Advisory Councils

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Members of the UH College of Pharmacy Dean's Advisory Council with UH alumnus and former UH System Regent Welcome Wilson Sr.


Dean's Advisory Council

The University of Houston College of Pharmacy Dean's Advisory Council advises the dean regarding pharmacy education and alumni relations and supports the college's marketing and fundraising programs.

The council meets twice a year: once in the fall (usually around homecoming or a major UH reunion event in October or November) and once in the spring.

Next Meeting: Oct. 23-24, 2014

DAC Dinner: 6:30 - 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23
St. Arnold's Brewing Company, 200 Lyons Ave., Houston, 77020

DAC Meeting: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24
University Center (room TBA), UH Main Campus

Please contact Mary Reed at 713-743-1252 or Barbara Knight at 713-743-3705 for information about future meetings or other questions.


Members

Each member serves a term of three years, is appointed in the fall and may serve up to two consecutive terms. Terms are staggered so that a portion of the council rotates off each year.

Bourjois Abboud

Bourjois Abboud, R.Ph.
President and COO, Advanced Pharma Inc., Houston, TX
M.B.A., University of Houston Bauer College of Business; B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Member of UHCOP Mading Society

Mike Adams

Michael Adams Mike Adams, Pharm.D., R.Ph., CTH
Owner, Vax-A-Nation Mobile Vaccination Clinic, Houston, TX
Owner/Clinician/Pharmacist, Travelvax Clinic and Pharmacy, Houston, TX
Pharm.D., University of Kansas; B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy (Class of 1990); B.S. Microbiology, Texas AM University
Certified in Travel Health (International Society of Travel Medicine), Sterile Products, Compounding Pharmacy, Immunizations, and Asthma

Lydia Aguilera

Lydia Aguilera Lydia Aguilera, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Interim Director of Cooperative Pharmacy Program and Clinical Assistant Professor, The University of Texas-Pan American/The University of Texas-Austin, Edinburg, TX
Pharm.D., The University of Florida; B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Director, Texas Pharmacy Association Board of Directors (2012-present); Member, UHCOP Mading Society; Recipient of Professional Leadership Award, University of Florida College of Pharmacy; National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Roger Anderson

Roger Anderson Roger Anderson, Dr.P.H., M.S., B.S., FASHP
Retired
formerly VP and Chief Pharmacy Officer, McKesson Specialty Health/US Oncology; Senior VP and Chief Pharmacist, Medco Health Solutions; VP and Head, Division of Pharmacy, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Dr.P.H., The University of Texas; M.S. Hospital Pharmacy, Ohio State University; B.S., Pharmacy, Ferris State University
Distinguished Alumnus Award - The Ohio State University and Ferris State University; Clifton J. Latiolais Award (Ohio State); Distinguished Service Award - The University of Houston; Research Award - The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP); Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award - ASHP; The John W. Webb Visiting Professor Award; Fellow of the ASHP

Roy Armstrong

Roy Armstrong Roy Armstrong, R.Ph.
Market Pharmacy Director, Walgreens, Houston, TX
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Susan Bacon

Susan Bacon, R.Ph.
Pharmacist, Walgreens, Willis, TX
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Bruce Biundo

Bruce Biundo Bruce Biundo, R.Ph.
Consultant, PCCA, Houston, TX
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
2013 Pharmacist of the Year, Texas Pharmacist of the Year; 2013 R. Louis Rumsey PharmPAC Member of the Year, TPA PharmPAC; Past Co-chair, UHCOP Dean's Advisory Council (2010-2014); Past Vice President, Texas Pharmacy Association; Past President, Houston Area Pharmacy Association; Past President, UHCOP Alumni Association; Recipient, TPA Educational Excellence Award (2008); Member, UHCOP Mading Society

Ken Breda

Ken Breda Ken Breda, R.Ph.
Director of Pharmacy, Brookshire Brothers LLC, Lufkin, TX
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Coordinator of the Year

Gary Cacciatore

Gary Cacciatore, J.D., Pharm.D.
Vice President and Associate Chief Regulatory Counsel, Cardinal Health, Houston, TX
J.D., University of Houston Law Center; Pharm.D., University of Florida College of Pharmacy
UHCOP Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration Friends of Pharmacy Award (2009)

