School of Pharmacy Participates in Live Blog Talk Radio Series


Charleston, WV – A live blog talk radio series on safe medication use will begin Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The radio show is part of the Script Your Future campaign and is hosted by Dr. Susan Gardner Bissett, Assistant Dean for Student and Professional Affairs at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (UCSOP), and Dr. Sarah Embrey, Assistant Professor, UCSOP Department of Pharmacy Practice. Over a series of four radio sessions, the following topics will be discussed with UCSOP faculty, students, staff, and community partners:

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 7pm – Script Your Future: The Importance Medication Adherence in Disease Management -- Special guests include Audrey Hayhurst, UCSOP Student, Class of 2021; Ms. Jamie Bero, UCSOP Director of Student Affairs; and Dr. Karrie Murphy, UCSOP Assistant Professor.
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – 7pm – Reducing Stigma as a means to Increase Medication Adherence -- Special guests include Tyler Leroy and Glenn Schiotis, UCSOP, Class of 2020.
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – 7pm – An Interprofessional Approach to Medication Adherence and Disease Management -- Special guests include Audrey Hayhurst, UCSOP Class of 2021; Omar Gebera, UCSOP Class of 2021; and Patrick Snyder, UC Nursing Student Class of 2019; Heidi Lane, UC Physician Assistant Student Class of 2020; and Victoria Nguyen, UC Physician Assistant Student Class of 2020.
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – 7pm – Using Technology to Manage your Medication—There’s an App for That! -- Special Guests include Kofi Amegadje and Stephanie Turner, UCSOP, Class of 2020.

Listeners may call in to the show to ask questions. The call-in number will be announced during each broadcast. The website shown below will allow listeners to access the live broadcast:  

The 2018 National Consumers League Script Your Future: Medication Adherence Team Challenge is a two month-long inter-collegiate competition among health profession student teams and faculty for creating solutions to raise awareness about medication adherence as a critical public health issue. As part of the Challenge, from January 22 to March 22, 2019, an interdisciplinary student team from UCSOP, nursing, and physician assistant programs participate in a series of community outreach activities throughout West Virginia and southern Ohio to raise awareness about the health consequences of not taking medication as directed.

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