Refaela Beqi (Class of 2020) has been selected to receive the US Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award for 2018/19. She was selected for her work as Generation Rx Committee Chair for RUCOP APhA-ASP chapter. In this role, Rafaela developed a relationship with Roosevelt University Office of Residence Life to provide education to Resident Advisors and Roosevelt students regarding safe medication practices, medication misuse and alcohol, opioids, naloxone and marijuana use. This award is a tremendous honor for Refaela and for our entire College. We thank Refaela for all she has done to be so deserving of this recognition.
Students, faculty and staff gathered to recognize Refaela for this accomplishment on Friday, July 5, 2019. Dr. Eric Metterhausen, PharmD, from the US Public Health Service, presented Rafaela with the award.