Successful September 2022 Kick-Off Meeting

What a successful DAPA Kick-Off meeting we had last night at Seasons-52 Plano! We had a full house of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students which was made possible by our sponsor, Mark Roy, of AbbVie and our board members. We had a great engaging presentation from Dr. Yazdani of Lubbock Spine Institute on Qulipta and Urelvy. 
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We proceeded to have the installation of officers and directors of the board which was conducted by our own past-president and long time supporter of DAPA, Chris Dembny
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Our Kick Off announcements from DAPA’s President, Jo Ah Lee PharmD, MBA, included this year’s initiatives of DAPA of increasing memberships, student engagements, and membership engagements with DAPA. The President has also announced that November will be DAPA’s Membership Engagement month where we encourage everyone to be DAPA/ @texaspharmacyassociation members. 
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In light of DAPA’s Membership Engagement Month, our Student Liaisons, Mahsa Helforoush, Alan Linh Nguyen and Social Events and Outreach Committee co-chair, Elizabeth Beard announced the launch of DAPA’s new program: Student-Pharmacist Mentorship Program which will be held on November 19. We encourage everyone to join us at the event to have an opportunity to be a mentor/mentee and increase pharmacy graduate memberships for DAPA/TPA! 
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Following our news-packed announcements, our 2022 Scholarship Winners were announced: 

Chloe Grabenhorst
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 
Pharm.D. Candidate 2025
Faith Collum
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 
Pharm.D. Candidate 2025
Ted Sohn, PharmD
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy 
Pharm.D. Graduate 2022
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We want to thank all of our members for their support of DAPA and we hope to see you soon in our next meeting on October 6 sponsored by Amgen at Maggiano’a Italy in Plano! 
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