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College of Pharmacy Celebrates the Addition of a SNPhA Chapter

The College of Pharmacy celebrated the establishment of the Student National Pharmaceutical Organization (SNPhA) on Belmont’s campus on Sept. 14.  Student organization advisers Edgar Diaz-Cruz and Angela Hagan presented each officer with a pin recognizing his or her service in the establishment of this organization on Belmont’s campus.

Officers within SNPhA are Tiffany Lin (president), Saransh Midha (vice president), John Shenoda (treasurer), Lauretta Onuoha (secretary), Shaikat Banerjee (service chairman) and Tracy Okoli (historian).

The mission of SNPhA is to increase the number of minorities or underrepresented students in the pharmacy profession and to increase awareness of underrepresented populations in health care.  This semester SNPhA will focus on a HIV/AIDS national initiative in conjunction with Nashville CARES.  As part of this initiative, SNPhA will host speakers and participating in the Nashville AIDS Walk on Oct. 6.  The SNPhA organization is open to not only pharmacy students but also pre-pharmacy students as well.

For more information about upcoming events or membership contact Edgar Diaz-Cruz at edgar.diaz-cruz@belmont.edu.