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MONDAY, 02/08
Chapter meeting on Monday, February 8th at 5:30pm
TUESDAY, 02/09
Guest Speaker 
AMCP will be hosting Dr. Soumya Vishwanath on Tuesday, February 9th during Org Hour. Dr. Soumya Vishwanath is a clinical consultant pharmacist at University of Massachusetts Medical School – Commonwealth Medicine. She is originally from Cary, NC and attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for her undergraduate studies. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, she attended Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed a one-year PGY-1 managed care pharmacy residency at University of Massachusetts Medical School - Commonwealth Medicine. In her current role, she serves Medicaid clients with formulary management and value-based proposals. Her professional interests include digital therapeutics, women’s health, and behavioral health.
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Executive Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 9th during Org Hour
General Body Meeting/Journal Club on Tuesday, February 9th during Org Hour

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Executive Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 9th during Org Hour
Executive Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 9th during Org Hour
Executive Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 9th during Org Hour
Bible Study
CPFI will be having Bible study on Tuesday, February 9th at 5:30 PM. Join us after class for reading and discussion of Philippians 1! Feel free to reach out to Daniel Rogers ( or Ryan Bok ( with any questions. 

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Executive Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 10th at 12:30pm
Executive Board Meeting on Thursday, February 11th during Org Hour
Journal Club
IPhO’s first Journal Club of the semester will be this Thursday, February 11th, during Org Hour. During this meeting, we will be discussing upcoming events for this semester and listen to student presentations of industry-related journal articles. Everyone is welcome to join!

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General Body Meeting
Join SOAP this week for our general body meeting on February 11th during Org Hour! Come learn more about volunteer opportunities and events for this upcoming month. We hope to see you there!

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GSHP Practice Advancement Initiative Week 

Next week, GSHP will be participating in ASHP’s National Advancement Initiative Week from February 15th-19th! Join us as we celebrate the advancement of the pharmacy profession - EVERYONE is welcome to participate! Descriptions of each event are below. If you have any questions, please contact Diana Dang (

Monday, February 15th: All About PAI: Why I Chose Pharmacy – Pharmacy South Lobby 12-1pm
Visit our PAI Photo Booth in PS Lobby and help show appreciation to our profession by sharing why you chose pharmacy! If you can’t make it in person, take a photo with your response & send it to @ugagshp to be featured on our Instagram page! Also, tune into our social media pages to learn all about PAI. 

Tuesday, February 16th: Technician Advancement: Virtual Tech-Check  
Test your Rx knowledge in a game of Kahoot for a chance to win a $25 gift card!! Check out our social media pages to learn all about the vital role technicians play in pharmacy. 

Thursday, February 18th: Emergency Medicine Panel - Org Hour
Join us to learn everything you need to know about emergency medicine pharmacy! The panel will feature: Dr. Raphaelle Lombardo (Emory Healthcare), Dr. Allison Powell (St.Joseph’s/Candler), Dr. Karen Rodeghiero (Piedmont Athens), and Dr. Shirmil White (Wellstar).
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Friday, February 19th: Clinical Resilience & Well-Being – Pharmacy South Lobby 
This day is dedicated to health and well-being! Stop by the PS Lobby to grab a goody bag! Visit our social media pages to learn more about resilience. 

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Hawthorn Point-of-Care Testing
Operations Heart and Diabetes are teaming up once again to provide free point-of-care testing for our community! This event will take place on Wednesday, February 17th from 2:30-5:30 PM at Hawthorne Drug, an independent pharmacy in Athens. Several one-hour time slots are available for P2s and P3s to volunteer to perform blood pressure and glucose screenings. Although P1s cannot perform point-of-care testing, there are spots for P1s to help patients fill out screening forms. Sign up HERE 
Clinical Skills Competition
The Clinical Skills Competition hosted by SNPhA on February 17th at 6pm is open to active SNPhA members to show off their pharmaceutical knowledge. This educational opportunity is a great CV booster, and winners will get their ticket to the SNPhA regional conference paid for! Choose a partner to help counsel a patient on their new and existing medications. So if you haven't paid your SNPhA dues yet to become a member, now's your chance to get the most out of your membership!

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Guest Speaker 
AMCP will be hosting Dr. Walter Smith on Thursday February 18th during Org Hour. Dr. Walters-Smith is responsibility for the clinical consultants and clinical strategy for the Public Sector and Fee-for-Service (FFS) Medicaid Government Markets for Clinical Consulting at OptumRx. She works with shared services to make customer-specific clinical recommendations that help with formulary management, improved care and cost-containment goals. Business goals include strategic planning and development of pharmacy initiatives, supporting pharmacy growth and client retention, and account management through clinical pharmacy and medical integration. Nafesa has over 15 years of pharmacy benefit, pharmacy consulting and leadership experience. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A & M University. Previous professional experiences include a variety of pharmacy roles, including a managed care pharmacy residency at Kaiser Permanente, primary direct patient care services, clinical program deployment and Clinical Pharmacy Manager of ambulatory specialty care services. Dr. Walters-Smith is an active member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and several other professional and civic organizations. She has served and participated in several pharmacy benefit discussions and provided continuing education lectures. In addition to service on several boards, Nafesa has received several professional awards. Dr. Walters-Smith has also published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.
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UGA Miracle Fundraising Competition
Support the kids and our orgs by keeping an eye out for some of the great fundraisers being held from January 13th to February 12th! Please contact Brianna Beldon ( with any questions about the competition or UGA Miracle.
Women's Health Donation Drive
The SNPhA Women’s Health Initiative is holding a donation drive from this upcoming Monday, January 25th to Friday, February 12th. All donations will go to the Athens Area Homeless Shelter. There will be a donation box located in Pharmacy South with a QR code that will allow you to be entered into a raffle to win a $10 Starbucks gift card! There will be 3 winners and each item donated is an extra entry. Here is a link to what the shelter is needing: ALSO: If someone is in the Athens area and cannot make it to campus to donate please email Natalie at or text me at 770-853-9553. We will work with you to make sure you can donate!!
Spring Membership Drive
The National Community Pharmacists Association is holding our Spring Membership Drive during the next few weeks to give anyone who is interested in community or independent pharmacy as well as pharmacy entrepreneurship/ownership the opportunity to join if they missed out during the Fall semester. We will be holding several meetings and COVID-friendly events this semester, so if you are interested, be sure to signup using this LINK. The deadline to join is March 1st!! 
Clinical Diabetes Interest Form
This year, the Student Diabetes Club hopes to establish a new Clinical Diabetes Competition! This will be a low stress, fun way for you to practice your clinical diabetes skills. This event is open to all students at the COP! You do NOT have to be in SDC! Please fill out this FORM to help us gauge interest and make this event as awesome as possible.
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