My name is Thomas Vraja, and I am the 2013-2014 Chronic Kidney Disease Chair. I am a fifth year pharmacy student and am more than excited to work with SNPhA this year in order to increase public awareness about this disease. I know the previous chairmen have done a fantastic job organizing events to promote public education as well as giving student pharmacists an opportunity to make an impact on society. I am confident that, as a group, we can move this organization even further.
My goals for this upcoming year are to increase student involvement as well as organizing several outreach programs that will promote an increased knowledge and awareness of this disease. Currently, there are 26 million Americans that are affected and several million others that are at an increased risk of developing this disease. Reaching out and making our community more conscious of this disease, will result in an overall healthier society. I am looking forward to working with SNPhA to make this year our best and most successful year yet. If you have any ideas or questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.