Pharmacy Day facts found on UA Mall

Tina Phan, a second year pharmacy student, checks the blood pressure of Amy Nguyen, a pre-pharmacy sophomore, during Pharmacy Day on the UA Mall on Thursday.

Tina Phan, a second year pharmacy student, checks the blood pressure of Amy Nguyen, a pre-pharmacy sophomore, during Pharmacy Day on the UA Mall on Thursday.

Stephen Real

HIV awareness, women’s health, condom use, diabetes screening, asthma screening, blood pressure tests and hypertension tests are just a few of the booths that were set up at Pharmacy Day on the UA Mall on Wednesday.

During the event, which was established in honor of National Pharmacist Month, students were able to get information about the College of Pharmacy and find out about their own health at the same time. Some of the larger booths included information about HIV/AIDS as well the importance of practicing safe sex.

There were also booths set up to help students with issues such as diabetes and asthma screening, as well as blood pressure.

“”I was surprised to see a lot of interesting things going on here. It’s really great,”” said interdisciplinary studies junior Justin Peterson, who was getting his blood pressure checked.

Other events at Pharmacy Day included games such as trying to guess how many M&Ms were in a jar and free root beer floats.

Students mingled with other members of the community at the event.

Tucson resident Charlie Anzalone said he was impressed by the event. “”Awesome. Educational. It allows students to participate with their peers and the public.””

Also on hand were advisers and students from the College of Pharmacy, who were willing to help out students with any questions they might have with regard to their careers as a pharmacist. Adviser Margaret Baker said the day was very important to students.

“”There are free asthma screenings, free diabetes screenings, there is information about the College of Pharmacy,”” he said.