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Mar. 9, 2009See Hometowner Archive Index

Local UI pharmacy student participates in leadership conference

(Student name) of (hometown), a student at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, was one of 15 UI students who attended the 2009 Bill Burke Pharmacy Student Leadership Conference, held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in West Des Moines.

The two-day event drew a record number of applicants from the UI College of Pharmacy and the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Thirty pharmacy students from both schools were chosen to participate, earning the opportunity to network with professionals. Through lectures and workshops, they learned to capitalize on their strengths and improve their communication skills. The program also exposed students to the challenges facing the pharmacy profession, including contemporary issues such as its role in public health.

The conference is a collaborative effort between the UI, Drake University and the Iowa Pharmacy Association, with support from the Iowa Pharmacy Foundation and Main At Locust Pharmacy in Bettendorf, Iowa.

EDITORS: Students are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa inductees listed first.


Buffalo Center: J.P. Webb
Burlington: Nadiya Zelenski
Clinton: Rachel Dimmer
Coralville: Kjersha Wanlass
Decorah: Christina Gaard
DeWitt: Christina Balmer
Evansdale: Joseph Paulsen
Grimes: Eric Paulus
North Liberty: Cathleen Waddle
Sibley: Joel Van Heukelom

Frankfort: Ashley Virene

Freeport: Jenny Bongartz

Polo: Kara Clothier

Zionsville: Rebecca Bell

Olympia: Anna Peck

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Care Media Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: Becky Soglin, 319-335-6660, Writer: Zhi Xiong