NEWS RELEASE

March 11, 2009

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy student Amy Baker (Class of 2010) has been named vice chair of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Student Forum Executive Committee.

The ASHP Student Forum Executive Committee is comprised of five students appointed by the ASHP president. The committee directs the activities and programs of the forum, and advises ASHP staff on ways to better meet the needs of the ASHP’s 10,000 plus student members.

Each executive committee member chairs one of the five national advisory groups, each comprised of 10 members. The committee meets three times a year, and conducts outreach with colleges of pharmacy throughout the nation.

Baker has been involved with ASHP for the past two years at the local and national level. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a residency. Her interests include critical care and oncology.

“No matter what I do, I will remain an advocate not only for the betterment of the profession of pharmacy, but for the professional development of pharmacists at all levels, from student pharmacists to clinicians and directors of pharmacy,” said Baker. “I feel I have found my professional home in ASHP and I’m excited to play an integral role in the betterment of our profession for many years to come.”

The mission of the ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum is to prepare the next generation of health-system pharmacists to be leaders in their schools and communities to advance the future of the pharmacy profession. For more information on ASHP, visitwww.ashp.org.