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CU Student National Pharmaceutical Association (CU-SNPhA)

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Mission:  SNPhA is an educational and community service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about critical issues affecting healthcare and pharmacy practice in diverse and underserved communities.

Description: Our main goal is to improve the health outcomes of the underserved populations in our community. We do so by reaching out into our community with health fairs, educational seminars, and fundraising events. The most important way we can improve patient care in our community is learn what the needs of our community are and what we can do to make a change. We take great pride in providing leadership opportunities for pharmacy and pre-pharmacy students.

Membership requirements: Open to everyone, $50 membership fee, click here to join online

Membership Census 2010-11: 208 Members (160 pharmacy students, 36 pre-pharmacy students, 12 high school students)


  • Up to $50,000 in scholarship opportunities
  • Membership discounts
  • Many volunteer opportunities
  • Networking skills and opportunities with health care professionals
  • Interviewing skills and testing guidance for pharmacy school entrance


  • “Get on the Path to Wellness” Health Fairs
  • Daniel’s Fund
  • Pre-collegiate Summer Pipeline Programs
  • Platte Valley flu shot clinics
  • Denver Indian Health and Family Services Chart Reviews & Health Fair
  • GLBT Center Brown Bag and Education Session
  • Black Church Diabetes Class
  • Multicultural Food Festivals
  • Click here to view CU-SNPhA calendar

Officers (2014-2015):


Lida Bighash (P3)


Kimberly Uweh (P2)

Vice President:

Jodi Stark (P3)

Vice President-elect:

Alice Hearn (P2)


Kristie Nakatsuchi


Ryan Alberico

Social Chair:

Brooke Benson

Diabetes Health Initiative Chair:

Todd Blanton

Power to End Stroke Chair:

Stacey Matsuda

Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative Chair:

Davin Kamiyama

Operation Immunization Co-Chairs:

Claudia Corona, Lana Al-Omar

Health Fair Committee Co-Chairs

Jennifer Kwon, Ryan Fleer

Remember the Ribbon Chair:

Melinda Gomez

Affiliate Directors:

Rhonda Wong, Sara Nichols


Ralph Ong

Legislation/Immigration/Voting Chair:

Rebecca Weinbar

Chauncey Ira Cooper Program Coordinator:

Leah Arnbrecht

Faculty Advisors:

Connie Valdez, PharmD., Hilda Bi, PharmD; Gina Moore, PharmD


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