Pharmacy students to present research at annual exposition

March 27, 2014 | News, UToday, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
By Kevin Bucher

Students from The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will present their work at the annual American Pharmacists Association Meeting and Exposition Friday through Monday, March 28-31.

The meeting will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

This is the first year the American Pharmacist Association accepted oral presentations. UT students will present three out of the 12 posters that were accepted.

“We encourage our faculty and students to present their research at professional symposia such as the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting,” said Dr. Steve Martin, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. “Not only does it allow them to share their cutting-edge work with the profession, but also it showcases the very high level of pharmacy practice here in northwest Ohio.”

Giving poster presentations will be:

• Kelly Gaffney, pharmacy student and undergraduate research assistant in the Center for Pharmaceutical Care and Outcomes Research Lab, who will present “Evaluating Patients’ Perceptions of Blister Packs Dispensed in a Community Setting and Its Impact on Their Ddherence.”

• Kevin Omerza, pharmacy student and first-year graduate student, who will discuss “A Qualitative Analysis Assessing Patients’ Perceptions of Services Offered in an Adherence Pharmacy Program.”

• And Tessa Conner, first-year graduate student, who will cover “Cost of Intermittent Participation in Medication Therapy Management.”

Four other presentations will be given by UT students at the conference as well.

“We are lucky here at UT to have outstanding faculty practitioners who provide patient care at our medical center, clinics and outpatient pharmacies,” Martin said.

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