On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the American University of Health Sciences Foundation hosted their 6th Annual Health and Wellness Fair. Sponsors for the event included: Superior Grocers, Maniaci Insurance Services Inc., Brand New Day Extra Care (HMO), Seal Real Estate, Ralphs Supermarket, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and American University of Health Sciences. It was a day filled with excitement and hope. AUHS Foundation Program Director, Lieu Dang Suss organized the exceptional event. By 10:00 a.m. the campus parking lot was buzzing with students, staff, faculty, and vendors volunteering their time and services by offering free flu shots, free health screenings and free medication reviews to everyone in attendance. Books were given to children in attendance and they were able to participate in activities such as face painting, pumpkin decorating, and playing video games, Hundreds of bags of free groceries were offered to families. Prior to the event, the university distributed hundreds of grocery vouchers to various local charitable organizations, local elementary schools, and social services agencies.
It think its tremendous from multiple perspectives its good for both students and eventually pharmacy students to be involved in the community and put into practice what they are learning in class and in clinical rotations. It is important also from the perspective of the community where they see how the university is contributing to their welfare and their needs and how the school can serve the community and be part of the community. They believe the event was a success given the hundreds of people we ended up immunizing.
Dr. Arjun Dutta, Dean, School of Pharmacy
Recent AUHS Events
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