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Pharmacy alumna and student receive OSHP awards

An Ohio Northern University pharmacy alumna and an ONU pharmacy student received awards during the 133rd annual Ohio Pharmacist Association (OPA) Conference held April 8-10 in Columbus, Ohio.

 Bethany Murphy, a pharmacy practice resident from Fayetteville, Tenn., received the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP) Resident of the Year Award. Ashley Overy, a fifth-year pharmacy student from Grafton, Ohio, was awarded the Scholarship for Non-Graduating PharmD Students.

The OSHP Resident of the Year award is given to a pharmacy resident who has demonstrated exceptional skills in the area of residency practice. A member of OSHP, OSHP Board of Directors or a local affiliated chapter member must nominate the recipient. In addition to the nomination, the student’s residency director must write a letter of recommendation. Murphy will receive an award plaque, registration to the OSHP Annual Meeting and a one-year OSHP membership.

Overy, recipient of the Scholarship for Non-Graduating PharmD Students, received a $250 scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship must be an outstanding student enrolled in a doctor of pharmacy program at an Ohio-based College of Pharmacy. The student is selected based on academic achievements, leadership abilities, professional activities, references and interest in pharmacy.

Murphy graduated from ONU with a degree in pharmacy in 2010 and currently is completing a one-year post-graduate residency with Ohio Northern’s new employee health and wellness program, ONU HealthWise. She sees patients within the clinic, helps to develop new programs for the clinic, and teaches some pharmacy classes.