A pharmacist's duties typically consist of distributing prescription medications to individuals, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These professionals also advise their patients, physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosages, interactions and side effects of medications.
Students who wish to launch careers in this field may want to consider attending the University of Sciences in Pennsylvania, one of the institution's graduates was recently named the 56th recipient of the Annual Alumni Award - the highest recognition for former students - for her contributions to the profession, science and civilization, according to the school.
Coleen M. Kayden graduated from the university's Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) in 1978 and currently works as a consultant pharmacist for Williams Apothecary. Her accomplishments include being appointed to the board of St. Joseph's Health Ministries in Lancaster, and serving as liaison between the Lancaster County Business Group on Health and the BRiDGE Project for Patient Self-Management in Diabetes.
In addition, she previously served as president of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association and chairperson of the Lancaster Community Health Plan Board of Directors, and is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the National Community Pharmacists' Association.
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