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Welcome to the Phoenix BPW
Local Organization Website

President: Katherine Peterson (kpeterson@prpcaz.com)
Vice President: Katherine Stevenson (kjs@aegisaz.com)
Treasurer: Becky  A. Pakebusch (rapakebusch@cox.net)
Recording Secretary: Sandie Myers (Sandra.Myers.AZ@gmail.com)
Board Member: Marcia Simon (phxmarcia@yahoo.com)
Membership Chair Michele Hallier (michelehallier@q.com)
Board Member: Anita Auguste (aeauguste@aol.com)
For more information, please contact: Anita Auguste (aeauguste@aol.com)

UPCOMING PHOENIX MEETING

Phoenix BPW May 24, 2016

 Speaker:

Dr. Lucas Kimanga Nyabero

Topic:       PRECISION MEDICINE THROUGH PHARMACOGENETIC TESTING

Dr. Lucas Kimanga Nyabero has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University Worcester.  He is now C.E.O. of NewSpring Pharmacy, a compounding pharmacy in Avondale which specializes in customized medicine.  Prior to his current position, he worked as a Hospital pharmacist at Scottsdale Healthcare, Arizona Heart Hospital and as CEO of RxGems. He is also a Rotarian at the Rotary Club of Litchfield. Dr. Nyabero’s thorough knowledge of medications and his ability to communicate his knowledge to the public has made him a very popular guest speaker.  Dr. Nyabero is married to Wambui.  James, Kerubo and Tenzin are their pride and joy.

Currently, most medications are available as “one size fits all”.   But, we all react differently to the same drugs.  Precision Medicine will change this paradigm.  With a simple cheek swab you can learn which drugs and at what dosage is most appropriate for you.   A simple buccal swab test can decrease adverse drug reactions, accelerate medication titration and improve patient outcomes.

  • Identify how a patient’s genetic makeup contributes to a positive therapeutic result and/or adverse reactions to prescribed medications.
  • Analyze clinically relevant genetic variants for 17 gene targets.  Understanding the patient’s metabolism can help providers accelerate months of prescription trial and error, prescribe the right dosage of the right medications, thus dramatically impact patient care and quality of life.
  • Provide Medication Therapy Management:  Current patient medications are analyzed to provide recommendation on optimized therapy/

Dr. Nyabero will be sharing detailed information on how this new technology will change healthcare for the better.

Precision Medicine is the way of the future and the future is NOW!

 

Meeting Date: 4th Tues of every month (except December)

Meeting Location: Bluewater Grill 1720 E Camelback Rd Phoenix 85016

Time: 5:30 pm Socializing and Networking
6:00 pm Meeting and Program
7:15 pm Adjournment

Reservations: Anita Auguste, 602-996-4066 or aeauguste@aol.com
Please make reservations Friday morning prior to the meeting.

Cost $18.00 for members and guests at the door.  $19.00 for members and guest on paypal.  Pay at the meeting-cash or check made payable to Phoenix BPW.
You can also pay by Credit Card using Paypal  -> Click Here

BPW Phoenix
BPW Phoenix was founded in 1915 and is a charter club of BPW Arizona. It is our honor to organize fundraising efforts for a new scholarship endowment fund in honor of the women who have been Phoenix BPW members over our 98 year history. Notable members of BPW Phoenix include the Honorable Arizona Chief Justice Lorna Lockwood, the Honorable Governor Rose Mofford and Elsie Toles, Arizona’s first woman Superintendent of Public Instruction.

BPW is a leading advocate for today’s working women and supports causes related to enhancing the lives of women and increasing educational and job opportunities for women.

Arizona Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
Established in 1989, the Arizona Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (AZBPW Foundation) promotes the advancement of Arizona’s working women through scholarships, research, and education. Scholarships are awarded to women 25 years or older who attend community college in Arizona to acquire better job opportunities. AZBPW Foundation is an Arizona 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation ID 74-2258203.