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URI Pharmacy students, faculty members promote profession at Statehouse

The Face of Pharmacy Day educates leaders on pharmacists’ roles, issues important to the profession

Dozens of URI Pharmacy students joined several faculty members and Dean Paul Larrat at the 14th annual Face of Pharmacy Day at the Rhode Island Statehouse April 4.

Created by the Rhode Island Pharmacist’s Association, the Face of Pharmacy Day gives pharmacists and pharmacy teachers and students the chance to promote their profession to state leaders and advocate legislators for or against pharmaceutical issues, according to URI Pharmacy Professor Anita Jacobson.

“It’s a chance for legislators to see pharmacists outside the pharmacy,” Jacobson said. “It lets them see what we do, like blood pressure and BMI — the non-traditional roles pharmacists fill beyond the traditional pharmacy setting.”

Check out a gallery of URI College of Pharmacy students and faculty members at the Statehouse below.


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