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LambTaLKS

LambTaLKS

By Lambda Kappa Sigma
LambTaLKS is the official podcast for Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Fraternity brought to you by our wonderful hosts Sara Kheboian, PharmD, RPh, and Justine Dickson PharmD, RPh, BCACP. Our mission is to Elevate Women in Pharmacy. By interviewing our many unique and career driven sisters, we strive to provide more resources for our members to learn more and grow as pharmacists, sisters, and individuals.
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Episode 9: You're On Your Own Unique Path
In this episode of LambTaLKS, Sara and Justine welcome Iva Keene, PharmD. Iva is currently working at a VA in Michigan. She is an Alpha Iota Alumni Chapter member and holds a position on the Lambda Kappa Sigma Trust Liason Committee.  We would like to thank Sara Brown and Alpha Iota Alumni for sponsoring this episode of LambTaLKS.  To learn more about LambTaLKS or Lambda Kappa Sigma, please visit LKS.org. Please send any feedback or questions to LambTaLKSPodcast@lks.org. 
01:08:24
January 20, 2021
Episode 8: Where We've Been and Where We're Going - 2020TaLKS
In this episode of LambTaLKS, Justine and Sara recap 2020, and review all of the wonderful guests they have gotten to know through their interviews! They also explain their plans for the new year and share some BIG NEWS!  Thank you to all of our Lambda Kappa Sigma sisters that have supported the podcast! We wouldn't be here without you!  To learn more about Lambda Kappa Sigma or LambTaLKS, visit LKS.org. Please forward any feedback or questions to LambTaLKSPodcast@lks.org.
33:25
December 15, 2020
Episode 7: Eat Pharm Love - TravelTaLKS
Oftentimes as women in pharmacy, we feel we are locked in our jobs once we start working. Many of us have dreams to travel, but often we let them stay as dreams. Sara and Justine talk with Jessica (Jessi) Crowley, PharmD, RPh to tell us otherwise - you can see the world and come back to your career as a pharmacist.  Jessi is a community pharmacist in Los Angeles, California. She provides insight into practicing in a state where a pharmacist has an expanded role, and some antics she has encountered while practicing in the City of Angels. Jessi attended pharmacy school at MCPHS in Boston where she joined LKS Alpha Chapter and served as Vice President.  You may recognize Jessi because she served as a panelist during the Diversity and Inclusion Panel at LKS Virtual Convention 2020. She shares great wisdom in all realms, and we are grateful to have her on the show! The episode is sponsored by Alpha Beta Collegiate Chapter - Go Huskies! To get in touch with Sara and Justine, please email LambTaLKSPodcast@lks.org
01:18:48
October 23, 2020
Episode 6: Career Adaptability and Flexibility - GVPATaLKS
In this episode of LambTaLKS, Sara and Justine reflect on recent events and the importance of social justice against racism. Listen as they raise the voices of some of the first Black female pharmacists- including one of our founders, Rosemond A. Guinn. Justine and Sara welcome Lu Shawna Lawson PharmD, MPA. Lu Shawna is currently a staff pharmacist at Meijer Pharmacy and a part-time course instructor for IUPUI (Pharmacy Technician Training Course). She graduated from the University of Kentucky where she joined Lambda Kappa Sigma Alpha Nu chapter. She is currently a Phi Alumni chapter member and has served LKS as Grand Vice President for Alumni (2018-present), Grand Vice President of Development (2008-2010), Alumni Supervisor (2004-2008), and as a Region Supervisor (2002-2004). Lu Shawna has also served on a wide variety of standing committees within LKS.  We would like to thank Robyn Nading (Alpha Zeta Alumni) for sponsoring this episode of LambTaLKS! To learn more about Lambda Kappa Sigma or LambTaLKS, visit LKS.org. Please send any feedback or questions to LambTaLKSPodcast@lks.org.
02:03:52
June 30, 2020
Episode 5.5: COVID-TaLKS
In this special BONUS episode of LambTaLKS, Justine and Sara welcome Dr. Carrie Molesa to continue the discussion about COVID-19 and how it has affected healthcare providers and their patients. Dr. Molesa is a clinical pharmacist specialist at an acute care hospital in Detroit, MI. Dr. Molesa is in charge of 2 very large adult internal medicine units and is also involved with the adult cystic fibrosis population in Michigan. Working in Detroit, currently one of the largest hot-spots for COVID-19 outbreaks in the United States, Dr. Molesa discusses her experience working on the front lines as a healthcare provider during these last few months.  To contact Justine and Sara, please email them directly at LambTaLKSPodcast@lks.org.
54:51
May 21, 2020
Episode 5: "I'll take Consultant Pharmacist for $500, Alex" - ConsultantTaLKS
In this episode of LambTaLKS, Justine and Sara welcome Dr. Tiffany Vicars. Dr. Vicars is a Consultant Pharmacist in the Louisville, KY area. She is board-certified in Geriatric Pharmacy as well as Medication Therapy Management. She graduated from the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy.  Tiffany was initiated into Lambda Kappa Sigma Alpha Nu Chapter and is currently an Alpha Nu alumni chapter member. She has served Lambda Kappa Sigma in many ways since her graduation in 2004. She was a Region Supervisor, Grand Treasurer, and Grand VP for Development. She currently is a member of multiple LKS committees- including her position on the Trust Liason Committee.  We would like to thank Nicole Helsinger (Alpha Zeta Alumni Chapter) for sponsoring this episode of LambTaLKS! To learn more about Lambda Kappa Sigma or LambTaLKS, visit LKS.org. Please forward any feedback or questions to LambTaLKSPodcast@lks.org.
