Sherif Mohamed El-Refai
New Jersey pharmacist Sherif Mohamed El-Refai devotes much of his free time to community service. During his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he volunteered at numerous community events in the Raleigh-Durham area. In 2010, Sherif Mohamed El-Refai participated in the North Carolina State University Health Fair and donated his time to the East Carolina University Physicians Flu Clinic at the Brody School of Medicine. He also helped organize a concert supporting the Donate Life organization and administered influenza vaccinations at the North Carolina State Fair through Operation Immunization. In 2009, Sherif El-Refai joined a group of students from the UNC at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy on a medical mission trip to rural Honduras. During the nine-day trip, he and 10 fellow volunteers treated more than 1,500 individuals who did not have access to modern medical care. Utilizing his pharmaceutical training and his intermediate Spanish language skills, El-Refai helped triage patients and educated them on their medications. In addition to the medical services they provided, the volunteers also distributed vitamins, anti-parasitic medications, and various medical supplies. Today, Sherif Mohamed El-Refai supports several charitable organizations, including the American Cancer Society and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. In his spare time, he stays fit by playing basketball and soccer and taking hip-hop dance classes. He enjoys practicing the guitar and listening to American and Arabic music.
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