Health sciences students from Washington State University in Spokane will be answering community questions on heart health and prevention as part of a KHQ Connect Center for Heart Health during the 5 o’clock news broadcast this Friday, February 12.

Students and faculty from the WSU Doctor of Pharmacy and Nutrition & Exercise Physiology programs will be manning the phones from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Community members can call the KHQ connect center at 509-443-1111, with their heart health questions, and for information on how to keep the hearts you love healthy.

Student pharmacists participating in the KHQ Connect Center for Heart Health are a part of the WSU student chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists. One of this student organization’s main community outreach initiatives is called Operation Heart, which is a national patient care project to improve public health by helping patients understand, identify and manage their risks for cardiovascular disease.

WSU Doctor of Pharmacy students include: Tory Kneel, Preet Handa, Courtney Mayo, Erin McCarthy, and Uche Azikiwe. Dr. Jennifer Robinson, pharmacotherapy clinical associate professor and director of student services will also be participating.