OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU pharmacy students set “AWARE in the Square” event in Portland

11/18/2013

PORTLAND, Ore. – Students in the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University will partner with Oregon AWARE, the Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education, in a health education event in Portland on Friday, Nov. 22.

The fourth annual “AWARE in the Square” event will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students will provide free information about antibiotic use, immunizations, bacterial versus viral infections, and cold and flu prevention. Adults without health insurance will be able to receive the flu vaccine free of charge.

In the past, more than 1,000 people have attended the event, which takes place during national Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.

Medical, physician assistant, and nursing students from Oregon Health and Science University are assisting with the event.

College of Pharmacy

About the OSU College of Pharmacy: The College of Pharmacy prepares students of today to be the pharmacy practitioners and pharmaceutical sciences researchers of tomorrow by contributing to improved health, advancing patient care and the discovery and understanding of medicines.