AUBURN – Auburn University’s Delta Sigma Theta and Chi Omega sororities have partnered for the event, “Tie-Dye with Pat Dye” for diabetes awareness on Wednesday, March 28, from 3 to7 p.m. on the campus green space outside the Auburn University Student Center.
With a donation of $3 or more, participants will have the opportunity to tie-dye a T-shirt orange and blue. Coach Pat Dye along with Auburn alumnus and two-time Super Bowl champion Kendall Simmons will be on hand from 4 to 6 p.m. for photos and autographs. Simmons was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2003 and dedicates his time to diabetes awareness and advocacy.
AUBURN – A medical clinic in rural Hale County, where student pharmacists from the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy are trained, has been awarded a $10,000 grant to help test patients for diabetes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alabama has the highest prevalence rate of diabetes in the country, and Hale County is one of the highest in the state.
Hale County residents also face illiteracy, significant financial hardship, lack of transportation and destruction left by April’s tornadoes. The clinic, located approximately 20 miles south of Tuscaloosa, was not damaged is the storms, but it serves patients who were affected from Tuscaloosa and many small surrounding communities.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is seeking community volunteers to participate in its free Health and Medication Monitoring Service.
Participants – people with chronic health conditions or conditions that require multiple prescriptions – meet with student pharmacists at their homes at least once a month to discuss their medications, conditions and any concerns; conduct blood pressure and blood sugar checks; and help refill pill boxes, if necessary.
AUBURN – The annual mock trial for Auburn University’s first-year pharmacy students is a fictional civil suit with real-life lessons.
A study by the Institute of Medicine found that approximately 1.5 million people are harmed by medication errors each year, including 7,000 deaths. On Friday, Aug. 12, first-year students from the Auburn and Mobile campuses of the Harrison School of Pharmacy will witness pharmacists’ professional responsibility tested in an imaginary, multimillion dollar civil case against a pharmacist, whose mistake allegedly resulted in the death of a young woman. The trial will begin at 1 p.m. in the tiered auditorium of the Walker Building on campus.
MOBILE – Auburn University and the University of South Alabama are celebrating the first class to graduate from the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy Mobile campus with a ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, March 18, at the student center on the USA campus.
In 2006, the two universities joined forces to address the shortage of trained pharmacists in Alabama, especially the Gulf Coast, as well as the nation.
AUBURN – Auburn University mascot Aubie recently discovered that the Harrison School of Pharmacy has a wealth of talent among its students, faculty and staff – not just for ensuring safe medication therapy, but also for using music to create excitement in education.
They did this by making a music video, “Video PHANTASTIC,” that uses Aubie as their patient. Viewers can see through the eyes of Aubie his own musical experience as he gets a prescription filled at the school.
The video is available for viewing at http://www.youtube.com/user/AuburnPharmacy.