New Pedinol Student Resource Room and APMSA reception celebration
Feb 17, 2009
Contact: Gladys Amador
Scores of students, faculty and staff from Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine and Physician Assistant program celebrated a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony honoring the opening of the Pedinol Student Resource Room. The resource room, housed at the Center for Community Health and Minority Medicine, was made possible by a generous donation of $25,000 from Pedinol Pharmacal Inc.
More than 60 national student leaders comprised of delegates and student body presidents from the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association (APMSA) were also in attendance and held their House of Delegates Meeting in Miami.
“We are very pleased to be able to support Barry’s podiatric medical students through the Pedinol Student Resource Room,” said senior sales representative Lucila Ramirez, MBA. “Pedinol recognizes the importance of podiatric medicine to the health care of the nation and we believe the students are our future.”
Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, President of Barry University, welcomed the student leaders from APMSA to the Barry campus and the new home of the School of Podiatric Medicine, the Center for Community Health and Minority Medicine. Also joining Ms. Ramirez in the ribbon cutting ceremony was Barry’s provost, Dr. Linda Peterson, and Dr. John (Jack) Nelson, interim dean of the School of Podiatric Medicine.
Guests enjoyed a tour of the new student resource room, lecture halls, and the physical diagnosis lab. David McKenzie, APMSA president and executive director, Dorothy Cahill McDonald also took part in the festivities as did Barry APMSA delegates Jenny Adams, Richard Boothby, Jon Houseworth, Brant McCartan, Jeffrey Paul, Stephen Wigley, and Martha Huertas. The APMSA is an affiliate organization of the American Podiatric Medical Association that helps in the transition from the role of student and that of practitioner.
Sister Myra Jackson, OP reminded everyone at the dedication of her blessing. Even though the Pedinol Student Resource Room is designed for studying, dining, and relaxation, students should also “experience emotional and spiritual growth.”