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Pharmascript October 2016: Student Leadership Update Developing Pharmacy Leaders: Student Leadership

Thursday, October 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alysa Craig
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Denise Fu, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Programs Manager, Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy
Sujin Lee Weinstein, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacist, Psychiatry, the Johns Hopkins Hospital

For the second year, pharmacy students gathered at MedStar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland to attend the Student Leadership Workshop sponsored by The Johns Hopkins Hospital in conjunction with the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

The all-day program included presentations by local pharmacist leaders listed below and certified Gallup StrengthsFinder coach, Lana Hailemariam.
- Bonnie Levin, Pharm.D., M.B.A., Corporate Assistant Vice President, Pharmacy Services, MedStar Health
- Joseph Mattingly, Pharm.D., M.B.A., Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
- Brent N. Reed, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ Cardiology, FAHA, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
- William H. Vanderpool, M.S., R.Ph., Director of Pharmacy, MedStar Harbor Hospital
- Hannah Vanderpool, Pharm.D., M.A., Vice President, Member Relations, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

In the morning, students learned about methods for staying active as leaders within the profession as they continue through their training and as new graduates from Drs. Reed and Mattingly. Mr. and Dr. Vanderpool presented on striving towards work-life balance. Additionally, students had the opportunity to share their own individual leadership activities in a collaborative poster presentation and identify opportunities to develop new pharmacy programs to take back to their respective schools. The speakers above and Pharmacy Leadership Group, which consists of Directors of Pharmacy from the area who were attending their own annual meeting, were invited to lunch with the students to promote networking. The afternoon session was led by Ms. Hailemariam, who taught students how to focus on and utilize their strengths as they progress through their career.

Students enjoyed the event, commenting “The speakers were excellent and made me really think about changes I could implement in my own schedule”. “I thought the speakers were incredibly engaging and the topics were extremely relevant”.

For more information about next year’s program, please check back in the spring of 2017.


Participants of the Student Leadership Workshop pose for a group photo


Summer intern Shannon Parkey presents her poster to University of Maryland student Zemen Habtemariam and discuss methods to fundraise.


Husband and wife team, Mr. and Dr. Vanderpool share their experiences with work-life balance.


Students listen intently to Dr. Levin during her welcome.


Drs. Reed and Mattingly grab the attention of the students during their presentation.