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President's Message

Can We Change Course?

I recently was invited to attend the college graduation of a family member from a prestigious military academy out east. While there, the family walked around the beautiful, historic campus and...

Directly Speaking

It's Time to Trade Shoes

We’ve all heard the quote, “Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes”, or at least something very close to that. My searches on the internet did not yield any...

History of Organized Hospital Pharmacy in Illinois: Organizational Relationships

Editor’s Note: Last month’s Keep Posted brought readers through the history of organized hospital... read more...

Meet Julie Cho

by Julie Cho, P-2, University of Illinois at Rockord, ICHP Student Intern

Hello. My name is Julie Cho and I am the new summer student pharmacist intern at the Illinois Council of Health-System... read more...

New Practitioners Network

Volunteering + Networking + Fiesta = The Perfect ICHP Student Member Experience

by Han Ngo and Janey Yu, Incoming PS-3’s at Midwestern University

This past month, ICHP’s student society members and ICHP’s New Practitioners Network (NPN) had a wonderful... read more...

The GAS from Springfield

Session Ends, Pharmacy Escapes!

by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers

The 2013 Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly has adjourned and Pharmacy escaped relatively... read more...

Leadership Profile

Kevin O. Rynn, PharmD, DABAT, FCCP

Where did you go to pharmacy school?In 1990 I received my BS in Pharmacy from Rutgers University in New Jersey and then... read more...


Congratulations to Desi Kotis from Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Miriam Mobley-Smith from Chicago State University... read more...

Pathways to Pharmacy in a Physics Class

by John Shilka, P-3, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Finals are finished and the summer has just started, but we are still actively promoting our profession. Shortly after... read more...

New School Year

by Megan Herman, P-3, SSHP Vice President, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

Our chapter of SSHP is looking forward to the 2013-2014 school year. The chapter plans to do more exciting things... read more...

A Reflection on Institutional Pharmacy

by Taylor R. Highland, P-2, ICHP Member and Vice-President of the Student Chapter, Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

I will be reflecting upon my Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Institutional rotation at Presence St.... read more...

Officers and Board of Directors

TOM WESTERKAMP President224-948-1528 tom_westerkamp@baxter.comCHRIS RIVERS Immediate Past...

Welcome New Members!

New Members Recruiter Hamidah Damulira Heather Strawn Robert Chapman Rebecca Castner Ann... read more...

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC) Contributors

GENERAL ASSEMBLY GUILD - $1000 & More    Scott BergmanDan CiarrachiKevin ColganEdward... read more...

Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 20Family Night at the Ballpark – Peoria ChiefsDozer Park | Peoria, ILWednesday, July 24Pharmacy... read more...