Chapter President Shannon Habba represents Wayne State at APhA-ASP regional meeting
Second-year student pharmacist Shannon Habba attended the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Midyear Regional Meeting in Cincinnati, OH, Oct. 28-30, 2022, where she represented Wayne State University as chapter president.
At the meeting, student pharmacists from throughout APhA-ASP Region 4 – which includes Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Illinois – attended a variety of educational and professional sessions reflecting the organization's mission, which is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy.
"This was my first professional in-person conference, and it was an amazing experience," Habba said. "It was just what I needed to feel inspired and energized as a student leader and bring that energy back to our college."
Habba also served as Wayne State's chapter delegate in the Policy Proposal Forum. The forum included a policy proposal drafted by the WSU chapter's Policy Vice President Mirna Eshaya, Students Collaborating on Policy and Advocacy (SCOPA) Chair Thomas Whaley and SCOPA Co-Chair Judson Knott, to encourage the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to work with other organizations and colleges of pharmacy to develop free and accessible state-specific guides for pharmacy personnel to use as a resource of best practices when prescribing hormonal contraception. It passed with a 12-2 vote and will move on to further discussion at the APhA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
|Habba with APhA National Member-at-Large Olunife Akinmolayan during the chapter presidents and advisors morning planning session.||Photo-op! Student leaders from Michigan's three colleges of pharmacy (Wayne State, the University of Michigan and Ferris State University) networked at Region 4 MRM2022.|
|Student pharmacists from throughout Region 4 representing their programs with spirit wear. Go Warriors!||Habba and her mother, Ann, exploring Cincinnati after a day full of MRM programming. A very special guest!|
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