Lance Campbell

Lance Campbell, Pharm.D.
President/Owner, Campbell's Compounding Pharmacy, Houston and Sugar Land, TX
Pharm.D., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
UHCOP Clinical Sciences and Administration Department's Friends of Pharmacy Award (2009)

Bobby Clay

Bobby Clay Bobby Clay
Complex Clinical Pharmacist, League Medical Concepts, Beaumont, TX
Pharm.D., UHCOP; B.S. Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Junior Member, National Student Leadership Council, National Community Pharmacists Association (2012-13); Vice Satrap (Vice President), Southwest Province, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity (2012-13); NCPA Foundation Presidential Scholarship Recipient (2012); Outstanding Chapter Member of the Year, National Community Pharmacists Association (2011)

Celso Cuellar

Celso Cuellar Celso Cuellar, R.Ph.
Relief Pharmacist, Hill's Drug Store, San Antonio, TX; Target Pharmacy (retired), San Antonio
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
UHCOP Volunteer of the Year (2000); Member, UHCOP Mading Society; Past Officer/Director, Bexar County Pharmacy Association; Committee/Section Member, Texas Pharmacy Association and Texas Pharmacy Foundation

Prashant Desai

Prashant Desai Prashant Desai, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Senior Clinical Science Manager, Immunology-Rheumatology, AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals, Houston, TX
Pharm.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Senior Clinical Science Manager Award, Abbott, 2006; MVP Award, Amgen, 2002

David DeVido

David DeVido, R.Ph.
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
UHCOP Distinguished Alumnus Award (2007); Member, UHCOP Mading Society

Pat Downing

Pat Downing Pat Downing, R.Ph., FIACP
President/Owner, Med-Shop Total Care, Longview, TX
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
PCCA's Compounding Pharmacist of the Year (2004); Texas State Board of Pharmacy Task Force for Compounding Regulations (2003); Fellow, International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists; Named Among 50 Outstanding Alumni, UHCOP 50th Anniversary (1997); PCCA's Compounding Pharmacist of the Month (1996); Member, UHCOP Mading Society

Rita A. English

Rita English Rita B. English, Pharm.D., M.S., R.Ph.
Pharmacy Operations Manager, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown, TX
Pharm.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; M.S. Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin; B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Co-recipient, UH Health-system Site of the Year (2007); Multi-year Recipient, TSHP Research & Education Foundation Research Poster awards; TSBP Task Force on Pharmacist Working Conditions and their Impact on Public Health(

Mary G. Espinoza

Mary Espinoza Mary G. Espinoza, R.Ph.
ETL-Pharmacy Manager, Target Pharmacy, San Antonio, TX

W. Benjamin Fry

Ben Fry W. Benjamin Fry, R.Ph., FIACP
President/Owner, Fry's Prescription Pharmacy, San Benito, TX, and Small Fry's, Harlingen, TX
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Board Member and Past President, Texas State Board of Pharmacy; UHCOP Distinguished Alumnus (2005); UHCOP Dean's Special Recognition Award (2008); Past President, Rio Grande Pharmacy ASsociation; Compounding Pharmacist of the Month, Professional Compounding Centers of America; two-time “Best Pharmacist," Valley Morning Star; Named Among 50 Outstanding Alumni, UHCOP 50th Anniversary (1997); Charter Fellow, International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists; Charter Member, UHCOP Mading Society

John P. Gee

John Gee John P. Gee, R.Ph.
President, Healthy Connections Homecare Services Inc., Houston, TX
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Named Among 50 Outstanding Alumni, UHCOP 50th Anniversary (1997); Member, UHCOP Mading Society

Steve Guerrero

Steve Guerrero, R.Ph.
Pharmacist-in-Charge, Walgreens, San Antonio, TX
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Carole Hardin-Oliver

Carole Hardin-Oliver Carole Hardin-Oliver, R.Ph.
District Supervisor, Walgreens, Humble/Kingwood, TX
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
2014 Pharmacist of the Year, Texas Pharmacy Association; Immediate Past President, Texas Pharmacy Association (2014-15); President-elect/President, Texas Pharmacy Association (2012-14); Past Co-Chair, UHCOP Dean's Advisory Council (2010-2014); Past President, Lake Houston Pharmacy Association; Past Chair, Academy of Chain Pharmacists, Texas Pharmacy Association