01:24:19
May 15, 2020
Episode 4: Pursuing Personal Growth - FacultyTaLKS
In this episode of LambTaLKS, Justine and Sara welcome Dr. Nicole Pezzino. Dr. Pezzino is the Director of Community Outreach and Innovation at Wilkes University. She is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP) and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She has an American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) accredited Diabetes Self-Management Educating/Training (DSME/T) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accredited Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) practice site at Weis Markets in Schnecksville, PA. Dr. Pezzino also has her laboratory license where she is able to perform point-of-care testing in the community setting. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and completed post-graduate residency training at the University of North Carolina, Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  Nicole joined Lambda Kappa Sigma Delta Chapter in 2010 and is currently the Chapter Advisor for Alpha Phi Chapter.  We would like to thank Tiffany Vicars for sponsoring this episode of LambTaLKS! To learn more about Lambda Kappa Sigma or LambTaLKS, visit LKS.org. Please forward any feedback or questions to LambTaLKSPodcast@lks.org.
01:15:42
April 15, 2020
Episode 3.5: COVID-TaLKS
In this special BONUS episode of LambTaLKS, Justine and Sara talk about the current COVID-19 Pandemic and the effects they feel directly as pharmacists. They also give tips on keeping your chapter going virtually during these times of uncertainty and isolation. To contact Justine and Sara, please email them directly at LambTaLKSPodcast@lks.org.
44:05
April 2, 2020
Episode 3: The Bench and Beyond with a Community Pharmacist- Community TaLKS
In this episode of LambTaLKS, Justine and Sara welcome Nicole Helsinger PharmD, RPh. Dr. Nicole Helsinger currently works at Dierbergs Markets Pharmacy in St. Louis as a Diabetes Coordinator and staff pharmacist. She graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy where she joined Lambda Kappa Sigma Alpha Zeta chapter. She is currently an Alpha Zeta Alumni chapter member and has served LKS as Grand Vice President of Development and as a Region Supervisor. Nicole is also the President of Health Protection and Education Services (HPES)-- an organization that provides free health screenings and health education for underserved and uninsured residents of St. Louis. We would like to thank the generous sisters of Alpha Alumni Chapter for sponsoring this episode of LambTaLKS!  To learn more about Lambda Kappa Sigma or LambTaLKS, visit LKS.org. Please forward any feedback or questions to LambTaLKSPodcast@lks.org.
01:02:26
March 15, 2020
Episode 2: Burning Questions for a Critical Care Pharmacist- Burn TaLKS
In this episode of LambTaLKS, Justine and Sara welcome Dr. Jennifer Brandt PharmD, RPh, FASHP. Dr. Jennifer Brandt currently works at Washington Hospital Center as a Clinical Specialist in Critical Care and Clinical Resource Utilization. She completed her residency there and graduated from the University of Rhode Island where she joined Lambda Kappa Sigma Xi chapter. She is currently an Epsilon Alumni chapter member and has served LKS in numerous ways: as Past Grand President, Grand President, Grand Treasurer, Grand VP for Alumni, and as a Region Supervisor. She received the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award in 2008 as well as the LKS/Merk & Co. Vanguard Leadership Award in 2019. If you would like to get in contact with Dr. Brandt, you can email her at jennybrandt1@gmail.com. We would like to thank the sisters who have made this podcast possible with their donations that paid for our wonderful sound equipment: Dixie Leikach, Christine Perry, Jennifer Rhodes, Ruth Brown, Justine Dickson, and Sara Kheboian. To learn more about Lambda Kappa Sigma or LambTaLKS, visit LKS.org. Please forward any feedback or questions to LambTaLKSPodcast@lks.org.
49:30
February 15, 2020
Episode 1: Transitioning from a Student to a Resident- Residency TaLKS
In this episode of LambTaLKS, Justine and Sara welcome their first guest to the podcast, Erika Zarfoss, PharmD, RPh.  Erika is from the Alpha Phi Chapter at Wilkes University, College of Pharmacy. She is currently completing her PGY1 at the West Virginia University Medicine. She touches on the process of applying for residencies, attending Midyear as a resident, and her experience with Lambda Kappa Sigma! If you would like to reach our to Erika, follow her on twitter @Erika_Zarfoss. We would like to thank the sisters who have made this podcast possible with their donations that paid for our wonderful sound equipment: Dixie Leikach, Christine Perry, Jennifer Rhodes, Ruth Brown, Justine Dickson, and Sara Kheboian. To learn more about Lambda Kappa Sigma or LambTaLKS, visit LKS.org. Please forward any questions to LambTaLKSPodcast@lks.org. 
48:28
January 15, 2020
LambTaLKS (Pilot)
Hello Lambs! Welcome to LambTaLKS- the official Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Fraternity Podcast! In our pilot episode, we get to meet our co hosts- Justine Dickson, PharmD, RPh, BCACP, and Sara Kheboian, PharmD, RPh. Justine is an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at a Kidney Transplant Clinic in Massachusetts, and Sara works as a Community Pharmacist at Osco Pharmacy in Maine. We would like to thank our donors for their contributions that made it possible to purchase the sound equipment for this project- Ruth Brown, Past Grand President; Dixie Leikach, Past Grand President; Jennifer Rhodes, Past Grand President; Christine Perry, Past Grand President; Justine Dickson; and Sara Kheboian. Please forward any comments, concerns, or questions to LambTaLKSPodcast@lks.org. We hope you enjoy! 
20:32
January 9, 2020