Aetna Releases 2005 African American History Calendar; Calendar highlights African American pharmacists health care contributions.HARTFORD, Conn. -- Aetna (NYSE NYSE
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AET Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc. ) today released the 24th edition of its African American History African American history is the portion of American history that specifically discusses the African American or Black American ethnic group in the United States. Most African Americans are the descendants of African slaves held in the United States from 1619 to 1865. Calendar, which recognizes the work of African American African American Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race. pharmacists in health care. The calendar has become an important educational tool that is utilized by many schools across the country in demonstrating the contributions of African Americans. Proceeds from the sale of the 2005 calendar will benefit the National Pharmaceutical Association Foundation, which funds scholarships for members of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association.
"Over the past 24 years, Aetna has been proud to produce a calendar that recognizes the many important and lasting contributions that African Americans have made to our society," said John W. Rowe, M.D., Aetna chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "We are particularly pleased that our 2005 calendar highlights the important service to health care in America made by African American pharmacists."
The 2005 African American History Calendar recognizes the following individuals:
Henry Lewis III, Pharm.D., professor and director for the College of Pharmacy A college of pharmacy generally refers to a tertiary educational institution (or part of such an institution) which is involved in the education of future pharmacists and pharmaconomists. and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida A & M University (FAMU FAMU Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
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James Colbert, Pharm.D., U.S. Army officer and active in pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.
Of or relating to pediatrics. care associations.
Sybil Richard, R.Ph., M.H.A., Esq., Florida's Bureau Chief of Medicaid Pharmacy Services.
Sylester Flowers, R.Ph., operates a single state-of-the-art facility serving an ethnically diverse low-income community in California.
Marvene Augustus, Pharm.D., R.Ph., pharmacy manager, instructor and adjunct professor at Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine.
Charles A. Champion, D.Ph., registered pharmacist and expert herbalist herb·al·ist
1. One who grows, collects, or specializes in the use of herbs, especially medicinal herbs.
2. See herb doctor. at Champion Pharmacy and Herb Store in Memphis, Tennessee.
Lieutenant Colonel Jasper W. Watkins III, M.S.A., R.Ph., N.P., B.C.N.P., officer in United States Army United States Army
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Miriam A. Mobley Smith, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor and coordinator of Academic Programs in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago This article is about the University of Illinois at Chicago. For other uses, see University of Illinois at Chicago (disambiguation).
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Ene I. Ette, Ph.D., F.C.P., F.C.C.P., head of clinical pharmacology at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Lenore T. Coleman, Pharm.D., C.D.E., F.A.S.H.P, co-owner of Total Diabetes Care and Medical Supplies, an ADA-certified education center.
DZ Washington, Pharm.D., M.B.A., works at Priority Healthcare, a biologics pharmacy that distributes protein-based therapies used to treat conditions such as hepatitis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
Arcelia M. Johnson-Fannin, Pharm.D., R.Ph., only female to have started two schools of pharmacy, one at University of Incarnate Word and one at Hampton University.
Ira C. Robinson, Ph.D., R.Ph, former Dean and Professor of Pharmacy, Florida A & M University College of Pharmacy and Howard University College of Pharmacy.
The calendar will be available in electronic form on Aetna's diversity web site, www.aetna.com/diversity/aahcalendar/2005/index.html. It may also be ordered for $4.00 by making a check payable to Aetna and sending the request to: Aetna Calendar, Corporate Communications, 151 Farmington Avenue, RWAB, Hartford, CT 06156.
As one of the nation's leading providers of health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, disability and long-term care benefits, Aetna puts information and helpful resources to work for its approximately 13.6 million medical members, 11.6 million dental members, 8.3 million pharmacy members and 13.3 million group insurance members to help them make better informed decisions about their health care and protect their finances against health-related risks. Aetna provides easy access to cost-effective health care through a nationwide network of more than 646,000 health care professionals, including over 385,000 primary care and specialist doctors and 3,908 hospitals. For more information, please visit www.aetna.com. (Figures as of September 30, 2004)