Dr. Crystal Parke, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, was awarded the Martin Luther King Day Service Grant from St. Petersburg College. The amount awarded in 2016 was $3,381. Entitled “The Biggest Loser,” the purpose of the grant is to promote wellness through healthy lifestyle changes and encouragement of daily exercise. Dr. Parke and FAMU pharmacy students performed body mass index and blood pressure measurements and blood glucose screenings. Patients were also provided Magic Bullets, a smoothie recipe book, portion plates and daily food diaries to encourage lifestyle modifications.
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