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SOP FACULTY AND STAFF RECOGNITION AND AWARD

SIUE selected by NIH as one of 11 Centers of Excellence in Pain Education:

Chris M. Herndon , PharmD, BCPS, CPE, FASHP is the principal investigator in the approved project to develop an innovative, case‐based, inter‐professional approach to pain through a modular course http://www.nih.gov/news/health/may2012/nih-21.htm

The SIUE School of Pharmacy American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) student chapter received the national runner-up Chapter Achievement Award in the AAA Category (less than 350 students enrolled in a school) at the 2012 APhA Annual meeting in March 2012.

Drs. Joe Schober and Katie Ronald received the SIUE Teaching Recognition Award.

"The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy has achieved a 100% pass rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) during the September 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 testing cycle. The SIUE School of Pharmacy graduates also received a 100% pass rate on the NAPLEX and the MPJE during the May 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011 testing cycle. Congratulations to all the SIUE School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, preceptors and graduates for a job well done!

Scott Bergman's article Interferons as Therapeutic Agents for Infectious Diseases has been published and appeared in a journal published by Elsevier. Co-authors are McKenzie Ferguson and Cathy Santanello .

Dr. Jessica Kerr was awarded the Illinois Pharmacist of the Year Award.

Leslie Harmon (P4) tied for the Best Poster Award. The title of her poster was, "Web-based patient self-care questions." Her co-author was Dr. Miranda Wilhelm

Dr. Amy Carlson (she was Amy Vennell when she was in our program), Resident at the SIUE affiliated residency at St. John's in Springfield, IL, tied for the Best Poster Award. The title of her poster was, "Diabetes care act: Identifying public need." Her co-authors were Drs. Jeanine Cain and Jessica Kerr.

Cody Sandusky and Andrew Schwierjohn, are recipients of the 2011 National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Presidential Scholarship Award. The NCPA Foundation awards this competitive scholarship on the basis of leadership qualities and accomplishments with a demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities. Furthermore, the NCPA Foundation Scholarship Committee regards scholastic and academic success as necessary considerations for the award.

Cody and Andrew will receive their award on Sunday October 9th, 2011 at the NCPA Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The award consists of a monetary award of $2,000 to be applied towards tuition/fees/books, and a $300 award to defray travel costs to the conference.

The National Community Pharmacists Association is the professional organization that represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of independent community pharmacies across the United States.

McKenzie Ferguson , Assistant Professor for Pharmacy Practice, was elected as the Secretary/Treasurer of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Drug Information Practice Network

Jennifer Arnoldi , Clinical Assistant Professor for Pharmacy Practice, was chosen by the SJH residents as Preceptor of the Year for 2010-11.

Renee Segenfredo, Office Support Specialist is the recipient of the June 2011 Employee of the Recognition Award. She was nominated by her Supervisor, Dr. Teri Poirier, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/index.shtml.

1st PLACE STUDENT POSTER (ICHP/MSHP SPRING MEETING)

Erika Hahn, P4 PharmD Cand., received 1st place for her poster presentation at the ICHP/MSHP Spring Meeting on April 15 & 16, 2011.

The Compatibility of a Mixture of Four Ophthalmic Drops Plus Sterile Lidocaine Jelly Used as Preoperative Therapy for Cataract Surgery

Erika L. Hahn PharmD Cand., William L. Neumann Ph.D., Timothy B. McPherson Ph.D., Andrew A. Neath Ph.D., William M. Kolling Ph.D.

Mentor: Dr. William Kolling

2011 CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD

Dr. Gireesh Gupchup was the co-authors on a paper that received the 2011 Clinical Research Paper Award from the American Pharmacists Association for the article entitled, "Depressive symptoms in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the ambulatory setting: opportunities to improve outcomes in the course of routine care."

DENNISON FOSTER AWARD

Dr. Gireesh Gupchup received the Dennison Foster Award for Service to the Profession from the Metro East Pharmacists Association

2011 SIUE TEACHING DISTINCTION AWARD

Dr. Christopher Herndon received the 2011 SIUE Teaching Distinction Award

2011 SIUE TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Dr. Lisa Lubsch received the 2011 SIUE Teaching Excellence Award

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH OF APRIL
RECOGNITION AWARD

Donna Boyer, Office Support Specialist in the School of Pharmacy, is the recipient of the April Employee Recognition Award. She was nominated for the award by Dr. Teri Kerr, and endorsed by her supervisor William Wuller, the Director of Experiential Education in the School of Pharmacy. http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/index.shtml

RECOGNITION AWARD

Chris M. Herndon, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The granting of fellowship reflects the high standards of practice excellence that he has demonstrated."

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH OF MARCH
RECOGNITION AWARD

Rosie Gogue, Office Support Specialist in the School of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, is the recipient of the March Employee Recognition Award. She was nominated for the award by her supervisor and Department Chair, Michael Crider. Please join us in congratulating Rosie as the Employee of the Month for March 2011.

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY WINS NATIONAL AWARD

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is an organization that comprises 3,000 colleges and universities and recognizes 60 accrediting organizations, has recognized the SIUE School of Pharmacy as one of four institutions/programs with the 2011 CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. A team comprising Professors Timpe, Cindy Wuller, Devraj and Luer submitted an application for the award in fall 2010. The cornerstone of the application was our capstone program coordinated by Professor Cindy Wuller. All the efforts of the faculty, staff, students and all the other individuals within and outside SIUE who contribute to make our program excellent allowed the submission of a quality application.

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS

Dr. J. Mark Ruscin received a grant from the Memorial Medical Center Foundation through the SIU School of Medicine for the project entitled, "Impact of resolving medication discrepancies on 30-day readmission rates among seniors."

Kelly Gable, Pharm.D., BCPP received the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of Social Work Humanitarian Award.

"It is such an honor to be recognized for the work that I do in the mental health community. Social service is a passion of mine and being given the opportunity to share this with SIUE pharmacy students is truly a gift." Dr. Kelly Gable

Pharmacy Receives NIH Grant

The School of Pharmacy received an Academic Research Enhancement Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study cancer. The grant for $215,000 will fund a 3-year research project in the lab of Dr. Joseph Schober in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Results of the research will significantly advance understanding of the molecular basis by which cancer cells move during tumor metastasis.