Leading Change Experience (Past Initiatives)

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy offered its first leadership course in 2007. At that time, we also began the development of the Leadership Emphasis Area (LEA). The LEA is a coordinated 18 credit series of didactic, experiential and self-directed coursework aimed at preparing pharmacy students to lead change.

Approximately 10% of U of M pharmacy students graduate having completed the Leadership Emphasis Area.

Class of 2022

Class of 2022

Brandon Anderson - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Fostering a culture that encourages practicing the skills of lifelong learning while still in school to help students succeed in their future pharmacy practice.

Kendra Buettner - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Provide high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the profession of pharmacy as they begin to think and plan for their futures, while also being able to serve as a resource/mentor for those students who have greater interest.

Anthony Culbertson - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort:  Bringing all College of Pharmacy class cohorts together at monthly events that are free of charge with a goal to de-stress, network, and take time to focus on our well-being.

Ashley Goble - Duluth
The focus of Change Effort:  Our change effort is focused on getting Narcan Education and Training (NET) as a requirement for all UMN pharmacy students.

Erin Host - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort:  We desire to brand a team of Student Ambassadors that provide positive, consistent encounters with prospective students without diluting their diverse experiences as part of the PharmD program. 

Roland Johnson - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Challenge UMD pharmacy students to implement the lifestyle changes that we counsel our patients on, in order to develop a deeper empathy for them. 

Seth Johnson - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Providing increased support to students to assist them in being confident and successful in the PCLC lab, along with helping to foster their growth as a student pharmacist and develop lifelong skills that will be used in their future practice. 

Mandie Kaiser - Duluth
The focus of Change Effort:  Our change effort is focused on getting Narcan Education and Training (NET) as a requirement for all UMN pharmacy students.

Connie Khong - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Improve wellness, reduce stress, and promote balance among pharmacy students.

Mikaela Leifeld - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Improve wellness, reduce harmful stress, and promote balance among pharmacy students.

Marrea Peters - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Improve wellness, reduce harmful stress, and promote balance among pharmacy students.

Matthew Pratt - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Bringing all College of Pharmacy class cohorts together at monthly events that are free of charge with a goal to de-stress, network, and take time to focus on our well-being.

Maggie Ruschmeyer - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Provide high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the profession of pharmacy as they begin to think and plan for their futures, while also being able to serve as a resource/mentor for those students who have greater interest.

Becca Sauter - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Educating UMN College of Pharmacy students about opportunities for advocacy involvement in MN and across the US as a whole.

Caitlin Schanz - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Class Representatives striving to create a culture of increased communication among and between students and faculty to establish long lasting change through continual discussion and feedback. 

Rachel Theismann - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Challenge UMD pharmacy students to implement the lifestyle changes that we counsel our patients on, in order to develop a deeper empathy for them.

Megan Traxler - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Class Representatives striving to create a culture of increased communication among and between students and faculty to establish long lasting change through continual discussion and feedback.

Mariah Verdin - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: To provide additional and easily referenceable counseling material on vaccinations and hormone injectable therapies for pharmacy students in community pharmacy settings.

Michelle Ann Wasan - Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Providing increased support to students to assist them in being confident and successful in the PCLC lab, along with helping to foster their growth as a student pharmacist and develop lifelong skills that will be used in their future practice.

Class of 2021

Class of 2021

Jacob Anderson, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Providing additional opportunities for students to gain valuable, real-world experiences in managed care pharmacy.

Danielle Armbruster, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: My goal is to change the opinion the community holds of pharmacists, as many people think they are “pill pushers”.

Laura Baysinger, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Reduce stress in the pharmaceutical skills lab and guide pharmacy students towards finding success in order to facilitate learning and develop astute future pharmacists.

Chelsea Bolier, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Creating a sustainable curriculum of leadership development opportunities open to all health professional/health science students through the medium of the CHIP Executive Council.

Sara Bugliosi, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Practice advancement–providing inspiration and guidance; encouraging students to take an active role in shaping the future direction of our profession.

