For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 280-8771




Celebrate American Pharmacists Month and Women in Pharmacy Day with Touro University California, California Senator Bill Dodd’s Office, California Assembly member Timothy Grayson’s Office and Vallejo Vice Mayor Pippin Dew

(Vallejo, CA – September 27, 2019) – Touro University California (Touro), Senator Bill Dodd’s Office, Assembly member Timothy Grayson’s Office and the City of Vallejo invite you to celebrate American Pharmacists Month and Women in Pharmacy Day on October 4, 2019. Touro’s College of Pharmacy will provide light refreshments and give an up-close look at a wide variety of pharmacy activities and hear how student and faculty are making sure that patients receive optimal drug therapy management.


  • Tom Bartee, District Director of California District 3 Senator Bill Dodd’s Office
  • Jana Modena, Representative from California District 14 Assembly member Timothy Grayson’s Office
  • Pippin Dew, City of Vallejo Vice Mayor
  • TUC faculty, students and interns

 WHAT: The 2nd Pharmacy Month Kickoff will celebrate the achievements of American pharmacists and female pharmacy leaders with proclamations from Tom Bartee, Jana Modena and Pippin Dew noting that October is American Pharmacists Month and October 12 is Women in Pharmacy Day. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with local dignitaries while learning about the important contributions of Touro’s future pharmacists and current faculty. Refreshments and commemorative photo opportunities will be available. The celebration is free and open to all.


  • Interviews with representatives from California Senator Bill Dodd’s Office and California Assembly member Timothy Grayson’s Office along with Vallejo Vice Mayor Pippin Dew
  • Commemorative photo opportunities
  • Faculty, student, staff and intern interaction/attendance

WHERE: Gazebo area and surrounding grass in front of College of Pharmacy Office Building, Touro University California Campus, 189 Moises Way, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592

WHEN: Friday, October 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHY: Since 2004, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has used the month of October to celebrate the accomplishments of American pharmacists while raising awareness among the public, patients, policy makers and other stakeholders about the broad roles pharmacists play in health care today. During American Pharmacists Month, Touro and other members of APhA celebrate pharmacists contributions in seasonal and lifespan immunizations; efforts to promote medication effectiveness and adherence; and care management and counseling for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc., in addition to their work on safe distribution of medications. Touro’s celebration includes the celebration of Women in Pharmacy Day in order to especially acknowledge the significant gains women have made pursuing careers in pharmacy and their unique position as trusted health care resources, particularly for women who make an average of 80 percent of the health care purchasing decisions for their families.

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