Kelsey Ohman, a fourth-year student at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s Jacksonville campus, is the recipient of the 2018 James B. and Patsey Powers Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes and celebrates Ohman’s demonstration of outstanding academic achievement, contributions to the community through volunteer work and participation in professional and student organizations.
Throughout Ohman’s professional education, she has demonstrated outstanding leadership through her service as Chapter President of the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society as well as Student Council President. In addition to her involvement in these organizations, she is actively involved in the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Rho Chi Honor Society, American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists and the Florida Pharmacy Association.
Recently, she completed 11 months of advanced pharmacy practice rotations at various institutions including UF Health Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic and the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education in Manchester, England. In her free time, she enjoys working as a pharmacy technician/intern at UF Health Jacksonville and volunteering to support the Jacksonville community.
Ohman will continue her pharmacy training as a PGY1 resident at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.
The James B. and Patsey Powers Scholarship was established in 1992 in honor of Mr. Powers’ achievements as the Florida Pharmacy Association executive vice president. In 2003, the Board of Trustees voted to include Patsey, his wife, for her involvement in Florida Pharmacy Association affairs for more than 30 years. The scholarship recipient receives a $1,000 award.