LECOM Pharmacy Student Receives National Recognition

Second-year Pharmacy student Dania Rehman was honored with a national award for her leadership on public health issues.

Rehman received the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award. The USPHS recognizes and encourages students to become involved in public health issues in their community as well as to increase awareness of the Public Health Service and its mission to protect, promote and advance the safety of the nation.

LECOM Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the LECOM School of Pharmacy Hershey S. Bell, M.D., M.S., presents the USPHS Excellence in Public Health Service Award to Dania Rehman.

Rehman is an active member of LECOM’s American Pharmacy Association (APHA) and Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists student chapters. She served as co-chair for the APhA’s Operation Diabetes initiative. She also organized the “Step Out Walk” to Stop Diabetes, HIV/AIDS Awareness and Poison Prevention projects and a Script Your Future Medication Adherence event in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

“I am truly honored to have received this award,” said Rehman. “I will continue to be a leader for the pharmacy profession.”

During a ceremony at LECOM’s Bradenton, Fla. campus, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the LECOM School of Pharmacy Hershey S. Bell, M.D., M.S., FAAFP, presented Rehman with a framed certificate and letter from U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Rear Admiral Scott F. Giberson.

“Your leadership and work on Operation Diabetes, HIV/AIDS awareness, Poison Prevention Awareness and Substance Abuse prevention demonstrate your passion and dedication to the profession of pharmacy and public health,” the letter states.

Rear Admiral Giberson is scheduled to give the keynote address to the LECOM School of Pharmacy Class of 2012 during Commencement Ceremonies June 3 in Erie, Pa.

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine offers innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM believes that when mind, body and spirit come together the impossible becomes suddenly possible. It is a calling each and every one of our students embodies to become the best they can be. To prevent disease and treat it. To give hope. Can you hear the calling?


April 25, 2012
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April 27, 2012
Keep up the good work