Two members of the College of Pharmacy faculty and an alumna of the program presented at the 68th Indian Pharmacy Congress in December 2016. M. Chandra Sekar, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical science; Gregory Reardon, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacy practice and Sweta Andrews, Pharm.D. ‘14, traveled to the port city of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India to attend the Congress. Scott Gier, Pharm.D., director of pharmacy at Wyandot County (Ohio) Hospital and a preceptor for UF pharmacy students, accompanied the group and also presented.
Sekar accompanies UF pharmacy students to India for their advanced pharmacy practice rotation and has developed student and faculty exchange programs with selected Indian institutions for the past six years. He hopes that UF students traveling to India in the future will be able to participate in Indian Pharmacy Congress meetings. More than 9,000 delegates participated in the Congress in December.
The University of Findlay provides many opportunities for students and faculty to have global teaching and learning experiences. In addition to the pharmacy practice rotation in India, UF pharmacy students have traveled to several other countries to participate in service learning projects.