September 2008
From the Dean's Desk

In the Loop:
Upcoming College Events

September 6
Experience UIC
Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, Ill.


September 6
APhA-ASP Golf Outing
Woodbine Golf Course
14240 W. 151st St., Homer Glen, Ill.

September 12
ICHP College Reception
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Drury Lane Oak Brook
100 Drury Ln., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.


September 21
Chicago Waterways Boat Tours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mercury Skyline Cruiseline
Corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr., Chicago, Ill.


November 17
AAPS Alumni & Student Reception
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Omni Hotel @ CNN Center
100 CNN Ctr., Atlanta, Ga.


January 14
Arizona Dean's Luncheon
Place and Time TBA


April 17
Reunion Welcome Reception & Tour
5:00 p.m.
COP Lobby
833 South Wood St., Chicago, Ill.


April 18
Pharmacy Alumni Reunion
10:00 am. - 11:00 p.m.
UIC Forum
725 West Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, Ill.

September 26, 2009
Sesquicentennial Gala
The Field Museum
1400 South Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Ill.







In the News

Executive Associate Dean Jan Engle talks at-home testing with Chicago's ABC 7 News.

Clinical Associate Professor Frank Paloucek on using Puffer Fish as a murder weapon in the Chicago Tribune.

Professor Richard Van Breemen talks about the benefits of hops and beer with Chicago's ABC 7.

Rockford excitedly awaits the College of Pharmacy's arrival.












What's New?

Moved? Married? Promoted? Have a new addition to the family? Taken a trip? E-newsletter feedback? Let us know! We'd love to hear from you. Please forward any information to the Pharmacy Alumni Office:

833 S. Wood St., MC 874
Chicago, IL 60612
Fax: (312) 413-1910


Save the Date!

2009 Alumni Weekend


Mark your calendars for the 2009 Pharmacy Alumni Reunion, April 17 & 18, at the brand-new UIC Forum located at the corner of Halsted and Roosevelt in Chicago. Be sure to join us for a fun-filled weekend and reminisce with friends both new and old. Interested in becoming a class agent and helping reach out to your classmates? Contact Deb Fox in the Pharmacy Alumni Office by e-mail at or by phone at (312) 996-0160. Be sure to watch the Pharmacy Reunion Web page as more information becomes available. A recap of the 2008 Reunion will be featured in the upcoming fall edition of UIC Pharmacist.



Mortar & Pestle Society Honored


On June 27, the college held its very first event to honor alumni and friends who are members of the Mortar & Pestle Society. The Mortar & Pestle Society is a group comprised of generous individuals who support the college with annual gifts of $1,000 or more, or have cumulatively given $10,000 or more. Attendees enjoyed a beautiful evening at the Chicago Illuminating Company and received a special thank you for their continued dedication to strengthening the legacy of the college. Currently just over 90 alumni and friends are members of this special society. To learn more about the Mortar & Pestle Society, contact Louis Wright in the Office of Advancement by phone at (312) 355-0833 or by e-mail at


Award Nominations Sought

2003 Alumnus of the Year Robert Piepho, BS '65, presents the 2005
Alumnus of the Year award to George Patterson, BS '65.

Do you know an outstanding alumnus? Chances are you do! The Pharmacy Alumni Office currently seeks nominations for the 2009 Pharmacy Alumni Awards. The following awards will be presented at the 2008 Pharmacy Alumni Reunion next spring:
            Rising Star Award – This honor recognizes alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years and have distinguished themselves in their career while showing great promise for the future.
            Jesse Steward Service Award – Named in honor of a former faculty member, this award recognizes a person who has been generous in his/her service to the profession, the community and/or the college.
            Sister Margaret Wright Graduate Award – Named in honor of a doctoral student, this award recognizes an alumnus with an advanced pharmacy degree who has a distinguished reputation in the areas of service or research.
            Alumnus of the Year – The college’s highest honor, this award recognizes a graduate who stands as an innovator, exhibits leadership, and has contributed significantly to the pharmacy profession.

To nominate an individual, simply fill out the online form available here. Or, send a recommendation letter and the nominee’s C.V. or resume to the Pharmacy Alumni Office .

Pharmacy Alumni Office
UIC College of Pharmacy
833 S. Wood St., MC 874
Chicago, IL 60612
Fax: (312) 413-1910




Changes to UIAA Membership uiaa

Recently the University of Illinois Alumni Association updated its 136 year-old dues-based structure to automatically extend membership to all graduates and currently enrolled students at no charge. Members who become Sustaining Members by giving an annual gift of $50 or more enjoy additional exclusive benefits, including print copies of UIC Alumni Magazine. Alumni who became Life Members prior to the change remain Life Members. A complete description of how the Alumni Association supports the University, alumni and students as well as membership levels and associated benefits are available at




Have You Accepted the Challenge?


Meet the Class of 2011. By the time they graduate, each
student may owe more than $75,000 in student loans.

In August, alumni Joseph Green and John Kirklys, both PharmD '90, issued a challenge to all COP classes: Who can raise the most money for the Sesquicentennial Scholarship? The Sesquicentennial Scholarship will not only be the first-ever college scholarship to be established solely by alumni, but it also will be the first scholarship to cover the full tuition for its recipient. There is no better way to celebrate 150 years of pharmacy excellence than to support students, the future of the college and the profession. Classes are competing in the categories of largest dollars raised, largest individual gift and largest average individual gift. For more information and class challenge updates, visit

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