Savannah Burnside, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Improving student experience and education in order to enhance student confidence and ability to advocate for and educate patients on vaccines.

Sarah Christiansen, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: I aspired to create a culture of increased student engagement in pharmacy policy and advocacy.

Ariel Clark, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Give students, faculty, and staff, at the College of Pharmacy both the tools they require and the confidence they need to make a life-saving impact through suicide prevention.

Melissa Classon, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Building meaningful connections and increase interprofessional networking and team working opportunities for health care students from UMD and the College of St. Scholastica.

Cassie DeGoey, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Building lasting connections between students, faculty, and staff in the College of Pharmacy on the UMD campus over a dish-to-pass meal.

John Goenner, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: The focus of our leadership initiative was to empower students to approach stress and self care in school, their careers, and their personal lives while networking with others in the College of Pharmacy (CoP).

Mark Gooley, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Cross-Campus Gaming is focused on mending and building relationships across the two campuses through fun activities and games.

Erika Harvey, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Practice advancement–providing inspiration and guidance; encouraging students to take an active role in shaping the future direction of our profession.

Hoa Huynh, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Improving the community’s knowledge about OTC medications use for their better well-being.

Taylor Kaiser, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Making lasting adaptable changes to the pharmacy curriculum and the way leaders think about connectivity within our pharmacy community to promote stronger relationships between pharmacy students, college faculty, and pharmacists in the community.

Johanna Katroscik, Duluth
Title of Change Effort: Interprofessional Duluth Student Organization; Center for Health Interprofessional Programs Representative.

Reid Larson, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort:  To improve pulmonary health education and student outcomes within College of Pharmacy.

Emily Lekah, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Making lasting adaptable changes to the pharmacy curriculum and the way leaders think about connectivity within our pharmacy community to promote stronger relationships between pharmacy students, college faculty, and pharmacists in the community.

Angelyn Leipold, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Reduce stress in the pharmaceutical skills lab and guide pharmacy students towards finding success in order to facilitate learning and develop astute future pharmacists.

Deandra Lundeen, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: The focus of our change effort was to have students participate in various challenges focused on trying to implement lifestyle modifications that we educate our patients on into their own lives so as pharmacists we can better relate to our patients and better educate on these.

Stacey Mckenzie, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Developing an ever-changing and lasting pharmacy internship that positively impacts the students and staff at Burnett Medical Center.

Kailey Meyer, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Practice advancement–providing inspiration and guidance; encouraging students to take an active role in shaping the future direction of our profession.

Allison Miller, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Clinic quality improvement; creating a sustainable change to data collection and utilization at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic.

Mack Rahnenfuehrer, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort:  Build strong and long-lasting relationships among health professional students.

Bobbi Jo Schuttemeier, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort:  The focus of our change effort was to have students participate in various challenges focused on trying to implement lifestyle modifications that we educate our patients on into their own lives so as pharmacists we can better relate to our patients  and better educate on these. 

Katie Sheetz, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: The LEA Connection: bringing LEA alumni and current students together through leadership in pharmacy.

Jesse Skogstad, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort:  The focus of our leadership initiative was to empower students to approach stress and self-care in school, their careers, and their personal lives while networking with others in the College of Pharmacy (CoP).

McKenzie Skurat, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Introducing new learning and networking opportunities into the current internship program at Methodist hospital to help student pharmacists develop further in their pharmacy careers.

Jim Sullivan, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Changing the mindset behind how the Phillip’s Neighborhood Clinic’s leadership positions are viewed to increase interest in the positions.

Erik Swanson, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Cross-Campus Gaming is focused on mending and building relationships across the two campuses through fun activities and games.

Natallia West, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: To promote general well-being of students and reduce burn out rate.

Sarah Wong, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: My goal for this leading change experience is to change the culture of the Rho Chi Society into being an organization that is beneficial and supportive for its members.

Lucas Vandergon, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Project Breathe is a student led initiative to improve pulmonary health and education both within the school and the surrounding community. It is a two-pronged initiative, with one focusing on community health and education, and the other promoting learning opportunities for students enrolled in the CoP.

