Pharmacy Residents Recognized by APhA-APPM

Shannon Reed
Sevin poses with her winning poster at the APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Awards
Sevin poses with her winning poster.

The American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) recently honored Justin Woods and Alexa Sevin, both residents at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, with the 2013 APHA-APPM Presentation Merit Award.

The award is given to recognize extraordinary poster presentations at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition. The poster session was designed to provide practitioners, scientists, and student pharmacists with the opportunity to share innovative ideas and educational tools.

"It was quite an honor to receive this award among so many great resident projects,” said Woods, PGY1 community pharmacy practice resident.  “I have to thank all the preceptors and mentors within our program, at the college, and Kroger for their support and guidance. They truly helped make my project better than I could've imagined!"

Sevin, also honored with the presentation award, focused her poster on a topic that she is very passionate about, interprofessional education among health professional students.

“As health care evolves, it is more important now than ever that our students are being trained to work on interprofessional teams in order to provide our patients with the best possible care,” said Sevin, PGY1 ambulatory care pharmacy practice resident. “I have great support from the faculty here at OSU, as well as my research collaborators at NEOMED and Ohio University.”

Marialice Bennett, professor of clinical pharmacy, was pleased with the award recipients. “The field was extremely competitive for the APhA-APPM Presentation Awards this year,” said Bennett, RPh, FAPhA. “Both Justin and Alexa are passionate about the topics they presented. We are proud of their strong efforts leading to this well-deserved recognition.”