With multiple student organizations and projects to participate in, the UH Hilo the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy offers its students a variety of involvement opportunities that will challenge their leadership, serve their community, and transfer their classroom learning into an experiential environment. For more information contact the organizations listed below or stop by the Office of Student Services in Building A.
- UH Hilo DKICP 2013 Student Body Council
- UH Hilo DKICP 2014 Student Body Council
- UH Hilo DKICP 2015 Student Body Council
- Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
- UH Hilo DKICP CHAPTER OF AMERICAN PHARMACIST ASSOCIATION - ACADEMY OF STUDENT PHARMACISTS (APhA-ASP)
- UH Hilo DKICP CHAPTER OF NATIONAL COMMUNITY PHARMACIST ASSOCIATION (NCPA)
- PHI DELTA CHI PROFESSIONAL PHARMACY FRATERNITY
- HAWAI’I STUDENT SOCIETY OF HEALTH-SYSTEMS PHARMACY (HSSHP)
- RHO CHI
- UHHSA College Senator - Shadi Obeidi
- DKICP TOBACCO PREVENTION PROJECT (CTPP)
- MOBILE CLINIC PROJECT
- Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity: Epsilon Psi Chapter
UH Hilo the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy 2012 STUDENT BODY COUNCIL
The UH Hilo DKICP 2012 Student Body Council serves to represent the collective thoughts and opinions of students at events held within the University and externally. It is an arena in which class funds are raised and allocated towards social and philanthropic causes. A fundamental desire of this organization is to promote unity and friendship amongst students in the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy particularly those in the Class of 2012.
Faculty Advisor: Anthony Wright, Ph.D.
President: Marisa Kellett
Vice-President: Justin Arias
Secretary: Daniel Hu
UH Hilo the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy 2013 STUDENT BODY COUNCIL
The UH Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy Class of 2013 Student Body Council serves as the organizational and representative body of the UH Hilo College of Pharmacy Class of 2013. Our primary goals are to foster unity and friendship among the Class of 2013, coordinate fundraising efforts, host and promote participation in community service and social events, and act as a forum for student and faculty concerns. We hope to carry on the ideals and traditions of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy as well as establish new ones for generations to come.
Faculty Advisor: Ken Morris, Ph.D.
President: Victor Lin
Vice-President: Ryan Abeyta
Secretary: Tina McDonald
UH Hilo the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy 2014 STUDENT BODY COUNCIL
The UHH DKICP Student Body Council serves to represent, assist, and advocate for the Class of 2014 at the University of Hawai’i Hilo the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. We aim to maximize the educational experience of the students in our class, manage fundraising efforts for the class, and serve as a connection between the faculty and staff of the college and the student body.
Faculty Advisor: Robert P. Borris, Ph.D., FLS
President: Sean Pfundstein
Vice-President: Naoto Oki
Secretary: Miho Aoki
UH Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy 2015 STUDENT BODY COUNCIL
The Class of 2015 Student Body Council will strive to make the UH Hilo the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy a top tier pharmacy program. Our mission is to contribute to this ideal by promoting education and a community service-oriented experience that will develop each student pharmacist into trustworthy, knowledgeable, and compassionate individuals. We will seek every opportunity to motivate and support the Class of 2015; fostering unity and creating long-lasting friendships that will positively influence our cultural, social, and professional growth.
Faculty Advisor: Linda Connelly, Ph.D.
President: Danny Watanabe
Vice-President: LaTasha Riddick
Secretary: Le Du
ACADEMY OF MANAGED CARE PHARMACY (AMCP)
AMCP’s mission is to empower its members to serve society by using sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. Managed care pharmacy principles are based upon the use of scientific evidence to achieve healthy outcomes while making the best use of money spent on medications and their management.
Faculty Advisor: Mimi Pezzuto, R.Ph., B.S.
President: Denise Kobashikawa
Vice-President / President Elect: Natalie Savona
Treasurer: Stephanie Gregorio
Secretary and Membership: Trina Tran
UH Hilo the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy CHAPTER OF AMERICAN PHARMACIST ASSOCIATION - ACADEMY OF STUDENT PHARMACISTS (APhA-ASP)
APhA-ASP Hawai’i Chapter is the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy’s first and largest professional student organization. Our Chapter is part of a nationwide organization that consists of more than 30,000 student pharmacists from each of the 113 schools and colleges of pharmacy nationwide. The mission of APhA-ASP is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy. We hold annual health fairs and do a program called compounding for kids, in which we go to local schools and teach students how to compound, as well as many other events. We also have had the opportunity to meet with our state senators and representatives during the 2010 annual meeting and exposition held in Washington DC. The exposition gives us the opportunity to network with those from other schools as well as influence laws that affect the practice of pharmacy. For more information, please contact one of the Chapter officers with any questions you may have or please visit our Chapter Website and Facebook Page.
Website: APhA-ASP Hawai’i Chapter
Facebook: APhA-ASP Hawai’i Chapter
Faculty Advisor: Mimi Pezzuto, R.Ph., B.S.
President: Stephanie Ogle
President-Elect: Stephanie Ogle
Vice-President: Danny Watanabe
Membership VP: Ericson Ganotsi
Secretary: Sharon Lum
UH Hilo the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy Chapter of National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA)
The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States. The nation's independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines.