Class of 2020

Class of 2020

Jotham Apungu, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Creating partnerships between urban secondary-education institutions and health professional programs with the goal of increasing engagement, sharing of experiences, and empowerment to historically underserved communities.

Jessica Bentley, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Fostering student engagement with the experiential education process through expanded resources and communication throughout the IPPE and APPE curriculum.

Jenna Boudreau, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: My leading change experience focused on changing the culture that surrounds the laboratory experience at the College of Pharmacy.

Melanie Breuer, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Retaining and increasing member excitement, engagement, and involvement in the Delta Psi (Duluth) chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.

Brianna Ferrell, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Enhancing the preparation and performance of PharmD Year 1 and 2 students in the Pharmaceutical Care Skills Lab course sequence, which includes patient education, sterile compounding/IV technique, and non-sterile compounding.  

Elizabeth Fox, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Increasing student awareness and involvement in lung disease and educating community members with asthma/COPD. 

Rebecca Grams, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: IDSO provides interprofessional experiences for healthcare students in the Duluth area and prepares them to be active, successful members of a future healthcare team.

Taylor Grupa, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Working towards shifting the culture at the College of Pharmacy to a place where students aren’t afraid to ask for help and know where to turn for the help that they need. 

Makoto Hang, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: The goal of this leadership project is to help create a centralized place that all student volunteers can access to receive updates about the clinic, have access to their resources specific to their volunteer roles, and to learn more about the clinic as a whole.

Jared Harm, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: A commitment-free outlet for students to relieve stress and focus on mental well-being while connecting the entire College of Pharmacy.

Trevor Hilk, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: ​A commitment-free outlet for students to relieve stress and focus on mental well-being while connecting the entire College of Pharmacy. 

Skyler Hubbard, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Promoting physical wellbeing of pharmacy students to not only lead better lives for themselves, but also to have a solid foundation to advise and teach future patients. 

Megan (Olander) Hundertmark, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: To present pharmacy policy and advocacy efforts to students in a way that enables them to realize that they too are credible members of the pharmacy community and can work towards shaping the future of pharmacy practice. 

Steve Huynh, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Promoting physical wellbeing of pharmacy students to not only lead better lives for themselves, but also to have a solid foundation to advise and teach future patients.

Kayla Jensen, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: The focus of my change effort is to build relationships between LEA students and alumni to continue leadership development.

Jake Klockers, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Working to promote a culture of trust and accountability within the student body and faculty to reduce cases of academic misconduct.

Jennine Kotnik, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Improving the student transition into the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy by organizing academic, organizational, career, and student life resources.

Robert Lolcoma, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Providing PharmD students with a tool that will help guide them through their professional development.

Tuesday McAuliffe Staehler, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Transforming the values and beliefs of student pharmacists regarding their career development and future growth in preparation for transitioning into the next generation of pharmacists, innovative practitioners, and leaders in the profession.

Kristina Nemitz, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: To advocate for better awareness and acceptance of cannabis as medicine among healthcare professionals, to create a pharmacy internship position within Minnesota Medical Solutions (cannabis dispensary), and to recruit pharmacy students to engage in employment with MNmed to carry on the internship.

Thu Ha Nguyen, Duluth
Focus of Change effort: IDSO provides interprofessional experiences for healthcare students in  the Duluth area and prepares them to be active, successful members of a future healthcare team. 

Carolyn O'Donnell, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: To inspire students to become more involved in global health opportunities to help grow and shape their pharmacy careers. 

Morgan Olhausen, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: To improve the practices and change the perception of student-led patient outreach activities.

Caitlin Pederson, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: My goal was to create a united College of Pharmacy and remove the current tension that exists between the two campuses.

Jessica Raines, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: I am focused on connecting LEA students to each other and also with LEA alumni. 

Jane Storey and Paul Trisko, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Meds to Beds Implementation at Children’s Minnesota Surgery Cente

Kyle Wamsley, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: ACCP; expanding clinical learning opportunities and personal growth development of Duluth chapter members.

