Dr. John Medina ‘12, a Rho Pi Phi and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumnus, supervises student pharmacists as they administer blood glucose tests.
Rho Pi Phi Expands Its Outreach to Lodi
For many people, Saturday mornings are spent sleeping in or catching up on mid-morning cartoons on television. For the brothers of Rho Pi Phi and the many volunteer student pharmacists of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the morning of Saturday September 22, 2012 was dedicated to extending a helping hand to those in need.
Since our first health fair, the Living Hope Health Fair, which was planned in conjunction with the Bread of Life program this past June, Rho Pi Phi has been committed to providing as many accessible health services to the community at large as possible. Those who are not informed enough about their health or cannot afford medical attention are often times overlooked by other healthcare providers. With this population in mind, Rho Pi Phi partnered with the Lodi Chamber of Commerce to bring the knowledge, services, and care of our student pharmacists to the Lodi 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Family Festival.
The festival was held in breathtaking Lodi Lake Park. Rho Pi Phi provided 85 blood glucose and 30 blood pressure screenings. With our combined efforts, over 400 participants attended the event and were able to utilize the services provided by pharmacists, student pharmacists, and volunteers.
Rho Pi Phi would like to thank all the committees, organizations, and fraternities that were present to provide education and health services to the Lodi community and its neighbors. We would like to extend our gratitude to our knowledgeable alumni who volunteered their time to precept for this health fair. Let us all continue to serve those who are underserved and extend our expertise and profession to benefit humankind!
By: Michelle Ha '15