Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL, on May 29, 2014, paid special tribute to its namesake, Rosalind Franklin, PhD, with a public unveiling of a sculpture of the scientist, whose Photo 51 was crucial to the discovery of the structure of DNA – the single most important advance in modern biology. The university made history in 2004 as the first medical institution in the nation to recognize a female scientist through an honorary namesake. The unveiling celebrated Dr. Franklin’s life and research, also in viruses, carbon and coal that place her among the top 100 scientists of all time. Attending the event were family members of the scientist, who died in 1958 at age 37, including Martin Franklin, her nephew, and Rosalind Franklin Jekowsky, her niece, who serves as a trustee for the university.
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.