Brandon Westmoreland, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: A commitment-free outlet for students to relieve stress and focus on mental well-being while connecting the entire College of Pharmacy.

Cameron Wing, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: A cultural change is needed to in order to encourage students to become more engaged in the groups and organizations they choose to belong to, and for these organizations to create an environment that fosters and promotes this improved level of engagement.

Linda Xiong, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Creating a desirable pharmacy internship program at Bethesda Hospital by adding value and meaning to internship positions by incorporating the professional practice of product checking.

Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Sara Brown, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Empower students at the College of Pharmacy to make their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their colleagues a priority.

Jennifer Burton, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Evaluating empathy instruction and assessment of listening skills.

Susan Chhen, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Providing Asthma awareness among children and adolescents.

Alexanna Gluck and Courtney Pahl, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: With USP <800> implementation inevitable, we saw opportunities to close the knowledge gap between regulators and reality for the Children’s Minnesota pharmacy department.

Tara Haakonson, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Implement an exam standard in the curriculum between in the end of the semester and finals week to improve student well-being and/or exam performance.

Emily Harder, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Improving inpatient pharmacy intern training and overall work experience.

Tammy Ho, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Creating more opportunities for Duluth students to interact with other health professional students.

Karlyn Hood, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Uniting students and faculty behind a common goal of continually being dedicated to improvement within our college through collaboration and mutual respect.

Jeremy Kobany, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: The pursuit of a society free from prescription abuse starts with a change to the way we as healthcare professionals communicate the risks. I declare we can do better to prevent the development of opioid abuse.

Pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professionals in our communities and are trusted with translating medication information to their patients. This makes the pharmacist an ideal source for public awareness, especially when there is an unfulfilled need or danger that can be addressed with their action.
Leftover opioids form this need as they can be a point of entry for abuse and misuse. Our society has accepted that keeping unused medications in our homes is normal and are still somewhat reluctant and unaware of how to avoid this practice. Changing this “norm” starts with awareness, led by pharmacists through simple actionable implementation such as counseling on medication disposal and empowering patients in their healthcare decisions.
While medication disposal is just one step, focusing on patient-centered solutions will drive this change to prevent an epidemic.

Sherry Le, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Strengthening the presence of the Pathway program, increasing student accountability, and ensuring longevity under the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA).

Rachel Lukas, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Improvement of the St. Joseph’s intern program to benefit both the hospital and the intern by streamlining the onboarding process, creating program structure, and increasing utilization of intern clinical knowledge.

Kelsey McMurtry, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Making a lasting culture change by blurring and ultimately erasing the “barriers” currently existing between the various classes of the UMD College of Pharmacy.

Nadira Mohamed, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Tackling mental health issues through education, dialogue and professional development amongst students and the greater community.

Jenny Nguyen, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Providing more opportunities for students to participate in an interprofessional collaboration abroad through a medical service trip.

Sarah Patton, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Connecting the College of Pharmacy – to bring together students from different classes and to help create a community-focused atmosphere.

Caroline Patz, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: The focus of my change effort is the expansion of pediatric services for patients at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, working to ensure comprehensive care is provided to all residents of the Phillips Neighborhood.

Kelly Potz, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Bridging the health insurance education gap to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.

Marissa Sanow, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Expanding American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) to provide students a platform to explore career pathways in consultant pharmacy.

Tiffany Thurmes, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Internship expansion; enhancing intern’s scope of practice, clinical skills, and decision-making.

Deann Tims, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Advocate for the pharmacy profession by promoting health and wellbeing among elementary school aged children in our local communities.

Louis Wimmer, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Empower students at the College of Pharmacy to make their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their colleagues a priority.

Andy Yip, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Reinforcing positives- enhancing student pharmacist culture by proliferating the beneficial elements within the College of Pharmacy.

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Kyler Anderson, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Strengthening Community Pharmacist and Prescriber Communication to Better Implement CMR Interventions. This partnership will hopefully decrease errors in transitions of care, reduce re-hospitalizations, and improve patient satisfaction.

