New Monash site chronicles contributions of pharmacists during COVID-19

The Monash Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has launched a new website aimed at capturing the wide variety of contributions that pharmacists have been playing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through a series of short videos, the page captures the stories of hospital and community pharmacists, students, and pharmacy graduates working in a range of settings, from research to telehealth.

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People profiled include Director of Pharmacy at Monash Health Sue Kirsa, Community Pharmacist Angelo Pricolo, and Jordanian-trained pharmacist Harry Al-Wassiti, who is part of a team at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences working on potential vaccines.

“Since our foundation in 1881, an integral part of our role has always been to champion the profession. We want to ensure that somebody is capturing the sheer diversity of the ways that the pharmacy community – some of whom are in practice, some of whom have moved on to allied areas – are tirelessly contributing to perhaps the greatest healthcare challenge of our age,” said Professor Arthur Christopoulos, Dean of the Faculty.

“In particular, I’m extremely proud of the ways that our students have been stepping up to help, both through the placements they undertake through their courses and though their part-time pharmacy jobs,” he said.

The videos can be viewed on the Monash Pharmacy site here.