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2010 Annual Report


Office of President

It has certainly been a whirlwind year for me and, I expect, many of you as well. I have discovered that it takes a lot of work behind the scenes with a number of people involved to keep an organization such as OSHP running. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in making OSHP a successful and viable organization. For instance, work is almost completed on the program for our Annual Meeting in April, and I am excited about the program possibilities.

I would like to thank this year’s Board of Directors for their hard work and vital experience. You may not be aware that Susan Conway graciously agreed to stay on a second year as Past President and has provided vital wisdom countless times this year since Lesley Maloney relocated out of state. OSHP also has a committee structure to ensure that our yearly tasks and goals are achieved which requires considerable work by too many of our members to list all of them here. All of these people and their respective committee members have my heartfelt thanks and gratitude for their service during the 2009-2010 year.

OSHP continues its partnership with OPhA to enhance the Collaborative Medication Therapy Management (CMTM) language in the Oklahoma Pharmacy Practice Act. This is integral to the way we practice pharmacy and will help to ensure pharmacy’s place in healthcare in the future, which is ever more important in the face of our changing healthcare environment. We will follow this legislation as it travels through the process and hope for passage in this year’s session.

I want to thank each of you for your support through the past year. While we have actually seen a decrease in our total membership this year, I hope to see more OSHP members get involved this coming year, further develop their leadership skills, and make a difference in the practice of health-system pharmacy across Oklahoma. Only through the commitment of our members and their vision for our future will OSHP truly impact the lives of patients across our state.

Greg Clack, Pharm.D.
President, 2009-2010

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Office of President-Elect

It has been my honor to serve as the 2009-2010 OSHP President-Elect. Through this experience on the OSHP Board of Directors (BOD), I have worked with outstanding and committed OSHP members, learned a great deal about the inner workings of the Society, and gained a better understanding of some of the key issues facing a volunteer leadership organization like OSHP.

During this last year, President Clack and Past-President Conway continued to focus OSHP’s efforts on the Collaborative Medication Therapy Management (CMTM) campaign with the Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy, other provider groups and associations, and consumer groups. I plan to continue this important focus during my year as President.

I am extremely excited about my upcoming year as President, and look forward to a successful year for OSHP. It will be hard to measure up to current and recent officers and the experience that they bring to the table; however, I will attempt to serve to the best of my abilities during the coming year. In addition to the continued pursuit of CMTM, I will also maintain several other key goals outlined by the 2009-2010 BOD including increasing membership numbers and developing more practice resources for OSHP members. The BOD will once again begin its year with a strategic planning retreat, and I hope we will further refine our goals for 2010-2011.

I hope OSHP members will see 2010-2011 as their year to get involved, further develop their leadership skills, and make a difference in the practice of health-system pharmacy across Oklahoma. Only through the commitment of our members and their vision for our future will OSHP truly impact the lives of patients across our state.

Chelsea Church, Pharm.D., BCPS
2009-2010 President-Elect

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Office of Immediate-Past President

I am writing this as my 6 years on the OSHP Board of Directors has come to an end. It has been a pleasure to serve the Society in the role of Secretary and President. I have enjoyed getting to know the many great members that make up OSHP. There are a number of great members that take on active roles and leadership positions that keep OSHP going strong from year to year. It has been my pleasure to work with these many great individuals. I personally have gained a lot from my experiences in OSHP and encourage all members to take an active role in the Society. It is through an active membership that we can offer the most benefits collectively to our members. I know that OSHP will continue to be a strong organization into the coming year under the leadership of the new Board of Directors led by President Chelsea Church.

Thank you again for the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors.

Susan Conway, Pharm.D.
Immediate Past-President, 2008-2010

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Office of Secretary

There were 9 board meetings held during the 2009-2010 term. Board meetings have been held at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Pharmacy where videoconferencing technology allows our board members to attend the meetings on either the Oklahoma City or Tulsa campus. This greatly improves flexibility and reduces commute times for our board members.

