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DYC Pharmacy Students Receive Award at National American Pharmacy Association Meeting

Award recipients Lauren Donohue (left) and Meghin Cocca

Buffalo, New York – April 11, 2016 – D’Youville pharmacy students and others from across the country were honored at the annual meeting of the American Pharmacy Association in Baltimore in March for their outstanding efforts in preventing prescription misuse.

Eight regional American Pharmacists Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP) were presented awards with the D’Youville School of Pharmacy taking the award for Region 1.  Each winning chapter received $250.

The recognitions are part of Generation Rx, an ongoing education and outreach initiative created by the Cardinal Health Foundation and the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, in partnership with the American Pharmacists Association. (APhA)

D’Youville students involved with Generation Rx are Meghin Cocca and Lauren Donohue.

The Generation Rx Awards are part of a national competition among AphA-ASP chapters.  In 2015, student pharmacists from 91 chapters conducted more than 1,000 Generation Rx presentations and educated more than 165,000 children, teens, college students and adults. Winning chapters were selected for the collaborative efforts on campus, with pharmacists, community outreach programs and local organizations to expand the breadth and depth of prescription drug misuse education.

The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852 represents more than 63,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession.

The Academy of Student Pharmacist is the student pharmacist section of APhA, representing student pharmacists at every school and college of pharmacy in the U.S and Puerto Rico.


Karen Mildozeniec
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