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NACDS Foundation announces pharmacy student scholarship winners
January 24th, 2014
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has awarded $20,000 in scholarships to four pharmacy students.
Under the Pharmacy Student Scholarship Awards program, the NACDS Foundation gave scholarships of $5,000 each to the students.
The foundation said Friday that the award recipients were selected for their work that shares its commitment to benefit patients, improve patient health outcomes and advance public health.
The students receiving the scholarships were the following:
• Jessica Carver of the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. The NACDS Foundation said that via active participation and leadership in her school pharmacy organizations, Carver demonstrated advocacy for issues that advance patient care in the community pharmacy setting.
• Katherine Fischer of the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy. According to the foundation, Fischer's vision of pharmacy reflects the recognition of change in the delivery of patient care, including an expansion of clinical services and health testing in community practice, as well as increased engagement through community outreach.
• Erin Schaffer of the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy. Schaffer has shown a commitment to public health and has a positive vision for the expansion of the role of medication management in meeting patients’ health care needs and improving pharmaceutical care and outcomes, the NACDS Foundation noted.
• Kyle Townswick of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. A PharmD and MBA student, Townswick has shown an interest in care coordination and is dedicated to improving the patient experience, the foundation said.
"We are pleased to recognize the work of these high-caliber pharmacy students by awarding each of them the NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Student Scholarship Award," NACDS Foundation president Kathleen Jaeger said in a statement. "Each exemplifies one of the key missions of the NACDS Foundation in supporting pharmacy education programs that focus on patient-centered care in the community pharmacy setting, and we applaud them for their academic accomplishments."