American Pharmacist Month…Congratulations Goes To…


The month of October is meant to recognize pharmacist. 

American Pharmacist Association – Academy of Student Pharmacist would like to highlight student recognized local pharmacist for their contributions to the profession.

The following individuals will be awarded a framed certificate this month.

Lena James – Pharmacy Executive Team Leader – Target Pharmacy/Community
“Lena James goes above and beyond to make sure that everyone that comes to the pharmacy leaves with a smile.”

Steven King – Pharmacist in Charge – HEB Pharmacy Buffalo Speedway
“The most amazing boss anyone could ever have. Very knowledgeable and understanding.”

Debbie Gage
“Gage Pharmacist is my mentor who has a lot of great professional experiences.”

Dr. AJ Day – PCCA
“AJ is really involved in pharmacy not only at work but on a state level. He sits on the TPA board and is also a part of the medical team of the Texas State Guard. He stays connected to UHCOP by leading the Houston Kappa Psi Graduate Chapter and serves as a mentor for many students.”

Chris Alvarado – Oakdell Pharmacy
“Chris Alvarado is a model for what an ideal pharmacist should be. He helps his patients with maximum effort and without hesitation. ”

Le-Minh Tran – Pharmacist, New Practitioner Mentor – CVS/Pharmacy
“Le-Minh Tran is APhA-ASP’s New Practitioner Mentor and we are so lucky to have her! Only the start of the school year and she has already served as a mentor, offered guidance, and acted as a Preceptor at our events! We so appreciate her dedication to our chapter!”

Jennifer Coburn – Coburn’s Pharmacy
“Jennifer Coburn plays a large role in the community of Bremond. She goes out of her way to help everyone from little league players to the elderly. Jennifer was an amazing boss and mentor. Thanks to her inspiration, five students from the small town of Bremond are now pursuing a career in pharmacy.”

Dr. Lynn Simpson – Pharmacist, Faculty Adviser, Department Chairperson – University of Houston College of Pharmacy
“Dr. Simpson is the BEST faculty adviser on UH campus! We’d like to thank her for all the hard work she puts into our chapter and her dedication to helping our members grow!”

Dr. Santhi Masilamani – Faculty, Expert, PIC/MSO, Consultant – UH, Hope clinic, PSPC, Memorial Hermann
“Dr. Masilamani is leader and role model for all. At the forefront of our profession, she has trail blazed new paths for pharmacy and continues to guide the next generation of students in emerging fields while working at Hope clinic, HRSA Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services (PSPC), Memorial Hermann, and UH.”

Robert Mora – Pharmacy Manager – HEB
“Robert develops a great relationship with customers. Customers trust him and his advice because they know he is knowledgeable, approachable, and caring. He puts people first, and that includes his employees. ”

Erika Smith
“Ms. Smith was a wonderful preceptor for my IPPE rotation this summer at CVS. It was my first time working retail and she made the experience awesome. She knows every one of her patients by first and last name and I could tell that they all really like her as their pharmacist. ”

Thuy Doan – Methodist

Dr. Paige Pitman – Director, Institutional Based Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences/ Clinical Assistant Professor – UH
“Dr. Pitman always takes time out of her jammed pack schedule to meet with all her mentees even during the holiday and summer breaks.”

Dr. David Wallace – Faculty – UH, Homes Clinic
“David Wallace is a pleasure to learn from as he teaches students in the class, in organizations, and at Homes clinic. He is very patient and takes the extra time to explain things for the students.”

Dr. Lamar Pritchard – Dean – UH
“The dean has inspired the students and fought for our college. He even spent the time to have a one on one meeting with me.”

We sincerely thank the above individuals and all pharmacist in the community as they continue to progress the profession by improving patient care and contributing to healthcare.

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