Drs. Laura Happe and Patty Taddei-Allen named AMCP Fellows

A pair of faculty members in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy online graduate program have earned Fellow status with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, or AMCP. Laura Happe, Pharm.D., M.P.H., a clinical professor and director of the online program, and Patty Taddei-Allen, Pharm.D., M.B.A., an adjunct clinical assistant professor and a 2007 graduate of the UF College of Pharmacy, were two of six pharmacy professionals recognized as AMCP Fellows this year.

Drs. Taddei-Allen, pictured left, and Happe, pictured right, were conferred as Fellows at the AMCP’s annual meeting in New Orleans, April 15-18.

Happe and Taddei-Allen were honored for their sustained excellence in pharmacy and their exceptional contributions, long-term commitment and active participation in the AMCP. They join a distinguished group of more than 50 pharmacy professionals who have earned the AMCP Fellow Award since 2002.

Happe has been a member of AMCP since 2003. She has served the organization in various roles, including on the schools of pharmacy relations committee, as a diplomat and as a committee member in the Carolinas affiliate. For over a decade, she has worked on the editorial team of the AMCP’s journal, the Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy.

“It has been a privilege for me both personally and professionally to be a member of the AMCP community, not only because of the organization’s mission to advance access to cost-effective medications but because of the mentorship and support of its members,” Happe said. “I am grateful to become a Fellow of AMCP because I believe it will enable me to better support emerging leaders in our profession.”

Taddei-Allen has been an integral part of AMCP for the past 10 years. She has served on the professional practice committee, acted as a diplomat and fulfilled roles as a national and local judge for the AMCP Foundation’s National Student Pharmacist Pharmacy & Therapeutics Competition. For eight years, she has served on the editorial team for the Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy, holding positions as chair and vice-chair. She is currently president of the Florida AMCP affiliate and secretary of AMCP’s Women’s Integration Network.

“Earning AMCP Fellow status signifies an important accomplishment and recognition of my extensive experience and unwavering dedication to advancing managed care pharmacy,” Taddei-Allen said. “Throughout my career, I have consistently advocated for patient-centric care and cost-effective solutions. The designation of FAMCP will allow me to continue to advance my professional goals, which revolve around innovation, accessibility and patient outcomes.”

Happe and Taddei-Allen were conferred as Fellows at the AMCP’s annual meeting in New Orleans, April 15-18.