Ohio State Recognized at National Pharmacy Convention

Kenneth Hale, RPh, PhD, receives the Tice Award during the APhA Annual Meeting. Photo: T. Susan Nguyen.Kenneth Hale, RPh, PhD, receives the Tice Award during the APhA Annual Meeting. Photo: T. Susan Nguyen

Like many pharmacy professionals across the nation, students, faculty, residents, and alumni traveled to Los Angeles, CA, in March for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

In addition to events such as continuing education opportunities and connecting with fellow professionals, the Annual Meeting highlights the accomplishments of its members. The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy was among those honored.

Kenneth M. Hale, RPh, PhD
Assistant Dean for Professional and External Affairs
Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award

Formerly known as the “APhA Friend of ASP Award,” the Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award was established in 1988 to recognize an individual whose long-term services and contributions have benefited the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), and thereby student pharmacists in general.

Dave Matthews
P4 Professional Student
APhA-ASP National Patient Counseling Competition Winner

Created to encourage student pharmacists in their efforts towards becoming better patient educators, the APhA-ASP National Patient Counseling Competition involves a complex counseling situation where the participants select a prescription at random and are asked to counsel the patient on safe and effective drug use. The competition begins on the local level, with finalists competing at the Annual Meeting.

Alexa Sevin  
Justin Woods
Ohio State Pharmacy Residents
APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Award

The Presentation Merit Awards were created by the APhA Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) to recognize exceptional poster presentations at the APhA Annual Meeting. The Poster Session provides practitioners, scientists, and student pharmacists the opportunity to share innovative practice information, disseminate research findings, and share educational tools.

During the meeting, attendees were also able to view the latest news from the College of Pharmacy on APhA TV News. Topics covered included The Generation Rx Lab at COSIOhio State’s Appalachian partnershiphow the college prepares students to be leaders, and the Natural Products Program at Ohio State. The videos are available for viewing on the college’s YouTube page.