Wilkes University

July

Wilkes Pharmacy Faculty, Alumni and Students Present at the 2015 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting is the largest gathering of academic pharmacy administrators, faculty and staff in the United States. The 2015 Annual Meeting, held in National Harbor, Maryland, was attended by many faculty, alumni and students from Wilkes University.
On Saturday July 12th, Assistant Professors Tom Franko and Erica Hoot and Associate Professor Dan Longyhore presented a poster entitled "Developing an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) to supplement performance-based assessments." On Sunday, there were three poster presentations from Wilkes University. Nathalie Kocon (PharmD 15'), Professor Edward Foote and Experiential Director Shelli Holt-Macey presented the poster "The Impact of Site Requirements on 2014-2015 P4 APPE Students." Dr. Kocon presented this poster based on her work while in school. Her travel was supported by a grant from the mentoring committee at Wilkes University. Also on Sunday, Associate Professors Jon Ference and Dan Longyhore, along with Student Pharmacists Elizabeth Cook and Megan Parsi, presented the poster "The Effect of Framing Relative and Absolute Risk upon Clinical Decision Making in Pharmacy Students". Finally, Assistant Professors Dana Manning, Kimberly Ference and Associate Professor KarenBeth Bohan presented the poster "Comparing the Impact of Pass/Fail Versus
Traditional Letter Grading on Postgraduate Training Rates".
On Sunday evening, Elizabeth Cook (PharmD Candidate, 2016) was honored at a reception for being named a 2015 Walmart Scholar. The goal of the scholarship program is to strengthen the recipient's skills and commitment to a career in academic pharmacy through their participation at the AACP Annual Meeting. Ms. Cook and her faculty mentor, Associate Professor Jennifer Malinowski submitted a lengthy application and letters.

On Tuesday, Dr. KarenBeth Bohan was an invited speaker for the program entitled "Expanding Global Pharmacy Practice: Advanced Experiences". In this platform presentation entitled "Developing a Visiting Scholar Exchange and Pharmaceutical Care Curriculum for Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda", Dr. Bohan shared her experiences with her program to bring Ugandan pharmacists to the U.S. so that they might improve pharmacy education and patient care in Uganda. Dr. Bohan was a 2014 recipient of a Fulbright Specialist Award and frequently takes Wilkes pharmacy students to Africa for a global health rotation.

Dr. KarenBeth Bohan at 2015 AACP Meeting, National Harbor, Maryland.

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Ugandan Pharmacists and 2015 Visiting Scholars Catherine M. Namulindwa and Gonsha Rehema join Dr. KarenBeth Bohan after her presentation at the 2015 AACP Meeting, national Harbor, Maryland. Ugandan Pharmacist

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