University of Iowa News Release
Feb. 2, 2006
Local UI Pharmacy Student Gives 'Katy's Kids' Presentation
Ann Higley of Dubuque and Claire Kendall of Cedar Rapids, both first-year students in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, delivered a presentation on medication safety Jan. 24 at Hoover Elementary School in Iowa City.
Higley and Kendall gave a presentations of the "Katy's Kids" program to 40 Hoover Elementary students. "Katy's Kids" is a program of the Academy of Students of Pharmacy, the student organization of the American Pharmacists Association. The program's goal is to show youngsters in kindergarten through second grade the benefits of medications when used appropriately, as well the dangers of inappropriate use. The pharmacy students, one dressed as a kangaroo named Katy, taught the elementary students the role of doctors and pharmacists in safe medication usage.
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178
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