Thirty-three Shenandoah University student pharmacists and Sarah Parnapy Jawaid, Pharm.D., attended the Virginia Pharmacists Association (VPhA) and the Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists annual Pharmacy Legislative Day on Jan. 22. Students worked with pharmacy residents and pharmacists from Virginia to offer health screenings (blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol) and to advocate about legislation facing the profession of pharmacy in Virginia. Shenandoah’s group spoke with legislative aides, delegates and state senators. Students also went to the House of Delegates and Senate gallery, where the profession of pharmacy was recognized.
Two pharmacy school faculty members and several students represented Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at the NBC 4 Health Fair this winter. This event draws 85,000 attendees every year and is the best-attended Consumer Wellness Expo in the country.