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2014 DELTA Rx Annual Report

Throughout the past year, the DELTA Rx Institute has been involved in several projects within the college and also made several additions to www.DELTARx.com, as well as reaching out to new members via social networking.  We have also promoted our articles, columns, and events through social media to enhance member engagement.

Involvement in the College

7th Annual Next Top Entrepreneur Competition: http://www.drake.edu/deltarx/articles/practicedevelopment/nexttopentrepreneurcompetition2014results/#d.en.257015

  • 9 teams, 20 competitors
  • 1st Place:  Neel Patel, Scott Morrett – “Heart Shield”, an implantable chip that can be used to monitor patients for various risk factors for cardiac arrest.
  • 2nd Place:  Holly Thurauf, Natalie Gadbois – “DiabetesSTART”, a child-friendly insulin dispensing system created to educate children with Type I Diabetes and promote adherence to medications.
  • 3rd Place:  Anna Shields and Shea O’Brien – “PortionPerfect”, an app that consumers can use to ensure they are eating proper portion sizes in a fun and competitive way.

 

DELTA Rx Entrepreneurial Leadership Summer Internship

  • 2014 students (14-15 classifications) and pharmacies (mentors):
    • Anna Shields, P3 – NuCara Specialty Pharmacy, Altoona, Iowa
    • David Book, P3 – NuCara Pharmacy (Corporate)
    • Sara Magill, P2 – MR Pharmacies, Ankeny, Iowa

 

Entrepreneurship Minor

  • 25 credit minor for non-business students
  • 6 CPHS students have declared the minor (1 HS; 5 PPHR/PHAR)
  • Courses:
    • ACCT 041 – Intro to Financial Accounting
    • ECON 002 – Principles of Microeconomics
    • ENTR 001 – Profiles in Entrepreneurship
    • ENTR 101 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    • ENTR 150 – The Business Model
    • ENTR 190 – Creating a Company
    • MKTG 101 – Marketing Principles
    • Two of the following: HSCI 055, PHAR 174, PHAR 285, BLAW 060, BLAW 180, MGMT 110, MGMT 120, MGMT 182, MGMT 184, MKTG 112 or MKTG 180

Grants

  • McKesson - $10,000 (Summer Internship) – This funding allows for the establishment of one summer entrepreneurial leadership internship at an independent pharmacy. Includes the addition of housing and partial stipend support.
  • Pharmacists Mutual - $2,700 (Summer Internship) - This two – year funding allows for the addition of housing and partial stipend support for one summer entrepreneurial leadership internship site at an independent pharmacy.
  • Target - $3,000 (Next Top Entrepreneur Competition) – This grant paid for the Next Top Entrepreneur Competition.  

 

Membership Updates

2659 total members

Practice Settings:

Academic

124

Community Practice

184

Hospital Practice

79

Industry

20

Other

145

Pharmacist (practice area not specified)

871

Pharmacy Student

774

Pharmacy Technician

155

Pre-Pharmacy

249

Retired Pharmacist

58

 

 

     

 

Social Media

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YouTube

 

Updates to the DELTA Rx Institute’s Page

NEW Website: www.deltarx.com

Articles:

Columns:

Tools/Presentations:

 

DELTA Rx Team and Advisory Board

DELTA Rx Team:  Mike Andreski, Renae Chesnut, Sally Haack, Andrea Kjos, Carrie Koenigsfeld, Pramod Mahajan, Erik Maki, Chuck Phillips, Raylene Rospond, Bob Soltis, Nora Stelter

Student Staff: Kristen Senyk, Jessica Leong

Advisory Board:  Michael Morris, Rick Knudson, Jill Haug, Brian Reisetter, Brad Tice, Timothy Johnson, Lisa Ploehn

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