AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Spending a week on the beach, relaxing at your parents’ house, going on a road trip with friends or going to Washington, D.C., to lobby lawmakers on health care – which spring break trip sounds most exciting? First-year Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy student Kaitlyn Gary’s choice, hands down, is a trip to our nation’s capital to combine her two passions: pharmacy and government.
A native of Montgomery, Ala., and a 2013 Auburn graduate, Gary was selected for a program called RxIMPACT through the National Association of Chain Drugstores, or NACDS. As part of the program, she will travel to Washington, D.C., March 12-13 for RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill and RxIMPACT U Academy. Gary will represent Auburn University as one of a group of students from around the country lobbying lawmakers on current issues facing the pharmaceutical profession.
Gary, no stranger to Capitol Hill, was excited about the opportunity to return and lend her voice in advocacy for pharmacy.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A fire circle has been installed at the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve in Auburn to enhance visitor experience during outdoor programs in the colder months. A ribbon cutting for the new amenity will be held at the preserve at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19.
Representatives from Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, the City of Auburn and the Auburn Chamber of Commerce will join staff for the ribbon cutting and inaugural lighting.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – For most students, summer is a time to relax and recharge, maybe take a class or two. For most students at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, the summer also includes a two-week pharmacy practice rotation. But second-year pharmacy student Elizabeth Wood will spend her summer working at one of the most prestigious hospitals in the country.
Wood, a native of Vestavia Hills, Ala., will spend the summer in Rochester, Minn., at Mayo Clinic. She was selected as one of four students nationwide to work in the clinic’s outpatient pharmacy program.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has received confirmation from the Aviation Accreditation Board International, or AABI, that its flight education and aviation management programs have been reaffirmed for accreditation.
“Auburn University has a rich history in aviation education,” Auburn University Provost Timothy Boosinger said. “We look forward to continuing to provide a high quality aviation education experience to help prepare future leaders in the industry.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An estimated 70 percent of women in the United States develop fibroid tumors in the uterus by age 50, and while the noncancerous tumors cause no symptoms for the majority of those women, they make life miserable for tens of thousands of others.
Within his own family, Wallace Berry has seen the pain and distress that uterine fibroids can inflict, and in his newest research undertaking, the Auburn University poultry scientist aims to use his findings to help reduce the incidence and severity of fibroid tumors.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University students bound for the new study abroad experience in Port Alfred, South Africa, this summer say they hope to make the journey with a large collection of school supplies to benefit an educational program outside Johannesburg.
Three students and Martin O’Neill, head of the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management in the College of Human Sciences, are piloting the new study abroad program and have already delivered an initial collection of backpacks and other school supplies to the Teboho Trust in Soweto.