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Pharmacy Student Named to National Council on Pharmacy Management
Ashley Overy, an Ohio Northern University fourth-year pharmacy major from Grafton, Ohio, has been appointed as the national student representative to serve on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ “Council on Pharmacy Management” for the 2010-11 academic year.
The council focuses on professional policies related to the process of leading and directing the pharmacy department in hospitals and health systems. Within the council’s purview are development and deployment of resources, fostering cost-effective use of medicines, payment for services and products, applications of technology in the medication-use process, efficiency and safety of medication-use systems, continuity of care, and related matters.
Kelly Shields, ONU associate professor of pharmacy practice and director of the drug information center, said, “Ashley’s selection for this national committee is a great honor for both her individually and for the Raabe College of Pharmacy. Her selection affirms her dedication and involvement at the campus and state levels. It also highlights the emphasis that the University places on student involvement in organizations and the support provided by faculty and administration to encourage student growth.”
Selection for this position was competitive and recognizes Overy’s passion for health system pharmacy as well as her leadership skills. With the current national focus on health care, the council will be very involved with considering the impact of health care reform on hospitals and health systems this year.