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April 3, 2008

Jones wins election for American Pharmacists Association

ULM third-year student pharmacist Morgan Jones of Franklinton recently received notification that he won the election for American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists Member-at-large.

Morgan was presented with the honor at the APhA-ASP Awards Ceremony held Monday, March 17 in San Diego, Calif. "I am both honored to serve as APhA-ASP National Member-at-large, and [I] hope that I can have an impact on students and other practitioners as those before me have been able to do. The next year will allow me to speak to student pharmacists around the country, to work with other APhA representatives to show our membership the power that one person can have in our profession, and to represent an association for which I have so much passion. The opportunity to represent the more than 30,000 student pharmacists of APhA is one that will allow me to help move our entire profession forward, and I am excited to see how the next year unfolds."

More about APhA:
Founded as the American Pharmaceutical Association in 1852, APhA today represents more than 60,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States. Three academies—Pharmacy Practice and Management, Pharmaceutical Research and Science, and Student Pharmacists—make up APhA.

Since its founding on October 6, 1852 in Philadelphia, APhA has been the home for all of pharmacy. Virtually every pharmacy specialty organization traces its roots to APhA and the many sections and interest groups it has served over the years, including the National Community Pharmacy Association (founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (founded in 1900 as the American Conference on Pharmaceutical Faculties), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (founded in 1942 as the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists).

APhA’s reach goes beyond the shores of the United States. An active participant in the International Pharmaceutical Federation since 1925, APhA has both hosted and attended dozens of meetings of pharmacists from around the world, and its staff and officers have held key positions in FIP and other international pharmacy organizations.

Policy for APhA and the profession of pharmacy as a whole is developed by the APhA House of Delegates. Comprising representatives from all major national pharmacy organizations, state pharmacy associations, federal pharmacy, and APhA’s three academies, the APhA House of Delegates convenes during the APhA annual meeting each spring to consider matters of timely and critical importance to pharmacy. The House was first organized in 1912.

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