The Board and Society have received tremendous support of our day-to-day activities from our staff secretary, Shirley Dunn. Shirley has provided dedicated service to OSHP for almost 1 ½ years now. If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet her, please introduce yourself to her at one of our Annual or Fall Meetings. She can also be contacted at email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I know that I could not have done my job as OSHP Secretary without her help. Thanks, Shirley!

Database reports have documented the following trends in the Society membership:

2009 2008 2007 2006
Eastern District Members: 71 73 103 93
Western District Members: 168 197 241 182
Total Members*: 239 270 352 279
*Total members include Honorary, Associate, and Out of State members.

The membership database remains updated throughout the year with updated reports regularly being provided to the Board. Unfortunately, we have noted a trend in decreasing membership over the last few years.

Emails and website postings continue to be the primary method of communication within the Society. We are pleased to report that approximately 93% of our membership has provided the Society with their email address. We encourage all members to provide us with a current email address since email continues to be the most rapid means of keeping the membership updated on current issues and available programs. Another great online source for society information is the OSHP webpage ( The website continues to evolve into an indispensable tool for OSHP, thanks to Ben Welch. You can find board meeting minutes here, as well as announcements and other valuable resources.

Special thanks to the members of the Board and to our staff secretary, Shirley Dunn, for assisting me in my duties this past year. It has been a pleasure serving with such dedicated people. As my term closes, I wish the new and returning board members the greatest success and am confident that they will continue to do an outstanding job of leading our organization.

Nancy Toedter Williams
OSHP Secretary, 2008-2010

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Office of Treasurer

It has been a pleasure and quite the learning experience to take over the role of Treasurer during this past year. As the economy is at a down point for most organizations and budgets get tighter, it has become more difficult to secure support from outside sources. With increased scrutiny on the money our Society spends and invaluable support from the membership, OSHP has continued to stay financially sound. Though the profit margin was smaller than in years past, our organization was able to continue to provide numerous opportunities for continuing education and professional networking for the membership. Both the Annual and Fall Meetings were successfully conducted as well as opportunities for Continuing Education at monthly meetings in both districts. I am also proud that the organization was able to keep up charitable donations, including providing funding to both OU and SWOSU student chapters. According to the OSHP Bylaws, a targeted two-thirds of our revenue should be generated through the statewide meetings, with the goal net revenue for the Annual Meeting and Fall Meeting of $10,000 and $2,000, respectively. We were able to meet this goal for the Annual Meeting but fell short of it for the Fall Meeting. Financial grants from the pharmaceutical industry were next to impossible to obtain. The Program Committee deserves a large thank you for their hard-work and persistence. The pursuit for support for the 2010 Annual Meeting began soon after the Fall Meeting ended, and we are looking forward to what promises to be a great Annual Meeting. The income, expenses, and net revenue for each of the meetings are listed below:

In 2009, these meetings had the following total income, expenses and net revenue:
OSHP Meeting Total Income Total Expenses Net Revenue
2009 Annual Meeting $22,261.67 $11,9375.16 $10,886.51
2009 Fall Meeting $7,315.00 $9,466.42 -$2,151.42

A bi-annual audit was completed and for the fiscal year 2009 (January through December), the total current assets are as follows:
Bank of Oklahoma checking account (interest-bearing) $ 97,609.40
American Heritage CD $ 37,523.56
Bank of Oklahoma CD $ 57,661.28
Total Current Assets $ 192,794.24

On a personal note, I would like to thank Yvette Morrison for ALL of her assistance during my term. While I definitely appreciate your detailed organization, I am even more grateful for all of the advice and answering of my never-ending questions. I would also like to thank each member of OSHP. I know that many people have to think harder about where to spend their money, and we truly appreciate your continued support of OSHP.