Grace Baek, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Increasing Member Engagement in the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA) Rubber Hits the Road (RHR) Student Leadership Team.

Nicholas Boreen, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Continued expansion of the Pathways + program within the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance.

Shannon Burton, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Creating a culture shift to engage students in professional organizations - the Phi Delta Chi project

Irene Lin, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Maximize interns’ experiences within Health East inpatient pharmacies by creating an active learning environment.

Megan Mattson, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Creating confident and prepared community pharmacy interns.

Jordan Mendkoff, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Twin-Cities Inpatient Pharmacy Intern Collaborative.

Megan Neuberg, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort:  Increase the health and wellbeing of the college student population at the University of Minnesota.

Nikki Neumann, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort:  Increase the health and wellbeing of the college student population at the University of Minnesota.

Ann Prescott, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Preparing PD1 students to be confident and empowered pharmacy interns for their community IPPE.

Dylan Ring, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: The Curriculum Change Initiative is aimed at creating a truly generalist pharmacist that is well versed in clinical and community aspects of pharmacy with a specific focus on initiating changes to the lab curriculum to incorporate community pharmacy aspects.

Bryan Sather, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort:  Improving children’s health and well-being in the surrounding community.

Brooke Schooler, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Building Leaders in Pharmacy Policy: Pharmacy Advocacy Student Group.

Sarah Smith, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Improving children’s health, wellbeing, and health literacy in the surrounding community.

Andreea Temelie, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Improve clinic culture at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic to better utilize downtime and facilitate more interprofessional connections.

Calvin Thornton and Alexander Korger, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Student Outreach Legacy Service (SOLS); SOLS is a student led group that creates leadership opportunities for students to promote outreach to university, state, and national populations on behalf of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.

Blake Tranby-Laudahl, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: The focus of the change effort was on tackling problems with counselling in the retail pharmacy setting.

Jennifer VanVliet, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Promoting Interprofessional Opportunities on the Duluth Campus.

Katelyn Vietti, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: The focus of this project was to change the perception of the pharmacist to the community at the Theresa Living Center and to change the perception of the role of outreach within Kappa Epsilon.

Rebekka (Zeadow) Schrecengost, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Promoting the Value and Importance of Interprofessional Opportunities and Collaboration. 

Class of 2017

Class of 2017

Brooke Capelle, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: In 2015, the Phi Delta Chi fraternity initiated a voting process for new members, which necessitated re-alignment of the pledging process with the mission and vision of the fraternity.

George Cullina, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Improve relationships between retail pharmacists and patients through increased utilization of MTM services.

Annette Do, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Project Poison Control strives to increase awareness about the poison center as a service, reduce poisonings, and change the way in which people respond to emergency situations.

Keri Enyi, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: To promote collaboration between professional organizations and patient care projects under the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA) umbrella to host events and develop initiatives together.

Joe Gunnerson, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Creating a culture of trust in the college of pharmacy between both student and faculty. Such trust could come through amending our current Honor Code/Honor Council system or by the creation of a new body (such as a professionalism committee).

Cassandra Gutzman, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Increase student pharmacist clinical tasks to optimize inpatient internship experience while simultaneously improving pharmacy workflow.

Laura Halsey, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: The PLS Strengths Initiative aims to expand the way Strengthsfinder® Signature Themes are used within College of Pharmacy student organizations by promoting their use as tools of team development as well as individual reflection.

Elisabeth Hanson, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: The Student Resource Center (SRC) sustainability for actions and protocols to be in place to ensure momentum is maintained during transitions of leadership.

Patrick Hoheisel, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: To provide free, comprehensive patient care by partnering with other healthcare professionals through a patient centered healthcare home model to underserved populations with chronic diseases.

Margaux Jensen, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Combining the oral chemotherapy and oncology infusion internships at Masonic Cancer Center into one comprehensive pharmacy internship program.

