Welcome to the August 2022 National Hispanic

Pharmacists Association's Quarterly Newsletter!

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Interested in getting involved as a speaker for future NHPA webinars and conferences? Reach out to us at nhpa@nhmafoundation.org to get engaged!

Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

The NHHF Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship is now open to students who are currently enrolled full time in health care graduate programs, including pharmacy! This scholarship features awards of up to $5,000 annually for 3 years, as well as individual awards of $2,000. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on September 23, 2022 — please help spread the word!

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Call for Mentors

Are you interested in uplifting the next generation of Hispanic pharmacists? NHPA is urgently looking for licensed pharmacists to serve as mentors! Pharmacy students will be connected with a mentor through their NHPA Student Chapters and are required to meet with their mentor at least twice throughout the school year. If you are interested in giving back to the Hispanic community through mentorship, please reach out at nhhf@nhmafoundation.org.

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Pathways to Success: Virtual Graduate Summit & Career Expo

Want to hear from biopharmaceutical leaders and learn more about what it’s like to work in the industry? PhRMA will be hosting a two-day, free virtual summit on September 28 - 29 for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, faculty, PhRMA member companies and other community partners to learn about career pathways and increasing diverse talent within the industry.


Job Opportunity: HHS/FDA/CDER

Looking for an exciting and rewarding career in the federal government? Want to make a difference in how prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are evaluated and approved to ensure safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of all Americans? Join the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) workforce!

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NHPA Chapter/Region Spotlights:

 USC NHPA Student Chapter 

The newly established University of California (USC) NHPA Chapter is excited to host various events and opportunities for Latino students at the USC School of Pharmacy this coming Fall 2022 semester. This includes professional opportunities such as Medical Spanish Education, Hispanic Heritage Month Health Fair, Latino Pharmacists Panel, and student pharmacists webinars. Additionally, social/cultural opportunities include relevant cultural topic discussions, Día de los Muertos fundraiser, and end of the year banquet.

 LECOM NHPA Student Chapter 

The LECOM NHPA Student Chapter recently attended the LECOM SGA Club Fair in Bradenton, FL. The chapter:

  • Distributed membership materials and souvenirs for NHMA and NHPA
  • Attracted and signed up new members to both NHMA and NHPA LECOM Student chapter
  • Received recognition for having a magnificent table

We look forward to another great year for the LECOM NHPA Chapter!

 UIW NHPA Student Chapter 

Students and faculty members from the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy's NHPA Chapter travelled to Las Piedras, Puerto Rico in May, where they served the Celia Mondriguez Elderly Center and residents of the local community. The trip was a collaborative effort with National Hispanic Pharmacy Association and the UIW Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability.

 Southeast Region 

The NHPA Southeast Region is excited to participate in the Annual Festival Peachtree Latino in Atlanta, Georgia on August 28! Students will have the opportunity to perform blood pressure and blood glucose checks for festival attendees at the largest multicultural event in the state of Georgia since 2000.

 NHPA West Region 

The Western States NHPA chapters are currently working on planning health fairs throughout California for Hispanic Heritage month. Students have been meeting with Dr. Mark Diaz and the Western States Regional Director, Yvonne Alva, Pharm.D., to organize resources and materials for patients in cities with a large Latinx population. Our first event will be August 30 at the Fresno Mexican Consulate.

Other health fairs are planned for October in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. As the Western States Regional Director, Yvonne plans to get in touch with pharmacy schools in other states in the Western region to build a large network and connect as many Hispanic pharmacists and students as possible. To get involved, please reach out to Yvonne Alva, Pharm.D.

NHPA Member's Corner

We want to hear from you!

Contact us at nhpa@nhmafoundation.org for more information.

Why Join NHPA?

  • Free
  • Serve as a Mentor for NHPA Pharmacy Students
  • Serve as a Mentee to meet Pharmacists
  • Serve as a Speaker for NHPA Webinars/Student Chapters
  • Access other members in our Social Circles
  • Eligible to apply for the NHHF Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship (Sept. 23, 2022)

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