Emily Borders
Treasurer 2009-2011

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Eastern District

Continuing Education

Date Topic Presenter Sponsor CE Credit
January DVT and PE: Appropriate Prophylaxis in Medical and Surgical Patients Paul Dobesh, PharmD Sanofi-Aventis 1 hour (OK)
February Treatment of Insomnia Shelley Seilers, PharmD Sanofi-Aventis 1 hour (OK)
March Acute Management of Hypertensive Crisis Tracy Aber, PharmD The Medicine Company 1 hour (OK)
June Medical Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome Jennifer Whaley, PharmD Sanofi-Aventis 1 hour (OK)
August Dronedarone (Multaq) Use in Atrial Fibrillation: Pharmacology, Clinical Data and REMS program Brian Burleson, PharmD Sanofi-Aventis 1 hour (OK)
September An Update with Diabetes Management Jeff Stroup, PharmD Sanofi-Aventis 1 hour (OK)
November Anemia Management and IV Iron Therapy in the Hospital Environment Indu Lew, PharmD American Regent 1 hour (OK)

The Eastern District met seven times in 2009. All of the meetings have received continuing education approval provided by the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.

I would like to thank all of our industry sponsors who made each of our meetings possible over the last two years. I would also like to thank the Eastern District members for their continued attendance and enthusiasm. My two years in this office have flown by quickly, and I will miss playing an active role in such an outstanding organization.

Kari McCracken, Pharm. D., BCPS
Eastern District Chairperson, 2008-2010

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Western District

OSHP Western District Meetings – 2009

Date Topic Presenter Sponsor CE Credit
1-22 Chemotherapy extravasation David Frame, Pharm.D. Topo Target 1 hr. (OK)
2-25 Insomnia overview Shelley Selier, Pharm.D., BCOP Sanofi-Aventis 1 hr. (OK)
3-18 DVT Prophylaxis in Acutely Ill Medical Patients and in Patients Paul Dobesch, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS Sanofi-Aventis 1 hr. (OK)
5-6 Atrial Fibrillation: An Escalating Cardiovascular Disease with Significant and Economic Consequences Mark H. Durso, Pharm.D. Sanofi-Aventis 1 hr. (pending)
7-23 Update on Pertussis outbreaks in the US and Vaccine treatment for Adult Pertussis, Update on Hepatitis C Patients and treatment with Vaccines Kelly Straka-Showalter, Pharm.D. GlaxoSmithKline 1 hr. (OK)
9-10 Update on Fungal Infections Clifford Wlodaver, M.D. Pfizer 1 hr. (OK)
11-20 Update on prophylaxis with palivizumab for RSV and the inhaled influenza vaccine (Flumist®) for influenza Rob Baxter MedImmune 0

The OSHP Western District held five meetings in 2009 that have received Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy approval for 1 hour continuing education credit each for members in attendance. There is one Western District Meeting for which approval is pending from the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy for continuing education. Additionally, there was one Western District Meeting that was not submitted for approval for continuing education due to unforeseen circumstances.

I would like to thank our industry sponsors who have made our meetings possible including Sanofi-Aventis, Topo Target, Pfizer, MedImmune, and GlaxoSmithKline. As of result of their support, Western District members have had the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics including vaccinations, infectious disease, cardiology, and oncology. We have had great attendance at meetings this past year; our average attendance was 50 (range 36-69) members per meeting.

I want to thank our dedicated members for their continued attendance and support. It has been a very rewarding experience for me serving as the OSHP Western District Chair as I have had the opportunity to network with other Western District members and have enjoyed serving on the OSHP Board of Directors. I would encourage Western District members to e-mail me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if they have a potential topic/sponsor for one of our Western District meetings. I am currently planning our meetings for 2010, and I would appreciate your input. Thanks for all of your support.

Peter N. Johnson, BCPS
OSHP Western District Chair, 2009-2011

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Program Committee

The Program Committee is proud to report on a very productive year, and the committee chair would like to extend a big Thank You to the fabulous committee for their hard work & endurance in planning both the 2009 Fall Meeting & the 2010 Annual Meeting. Between these two meetings, the committee has developed 12 hours of continuing education (CE) programming for the OSHP membership. American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accreditation was provided in cooperation with the University Of Oklahoma College Of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Professional Development for both meetings.

In addition to our committee’s charge to arrange the programs, select meeting sites, solicit papers and prepare suitable subjects for discussion at regular meetings of the OSHP, our committee outlined the following objectives for the year:

1. Diversify programming to target technicians, students, residents, and hospital administrators by planning one trial break-out session at an upcoming event.
2. Diversify programming to include educational materials on age specific populations (e.g., pediatrics and geriatrics).
3. Deliver program content using varied & interactive presentation methods.

