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APhA-ASP Chapter Receives National 2010 APhA-ASP CHANCE Award

Feb 26, 2010

Ohio Northern University’s American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) chapter has received the 2010 APhA-ASP Project CHANCE Award to help fund the “Remember Your MEDS: Medication Education Delivers Success” program. Only ten APhA-ASP chapters in the country will be awarded $2,000 for outstanding work.

The ONU chapter is focused on improving medication adherence at Allen County Health Partners in Lima through education, counseling, pill boxes, timers, refrigerator magnet reminders, calendar stickers, handouts, phone calls and text messages.

Kelsey Marvin, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Swanton, Ohio, served as the Project CHANCE chair and was instrumental in ONU garnering the grant for the project. Dr. David Bright, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, and Dr. Kristen Finley, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, share the advisor duties for the ONU chapter.

“This award is such an honor because our pharmacy students were given this amazing opportunity from the American Pharmacists Association to start a new medication program in an environment where individuals are in need of health care,” said Finley. “It is a great way for our profession to help shape the direction of pharmacy practice in the community by educating people on the importance of taking their medications as prescribed.”

The ONU chapter will be recognized at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 APhA-ASP annual meeting and exposition in Washington, D.C., on March 10.