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UCSD students meet mayor at National Start Walking Day

The UCSD School of Pharmacy students were a hit at the National Start Walking Day event hosted by the American Heart Association. The group of 13 students, led by Jennifer Lai, provided blood pressure and diabetes screenings, answered any health-related questions the attendees may have had and provided health education and referral information.

Student pharmacists screened 34 patients for diabetes and 30 patients for hypertension during the course of the afternoon.

The biggest highlight was when the students got to meet and talk with Mayor Jerry Sanders and Councilwoman Sherri Lightner.