The Michigan Pharmacists Association has inducted Claire Saadeh, a Ferris State University College of Pharmacy professor, into its Hall of Honor in recognition of her volunteer leadership service.
Saadeh was one of 10 organization members who were recognized for their volunteer services. Volunteer work is a key component of the MPA mission which focuses, in part, on “personal and professional growth” of Michigan pharmacists.
Saadeh, who has been a member of the MPA since she began teaching at Ferris in 2001, said that her induction into the MPA’s Hall of Honor was a “welcoming recognition.”
“It is recognition based on volunteer leadership,” she added.
Saadeh’s volunteer efforts are evident in her service as chairperson of the MPA Education Committee. She also has devoted time to multiple committee assignments and presentations at MPA conventions. Her presentations typically have focused on topics she specializes in, including oncology and pain management.
“It has complemented my role in professional development for pharmacy practice,” she said. “I plan on continuing my committee work and involvement at conferences.”
Ferris students also can participate in MPA committee work and benefit from opportunities to shadow professionals in their field of study.
Saadeh said that the committee work gives students opportunities to “get involved in the profession of pharmacy and service early in their career.”
The MPA provides important information regarding relevant events and issues to Michigan pharmacy professionals. The MPA also provides pharmacy education, training and information to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.