS)<br />-126174538735Lambda Kappa Sigma is an international, professional pharmacy fraternity dedicated to the advancement of women in the profession of pharmacy. It was founded on October 14, 1913 at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy by seven courageous women. LKS is dedicated to developing the intellectual, leadership, and professional skills needed to achieve one’s maximal potential. LKS also promotes personal growth with the support, encouragement, and camaraderie shared among members who challenge each other to be the best pharmacist and sister possible.<br />National website:<br />Meeting Frequency: General meeting every week on Sundays and E-board meetings on Wednesdays<br />National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)<br />-124777532385The National Community Pharmacists Association is the national pharmacy association representing and promoting the interests of independent community pharmacists. NCPA is dedicated to aiding in the continual growth of independent community pharmacy. It is the supportive of the right to petition the appropriate legislative and regulatory bodies to serve the needs of pharmacists.<br />National website:<br />Chapter website:<br />New Jersey Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (NJSHP)<br />-131445020320The mission of the NJSHP student society is to make students aware of pharmacy practice in health systems; provide information to students about career directions and credentials needed for pharmacy practice in health systems; and encourage membership and participation in the state society as a student and upon graduation. Health-systems include, but not limited to, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long term care facilities, and home care. <br />National website:<br />Meeting Frequency: About two or three times a month <br />Speakers: Various speakers from all positions in health-systems about once a month<br />Events: <br />Walks <br />Hospital trips<br />Residency roundtables<br />Community outreach projects<br />Conferences: <br />Midyear Clinical Meeting in December <br />NJSHP Annual Meeting in April<br />-1162050130175Pharmacy Governing Council (PGC)<br />The Pharmacy Governing Council is the umbrella organization that collectively unifies all the pharmacy student organizations and represents the voice of the student body while serving as a liaison between the students and faculty as well as the rest of Rutgers University. During meetings we discuss future events organizations will be holding and any issues students are having. If you are interested in getting involved, network with other student leaders, or have any concerns that you would like to be heard, please come out to our meetings. As always free food will be served.<br />Website:<br />Meeting Frequency: Every other Tuesday<br />Events: <br />Big Brother Big Sister Picnic<br />Involvement Fair<br />SHAPES<br />Pharmacy Open Forum<br />-1162050140970Phi Delta Chi (PDC)<br />Phi Delta Chi is the nation’s oldest and largest co-ed professional pharmacy fraternity, with its founding in 1883 by 11 men at the University of Michigan. To date there are over 60 active chapters across the nation. The objective of the fraternity is to advance the science of pharmacy and its allied interests, and to foster and promote a fraternal spirit among its members. On a national level, the fraternity strives to develop “Leaders in Pharmacy, Brothers for Life”. The Beta Nu chapter at Rutgers currently has over 50 active brothers, all of whom help to coordinate numerous professional projects throughout the year. <br />National website:<br />Events: Wide range of professional events with a focus on health care, as well as supporting our national philanthropy St. Jude Children’s Hospital <br />Conference: <br />Regional meetings (even number years)<br />Leadership Development Seminar (even number years)<br />Grand Council (odd number years) <br />-1162050101600Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS)<br />The purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the National Pharmacy Leadership Society, is to support pharmacy leadership commitment by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development, especially among pharmacy students. Selecting members through peer recognition encourages student participation in all pharmacy activities. No greater honor can be bestowed upon an individual than to be recognized as a leader by one's peers. Each member brings leadership skills and professional enthusiasm from all of the pharmacy organizations <br />National website:<br />Chapter website:<br />Events:<br />Pharmacy Advocacy Information and Discussion Event<br />American Diabetes Association StepOut Diabetes Walk<br />Pharmacy Professionalism Series<br />Conferences:<br />Beta Chi Chapter Leadership “Strengthfinder 2.0” Conference<br />Phi Lambda Sigma House of Delegates and Awards Reception<br />-1085850149860Rho Chi<br />Rho Chi is the National Pharmacy Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of sound scholarship to advance pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences. The Alpha Eta Chapter at Rutgers University was established in 1947 and is one of the 88 active chapters located throughout the United States. Students in the top 20% of their class (based on cumulative professional average) are invited to become lifetime members of the society during the spring of their 2nd professional year. The members of Rho Chi at EMSOP promote scholarship within the pharmacy world by conducting recitations for younger pharmacy students in subjects such as Medicinal Chemistry, Pathophysiology, and various therapeutics courses, as well as offering their services for private tutoring. Rho Chi also gives back to the community by working with the Community Blood Council of New Jersey to hold a blood drive during the fall and spring semesters, and collaborates with members of Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) to participate in the RU4Kids program organized through the Embrace Kids Foundation and Rutgers University Dance Marathon. Through its various efforts, Rho Chi strives to promote high standards of conduct, character, and intellectual excellence. <br />National website:<br />Chapter website:<br />Meeting Frequency: Monthly<br />Speakers: Various faculty members and fellows<br />Events: <br />Fall and spring semester blood drives<br />Pharmacy course recitations<br />RU4Kids<br />Private tutoring<br />Conferences: National conference held annually in conjunction with APhA national conference<br />Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)<br />-115252510160The Student National Pharmaceutical Association is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy and healthcare related issues, and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions. As the voices of diversity and advocates for change for healthcare in underserved communities, SNPhA encourages patient education on how to improve health and quality of life through hosting educational events, participating in clinics and workshops, inviting guest speakers, distributing literature and information, and a variety of other means. This organization gives pharmacy students the opportunity to fuel a positive impact in the community by developing the skills needed to interact with and educate patients.<br />National website:<br />Meeting Frequency: General meeting once every 2 weeks<br />Speakers: Varies<br />Events:<br /> Diabetes Clinics<br />Immunization Clinics<br /> Kidney Gala<br />Celebration of Lights<br />HIV/AIDS Basketball Tournament<br />Conferences: <br />Annual National Conference<br />Regional Conference<br />