• 12 Jan 2015 2:59 PM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)

    Monday, Jan. 12, marks National Pharmacist Day 2015. What was once a profession solely meant to prepare and dispense prescription drugs is now a lot more intimate. Aside from giving patients advice on drugs, pharmacists are also deeply involved in the health care of patients, especially in poor communities, where going to a doctor’s office can be unaffordable. "The healthcare landscape in our nation is changing and pharmacists are no longer simply dispensing medication," says CVS Caremark’s President and CEO Larry Merlo. "Our pharmacists are also providing important health care services through innovative programs and services across our practice settings."

  • 05 Jan 2015 11:45 AM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)

    The 2015 MPhA/MD-ASCP/MPhS Mid-Year Conference will take place on Sunday, February 15th.

    You can register on-line through the MPhA web site:

    To receive the Early Bird conference discount rate, please submit your registration by January 31.

    MPhS will hold our February Society meeting during the Mid-Year Conference. We hope to see you there!

  • 01 Dec 2014 11:34 AM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)

    We can end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, but only if we close the gap between people who access HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services and people who are being left behind. If we accelerate scale-up of HIV services by 2020, we will be on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, but we can only do this if no one is left behind. 

    Resources and Campaign Materials:

  • 08 Oct 2014 9:20 AM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)
    Join the CDC at 3pm ET today for a #CDCchat on #Ebola. CDC experts will continue the discussion and answer questions on #Ebola. Use #CDCchat to participate.

    Photo: Join the CDC at 3pm ET today for a #CDCchat on #Ebola. CDC experts will continue the discussion and answer questions on #Ebola. Use #CDCchat to participate.

  • 01 Oct 2014 8:17 AM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)
    It's American Pharmacists Month! Annually during October we take the time to recognize pharmacists for the vital contributions they make to health care in the United States through improved medication use and advanced patient care. This month also serves to promote pharmacists as medication experts and an integral part of the health care team. American Pharmacists Month is a time to Educate your patients, Motivate your staff, and Engage and Inspire your community to "Know Your Pharmacists, Know Your Medicine." For more ideas on how you can inspire your own celebration of American Pharmacists Month, please visit APhA.

  • 18 Jul 2014 9:11 AM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)
    The NPhA 67th Annual National Convention is going on NOW in Washington, DC! Please visit the NPhA Convention page for the schedule and other details:

  • 07 May 2014 11:17 AM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)
    Students from the University of Maryland Eastern shore will have their first medical mission to Haiti from May 29 to June 7th, and they are kindly asking for our support.

    For donations to the Haiti medical mission, please make checks payable to:

    UMES-Haiti Mission

    And mail to:

    UMES – Haiti Mission
    c/o: Hoai-An Truong, PharmD, MPH
    School of Pharmacy
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    118 Somerset Hall
    Princess Anne, MD 21853
  • 21 Apr 2014 11:11 AM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)

    Source: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

    On April 10, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy hosted a special dinner to celebrate the members of the David Stewart Associates (DSA). Established in the 1980s, the DSA is named for David Steward, America's first professor of pharmacy and a founder of the Maryland School of Pharmacy. Members of this prestigious group recognize the importance of sustained, leadership giving to provide a solid base of private support and to ensure the School's continued prominence in the pharmacy profession. These individuals make an annual gift of $1,000 or more.

    Before the evening concluded, Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FAAPS, FCP, dean and professor of the School of Pharmacy, presented the Key to Pharmacy Hall, which is awarded annually to an individual who has significantly impacted the School through his or her advocacy efforts and who has demonstrated commitment to assisting the School of Pharmacy with advancing its mission to lead pharmacy education, scientific discovery, patient care, and community engagement in the state of Maryland and beyond.

    This year’s recipient was our dearest, Ramona McCarthy Hawkins, BSPharm, RPh, former review chemist for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    "As a female and an African-American, Mrs. Hawkins was faced with the realities of sexism and racism in the federal workforce. She took a lead role in the fight against inequality in the workplace, supporting professional women like herself, through advocacy and mentoring, to advance them to upper level policy and decision-making positions in government. We owe her a debt of gratitude, as the fruits of her leadership, advocacy, and mentorship are enjoyed by women and minorities to this day,” said Dean Eddington.

    After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree and completing a two-year fellowship in biochemistry at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Hawkins moved to Baltimore in the mid-1950s to work for the National Institutes of Health as a research chemist. In the mid-1960s, she was recruited by the FDA. She held various board positions and memberships in national pharmacy organizations, including Federally Employed Women and Blacks in Government (BIG), where she mentored and promoted excellence in the profession of pharmacy.

    Following her retirement in 1996, Hawkins was appointed as a commissioner on the Maryland Board of Pharmacy by former governor Parris Glendening, where she helped to set standards and policies in the practice of pharmacy. She is highly regarded by her peers as a pioneer in her field, and is a current DSA member, establishing a scholarship in the name of the Maryland Pharmaceutical Society along with four other members of this organization.

    Congratulations, and thank you for all that you do, Mrs. Hawkins!

  • 15 Sep 2013 11:30 PM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)
    Congratulations, Nkem Nonyel!

    Since entering pharmacy school, Nkem has spent years educating many in underserved communities in Maryland about diseases prevalent in those communities. She was instrumental in bringing keynote speakers to the 2013 SNPhA Black History Month Forum and Health Disparity Forum. She almost single-handedly organized and promoted these activities to her classmates so that they could learn about the implications and effects of health disparities on all citizens of the State of Maryland. Also, with Nkem’s leadership from 2010-12, SNPhA helped host a health fair at the Baltimore Lexington Market that served a large number of underrepresented patrons. At the health fair, students discussed hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, the “Power to End Stroke”, immunization, and poison control. In November and December 2012, Nkem participated in the Walgreens’ and SNPhA’s HIV/AIDS Community Outreach and the National Kidney Foundation KEEP screening events. Each event was geared towards educating underserved patients and providing minorities the opportunity to interact with minority pharmacists.

    Nkem is concurrently completing a Master of Public Health degree (Global Health concentration) from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Masters of Public Health Program. Following graduation, she intends to continue to impact the health of the underserved community through volunteering. Nkem is a highly motivated, passionate individual who goes above an beyond to serve the mission of SNPhA and MPhS. It is with great pride that we award her with the society's $1,000 scholarship!

  • 15 Aug 2013 9:45 AM | Sharonjit Sagoo (Administrator)
    Greetings Friends and Colleagues,

    Below is a link to help support our beloved Patricia Sims and family during her road to recovery:

    No amount is too small. Please contribute whatever you can to assist Patricia. All donations will be used towards her medical care. Please also visit the family's blog to receive more up-to-date information about Patricia's status:
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