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APhA Announces 2013 Presentation Merit Awards

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Awards recognize the authors of exceptional poster presentations from the 2013 APhA Contributed Papers Poster Session.

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA–APPM) today announced the recipients of the 2013 APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Awards. The recipients were chosen during the 2013 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Los Angeles.

The APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Awards recognize the authors of exceptional poster presentations from the 2013 APhA Contributed Papers Poster Session. The Poster Session provides practitioners, scientists and student pharmacists an opportunity to share innovative practice information, disseminate research findings and/or share educational tools. Nearly 300 posters, with a wide array of practice and research-related topics, were selected to be displayed at the APhA2013 Contributed Papers Poster Session.

APhA–APPM Contributed Research Paper
Improving Diabetes Care Through an Interdisciplinary, Patient-incentivized Model in a Public Health Department Population: A Project IMPACT: Diabetes Community’s Results.  Dugan, B. DeeAnn, Samford University; Fisher, Katy , Jefferson County Department of Health; Hannings, Ashley, Jefferson County Department of Health; Lander, Roger, Samford University; Shelley, Jesisica, Samford University; Wolley, Tom, Samford University

Use of an iPad with Electronic Medical Record Software to Facilitate Patient Care in a Pharmacist-run Ambulatory Care Clinic.   Weitzel, Kristin, University of Florida; Taylor, James, University of Florida; Sando, Karen, University of Florida; Inge, Lisa, University of Florida; Hatton, Randy, Shands Hospital

APhA-APPM Contributed Research Paper – Student Pharmacist Category
Evaluating the Use of Methadone for Opioid Taper in Pediatric Patients Status Post Continuous Fentanyl Infusion for Withdrawal Prevention.  Lista, Annette, Riley, Kristina, Bio, Laura, University of the Sciences

APhA–APPM Innovative Practice Report
Development and Implementation of a Medication Take-Back Event Led by a School of Pharmacy.   Eagerton, David, Presbyterian College; Shealy, Kayce, Presbyterian College; Reeder, C. Eugene, Presbyterian College

Utilizing Pharmacy Technicians in Medication Therapy Management Services in a Retail Pharmacy.   Jennings, Brandon, University of Utah; Lowe, Megan, University of Utah Health Care; Veth, Kristen, University of Utah Health Care; Javalera, Jose, University of Utah Health Care; Moore, Davis, University of Utah Health Care

APhA–APPM Current Residents Reports on Projects in Progress
Health Professional Students’ Preparedness for Interprofessional Practice. Sevin, Alexa, The Ohio State University; Pruchnicki, Maria, The Ohio State University; Ulbrich, Timothy, Northeastern Ohio Medical University; Adkins, Sarah, The Ohio State University; Maguire, Michelle, The Ohio State University

Assessment of Pharmacists’ Participation in Political Advocacy and Factors Influencing Their Involvement. Woods, Justin, The Ohio State University; Green, Tara, Kroger; Bennett, Marialice, The Ohio State University; Lehman, Amy, The Ohio State University

Contributed paper abstracts are available in the March/April 2013 e-publication of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.

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.

About APhA-APPM
The APhA-Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) is dedicated to assisting members in enhancing the profession of pharmacy, improving medication use and advancing patient care. APhA serves pharmacists in all practice settings, including independent and chain community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, health maintenance organizations, federal facilities, nuclear pharmacies and other specialized settings. Members receive access to continuing education, an online community of practitioners, networking and leadership opportunities, tools and resources for developing patient care services, cutting edge information on Medication Therapy Management and regulatory issues facing the profession. For more information, please visit www.pharmacist.com/apha-appm.

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