2009 Fall Meeting Summary

The 2009 OSHP Fall Meeting was held Friday, October 23, 2009, at the Mary K. Chapman Health Plaza at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. A vendor showcase was held during lunch featuring Astra Zeneca, Morris & Dickson, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Novartis, and Cubist. Seventy members attended the meeting, and 34 statements of CE credit for pharmacists were issued.

A Residency Showcase followed the meeting, highlighting 9 programs from across Oklahoma and Texas, including Claremore Comprehensive Indian Health Care Facility, Choctaw Nation Health Care Center, Integris Baptist Medical Center, Norman Regional Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, USA Drug Community Pharmacy Residency, Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, and North Texas Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

Fall Meeting attendees were eligible for up to 6 ACPE-accredited hours on the following topics:

1 Update on Prostate Cancer Patrick Medina, Pharm.D, BCOP
Associate Professor
The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
1 A Heart to Heart: A Look at New and Emerging Cardiovascular Therapies Kristin Montarella, Pharm.D, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
2 What’s New in the ICU: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Marilee Obritsch, Pharm.D, BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Education Specialist
ICU—Hillcrest Medical Center
Tulsa, OK
2 Et tu flu? Oink!: An update on the pandemic of novel swine-origin H1N1 influenza A. Leonard Slater, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Infectious Diseases Service and Chairman,
Infection Control Committee,
OKC Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2 Naturopathic Pearls Katherine Anderson, ND, FABNO
Director, Naturopathic Medicine Cancer
Treatment Centers of America
Tulsa, OK

2010 Annual Meeting Summary

The 2010 OSHP Annual Meeting is to be held Friday, April 16, 2010, at the Rosser Conservation Education Center at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

A Vendor Showcase will be held throughout the day during lunch and beaks, featuring several vendors.

Annual Meeting attendees are eligible for up to 6 ACPE-accredited hours on the following topics:

Michael Miller, R.Ph., D.PH
Associate Professor

The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Ann Lloyd, Pharm.D, BCPS
Assistant Professor
The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
1 Opioid Review and Principles of Pain Management Joshua Sheffield, Pharm.D
Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
2 A Systematic Approach to Descriptive Medication Use Evaluation Michael Miller, R.Ph., Dr.PH
Associate Professor
The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
3 Break Out Sessions (attendees may participate in 2 of 4 [A,B,C,D])
A Optimizing Medication Delivery for Asthma Medications: Educating your patient with asthma. Kim Crosby, Pharm.D, BCPS
Assistant Professor
The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
B Applying the Principles of Descriptive MUE Workshop 1.0
C Residency Project Pearls Nicholas Sparrow, Pharm.D
Resident—Indian Health Service

Heather Edwards, Pharm.D
Resident—Integris Baptist Medical Center

Van Nguyen, Pharm.D
Resident—Saint Francis Hospital

Holly Herring, Pharm.D
Resident—The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Misty Miller, Pharm.D.
Resident—The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Megan Scott, Pharm.D.
Resident—The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Ashley Teel, Pharm.D.
Resident—The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Ruth Garrison, Pharm.D.
Resident—VA Medical Center

Jana Shults, Pharm.D.
Resident—VA Medical Center
D Update on Schizophrenia Management E. Ben Welch, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor-Pharmacy Practice
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
4 Collaborative Practice for the Health System Pharmacist Yvette Morrison, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist—Infectious Diseases
Integris Southwest Medical Center

Wiley Williams, D.Ph., J.D.
Clinical Pharmacist
Integris Baptist Medical Center

Chair: Ann Lloyd
Members: Nathan Jordan, Michelle Lamb, Emily Gish, Broke Honey, Polly Robinson, Rebecca Dunn, Tiffany Kessler, Russell Benefield, Michelle Cox
Residency Showcase Chair: Mark Gales
Vendor Showcase Chair: Michelle Lamb 
Board Liaison: Greg Clack 

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Finance Committee

The duty of the Finance Committee is to prepare and report a proposed budget for the Society to the Board of Directors for final approval. The Committee will be convened again in the 4th quarter of 2010 to begin preparation for the 2011 budget.

