Remember the Ribbon Chair
Precious Dadzie is a fourth-year pharmacy student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in Richmond, Virginia. Though born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, her family roots stem from Ghana.
Inspired by her favorite quote from Jackie Robinson, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives”, Precious has framed her life’s purpose around its meaning.
Upon entering pharmacy school, she knew that she wanted to continue fulfilling her personal mission of engaging in service to the underserved, and immediately became an active member of SNPhA. Throughout her time with SNPhA she has served as the Historian, Legislative Chair, and Chapter Delegate. It was at her first SNPhA national meeting in Orlando, Florida after P1 year, that she developed an interest in one day becoming a national officer.
Outside of SNPhA, Precious is actively involved in the Student Association of Consultant & Geriatric Pharmacists (SACGP), American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Students in Pharmacy (APhA-ASP), and Student Pharmacist Policy and Advocacy Association (SPAA). She is also a proud brother of Phi Delta Chi Fraternity, and a member of Pharmacy Leadership Society (PLS). During her first two years of pharmacy school, she served as a mentor at a local youth center for the underserved where she worked one-on-one with a mentee, helping her achieve academic goals, while serving as a positive role model. Throughout her pharmacy education she has maintained her commitment to serving through numerous volunteer efforts with her various organizations. During the 2016-2017 school year she had the opportunity to serve as a Student Council for an Inclusive Environment (SCIE) Ambassador, working with students from other health science disciplines who identify as coming from an underrepresented background. This afforded Precious the invaluable opportunity to receive leadership training on cultivating diversity and inclusion across the medical campus, and she was able to engage in conversation about experiences as an underrepresented minority.
In her free time, she enjoys working out, shopping, dancing, and skiing whenever she has the opportunity to do so. Additionally, she loves watching college football and basketball and is a “die hard” Duke Blue Devils fan.
Precious is extremely excited for the opportunity to serve SNPhA on the national level. As the appointed Remember the Ribbon Chair, she aims to increase awareness and education about HIV/AIDS in an effort to continue breaking down the stigmas associated with the disease. Her goal is to increase conversation about HIV/AIDS in order to empower everyone to end the silence of this global pandemic, especially in underserved communities. Furthermore, Precious hopes to promote more awareness campaigns, build additional national and community partnerships and provide more opportunities for SNPhA members to get involved. Reaching as many people as possible no matter one’s background, race, or HIV status, will be the key for us to Connect the P.I.E.C.E.S. and continue the fight against this disease.