Daniel Lau, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: The focus of Children’s health initiative project is promote health education and well-being to children at an early age so that it sustains throughout their lives.

Wilson Lau, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Challenge the traditional process of patient information exchange and increase transparency of patient health information.

Joanna Maki, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Pharmacy Internship Program Development– A project that began with an idea to create a structured internship program at the UMMC Outpatient/Discharge Pharmacy, which led to collaborating with a colleague to form an Intern Council Interns within Twin Cities Health Systems to collaborate and advance pharmacy intern practice throughout Minnesota.

Courtney Murphy, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: The Student Resource Center (SRC) sustainability for actions and protocols to be in place to ensure momentum is maintained during transitions of leadership.

Lindsey Niederhaus, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: To increase the awareness and availability of international learning opportunities in the College of Pharmacy and to then promote participation and professional development.

Ken Ouren, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Changing perceptions of cannabis from street drug to medicine.

Lauren Peltier, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Increasing the Phi Delta Chi Theta chapter’s fundraising efforts for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and altering the perception of philanthropy within the chapter as a whole.

Emily (Schuster) Baker, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Boosting optimism in the College of Pharmacy.

Sam Spaeth, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Improve upon the PDX Health Fair by increasing engagement, excitement, and passion within both the students volunteering in the event and the patients within the community they serve.

Joseph Steinle, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic; increasing interprofessional behavior between students from different disciplines of the Academic Health Center.

Shelby Storsveen, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: University of MN, a new curriculum that comes with evolving responsibilities and capabilities of students on rotations and in the work environment.

Alaina Taylor, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Improving access of MN Veterans to acute medications written outside of the VA.

Lesia Tchobaniouk, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Create an educational campaign that engages discussion on alcohol and substance abuse within the profession of pharmacy and provide resources to create a culture of support for pharmacy students.

Hilary Teaford, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: University of Minnesota Medical Center: increasing intern engagement through advancing intern duties and providing enhanced opportunities for professional and clinical development.


Focus of Change Effort: Implementation of the Pathways+ program within the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA).

Class of 2016

Class of 2016

Christopher Breuer, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Outwardly focused pharmacist. This effort wants to prepare pharmacy students to actively engage in the community and get fulfillment out of it.

Eli Eggen, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Phillips Neighborhood Clinic (PNC): Increasing volunteer engagement.

Ghada Elnashar, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Together with my team, I have founded and started a new pharmacy association called Pharmacy Investigations. Pharmacy Investigations is a place where students can learn about the plethora of pharmacy fields that apply investigational skills. Our mission is to encourage innovative thinking and provide students a place to expand their imagination. It is a place where innovation is limitless.

Michael Feldstein, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Improving the management of controlled substances at Healtheast Medical Transportation.

Christopher Hayden, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Phillips Neighborhood Clinic; changing the mindset of clerks to be more proactive and look for ways to help improve clinic efficiency outside of their defined roles.

Kristin Howlett, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Health professional experiential education in rural Minnesota: the migrant and seasonal farmworker community.

Sarah Jastram, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Increase the well-being of the student body of the College of Pharmacy.

Lauren Kaldun, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Inspire children and guardians to learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to health.

Yein Kim and Jessica Liu, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Establish sustainable community outreach program in Multicultural Pharmacy Student Organization (MPSO).

Jennifer Lamermayer, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Increasing pharmacy students’ awareness of and access to unique career opportunities in public health.

Bridget (Dolphin) McGugan, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy students will be confident in engaging in professional interactions and have a strong networking presence at local, regional, and national professional meetings.

Christine Meyer, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: My project was developed to establish a practice that provides pharmaceutical care to patients through utilization of student pharmacists.

Kevin Mogen, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Improving the Mercy Hospital pharmacy student internship experience.

Meena Murugappan, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Initiating Crisis Prevention Training at HOPE Clinic.

Breahna Nelson, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: The focus of my project was an event-based process change as well as an organizational process change.

Curtis Nelson, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: PharmD Fitness; making a lasting healthy change in the lives of students and faculty in the UMD College of Pharmacy through fitness.