Chair: Emily Borders
Members: Matthew Bird, Greg Clack, Chelsea Church, Teresa Lewis, Teresa Nguyen

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Scholarship and Awards Committee

Last year the Board of Directors increased the amount of each of the student scholarships from $500 to $1000. At that time, they requested the Committee raise money to offset the cost of this increase. This year the Scholarship and Awards Committee in conjunction with the OSHP Board of Directors raised money by auctioning theme baskets at the Fall Meeting. Approximately $375 was raised by this event.

The OSHP scholarships consisting of $1000 each will be presented this year to one student from each college at the Annual Meeting. The recipients of the scholarships are Kshama Kumari from The University of Oklahoma and William Daniel Chapman from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Application forms for the Continuing Excellence Award were sent to all pharmacist members. Dr. Ann Lloyd met the criteria for this coveted award this year.

Recipients of the OSHP Senior Student Awards were selected by faculty committees at The University of Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. These awards will be presented at the awards ceremony of each respective college.

The committee sent application forms for the Sylvia J. Martin Outstanding Technician Award to all technician and pharmacist members. Sheva Leanne Christian of Norman Regional Health System received this award.

Chair: Michele Splinter
Members: Russell Benefield, Jerri Cody, Mike Gramling, Sam Guion, Alice Kirkpatrick

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Newsletter Committee

The Newsletter Committee is working diligently to keep the membership updated on a quarterly basis. During the 2009-2010 year, we have completed one newsletter with plans for the second to be sent out in April/May.

We will continue to showcase the accomplishments of various OSHP members in our newsletters. The “Letter from the President” in each edition fosters communication from our leadership regarding the direction of the organization. Student chapter reports provide insight into the activities of SWOSU and OU Colleges of Pharmacy. In our January 2010 newsletter, a report from each of the District Chairs highlighted prior activities and provided information on upcoming Eastern and Western District meetings. A report reviewing activities of the 2009 OSHP Fall Meeting and Residency Showcase was also included. The pharmacy clinical pearl in this edition was an overview of drugs used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

In upcoming newsletters, we plan to highlight national leadership activities in which OSHP members participate, include a “Get to Know the Board Members” series, and provide information on ASHP 2015 initiatives.

Thanks to all who have contributed articles, photographs and other information. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

Co-Chairs: Debbie Poland, Winter Smith
Members: Django Belote, Julia Chiappe, Miki Finnin, Brian Hughes, Beth Resman-Targoff

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Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee was responsible for solicitation of names for consideration in the election of one ASHP Delegate, OSHP offices of President-Elect, Secretary, and Eastern District Chair. Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the results of elections for various offices and positions for the coming year(s).

ASHP Delegates:
  Nancy Toedter Williams (2010-2012)
  Barbara Poe (Continuing Delegate)
  Darin Smith (Continuing Delegate)

ASHP Alternate Delegate:
  None (Alternate Delegate)

OSHP Officer Positions:
  President-Elect    Nancy Toedter Williams (3-yeart term)
  Eastern District Chair   Mark Mills (2-year term)
  Secretary   Edna Patatanian (2-year term)

It has been a pleasure to serve as Nominations Committee Chair this past year. I would like to personally thank all the candidates for submitting their names. Finally, thanks to the Board, OSHP members, and the staff secretary for their continuing support.

Chair:  Edna Patatanian 

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Legislative Committee

The overall goal for the OSHP Legislative Committee this past year was to continue to support and work toward policies and procedures for Collaborative Medication Therapy Management (CMTM) in the state of Oklahoma. A CMTM Committee was established by the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy, with Tom Davis, MD as chair. Members from OSHP were appointed to the committee and met throughout the year to draft language. The language submitted by this committee was presented to and accepted by the Board of Pharmacy in October 2009. The language has been reviewed and formatted by the Attorney General’s office. Meetings have been ongoing with the State Board of Medical Examiners and State Board of Osteopathic Examiners. The Board of Pharmacy held a special meeting on March 3, 2010 for proposed permanent rule hearings including the CMTM rules. This has been a long-range goal for both OSHP and OPhA, and members of both organizations worked together on this project. Thanks to the members of the committee for their hard work this year.

