Photo Friday: A focus on pharmacists, at Howard University, Washington, DC, USA

This week’s photograph is of Whitney Bowman-Zatzkin ( @MsWz ) and Regina Holliday ( @ReginaHolliday ), who along with myself were special guests at Howard University College of Pharmacy. Whitney led us in guest lecturing in a course on “applied concepts in health policy,” taught by Samuel Stolpe, PharmD.

I’m prototyping new lenses these days, and my fixed-lens, wide aperture model caught Whitney in its narrow depth of field, which is a good metaphor for our time together. When Whitney and I spoke before the session, we agreed that the focus would be on the connection between Whitney’s work as the Manager of Policy and Advocacy at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the patient involvement/support. That’s where Regina came in.

I have been living in the shadow of Howard University, in the Striver’s Section neighborhood of Washington, DC, since I moved here, so it was a great honor to be invited last week. As great an honor as any dialogue I’ve ever been invited to be a part of. I have known Whitney since we code-a-thonned together last year (See: Don’t forget the hot sauce! Washington DC’s Health 2.0 Code-a-thon), sharing the technical and leadership challenges that come with innovation in a short time span. She is a great teacher and integrator of the patient perspective across all the health professions.

My other photographs of Howard from the day are a little random – remember, new lens, just learning how to make it work….:)


Ted Eytan, MD