The Wayne State University Pharmacy School Class of 2012 helped

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					The Wayne State University Pharmacy School Class of 2012 helped put together a fundraiser aimed at
delivering liquid nutrition to orphans in Johannesburg. The effort, which was part of an annual class
project headed by second year pharmacy students, was responsible for collecting over 1,000 cans of
supplements and raising over $1,400. The story aired April 30th on WXYZ-DET Action News at 5pm,
which can be seen at:

The project was inspired by the local charitable organizations F.A.W.N., founded and headed by Pastor
Frank Julian of Faith Christian Assembly Church in Melvindale, and World Medical Relief. Since
collaborating in 2002 they have shipped over 100,000 cans of supplements to African children in need.

Wayne State University School of Pharmacy student Claire Lee was recently appointed to the American
Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) National Policy Standing
Committee. She is one of only four pharmacy students in the United States to receive this honor. The
directive of the National Policy Standing Committee is to represent student pharmacists as a whole on
policy issues related to pharmacy. One of the political advocacy efforts largely responsible for her
receiving this prestigious appointment was her recent Pharmacist Privilege proposal. This resolution
was debated at the 2010 House of Delegates session at the Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual
Convention and Exhibition (MPA ACE), and was given priority at the APhA-ASP 2010 Annual Meeting and
Exhibition in Washington, D.C. It moved to extend the scope of patient-pharmacist confidentiality to
include legal privilege similar to attorney-client privilege and patient-doctor confidentiality, which would
strengthen the patient-pharmacist relationship. She was also the first pharmacy student to ever receive
the Good Government Award, an award given by the MPA Political Action Committee to key individuals
who are helping to advance the profession of pharmacy. On a related note, as part of her duties on the
APhA-ASP National Policy Standing Committee, Claire Lee will be responsible for implementing the
Pharmacist Privilege proposal that helped earn her this appointment.

On April 29th a group of students elected officers and established the Wayne State University Student
Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WSU-SSHP), a student affiliate of the Michigan Society of Health-
System Pharmacists (MSHP). These efforts were inspired through the leadership and organization of
current fourth year pharmacy student Dan Li. She laid plans for the chapter as part of her directed study
in collaboration with Professor Richard Lucarotti, Executive Vice President of MSHP and Professor of
Pharmacy Practice at Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health
Sciences. Given the rich history of hospital and health systems pharmacy practice in Michigan, the
chapter will surely be a valuable resource to Wayne State University pharmacy students interested in
health systems pharmacy. And given their proud tradition of pharmacy advocacy and leadership, Wayne
State University pharmacy students will surely support and advance the mission of the American Society
of Health-System Pharmacists, as well as its state and local affiliates.

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