Ongoing goals for the OSHP Legislative Committee are below and will continue to be priorities in the coming year:
1. Produce one resource related to the CMTM role provided by pharmacists in health-system settings.
2. Present one informational piece or presentation on the patient care role of pharmacists, especially in the hospital/health-system context.
3. Develop a resource for pharmacists in health-systems on liability and issues with an increased role in direct patient care activities.

Chair: Tracy Hagemann
Members: Becky Armor, Nancy Williams, Candace Hooper (Student member), Wiley Williams
Members of the State Board of Pharmacy CMTM Committee: Chair: Tom Davis, Becky Armor, John Foust, Kimberly Mitchell, Alan Spies, Sue Arnold, Mary Fry, Nina Morris, Mary Staples, Erin Callen, Dorothy Gourley, Yvette Morrison, Travis Watts, Diana Calvert, Ronald Graham, Kelly Murray, Nancy Williams, Susan Conway, Tracy Hagemann, Katherine O’Neal, Wiley Williams, Kimberly Crosby, James Kirk, Lourdes Planas, Justin Wilson,
Anna Kroener, Dared Price, Phil Woodward, Derek Dennis, Lee Larimor, Nancy Ray

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Membership Committee

OSHP ushered in 2010 with 232 members, which unfortunately represents a decrease from 270 members at the beginning of 2009. The Committee would like to express appreciation to those members who continue to support OSHP with their active membership and puts forth a challenge for each to recruit one new member for the upcoming year. Let OSHP provide you with opportunities for local networking and continuing education as well as representation for legislative advocacy. If you have not visited the Society’s web site recently, check it out at

Thank you to the 2009-10 OSHP Board for their continuing support and to the membership for the opportunity to be of service.

Chair: Yvette Morrison

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SWOSU Student OSHP Chapter Activity Report 2009-2010 Academic Year

Faculty Advisors: Tiffany Kessler and Nancy Williams

The Southwestern student chapter of OSHP has had another very busy and productive year. We have hosted several great speakers and volunteered our time for some very worthy causes.

During the fall semester, the student chapter kept pretty busy. We held a great charity event, hosted several wonderful speakers, and had a successful fund-raising campaign. Some of our guest speakers included Dr. Mark Gales who came to give our group some information about the Clinical Skills Competition, as well as Dr. Tracie Simard and Dr. Holly Cuthbertson who came and told us about their positions as pharmacy consultants for Pharmacy Solutions.

Some of our members decided to demonstrate their commitment to health and wellness and attend some Walking for Wellness events in the Weatherford area. During the holiday season, we sponsored a canned food drive and gave all of the donations to Dr. Steve Pray who distributed the food through the Agape Free Clinic in Weatherford.

To raise money to help send some of our members to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas, our chapter sold t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. Our fundraising chairmen, Shawn Poole and Mason Holman, came up with 4 great new designs. In addition to our usual sales to the students and faculty, we also set up a sales booth at the College of Pharmacy reunion during homecoming weekend and sold our goods to the visiting alumni.

As is customary in the fall, we set up and sponsored the local Clinical Skills Competition. Eight teams signed up to demonstrate their clinical skills and compete for the grand prize: a free trip to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas. The winning team of Carl Coats and Ean Miller proudly represented SWOSU in the national competition. To wrap up our great semester, we hosted a Christmas party/officer election meeting with lots of food and fun.

Our chapter has had a busy spring semester so far, and we still have several great events planned before finals. Our membership drive during the first week of school attracted more people than we expected, and we nearly ran out of food! For our February speaker meeting, Dr. Tiffany Kessler teamed up with P4 students (and residency seekers) Becca Stodieck and Lauren Gimlin to tell us all about residencies and preparing our curriculum vitae. The speaker for our March meeting had to drop out the day of the meeting because of travel issues, so our chapter president, Daniel Chapman, stepped in and shared his experiences as a pharmacy volunteer on medical mission trips to South and Central America.