William C. Heath

William C. Heath, MBA, CFP
Chairman/CEO, Barrington Financial Advisors, Houston, TX
MBA, University of Houston Bauer College of Business; B.S. Education, University of Southern California
Financial Planner of the Year for 1985 and among Top 250 financial advisors in U.S. by Worth Magazine; Past President, Houston Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners; Public Awareness Committee Member, Institute of Certified Financial Planners

Charles L. "Chuck" Hopson

Chuck Hopson Charles L. "Chuck" Hopson, R.Ph.
Principal, Hopson Consulting Group, Austin, TX
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
District 11 State Representative, Texas House of Representatives (2000-2012); Past President, Central Texas Pharmacy Association and Texas Society of Hospital Pharamcists; UHCOP Distinguished Alumnus (2004); Citizen of the Year (2002) and Businessman of the Year (1999), Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Thurmon J. "Joe" Ickes Jr.

Joe Ickes Thurmon J. "Joe" Ickes, R.Ph.
Evening Operations Manager, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown, TX
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Class of 1982 Representative, UHCOP 50th Anniversary (1997); Kmart District Manager of Year Award

Alton Kanak

Alton Kanak Alton Kanak, R.Ph.
Owner, Kanak Inc., Katy, TX
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Board of Directors, American Pharmacies; Member, UHCOP Mading Society

Rusol Karralli

Rusol Karralli Rusol Karralli, Pharm.D.
340B Implementation Manager, Apexus 
M.S./PGY1-PGY2, Pharmacy Administration, University of Houston College of Pharmacy/Memorial Hermann Healthcare System; Pharm.D., University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Linzay Kelly

Linzay Kelly Linzay Kelly, R.Ph.
Pharmacist-in-Charge, Carepharm Pharmacy LTC, Houston, TX
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Member, UHCOP Mading Society

Scott Lason

Scott Lason, R.Ph.
Manager, Professional and College Relations, CVS/Caremark, North Richland Hills, TX
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, and B.S. Mathematics, University of Oklahoma

Prithvipal "Paul" Likhari

Paul Likhari Prithvipal "Paul" Likhari, M.Pharm., B.Pharm.
President, Apaar Investments Inc., Sugar Land, TX; formerly Founder/CEO, BA Research International, Houston, TX
M.Pharm., B.Pharm.
Businessman of the Year, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston; Past President, Indo-American Charity Foundation of Houston; Past Board Member, Methodist Hospital Sugar Land; Member, Sugar Land Legacy Foundation; Chairman, Gurdwara Sahib of Southwest Houston Board of Trustees; Member, UHCOP Mading Society

F. Paul Lott

Paul Lott F. Paul Lott, R.Ph., FASCP
Owner/Consultant Pharmacist, LLW Consulting Inc., Sugar Land, TX
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Texas Pharmacy Association's Robert L Hays Outstanding Consultant Pharmacist Award, 2014 and 2000; Past President, Houston Area Pharmacy Association; Past Board Member/Officer, Texas Pharmacy Association; Inaugural President, Texas Chapter of American Society of Consultant Pharmacists; Fellow, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists; Named Among 50 Outstanding Alumni, UHCOP 50th Anniversary (1997); Member, UHCOP Mading Society, UH Cougar Executives Organization, and UH President's Club

John Jasper Lovoi

John Lovoi John Jasper Lovoi, R.Ph.
President, Lovoi and Sons Pharmacies Inc.
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
UHCOP Distinguished Alumnus Award (2006); UHCOP Mading Society

Nicholas J. Martino

Nicholas Martino Nicholas J. Martino, R.Ph.
Pharmacist, CVS/PharmaCare Specialty Pharmacy
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
UHCOP Volunteer of the Year (1999); Named Among 50 Outstanding Alumni, UHCOP 50th Anniversary (1997); District Manager of the Year Award (South Texas/Louisiana), Eckerd Drugs (1999); Member, UHCOP Mading Society; Member, UH 1927 Society

Ezequiel (Zeke) Medina

Ezequiel Medina Ezequiel (Zeke) Medina
Pharmacist, Richie's Pharmacy & Medical Supply, Conroe, TX
Pharm.D., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
National President and Senior Member, National Student Leadership Council, National Community Pharmacists Association (2012-13); Junior Member, National Student Leadership Council, National Community Pharmacists Association (2011-12)

William "Bill" Morgan

Bill Morgan William "Bill" Morgan, R.Ph.
Coordinator, Hill Country Pharmacy Services, Kerrville, TX
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Keith Moseley

