PittPharmacy’s research from the Community Leadership, Innovation, and Practice (CLIP) Center was recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Research led by faculty, staff, and students earned the CLIP Center three Presentation Merit Awards following poster presentation in Nashville, Tennessee March 2018.

Faculty in the Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice Center in conjunction with Giant Eagle Pharmacy are recipients of a 2018 APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Presentation Merit Award for their poster presentation entitled, “Pandemic Vaccine Strategic Planning at a Regional Grocery Store Chain Pharmacy.” This award recognizes presenters on practice-related subjects made at the APhA Annnual Meeting poster session. PittPharmacy investigators on this project included Professor Kim Coley, PharmD, FCCP (photo above), Assistant Professor Lucas Berenbrok, PharmD, MS and Associate Professor Deanne Hall, PharmD, CDE, BCACP. Investigators from Giant Eagle Pharmacy included Chiara Gessler, Renee Richardson, Chrissy Moore, Jonathan Kovac, and John DeJames. This work was supported through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

A second Merit Award was received by PittPharmacy faculty and students for their presentation “Utilizing Rapid-Cycle Problem Solving during Initial Implementation of Patient Care Services within Independent Community Pharmacies participating in a Statewide Pharmacy Care Network.”  Participants include PittPharmacy PharmD students Kelsey Hake, David Nesmith, Ashley Blazewick, Sophia Cothrel, Katelyn Rudzik, (photo right), Associate Dean Melissa S. McGivney, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA, Lucas Berenbrok,  Joni Carroll, Kim Coley, Melinda Kozminski, and Brandon Antinopoulos.

The third award was presented to PittPharmacy for their presentation A Value-based Model for Incentivizing Adult Immunizations at Community Pharmacies. Participants include Lucas Berenbrok (photo above), Hannah Renner, Melissa Somma McGivney, and Kim Coley.

Only 8 Presentation Merit Awards are awarded at the Annual Meeting. Three CLIP Center projects were awarded with the prestigious Merit Award from a pool of 542 poster abstract submissions!

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