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July 13, 2000 Contact: Jody Oesterreicher, (312)996-8277, joest@uic.edu



A cadre of UIC College of Pharmacy faculty and students from the department of pharmacy practice will demonstrate the expanding role of the pharmacist in today's health care environment at the National Conference of State Legislatures.


Navy Pier, Exhibit Halls A and B, Booth # 701


July 17-19
Monday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


The UIC College of Pharmacy is a nationally recognized leader and innovator in the provision of clinical pharmacy services and pharmacy practice education. Faculty and students will provide and demonstrate, among other services, cholesterol and glucose screening; asthma counseling and peak flow meter use; smoking cessation programs and the measurement of carbon dioxide levels; body fat and blood pressure screening; "H. pylori" and osteoporosis screening. Participants may talk with pharmacists about their results at a private counseling station.

The Alliance for Pharmaceutical Care is sponsoring the booth. UIC College of Pharmacy faculty and students are joining pharmacists from across the country in staffing the booth.

"We not only want to demonstrate our skills but also demonstrate the value pharmacists bring to the health care team by providing medication information and counseling and health screening services," said Mary Lynn Moody, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice.

The conference and booth are open only to legislators and their staff.

With 25,000 students, the University of Illinois at Chicago is the largest and most diverse university in the Chicago area. UIC is home to the largest medical school in the United States and is one of only 88 national Research I universities. Located just west of Chicago's Loop, UIC is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the area.

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