The nation's independent pharmacists are small business entrepreneurs and multifaceted health care providers who represent a vital part of the United States' health care delivery system. They have roots in America's communities. They are community leaders actively involved in community-oriented public health, civic, and volunteer projects. Many hold local elected offices; others serve as state legislators.
NCPA Student Chapters offer pharmacy students a wide array of opportunities to broaden and enrich their educational experience, gain valuable, real world skills, and have some fun in the process. Some of these opportunities include: hosting roundtable discussions, conducting health screenings, presenting expert speakers, networking, developing leadership, and providing valuable public services.
Faculty Advisor:Mimi Pezzuto, R.Ph., B.S.
President: Nicole Tabandera
President Elect: Ericson Ganotisi
Secretary: Tracy Ng
Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity
Established in 1883, it is America's first professional fraternity of pharmacy. PHI DELTA CHI, a lifelong experience, promotes scholastic, professional, and social growth in its members while developing leaders to advance the profession of pharmacy. We strive to provide quality services to our patients, thereby advancing public health and strengthening ourselves as health professionals.
Faculty Advisors: Aaron Jacobs, Ph.D., Edward Fisher, Ph.D.
President: Janine Masri
Vice-President: Andy Le
Secretary: Katie Bass
Hawai’i Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy (HSSHP)
The mission of the Hawai’i Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy is to increase student awareness of pharmacy practice in health systems; provide information to students about career directions and credentials needed for pharmacy practice in health systems; and encourage membership and participation in the state society and ASHP as a student and upon graduation.
In conjunction with the Hawai’i Pharmacists Association, the Hawai’i Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy strives to advance and support the practice of pharmacy by improving the quality of care throughout the healthcare continuum in collaboration with our patient and members of the healthcare team. We are devoted to providing a forum where students, interested in health-systems pharmacy, may exchange ideas. We are dedicated to helping aspiring students interested in health-systems pharmacy practices realize their goals and dreams of working in a hospital setting and providing them a resource to attaining that goal.
Our society was created in the Fall of 2009 and has a current membership roster of approximately 70 students from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy class of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Faculty Advisor: Peyton Wong Pharm.D. and Patricia Jusczak, B.S., R.Ph.
President: Andrea Brauer
Vice-President: Davis Hanai
Secretary: Yan Lin
The Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy was established in 1922 and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The Rho Chi Society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. The Society further encourages high standards of conduct and character and fosters fellowship among its members. The Society seeks universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, to instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.
Website: Chapter Website
Faculty Advisor: Supakit Wongwiwatthananukit, Pharm.D., Ph.D. and Edward Fisher, Ph.D.
President: Kristina Lo
Vice President: Jarred Prudencio
Secretary: Brianne Blakesly
Treasurer: Tracy Ng
Historian: Lindsey Takara
UHHSA College Senator - Shadi Obeidi
The University of Hawaii at Hilo Student Association looks to accurately represent the views of the entire student body. They act as a liaison between the student body and the college administration through active collaboration with faculty, state legislatures and student organizations. They also encourage participation in campus governance and the college community.
The DKICP Senator represents the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy to the rest of the Student Senate, the UH Hilo student body, UH administrators, and state legislators. This person also chairs several committees and helps DKICP student organizations to gain support from UHHSA. A continuing goals of the DKICP Senator is to represent the DKICP in a way that will increase awareness of the College as well as help the rest of the campus gain a greater understanding of its role within the UH Hilo campus and the Hilo community.
Senator: Shadi Obeidi
CoP Tobacco Prevention Project (CTPP)
The mission of the DKICP Tobacco Prevention Project (CTPP) is to provide outstanding education to the public on the harmful health effects of tobacco. In doing so, it strives to prevent the use of tobacco products in our community. Its primary goal is to educate, preserve, and improve the lives of all of our community members, adults and children alike.
Faculty Advisor: Forrest Batz, Pharm.D.
Student Contact: Andrea Brauer
Student Contact: Natalie Savona
Mobile Clinic Project
In partnership with the Hilo Bay Clinic, the DKICP Mobile Clinic works to offer wellness screenings to underserved populations in Hawai’i. Its goal is to reach out to populations that are not comfortable in readily seeking health care services through the use of interpreters, church leaders, and other prominent members of these communities. In addition, the mobile clinic provides volunteer opportunities to local high school students to serve as interpreters. In so doing, it is the hope that one day, these students will not only be able to help their communities but may also become members of the field of medicine.
Faculty Advisor: Katherine Anderson, Pharm.D.
Student Contact: Davis Hanai
Student Contact: Tracy Nakama
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity: Epsilon Psi Chapter
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity is the oldest and largest professional pharmacy fraternity in the world. Currently, there are 81 active collegiate and 59 active graduate chapters across the United States and Canada, and that number continues to grow with each passing year. Kappa Psi strives to promote the field of pharmacy through the benefits of fraternal affiliation and innovation. The chartering ceremony of the Epsilon Psi Chapter of Kappa Psi was held on January 12, 2013.
Faculty Advisors: Christina Mnatzaganian, Pharm. D.
President: Le Du
Vice President: Rachel Ebbett
Secretary: Jasmine Bradfish