WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) today announced the recipients of the 2013 APhA Postgraduate Best Paper Awards. The recipients were chosen during the 2013 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Los Angeles.
The Postgraduate Best Paper Awards recognize the author of the best contributed paper (podium or poster session) presented at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition by a postgraduate student. APhA-APRS presents up to three awards each year to postgraduate APhA members in the basic, clinical and/or economic, social and administrative sciences categories.
Postgraduate Best Paper Award in the Clinical Sciences
Chien-Hsun Li, MS, of Iowa City, IA, for paper “Hepatotoxicity of Antifungal Agents Used for Prophylaxis and Treatment of Invasive Fungal Infections: A Meta-Analysis”. The co-author was Erika J. Ernst, PharmD.
Postgraduate Best Paper Award in the Economic, Social & Administrative Sciences
Monita Karmakar, BPharm(India), MS, PhD student, of Toledo, OH, for paper “Predicting Adherence to Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy in Patients with Breast Cancer Using Protection Motivation Theory”. The co-authors were Sharrel Pinto, BSPharm, DMM, MS, PhD, Timothy Jordan, PhD, MEd; Iman Mohammed, MD, MPH, FACP; and Monica Holiday-Goodman, RPh, PhD.
Postgraduate Best Paper Award in the Economic, Social & Administrative Sciences (Podium)
Marc L. Fleming, PhD, MPH, RPh, of Houston, TX, for paper “Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Pharmacists’ Intention to Utilize a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Database”.
Postgraduate Best Paper Award in the Economic, Social & Administrative Sciences – Honorable Mention (Podium)
Natalia Shcherbakova, PhD, of Springfield, MA, for paper “Medication Use Patterns of Antiepileptic Drugs and Epileptic Events”. The co-authors were Karen L. Rascati, PhD; Carolyn Brown, PhD; Kenneth A. Lawson, PhD; Suzanne Novak, MD, PhD; E. Kristin Richards, PhD; and Linda Yoder, RN, MBA, PhD.
About the American Pharmacists Association
The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, is a 501 (c)(6) organization, representing more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States. For more information, please visit www.pharmacist.com.
The APhA-Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) stimulates the discovery, dissemination and application of research to improve patient health and serves pharmacists and those members who are involved in the pharmaceutical sciences. Members of APhA may choose to belong to a primary section within APhA-APRS based on their area of research. APhA-APRS is governed by an Executive Council comprised of elected leaders from the three Sections of APhA-APRS: Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences. Members receive access to continuing education, an online community for pharmacists, networking and leadership opportunities, premier research journals such as JAPhA and JPharmSci, cutting edge information on Medication Therapy Management and regulatory issues facing the profession. For more information, please visit www.pharmacist.com/apha-aprs.