Wayne State PharmD program shines bright in Orlando during APhA national meeting

Shannon Habba and Samantha Jaboro
Shannon Habba and Samantha Jaboro

On March 22-25, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice Brittany Stewart traveled to Orlando with student pharmacists Shannon Habba and Samantha Jaboro for the APhA 2024 Annual Meeting & Exposition.

Habba was presented with the national APhA Student Leadership Award as well as the Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship — click here to read more about Habba and her awards

Jaboro represented Wayne State on the student House of Delegates, while Stewart represented Michigan on the professional House of Delegates.


Habba and Jaboro both presented research, and the Wayne State Doctor of Pharmacy program won the Back the PAC challenge thanks to contributions from alumni, faculty and students. The Warriors also networked with members of the Wayne State alumni community during the Michigan Pharmacy Reception.

Samantha Jaboro and Dr. Brittany Stewart
Samantha Jaboro (left) and Dr. Brittany Stewart

WSU Applebaum students are often presented with the opportunity to attend state and national meetings, a practice that aligns with Wayne State University’s College to Career initiative, which seeks to provide every student with experiential learning opportunities that allow them to encounter the world, gain deeper insights and new perspectives, and prepare for prosperous careers.

“Congratulations to both Shannon and Samantha,” said WSU Applebaum Pharmacy Practice Chair Lynette Moser. “You represent our program so well and we appreciate your hard work, dedication, and passion for the profession and moving things forward. We’re so excited to see what you do for our profession in the years ahead.”

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at Wayne State University is a four-year curriculum in the heart of Detroit. Approximately 100 students are enrolled in each year of the program. WSU Applebaum information meetings for prospective students take place at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The application process or the Doctor of Pharmacy program begins each July.

An anchor in urban health care

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is built on more than 100 years of tradition and innovation in the heart of Detroit. We have grown deep roots in our city, harnessing its powerhouse hospital systems and community service organizations as vibrant, real-world training grounds for students, with an ongoing focus on social justice in health care. And our research at all levels – from undergraduates to veteran faculty members – translates into creative solutions for healthier communities.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering approximately 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 24,000 students.

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