Keith Moseley Keith Moseley, R.Ph.
Pharmacy District Director, Brookshire Brothers, Lufkin, TX (2007-present)
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy (1982)
Board of Directors, Texas Federation of Drug Stores (1998-present); UHCOP DAC Distinguished Service Award (2003-2008); Class of 1982 Representative, UHCOP 50th Anniversary (2000); Kmart Pharmacy District Manager of Year Award (1999)

R. Michael Napoli

Michael Napoli R. Michael Napoli, M.S., R.Ph.
Senior Consultant Clinical Pharmacist at SAIC Leidos, Houston, TX
M.S., B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Osagie (Tony) Ohonba

Tony Ohonba Osagie (Tony) Ohonba
Pharm.D. Student, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Class President, UHCOP Pharm.D. Class of 2015; Recipient of the 2011 UH Dean's Award for Outstanding Leadership, Service and Overall Contribution to Campus Life

Mike Pemberton

Mike Pemberton, R.Ph.
Owner/Pharmacist-in-Charge, Louis Morgan Drugs, Longview, TX
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Renee Prescott

Renee Prescott Renee Prescott, Pharm.D.
Director of Education, PCCA, Houston, TX
Pharm.D., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Young Pharmacist of the Year, Texas Pharmacy Association (2009); Outstanding Young Pharmacist Award (2009), UHCOP; Past President, University of Houston Pharmacy Alumni Association

Lakshmi Putcha

Lakshmi Putcha Lakshmi Putcha, Ph.D., FCP
Chief Pharmacologist/Technical Manager, Pharmacotherapeutics Laboratories, NASA Johnson Space Center, Clear Lake, TX
Ph.D., Biopharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacokinetics, University of Houston
NASA Special Space Flight Achievement Award; NASA Certificate of Commendation; NASA Space Act Award; Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacology; Member, BioHouston, Rice Alliance, and Houston Technology Center; Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas Southern University and University of Florida

Ryan Roux

Ryan Roux Ryan Roux, Pharm.D.
Director of Pharmacy Operations, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Pharm.D., University of Houston College of Pharmacy; M.S. Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration
University of Houston Preceptor Site of the Year (2009); Honorable Mention Award National Associate of Public Hospitals for ADE Program (2009); TSHP Pharmacy Leadership Award (2008); TSHP Lourdes M. Cuellar Award for Excellence (2004, 2005, 2006); Outstanding Student Award, Gulf Coast Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (1999)

R. Louis Rumsey

rumsey R. Louis Rumsey, R.Ph.
Owner/Pharmacist-in-Charge, Elam Road Pharmacy, Dallas, TX
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Texas Pharmacist of the Year, Texas Pharmacy Association (2009) Texas PharmPac Member of the Year, (2010) award renamed R. Louis Rumsey PharmPAC Member of the Year

Lisa M. Scholz

Lisa Scholz Lisa M. Scholz, Pharm.D.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Pharmacy Officer, Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access, Washington, D.C.
Pharm.D., University of Houston College of Pharmacy; MBA, Madison University, Gulfport, MS
Shaker of the Year, Houston Chamber of Commerce (2007); Graduate/Fellow, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)/VA Patient Safety Improvement Corp (PSIC); Faculty member, HRSA Paitent Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services National Collaborative

Robert L. Scholz

Robert Scholz Robert L. Scholz, M.S., MBA, R.Ph.
Vice President, Pharmacy Practice Consulting, McKesson, San Francisco, CA
M.S., B.S. University of Houston College of Pharmacy; MBA, Madison University, Gulfport, MS
Member, UHCOP Mading Society

Ali-Reza Shah-Mohammadi

Ali-Reza Shah-Mohammadi Ali-Reza Shah-Mohammadi, Pharm.D., M.S., FISMP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Medication Safety, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Safe Medication Management Fellow, Institute for Safe Medication Practices; Pharm.D., University of Houston College of Pharmacy; M.S./PGY1-PGY2 Pharmacy Administration Residency, UH College of Pharmacy/Harris Health System; B.S. Biology/Biochemistry, B.A. Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
Director, Gulf Coast Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Michael Smith

