OXFORD, Miss. – The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has appointed Gabe Hinojosa, a University of Mississippi pharmacy student, to its Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee.
“The executive committee is responsible for advising the ASHP board of directors and staff on the overall direction of the Pharmacy Student Forum,” Hinojosa said. “In everything we do, our overarching goal is to provide students around the nation with the information and tools they need to be successful leaders in their communities and advance the profession of pharmacy.”
ASHP’s president appoints five students from across the nation to the Student Forum Executive Committee each year.
Hinojosa, a Picayune native in his fourth professional year of pharmacy school, has served in various leadership positions within ASHP at local, state and national levels. He served as the president of the pharmacy school’s Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists and on ASHP’s Leadership Development Advisory Group this year.
Hinojosa was recently given the Bruce Parks Memorial Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists Student Award. The award is presented to a student who exemplifies “outstanding integrity, leadership and a strong desire to enhance the mission of health-system pharmacy in Mississippi,” according to MSHP.
Joshua Fleming, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice and newly inducted chair of ASHP’s New Practitioner Forum Executive Committee, will advise Hinojosa in his new role.
“I am very excited about Gabe’s appointment,” Fleming said. “Throughout his tenure at the School of Pharmacy, he has exhibited exemplary leadership. I look forward to working with him in a mentoring relationship for his new role in ASHP.”
Hinojosa, who was installed at ASHP’s summer meeting in June, said he is excited to serve students across the country.
“The thing I am looking forward to the most during my appointment is the relationships I will build and the people I will meet,” he said. “I love meeting new people and hearing about the amazing things they are doing for our profession in their home state.
“It is even more rewarding when you meet someone who is facing a problem you have already overcome and you are able to provide (that person) with ideas and resources to do the same.”