Pharmacy Recognition at Northeastern University’s Innovation and Scholarship Expo
At the 2016 Northeastern University Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE), Doctor of Pharmacy students Kevin DeLeonardo and Alyssa Long received first place honors for their project which was an assessment of pharmacy student didactic and clinical preparedness surrounding LGBT and mental illness patient populations. Overall, their findings indicated that classmates were very knowledgeable about both patient populations, though there was a need for more active learning modules to help students communicate with, care for, and respect patients identifying as LGBT and diagnosed with mental illness. Their research abstract was accepted to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual conference, where they will be presenting their poster in California this July.
Also at the RISE event, an interprofessional student capstone group was selected as a finalist for their work entitled “Interprofessional Education through Simulation”. Student pharmacists Maggie Pham and Sarah Scott worked with several physical therapy students under the advisement of Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences faculty member Jennifer Kirwin, PharmD, and Kristin Greenwood from the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences.