UMKC School of Pharmacy Students Take Top Honors

Chapter continues its national winning streak

UMKC School of Pharmacy students

UMKC School of Pharmacy students landed a number of top awards and were named among the nation’s top American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists chapter at the APhA national convention this spring in Seattle.

The UMKC chapter of the APhA-ASP received a 1st Runner Up in Chapter Achievement — top 7 in the U.S. — out of more than 100 for National Chapter Achievement Award winners 2017-18. Last year and in 2012, the chapter won No. 1.

UMKC also won top individual honors and chapter awards. The UMKC School of Pharmacy chapter includes students and faculty sponsors from all three of its Missouri campuses: in Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield.

Jordyn Williams, a third-year pharmacy student at the UMKC School of Pharmacy in Columbia, captured first place in the APhA-ASP National Patient Counseling Competition. Her national championship in the competition was a first for a UMKC pharmacy student.

Emily Oliver, a third-year pharmacy student at the UMKC School of Pharmacy in Columbia, was honored for her chapter leadership with one of four national APhA-ASP Leadership Awards.

In addition, the UMKC School of Pharmacy received the nation’s top chapter award for its work with the Generation Rx program. The effort is an educational program to increase public awareness of prescription medication abuse. Chapters engage in efforts to encourage the prevention of abusing prescription medications.

The chapter placed second in the nation for its efforts with the Operation Diabetes program. The initiative helps identify individuals within the community with previously undiagnosed diabetes and those at risk of the disease. It placed third in the nation with its Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety program to educate 5th and 6th grade students and their families about the safe use and storage of over-the-counter medicines.

Faculty sponsors of the chapter are Cameron Lindsey, Kathryn Holt and Jordan Rowe of the Kansas City campus; Angela Brownfield and Sarah Cox of the Columbia campus; and Lisa Cillessen and Heather Taylor of the Springfield campus.

UMKC Pharmacy Student Victories
  • 2019 APhA-ASP 1st Runner Up in Chapter Achievement (Top 7 in the U.S.)
  • 2018 APhA-ASP Chapter of the Year (No. 1 in the U.S.)
  • 2017 APhA-ASP 1st Runner Up in Chapter Achievement (Top 7 in the U.S.)
  • 2016 APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Award (Top 4 in the U.S.)
  • 2015 APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Award (Top 4 in the U.S.)
  • 2014 APhA-ASP 1st Runner Up in Chapter Achievement (Top 7 in the U.S.)
  • 2013 APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Award (Top 4 in the U.S.)
  • 2012 APhA-ASP Chapter of the Year (No. 1 in the U.S.)

 

Published: Apr 18, 2019

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