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Pharmacy Faculty, Students Assist with Special Olympics Health Screening

Picture1On Tues., Nov. 5, the College of Pharmacy participated in a health screening exercise with Special Olympics Tennessee.  Seventy-five Davidson County Olympians, who compete worldwide in various events, were screened for athletic readiness.  College of Pharmacy faculty and students were involved in screening medication profiles of the athletes, making sure proper cautions concerning allergies, exposure to the sun, drug adverse effects and drug interactions were not an issue for these participants.  According to Joanne Drumright of Special Olympics, “The process went very smoothly, and we hope to scale up the screening, inviting athletes from a much broader area in an upcoming event.”  College of Pharmacy participants included Drs. Andy Webster and Phil Johnston along with students Marian Roufael, Razia Shamsuddin and Darrilyn Prout, all in their fourth year of study.

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