Anjoli Punjabi, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: The Little Earth Strong Diabetes Prevention program seeks to cultivate a culture of health and a desire towards fitness within the Little Earth of United Tribes community.

Alicia Ranasinghe, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Developing student professionalism in the College of Pharmacy.

Sheila (Martin) Scheuer, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Increasing pharmacy students’ awareness of and access to unique career opportunities in public health.

Jessica Shannon, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Inspire children and guardians to learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to health.

Jill Spitzmueller, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Strengthening community outreach initiatives at the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy - Duluth.

Caitlin Strand, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Implementing Tech-Check-Tech at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Dalika Tiev, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Cambodian Community Pharmacy Outreach (CCPO) – effort to improve the health literacy and empower self-care among Cambodian community in Minnesota.

Landon Weaver, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Expansion of Duluth Day events to promote the “One College, Two Campuses” philosophy.

Shelby Weiss, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: PharmD Fitness; making a lasting healthy change in the lives of students and faculty in the UMD College of Pharmacy through fitness.

Kwangchae Yoo, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Creating opportunities for students to learn about roles of Pharm.D. in pharmaceutical industries.

Kylie Zenner, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Project Chance; continuing a legacy of treating the underserved homeless population of the downtown Minneapolis area and promoting interprofessionalism within the college of pharmacy.

Class of 2015

Class of 2015

Holly (Seppala) Ahnen, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Positional how-to manuals for the leaders of the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA).

Kathryn (Gustafson) Sawyer, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Create and sustain a Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) chapter/medical reserve team at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Tawny Loera, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Implementation of a new initiative through MPSA and AWARxE to educate high school and college aged adolescents on synthetic drug use.

Corey Malstrom, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort:  Establish a Student Chapter of CPNP (College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists) at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.

Alanna (Naughton) Smith, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Positional how-to manuals for the leaders of the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA).

Anthony Olson, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Create and sustain a Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) chapter/medical reserve team at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Kelsi Upmann, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Create and sustain a Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) chapter/medical reserve team at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

KauChee Vang, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: The change effort addressed in the project was to register 50% of students of color in the bone marrow registry in spring 2014.

Class of 2014

Class of 2014

Astrid (Mazariegos) Steffen, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort:  Implementation of a Student Chapter of the Commissioned Officers Association of the United States Public Health Service, Inc. (SCOA)

Lucas Nelson, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Implementation of a new initiative through MPSA and AWARxE to educate high school and college aged adolescents on synthetic drug use.

Aimee Felland, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort:  Increasing diversity of patients being reached through University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Duluth health fairs

Jared Van Hooser, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort:  Improvement of resources and education available to local athletic training programs and college athletes specific to over-the-counter NSAIDs.

Kelsey Zielke, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort:  Influencing, enabling, and encouraging student professional development in the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA)

Class of 2013

Class of 2013

Lead (Bartelson) Nelson, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: The change effort focuses on optimizing patient perceptions of pharmacists providing clinical services through their interaction with pharmacy students using AIDET at health fairs.

Jerron Boser, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Implementation of a Pharmacy Dashboard Metrics system for Essentia Health Retail Pharmacies.

Cassandra Dillon, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Utilization of a patient-self screening tool for medication therapy management (MTM) services at Essentia Health Lakewalk Clinic.

Sarah Ertl, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Educate pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students about the Minnesota Pharmacy Syringe Access Initiative (MN Statue 151.40 Subd.2.) and promote active involvement in the program.

John Grygelko, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: The expansion of interprofessional, team-based healthcare services within the College of Pharmacy for the educational benefit of students and for the enhancement of patient care for the underserved.

Brittany Karns, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Improve student’s participation in pharmacy political advocacy by simplifying the schools focus to one, major policy per year to increase their understanding of and interest in being involved that will hopefully continue into being a practitioner.
 

 

Class of 2012

Class of 2012

Darin Steenerson, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Increase the number of patients that choose to complete an MTM visit with our pharmacist at my place of employment.