Looking to Make Lasting Change: Diana De Vore, College of Pharmacy Class of 2018
A dual Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health candidate for 2018, Ms. De Vore has applied her student career to making lasting changes in healthcare that have an impact on communities in need.
Diana De Vore, a first generation college graduate, is committed to giving back to the community. She is helping to establish the National Hispanic Pharmacy Student Association, an organization to be based in Washington D.C., and whose mission is to empower Hispanic pharmacists in an effort to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations. Such national leadership and support does not yet exist for future pharmacists, and it is Ms. De Vore’s hope that it will help pave the way for others after her.
She explains, “It will tie pharmacy and pre-pharmacy students to a mentorship pipeline. The organization is for anyone committed to the success of the Latino community.”
As the 2017-2018 legislative affairs chair of Quatra County California Society of Health-system Pharmacists (CSHP), Ms. De Vore provides legislative updates to members through newsletter and QCSHP board meetings
Ms. De Vore’s leadership and tireless spirit has garnered attention. She is the recipient of a 2017 National Hispanic Health Foundation scholarship, and was also honored at Touro during the 2017 Public Health Hero Awards for her exemplary commitment to reducing health disparities.
“Diana distinguishes herself from other student leaders by going beyond established leadership roles to forge new paths and opportunities for future generations of underrepresented health care professionals and the patients and communities they serve,” said Dr. Rae Matsumoto, Dean of the College of Pharmacy.
Ms. De Vore just completed her Internal Medicine rotation at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and a Trauma/ICU rotation at Highland Hospital in Oakland.
In spring of 2018, she will be on rotation in the Bay Area until her degree is conferred and she readies to embark on her long and promising career in Pharmacy.
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