The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation (NACDS) will present the “Excellence in Patient Care Award” to Janice L. Pringle, PhD, founder and director of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), for her innovative work to combat opioid abuse and improving individual and population health outcomes. Judy Rosser, executive director of Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships will also be honored at the 21st Annual NACDS Foundation Dinner to be held December 4, 2019, at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City.

NACDS President Kathleen Jaeger said, “We look forward to honoring the community partnership and research of Dr. Janice Pringle and Judy Rosser. Their incredible work has helped to make a difference in Blair County and in the lives of those who have benefited from more than 4,000 screenings over the past year – in a way that seeks to remove the stigma of SUD while providing much-needed care. There is no greater tribute to their work than to announce that the NACDS Foundation is expanding Project Lifeline to Allegheny County to help even more Pennsylvanians now, and to provide the framework model that can make a positive impact across the nation.”

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