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Pharmacy honorary and leadership societies receive national awards

Rho Chi, Drake’s honorary academic society, and Phi Lambda Sigma leadership society received national awards during the society’s national meetings, conducted during the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and Exhibition, held in Los Angeles, March 1-4.

Rho Chi was awarded the 2013 Chapter Achievement Award and tied for the 2013 Most Improved Chapter. The Chapter Achievement Award recognizes the full scope of chapter activities as documented in the Annual Chapter Report. Chapter reports are comprehensive in nature, describing the breadth of activities and accomplishments by the chapter over the preceding twelve months. The Chapter also tied for the 2013 Most Improved Chapter, that recognizes chapters who have been relatively inactive in past years, but current students and advisers have made great strides to increase the activities and projects of the chapter.

Phi Lambda Sigma was selected as a second runner-up in the Charles Thomas Leadership Challenge, which focuses on recognizing and promoting leadership in the profession. The chapter’s winning proposal was to partner with Drake’s APhA-ASP (Academy of Students in Pharmacy) and other healthcare professionals to offer substance abuse programming. The programming will include information from GenerationRx, a program designed to educate communities about prescription medication abuse. As part of the award, Phi Lambda Sigma received $250.

More than 20 students and eight faculty members from Drake attended the APhA meeting, where they had the opportunity to attend the Rho Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma gatherings as well as hear from thought-provoking leaders in the field on the most pressing issues facing pharmacy professionals today.

For more information on Rho Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma contact Renae Chesnut at 515-271-3018 or email renae.chestnut@drake.edu.