Michael Smith Michael Smith
President, Transet Co., Longview, TX

Julie Spier

Julie Spier Julie Spier, R.Ph.
Director of Pharmacy Operations, Randalls/Tom Thumb,
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy; B.S. Biology, Sam Houston State University
President, Texas Federation of Drug Stores (2012-present); Secretary-Treasurer, Texas Federation of Drug Stores (2010-2012); Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council Silver Beaver Award (2012); UHCOP Dean's Special Recognition Award (2007); UHCOP Volunteer of the Year (2007); District Award of Merit, Boy Scouts of America Texas Skies District (2009); Family of the Year Award, Boy Scouts of America Mustang District (2007); Named Among 50 Outstanding Alumni, UHCOP 50th Anniversary (1997); UHCOP Retail Preceptor of Year (1995); UHCOP Distinguished Service Award (1990)

John Stephenson

John Stephenson John Stephenson, R.Ph.
Pharmacist, Stephenson Pharmacy, Tyler, TX, and Turtle Creek Surgery Center, Tyler, TX
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Member, UHCOP Mading Society

Joyce A. Tipton

Joyce Tipton Joyce A. Tipton, MBA, R.Ph., FASHP
Director of Pharmacy and Respiratory Care, Memorial Hermann Memorial City, Houston, TX
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy; MBA, Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University
Board Member, Texas State Board of Pharmacy; Development Team, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Epidemiology (named a 'Best Practices Site' by ASHP in 2010) and MS/Residency in Pharmacy Administration program with UHCOP and TMC institutions

May Utti

May Utti May Utti, R.Ph.
Pharmacy Supervisor, CVS/Caremark, Houston, TX
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Lucinda Van Anglen

Lucinda Van Anglen Lucinda Van Anglen, Pharm.D.
Vice President of Pharmacy, Healix, Sugar Land, TX
Pharm.D., University of Nebraska

Alex Varkey

Alex Varkey Alex C. Varkey, Pharm.D., M.S.
Pharmacy Operations Manager, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Pharm.D., University of Houston College of Pharmacy; M.S. Health-System Pharmacy, The Ohio State Unversity
Outstanding University of Texas Institutional Preceptor for the Houston/Galveston Region (2011); Rho Chi Initiate (2007); McNeil Mortar and Pestle Professionalism Award, University of Houston (2005); Outstanding Student Leadership Award, UHCOP (2005); APhA-ASP National President and APhA Board of Trustees member (2004-05); Dennis and Patricia Worthen APhA-ASP Presidential Award (2004); Phi Lambda Sigma Initiate (2003)

May Woo

May Woo May Woo, R.Ph.
Director of Pharmacy (Houston Area), Emerus Emergency Hospital, Houston, TX
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
2014 Bowl of Hygeia, Texas Pharmacy Association; National President-elect/President/Immediate Past President, Phi Lambda Sigma (2008-11); Named Among 50 Outstanding Alumni, UHCOP 50th Anniversary (1997); Harris County Pharmacy Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year Award (1996); "40 Under 40" Pharmacists, Texas Pharmacy Association (2005); Eckerd Drug Co. Communication Leader Award (2004-05); Special Recognition Award, UHCOP (1994); Past Member, Texas Pharmacy Association Board of Directors; Past President, Houston Area Pharmacy Association; Member, UHCOP Mading Society

Michael Wright

Michael Wright Michael Wright
Executive Director, Texas Pharmacy Business Council, Austin, TX
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; Graduate, Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Government Affairs
Decorated Veteran of Vietnam War (including Bronze Star), U.S. Army; Distinguished Service Award (2010), Texas Pharmacy Association; President, President of Great Hills Country Club and the Great Hills Homeowners Association

Shara Zatopek

Shara Zatopek Shara Zatopek, M.A., R.Ph.
Associate Dean of Operations and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX
B.S., University of Houston College of Pharmacy; M.A. Psychology, Houston Baptist University
Educator of the Year, Texas Pharmacy Association Pharmacist (1997); Named Among 50 Outstanding Alumni, UHCOP 50th Anniversary (1997); Past National President/President-elect, Phi Lambda Sigma (1995-96); Pharmacist of the Year, Harris County Pharmacy Association (1995); National Advisor of the Year Award, American Pharmaceutical Association/ASP (1995); Phi Lambda Sigma Faculty Leadership Award (1994); Merck Natioanl Achievement Award (1994); 3M National Brown Bag Award (1994); ASP Outstanding Pharmacist Service Award (1991); Past Board Member, Texas Pharmacy Association and Texas Pharmacy Foundation; Member, UHCOP Mading Society

 

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