Hayden Howard ’14

Major: Sociology/Anthropology. Hometown:Aurora, Texas.

Anderson Fellow in Public Affairs

National Association of Chain Drug Stores | Washington, D.C.

Week 8:
National Association of Chain Drug Stores

August 15, 2013 | This week was primarily focused on TSE. This makes sense, as most people leave on Friday and the conference starts Saturday. Some of our Meetings department has already left to oversee the set-up process. I will be flying out at 7:10 am on Saturday morning. Needless to say, I am beyond excited and so thankful […]

Week 7:
National Association of Chain Drug Stores

August 5, 2013 | Last week at NACDS! It is definitely a bittersweet moment. I have learned so much and met so many great people, that it will be difficult to leave this amazing place. Last week was focused primarily on our Total Store Expo conference in Vegas. I finished up the agenda for our Faculty Scholars Program, as […]

Week 6:
National Association of Chain Drug Stores

July 30, 2013 | Well, I am going to Vegas! Throughout the summer, I have worked with our department to prepare materials for our national conference, the Total Store Expo. This is going to be a huge conference, with thousands of chain and community pharmacies, retailers, and pharmaceutical companies. We will also be offering numerous Insight Sessions, which I […]

Week 5:
National Association of Chain Drug Stores

July 23, 2013 | Another week down. Unfortunately, this Fellowship is moving way too quickly! This weekend I went to Union Market to DC Scoop! This is a huge event where tons of ice cream vendors set up booths and give you free samples!! It was a really cool experience and the ice cream was great. It was also […]

Week 4:
National Association of Chain Drug Stores

July 15, 2013 | Another great week here in Washington, D.C. I did several things last week, including writing scripts that our speakers will use at the NACDS Total Store Expo (our national conference) and doing research for several departments. I believe that my Cornell education has taught me to multitask efficiently and at a high level. Though we […]

Week 3:
National Association of Chain Drug Stores

July 8, 2013 | I┬áhope everyone had a great Fourth of July! The festivities in Washington, D.C. are unlike anything you have ever seen. Hundreds of thousands of people come out to the parade and fireworks on the National Mall. After a full day of museums, touring the Capitol and Library of Congress, and eating great food, we walked […]

Week 2:
National Association of Chain Drug Stores

July 1, 2013 | I had another fantastic week at NACDS! This week, I had the privilege of attending two Congressional Hearings on Capitol Hill! Both of these were incredible experiences. The first hearing discussed Drug Abuse and the CMS Reimbursements. This was interesting because I had never heard of the “doctor shopping” or “pill mill” fraud schemes before. […]

Week 1:
National Association of Chain Drug Stores

June 24, 2013 | Week 1 is finally in the books! My time here in DC has just begun, but it has been a blast so far! I have met some amazing people, learned more than I ever imagined, and seen some really cool places. I still have 7 weeks left. On my first day at the office, the […]