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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 (2013-2014):


Ralph Ong (P3)


Lida Bighash (P2)

Vice President:

Kaitlyn Moorehead (P3)

Vice President-elect:

Jodi Stark (P2)


Regina Yun (P3)


Janki Bhakta (P3


Caitlin Butler (P3)

Affiliate Directors:

Sara Velotta (P3), Luis Lopez (P3)


Trista Ross (P3)

Health Fair Committee Chairs:

Suzy Liang (P3), Ryan Fleer (P2)

Social Chair:

Brooke Benson (P2)

Alumni Liaison:


GLBT Chair:

Joanna Pavlik (P2)

Power to End Stroke Chair:

Megan Lipp (P3)

Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative Chair:

Cassaundra Larson (P3)

Legislation/Voting/Immigration Initiative Chair:

Rebecca Weinbar (P2)

Operation Immunization Chair:

Suhair Shawar (P3)

Diabetes Initiative Chair:

Kirby Welston (P3)

Chauncey Ira Cooper Program Coordinator:

Leah Arnbrecht (P2)

OTC Handbook Coordinator:


Faculty Advisors:

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


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