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Pharmacy Professor Elected to Position in APhA

Aug 13, 2009
Kristen Finley, an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Ohio Northern University, has been elected clinical/pharmacotherapeutic member-at-large for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) under their Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APPM) section.

Finley will be inducted into the two-year position at the annual APhA meeting in Washington, D.C., in March 2010.

Finley holds many qualifications for her new position, from mission work in Kenya and Jamaica to serving as co-advisor for ONU's APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists section. Finley believes that her top priorities in her new position should include working to improve evidence-based disease management programs in the community, raising cultural awareness among pharmacists to improve patient care, and encouraging pharmacies to play larger roles in promoting the importance of public health.

"APhA members are recognized in society as essential in all patient-care settings for optimal medication use that improves health, wellness and quality of life," Finley said.

Founded in 1852, APhA is the first-established national professional society of pharmacists. It represents more than 62,000 members, including pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession.