Public Relations Liaison
Roderick “Dee” Gladney is a fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Though born and raised in Thomasville, NC, Chapel Hill has been a home for him. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and minor in African American studies from the University of North Carolina (UNC) as well.
Community service and leadership were cultivated early on in his undergraduate career. During his tenure at UNC, he founded and established UNC’s first and only on-campus food pantry, Carolina Cupboard: Community Food Pantry, to alleviate food insecurity and poverty on campus. His dedication to serving disadvantaged and underserved populations led him to join SNPhA, an organization that aligned most with his interests. His passion for service inspired him to pursue leadership positions in his local SNPhA chapter. As a result, he decided to serve as the Regional Conference Coordinator for Regions I & II. This experience amplified his passion for service and for SNPhA leading him to pursue a national position in the organization.
He is an active member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc., Recruitment Ambassador Program (RAP) for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) Clinic. In addition to the aforementioned organizations, he conducts research on statin underutilization in diabetic patients at WakeMed Health & Hospitals. In his spare time, Dee loves to cook and develop new recipes focalized on southern cuisine. He also enjoys traveling and developing his craft for photography.
Dee looks forward to serving this amazing organization as the 2018-2019 National Public Relations Liaison. For him, it is an honor and a privilege to be able to not only continue the legacy of great work of those before him but to be able to contribute his own piece to the narrative. He looks forward to expanding the SNPhA brand this year by showcasing our initiatives, pharmacy profession, and dedication to serving the underserved.
He strongly believes that there is Strength in Purpose. We, the members of SNPhA, are the strength and the purpose is serve.