The PY4 Global Health Rotation Kept it Local in 2020
Temple University School of Pharmacy students kept it local-global during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video tribute. Each year, Nicole Sifontis, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, leads the PY4 Global Health Rotation on a pharmacy mission trip to Guatemala. In 2020, the students directed their efforts to volunteer and fundraising for local charities in lieu of traveling abroad. Among their accomplishments, the students raised almost $1,900 for Blessings in a Backpack. Blessings in a Backpack supports elementary school children in food insecure households. The School of Pharmacy donation helped 15 kids receive meals for an entire 38-week school year. The students also deployed with the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps for two of their mass flu vaccination clinics and worked as station assistants/vaccine assemblers and supply runners to facilitate vaccinating approximately 1,500 first-responders. The School of Pharmacy's commitment to supporting Global Health initiatives always starts at home, in our beloved City of Philadelphia.