UT student wins National Pharmacy Leadership Award

May 8, 2013 | News, UToday, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
By Casey Cheap

Abigail Rabatin, a fifth-year pharmacy student at The University of Toledo, recently was recognized with 11 other students nationwide for her leadership on campus.



She received the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ National Pharmacy Leadership Award for her work experience and leadership position in the UT pharmacy program.

Rabatin, who is from Twinsburg, Ohio, is the president of the UT Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, an alumnus of Delta Delta Delta, and a College of Pharmacy Ambassador. She also has experience as a teaching assistant for a drug information lab.

“I have had a pretty well-rounded experience as a student, doing research, teaching and getting involved with the Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists,” Rabatin said. “Showing you are a person committed to health systems practice as opposed to someone just applying for positions really sets those who won the award apart.”

As president of the Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Rabatin was instrumental in organizing events such as Generation RX, a program that educates residents in nursing homes about some of the most common prescribed medications.

In addition to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists recognition that includes a plaque and mention in the society’s newsletter, winners of the award received a $2,500 cash prize and 10 textbooks that will be needed when Rabatin starts her clinical rotations next year.

“I want to thank the College of Pharmacy and my teachers and advisers,” Rabatin said. “I wouldn’t change any experience or moment of my time at UT.”

When she finishes her residency, Rabatin plans to work in outpatient medicine.

“I would like to be an outpatient clinical pharmacist because they deal with chronic disease,” Rabatin said. “I like the idea of building a relationship with the patients.”

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