Prof. Rowena Schwartz, Pharm D, BCOP

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Prof. Rowena Schwartz, Pharm D, BCOP

Prof Rowena Schwartz
University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy, Cinncinati, OH, USA
February 24th To March 3th, 2020
Prof. Rowena Schwartz, Pharm D, BCOP visited the Faculty of Pharmacy, MIU, from February 24th to March 3rd, 2020. During her visit, Prof Schwartz gave lectures to 5th year pharmacy students on oncologic diseases and their proper pharmacotherapeutic approaches. In addition, She also discussed the supportive care required for cancer patients.

Prof. Phani Tej Adidam Visit

Between February 14th and February 21st 2020, Prof. Phani Tej Adidam visited the Faculty of Business Administration and International Trade. Professor Adidam is “Executive Management Education” Professor and the Chairman of the Marketing and Management department, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), USA. His research focuses on Brand Management, Competitive Intelligence, Consumption Experiences and Decision Making.
Prof. Adidam’s work is published in the top marketing publications such as Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, and Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice.
During his visit, Prof. Adidam gave lectures in three marketing-major classes: Marketing Research, Marketing Strategy and Special Topics in Marketing. He enriched the classes with his wide range of industry and academic expertise. The sessions were of extreme academic benefit for the students.

Prof. Phani Tej Adidam Visit

Prof. Phani Tej Adidam will be visiting the Faculty of Business Administration and International Trade between February 14th to February 21st, 2020.
Currently, Prof. Phani is Executive Management Education Professor and Chair of the Department of Marketing and Management, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), USA. Research interests of professor Adidam include Brand Management, Competitive Intelligence, Consumption Experiences and Decision Making.
During his visit, Prof. Phani will be will be giving lectures in several topics in Marketing Research, Marketing Strategy and Special Topics in Marketing.

Prof. Rowena Schwartz, Pharm D, BCOP is visiting the Faculty of Pharmacy

Prof Rowena Schwartz
University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy,
Cinncinati, OH, USA
February 24th to March 3rd, 2020
Prof. Rowena Schwartz, Pharm D, BCOP is visiting the Faculty of Pharmacy, MIU, from February 24th to March 3rd, 2020. During her visit, Dr Schwartz will be giving lectures to 5th year Pharmacy students on oncologic diseases and their proper pharmacotherapeutic approaches. The lectures will also include explanation of the supportive care required for cancer patients.

Prof. Naser Z. Alsharif Visit

Prof. Dr. Naser Z. Alsharif, Pharm.D., Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacy Sciences, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, Creighton University, is visiting the Faculty of Pharmacy, MIU, from February 23rd till March 5th , 2020. During this period, Dr. Alsharif will be teaching to the third year Pharmacy students part of the Medicinal Chemistry II course. He will be also holding a seminar for Pharmacy and Dentistry staff.

St. John’s University International Student Program, School of Pharmacy, New York

During this summer (July 22nd –August 2nd, 2019), four senior pharmacy students and four recent graduates had the opportunity to join St. John’s University  Pharmacy International Student Program. This program provided a great opportunity for the students to get an overview of the healthcare system in the United States and understand the role of the clinical pharmacist in different healthcare settings. The program included 6 days of the following theoretical didactic lectures on General introduction to the profession of pharmacy in the United States:

  • Interprofessional, intraprofessional and professional dimensions of the practice of pharmacy
  • Introduction to drug information
  • Introduction to medication errors
  • Introduction to Medication Therapy Management and the Pharmacist Patient Care Process
  • Introduction to evidence-based medicine
  • Statistics review for pharmacists: Applying study results to patient Care
  • Mastering journal club presentation
  • Introduction to ethics in pharmacy practice
  • Pharmacists and Immunizations

Within these 6 days, students attended 2 skills labs on;

  • Patient Simulation Laboratory
  • Drug Information Center

The best part of the program was during the following week, where the students were able to job shadow with clinical pharmacists and professors in different healthcare settings as follow; Outpatient Pharmacy, Inpatient Pharmacy, Intensive Care Unit, Hospice Care, Emergency Department, Cardiology Department and Internal Medicine Department. Students were able to observe the use of technology in pharmacy practice and the use of electronic medical records. Moreover, students were able to see how pharmacists co-work with other healthcare professionals.
We had also a visit to an independent living facility and skilled nursing facility and were able to understand the role of pharmacists in such institutions.
On the social level, many social activities were included in this program. We were invited several times to lunch or dinner by the Dean of Pharmacy, Dr Ebtesam Ahmed and Hira Shafiq.
My recommendation is to extend the hospital shadowing program another week so that the students have a deeper opportunity to practice. Instead, the job shadowing duration could be elongated especially the Critical Care and Internal Medicine Department rounds.

Prof. Ebtesam Ahmed’s visit

Prof Dr. Ebtesam Ahmed
St John’s University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,
New York, New York, USA
Sunday September 29th- Thursday October 10th, 2019

Prof. Ebtesam Ahmed, Pharm D, St John’s University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, New York, USA, visited the Faculty of Pharmacy, MIU, from September 29th till October 10th, 2019. During her visit, Dr. Ebtesam gave lectures to 5th year pharmacy students on a variety of medical topics such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hepatitis C and Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome. She effectively covered the recent guidelines and pharmacotherapeutic approaches used in management of these diseases.

Prof Dr. Ebtesam Ahmed visit

Prof Dr. Ebtesam Ahmed
St John’s University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,
New York, New York, USA
September 27th- October 11th 2019
Prof. Ebtesam Ahmed, Pharm D, will visit the Faculty of Pharmacy, MIU, from September 27th till October 11th 2019. During her visit, Dr. Ebtesam will be lecturing 5th year pharmacy students on the common Bone and Hepatic Diseases as well as Irritable Bowel Disease and their pharmacotherapeutic approaches. She will also lead case discussions with the department and TAs of the Clinical Pharmacy department.

Dr. Hira Shafiq, Pharm D, BCPS is visiting the Faculty of Pharmacy, MIU

Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
St. John’s University, Queens, NY
6-19 April, 2019

Dr. Hira Shafiq, Pharm D, BCPS is visiting the Faculty of Pharmacy, MIU, from April 6th to April19th, 2019. During her visit, Dr Shafiq will give lectures to 4th year pharmacy students on cardiovascular diseases and their proper pharmacotherapeutic approaches. In addition, she will highlight the role of clinical pharmacy in the ambulatory care setting, as well as the advances in cardiovascular medications.

MCM establishes new student exchange program

The Mass Communication department has established a new student exchange program with Visiting Professor Shaun T. Schafer of Metropolitan State University (MSU) during his 6th visit to MIU. The student exchange program will offer transferable courses that allow Al-Alsun & Mass Communication students to spend a semester abroad at MSU’s Department of Journalism & Technical Communication (College of Professional Studies) in Colorado ,USA, without any delays in their graduation plans. During his two-week visit to MIU, Professor Schafer discussed the topic : “Egypt in Western Media” with highly engaged and interactive students of the Seminar of Current Affairs course (SER200). Furthermore, he conducted numerous lectures during a variety of courses on writing good editorials, preparing complete online news package, new trends in online news, and writing online press releases. Professor Schafer also held his first public lecture for the Mass Communication MA students on the latest research trends in the mass communication field in the United States. He discussed interesting PhD programs offered in the U.S. and all the different programs offered by the best universities with all their requirements. In addition, he discussed the means of reaching out to researchers in the U.S. for future research projects, highlighting researches of interdisciplinary nature.