Course requires additional $50 for travel.
Students in the Pharmacy course gain insight into the various science disciplines involved in research and development of pharmaceutical products. Through hands-on lab and research experiences, students learn the steps required to manufacture a product and how to counsel patients on the use of medications. Students will visit four different pharmacy practice settings and prepare a final presentation for faculty and parents. (only seniors accepted)
Dr. Rush has a strong background in outpatient medicine having completed his residency training in an ambulatory care environment. After completing his residency, he obtained the position of Director of Clinical Pharmacy at Physicians Inc., a pharmacist-directed disease state management clinic in an internal medicine practice. While at Physicians Inc. Dr. Rush provided disease state management services in areas including anticoagulation, heart failure, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, smoking cessation, weight loss, thyroid disease, and peripheral arterial disease. Additionally while at Physicians Inc., he obtained status as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). Dr. Rush also had a strong focus in the education and training of young pharmacists having served as a preceptor and assistant clinical professor of pharmacy for Ohio Northern University and as the Residency Program Director for Physicians Inc./Ohio Northern University from 2006-2010. As a result of his efforts, he was awarded the Ohio Northern University Preceptor of The Year Award in 2010. In 2010 Dr. Rush became the director of ONU HealthWise, an employee disease state and medication therapy management clinic for the employees and retirees of Ohio Northern University and their families. The clinic is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of certified diabetes educators, exercise physiologists, nurses, nutrition coaches, pharmacists and PGY-1 pharmacy residents focusing on providing preventive health services and monitoring of chronic conditions including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and tobacco abuse. In addition to establishing and directing this new clinic, his duties also include serving as preceptor to two university-supported PGY1 residencies with rotations in the employee health clinic and as the residency program director for a multisite PGY1 residency encompassing the employee health clinic, a rural health-system, and a physician office practice in family medicine
Dr. Kelly Shields is a pharmacist with a background in community practice, drug information research, and medical writing. She holds the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and has completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Natural Products Information and Research. She is currently Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of the Drug Information Center at Ohio Northern University. She has extensively researched and published in the areas of natural products, herbs, and dietary supplements. She has previous summer camp experience at the University with "Girls in Engineering, Math & Sciences" camp.
Dr. David Kinder is a medicinal chemist with a Bachelor's Degree from Purdue, a Master's from Indiana, and his Ph.D. from Illinois. He did his post-doctoral work at the Mayo Clinic in Developmental Oncology Research under Dr. Ames. Dr. Kinder is Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Ohio Northern University, where he has served for 14 years. He has particular interest and experience with medicinal plants grown in the "four corners" region of the southwestern U.S. He has an active research laboratory with strong student involvement. Dr. Kinder is the parent of two children and serves as advisor to Phi Delta Chi professional fraternity.
The Pharmacy Summer Honors Institute will use a combination of facilities on campus and will be going on two field trips. Facilities on campus will include a chemistry laboratory, a pharmaceutical research laboratory, our Drug Information Center, our Pharmacy Skills Center, the Pierstorf Pharmacy Museum, and selected classroom and building lounge areas. Off campus, we will make field trips to the Tidd Farm, a biological wetlands field station owned by Ohio Northern, and to see four different pharmacy practice settings.
What to bring?
There are always questions about what to bring to an overnight or week long activity. Here are some suggestions: There will be several laboratory exercises, you are required to wear closed-toed shoes in the laboratory. In addition, you should wear comfortable clothing for these activities. I suggest that you bring some business causal clothing for the pharmacy manufacturing site field trip. And lastly, we have outside activities such as collection of field specimens, which will require hiking through wooded and field areas where you will be required to wear hiking shoes.
You will want to bring a small amount of spending money since the university bookstore is usually open. Also, you can bring along some of your favorite snacks although there are vending machines located on campus, a local grocery store, and a Rite Aid for unplanned essentials.
Bring a cell phone or calling card to make long-distance calls, sometimes Ada has poor reception for cell phones for such carriers as AT&T and Nextel. If you have a camera you may want to bring it. There are always picture perfect events all week long. The dorms are lockable and secure so you should be able to bring normal things such as clock radios, small CD players, or alarm clocks.
List of essentials aside from normal everyday apparel
- Alarm clock
- Soap, comb/brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc.
- Insect repellent – DEET-based works best, Off Brand, pump instead of aerosol.
- Ball Cap
- Extra socks
- A pair of long jeans or slacks
- Shorts, shirts or blouses
- One nice outfit (khaki slacks/polo shirt) for field trip and presentation
- Sweatshirt/jacket (classrooms are air conditioned and can be cool)
- Rain gear
- Comfortable shoes, closed toed shoes, shoes to be worn in the gym
- Swimwear, Beach towel
- Flashlight with new batteries
- If you anticipate washing clothes, bring along a small container of clothes detergent and quarters for the washing machines
- Bed sheets for a single extra long bed, pillow and blanket
What you do NOT need to bring?
Towels are provided. There will be snacks and bottled water provided during the day and evening. Do not bring candles or incense, TV, dart board, draperies, drum set, electric guitars, electric blankets, fireworks, fish net wall hangings, flags, firearms, halogen lamps, hot plates, microwave ovens, pet snakes, spiders, lizards, cats, dogs, birds and fish, sunlamps, heat lamps and space heaters, toaster ovens, valuables, water beds or weights.