PittPharmacy_JenniferBacci_0014PittPharmacy Alumna Jennifer Bacci PharmD ’11  was recently recognized as one of ten outstanding pharmacists who have been practicing for less than ten years by the The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) at the  2014 Annual Conference held at the Four Points Sheraton on September 20, 2014 in Mars, Pa.

The Ten Under Ten Awards recognize the top ten pharmacists practicing for less than ten years that demonstrate commitment to advancing the profession, involvement in PPA and other pharmacy associations, and/or service to their community. The awards are presented every three years.

Bacci completed a Community Pharmacy Residency with the University of Pittsburgh and Rite Aid Corporation. During that time, she worked to advance the clinical services provided at Rite Aid, investigate incorporation of clinical services into community pharmacy workflow, and teach students about how to care for patients in the community. After her residency completion, she chose to practice in the community, and now currently is pursuing additional post-graduate training through a Community Pharmacy Research Fellowship. Bacci has been involved in a variety of research projects focused on advancing the role of the community pharmacist in delivery of direct patient care, with a number of publications pending. She is also a lead author on a manuscript currently in review entitled “Implementation of brief medications adherence interventions within a community chain pharmacy practice: a qualitative analysis”.

In addition to her research efforts, Bacci has been an active member of PPA since she was a student member and has presented continuing education programs for members at several meetings. Additionally, she is the chair of the New Practitioner Advisory Board and has worked to bring students and new practitioners together by offering educational programs through the Alleghany County Pharmacy Association (ACPA) for current students held by new practitioners.

Bacci is an adjunct instructor in the pharmacy and therapeutics department at the School of Pharmacy.

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