The College of Pharmacy welcomed 223 first-year students in the fall, with 37 of them studying on the Jacksonville campus. In-person instruction in the DuBow Family Foundation interactive classroom and the skills lab resumed as well in the fall, as faculty and staff embraced measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Finally, third-year Jacksonville students Wendy Caba Piloto and Julia Lessing are representing the college as members of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ national student advisory groups. Caba Piloto serves on the Community and eCommunications Advisory Group, while Lessing is a member of the Career and Leadership Development Advisory Group. Each advisory group is made up of 18 or 19 student pharmacists from universities across the United States.
IMPROVING AND ENRICHING THE LIVES OF OUR COMMUNITY
When Alsco, a linen supply and uniform company in Jacksonville, wanted to educate its employees about the flu vaccine, they turned to the UF College of Pharmacy in Jacksonville and Panama Pharmacy for help. Pharmacists from both organizations developed a plan to bring a mobile vaccination unit to the local company. They answered questions from employees and nearly half of them were vaccinated during the visit. The event served as another example of how pharmacists are bringing positive change to the community.
A landmark celebrating the early history of the Florida Pharmacy Association, or FPA, was restored thanks to the efforts of Assistant Dean Carol Motycka, Pharm.D., and the UF College of Pharmacy’s Jacksonville campus. The plaque commemorates FPA’s first 100 years (1887–1987) and stood at the corner of Main and Adams streets in downtown Jacksonville for more than three decades.