For National Poison Prevention Week in March, we returned to the elementary school in Hydro, Oklahoma, and shared some useful tips and information about poisons to our Pre-K through 3rd grade audience. We entertained some hilarious comments and stories from the students, and everyone involved really enjoyed it. Also in March, we participated in a volunteer project with Faith Hospice of Oklahoma, where we helped assemble Easter baskets for the patients under hospice care.

That wraps up what we have accomplished so far, and we still have more to look forward to. For our final speaker meeting in April, Ryan Walker will be out to tell us about Walgreen’s home infusion and specialty pharmacy services. We are planning on selling t-shirts as our big fundraiser for the semester. To wind up the semester, we will host an outdoor barbeque as our final meeting and use it as an opportunity to elect new officers for the fall 2010 semester.

All of us are really looking forward to all of the exciting activities that next semester will bring. We are very proud of what we have accomplished this semester, and we would like to thank our current officers for all of the hard work that they put in to make it all possible. Also, we would like to thank our faculty advisors for being so patient and supportive!

Officers Fall 2009 Spring 2010
President Tara Newton Daniel Chapman
President-Elect Daniel Chapman Robert Gholson
Secretary Khoi Phan Long Tran
Treasurer Robert Gholson Ha Trieu
Fundraising Co-Chairs Shawn Poole
Mason Holman
Rubin Varghese
Mason Holman

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University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Advisors: Michele Splinter and Ann Lloyd

The semester began with a meeting to promote our membership drive. In total, we had 68 members join the organization. Throughout both semesters a number of speakers gave informative talks about health-system pharmacy in the state. Dr. Tim Murray spoke about opportunities for pharmacists with Indian Health Services and Shannon Holcombe with the Oklahoma Poison Control Center spoke about the services at the Poison Center. Phil Woodward from OPhA spoke to a joint meeting with NCPA regarding Legislative Day. Dr. Toni Ripley described her Heart Failure Clinic, and Chris Anoatubby, Chief of Pharmacy Services at the Carl Albert Indian Health Facility, described the inpatient and outpatient Pharmacy services of the Chickasaw Nation Health System.
In November, we joined with fellow organizations including NCPA and APhA-ASP in sponsoring a Residency Panel. The panel consisted of PGY1 residents Holly Herring, Phong Hoang, Misty Miller, Ashley Teel, and Lida Ryan along with PGY2 resident Bob John.

Several service projects occurred over the year. sOSHP members took part in a Smoking Cessation Outreach Program at a Homeless Health Fair located at the City Rescue Mission of OKC. The purpose of the program was to improve patient quality care through education on initiation of smoking cessation and lifestyle modification. Our goal was to educate patients on various non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches to smoking cessation. The OU Student Chapter of OSHP partners with the Oklahoma Poison Control Center to provide services to the community. This semester members volunteered at the Home Depot Kid’s Fair in Midwest City in October and provided Poison Prevention information with the Poison Center at the SandRidge Santa Run in OKC in December.

John Hurst and Erin Donohue (P-4 OKC) competed in the 14th National Clinical Skills Competition in Las Vegas. Fifteen additional students from OU attended the ASHP Clinical Midyear Meeting. Susan Krueger and Brittany Mills (P-4 Tulsa) represented the college at the student leadership workshop at the Midyear Meeting. President Kate Denney was recognized at the October meeting for her hard work gaining SSHP recognition for our organization, and Renee Tobey received the Past President’s Award.

Current officers are as stated below. Elections for new officers will be held in late April.

Spring 2009-Spring 2010
President: Kate Denney
President-Elect Amulya Vanguri
Vice-Presidents Allie Hooper (OKC)
Todd Worsham (Tulsa)
Treasurer Jessica Hille (OKC)
Bruce Winchester (Tulsa)
Secretary Kristie Williams (OKC)
Josiah Schomer (Tulsa)
Historians Natasha Goli (OKC)
Minhye Kim (Tulsa)
Service Chairs Amulya Vanguri (OKC)
Leah King (Tulsa)

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