USciences Goes to Bat for 2017 Home Run for Hearts

Written by Grace Earl P’86, PharmD’92
Published on May 3, 2017

Missy Chen PharmD'17

Missy Chen PharmD’17 volunteered to perform blood pressure screenings at the American Heart Association’s Home Run for Hearts. 

University of the Sciences was once again a proud participant in the American Heart Association’s Home Run for Hearts event. This annual fundraising event, now in its 20th year, is held to raise awareness for heart and stroke disease. The two-day home run derby on May 1 and 2, 2017, hosted at Citizens Bank Park, was born out of the sudden death of Hall of Fame outfielder and broadcaster Richie Ashburn in 1997. Allison Lang, business development director, and Emmy Homan, HRH event director, extended an invitation to the students and faculty from PCP to participate.

Missy Chen PharmD’17 volunteered to perform blood pressure screenings.  She was joined by faculty members Grace Earl P’86, PharmD’92, associate professor of clinical pharmacy, and Shelley Otsuka, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, from the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration.

hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Missy Chen PharmD'17, who participated in a brief training session on hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) given by American Heart Association, talks with Temple University intern Kevin J. Pisciella about the procedure. 

Chen, who participated in a brief training session on hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) given by American Heart Association, talks with Temple University intern Kevin J. Pisciella about the procedure.

Dr. Earl serves as the faculty advisor for Operation Heart which is a patient care group of the Academy of Student Pharmacists-American Pharmacist Association. Dr. Otsuka is faculty advisor for Operation Diabetes. The event was organized by Eric Simpson PharmD’20 who is the outgoing leader of Operation Heart.  

The event was highlighted by the appearance of the Phillie Fanatic.


Categories: News, Students, Community, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Administration

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