Larkin Student Pharmacist presents poster at FSHP

From left to right: Dr. Jordan Sedlacek, Student Pharmacist Lisy Jimenez, Student Pharmacist Cecilia Hernandez, Student Pharmacist Andres Cancel, Student Pharmacist Nelly Ruiz, and Dean Levin.

Andres A. Cancel, a second-year student pharmacist at Larkin University College of Pharmacy presented a research poster, titled, Empowering Pharmacy Technicians to better serve our patients, at the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists 51st Annual Meeting held in Orlando, FL from August 4 – 6, 2017. The theme for this year’s annual meeting was Inspire, Innovate, Integrate. Mr. Cancel’s poster was a result of a research project he conducted under the Department of Pharmaceutical Science faculty member, Christiane Chbib, Pharm.D., Ph.D., who also was the co-author.

The annual meeting offers sessions in multiple tracks, including innovation in pharmacy, cardiovascular, critical care, infectious disease and pharmacy regulation. Larkin students and faculty participated in sessions across all tracks. Students were also joined by the Dean of the College, Gary M. Levin, Pharm.D., BCPP, FCCP as well as faculty members, Jordan Sedlacek, Pharm.D., BCACP, and Livia Machado, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCPS.

A native of North Miami Beach, Andres Cancel is part of the inaugural class of pharmacy students that matriculated in August 2016 in the College of Pharmacy and has been actively involved as student leader both on-campus and off-campus.

About Larkin University: Founded in 2013, Larkin University is a private not-for-profit institution that offers graduate degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy. The University affords an expanding campus in North Miami, Florida comprised of learner centered staff, state of the art teaching facilities, and an intellectual environment to assure optimal learning. The College of Pharmacy offers a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at a non-prohibitive tuition cost, and the College of Biomedical Sciences offers a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree designed for students committed to enhancing their credentials for admission to graduate health professional programs as well as graduate medical education programs. For more information please visit

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