November 10, 2017
The ASHP Research and Education Foundation will recognize the recipients of the 2017 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards at a special reception held during the ASHP 2017 Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This award program, sponsored by Amgen, Inc., recognizes excellence in pharmacy residency training through recognition of residency programs, preceptors, and new preceptors. The recipients of this award have demonstrated innovation in training pharmacy residents and serve as models for other residency programs and preceptors.
The Program Award will be given to the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program for its outstanding residency program. The other Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award recipients include Emmanuelle Schwartzman, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE® who will be awarded the 2017 Preceptor Award, and Joshua J. Elder, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP, recipent of the 2017 New Preceptor Award.
Dr. Elder is a UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and employee of Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY. “Serving as a preceptor has provided me the opportunity to continue to pay forward what so many mentors have gifted to me along my journey,” said Dr. Elder. “Watching learners grow and flourish has provided invaluable career and life lessons. It is truly a humbling experience to be selected for this honor and will only continue to fuel my drive to train the upcoming generation of clinical pharmacists.”
The awardees will be formally recognized at a reception on December 2, 2017, at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Florida.