The College of Pharmacy Outstanding Pharmacy Service Award is presented each year to a non-alumnus who has made signifi cant contributions to the UF College of Pharmacy and the profession. This year, the college is proud to present this award to Cristina Medina, Pharm.D.
Dr. Medina received her Pharm D. degree at Nova Southeastern University in 2000. She began her community pharmacy career at CVS/pharmacy prior to graduation, and worked as a community pharmacist, both as a staff pharmacist and pharmacy manager, for a few years before becoming a District Pharmacy Supervisor with CVS/pharmacy. She was promoted to her current role in 2005, and oversees professional and college relations for CVS/pharmacy. Her current responsibilities include overseeing the relationship with nine colleges of pharmacy in Alabama, Florida & Puerto Rico.
She is also responsible for the development and strategy of the pharmacy intern program at CVS/pharmacy in her respective geographical areas. Dr. Medina works very closely with the schools of pharmacy to create internship sites and serves as the liaison between CVS/pharmacy and professional pharmacy associations.
Dr. Medina serves on various Dean’s Advisory Committees, including Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, University of Florida, and Florida A&M University. She serves on Nova Southeastern University’s Committee of Admissions for the College of Pharmacy. She is also a member of the National Advisory Board for the pharmacy journal, Drug Topics. She is the 2009 recipient of the Nova Southeastern College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award.
Dr. Medina lives in Miami with her husband and two children.