Pharmacy Student Accolades
Actively engaged in leadership, research, and service, our students have experienced success both within and outside the classroom during the past academic year. Here we highlight some of those remarkable achievements.
Tayla Poretta (P4) was recently honored with the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award. Enrolled in Northeastern’s PharmD/MPH dual degree program, Tayla was nominated by Dr. Mark Yorra for her high level of community engagement and commitment to public health. Tayla has given presentations on opioid addiction and lead contamination. The award was presented by LCDR Juliet Jordan-Joseph, PharmD, from the USPHS, at a private ceremony which included Tayla, her parents, and School of Pharmacy faculty members.
Doctor of Pharmacy students Ester Lee (P3) and Lisa Li (P3) were recently featured in an issue of Inside Patient Care. Their article entitled “Improving Transition of Care: Opportunities for Community Pharmacists”, co-authored by faculty member Todd Brown, MHP, RPh, was the final product of their Capstone research. Due to a rising percentage of hospital readmissions attributed to uncoordinated transition of care, the students propose new requirements and services in the process of transition of care within the first thirty days of a patients’ discharge by involving more community pharmacists that will ultimately improve patient outcomes and financial impact. See article here
Kayla Joyal (PharmD, 2017) was awarded this year’s Compass Award from the Northeastern University Office of Alumni Relations. The Compass Award recognizes exemplary students from the senior class who, during their time on campus, have demonstrated a true dedication to a core set of values: leadership, volunteerism, academic integrity, and commitment to Northeastern. Each year, nine Compass Awards are presented representing the eight undergraduate colleges and the Office of Alumni Relations. Kayla Joyal was chosen on behalf of the School of Pharmacy for her hard work and dedication to her practice.
Heeseon Yeon, Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2018, presented a poster at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Boston in May. Her work entitled “Comparison of Delirium Detection Rates in Dementia vs NonDementia Patients Using FAM-CAM in the Emergency Department” is part of her Capstone project with Associate Professor Jane Saczynski, PhD.