Who We Are
Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) is a pharmacy leadership society established in 1965 by Auburn University student, Charlie Thomas. PLS recognizes student leaders for their contributions to the profession of pharmacy and aims to develop skills of leadership, communication, professionalism, and more. Pitt Pharmacy’s chapter, Beta Delta, was founded in 1993. Our PLS chapter, hosts an annual charity auction to raise funds for the Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for the Underserved (GLPP). In an effort to raise more money for the GLPP we are taking to the internet!
About Our Project
The Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for the Underserved (GLPP), founded in 1995 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, provides pharmacy services to the most vulnerable people in the Pittsburgh region: the homeless, the working poor, the underinsured, and the uninsured. We believe that every single person deserves quality healthcare and medicines delivered to them with dignity and respect. It is our duty to make this care available whenever possible.
The mission of the Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for the Underserved is to help reduce healthcare disparities in Pittsburgh by offering free or low-cost medicines, supplies, and medication therapy management that improves the quality of our patients’ lives and reduces unnecessary emergency room or hospital visits.
- Dispenses over 6,000 prescriptions to patients in need
- Provides medication free of charge approximately valued over $500,000
- Provides over 3,000 volunteer hours through pharmacists and pharmacy students
- Serves approximately 3000 patients at clinics, shelters and drop-in-centers
- Engages over 250 pharmacy students and residents each year
- Hosts the only residency program specifically designed to train pharmacists to work in limited resource settings locally and globally
The GLPP also sees as its mission to ensure that all pharmacy students develop skills to be culturally sensitive, compassionate, humble and respectful in working with individual patients and communities. Students will value the diversity of their patients and be thoughtful in using limited health resources to ensure high quality patient care. Working with these populations has been integrated into our curriculum through clinical experiences that allow us early exposure to interact and manage the complex conditions for those in which continuity of care is difficult to achieve.
How You Can Help
Financial support received through previous years’ live auction has contributed to our ability in providing patients with the best care. The funds raised will go toward the purchase of medications, smoking cessation, tools to assist patients manage their healthcare at home, diagnostic technology, and much more.
With your help, we can continue to provide pharmacy services to the most vulnerable people in the Pittsburgh region: the homeless, the working poor, the underinsured, and the uninsured.
If you are unable to financially contribute, please consider helping us reach our goal by sharing our link on social media.
Thank you for your support and consideration!
Contributions received for this project shall be used in accordance with the purpose described herein, the terms in the FAQs and applicable law. For questions that cannot be answered in the FAQs, please call 412-648-4658 or email email@example.com.