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UF Pharmacy Students Earn Top Honors from AMCP Foundation

University of Florida student pharmacists took top honors on April 5 at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s 25th annual meeting in San Diego. The AMCP Foundation presented awards for its National Student Pharmacist Pharmacy &Therapeutics (P&T) Competition and 2013 Best Poster Contest. Thirty-four teams nationally from AMCP Student Pharmacist Chapters entered the P&T competition,…

UF Offers Specialized Pharm.D. Summer Elective Courses Online

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is offering relevant pharmacy electives to student pharmacists at any institution who want to get ahead this summer. Accepted by many top pharmacy schools nationally, UF has six Pharm.D. electives for students to choose from. Taught entirely online, these UF College of Pharmacy electives provide students an opportunity…

Investigating ethnic differences in prostate cancer experiences

Black men have the highest incidence of prostate cancer and die more often of the disease than any other group of American men, yet there are significant differences among black men in terms of quality of life and outcomes. Now, University of Florida researchers are exploring these differences among groups of culturally diverse black men…

Community Health Worker Helps Patients Manage Meds

Through a grant funded by the Florida Department of Health, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy is supporting a new prescription drug management service in Tampa for patients at Hillsboro Specialty Pharmacy. View Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=469jyyNXqcw UF pharmacy researchers hope to reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke for at-risk patients within a community…

Carole Kimberlin Receives APhA “Best Published Paper” Award

The American Pharmacists Association has presented its “best published paper” award to a professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy for her paper examining the pharmacist’s role in patient care. The association selected Carole Kimberlin, Ph.D., FAPhA, in recognition of her paper titled “Patient counseling practices in U.S.…

Teacher of the Year Thomas Smith, Directs Online MS program

Spring term at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy has brought a full round of support from its students and faculty for W. Thomas Smith, Pharm.D., J.D., a clinical associate professor in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. Voted Teacher of the Year, Smith now takes the helm as director of the college’s Online Master of…

Pellegrino Medal Recognizes Contribution to Health Care Ethics

David Brushwood, R.Ph., J.D., a professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, joined the ranks of world-renowned clinical ethicists on April 13, when he was recognized at the 11th annual Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute (HEAL) conference. Sponsored by Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Brushwood received a…

APhA-APRS Research Achievement Award

The American Pharmacists Association on March 9, honored Carole L. Kimberlin, Ph.D., FAPhA, a professor of pharmaceutical Outcomes and policy at the University of Florida, as the 2012 recipient of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) Research Achievement Award. Kimberlin was chosen for her significant contributions to pharmacist-patient communications, and her research impact on…

Preventing Medical Errors in Hospitals through an Endowed Professorship

What kind and how much medication a patient receives can be a matter of life or death. That’s why Bob Crisafi, Ph.D., who received his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Florida in 1956, has spent his career focused on patient safety and the role pharmacists can play in reducing medical error rates in…